Current Affairs Quiz: February 16, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 16 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. The world’s first transit rating system has been unveiled at which of the following metro station office?
    A) Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC)
    B) KOLKATA METRO RAIL CORPORATION(KMRC)
    C) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC)
    D) Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC)
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    Option C
    Explanation: The world’s first transit rating system, which caters exclusively to metro networks, was unveiled at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s head office here on 15 February 2017.
  2. India has signed the deal for 36 Rafale jets with which country?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) China
    D) Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation: Recently India requested France to advance the delivery of Rafale jets to which France responded by saying that it was not possible as the jets requires customization. 36 Jets have to be delivered between 2019 to 2022.
  3. On 15 February 2017, ISRO created a record by launching highest number of satellite in a single launch. How many satellite did ISRO launch?
    A) 102
    B) 104
    C) 107
    D) 109
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    Option B
    Explanation: In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today morning (February 15, 2017) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.(Total – 104)
  4. In the launch of 104 satellite by ISRO in a single go, the maximum number of satellite were from which country?
    A) The Netherlands
    B) USA
    C) Switzerland
    D) UAE
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    Option B
    Explanation: USA (96), The Netherlands (1), Switzerland (1), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1) and UAE (1). The remaining three satellite were of ISRO.
  5. Union Cabinet on 15 February 2017 has approved the merger of State Bank of India with how many banks?
    A) 3
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
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    Option C
    Explanation: Cabinet has approved the merger of the SBI and its five associate banks — State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur ( SBBJ ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore ( SBM ), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore ( SBT ). No decision, however, has been taken on merging Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
  6. The Reserve Bank India(RBI) on 15 February has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation and exchange of supervisory information with which of the following bank?
    A) Bank of Mozambique
    B) Bank of Zambia
    C) Bank of Malawi
    D) Bank of Namibia
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Reserve Bank has inked an information exchange pact with Bank of Zambia aimed at forging greater cooperation.
  7. National Stock Exchange(NSE) will give incentives on SLB transaction charges from 1 March 2017. What is the full form of SLB?
    A) Short Loans and Borrowing
    B) Securitization Loans and Borrowing
    C) Security Lending and Borrowing
    D) Simplified Loans and Borrowing.
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    Option C
    Explanation: To encourage market participation in securities lending and borrowing (SLB) scheme, top stock exchange NSE has decided to provide incentives on transaction charges, from March 1.
  8. Which of the following bank has collaborated with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) and will set up a ‘Korea Desk’ in Mumbai?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Allahabad Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) State Bank of India
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    Option D
    Explanation: SBI has collaborated with KDB.
  9. Kerala State Cooperatives Consumers’ Federation (Consumerfed) has tied up with which of the following bank to facilitate cashless purchases for its consumers?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: Kerala State Cooperatives Consumers’ Federation (Consumerfed) has tied up with IDBI Bank to facilitate cashless purchases for its consumers.
  10. Ministry of Tourism and Culture has launched pre-loaded Sim Card to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa. This initiative has been launched in association with which telecom sector?
    A) Airtel
    B) Idea
    C) BSNL
    D) Vodafone
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    Option C
    Explanation: This initiative has been launched in association with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., (BSNL), wherein BSNL would distribute pre-loaded SIM cards to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa.
  11. Begumpet Airport is located at which place?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Kolkata
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    Option A
    Explanation: Begumpet Airport- Hyderabad Old Airport .
    Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a Centre of Excellence for aerospace skill development in Hyderabad, together with the Telangana government, National Skill Development Corporation India and AEROCAMPUS France. The Centre will come up at Begumpet Airport.
  12. India’s First Plane Restaurant ‘Hawai Adda’ has been opened in which of the following city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Ludhiana
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    Option D
    Explanation:India’s First Plane Restaurant ‘Hawai Adda’ Opens Up In Ludhiana 
  13. The Indian Panorama Film Festival jointly organised by Andaman and Nicobar administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India has started at which place?
    A) Kadamtala
    B) Rangat
    C) Port Blair
    D) Bombooflat
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Indian Panorama Film Festival being organised jointly by Andaman and Nicobar administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India, began in Port Blair
  14. Which of the following Institution has won first prize for sanitation & hygiene under Kayakalp awards?
    A) IIT, Mumbai
    B) AIIMS, New Delhi
    C) IISc, Bangalore
    D) IIT, Roorkee
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    Option B
    Explanation: All India Institute of Medical Science, AIIMS of Delhi has won the first prize and a cash reward of 5 crore rupees for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene under the Government’s Kayakalp awards.
  15. India has joined UN network to strengthen national efforts to end preventable deaths by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2030
    C) 2025
    D) 2035
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    Option B
    Explanation: India is among nine countries that will be part of a global health network focused on improving the quality of care for new mothers and babies and strengthen national efforts to end preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns by 2030.

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