Current Affairs Quiz: February 2, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz has been framed from various Newspapers of the same day. The quiz will give you a fair idea of how much you keep updated yourself about the latest happenings of the World. Check if you have read the Newspaper properly today.

  1. Individuals with income between Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh will have to pay an income tax of ___ % as per the Annual Budget 2017-18?
    A) 3%
    B) 4%
    C) 5%
    D) 10%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Now individuals with income between Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh with pay 5% tax on their income against 10% as earlier.
  2. What is the maximum amount which a political party can receive in form of cash from donors?
    A) Rs 10,000
    B) Rs 6,000
    C) Rs 3,000
    D) Rs 2,000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: A political party can now receive a maximum of Rs. 2000 per donor in form of cash. However there is no such limit if the donation is made by cheque or online transaction.
  3. E. Ahamed who recently passed away(on 1 February 2017) was a/an ________ ?
    A) Actor
    B) Singer
    C) Politician
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: He was a member of the Lok Sabha from Malappuram in Kerala.
  4. Who has taken over the charge of Director of Central Bureau of Investigation?
    A) Alok Kumar Verma
    B) Sanjeev Kumar Singh
    C) Vipin Kumar Mishra
    D) Rajeev Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Alok Kumar Verma took over as Director of CBI on February 01, 2017.
  5. Nirmal Shekar who passed away recently (on 1 February 2017) was a/an _____ ?
    A) Economist
    B) Politician
    C) Sports Journalist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: He was Sports editor of The Hindu. He passed away at the age of 60.
  6. Finance Minister has increased the budget allocation to sports by 40% and has allocated a total of Rs ____ to the sports ministry as per the Annual Budget 2017-18.
    A) Rs. 1,592 crore
    B) Rs. 1,943 crore
    C) Rs 1,748 crore
    D) Rs 1,583 Crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Mr. Jaitley allocated a total of Rs. 1,943 crore, compared to Rs. 1,592 crore earmarked last year.
  7. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has got its highest ever budget allocation of Rs. _________ since its inception.
    A) Rs. 45,000 Crore
    B) Rs. 47,500 Crore
    C) Rs 48,000 Crore
    D) Rs 49,000 Crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: MGNREGS got Rs 48,000 Crore as budgetary support, which is the highest amount ever it has received.
  8. Who will head the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) formed by Tamil Nadu Government to probe into the case of Jallikattu violence.
    A) Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan
    B) Justice J. Chelameswar
    C) Justice J.S Khehar
    D) Justice S. Rajeswaran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: The Tamil Nadu government has named Justice S. Rajeswaran, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, to head the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) announced by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to probe into the causes and circumstances leading to the law and order disturbances in various parts of the State following the agitations demanding the conducti of jallikattu on January 23, 2017.
  9. Kodiveri Dam is located in _____ ?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Recently Public Works Department said that the construction of a check dam across Bhavani river downstream of Kodiveri dam is not feasible.
  10. ______ will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia as ‘Guest of Honour’?
    A) Vladimir Putin
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Barack Obama
    D) Donald Trump
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia, scheduled from June 1 to 3, as the ‘Guest of Honour’.

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