Current Affairs Quiz: February 21, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 21 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. BharatQR code, the world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution has been developed by?
    (i) NPCI
    (ii) Visa
    (iii) Mastercard
    (iv) Verizon
    A) All except (iv)
    B) All except (ii)
    C) Both (i) and (iii)
    D) All
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    Option A
    Explanation: BharatQR code, the world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution, was launched as part of efforts to move towards less-cash economy at an “insignificant cost”. Developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Mastercard, and Visa, BharatQR code would require merchants to only display one QR code instead of multiple ones.
  2. Which bank in India has become the first bank to launch a generic top level domain for its website?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: The State Bank of India (SBI) on 20 February 2017 announced rebranding of its corporate website as ‘bank.sbi’ from earlier sbi.co.in in respect of generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)
  3. Which bank has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV) for extending finance to customers for the purchase of commercial vehicles manufactured by the company?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Karnataka Bank
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Canara Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation: Karnataka Bank Ltd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV) for extending finance to customers for the purchase of commercial vehicles
  4. As per report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which country is the largest importer of arms?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) India
    D) Afghanistan
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    Option C
    Explanation: 1st – India ; 2nd – Saudi Arabia
  5. Flipkart has tied up with which technology giant to use its cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Amazon
    D) IBM
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    Option B
    Explanation: Leading Indian e-commerce major Flipkart tied up with global software major Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales.
  6. Who is the author of Hema Malini’s biography titled ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’?
    A) Vikram Seth
    B) Aravind Adiga
    C) Ram Kamal Mukherjee
    D) Vipul Kumar Chaudhary
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    Option C 
  7. Name the first Indian sportsperson to in k a Rs 100 crore endorsement deal.
    A) M.S Dhoni
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) P.V Sindhu
    D) Abhinav Bindra
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    Option B
    Explanation: Virat Kohli became the first Indian sports personality to strike a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand. Kohli signed an eight-year deal with sports apparel brand Puma worth Rs 110 crore.
  8. Name the most expensive overseas player bought in IPL auction 2017.
    A) Ben Stokes
    B) Tymal Mills
    C) Mohammad Nabi
    D) Kagiso Rabada
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    Option A
    Explanation: Ben Stokes became the most expensive overseas player at an IPL auction when he was signed for a jaw-dropping Rs 14.5 crore
  9. Ved Prakash Sharma was passed away recently was a/an ______ .
    A) Sportsperson
    B) Writer
    C) Actor
    D) Politician
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    Option B
    Explanation: Ved Prakash Sharma was an Indian writer of novels and screenplays in Hindi.
  10. When is “World Day of Social Justice” observed?
    A) 19 February
    B) 20 February
    C) 18 February
    D) 21 February
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    Option B
    Explanation: Theme for year 2017: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”
  11. Which group has launched T4I programme to encourage technology innovators across the world?
    A) HSBC
    B) Citi
    C) BoA
    D) JpMorgan Group
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Banking giant Citi has launched the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) – a global program that brings on board technology innovators from around the world to create solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector.

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