Current Affairs Quiz: March 6, 2018

Current Affairs 6 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who is the author of the book titled ‘How to be a Human’, launched by Aamir Khan recently?
    A) Mira Nair
    B) Deepti Naval
    C) Manjeet Hirani
    D) Sunita Gowariker
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Aamir Khan launched the book ‘How to be a Human’, which is penned by Rajkumar Hirani’s wife Manjeet Hirani. The book is based on the dog which the Hirani’s adopted from ‘PK’ sets.
  2. Who has been nominated as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
    A) Conrad Sangma
    B) Mukul Sangma
    C) Agatha Sangma
    D) Purno Sangma
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    National People’s Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma will be the new chief minister of Meghalaya. He will replace Mukul Sangma.
  3. The Centre has constituted a steering committee to study issues related with Fintech space under the chairmanship of Economic Affairs Secretary. Name the head of the panel.
    A) Neeraj Kumar Gupta
    B) Subhash Chandra Garg
    C) Rajiv Kumar
    D) Ajay Narayan Jha
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has set up a steering committee headed by Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg to consider various issues relating to the development of Fintech space in India with a view to make Fintech related regulations more flexible and generate enhanced entrepreneurship.
  4. Angela Merkel has been re-elected as Chancellor of Germany. This is her ______ term as leader of Europe’s most powerful economy
    A) Second
    B) Sixth
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Germany’s Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as the Chancellor after the Social Democratic party voted in favour of a grand coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.
  5. The 2018 edition of FICCI Frame was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Information and Broadcasting Minister Smiriti Irani inaugurated 2018 edition of FICCI Frame in Mumbai. The three- day global convention covering the entire gamut of Media and Entertainment Industry will attract not only the industry stakeholders from across the world but also the government policy makers from India and abroad.
  6. Name the winner of the rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial Chess Tournament
    A) Viswanathan Anand
    B) Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
    C) Sergey Karjakin
    D) Alexander Grischuk
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Viswanathan Anand won the rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial chess in Moscow. The World rapid champion finished the event with 6 points while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (with 5 points) came second.
  7. The Himachal Pradesh has approved the establishment of National Medicinal Plants Board of the Ministry of Ayush in the state. The board will be set up in which district?
    A) Kullu
    B) Shimla
    C) Mandi
    D) Kangra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday approved the setting up of a regional-cum-facilitation centre of the National Medicinal Plants Board of the Ministry of Ayush in the state at an outlay of Rs 748.30 lakh. The centre will be set up in Jogindernagar town in Mandi district.
  8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2 crore on which bank over non-compliance with KYC norms?
    A) Dena Bank
    B) UCO Bank
    C) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty of Rs.20 million on Indian Overseas Bank for non-compliance with the directions issued by the former regarding Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
  9. The 29th edition of the annual International Yoga Festival (IYF) was organized in which state?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The week-long 29th annual, world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF) was inaugurated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The IYF offers daily classes in meditation, mudras, Sanskrit chanting, reiki, Indian philosophy and spiritual discourses to be held by revered spiritual leaders from India and abroad.
  10. On which among the following banks, RBI has imposed a fine of Rs 3 crore recently for violation of non-performing asset (NPA) classification norms?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India imposed penalty of Rs 3 crore on private lender Axis Bank for non-compliance of income recognition and asset classification (IRAC) norms. The regulator said it found discrepancies in the lenders assessment of non-performing assets which warranted a monetary penalty.
  11. Shigmotsav is a popular spring festival celebrated in which Indian state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Assam
    C) Goa
    D) Haryana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Shigmotsav has been organized enthusiastically in Goa. Shigmotsav or Shigmo is one of the several cultural festivals of the coastal state and is celebrated through colours, costumes, music, dance and parades. Shigmo parades offer glimpses of Goan life depicted through folk dance and music performances by locals.
  12. Name the first country of the World to launch its own crypto-currency as legal tender in a bid to raise money?
    A) Solomon Islands
    B) Marshall Islands
    C) Cook Islands
    D) Pitcairn Island
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in a bid to raise money. In doing so it becomes the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as legal tender. The small Pacific Island nation passed the Sovereign Currency Act to create the ‘sovereign’, or SOV. The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the US dollar and, unlike many cryptocurrencies, users will have to reveal their identity in order to use SOV.
  13. The magazine titled ‘Namaste Shalom’ on India-Israel bilateral relations was launched recently. Who has edited and complied the magazine?
    A) Udayan Mukherjee
    B) Vinod Dua
    C) Chandan Mitra
    D) Tarun Vijay
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh, launched the social media of “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine on India-Israel relations. The magazine ‘Namaste Shalom’ is edited by Tarun Vijay, former MP.
  14. What is the estimated GDP growth target set by China for the financial year 2018-19?
    A) 6.0%
    B) 6.2%
    C) 6.5%
    D) 6.9%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    China has set its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth target at around 6.5 percent for the year 2018-19. The figures are, however, slightly lower than previous figures of 6.7 percent in 2016 and 6.8 percent in 2017 respectively. China will still remain as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies in the world.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the President of FICCI.
    A) Ghanshyam Das
    B) Sanjaya Baru
    C) Rashesh Shah
    D) Dilip Chenoy
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organisations in India established in 1927. It is headquartered in the national capital New Delhi and has presence in 12 states in India and 8 countries across the world.
  2. What is the capital of Marshall Islands?
    A) Majuro
    B) Suva
    C) Port Vila
    D) Honiara
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency- US Dollar
  3. Where is the headquarter of Indian Overseas Bank located?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option C
  4. Axis Bank is headquartered at__________
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Mangalore
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    MD & CEO- Shikha Sharma

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