Current Affairs Quiz: February 24, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 24 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. On which date the merger of State Bank of India and its five associate banks become effective?
    A) 1 July 2017
    B) 31 July 2017
    C) 1 April 2017
    D) 1 March 2017
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    Option C
    Explanation: the entire undertakings of five associate banks shall stand transferred to and vested in State Bank of India from April 1, 2017.
  2. Which of the following Associate Bank of SBI is not listed on Stock exchange?
    A) State Bank of Patiala
    B) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
    C) State Bank of Mysore
    D) State Bank of Travancore
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    Option A
    Explanation: Two of the five associate banks — State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Hyderabad — are unlisted. Among the listed ones, SBI holds a 75 per cent stake in State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, 90 per cent in State Bank of Mysore and 79 per cent in State Bank of Travancore.
  3. Which bank has won ‘IBA-Banking Technology’ awards under the category ‘Best financial inclusion initiatives (small bank)’?
    A) Corporation Bank
    B) Vijaya Bank
    C) Andhra Bank
    D) Karnataka Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation: Karnataka Bank has bagged two ‘IBA-Banking Technology’ awards. the bank was the winner in ‘Best financial inclusion initiatives (small bank)’ category, and was runner-up in ‘Best use of digital and channels technology (small bank)’ category.
  4. INS Betwa is a _____ class guided missile frigate?
    A) Godavari Class
    B) Talwar Class
    C) Brahmaputra Class
    D) Shivalik
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    Option C
    Explanation: INS Betwa (F39) is a Brahmaputra-class guided missile frigate. On December 5, 2016, Betwa slipped off support blocks and onto its port side when undocking from a graving dock in Mumbai after repairs, killing 2 sailors and injuring 15 others. It has been reported that the ship has been made upright. The plan is to make the ship operational by April 2018.
  5. Name the oldest surviving warship that will be decommissioned from service on March 6, 2017.
    A) INS Arihant
    B) INS Viraat
    C) INS Vikramaditya
    D) INS Sahyadri
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    Option B
    Explanation: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Viraat, which was first commissioned in the Indian Navy on May 12, 1987, will be decommissioned from service on March 6. INS Viraat which is the oldest surviving warship in the world also holds a Guinness world record for the same. The former flagship aircraft carrier that served the navy for 27 years had previously served the United Kingdom Royal Navy for 27 years.
  6. Three-day international conference on ‘Bharat Bodh’ has been organized in which place?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Patna
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    Option A
    Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a three-day international conference on ‘Bharat Bodh’ – the idea of Bharat, which is being organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal in Delhi.
  7. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the enhancement of capacity of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. from 20,000 MW to ___________
    A) 50,000 MW
    B) 30,000 MW
    C) 40,000 MW
    D) 80,000 MW
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects.
  8. What amount of financial support will the central government provide for The Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects in 2019-20?
    A) Rs.6000 crore
    B) Rs.7100 crore
    C) Rs. 9100 crore
    D) Rs.8100 crore
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    Option D
    Explanation: The Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects will be set up by 2019-20 with Central Government financial support of Rs.8100 crore. The total capacity when operational will generate 64 billion units of electricity per year which will lead to abatement of around 55 million tonnes of CO2 per year over its life cycle.
  9. Who will undertake the Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal which has been recently approved the the Indian government.
    A) NTPC Limited
    B) LANCO
    C) SJVN Limited
    D) HPCL Limited
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved an investment proposal for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal by public sector undertaking SJVN Ltd.
  10. What is the investment for the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal?
    A) Rs 5,593.72 crore
    B) Rs 5,723.72 crore
    C) Rs 6,593.72 crore
    D) Rs 5,613.72 crore
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    Option B
    Explanation: CCEA has approved an investment for the generation component of Arun-3 HEP (900 MW) for an estimated cost of Rs.5,723.72 crore at May 2015 price level.
  11. Name the mobile app launched by Health Secretary CK Mishra for adolescents under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.
    A) Swasthya Salah
    B) Saathiya Salah
    C) Adolescent Salah
    D) Saath Salah
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Health Ministry launched ‘Saathiya Resource Kits’ aimed at improving knowledge on adolescent health issues among teenagers. Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the ‘Saathiya Resource Kits’ along with the ‘Saathiya Salah’ – a mobile app for adolescents – under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.
  12. World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine has been inaugurated in which place?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bangalore
    D) Ahmedabad
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    Option B
    Explanation: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicinal Products: National and Global strategies in New Delhi.
  13. Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh _______ artisans.
    A) scheduled tribe
    B) scheduled caste
    C) divyangs
    D) None of these
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    Option B
    Explanation: Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh scheduled caste artisans.
  14. Andhra Pradesh Government has signed an MOU with whom for developing Visakhapatnam as Fintech hub of the country.
    A) Visa
    B) Master Card
    C) Thomson Reuters
    D) Both Visa and Thomson Reuters
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    Option D
    Explanation: Andhra Pradesh government unveiled its plans to develop Visakhapatnam as Fintech hub of the country and signed MoUs with Visa and Thomson Reuters.
  15. Which state will launch the first-ever sex offenders registry in the country?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Kerala
    D) Gujarat
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Kerala government will launch a registry of sex offenders, the first of its kind in the country. The registry will contain all identification details of sex offenders and would be kept in public domain, he said while detailing plans to check atrocities against women in the state.
  16. Bharti Airtel has announced to acquire ____ % stake in Telenor India.
    A) 55%
    B) 85%
    C) 98%
    D) 100%
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    Option D
    Explanation: Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel) is all set to take over Telenor’s India operations in a 100 per cent acquisition.
  17. First BRICS Sherpas Meeting has been organized in which Country?
    A) Brazil
    B) Russia
    C) India
    D) China
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    Option D
    Explanation: China will host the first BRICS Sherpas Meeting in Nanjing in the country’s Jiangsu Province.
  18. Recently NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. What is the name of this system?
    A) TRAPPIST-6N
    B) TRAPPIST-5F
    C) TRAPPIST-1
    D) TRAPPIST-3
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    Option C
    Explanation: This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile.
  19. Who has been awarded with the FIH male Player of the Year (2016) awards?
    A) PR Sreejesh
    B) Matthew Hotchkis
    C) John-John Dohmen
    D) Connor Grimes
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Olympic silver medalists-Belgiums’ John-John Dohmen has been named the FIH male Player of the Year (2016) .
  20. Dustin Johnson is related to which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Golf
    C) Hockey
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B

 

 

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