Current Affairs Quiz: February 9, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for 9 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 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to remove all restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings bank accounts (imposed after demonetisation drive) from which date?
    A) 20 March 2017
    B) 20 February 2017
    C) 13 March 2017
    D) 14 April 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: All restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings account will be removed from 13 March 2017. It must also be noted that, before that from 20 February 2017, the weekly cash withdrawal limit will be increased to Rs. 50,000 from the present Rs. 24,000
  2. The Dakota Access Pipeline or Bakken pipeline is located in which country?
    A) US
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Few weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance approval of this pipeline and others, casting aside efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to block construction. Dakota Access now has received all federal authorisations necessary to proceed expeditiously to complete construction of the pipeline .
  3. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its 6th bimonthly policy review lowered the GDP growth forecast of India for 2016-17 from 7.1% to _____.
    A) 6.5%
    B) 6.9%
    C) 6.6%
    D) 7.0%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation: RBI on 8 February 2017, lowered the growth forecast of India for 2016-17 to 6.9% from its earlier prediction of 7.1%. However for 2017-18 the GDP prediction is 7.4%
  4. What is the SLR rate after the 6th bimonthly policy review of RBI?
    A) 20.25%
    B) 20.50%
    C) 20.75%
    D) 21.00%
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan(PMGDISHA) has been approved by the cabinet with an aim to make six crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. What is the outlay of this project?
    A) Rs 2,328.78 Crore
    B) Rs 2,251.38 Crore
    C) Rs 2,351.38 Crore
    D) Rs 2,228.78 Crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 8 February 2017 approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ or PMGDISHA to make six crore rural households digitally literate. The outlay for the project is Rs. 2,351.38 crore. The programme aims to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019
  6. Cabinet has approved signing of an agreement between India and ____ signed in the field of health and medicine (Cooperation in AIDS control, integrated disease surveillance and emergency relief.)
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Mauritius
    C) Mali
    D) Senegal
    View Answer
    Option D
  7. What is India’s rank in the International Intellectual Property Index as per report by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC).
    A) 38
    B) 41
    C) 43
    D) 32
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: India has been ranked at 43rd out of 45 global economies, according to a report by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC).
  8. Which country has topped the International Intellectual Property Index of US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)?
    A) US
    B) UK
    C) Germany
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: The US ranks on top, followed by UK, Germany, Japan and Sweden respectively.
  9. Which bank has partnered with “Commodity Online” for the distribution of loans against warehouse receipts and collateral management services across the country?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Federal Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
  10. 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism has been organised in which state/UT?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) New Delhi
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism, being organised by National Security Guard, held in Manesar, Haryana. Theme: Synergizing the national and international Special Forces to meet challenges of terrorism and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
  11. Which state in India became the first state in the country for establishing cashless distribution of food grain?
    A) Haryana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: Gujarat has emerged as the first state to establish cashless system in the country for establishing cashless distribution of food grains. The beneficiaries under National Food Security Act will need to carry only ‘Aadhaar cards’ for getting their food-grains in Gujarat.
  12. IAAF has banned which country from participating in the World Athletics Championships 2017 to be held in London?
    A) Germany
    B) Russia
    C) Japan
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B

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