Current Affairs Quiz: February 18, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 18 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. What is India’s rank in the list of top target countries for Web Application Attacks as per a report by Akamai Technologies?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C)10th
    D) 6th
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    Option A
    Explanation: India ranked fourth on the list of top target countries for Web Application Attacks
  2. What is India’s rank in the list of “Global Web Application Attack Source Countries” ?
    A) 5th
    B) 6th
    C) 9th
    D) 10th
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    Option D
    Explanation: India ranked 10th in the list of “Global Web Application Attack Source Countries” in the fourth quarter of 2016
  3. A special train named ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’ with an aim to spread awareness about climate change, is a joint initiative of Indian Railways and _________ .
    A) Ministry of Earth Sciences + Ministry of Environment
    B) Ministry of Environment + Ministry of Science and Technology
    C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry + Ministry of Science and Technology
    D) Ministry of Commerce and Industry + Ministry of Environment
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    Option B
    Explanation: Named ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’, is a collaborative efforts of ministries of Railways, Environment and Science and Technology with16-coaches.
  4. Which airline has signed MoU with the Odisha government for running direct international flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur?
    A) Jet Airways
    B) SpiceJet
    C) AirIndia
    D) AirAsia
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    Option D
    Explanation: Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government for running direct international flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur.
  5. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a mobile app to identify commercial reef and reef associated fishes. What is the name of this app?
    A) Reef Finder
    B) Fish Reef
    C) Fish Finder
    D) Available Reef
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a mobile app — Fish Finder Version 1 — to identify commercial reef and reef associated fishes.
  6. Government has increased the Cash Credit(CC) limit for MSMEs from 20% to ___ %
    A) 25%
    B) 30%
    C) 35%
    D) 40%
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    Option B
    Explanation: The government has increased the cash credit limit for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to 30 per cent of turnover from the existing 20 per cent to encourage such ventures conduct businesses digitally,
  7. Which company has topped the Fortunes list of World’s Most Admired Companies list of 2017?
    A) Amazon
    B) Starbucks
    C) Google
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Apple has topped, followed by Amazon.com and starbucks respectively.
  8. Which bank has bagged the ‘National MSME Excellence Award 2017’ organized by the Federation of Industry, Trade and Services (FITS)
    A) Vijaya Bank
    B) Corporation Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B 
  9. Name the first Indian who has been promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD)?
    A) K Govindraj
    B) Ajay Sud
    C) Norman Isaac
    D) Bhupendra Shahi
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    Option C
    Explanation: Norman Isaac has become the first Indian ever to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD).
  10. The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju laid the foundation stone of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in which state/UT?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju laid the foundation stone of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in Delhi.

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