Current Affairs Quiz: February 11, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 11 February 2017 has been framed from various Newspapers of the same day. Check if you have read the Newspaper properly today by answering the questions of our Current Affairs Quiz. It will help you to prepare for various upcoming competitive examinations. 

  1. Recently Government has launched a Braille atlas for visually challenged people in the country. Which ministry has launched this Atlas?
    A) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    B) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    C) Ministry of Science and Technology
    D) Ministry of Earth Sciences
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a comprehensive Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh visually challenged people in the country, especially students. This is for the first time that a comprehensive atlas has been prepared for physically challenged with such minute details. Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology: Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  2. Who has been conferred with “G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award 2016”?
    A) Vinod Mehta
    B) Karan Thapar
    C) Sumita Mishra
    D) Shekar Gupta
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    Option B
    Explanation: Senior journalist and television commentator Karan Thapar will be conferred the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award 2016 for excellence in journalism.
  3. Governemnt is planning to set up Defence Procurement Organisation (DPO) under Defence Ministry. Name the head of committee that has submitted a report on the modalities of setting up the DPO to Defence Minister.
    A) Dr. Dhirendra Singh
    B) Dr. Vivek Rae
    C) Dr. Pritam Singh
    D) Dr. Vinod Singh
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    Option C
    Explanation: A government appointed committee, headed by former Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, Dr. Pritam Singh, has submitted a report on the modalities of setting up the DPO to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
  4. Who has been named as the new chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and will take over the office from 1 March 2017?
    A) Hemant Bhargava
    B) Ajay Tyagi
    C) Sanjeev Sanyal
    D) Vikram Limaye
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    Option B
    Explanation: Senior bureaucrat Ajay Tyagi has been appointed the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of five years. He will replace U K Sinha who became the SEBI chairman in February 2011 and has twice been given an extension after his initial tenure of three years ended in 2014.
  5. Where was the 37th Saksham Asian Track Cycling Championship held?
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Seoul, South Korea
    C) New Delhi, India
    D) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Option C
    Explanation: New Delhi, India. South Korea topped the medal tally, while India was on 11th spot in medals table.
  6. “Mission 11 Million” is related to ___ ?
    A) Spacecraft on Moon
    B) Football Sports
    C) Housing Scheme
    D) Poverty alleviation
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Mission 11 million, a football initiative aimed towards taking the game to 12,000 schools in 37 cities across the country was set rolling by the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Praful Patel at the Nehru Stadium. The primary objective of the programme is to engage more than 11 million children in activities relating to Football.
  7. Which bank has launched the competition named ‘Future of Jobs in India’ ?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: Axis Bank, the country’s third largest private sector bank, has launched the largest crowd-sourcing competition, ‘Future of Jobs in India’, seeking ideas from young minds.
  8. The three-day National Women’s Parliament has been organized in which place?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) New Delhi
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    Option C
    Explanation: The three-day National Women’s Parliament, being organised by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the theme of ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’, began on 10 February 2017 in the state capital region Amaravati.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India?
    A) Ajoy Mishra
    B) Vinod Singh
    C) S.K Roy
    D) Hemant Bhargava
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    Option D
    Explanation: Hemant Bhargava was appointed Managing Director of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He is at present LIC’s Zonal Manager, Delhi.
  10. Name the official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
    A) Khelo
    B) Kheleao
    C) Sheru
    D) Khilao
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    Option B
    Explanation: With just 238 days remaining for the start of the tournament, the official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, ‘Kheleao’ was unveiled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
  11. Which company has launched the India’s first indigenously developed jet engine series.
    A) Fintech Limited
    B) Intech DMLS Limited
    C) Bimstech Limited
    D) Infonet Limited
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    Option B
    Explanation: Intech DMLS Limited, a metal 3D printing provider and metal additive manufacturing establishment in aviation sector, has launched the country’s first indigenously developed jet engine series.
  12. Which Indian airport has won the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Chairman’s Order of Merit award at the CAPA 12 Annual India Aviation Summit?
    A) Veer Savarkar International Airport
    B) Cochin International Airport
    C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    D) GMR Hyderabad International Airport
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    Option D
  13. Which Indian singer has been roped in for the “Blue Heart Campaign” – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime?
    A) Jagjit Singh
    B) Satinder Sartaaj
    C) Kuldeep Manak
    D) Harjit Harman
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    Option B
    Explanation: Folk singer Satinder Sartaaj has been roped in by the United Nations Office on Drugs under its project against human trafficking called “Blue Heart Campaign”.
  14. What is the theme for BRICS summit 2017?
    A) BRICS: Stronger bond for Stronger ties
    B) BRICS: Partnership for Progress
    C) BRICS: Making a livable planet for future generation
    D) BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future
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    Option D
    Explanation: China has released the theme and topics of discussion for the 2017 BRICS Summit, which will be held in September this year in Xiamen, in the Fujian Province of east China. The 2017 theme will be – “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”.
  15. Government has launched TAMRA portal. It is related to _____ .
    A) IT Sector
    B) Defence Sector
    C) Steel Sector
    D) Mining Sector
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    Option D
    Explanation: Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal has launched TAMRA (Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation) portal and Mobile Application to speed up mining activity in India and facilitate all the stakeholders to track the status of the statutory clearances associated with mining blocks for getting mines to reach till operationalisation for the same.

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