Current Affairs Quiz: February 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Surinder Kapoor Chowk’ inaugurated in which city in honour of Anil Kapoor’s father?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Almost eight years after the demise of veteran film producer and Anil Kapoor’s father, Surinder Kapoor, a chowk has been inaugurated on his name in Mumbai’s Chembur.

  2. According to National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS), country’s unemployment rate stood at a 45-year-high of what percent in 2017-18?
    A)6.1%
    B)6.3%
    C)6.5%
    D)6.8%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    country’s unemployment rate stood at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, according to the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS). The report is at the centre of a controversy after two National Statistical Commission (NSC) members, including acting chairman, resigned , alleging that the government had withheld its release despite the NSC’s approval.

  3. PM Modi announced trust named ‘Sri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust’ for Ayodhya temple.It will comprise of how many members?
    A)14
    B)12
    C)15
    D)20
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday informed Parliament that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had set up a trust, named Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

  4. Recently Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced to create how many more Defence Attache posts?
    A)10
    B)15
    C)20
    D)5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    To promote defence exports and expand its defence diplomacy, India is planning to to have 10 more defence attaches to 10 different countries, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced to boost India’s strength in defence diplomacy.

  5. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned how many food parks under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)?
    A)45
    B)39
    C)40
    D)55
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned 39 mega food parks and 298 integrated cold chain projects throughout the country to fill in the gaps across the value chain and establishing the cold chain grid.

  6. What is the rank of India on GIPC’s 8th International Intellectual Property (IP) Index for 2020?
    A)25th
    B)32nd
    C)35th
    D)40th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked 40th out of 53 countries on a global intellectual property index released by Global Innovation Policy Center or GIPC of the US Chambers of Commerce.

  7. According to Finance Ministry,how many bank accounts opened under PMJDY till January 2020?
    A)45 cr
    B)35 cr
    C)25 cr
    D)38 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to Minister of state for Finance,Anurag Thakur around 38 Crore bank accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), till January 2020, Minister of State for Finance- announced.

  8. The government of India with which body launched India-Central Asia Business Council?
    A)NITI Aayog
    B)NASSCOM
    C)FICCI
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Modi government and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) together launched India-Central Asia Business Council.

  9. The Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships 2020 is being held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships, Rakhi Halder of Bengal has bagged gold in the 64kg category of the 35th edition of the event in Kolkata.

  10. Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India announced the establishment of the High Performance Centres in how many places?
    A)10
    B)9
    C)7
    D)8
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India on announced the establishment of the High Performance Centres in seven places under the Khelo India scheme across the country to provide state-of-the-art facilities to junior and sub-Junior players.

  11. Who will be the new ambassador of the children protection fund that has been created by Prince Prince Charles?
    A)Kristina Grego
    B)Justin Bieber
    C)Ar Rehman
    D)Katy Perry
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Britain’s Prince Charles has unveiled a new children’s protection fund for India as part of British Asian Trust, the charity founded by him in 2007 to fight poverty in South Asia.

  12. Who has been appointed brand ambassador for the country’s steel giant JSW Steel?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)KL Rahul
    C)Rishabh Pant
    D)Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has been appointed brand ambassador for the country’s steel giant JSW Steel.

  13. Recently which World Bank chief economist announced his/her resignation?
    A)Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg
    B)Jin Liqun
    C)Takehiko Nakao
    D)Xi Shiang
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg announced she will be leaving the institution from March 1,2020 following a controversy over the World Bank’s statistical methods.

  14. Jeff Weiner announced his plans to step down.He was the former CEO of which company?
    A)EBay
    B)LinkedIn
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner announced his plans to step down from the position on June 1 and become executive chairman.

  15. Recently Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray presented an award to which journalist for his contribution to journalism?
    A)Ravish Kumar
    B)Ravinder Chaturvedi
    C)Ramesh Nishank
    D)Dinkar Keshav Raikar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray presented an award to senior journalist Dinkar Keshav Raikar for his contribution to journalism.

  16. Who has retained the top position of being the most valuable celebrity brand in the Duff & Phelps’ celebrity brand valuation report?
    A)Amitabh Bachchan
    B)MS Dhoni
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)Akshay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    For the third consecutive year, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has retained the top position of being the most valuable celebrity brand in the Duff & Phelps’ celebrity brand valuation report

  17. Recently Kirk Doughlas passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Author
    C)Social Activist
    D)Film Director
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, who had a decorated career spanning over six decades, passed away. He was 103.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of WorldBank?
    A)Rome
    B)Washington DC
    C)Geneva
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Linked In?
    A)Geneva
    B)California
    C)London
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

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