Current Affairs Quiz: February 4, 2018

Current Affairs 4 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. The two days Global Investors’ Summit 2018 was held in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day Global Investors’ Summit ‘Advantage Assam’ in Guwahati, Assam, a first of its kind initiative in the northeast. The two-day event, started on 3rd Feb, will showcase the state’s manufacturing opportunities and geostrategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors.
  2. When is the World Wetlands Day observed?
    A) February 1
    B) January 31
    C) January 30
    D) February 2
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then.
  3.  Name the campaign recently launched by the Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change to sensitise the people about the dangers of global warming and climate change
    A) Green Climate Action
    B) Quality Action for Greenary
    C) Green Good Deeds
    D) Combat Global Warming with Green Movement
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched  ‘Green Good Deeds’ campaign. The campaign launched by the ministry aims to sensitise the people and students, in particular, about climate change and global warming. Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan appealed to the teaching community to join the campaign. He said, a mobile application named Dr Harsh Vardhan developed to reach out to people across India on the campaign, has also been launched recently.
  4. Who has been conferred with the Lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films?
    A) Anwar Jamal
    B) Shyam Benegal
    C) Kabir Khan
    D) Gauhar Raza
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal was conferred with V Shantaram Lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films. The filmmaker was honoured with the award for his outstanding contribution in the field of feature and documentary films. The award carries a trophy, a citation and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
  5. The 2nd edition of Nobel Prize Series India 2018 has been inaugurated in which Indian state?
    A) Goa
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Karnataka
    D) Haryana
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 2nd edition of ‘Nobel Prize Series India 2018 with a theme Science Impact Lives’ and the ‘Nobel Science Exhibition and the India Science Exhibition: Ideas Changes the world’ was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in Goa.
  6. The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has entered into US $ 375 million loan agreement with which financial institution for the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)?
    A) World Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation
    : Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a project agreement with the World Bank, even as the latter entered into a US $ 375 million loan agreement with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
  7. India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs), launched on February 3, has been developed jointly by CRISIL and ________
    A) RBI
    B) EXIM
    C) SIDBI
    D) NABARD
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises ( MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI. CriSidEx is a composite index based on a diffusion index of 8 parameters and measures MSE business sentiment on a scale of 0 (extremely negative ) to 200 ( extremely positive).
  8. Name the theme state for the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The annual Surajkund crafts mela has begun in Faridabad, Haryana. Uttar Pradesh, which is the theme state for the first time, is focusing on religious tourism, rural tourism and spiritual tourism apart from showcasing its art, culture and heritage in the mela. Kyrgyzstan is the Partner Nation for 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018.
  9. Leading Indian player Saurav Ghosal is related with which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Tennis
    C) Golf
    D) Squash
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India’s leading squash player, Saurav Ghosal jumped five places to No 14 to become the highest ranked Indian in the latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings released. Ghosal beat Joshna Chinappa who slipped three places to No 17 while Dipika Pallikal Karthik remained on 20. 
  10. Which among the following countries has launched the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a micro-satellite into orbit?
    A) Germany
    B) United States of America
    C) China
    D) Japan
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a micro-satellite into orbit, following a failed attempt and several postponements over the last year. 
  11. What was the theme of the World Wetlands Day 2018?
    A) Wetlands For Our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods
    B) Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
    C) Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future
    D) Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The theme of World Wetlands Day 2018 is “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”.
  12. In an effort to strengthen its partnership with UNOSSC, the Government of India has contributed an additional fund of $ _______ million
    A) $ 2 million
    B) $ 1.5 million
    C) $ 2.5 million
    D) $ 1 million
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India has contributed an additional $1 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund earmarked for South-South cooperation. India has pledged a multi-year contribution of $100 million to the fund established in June 2017, according to the UNOSSC, and has already provided $6 million within the seven months since its launch. The fund focuses on the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
  13. India defeated which country to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup Final 2018?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) Pakistan
    D) South Africa
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the record fourth time. They defeated Australia by eight wickets at bay oval at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand, who were also eyeing the title for the fourth time. India achieved the target of 217 runs, with 67 balls to spare. India’s star batsman Manjot Kalra led his team to the victory as he made brilliant unbeaten century riding on eight fours and three sixes. He was adjudged Man of the Match and Shubman Gill Man of the Series.
  14. The International Conference on DemetriosGalanos and His Legacy has been inaugurated in which city on February 3, 2018?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Guwahati
    D) Indore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Conference on ‘DemetriosGalanos and His Legacy’ was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi. Many senior scholars and young researchers from Greece as well as from India are attending the conference.
  15. According to a report by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), trade between India and US is estimated to touch USD ____ billion in 2017 in comparison to USD 118 billion in 2016
    A) USD 100 billion
    B) USD 120 billion
    C) USD 140 billion
    D) USD 160 billion
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Trade between India and the US is estimated to have jumped substantially from USD 118 billion in 2016 to USD 140 billion in 2017, according to an advocacy group that aims to promote bilateral trade. In 2016, India was the ninth largest trading partner of the US and one of the major countries with which America has had trade deficit of more than USD30 billion which is expected to continue in 2017 as well.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in which country?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) England
    D) India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament that was held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018.
  2. The headquarter of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is in which city?
    A) Bhopal
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
      Option D
  3. Who is the Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India?
    A) Nutan Guha-Biswas
    B) Guruprasad Mohapatra
    C) A K Mittal
    D) Deepak Kumar
    View Answer
      Option A
  4. The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is located in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Varanasi
    D) Gurgaon
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. What is the currency of Kyrgyzstan?
    A) Kyrgyzstani franc
    B) Kyrgyzstani krona
    C) Kyrgyzstani som
    D) Kyrgyzstani lira
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital: Bishkek

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