Current Affairs Quiz: January 6, 2018

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  1. Name the Indian state which has emerged as the most well read city in India as per the India’s Annual Reading Trends Reports for 2017 by Amazon India
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kerala
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    According to a survey conducted by Amazon India’s Annual Reading Trends Reports for 2017, Bengaluru has emerged as the most well read city in India, while Mumbai and Delhi stands at second and third position, respectively.
  2. Which among the following states has signed the “Host City Contract” with the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) to host the 39th National Games 2022?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Manipur
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022. The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government.
  3. Recently the HRD Ministry released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17. According to the survey, the number of students enrolling for higher education in India saw ____ percent increase in 2016-17
    A) 0.5%
    B) 0.7 %
    C) 0.9%
    D) 0.3%
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17 in New Delhi. According to this survey, the number of students enrolling for higher education in India saw a marginal 0.7 per cent increase in 2016-17. It further said the gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education had gone up 25.2 per cent in 2016-17 from 24.5 per cent in 2015-16.
  4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently unveiled new Rs 10 denomination banknote under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new note has the motif of______
    A) Sun Temple, Konark
    B) Golden Temple, Amritsar
    C) Lotus Temple, New DElhi
    D) Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday unveiled banknotes of Rs 10 denomination under the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new 63 mm x 123 mm notes are embossed with the signature of RBI Governor Dr Urjit Patel and have the motif of the Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.
  5. What is the theme of the official emblem of West Bengal newly launched by state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee?
    A) Amar Bangla
    B) Bijai Bangla
    C) Biswa Bangla
    D) Amra Bangla
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government launched its official emblem, conceptualised and designed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The state emblem – the “Biswa Bangla” logo with Ashoka Pillar of the national emblem – would be used in all the official works and documents of the Bengal government from now on.
  6. Which Indian state will host the 3rd Science Film Festival of India in January 2018?
    A) Goa
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Goa will be hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival of India in January 2018. The festival is titled SCI-FFI Goa. The competition aims to boost the culture of science films, all the films submitted should be related to science and technology.
  7. Which of the following platforms has been launched by the Government of India for citizen-government interface to seek views and suggestions of people on ease of living?
    A) CitizEngage
    B) Civinomics
    C) OpenDiscussion
    D) MyGov
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Government has sought views and suggestions of people from all walks of life to move ahead on the idea. The government has launched MyGov platform where it invites citizens, members of civil society, journalists, students, teachers, police officers, government employees, Parliamentarians, academics experts, bureaucrats, social media influencers, think tanks and all other interested people to give their considered view on the subject.
  8. In an effort to promote cruise tourism in India, Government has exempted cruise tourists with e-visas from the requirement of biometric enrollment for a period of three years ending _______
    A) January 31, 2020
    B) December 31, 2020
    C) March 31, 2020
    D) July 31, 2020
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    To make India attractive to cruise passengers and to promote cruise tourism, the Central Government has exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visas from the requirement of biometric enrolment for a period of three years till December 31, 2020.
  9. According to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17, which state is found to have the highest gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education in India?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu had the highest GER in the country at 46.9 per cent. Bihar is at the bottom with 14.9 per cent of its youth in the age group of 18 to 23 enrolling for higher education.
  10. The expected growth rate of Indian economy as estimated by India Inc for the year 2017-18 is above _____ percent due to favourable base effect
    A) 7.0%
    B) 6.9%
    C) 6.5%
    D) 6.4%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India Inc expects the country’s 2017-18 economic growth to be above the 6.5 per cent-mark due to a favourable base effect.
  11. India has excluded which country from the list of SAARC member nations with which it will establish a National Knowledge Network (NKN) initiative for sharing scientific database for research and education?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Pakistan
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network (NKN) for sharing scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities.
  12. According to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO’s) latest estimate for India’s GDP growth rate, Indian economy is expected to grow at slower ____ percent in 2017-18 compared to the 7.1 per cent in 2016-17
    A) 6.9%
    B) 6.5%
    C) 6.8%
    D) 6.6%
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    According to the estimate of national income for 2017-18 released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Indian economy is expected to grow at a slower 6.5 per cent in 2017-18 compared to the 7.1 per cent in 2016-17.
  13. Which of the following Coast Guard Ship has been commissioned by the Indian Coast Guard at Porbandar on January 5, 2018 to strengthen coastal security?
    A) C-163
    B) C-161
    C) C-165
    D) C-167
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Coast Guard Ship C-161 was commissioned at Porbandar in Gujarat. The induction is a part of ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security. It will strengthen the security umbrella of west coast and also help augment patrolling to prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing.
  14. Vladimir Yankilevsky of Russia who passed away recently was a well known ______
    A) Sportsman
    B) Politician
    C) Singer
    D) Painter
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Popular Russian painter Vladimir Yankilevsky has passed away. The Russian artist’s works are displayed at around 35 museums and galleries across the world.
  15. What is the theme of the 9th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to be held in January 2018?
    A) India @70
    B) Towards Inclusiveness
    C) Literature for Peace and Harmony
    D) Tasting India
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The ninth edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is set to host multifarious sessions on various critical issues in the country after 70 years of its Independence and has also tied up with prominent foreign literary festivals to add an international flavour this year. The four day long literary fest starting on January 11 will have theme ‘India @70’.
  16. What is the colour of the new Rs 10 denomination banknote released by the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) Bronze Yellow
    B) Sea Green
    C) Chocolate Brown
    D) Bright Grey
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The base colour of the new banknote of Rs 10 is chocolate brown, it comes with other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.The obverse side of the note contains a see-through register with denominational numeral 10 and the same in Devnagari script.It contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with the micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘INDIA’ (in both English and Hindi) and ’10’. There is also a windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions Bharat (in Hindi) and RBI.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Russia?
    A) Russian Krone
    B) Russian Franc
    C) Russian Peso
    D) Russian Ruble
    View Answer
      Option D
  2. Who is the Director General of Indian Coast Guard?
    A) Rajendra Singh
    B) Surendra Mehtra
    C) Anand Desai
    D) Vishwajeet Thakur
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. When was the Central Statistics Office (CSO) established?
    A) 1957
    B) 1946
    C) 1951
    D) 1942
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The CSO was set up in the cabinet secretariat on 2 May 1951
  4. The intergovernmental organization SAARC was founded in which year?
    A) 1987
    B) 1985
    C) 1983
    D) 1989
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    8 December 1985

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