Current Affairs Quiz: February 19, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 19 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 sailboat inducted by Indian Navy to conduct first all-women circumnavigation of globe.
    A) Vahini
    B) Tarini
    C) Tarangini
    D) Sudarshani
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    Option B
    Explanation: Tarini is slated to be the platform for ‘First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe’ expedition of the Indian Navy. The boat is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi
  2. Name the 20th coast guard ship commissioned at Kochi.
    A) ICGS Samrat
    B) ICGS Samarth
    C) ICGS Rajdhwaj
    D) ICGS Ayush
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    Option D
    Explanation: Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH has been commissioned at Kochi. ICGS AYUSH is the 20th and the last in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
  3. What is the new deadline set by EPFO for submitting Aadhaar number by its members?
    A) 31 March 2017
    B) 1 March 2017
    C) 1 April 2017
    D) 31 July 2017
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    Option A
    Explanation: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, EPFO has extended the deadline for submitting Aadhaar number by its members till 31st March . Earlier the time period of submission of Aadhaar was 28th February.
  4. Which team won GOLD at the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy 2017?
    A) India
    B) South Korea
    C) Malaysia
    D) Philippines
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    Option B
    Explanation: South Korea won Gold, India won Silver. Malaysia won Bronze. Event was held at Vientiane, Laos
  5. Which singer has been honoured with the ‘Legendary Award’ by the Brand Laureate?
    A) Asha Bhosle
    B) Alka Yagnik
    C) Lata Mangeshkar
    D) Kavita Krishnamurthy
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    Option C
    Explanation: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with the ‘Legendary Award’ by the Brand Laureate.
  6. Which writer has been selected for Vyas Samman 2016?
    A) Nripendra Tripathi
    B) Surendra Verma
    C) Vivek Mishra
    D) Rohinton Mistry
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    Option B
    Explanation: Well known Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma has been selected for Vyas Samman-2016. He has been chosen for this prestigious award for his novel “Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha : Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se”, published in 2010.
  7. Erland Kops who recently passed away, was related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Badminton
    C) Tennis
    D) Football.
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    Option B
    Explanation: He was a badminton player from Denmark.
  8. Which bank has tied up with Greenply to offer financial services to its dealers?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) City Union Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: State Bank of India has announced a tie-up with Greenply Industries to grow its channel financing business.
  9. 2-Day South Asian Speakers’ Summit has been inaugurated in which state/UT?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
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    Option B
    Explanation: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  10. Yudhisthir Joshi who passed away recently was a/an ______ .
    A) Journalist
    B) Politician
    C) Actor
    D) Actor
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    Option A
    Explanation: He was a Journalist

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