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- In which Indian city Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ms. Uma Bharti inaugurated Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park?
4. New Delhi
Answer – 4. New Delhi
On February 9, 2018, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ms. Uma Bharti inaugurated Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park in Delhi. This park has been developed by Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trust. Objective behind developing this park is to create awareness on various safe technological options related to Sanitation. Various options pertaining to toilet technologies and solid and liquid waste management technologies are being demonstrated at this Sanitation Park. Information regarding various interventions undertaken under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and its impact across India has also been displayed at the Park.
- Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme, how many total houses are approved by the Government for the urban poor people?
1. 40.25 lakhs
2. 39.25 lakhs
3. 38.25 lakhs
4. 37.75 lakhs
5. 36.50 lakhs
Answer – 2. 39.25 lakhs
On February 8, 2018, Central Government announced that it has approved the construction of over 1.86 lakh more houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme. With this approval, total number of affordable houses sanctioned under this scheme has reached 39.25 lakhs. Construction of these 1.86 lakh affordable houses entails a total investment of Rs 11169 crore, in which, Rs 2797 crore will come as central assistance. In this latest round of approval, Haryana has been sanctioned the maximum number of houses (53290 houses). Haryana is followed by Tamil Nadu (40623 houses) and Karnataka (32656 houses).
- In which state, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the two-day International conference on Unani Medicine on 10th February 2018?
1. Madhya Pradesh
3. New Delhi
5. West Bengal
Answer – 3. New Delhi
On February 10, 2018, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the two-day International conference on Unani Medicine in New Delhi. This conference has been organised by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), under the Ministry of AYUSH as part of celebration of Unani Day. Unani Day will be celebrated on 11th February, to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan, an eminent Indian Unani physician/researcher. Theme of this two-day International conference on Unani Medicine is “Integration of Unani System of Medicine in main stream healthcare”. The conference will serve as a platform for academia, regulators, researchers, industry and students to develop visions, linkages and initiate projects aimed at promoting Unani system of medicine as one of the preferred systems of medicine across the globe.
- India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will enable Digital Payments in Post Offices by ________?
1. July 2018
2. June 2018
3. May 2018
4. April 2018
5. March 2018
Answer – 4. April 2018
On February 10, 2018, Department of Posts stated that India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will start pan-India roll out of its network from April 2018. Post completion of expansion plan, IPPB will have India’s largest financial inclusion network, covering both urban as well as rural areas. This will enable IPPB to provide digital payment services at the doorstep with the help of Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS). 17 crore existing account of Post Office Savings Bank will be made interoperable for conducting digital payments including National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and bill payment services. Besides, IPPB will enable acceptance of digital payments across 1.55 lakh post offices across India in line with the digital payments initiative of Central Government.
- Paisabazaar.com, an online marketplace for loans and cards has entered into a partnership with which company to drive an ‘industry first’ technology innovation on its platform?
Answer – 1. Microsoft
Paisabazaar.com, an online marketplace for loans and cards has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to drive an ‘industry first’ technology innovation on its platform. As per the terms of the tie-up, entire infrastructure of paisabazaar.com will be moved to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service. It is used for creating, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. Through Microsoft Azure, paisabazaar.com will work extensively on futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to offer customized, tailor-made and secure solutions for each consumer coming to its platform.
- Name the eight year old Indian-origin school girl who has entered into the UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame?
1. Jessica Jude
2. Angeline Jerald
3. Simran Nia Roy
4. Suhaelina Suresh
5. Sohini Roy Chowdhury
Answer – 5. Sohini Roy Chowdhury
Sohini Roy Chowdhury, an eight year old Indian-origin school girl has made it to the UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame. UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame is a mathematics-based competitive online platform. It engages primary school students. Sohini Roy Chowdhury solved mathematic puzzles with high speed and accuracy on the platform. She has outsmarted various kids from all over the world and has entered the top 100 World Hall of Fame. Her father is Mainak Roy Chowdhury, an accountant. Mathletics is an online learning platform that enables children to play live arithmetic games and compete with children from across the world.
- Which company has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2017 for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
1. Godrej Industries
2. Coal India
3. Reliance Industries
4. Maruti Suzuki
5. Asian Paints
Answer – 3. Reliance Industries
Reliance Industries Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2017 for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Reliance Industries Ltd.’s CSR initiatives are undertaken through Reliance Foundation, which is headed by Nita Ambani. One of the several initiatives of Reliance Foundation, which has been recognised by the Golden Peacock jury was about creating positive impact on farmers’ livelihoods through water and food security interventions. Golden Peacock Awards were instituted in 1991 by the Institute Of Directors (IOD) – an apex association of directors to improve their professional competence. These awards are regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide.
- Who was appointed the private banking head of HDFC Bank?
1. Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe
2. T C A Ranganathan
3. Mukesh Kumar Jain
4. Rajeev Rishi
5. Rakesh Singh
Answer – 5. Rakesh Singh
Rakesh Singh has been appointed as private banking head of HDFC Bank. In this role, Rakesh Singh will head the HDFC Bank’s investment banking, capital markets and financial institutions businesses. HDFC Bank’s private banking is a premium service catering to high net worth (‘HNW’) and ultra-HNW individuals, families and entities. Private banking service is geared towards successfully managing and growing wealth of such individuals/entities. It is to be noted that, as on December 31, 2017, HDFC Bank’s private banking service had assets under advice of over Rs 93000 crore which belonged to over 16000 families in India and abroad.
- Who became the brand ambassador of All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB)?
1. Sunil Mehta
2. Vidit Gujrathi
3. Melwyn Rego
4. Ravi Krishan Takkar
5. Pawan Kumar Bajaj
Answer – 2. Vidit Gujrathi
Grand Master Vidit Gujrathi has been named the brand ambassador of All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). Vidit Gujrathi is 23 years old. His current rating is 2718. He said that, along with AICFB he aims to spread awareness about blind chess and give recognition to Indian players who perform well at global level. He had broken the 2700 rating mark and became the fourth Indian to achieve this feat. Other three Indians who reached this mark are Viswanathan Anand, Sasikiran and P Harikrishna. He had recently won the Tata Steel Chess Challengers 2018.
- The Muthoot Group has appointed whom as its Brand Ambassador?
1. Ajith Kumar
2. Amitabh Bachchan
3. Kamal Hassan
4. Amir Khan
5. Salman Khan
Answer – 2. Amitabh Bachchan
The Muthoot Group has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its Brand Ambassador. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will represent Muthoot Group in its national campaigns. Amitabh Bachchan is a recipient of Padma Vibhushan award. He has acted in more than 190 Indian films. He has worked in films for nearly five decades.
- Who took charge as the Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA)?
1. Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh
2. Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl
3. Rear Admiral Kishore Kumar Sasural
4. Rear Admiral G Narayanan
5. Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil
Answer – 5. Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil
Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil took charge as Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA). Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil is an alumnus of the Lawrence School, Lovedale and the National Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1986. He has commanded INAS 330 and Carrier borne ASW Sea King Squadron. He was the commissioning Commanding Officer of INS Shikra. He has commanded the 1241 RE corvette, INS Nashak, the Missile Corvette INS Kirpan and INS Brahmaputra. He had received the Nao Sena Medal for command of INS Brahmaputra.
- Which state hosted the 1st Khelo India School Games from 31st January 2018 to 8th February 2018?
2. New Delhi
Answer – 2. New Delhi
1st Khelo India School Games were held in New Delhi from 31st January 2018 to 8th February 2018.The inaugural Khelo India School Games were a part of revamped ‘Khelo India’ Programme, the National Programme for development of sports in India. Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held Khelo India School Games in collaboration with the School Games Federation of India and National Sports Federation. This event served as an avenue for identification of budding sporting talents in 16 sports disciplines including athletics, boxing, badminton, football, judo, hockey, kabaddi, shooting, kho kho, swimming, weightlifting, volleyball and wrestling. Mascots of Khelo India School Games were ‘Vijay the tiger’ and ‘Jaya the black buck’. “Aur khelna chahte hain hum……” was the official anthem of Khelo India School Games.
- Which country hosted the 23rd Olympic Winter Games on 9th February 2018?
2. North Korea
3. South Korea
Answer – 3. South Korea
On 9th February 2018, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games started with a grand ceremony at Pyeongchang in South Korea. The opening ceremony of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games was directed by South Korea’s Song Seung-whan. The ceremony was named “Peace in Motion”. A faux dove was released into the sky as a symbol of peace. South Korea’s flag was hoisted into the air. North and South Korean teams marched together with a “unification flag”. The Olympic Winter Games 2018 Torch was white and gold in colour. The Olympic torch was designed by South Korea’s Kim Young-se. “Let Everyone Shine” was the song for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018 Torch Relay. Nearly 35,000 spectators were seen at the opening ceremony. They were provided with seat warmers, wind shields, hats and gloves due to the cold climate
- Bevan Congdon recently passed away. To which Sport he was associated with?
1. Hand ball
2. Basket ball
Answer – 4. Cricket
Bevan Congdon, former New Zealand Test cricket captain passed away after a long term illness in Auckland, New Zealand. Bevan Congdon has died one day before his 80th birthday. He was born on 11th February 1938. He had played 61 Tests and earned 3448 runs with an average of 32.22. He was the captain of New Zealand in its first official limited-overs fixture against Pakistan. After his retirement he was on the New Zealand selection panel in the 1990s. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and grand-children.
- Chandrasekhar Rath passed away recently after a long term illness in Odisha. Who was he?
Answer – 1. Author
On 9th February 2018, Chandrasekhar Rath, Odia litterateur, died at a private hospital after a long term illness, in Odisha. Chandrasekhar Rath was 89 years old. He was a well-known Odia author and poet. He had received the Sahitya Akademi Award and Sarala Award. He was selected for the Padma Shri award this year. He was born on 17th October 1929, in Malpada in Balangir district of Odisha. He was an expert in both fiction and non-fiction. His important works are Yantrarudha, Asurya Upanivesh, Nav Jatak, etc.
- John Gavin passed away at his residence in Beverly Hills, California, US. To which Profession he belonged to?
Answer – 4. Actor
American actor John Gavin passed away at his residence in Beverly Hills, California, US. John Gavin was 86 years old. He had been suffering from pneumonia. He had combated with leukemia for a long time. His important works are “Psycho”, “Spartacus” and “Imitation of Life.” He had received the Golden Globe award. He is survived by his wife, 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
- Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar launched ‘Even When There Is A Doctor’, a book on child health care. Who is the author of the book?
1. Dr Yashwant Amdekar
2. Dr Rajesh Chokhani
3. Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan
4. All the above
5. 1&3 only
Answer – 4. All the above
On 8th February 2018, Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar launched ‘Even When There Is A Doctor’, a book on child health care. ‘Even When There Is A Doctor’ was written by Dr Yashwant Amdekar, Dr Rajesh Chokhani and Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan. This book explains the role of individuals and parents in improving the health of children. It helps parents identify and solve simple problems.
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