Current Affairs Quiz: February 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the listed railway stations has become India’s first all-women railway station in the main line category of the Indian Railways?
    A) Gandhi Nagar
    B) Alwar
    C) Bandikui
    D) Phulera
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Gandhi Nagar of Jaipur, Rajasthan became country’s first all-women railway station in the main line category of the Indian railways. Gandhi Nagar railway station has a footfall of nearly 7000 passengers per day and of the 50 trains which pass by, 25 trains halt.
  2. The Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank has become the fourth entity to commence operations as a payments bank with effect from February 22, 2018. Which is the first bank to do so?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) India Post Payments Bank
    C) FINO Payments Bank
    D) Airtel Payments Bank
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank became the fourth such entity to begin operations since issuance of licenses to 11 firms by RBI in August 2015. Telecom major Bharti Airtel was the first to begin the payments bank operations in November 2016. Other two such banks are Paytm Payments Bank and India Post Payments Bank.
  3. Who among the following female Indian Air Force officer has become country’s first woman to fly fighter jet, MiG-21 aircraft, solo?
    A) Nivedita Choudhary
    B) Priya Jhingan
    C) Avani Chaturvedi
    D) Punita Arora
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Air Force officer Avani Chaturvedi has become the country’s first woman to fly a fighter jet solo, as she operated Russian-made MiG-21 aircraft in her first training sortie. She is one of the three from the first women-batch inducted into IAF fighter stream in 2016. Notably, women are barred from combat roles in the Army and Navy.
  4. What is the new interest rate applicable on deposits in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for the year 2017-18?
    A) 8.45%
    B) 8.55%
    C) 8.65%
    D) 8.75%
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has reduced the interest rate on deposits to 8.55% for 2017-18 from 8.65% for 2016-17 following a general decline in interest rates. The move will affect around 6 crore subscribers and leave EPFO with a surplus of Rs 586 crore against Rs 695 crore in the previous financial year.
  5. Name the mobile App launched during the UP Investors Summit enabling the people to avail the public services from home
    A) e-Sugam
    B) e-Ekta
    C) e-Suvidha
    D) e-Saathi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    At the UP Investors Summit, the government launched a mobile application – e-Saathi. Through the app, people will be able to avail public services sitting at home. The state government was working to double the capacity of seats in skill development from 500 to 1,000.
  6. When is the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) observed?
    A) February 21
    B) February 20
    C) February 22
    D) February 23
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.
  7. What is the rank of India among the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA) in the year 2017 as per a recent report?
    A) 6th
    B) 9th
    C) 7th
    D) 10th
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a report, nearly 40 per cent of over 53,000 cyber attacks in India occurred in the financial services sector during 2017, placing it at the 7th spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA)
  8. The nuclear-capable medium range missile Prithvi – II which was recently test fired successfully by the Indian Army is _________ type of missile
    A) surface to air
    B) surface to surface
    C) air to surface
    D) air to air
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable medium range surface to surface missile Prithvi-II off the Odisha coast. Prithvi-II, which has a strike range of 350 km, is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
  9. How much amount has been contributed by the Government of India as relief package for the Pacific Ocean Kingdom of Tonga that was recently devastated by Cyclone Gita?
    A) $ 1 million
    B) $ 1.5 million
    C) $ 0.5 million
    D) $ 2 million
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    According to United Nations (UN), India is contributing $1 million for relief efforts in the Pacific Ocean Kingdom of Tonga that was devastated by Cyclone Gita last week. Of that $500,000 would be given as immediate relief to Tonga and another $500,000 would be allocated to it from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (I-UNDPF).
  10. Name the bank which has acquired 26% percent stake in Equirus Capital?
    A) IDFC Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Private sector lender Federal Bank made its foray into investment banking by acquiring a minority 26 per cent stake in Equirus Capital, a boutique investment bank. It would widen the product offerings to a spectrum of wholesale clients by offering comprehensive financial solutions.
  11. K Kunjiraman Panoor who passed away due to old-age was a renowned _______ writer and civic rights activist.
    A) Telugu
    B) Malayalam
    C) Kannada
    D) Tamil
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran author and civic rights activist K Panoor has passed away owing to age related illness. An author of many articles and books, which also included ‘Ha Naxalbari’ and ‘Keralathile America’, he was honoured by Kerala Sahithya Akademi in 2006, considering his comprehensive contribution to literature.
  12. The UP Investors Summit 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Agra
    C) Varanasi
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    UP Investors Summit 2018 was held in Lucknow from February 21-22
  13. What was the theme of the 2018 International Mother Language Day (IMLD)?
    A) Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education
    B) Books for Mother-Tongue Education
    C) Our Languages, Our Assets
    D) Inclusion In and Through Education
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The theme of International Mother Language Day 2018 is “Our languages, our assets.”

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Which is the wrong statement regarding Payments Bank?
    A) Payments bank can give loans
    B) They can accept demand deposits with a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per customer
    C) It can issue debit cards
    D) The bank can act as business correspondent to another bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    A payments bank is not allowed to give loans. It is authorised to accept demand deposits with a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per customer. It can issue debit cards but not credit cards. Besides, it can also act as a business correspondent to another bank. 
  2. The Indian Army’s MiG-21 aircraft has been developed by which country?
    A) United States
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option B

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