Current Affairs Quiz: February 8, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 8 February 2017 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. It will help you to prepare for various upcoming competitive examinations. 

  1. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) is planning to introduce paperless courts. Who is the President of NCLT?
    A) S.K Sinha
    B) A.K Singh
    C) M.M. Kumar
    D) V.K. Singh
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    Option C
    Explanation: President of NCLT- Chief Justice(retd.) Mahesh Mittal Kumar.
  2. Which country is going to launch “Green Card for Highly Skilled Professionals “
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) US
    D) India
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    Option A
    Explanation: It will now take just one-two years for skilled foreigners to get permanent residency in Japan as opposed to five years once this Green Card comes into effect.
  3. As per a report titled “The World in 2050,” by consulting firm PwC, India’s GDP would exceed the GDP of United States in terms of purchasing power parity(PPP) by the year ____ .
    A) 2030
    B) 2045
    C) 2050
    D) 2040
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    Option D
    Explanation: In a new report titled “The World in 2050,” consulting firm PwC projects that India’s GDP would exceed US GDP in purchasing power parity terms by 2040 (purchasing power parity accounts for the different prices levels across countries). This would make India the largest economy in the world after China.
  4. Which country will host the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018?
    A) India
    B) Netherlands
    C) England
    D) US
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    Option A
    Explanation: India will host the world cup. The Odisha government on 7 February 2017 accorded in-principle approval to a proposal for hosting the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018 in Bhubaneswar.
  5. Devika Vaidya is related to which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Hockey
    C) Cricket
    D) Badminton
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    Option C
    Explanation: Cricket. She was elected the player of the match in world cup qualifiers opening match.
  6. Which bank has tied up with IFFCO for the launch of co-branded debit cards with inbuilt overdraft facilities to the farmers?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) Union Bank of India
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    Option C
    Explanation: Bank of Baroda (BOB) has tied up with IFFCO, a cooperative, to provide co-branded debit cards with inbuilt overdraft facilities to the farmers. These co-branded debit cards will be exclusively used for the purchase of IFFCO products only.
  7. Which bank has tied up with fintech startup IndiaLends to enable first time borrowers who do not have a credit history to take loans?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDFC Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
  8. Which country has replaced US to become the biggest source market of foreign tourists coming to India?
    A) Japan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Singapore
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
  9. Ministry of Minority Affairs implemented 3 new schemes for women including the scheme ” Nai – Roshni”. Who is the Minister of State(IC) of Ministry of Minority Affairs?
    A) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
    B) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    C) Radha Mohan Singh
    D) Kalraj Mishra
    View Answer
    Option B
  10. As announced by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI), which country will host World Billiards Championship for the next four years?
    A) India
    B) Singapore
    C) China
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
  11. Who has won in the women’s single of 81 st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament?
    A) P. C. Thulasi
    B) Rituparna Das
    C) Ashwini Ponnappa
    D) N. Sikki Reddy
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    Option B
    Explanation: Rituparna Das claimed the title defeating Reshma Karthik
  12. Who has won in the men’s single of 81 st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament?
    A) Sourabh Verma
    B) Lakshya Sen
    C) Satwik Sai Raj
    D) Chirag Shetty
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    Option A
    Explanation: Sourabh Verma clinches defeating Lakshya Sen.
  13. Who has been awarded with this year’s Israel’s prestigious Genesis prize?
    A) Kailash Satyarthi
    B) Rahul Verma
    C) Anish Kapoor
    D) Avinash Kaur
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    Option C
    Explanation: Renowned Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor, who has emerged as a champion of Syrian refugees’ rights, won Israel’s prestigious one million dollar Genesis Prize for his commitment to Jewish values.
  14. Which country has become the world’s largest solar power energy producer?
    A) China
    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) US
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    Option A
    Explanation: China has become the world’s largest producer of solar energy, according to a new report from the country’s energy administration. The most populous nation on Earth nearly doubled their capacity for solar power in 2016, but they still have a very low per-capita rate for solar power use.
  15. Racharla Samrajyam who died recently was a/an _____ ?
    A) Journalist
    B) Freedom Fighter
    C) Poet
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option B

 

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