Current Affairs Quiz: February 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has recently approved extension of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s office tenure till _______
    A) June 30, 2018
    B) March 31, 2019
    C) April 30, 2018
    D) June 30, 2019
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has been granted an extension of his tenure until June 30, 2019. A 1980-batch IAS officer from the Kerala Cadre, Kant was appointed as the CEO of the government’s think tank in 2016, for a two-year term.
  2. Which airport has been ranked as the world’s busiest airport for international travel for the year 2017?
    A) Dubai International Airport
    B) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    C) London Heathrow Airport
    D) Hong Kong International Airport
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Dubai International, DXB, has retained its position as the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2017 reaching 88.2 million passengers.
  3. Which digital transport company has collaborated with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to encourage road safety awareness?
    A) TaxiForSure
    B) Ola
    C) Uber
    D) Easycabs
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Taxi aggregator Uber reinforced its commitment to road safety by announcing a slew of measures and initiatives. As part of its ongoing efforts to encourage road safety awareness, Uber will be jointly promoting road safety messaging on the Uber app and social media through Ministry of Road Transport and Highways co branded materials and mediums.
  4. Which among the following technology firms has joined hands with NCERT to initiate course on Digital Citizenship and Safety at schools level?
    A) Apple
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) IBM
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Reiterating its commitment to make the web a safer place for everyone, Google India announced its collaboration with NCERT to integrate a course on “Digital Citizenship and Safety” in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum in schools.
  5. India successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-I on February 6, 2018. It is _______ type of missile
    A) air-to-surface
    B) surface-to-air
    C) air-to-air
    D) surface-to-surface
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast. It was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army to consolidate operational readiness.
  6. Which state has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to provide for the sale of organic manure and cow urine to benefit farmers?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Haryana government has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to provide for the sale of organic manure and cow urine with an aim to benefit farmers. A provision of Rs 11 crore has been made to provide benefits of various projects under this scheme.
  7. Name the India’s first chat based job search mobile App recently launched to do away with the complex selection processes
    A) Appzilla
    B) Jobzilla
    C) Empzilla
    D) Canzilla
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Taking prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative forward, a chat based job search mobile app ‘Empzilla’, first ever of its kind in the country, is being launched that will do away with existing limitations of employers and job seekers making selection process quick and cost effective. The mobile app gets conversation between employers and job seekers going in seconds and the latter can chat with the potential employer even within his office set up without letting his peers and seniors know the context of the conversation.
  8. How much amount has been released by the Union Government to States and Union Territories under the Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes sub plan as on January 31,2018?
    A) ₹65,000 crore
    B) ₹60,000 crore
    C) ₹75,000 crore
    D) ₹70,000 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Centre has released ₹65,000 crore to States and union territories under the special assistance to scheduled castes sub plan till January end of the current fiscal. The amount is more than 80 per cent of the total allocation of ₹80,000 crore made under the Special Central Assistance to SC Sub Plan for 2017-18.
  9. Which Indian airport has achieved the status of World’s busiest single-runway airport?
    A) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
    C) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    D) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    On January 20, Mumbai airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport) created a new world record for single-runway operations by handling 980 arrivals and take-offs in 24 hours, or almost one flight every minute! With this, the airport has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport.
  10. Which among the following digital wallet companies has launched India’s first SaaS based digital platform named Magic to digitize end-to-end corporate processes, rewards and reimbursements?
    A) Airtel Money
    B) Freecharge
    C) JioMoney
    D) MobiKwik
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    MobiKwik, a issuer-independent digital financial services platform and mobile wallet announced the launch of Magic – a digital platform for end-to-end corporate processes, rewards and reimbursements. Magic is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based institutional platform that aims to radically reform the employee benefit and reimbursements process by eliminating the constant challenges faced by both the employer and the employee.
  11. The Government of India has launched _____ new tools under Startup India Ranking Framework for ranking of startups in the country
    A) 3
    B) 2
    C) 1
    D) 4
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     The government launched the Start-up-India ranking framework to help the Startup India initiative to drive economic growth of the country. Three new tools, namely the State and Union Territory Startup Ranking Framework, the Compendium of Good Practices for Promoting Startups in India and the Startup India Kit were launched by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu. The key objective of the Startup States and Union Territories ranking framework is to encourage States and Union Territories to take pro-active steps towards strengthening the Startup ecosystems at the local level.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Vinod Paul
    D) Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Narendra Modi, Chairman; Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman; Bibek Debroy, Member; V. K. Saraswat, Member; Ramesh Chand, Member; Vinod Paul, Member; Amitabh Kant, CEO; Dinesh Arora, Director
  2. The global taxi technology company, Uber has its headquarter in which city?
    A) Barcelona
    B) Toronto
    C) Paris
    D) San Francisco
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  3. Who is the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways?
    A) Yudhvir Singh Malik
    B) Mansukh L Mandaviya
    C) Pon Radhakrishnan
    D) Durga Shanker Mishra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Constituency-Palitana assembly, Gujarat
  4. Mobikwik is located in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Kochi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option C

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