Current Affairs Quiz: February 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. The ICSB International Conference on Sustainable Biofuel 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A two- day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels is jointly being organized by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (GOI) on behalf of Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform in New Delhi.
  2. The DRDO successfully conducted the test flight of its long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named _______ on February 25, 2018
    A) Rustom 1
    B) Rustom 2
    C) Rustom 3
    D) Rustom 4
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s premier defence research institute Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out “successful” test flight of its Rustom 2 drone, a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), at Chalakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.
  3. Who among the following has become the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup held in Melbourne?
    A) Aruna Budda Reddy
    B) Pranati Nayak
    C) Dipa Karmakar
    D) J. J. Shobha
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Aruna Budda Reddy became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne by securing bronze in the women’s vault.
  4. The 15th edition of BioAsia took place in which city?
    A) Adilabad
    B) Nizamabad
    C) Warangal
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    15th edition of BioAsia, the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, was held from 22nd – 24th February, 2018 in Hyderabad.
  5. Which city hosted the seventh meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kathmandu
    C) Patan
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The seventh meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations began in Kathmandu, Nepal. The two-day meeting will mainly focus on the 1950 treaty, border issues, and trade and transit, according to a member of the group.
  6. Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away recently. She was conferred with which among the given civilian award for her contribution to the entertainment industry?
    A) Padma Bhushan
    B) Bharat Ratna
    C) Padma Shri
    D) Padma Vibhushan
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, has passed away in Dubai. She was 54. A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”. In 2013, the Government of India awarded Sridevi the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian accolade for her contributions to the entertainment industry. 
  7. Recently, the scientists have discovered a new plant species from two protected National Parks in the state of West Bengal. The newly found species has been named after whom?
    A) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    B) Homi Bhabha
    C) C. V. Raman
    D) Vikram Sarabhai
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India have identified a new plant species from two protected National Parks in West Bengal. Named Drypetes kalamii, it is a small shrub found to be shorter version of its close relative Drypetes ellisii. The plant is named after former President Abdul Kalam.
  8. Who among the following has won the 2018 Austrian Open International Challenge (Badminton)?
    A) Chetan Anand
    B) H. S. Prannoy
    C) Parupalli Kashyap
    D) Ajay Jayaram
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia’s June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men’s singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge (Badminton), his first international title in over three years.
  9. Name the first ever Indian Athlete who has been banned by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) for the possession of an illegal drug
    A) Jagtar Singh
    B) Jithin Paul
    C) Gopal Saini
    D) Shivnath Singh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), for the first time in Indian sport, has banned an athlete for the possession of an illegal drug. The disciplinary committee handed over a suspension of four years to hurdler Jithin Paul.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the CEO of National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)?
    A) Sir Craig Reedie
    B) Navin Agarwal
    C) Vijay Goelindian
    D) Rahul Bhatnagar
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    National Anti-Doping Agency also referred to as NADA is the national organisation responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
  2. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was formed in which year?
    A) 1958
    B) 1955
    C) 1952
    D) 1950
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency of the Republic of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organisation.
  3. The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is located in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Lucknow
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Botanical Survey of India (BSI), founded 13 February 1890, is Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’s organization for survey, research and conservation of plant resources, flora and endangered species of India

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