Current Affairs Quiz: February 3, 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 by answering the questions of our Current Affairs Quiz.

  1. World Bank has signed a Financing Agreement with India worth $ _____ for the ‘Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme’ (TEQIP III).
    A) $ 203.50 Million
    B) $ 201.50 Million
    C) $ 202.50 Million
    D) $ 205.50 Million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: The World Bank has signed an agreement with the government to provide USD 201.50 million loan for quality engineering education across several states in India. The loan agreement is part of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Project (TEQIP III), which is the third phase of a 15-20 year programme that started in 2002.
  2. As per Union Budget 2017-18, a member of The National Pension System or NPS can withdraw upto ____% of their accumulated corpus before retirement without tax.
    A) 10%
    B) 20%
    C) 25%
    D) 15%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Now a member can withdraw upto 25% of their accumulated corpus before retirement without tax. Self-employed individuals have also been allowed to invest up to 20% of their income into the NPS as opposed to 10% earlier.
  3. NABARD has sanctioned Rs _____ loan to the Haryana government for drinking water supply project.
    A) Rs 147 Crore
    B) Rs 237 Crore
    C) Rs 167 Crore
    D) Rs 157 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. HSBC has predicted India’s GDP growth at _____ in 2017-18
    A) 7.6%
    B) 7.5%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.1%
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. Tata Motors ltd. Launched a sub-brand named _____ with an aim to introduce new technology equipped vehicles faster to the market.
    A) TAMO
    B) NAMO
    C) TAIO
    D) NAIO
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: In a bid to regain the lost ground in passenger vehicles segment, auto major Tata Motors launched a sub-brand TAMO with an aim to introduce new technology equipped vehicles faster to the market.
  6. India has signed a MOU with which country to construct a new multi-ethnic tri-lingual secondary school in that country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: India and Sri Lanka signed a MoU to construct a new multi-ethnic tri-lingual secondary school in Polonnaruwa District of Sri Lanka.
  7. “India Innovation Index” that will rank states of India on the basis of Innovations is a joint initiative of _____ ?
    A) NITI Aayog, Ministry of Home Affairs, NGT
    B) NITI Aayog and Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) NITI Aayog, DIPP and CII
    D) NITI Aayog, DIPP and Ministry of Home Affairs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index” that will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states on innovation and regularly update it in real time.
  8. Which country has set a target of training 40,000 Indians in next 10 years by collaborating with engineering colleges and other institutions?
    A) France
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Japan would skill 40,000 technical people in 10 years by collaborating with engineering colleges and other institutions said Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu
  9. Which of the following actress has been chosen as the brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
    A) Priyanka Chopra
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Anushka Sharma
    D) Aishwarya Rai
    View Answer
    Option C
  10. Which singer has become first Indian female singer to collaborate with UN for women empowerment?
    A) Shreya Ghoshal
    B) Sunidhi Chauhan
    C) Kanika Kapoor
    D) Neeti Mohan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation: Neeti Mohan has become the first Indian female singer to collaborate with UN for women empowerment. She has composed Udne De as a tribute to all the women and in support of equality for all as a part of this project.
  11. 53rd SAARC programming committee meeting was held in _____ ?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the first senior level meeting of Association since postponement of 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Summit in November 2016.
  12. Finance Ministry has capped the interest a borrower could deduct on buying a second home to Rs _____ in a financial year.
    A) Rs 1.5 lakh
    B) Rs 2 lakh
    C) Rs 2.5 lakh
    D) Rs 3 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Earlier there was no such limit
  13. The Centre will tie up with the States to soon roll-out a new scheme called ‘TIES’ to boost export infrastructure. What does TIES stands for?
    A) Trade Investment for Export Scheme
    B) Trade Infrastructure and Export Scheme
    C) Transformative Investment for Export Scheme
    D) Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme
    View Answer
    Option D
  14. Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals will be made from _____ ?
    A) Recycled Plastics
    B) Recycled Mobile Phones
    C) Reusable Heavy metals
    D) Reusable Plastics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: Organizers of Tokyo 2020 want their Games to be remembered for being nature-friendly, and keeping that in mind, the medals are going to made from recycled mobile phones. The Japanese public have been asked to donate unwanted mobile phones and other electronic items to help make 5,000 medals.
  15. The Union Budget 2017-18 proposes to set up ___ Special Tourism Zones in partnership with states under the Incredible India 2.0 campaign.
    A) 3
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Government will establish five special tourism zones in the next financial year.

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