Current Affairs Quiz: January 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. India’s first National Park for differently abled people has been inaugurated in which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Haryana
    D) Telangana
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Telangana government has inaugurated country’s first National Park for people with special needs in Hyderabad. The park has speech therapist, physiotherapist, vocational training instructors for the differently-abled children. The park will benefit those differently-abled children, who want to move forward and thrive in life
  2. Which among the following has become the first Indian state to launch high-risk pregnancy portal?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Haryana
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Haryana has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy portal. This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grassroots but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.
  3. What is the theme of the 26th New Delhi World Book Fair being organised at Pragati Maidan?
    A) Towards 100 years of Indian Cinema
    B) Environment and Climate Change
    C) Suryodaya: Emerging voices from North East India
    D) Indigenous Voices: Mapping India’s Folk & Tribal Literature
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    With Environment and Climate Change as its main theme, the 26th edition of the annual book fair, will be held in Delhi at Pragati Maidan from January 6. Organised by National Book Trust, in association with ITPO, the events Theme Pavillion will have an international rights exhibition of nearly 500 titles published in English, Hindi, and other Indian languages.
  4. Name the bank which has partnered with the fintech startup Nearby Technologies to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service, PayNEARBY to customers
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) IndusInd bank
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Fintech startup Nearby Technologies has tied up with Yes Bank to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service called PayNEARBY  by which customers can deposit or withdraw money at retailers’ place. Using the PayNEARBY mobile application on a smart phone, a retailer can become an Aadhaar ATM/Aadhaar Bank branch for cash withdrawals and deposits by a customer.
  5. The Economic Research Department of State Bank of India (SBI) has estimated India’s GDP to grow at _____ percent in FY18 compared to 7.1 percent in FY17
    A) 6.4%
    B) 7.5%
    C) 6.5%
    D) 6.9%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to the Economic Research Department of State Bank of India (SBI), the GDP FY18 estimates are likely to grow at 6.5 percent compared to the growth rate of 7.1 percent in FY17.
  6. Paytm Payments Bank has collaborated with which bank to provide fixed deposit facility to its customers once their deposit exceeds Rs 1 lakh
    A) Induslnd Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank has partnered Induslnd Bank to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs. 1 lakh at the end of day. Paytm Payments Bank customers can redeem their deposits instantly, anytime without paying any pre-closure or miscellaneous charges and can earn up to 6.85 per cent annual interest.
  7. Based on the latest State Bank of India (SBI) Ecowrap report, the GVA estimate for current fiscal is estimated to trend higher at _____ percent from the projected 6.1 per cent
    A) 6.5-6.6%
    B) 6.4-6.5%
    C) 6.2-6.3%
    D) 6.3-6.4%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    According to State Bank of India (SBI) Ecowrap report, the gross value added (GVA) — the total value of goods and services produced — estimate for 2017-18 is expected to trend higher at 6.3-6.4 per cent from the projected 6.1 per cent.
  8. A web portals named “TrackChild” has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to track the missing and found children. Which among the given has been integrated as citizen corner on Track Child?
    A) Khoya-Paya
    B) e-Lost & Found
    C) Sankalp
    D) Gumshuda Vibhag
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed web portals “TrackChild” and “Khoya-Paya” to track the missing and found children. The TrackChild Portal is implemented in association with various stakeholders including Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Railways, State Governments/UT Administrations, Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards, National Legal Services Authority, etc. and the “Khoya-Paya” has been integrated as a citizen corner on TrackChild portal.
  9. According to the latest statistics of the government, what percent of growth rate has been registered by the banking sector in December 2017 post Centre’s PSB recapitalisation plan?
    A) 11.7 Percent
    B) 10.7 Percent
    C) 9.7 Percent
    D) 12.7 Percent
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The banking sector sustained its growth momentum post the Centre’s public sector bank (PSB) recapitalisation plan by driving a significant surge in credit growth. As per latest statistics, the banking sector posted a double digit growth of 10.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in December 2017, up from 7.2 percent in October last year.
  10. Who has recently been appointed to the post of Economic Relations Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs?
    A) A.M. Gondane
    B) Vikas Swarup
    C) T S Tirumurti
    D) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur T S Tirumurti has been appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry by the government.

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