Current Affairs Quiz: January 5, 2018

Current Affairs 5 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which country has become the first in the world to enforce a law legalizing equal pay?
    A) Iceland
    B) United States
    C) Peru
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
      Option A
    A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland. The legislation makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Those that fail to prove pay parity will face fines. 
  2. When is the World Braille Day observed?
    A) January 3
    B) January 2
    C) January 4
    D) January 5
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      Option C
    World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th to commemorate the contribution of Louis Braille for blind people of the world. He invented a reading and writing system which helped blind people in learning and reading.
  3. How much loan amount has been sanctioned by NABARD to Odisha under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for irrigation and rural bridge projects of the states?
    A) Rs 342.21 crore
    B) Rs 352.31 crore
    C) Rs 362.41 crore
    D) Rs 372.51 crore
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      Option D
    The NABARD has sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore loan assistance under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to Odisha towards irrigation and rural bridge projects for the last quarter of this fiscal.
  4. Name the renowned vocalist and the daughter of legendary classical singer M S Subbulakshmi, who passed away recently
    A) Charumathi Ramachandran
    B) Radha Vishwanathan
    C) Nithyashree Mahadevan
    D) Radha Jayalakshmi
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      Option B
    Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan (83), daughter of M.S. Subbulakshmi, who accompanied the legendary queen of music for nearly 5 decades on stage has passed away.
  5. Recently the Union Health Ministry has launched India’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series for the doctors. Oncology deals with the branch of medicine for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of _____
    A) Heart disease
    B) AIDS
    C) Cancer
    D) Spanish Flu
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      Option C
    The Union Health Ministry launched the nation’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series, which aims to train doctors across the country in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.
  6. Who among the following has been named as the best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2018 for Asia-Pacific by UK based magazine, The Banker?
    A) Ravi Menon
    B) Stephen Poloz
    C) Faizul Ariff Ali
    D) Urjit Patel
    View Answer
      Option A
    Ravi Menon, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has been named the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by UK-based magazine The Banker. The annual award by The Banker, is based on a selection process involving a survey of bankers and economists.
  7. Which among the following bank has become the 11th bank to be listed under prompt corrective action (PCA) framework by the RBI for fiscal 2016-17  for high net NPAs?
    A) Andhra Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Allahabad Bank
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      Option D
    Public sector Allahabad Bank said the Reserve Bank has put the lender under prompt corrective action (PCA)framework post an on-site inspection of high NPAs and negative return of assets for fiscal 2016-17. Bank becomes the 11th bank in a span of 11 months to be put under PCA framework.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Iceland?
    A) Helsinki
    B) Reykjavik
    C) Torshavn
    D) Stockholm
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      Option B
    Extra Info:
    Currency-Icelandic krona
  2. The Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) was established in NABARD in 1995-96, with an initial corpus of Rs._____ crore
    A) 2,000
    B) 5,000
    C) 3,000
    D) 7,000
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. Name the CEO of Allahabad Bank
    A) Naina Lal Kidwai
    B) Shanti Ekambaram
    C) Usha Ananthasubramanian
    D) Kalpana Morparia
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. Louis Braille who is credited with inventing the Braille language belonged to which country?
    A) South Africa
    B) Sain
    C) Germany
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option D
  5. Halimah Yacob is the President of which country?
    A) Singapore
    B) Iceland
    C) France
    D) United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option A

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