Current Affairs Quiz: February 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled Exam Warriors, a stress buster for students?
    A) Sushma Swaraj
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Smriti Irani
    D) Pranab Mukherjee
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new book – Exam Warriors – launched aims to help students breeze through their examinations. The book reportedly urges young students to tackle their examinations with zeal and energy. Modi has constantly reiterated the fact the exams should be viewed as ‘festivals’ in order to reduce stress, on his monthly talk show – Mann ki Baat.
  2. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
    A) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    B) N K Sinha
    C) Neelam Kapur
    D) Siddhanth Das
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Senior-most Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Neelam Kapur was appointed Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI). She is at present the Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP). It is for the first time that an IIS officer has been appointed as SAI chief.
  3. Indian Railways has planned to set up a massive rail coach factory in which district of Marathwada region in Maharashtra?
    A) Latur
    B) Nanded
    C) Aurangabad
    D) Parbhani
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the Railways will set up a coach factory in Maharashtra’s Latur district. The new coach plant will create an industrial ecosystem in the drought-prone region boosting shift from agriculture to industry.
  4. The Government of India has made PAN mandatory for any entity entering into a financial transaction of Rs 2.5 lakh or more with effect from ______
    A) June 1
    B) July 1
    C) March 1
    D) April 1
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has made Permanent Account Number (PAN) mandatory for any entity conducting financial transactions of ₹2.5 lakh or more. Adding that an Aadhaar-like identity number is being developed for enterprises, the government said PAN will also be used as a Unique Entity Number for non-individuals from April 1.
  5. Ghodazari has achieved the status of a new wildlife sanctuary recently. The newly approved sanctuary is located in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Uttar Pradedesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as a new wildlife sanctuary in the state. The sanctuary, in the North East of Tadoba, will include 159 sq km of Brahmapuri forest.
  6. Name the first Indian to be honored with the WHO’s prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize
    A) Dinesh Arora
    B) V. K. Saraswat
    C) Vinod Paul
    D) Rajiv Kumar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    In a first for an Indian, NITI Aayog Member Vinod Paul has been chosen to receive WHO’s prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize for his services in the field of family health.
  7. The Government of India has announced the world’s largest healthcare scheme covering more than 100 million poor families of the country. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs ______ would be made available every year to the poor families towards healthcare
    A) Rs 5,00,000
    B) Rs 1,00,000
    C) Rs 2,50,000
    D) Rs 1,50,000
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India announced a national healthcare scheme for half a billion of its poorest citizens in a major giveaway to voters in the final budget before a general election. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India’s most vulnerable families would be able to access up to Rs 500,000 a year for hospital cover through the initiative. The government currently provides 30,000 rupees towards healthcare for poor families, but that sum is insufficient to cover most medical procedures.
  8. Who has been conferred with the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman?
    A) Nand Bhardwaj
    B) Rahmat Tarikere
    C) Waryam Singh Sandhu
    D) Shesh Anand Madhukar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year’s Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
  9. Which country has created Guinness World Record by launching world’s longest zip line?
    A) Switzerland
    B) China
    C) United Arab Emirates
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kms in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah.
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games (KISG) recently. Which among the following statements is/are not true regarding KISG?
    I Khelo India is an U-19 age category event
    II The KISG will be held across 16 disciplines annually
    III 1,000 best athletes at the Khelo India Games will get scholarship of Rs 5 lakh for 8 years
    A) Only I
    B) Both I & III
    C) Only III
    D) All Are Correct
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Khelo India Games and said it was the first step towards making the country a strong contender at the Olympic level. A revamped version of the original National School Games, Khelo India is an U-17 event which will feature only 16 disciplines which have been identified as most likely to win medals at the Olympic Games. The best 1,000 athletes at the Khelo India Games will get scholarship of Rs 5 lakh every year for a period of eight years.
  11. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Home Ministry for construction of infrastructure for Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)?
    A) ₹369.84 crore
    B) ₹351.99 crore
    C) ₹370.10 crore
    D) ₹345.50 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Laying emphasis on building infrastructure along the Indo-Pak and Sino-India borders, the government has sanctioned total of ₹369.84 crore to the BSF and the ITBP for construction of bunkers and special climate- controlled huts in forward areas. BSF, ITBP will build bunkers, fortify border out-posts and construct special climate- controlled huts.
  12. Which country’s Parliament has recently passed a bill to make its National Anthem gender-neutral?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Canada
    C) Denmark
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Canada’s Upper House of Parliament has passed a bill to modify the country’s national anthem in a bid to make it gender-neutral. The words “thy sons command” in the second line of the anthem will be replaced with “all of us command”. The bill requires royal assent by Governor General Julie Payette to become law.
  13. Which Indian state has won the 2018 Geospatial World Excellence Award?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Odisha has bagged ‘Geospatial World Excellence Award-2018’ for successful IT application for tracking of mineral production, dispatch and value accrued on real-time basis through its i3MS web-based software.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)?
    A) R K Pachnanda
    B) Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
    C) K K Sharma
    D) O P Singh
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. Who is the controlling Authority of the Indian Information Service (IIS)
    A) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
    B) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    C) Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
    D) Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Who is the Director General of the World Health Organization?
    A) Irina Bokova
    B) Peter Sutherland
    C) Roberto Azevedo
    D) Tedros Adhanom
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Headquarter-Geneva, Switzerland
  4. NITI Aayog was founded in which year?
    A) 2013
    B) 2014
    C) 2015
    D) 2012
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    January 1, 2015
  5. The 10th edition of Geospatial World Forum was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Gurgaon
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 10th edition of Geospatial World Forum successfully concluded after week-long collective discussions and engaging interactions in Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 15-19 January 2018.

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