Current Affairs Quiz: February 22, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 22 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. In which state is the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam located?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: The dam is across Kaveri River, in Mandya in Karnataka state . Anticipating drinking water crisis in Bengaluru this summer, the Karnataka government is putting in place a contingency plan to draw water from the dead storage of the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir at an estimated Cost of Rs 40 crore.
  2. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal?
    A) Justice J.S. Khehar
    B) Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur
    C) Justice Adarsh Sein Anand
    D) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
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    Option D
    Explanation: Supreme Court Judge Abhay Manohar Sapre has been appointed as the chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT). The post remained vacant after Justice B S Chauhan, currently the Law Commission chairman, resigned in March last year.
  3. Direct-to-home operator Dish TV has tied up with which bank for digital payment service?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Direct-to-home operator Dish TV has tied up with private lender ICICI Bank for digital payments.
  4. Government on 21 February 2017, launched “Cyber Swachhta Kendra”. Who operates “Cyber Swachhta Kendra”?
    A) IIT, Mumbai
    B) Microsoft India
    C) Google India
    D) CERT-In
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    Option D
    Explanation: Cyber Swachhta Kendra is being operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under provisions of Section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
  5. Who among the following has taken the charge as Chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. ?
    A) Mehernosh Kapadia
    B) Vinod Kumar
    C) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
    D) Rajesh Gopinathan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: He will also hld the chairmanship of TCS.
  6. Which state is at the top in the use of e-platform of National Agriculture Market(e-NAM)?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Haryana at top, followed by Gujarat.
  7. Name the tool developed by “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” for mobile device security solution for Android devices addressing threats related to mobile phones.
    A) M-Kavach
    B) AppSamvid
    C) USB Pratirodh
    D) JSGuard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: M-Kavach- This tool is a comprehensive mobile device security solution for Android devices addressing threats related to mobile phones.
    AppSamvid – This tool AppSamvid is a desktop based Application Whitelisting solution for Windows operating system.
    USB Pratirodh – This tool is a desktop security solution, which controls the usage of removable storage media like pen drives, external hard drives, cell phones, and other supported USB mass storage devices.
    Browser JSGuard – This tool is a browser extension which detects and defends malicious HTML & JavaScript attacks made through the web browser based on Heuristics.
  8. With which country has India signed 3 agreements in the field of promoting innovation, easing visa requirements and boosting air connectivity between the two countries?
    A) Rwanda
    B) Nepal
    C) Tanzania
    D) Burundi
    View Answer
    Option A 
  9. India’s first dedicated heliport will come up at ?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: New Delhi will soon get India’s first dedicated “heliport” for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers. Investment of Rs 100 crore.
  10. Who has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland after T.R Zeliang resigned from his post of Chief Minister?
    A) Neiphiu Rio
    B) Vizol Rio
    C) Shurhozelie Liezeitsu
    D) Hokishe Liezeitsu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) president Shurhozelie Liezeitsu will be sworn in as the state’s eleventh Chief Minister.
  11. What amount has the central government granted to Tripura under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY)?
    A) Rs 60 crore
    B) Rs 74 crore
    C) Rs 54 crore
    D) Rs 70 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Center has announced a grant of 54 crore rupees to Tripura under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, PMKVY.
  12. Which Indian Institute has won the International Mercury Awards for the year 2016-17?
    A) Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIM Ahmedabad
    D) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: The Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an acknowledged national resource institute for entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution-building, has received the prestigious International Mercury Awards for the year 2016-17 for the best overall presentation of its 2015-2016 annual report.
  13. What is the present MDR cap for transactions up to Rs 2000?
    A) 0.50%
    B) 0.75%
    C) 1%
    D) 1.5%
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    Option B
    Explanation: The existing MDR is capped at 0.75% for transactions up to Rs 2000 and 1% for over Rs 2000. This cap will be changed after 1 April 2017 by RBI.
  14. Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to buy Yahoo Inc. for a revised amount of _____ .
    A) $ 4.8 billion
    B) $ 4.55 billion
    C) $ 4.48 billion
    D) $ 4.30 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Verizon Communications Inc said on 21 February 2017 it would buy Yahoo Inc’s core business for US$4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by US$350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company.
  15. Who has taken charge as the CEO of TCS on 21 February 2017?
    A) Rajesh Gopinathan
    B) N Chandrasekaran
    C) NG Subramaniam
    D) V Ramakrishnan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Rajesh Gopinath is the new CEO, while N Chandrasekaran is the Chairman.

 

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