Current Affairs Quiz: February 13, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 13 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 cricketer who has become the fastest to reach 250 wickets in test cricket match.
    A) Mitchell Starc
    B) Mitchell Santner
    C) Ravichandran Ashwin
    D) Dale Steyn
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    Option C
    Explanation: Ashwin took 45 test matches to reach 250 wickets surpassing Dennis Lillee who took 48 test matches to achieve this feat.
  2. As per International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Report, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was the _____ busiest airport worldwide for the month of November, 2016.
    A) 9th
    B) 12th
    C) 7th
    D) 15th
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    Option B
    Explanation: Ranked at 12th in term of most busiest airport this was for the first time that an Indian airport entered the league of top 15 airports in the world.
  3. As per International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Report, which airport was the world’s busiest airport for November 2016?
    A) Beijing Capital International Airport
    B) Tokyo International Airport
    C) Atlanta International Airport
    D) Charles de Gaulle International Airport
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    Option C
    Explanation: Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, US
  4. Who has been elected as the new President of Germany?
    A) Joachim Gauck
    B) Christian Wulff
    C) Horst Köhler
    D) Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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    Option D
    Explanation: Germany’s parliamentary assembly has elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a Social Democrat, as the country’s president.
  5. Government has approved an amount of _____ under the Electronic Development Fund (EDF) meant to support entrepreneurship and innovation in electronics and IT.
    A) Rs 6,431 Crore
    B) Rs 7,431 Crore
    C) Rs 6,831 Crore
    D) Rs 7,831 Crore
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    Option C
    Explanation: Government has approved Rs 681 crore as seed capital for building a total corpus of Rs over Rs 6,800 crore under the electronic development fund meant to support entrepreneurship and innovation in electronics and IT.
  6. Government of India is planning to introduce Indradhanush 2.0 for recapitalisation of public sector lenders after completion of AQR by the Reserve Bank of India. What does AQR stands for?
    A) Account Quality Reference
    B) Asset Quality Review
    C) Automated Quick Relative
    D) Authorised Quality Rights
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    Option B
    Explanation: ‘Indradhanush 2.0’ will be finalised after completion of the Asset Quality Review (AQR) by the Reserve Bank, The review is likely to be completed by March-end.
  7. Who has been named as ambassador of FIFA?
    A) Hayatou Issa
    B) Dominguez Alejandro
    C) Diego Maradona
    D) Bouchamaoui Tarek
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    Option C
    Explanation: Diego Maradona from Argentina has been given an ambassador role by FIFA.
  8. Which Indian Institute is setting up India’s first school on Quality and Reliability?
    A) IIT, Kharagpur
    B) IISc, Bangalore
    C) IIT, Kanpur
    D) IIT, Delhi
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    Option A
    Explanation: The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is starting an inter-disciplinary school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R), a first of its kind in India.
  9. India defeated which country to win the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Pakistan
    C) New Zealand
    D) Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation: India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets.
  10. Name the first Indian cricketer who has signed deal with overseas franchise-based T20 league Hong Kong T20 Blitz.
    A) Hardik Pandya
    B) Karun Nair
    C) Yusuf Pathan
    D) Rohit Sharma
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    Option C
    Explanation: Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has become cricketer from the country to sign a deal with an overseas franchise-based T20 league after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) allowed him to feature in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz.

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