Current Affairs Quiz: January 4, 2018

Current Affairs 4 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. The surface-to-surface Harba Naval Cruise Missile was successfully test fired by which country on January 3, 2018 to demonstrate its high tech weaponry?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Pakistan
    D) Russia
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Pakistan Navy demonstrated its ability to respond to any aggression by conducting a test fire of a cruise missile –  Harba Naval Cruise Missile, which is a surface-to-surface anti-ship missile, from its newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Himmat, off Karachi in the North Arabian Sea.
  2. Recently the Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of an AIIMS facility in which district of Himachal Pradesh at an outlay of Rs 1,351 crore?
    A) Hamirpur
    B) Bilaspur
    C) Chamba
    D) Mandi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of an AIIMS facility in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, at a cost of Rs 1,351 crore
  3. What is the expected growth rate of India’s GDP for the year 2018-19 according to the latest HSBC report?
    A) 7.8%
    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 7.0%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    According to an HSBC report, India’s GDP growth rate is expected to accelerate to 7.0 per cent in 2018-19 from 6.5 per cent in this fiscal and improve further to 7.6 per cent by 2019-20 as key sectors would revive from disruptions related to the implementation of GST and demonetisation.
  4. Which of the following Payments Bank has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for the training of employees of the bank in the area of payment banking?
    A) India Post Payments Bank
    B) Paytm Payments Bank
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Fino Payments Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and India Post Payments Bank signed an agreement for the training of employees of the latter in the area of payment banking.
  5. Which among the given technology firm has acquired the Canada based App development start-up Buddybuild?
    A) Sony
    B) Samsung
    C) BlackBerry
    D) Apple
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Technology giant Apple acquired a Vancouver-based mobile iteration platform, Buddybuild, with an aim to make it easier for developers to create and iterate their apps for its platforms
  6. The Asia’s longest bi-directional Zojila Pass Tunnel has been approved for construction in which state of India by the Union Cabinet?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Punjab
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Cleared the Rs 6,808.69 crore strategic Zojila Tunnel project to provide all-weather connectivity to Kargil and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir which remain cut off from the rest of the country during the winter season.
  7. The central bank of which of the following countries has recently approved to replace US Dollar with Yuan for bilateral trade with China?
    A) Australia
    B) Pakistan
    C) South Korea
    D) Hong Kong
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The central bank of Pakistan gave its green signal to using the Chinese currency, Yuan, for bilateral trade with China. The decision came just a day after US President Donald Trump vowed to stop all aid to Islamabad. Adoption of the Yuan would mean that Pakistan and China would be able to replace the US dollar for transactions in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
  8. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the signing and implementation of an MoU with which country to  improve public transportation system of India?
    A) France
    B) United States
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Germany
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Approved the signing and implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, India, and Transport for London (TFL), United Kingdom (UK), to improve public transport in the country. The MoU will improve passenger services and promote the use of high-capacity buses in India.
  9. The actor-director Ananta Ojha died recently. He was veteran actor of which language?
    A) Hindi
    B) Marathi
    C) Odia
    D) Telugu
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted Odia playwright, jatra actor and director Ananta Ojha has passed away following a prolonged illness.
  10. Who among the following has recently been appointed as a Government interlocutor to hold talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)?
    A) A. S. Syali
    B) Rameshwar Nath Kao
    C) Anil Dhasmana
    D) AB Mathur
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Central Government has appointed AB Mathur as the interlocutor on their behalf to hold talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). A 1975-batch IPS officer, Mathur served as the former Special Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
  11. The Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18 launched by the Assam government aims to encourage which of the following initiatives
    A) Life Insurance Scheme
    B) Financial Inclusion Scheme
    C) Rural Self Employment
    D) Loans to SC/ST/Women entrepreneurs for greenfield enterprises
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a bid to add more dynamism to Assam government’s initiatives of financial inclusion and bringing all sections of the people under the ambit of banking sector and cashless transaction, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremonially launched the ‘Chah Bagichar Dhan Puraskar Mela 2017-18’ by distributing cheques to beneficiaries at a function held at Sarbananda Singha auditorium in Tinsukia, Assam.
  12. The UNESCO has recently included the “bird language”, prevalent in which country, in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage citing it as an endangered part of world heritage?
    A) Turkey
    B) Egypt
    C) Lebanon
    D) Yemen
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Unesco has accepted the Turkey’s endangered “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection. The language is an unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey.
  13. Who has been sworn in as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) by the Union Government?
    A) Arvind Gupta
    B) Alok Joshi
    C) Rajinder Khanna
    D) Sanjeev Tripathi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Central Government has appointed former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). He will assist the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who is also a former RAW chief.
  14. India’s largest B2B Travel Event named ‘KITE’ will be organized by which state in Februray 2018?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Karnataka
    C) Gujarat
    D) Bihar
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Karnataka government announced that Karnataka International Travel Expo (KITE) will be held from February 28, billing it as the “largest” B2B travel event in the country. The three-day event will see close to 400 delegates from 25 countries take part.
  15. The 2017 Samudra Manthan – Caring Organisation of the Year Award has been won by which of the given container ports?
    A) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
    B) Vizhinjam International Seaport
    C) Kakinada Port
    D) Haldia Port
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Premier Container Port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won the “Samudra Manthan – Caring Organisation of the Year” award. The award instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping aims to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector.
  16. The State Bank of India in collaboration with which Bank has jointly signed an Mou with NGOs of West Bengal for financing Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) of the state?
    A) EXIM Bank
    B) SIDBI
    C) RBI
    D) NABARD
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and State Bank of India (SBI) jointly signed an MoU with non-government organisations (NGOs) from West Bengal for financing of 2,500 Joint Liability Groups (JLGs), or informal credit group of farmers.
  17. According to the latest government notification, the 8% Savings Bonds Scheme (RBI Bonds Scheme) is being replaced by _____ Savings Bonds Scheme
    A) 7.00%
    B) 7.75%
    C) 7.25%
    D) 7.50%
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has announced that the 8 per cent GoI savings bond is not closed but has been replaced by 7.75 per cent scheme. The news came a day after the government notified that the 8 per cent GOI Savings bond, 2003 shall cease for subscription from January 2, 2018.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port is located in which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India
  2. Who among the given is the CEO of HSBC?
    A) Stuart Gulliver
    B) John M. Flint
    C) Mark Tucker
    D) Thomas Sutherland
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Designated CEO: John M. Flint (21 Feb 2018–)
    CEO: Stuart Gulliver (1 Jan 2011–20 Feb 2018)
  3. The PNS HImmat is fast attack craft (missile) of which country?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Nepal
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. The Research and Analysis Wing was established in which year?
    A) 1979
    B) 1957
    C) 1968
    D) 1947
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 21 September 1968
    Anil Dhasmana, Secretary (Research)

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