Current Affairs Quiz: February 5, 2018

Current Affairs 5 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the winner of the 4th edition of International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) 2018 held in New Delhi
    A) Lai Jia Yi
    B) Surya Sekhar Roy Choudhury
    C) Kevin McCafferty
    D) Henry Lee
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 4th edition of International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) concluded in New Delhi with Lai Jia Yi from Malaysia winning the top spot and Indian student chef Surya Sekhar Roy Choudhury claiming the second position.
  2. The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) which is to be renamed as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is likely to come into effect by ____
    A) May 2018
    B) March 2018
    C) April 2018
    D) June 2018
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The change of name of apex indirect tax policy making body Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) to Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is likely to happen by April after the budgetary exercise gets Parliament nod. In his budget speech for 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said with the roll out of GST the name of CBEC would be changed to CBIC.
  3. When is the World Cancer Day observed?
    A) February 3
    B) February 5
    C) February 1
    D) February 4
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    World Cancer Day is being observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020.
  4. Name the first Indian state which has planned to set up a Transgender Welfare Board for protecting their Constitutional and human rights
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has decided to set up a Transgender Welfare Board to protect their Constitutional and human rights. This will make Maharashtra the first Indian state to have such a board. An amount of ₹5 crore has also been set aside to provide education, housing, and employment for the transgender community.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled Hissab Kitab based on household budgeting?
    A) Twinkle Khanna
    B) Anjana Sukhani
    C) Shilpa Shetty
    D) Soha Ali Khan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Actress Anjana Sukhani, seen in films like “Salaam-e-Ishq”, “Golmaal Returns” and “Allah Ke Banday” has penned a book titled  ‘Hisaab Kitaab’. The book is a how-to book on household budgeting.
  6. According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, which state is found to have the largest share in India’s exports and the goods and service tax (GST) base?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, Maharashtra’s has come out to be one of the largest states in terms of its economic size and prosperity gives it the largest share in India’s exports and the goods and service tax (GST) base. The survey found Maharashtra had the largest share of the tax base at 16 per cent.
  7. What is the theme of the World Cancer Day 2018?
    A) Not Beyond Us
    B) Together it is possible
    C) Cancer – Did you know?
    D) We Can. I Can
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      Option D
    Explanation:
     For 2016 to 2018, the theme for observing World Cancer Day is ‘We Can. I can.’ Under this theme, people are expected to, individually and collectively, understand and work towards lessening the impact and harmful effects of the condition globally. 
  8. As a part of the World Wetlands Day, India’s biggest floating island, the floating treatment wetland (FTW), has been unveiled at Neknampur Lake. The lake is located in which city?
    A) Kochi
    B) Guwahati
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    With February 2 being observed as World Wetlands Day, the floating treatment wetland (FTW), a joint effort of Dhruvansh, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and the Ranga Reddy district administration, supported by other organisations, was inaugurated in Hyderabad, Telangana. The India Book of Records recognised it as the largest FTW in the country.
  9. Who has won the 2018 Maybank Championship, Malaysia?
    A) Shiv Kapur
    B) Gaganjeet Bhullar
    C) Shubhankar Sharma
    D) Jyoti Randhawa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India’s Shubhankar Sharma overcame a four-shot deficit to win the US$3mil (RM11.7mil) Maybank Championship for his second victory on both the Asian Tour and European Tour. Earlier he had won the European Tour’s Joburg Open in the second week of December 2017.
  10. As per the Union Budget 2018-19, two defence industrial production corridors would be established by the government. The first such corridor to be set up in Tamil Nadu will link Chennai with which city?
    A) Kochi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mysore
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to Union Budget 2018-19, the government will develop two defence industrial production corridors. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the first corridor will link Chennai and Bengaluru and will pass through Coimbatore and several other industrial clusters.
  11. Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost against which player to settle for silver in the finals of 2018 India Open BWF World Tour Super 500?
    A) Tai Tzu-Ying
    B) Chen Yufei
    C) Carolina Marin
    D) Beiwen Zhang
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Star Indian shuttler P. V. Sindhu fell to fifth seeded Beiwen Zhang from the US in the women’s singles final of the $350,000 India Open BWF World Tour Super 500 held in New Delhi.
  12. Sri Lanka observed its _____ Independence Day on February 4, 2018
    A) 70th
    B) 69th
    C) 71st
    D) 68th
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka celebrated its 70th Independence Day today (4 February 2018). It was on this day in 1948 that Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, gained independence from 133 years of British colonial rule.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairperson of the Central Board of Excise and Custom?
    A) Sushil Chandra
    B) Anita Karwal
    C) Devender Kumar Sikri
    D) Vanaja N. Sarna
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Formed: 26 Jan 1944
  2. Sri Lanka got independence from which country on February 4, 1948?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Portugal
    C) Soviet Union
    D) Ethiopia
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. World Cancer Day aims to reduce the illness and death caused by cancer by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2020
    C) 2023
    D) 2025
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

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