Current Affairs Quiz: February 12, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 12 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. Name the first Indian Navy Ship on which solar panel has been installed.
    A) INS Darshak
    B) INS Sindhudhwaj
    C) INS Sarvekshak
    D) INS Sindhukesari
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    Option C
    Explanation: For the first time in the country, solar panels have been installed on an Indian warship. The survey class vessel INS Sarvekshak, attached with the Southern Naval command, has been fitted with 18 sheets of solar panels atop its hangar. The 300-Watt panels generate about 5.4 KW power.
  2. Who will replace M.K. Razdan as the new Editor in Chief of Press Trust of India (PTI)?
    A) Karnal Singh
    B) Vijay Joshi
    C) Aroon Purie
    D) Vikram Swant
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Press Trust of India has named veteran journalist Vijay Joshi, who has spent three decades covering Asia and the Middle East, as the news agency’s Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Joshi, 54, replaces M.K. Razdan, who retired in September.
  3. Which country is going to hold a referendum on April 16, 2017, to change the parliamentary system to a presidential republic.
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Russia
    D) Turkey
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    Option D
    Explanation: A new draft constitution that would significantly increase the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be put to a referendum scheduled for 16 April.
  4. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to conduct single entrance examination for admission in all engineering and architecture colleges for undergraduate courses from the year _____.
    A) 2017
    B) 2018
    C) 2019
    D) 2020
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    Option B
  5. “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” is observed on ___?
    A) 11 February
    B) 12 February
    C) 13 February
    D) 14 February
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    Option A
  6. 2nd edition of India Pharma & India Medical Device International Conference was held at?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Jaipur
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    Option B
    Explanation: Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar inaugurated the 2nd edition of India Pharma & India Medical Device International Conference in Bengaluru.
  7. Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a Guinness World Record by building the world’s tallest sand castle which is 48 feet and 8 inch (14.84 metre) at the Puri beach. What was the theme of the sand castle?
    A) United We Are
    B) Unity in Diversity
    C) World Peace
    D) Peace Glory Success.
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    Option C
    Explanation: Sudarsan and his 45 students took about 9 days to prepare this sculpture. The sand sculpture was built with theme of World Peace. The previous Guinness record was reserved in the name of American artist Ted Siebert, who had built a 13.97 metre high (45 ft) sand castle at Miami beach in 2015.
  8. Who will chair the 33 member committee constituted for the speedy implementation of the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh?
    A) E. S. L. Narasimhan
    B) K.E.Krishna Murthy
    C) N.Chinarajappa
    D) N Chandrababu Naidu
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    Option D
    Explanation: A 33 member committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for the speedy implementation of the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh.
  9. Dharmsheel Chaturvedi who passed away recently was related to which field?
    A) Sports
    B) Politics
    C) Music
    D) Journalism
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    Option D
    Explanation: Eminent thinker, writer and journalist Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi passed away.
  10. Piet Keizer who passed away recently was related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Tennis
    D) Hockey
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    Option B
    Explanation: He was a Dutch Football player.
  11. Which space agency has submitted its report for “Europa lander mission” which includes goals like searching for evidence of life on Europa, and more.
    A) ISRO
    B) JAXA
    C) NASA
    D) CNSA
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    Option C
    Explanation: NASA has submitted its report for Europa lander mission which includes goals like searching for evidence of life on Europa, and more. Europa is one of the 4 moons of Jupiter and is smallest among them.
  12. ‘Aman-17’ naval exercise started in which country?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
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    Option B
    Explanation: The multinational ‘Aman-17’ naval exercise kicked off in Karachi on Friday morning with 37 countries, including Pakistan, taking part in the four-day long event.

 

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