Current Affairs Quiz: February 27, 2019

Current Affairs 27 February 2019 Quiz

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  1. Minister JP Nadda inaugurated the 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Health Minister JP Nadda inaugurated the 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi.
  2. According to Passport index 2019,what is the rank of Indian passport?
    A)52nd
    B)55th
    C)65th
    D)67th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The passport index 2019, which ranks almost 199 countries in the world based on their Visa-Free Scores and their ranking according to the UNDP human development index, shows that Indian passport has steadily strengthened in a period of 5 years from rank 77 in 2015 to 67 in 2019.In the year 2018, it was 1 point higher with 68 ranks.
  3. According to Inclusive Internet Index(3i) prepared by the Economic Intelligence Unit for Facebook,what is the rank of India in the overall “Inclusive Internet Index 2019” score?
    A)45th
    B)47th
    C)49th
    D)52nd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India ranked 47th in the overall “inclusive Internet Index 2019” score while Sweden topped the chart, followed by Singapore and the US, a Facebook led study has revealed. According to the Inclusive Internet Index(3i) prepared by the Economic Intelligence Unit for Facebook, there are demonstrable benefits from comprehensive female e-inclusion policies, digital skills programmes and targets for women and girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  4. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard in which city/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Varanasi
    C)Gwalior
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard in NewDelhi. The Dashboard has been launched to keep people informed about the work going on in the Railways across the country.

  5. Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has approved the construction of how many more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban)?
    A)570574
    B)548754
    C)550658
    D)560695
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has approved the construction of 560695 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban).

  6. India successfully test fired a quick reaction surface to air missile(QRSAM) in which state?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Punjab
    C)Odisha
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India successfully test fired a quick reaction surface to air missile(QRSAM) off the coast of Odisha. Two quick reaction surface missile were tested by the DRDO. The missile is being developed by DRDO for the Indian Army.

  7. In which state,monkeys have again been declared vermin for the next one year in 11 districts?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Haryana
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Monkeys have again been declared vermin for the next one year in 11 districts‘ 91 tehsils and sub-tehsils of Himachal Pradesh.
  8. Recently,RBI extended deadline for compliance with KYC norms,for prepaid payment instruments(PPI) issuers.by how many months?
    A)5 months
    B)3 months
    C)9 months
    D)6 months
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a relief to e-wallet companies,RBI extended by 6 months the deadline for compliance with KYC norms,for prepaid payment instruments(PPI) issuers. The earlier deadline was February 28.

  9. Who won Cannes International Open Chess?
    A)Sandipan Chanda
    B)Krishna Sasikaran
    C)Vishwanathan Anand
    D)Abhijeet Gupta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Cannes International Open after taking an easy draw with Pier Luigi Basso of Italy in the ninth and final round that concluded recently. Earlier this year, Abhijeet had also tied for the first place at the Delhi International open in January.

  10. Who became the first bowler to bag 4 wickets off successive deliveries in T20 internationals?
    A)Umesh Yadav
    B)Jasprit Bumrah
    C)Rashid Khan
    D)M Stoines
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Leg-spinner Rashid Khan became the first bowler to bag 4 wickets off successive deliveries in T20 internationls.. Rashid’s impressive bowling performance in the third and final game also helped Afghanistan sweep the T20I series against Ireland in Dehradun.

  11. Who became first Asian side in the world to beat South Africa in their home conditions?
    A)SriLanka
    B)India
    C)Pakistan
    D)Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sri lanka became the first Asian side in the world to beat South Africa in their home conditions. The Lankans completed a 2-0 sweep against the Proteas, bagging an 8-wicket win in the second Test at Port Elizabeth.

  12. Recently,which cricketer was banned from all cricket related activities for two years after violating ICC Anti corruption code?
    A)Ricky Ponting
    B)Sanath Jayasuria
    C)Rahul Dravid
    D)VVS Laxman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sanath Jayasuriya was banned from all cricket related activities for two years after the former Sri Lanka skipper admitted to breaching Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the ICC Ani corruption code. As a result of the admissions, he has accepted a sanction of a two-year period of ineligibility.

  13. Who was appointed as new chairman of National Book Trust?
    A)Ajit Tyagi
    B)Rahul Updhayay
    C)Hari Omkar Singh
    D)Govind Prasad Sharma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Book Trust(NBT) has appointed educationist and author Govind Prasad Sharma as its new Chairman.
  14. Which organisation got the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015 for their contribution to rural development, education, development of natural resources?
    A)Dev Singh Trust
    B)Satyajeet Rai Foundation
    C)Sasakawa Trust
    D)Vivkekananda Kendra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Gandhi Peace Prize for 4 years from 2015 to 2018.Vivkekananda Kenra ,Kanyakumari got the award for 2015 for their contribution to rural development, education, development of natural resources.
    For 2016, it has been jointly given to Akshaya Patra foundation for its contribution in providing mid-day meals to children and Sulabh International for improving the condition of sanitation and emancipation of manual scavengers.
    Ekal Abhiyan Trust has won the award for 2017 for their contribution in providing education to rural and tribal children in remote areas, rural empowerment, gender, and social equality.
    Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organisation for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa has been honoured with Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018 for his role in leprosy eradication.
  15. Who was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the FMSCI annual awards Mumbai?
    A)Rahul Singhnnia
    B)Rangul Rngaswamy
    C)K Sathsivam
    D) G.R. Karthikeyan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    G.R. Karthikeyan, father of India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan, was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the FMSCI annual awards Mumbai.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Book Trust?
    A)Kolkata
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of ICC?
    A)NewYork
    B)Dubai
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

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