Current Affairs Quiz: February 15, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 15 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. “Aero India 2017” biennial air show and aviation exhibition has been organized in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Top military contractors from countries across the world have firmed up plans to tap new business opportunities under the Modi government’s Make in India initiative at the Aero India-2017, Asia’s biggest air show that opens in the outskirts of Bengaluru.
  2. On 14 February 2017, Kalimpong has been made a new district in West Bengal. It is now the ___ district of West Bengal.
    A) 20th
    B) 21st
    C) 22nd
    D) 23rd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: The Kalimpong subdivision of the Darjeeling hills became the 21st district of West Bengal on 14 Feb 2017.
  3. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has predicted India’s GDP growth rate in 2017-18 at ___%.
    A) 6.8%
    B) 7.9%
    C) 7.4%
    D) 7.1%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Ind-Ra for 2017-18 -> 7.4% and for 2016-17 -> 6.8%
  4. Shaktikanta Das recently inaugurated IMF’s first Fully-Integrated Capacity Development Center in which place?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Maharasjtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, inaugurated International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in New Delhi.
  5. India has finalized the Joint Venture agreement for production of ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India with which country?
    A) France
    B) US
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement for collaboration in the production of light weight multi-role ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India.
  6. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched in the year 2016 to promote agricultural education under which 100 centres are being opened with a fund of_______ .
    A) Rs.7 crore
    B) Rs.6.43 crore
    C) Rs.15 crore
    D) Rs.5.35 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Union Government has opened 100 centres under Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme to promote agricultural education. The 100 centres are being opened with a fund of Rs 5.35 crore.
  7. Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has adopted which of the following villages of Maharashtra on 14 February 2017?
    A) Bamani
    B) Dharur
    C) Donja
    D) Dhoki
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt Donja in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. Tendulkar had announced Donja as his second adopted village late last year after successfully completing the first phase of development in Puttamraju Kandriga in Nellore. He has already adopted Puttamraju Kandriga in Andhra Prades .
  8. Adam Voges who has announced retirement from International Cricket is from which country?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Australia
    C) England
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: He is an Australian cricketer. A specialist batsmen.
  9. The longest elevated bike path in the world has been opened in which country?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: The longest elevated bike path in the world has been opened in a city in south-east China. The five-mile long, 16-feet wide bicycle-only pathway – dubbed “the winding viaduct” – has been built in the city of Xiamen.
  10. International Coin Fair has been organized in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  11. Who has been appointed as the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?
    A) Naveen N D Gupta
    B) Praveen K Gupta
    C) Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey
    D) Nikhil Joshi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: President – ICAI – Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey and Vice President – ICAI – Naveen N D Gupta
  12. Who has won the 2017 New Zealand Grand Prix?
    A) Thomas Randle
    B) Keke Rosberg
    C) Jehan Daruvala
    D) Stirling Moss
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Jehan Daruvala is an Indian racing driver, currently competing in the European Formula 3 Championship
  13. T V Parasuram who passed away recently was related to which field?
    A) Sports
    B) Journalism
    C) Theatre
    D) Music
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Veteran journalist T V Parasuram, a former correspondent of the Press Trust of India, died today in the US due to age-related illness .
  14. The first ITTF World Tour event in India has been organized in which state/UT?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) New Delhi
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: First ever ITTF World Tour event in India has started at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.
  15. Who has been appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Rwanda?
    A) Sanjiv Ranjan
    B) Ravi Shankar
    C) Bishwadip Dey
    D) Ashok Warrier
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Shri Ravi Shankar presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Uganda, has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Rwanda


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