Current Affairs Quiz: February 28, 2018

Current Affairs 28 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Rashid Khan who is set to become the youngest captain in the history of international cricket, plays for which country?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    At 19 years of age, highly-rated Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is set to become the youngest captain in the history of international cricket. The World’s No.1 ODI and Twenty20 International bowler, Rashid will lead Afghanistan.
  2. According to the 12th Economic Survey of Bihar, the state has recorded growth rate of ____ percent in 2016-2017, which is higher than the national average.
    A) 7.9 %
    B) 8.2%
    C) 10.3 %
    D) 9.6%
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Bihar clocked a growth rate of 10.3 per cent in 2016-2017 as against 7.5 per cent in the corresponding fiscal a year ago, riding largely on the back of the services sector, according to the latest Economic Survey tabled in the Bihar Assembly. Bihar’s growth rate is higher than that of the national average of 7.0 per cent.
  3. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched the Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chandigarh
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched the first of its kind Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre at Old Civil Air Terminal in Chandigarh. Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the ceremony.
  4. Kanakalata Mohanty passed away recently. He was a renowned author of which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Marathi
    C) Bengali
    D) Odia
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent Odia writer Kanakalata Mohanty passed away. Mohanty is the author of 12 novels and more than a 100 short stories. Her novels Ete Andhara, Kete Jwala and Anuradha shot her into the limelight in the 1960s.
  5. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Inclusive Internet Index?
    A) 25
    B) 39
    C) 47
    D) 54
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked 47th out of 86 countries on the Inclusive Internet Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which was commissioned by Facebook.
  6. As per the latest announcement, RBI has refused to extend the deadline fixed at ______ for mandatory  KYC-compliance by prepaid wallet customers
    A) February 28
    B) March 1
    C) April 30
    D) April 1
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said there would not be any extension to the February 28 deadline for mandatory KYC-compliance by prepaid wallet customers.However, customers who have balances in such wallets or prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) need not worry about their money even if they do not do the KYC (know-your- customer) norms, the central bank said.
  7. Who has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV?
    A) Rahul Mahajan
    B) Vijay Goelindian
    C) Navin Agarwal
    D) Rahul Bhatnagar
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Television journalist Rahul Mahajan has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the television channel Rajya Sabha TV.
  8. Name the King of Jordan who was on a three days visit to India recently
    A) Hani Al-Mulki
    B) Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein
    C) Abd Allah Siraj
    D) Umayya Toukan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein arrived in India for a three-day visit. Defence, security and investments are going to be the key areas of discussion on the bilateral agenda.
  9. The Reserve Bank has recently raised the exposure  limit for trading in currency derivatives on stock exchanges, for both resident and non-resident Indians, to ______ million
    A) $200 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $75 million
    D) $100 million
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank raised the exposure limit under exchange traded currency derivatives (ETCD) trading for residents and foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to USD 100 million across all currency pairs involving the Indian rupee.
  10. Recently the government has launched an idea competition named ________for the redevelopment of 635 railway stations across India.
    A) AKSHARA
    B) DARPAN
    C) SRIJAN
    D) SUDHAAR
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to redevelop over 600 major railway stations across the nation, an idea competition ‘SRIJAN’ (Station Rejuvenation through Joint Action) has been launched at MyGov portal since January 26, 2018, by Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC). All stakeholders like railway passengers, architects, urban planners, engineers are allowed to send their ideas and the last date to submit the entries is March 26, 2018.
  11. The government of which state has launched the scheme Khusi to provide free sanitary pads to the school girls of the state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharshtra
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government launched a scheme ‘Khushi’ to provide free sanitary pads to 17 lakh girl students across the state. The free sanitary napkin scheme is launched for girl students from Class 6 to 12 in all the government and government-aided schools in the state.
  12. Which country has topped in the 2018 Inclusive Internet Index?
    A) United States
    B) Sweden
    C) Singapore
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Sweden took the first place, followed by Singapore and the US.
  13. The Indian Navy will host the biennial multinational naval event ‘Milan 2018’ in which of the following places?
    A) Silvassa
    B) Pondicherry
    C) Kavaratti
    D) Port Blair
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian military’s Andaman and Nicobar Command is going to host biennial multinational naval event ‘Milan-2018’ at Port Blair from March 6 to March 13 with the underlying theme of “friendship across the seas”.
  14. Technology giant Google has collaborated with which bank to integrate its UPI based mobile app ‘Tez’ to provide smoother access to bank’s customers?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Google announced a deeper integration with the State Bank of India (SBI) for its digital payment app “Tez” that will allow users to now create a SBI UPI Id — @oksbi and get access to exclusive offers for the SBI customers. “Tez” is built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), allowing users make payments from their bank accounts to other accounts from over 70 UPI-enabled banks.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Jordan?
    A) Dinar
    B) Rial
    C) Peso
    D) Ruble
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital – Amman
  2. Who is the Chief of Naval Staff?
    A) Dhruv Dhiman
    B) Sunil Lanba
    C) Ashok Kumar
    D) Ajit Kumar
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Who is the Chairman of the Airport Authority of India?
    A) Anuj Aggarwal
    B) A.K. Dutta
    C) Guruprasad Mohapatra
    D) B.S. Bhullar
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. Who is the Union Minister of Civil Aviation?
    A) Narendra Singh Tomar
    B) Anant Geete
    C) Ajit Singh
    D) Ashok Gajapathi Raju
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency

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