Current Affairs Quiz: February 20, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 20 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. Recently T.R Zeliang resigned from his post of Chief Minister. He was the Chief Minister of which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Nagaland
    C) Manipur
    D) Tripura
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    Option B
    Explanation: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang resigned on 19 February 2017 against the backdrop of widespread protests in the state triggered by the government decision to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in urban local bodies.
  2. As per the Financial Bill 2017, tax of 1%(TCS) will be applicable on jewellery if the amount of jewellery exceed an amount of ______ when paid in cash.
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 5 lakh
    C) Rs 10 lakh
    D) Rs 15 lakh
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    Option A
    Explanation: Cash purchases of jewellery will attract one per cent TCS (tax collected at source) from April 1 if the amount exceeds Rs 2 lakh, as against the current threshold of Rs 5 lakh. This will come into effect when Finance Bill 2017 comes into effect from 1 April 2017.
  3. Which bank has launched a digital wallet named “Batuaa”.
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Canara Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Oriental Bank of Commerce
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    Option D
    Explanation: On the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has come up with several digital offerings including launch of mobile wallet ‘Oriental Batuaa’.
  4. India has sanctioned a soft loan of $ _____ to Nepal for infrastructure development programmes.?
    A) $500 million
    B) $250 million
    C) $340 million
    D) $200 million
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    Option C
    Explanation: India has sanctioned a soft loan of 340 million US dollar to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes. Under this programme Mahalaki bridge and 15 roads will be constructed in various parts of Nepal.
    Soft Loan : A soft loan is a loan with a below-market rate of interest.
  5. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has introduced the “Middle Income Group Scheme”. The people with monthly income of up to Rs ___ will benefit from it.
    A) Rs 40,000
    B) Rs 50,000
    C) Rs 60,000
    D) Rs 70,000
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Supreme Court has introduced the Middle Income Group Scheme. It is a self-supporting scheme which provides legal services to the middle income group whose gross income is not exceeding Rs. 60,000 per month. Under the scheme, middle class people who can`t afford the expensive litigation in the Supreme Court can avail the services of the society for a nominal amount.
  6. Khajuraho Dance is of which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Kerala
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation: In Madhya Pradesh, the world famous Khajuraho Dance Festival began. AIR correspondent reports that eminent Indian classical dancers will perform during the seven day event.
  1. Which technology giant has signed an MOU with Jharkhand to leverage cloud technologies to drive the state’s digital ambitions?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) TCS
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    Option C
    Explanation: Jharkhand government and Microsoft India inked an MoU to leverage cloud technologies to drive the state’s digital ambitions.
  2. Altamas Kabir who passed away recently was the ____ Chief Justice of India.
    A) 37th
    B) 38th
    C) 39th
    D) 40th
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    Option C
    Explanation: He was the 39th CJI.
  3. Banasree Sengupta who passed away recently was a ____ ?
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Sportswomen
    D) Singer
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    Option D
    Explanation: Banasree Sengupta was a renowned Bengali singer.
  4. Name the Indian movie that has won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award .
    A) Ghost
    B) Strong Island
    C) Newton
    D) Untitled
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    Option C
    Explanation: Raj Kummar Rao and Anjali Patil starrer political satire Newton, which had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin Film Festival , has won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award.

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