Current Affairs Quiz: February 4, 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. The US has imposed sanctions on entities of which country after the country carried out ballistic missile test in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231?
    A) Iraq
    B) Iran
    C) Syria
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: The U.S. imposed sanctions on more than two dozen Iranian entities, two days after the Islamic republic dismissed President Donald Trump’s warnings over its latest missile test as baseless and provocative.
  2. Which social media giant has launched two new tools named “polling day reminder” and ‘Share You Voted’ button to encourage voting in India?
    A) Google
    B) Twitter
    C) Facebook
    D) LinkedIn
    View Answer
    Option C 
  3. Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival is held every year in which country?
    A) UAE
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Egypt
    D) Turkey
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    Option A
    Explanation: This time it is the 11th edition of the Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival. It is held each year in Sweihan, 100 km from the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.
  4. Which Indian state will host the film festival on disability “We Care Film Festival”?
    A) Telangana
    B) New Delhi
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Goa
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    Option D
    Explanation: The Disability Rights Association of Goa in association with Brotherhood, New Delhi, will take the festival to schools and colleges in Goa from February 6 to 11.
  5. Who has been awarded with Motorsports Person of the Year Award’ at the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) awards?
    A) Gaurav Gill
    B) Narain Karthikeyan
    C) Karun Chandhok
    D) Armaan Ebrahim
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    Option A
    Explanation: He Received the award from Jean Todt, FIA president. FIA Headquarter – Geneva, Switzerland.
  6. Who has been awarded with Hind Ratna and NRI of the Year awards ?
    A) Simmarpal Singh
    B) Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
    C) Doddi Venkatagiri
    D) Suma Chakrabarti
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    Option C
    Explanation: The awards were presented by NRI Welfare Society of India at its 36th International Congress of NRI in New Delhi recently, in recognition of his outstanding services, achievements and contributions in the field of social service and science.
  7. Kanteswar jatara has begun in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Kerala
    D) Odisha
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    Option B
    Explanation: The three-day annual Kanteswar jatara got off to a colourful start in connection with the Ratha Saptami celebrations in Telangana. Scores of devotees had darshan of presiding deities at the famous Shaivite temple and performed special pujas on the occasion since early morning.
  8. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Meeting will take place at which place in July 2017?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Banglore
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    Option A
    Explanation: Hyderabad, Telanagna, India in July would host the negotiations for mega trade deal Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which aims at liberalising norms for trade in goods and services and boost investment among 16-member countries.
  9. Who among the following has been appointed as Principal Economic Adviser in Ministry of Finance?
    A) Sanjeev Sanyal
    B) Sanjeev Marandi
    C) Surekha Patel
    D) Vikram Dwivedi
    View Answer
    Option A
  10. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is celebrated every year in _____ ?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bikaner
    D) Ahmedabad
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    Option B
    Explanation: Digital payments platform FreeCharge partnered with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival as its wallet partner aimed at providing a swift and secure way to make cashless payments during the festival this year. The nine-day cultural extravaganza from Feburary 4 to Feburary 12 in Mumbai.
  11. Asim Basu who passed away recently was a/an _____ ?
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Theatre Personality
    D) Cricketer
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    Option C
    Explanation: Eminent stage craft director, theatre personality, actor, director, artist, painter and writer Asim Basu passed away after a prolonged illness.
  12. Which company has topped the World’s most valuable brand as per Brand Finance?
    A) Google
    B) Apple
    C) Lego
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Top- Google, 2nd – Apple, 3rd – Amazon
  13. Which brand has topped the World’s most powerful brand as per Brand Finance?
    A) Google
    B) Walmart
    C) Lego
    D) Walt Disney
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Lego replaced last year winner Walt Disney
  14. Which country has banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition which is scheduled to being from 16 February 2017?
    A) Iran
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Iran banned U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians.
  15. Bad loans of public sector banks stood at ____ in FY16.
    A) 11.23%
    B) 7.43%
    C) 9.83%
    D) 8.83%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Bad loans of public sector banks stood as high as 9.83 per cent of gross advances in previous fiscal, while that of private sector banks were restricted to 2.70 per cent. Till Sept 2016 it was 11.82% for public sector banks.

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