Current Affairs Quiz: February 22, 2018

Current Affairs 22 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been appointed as the head of the 5 member committee formed by the government to look into rising bank frauds and strengthening SWIFT system?
    A) Nandkumar Saravade
    B) Y H Malegam
    C) Bharat Doshi
    D) S Rama
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In the wake of the Rs 11,300 crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank, the Reserve Bank of India has constituted a five member panel under former board member Y H Malegam to look into the wide divergence by banks in asset classification and provisioning and reasons for frauds and measures to prevent it and also asked them to strengthen the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) operating environment.
  2. What is the total budget allocation to NITI Aayog for the year 2018-19?
    A) Rs 279.79 crore
    B) Rs 459.55 crore
    C) Rs 519.19 crore
    D) Rs 339.65 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Allocations for the Ministry of Planning, which is embodied by the NITI Aayog, have increased by more than 20% over last year i.e. to Rs 339.65 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 279.79 crore in 2017-18.
  3. The Government of India has decided to set up NITI Forum for North-East to formulate roadmap for sustainable growth in NER. The forum will be co-chaired by Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh and __________
    A) Amitabh Kant
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Rajiv Kumar
    D) Ramesh Chand
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Government has issued order setting up the ‘Niti Forum for North-East’. The forum will be co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Mr Rajiv Kumar and Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh.
  4. What is the rank of India among 52 low-middle income countries having highest infant mortality rates as per the recent report by UNICEF?
    A) 12th
    B) 9th
    C) 27th
    D) 20th
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    According to a report by UNICEF, India ranks 12th among 52 low-middle income countries having highest infant mortality rates with over six lakh children dying within the first month of their birth in 2016.
  5. Which state government has announced a new health policy to make vaccination certificate mandatory for school admission from next session?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Kerala
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Kerala Government has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions from next academic year onwards. Parents will have to show details of shots given to children at the time of enrolment in schools. The move comes in the wake of stiff opposition from certain communities against the vaccination drive.
  6. The National Housing Bank (NHB) has given its approval for the merger of Capital First Ltd. with which of the following banks?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) IDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The regulator National Housing Bank (NHB) has approved the merger of Capital First along with Capital Home Finance and Capital First Securities Limited with IDFC Bank.
  7. Which among the following missions has been launched by the Delhi government to improve the learning skills of children studying in state and municipal-run schools?
    A) Mission Buniyaad
    B) Mission Aadhaar
    C) Mission Neev
    D) Mission Nirmal
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi government announced the launch of “Mission Buniyaad” for improving learning skills of children studying in state and municipal-run schools. Under the programme which will run from April to June for Class 3 to 5 in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools and for Class 6 to 8 in government’s schools, children will undergo a reading level assessment based on which they will be enrolled in specialised “Mission Buniyaad” classes.
  8. Who has been appointed as the head of the committee constituted by the government to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighbouring states?
    A) Amitabh Kant
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Rajiv Kumar
    D) Ramesh Chand
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre has constitued a committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighbouring states .
  9. MLA Kalyan Singh passed away recently. He was a member of which political party?
    A) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    B) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
    C) Communist Party of India (CPI)
    D) Indian National Congress (INC)
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kalyan Singh has passed away. He was suffering from cancer since last three years.
  10. The Central Government has announced to set up a defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand at a total investment of Rs _______ crore
    A) Rs 50,000 crore
    B) Rs 40,000 crore
    C) Rs 10,000 crore
    D) Rs 20,000 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Two defence industrial corridors were announced in the Union Budget 2018-19. PM Narendra Modi announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand — a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh — that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.
  11. Who among the given has recently launched a new political party named Makkal Needhi Maiam?
    A) Chiranjeevi
    B) Kamal Haasan
    C) Raj Babbar
    D) Rajinikanth
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (people justice centre) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He also unfurled his party’s flag, which has six hands – three in red and three in white – joined together around a star on a white background.
  12. Three ace badminton players have been made the incharge to superhead the Indian badminton team’s campaign at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Who among the listed players is not among the three?
    A) Kidambi Srikanth
    B) PV Sindhu
    C) Parupalli Kashyap
    D) Saina Nehwal
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s highest ranked men’s singles player Kidambi Srikanth and Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will lead the country’s challenge in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which is slated to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4.
  13. Which among the given countries has achieved the top rank in the list of the countries having highest infant mortality rates according to UNICEF?
    A) Iceland
    B) Singapore
    C) Estonia
    D) Japan
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance of survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds with Japan being ranked first and Pakistan being ranked last. 
  14. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has collaborated with which technology giant to take up innovative pilot IT projects in the state?
    A) Facebook India
    B) Google
    C) Amazon
    D) Microsoft
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Facebook India will work with the Andhra Pradesh government in order to take up innovative pilot projects in the state. Both of then have decided to work on providing internet facility to every household through fiber grid project, internet, WiFi, and TV services at nominal cost of Rs 149.
  15. The 2018 India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) has been organized in which city?
    A) Dubai
    B) Wellington
    C) Colombo
    D) Kathmandu
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A three-day India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) of India began in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. It is being organized by Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) with the support of Union Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  16. The state government of Maharashtra has recently signed an MoU with the Ministry of Railways to set up a rail coach factory in which city?
    A) Kolhapur
    B) Latur
    C) Lonavala
    D) Amravati
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Railways and the Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a rail coach factory at Latur, Maharashtra. The project aims to generate direct employment to thousands and manifold indirect employment opportunities in Marathwada, one of the most backward regions of the state.
  17. Garuda Shakti is an annual military exercise of Indian Army and Army of _________
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Indonesia
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Vietnam
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Indian and Indonesian armies began the sixth edition of their annual military exercise named ‘Garuda Shakti’ in Bandung, Indonesia. The exercises will include experience sharing in counter-terrorism operations, close quarter combat, and other areas of special operations.
  18. Name the new app launched by google which combines its previous two payment services named Google Wallet and Android Pay into a single app.
    A) Google Mix
    B) Google Send
    C) Google Pay
    D) Google Induct
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Google announced the launch of a unified payment service app for its Google Pay platform. Google Pay will combine the features of the already existing Google Wallet and Android Pay. The app provides a simple interface where the user is allowed to store credit and debit card details, loyalty programs and other such linked payment services.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Union Minister of Textile?
    A) Smriti Irani
    B) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    C) V K Singh
    D) Harsh Vardhan
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      Option A
  2. Who is the Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Industry?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Dharmendra Pradhan
    C) Suresh Prabhu
    D) Thawar Chand Gehlot
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      Option C
  3. What does S stands for in SWIFT in terms of global inter-bank transaction?
    A) Social
    B) Society
    C) Server
    D) Securities
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    SWIFT- Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
  4. Who is the President of Indonesia?
    A) Tran Dai Quang
    B) Norodom Sihamoni
    C) Najib Razak
    D) Joko Widodo
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital- Jakarta
    Currency-Indonesian rupiah

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