Current Affairs Quiz: February 9, 2018

Current Affairs 9 February 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which state will host the 7th Annual India Golf Expo in April 2018?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Karnataka
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Golf Industry Association (GIA) announced that the 7th Annual India Golf Expo will be held on April 20 and 21 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The two-day expo will bring together experts from different domains, drawn from across the globe to share knowledge and best practices for the development and sustenance of the sport in the country.
  2. The book titled ‘Mere Sapnon ka Bharat’, recently released by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, is a compilation of interviews of which former minister?
    A) P. V. Narasimha Rao
    B) I K Gujral
    C) Manmohan Singh
    D) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled “Mere Sapnon ka Bharat”. It is a compilation of interviews of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by Tarun Vijay, an ex-MP, at a function in New Delhi.
  3. How much amount has been allocated towards the Prime Minister’s Research Fellows’ (PMRF) scheme in the Union Budget 2018-19?
    A) Rs 1,650 crore
    B) Rs 1,750 crore
    C) Rs 1,550 crore
    D) Rs 1,450 crore
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of the ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows’ (PMRF) scheme with an outlay of Rs 1,650 crore for seven years beginning 2018-19. Under the scheme, best students who have completed or are in the final year of B. Tech or Integrated M. Tech or M. Sc. in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs will be offered direct admissions in Ph. D. programmes in the IITs/IISc. The scheme is aimed at tapping the national talent pool for indigenous research in cutting-edge science and technology domains.
  4. The GST Council has lowered the GST rate on admission to amusement parks and ballet among other entertainment spots from earlier 28 percent to _____ percent
    A) 20%
    B) 18%
    C) 25%
    D) 16%
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In its Meeting held on 18th January, 2018, the GST Council had recommended reduction of GST rate on services by way of admission to Amusement Parks including theme parks, water parks, joy rides, merry-go-rounds, go-carting and ballet from 28% to 18%. These services hitherto attracted GST @ 28%.
  5. The 10th edition of the International Plastics Exhibition, PlastIndia, has been inaugurated in which Indian city?
    A) Gurugram, Haryana
    B) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    C) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    D) Mumbai, Maharashtra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 10th edition of an international plastics exhibition, PlastIndia, began in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar. The six-day expo-cum-conference hopes to garner a business of around Rs 5,500 crore as buyers and sellers from around 28 countries meet at the event.
  6. How much amount has been allocated by the Government of India to West Bengal government for electrification of 881 km of rail network in the state?
    A) Rs 721.50 crore
    B) Rs 771.54 crore
    C) Rs 751.59 crore
    D) Rs 791.51
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Budget tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allotted Rs 771.54 crore for electrification of 881 km of rail network in West Bengal. The electrification plans would cover all three railway zones – Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and North East Frontier Railway – which run through the state.
  7. Mobile App named ‘Pollution Metre’ has been launched by which state to spread awareness against pollution in the state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Madhya Pradesh government launched a mobile application “pollution metre” to spread awareness against pollution in the western part of the state. It has been developed with the help of a private firm and the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. With the help of the app, anybody can check the status of air, water and noise pollution in their respective areas.
  8. Which among the following countries has become the first country of the world to legalize and then repeal same-sex marriage?
    A) Bahamas
    B) Cuba
    C) Bermuda
    D) Jamaica
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Bermuda has become the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British island territory.
  9. Well known artist and director Sudha Karmarkar who passed away recently belonged to which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Assam
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran theatre artist, director, and pioneer of Children’s Theatre in Maharashtra, Sudha Karmarkar passes away. She was 83. Karmarkar founded the children’s theatre in Mumbai which is known as ‘Bal Rangbhumi- Little Theatre’ and directed various plays for children.
  10. What is the capital of Bermuda?
    A) Kingston
    B) Havana
    C) Nassau
    D) Hamilton
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency- Bermudian dollar

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