Current Affairs Quiz: February 17, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 17 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. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 16 February 2017?
    A) K A Sengottaiyan
    B) Dindigul C Sreenivasan
    C) Edappadi K Palaniswami
    D) P Thangamani
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    Option C
    Explanation: Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on 16 February 2017 appointed Edappadi K Palaniswami as chief minister.
  2. Automobile firm Tata Motors has signed an agreement with which technology giant to unveil vehicles equipped with IoT, artificial intelligence?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Apple
    D) Facebook
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    Option B
    Explanation: Tata Motors and software major Microsoft on 16 February 2017 entered into a strategic partnership wherein the Indian automaker will leverage latter’s connected vehicle technologies.
  3. As per new guideline by RBI, now RRBs in India can lend a maximum loan upto Rs ___ against security of gold/ gold ornaments
    A) Rs 5 lakh
    B) Rs 1 lakh
    C) Rs 2 lakh
    D) Rs 2.5 lakh
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India doubled the quantum of loan that Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) can give against security of gold/ gold ornaments to Rs. 2 lakh with bullet repayment option.
  4. Which of the following bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA)?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Punjab National Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: Canara Bank on 16 February 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA).
  5. What is the authorized capital of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA)?
    A) Rs 800 Crore
    B) Rs 1,000 Crore
    C) Rs 2,000 Crore
    D) Rs 5,000 Crore
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    Option C
    Explanation: HEFA has been jointly promoted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Canara Bank with an authorised capital of Rs. 2,000 crore..
  6. “Pragati”, a traditional life insurance plan that has been specifically designed to empower low income families has been launched by which insurance company?
    A) LIC
    B) Bharti AXA Life Insurance
    C) SBI Life insurance co Ltd
    D) HDFC life
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    Option D
    Explanation: HDFC life launched Pragati, a traditional life insurance plan that has been specifically designed to empower low income families.
  7. Which bank has launched instant chat service for its customers named CBOL?
    A) City Union Bank
    B) Citibank
    C) Standard Chartered Bank
    D) Canara Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: Citi has launched instant chat services for customers logged in to Citibank Online (CBOL) in India.
  8. Airtel Payment bank has partnered with which firm to provide it with payment processing solutions?
    A) Verizon
    B) NPCI
    C) Visa
    D) Mastercard
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    Option D
    Explanation: Mastercard will provide payment processing solutions to Airtel Payments Bank.
  9. What is India’s rank in annual economic freedom index published by US Think Tank Heritage Foundation?
    A) 143
    B) 97
    C) 43
    D) 142
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    Option A
    Explanation: India ranked a dismal 143rd in an annual index of economic freedom by a top American thinktank, behind its several South Asian neighbours including Pakistan. Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand topped the index.
  10. Who has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Canada?
    A) Sanjiv Ranjan
    B) Vikas Swarup
    C) Ashok Warrier
    D) Bishwadip Dey
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    Option B
    Explanation: Vikas Swarup, who is currently serving as the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, is appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada.
  11. What is the total outlay of ‘Chardham’ highway project of Uttarakhand?
    A) Rs 10,000 crores
    B) Rs 12,000 crores
    C) Rs 15,000 crores
    D) Rs 8,000 crores
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Rs 12,000 crore ‘Chardham’ highway project in Uttarakhand will be completed by the end of 2018
  12. Which country will build ‘first city on Mars by 2117’?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) UAE
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    Option D
    Explanation: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will build the first city on the Red Planet as part of the 2117 Mars project in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.
  13. Who has been awarded with the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Trophy?
    A) Cristiano Ronaldo
    B) LeBron James
    C) Usain Bolt
    D) Andy Murray
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    Option C
    Explanation: Usain Bolt was crowned Laureus Sportsman of the Year for a record equalling fourth time, matching the achievement of Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
  14. 36th Cobra Gold military training exercise has started in which country?
    A) US
    B) Thailand
    C) Indonesia
    D) Malaysia
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    Option B
    Explanation: Nearly 30 nations are taking part in the Thailand-hosted exercise, which runs until Feb 24. Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea are among the nations joining the United States and Thailand in the training.
  15. Recently Sabarimala airport has received in-principle approval from its state government. In which state is it located?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Kerala cabinet gave in-principle approval for setting up a greenfield airport at Sabarimala to cater to lakhs of devotees who visit the famous Lord Ayyappa hill shrine every year.
  16. Indian Seed Congress 2017 has been organized in which city?
    A) Patna
    B) Kolkata
    C) Lucknow
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated Indian Seed Congress – 2017 in Kolkata . Theme : Seed of Joy

 

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