Current Affairs Quiz: February 24 2019

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  1. Which of the following Country became the 73rd Country after Signing the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with India?
    1) Russia
    2) Argentina
    3) Saudi Arabia
    4) South Korea
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    Saudi Arabia signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and became the 73rd country to join the India-led renewable energy organisation which now has a total of 122 members.
  2. Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered to release how many Indian prisoners lodged in jails of Saudi Arabia on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    1) 1000 Prisoners
    2) 850 Prisoners
    3) 750 Prisoners
    4) 1050 Prisoners
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 850 Prisoners
    Explanation:
    Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in jails in his country on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  3. Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW Foundation) organized “The Future of Indian Banking” conference along with which of the following Ministry/Think tank?
    1) Ministry of Labour and Employment
    2) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    3) NITI Aayog
    4) Ministry of Minority Affairs
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    “The Future of Indian Banking” conference was co-hosted by NITI Aayog along with the Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW Foundation) on February 22, 2019 at the Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI), New Delhi. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, inaugurated the event.It was aimed to increase and elevate the discourse on the banking sector in India, and help develop insights to inform the continued evolution of the Indian banking sector for optimally supporting the growing credit needs of the Indian economy.The progress made by the Indian banking system in the past 4 years that provided a strong foundation for a long runway for expanding credit and supporting accelerating growth of India’s economy, was highlighted by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and he indicated that there was still a lot of work to be done in improving the financial system and furthering reforms in the financial sector.Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian suggested taking forward the P J Nayak committee’s recommendations on governance reforms in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and said that the risk in the sector would persist until these reforms were institutionalised.
  4. Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman increased the quota for Indian Haj pilgrims from 1.75 lakh to _______ lakh after PM Narendra Modi’s request?
    1) 3 Lakh
    2) 2.5 Lakh
    3) 2.75 Lakh
    4) 2 Lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 2 Lakh
    Explanation:
    Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman also announced the increase in quota for Indian Haj pilgrims from 1.75 lakh to 2 lakh at the request of PM Modi. 2,340 Muslim women will go to Hajj this year, without mehram (companion) and without the lottery system. This will be the third such increase in the last 5 years.
  5. Which State/UT hosted the Global Business Summit?
    1) Karnataka
    2) TamilNadu
    3) Maharashtra
    4) NewDelhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) NewDelhi
    Explanation:
    On 23rd February 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Global Business Summit in New Delhi.He announced that India would be a 10 trillion-dollar economy- the third largest in the world. He highlighted the role of his government’s policies in establishing a high growth rate and controlling inflation.The government would provide conducive environment for start-ups and promote renewable sources of energy.He said that the government works towards the upliftment of all the sections of the society, and does not discriminate on the basis of their economic profile, their caste, creed, language and religion.
  6. With which of the following country,India had decided to hold “joint naval exercises” and agreed to constitute a ‘Comprehensive Security Dialogue’?
    1) Saudi Arabia
    2) Argentina
    3) South Korea
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Saudi Arabia
    Explanation:
    India and Saudi Arabia decided to hold “joint naval exercises” and agreed to constitute a ‘Comprehensive Security Dialogue’ at the level of National Security Advisers (NSAs), and set up a joint working group on counter-terrorism.Noting the potential and mutual benefit, the two sides agreed to cooperate and collaborate in joint defence production of spare parts for naval and land systems, as well as supply chain development, in line with ‘Make in India’ and ‘Vision 2030’.
  7. Who launched the Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) in Arunachal Pradesh?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Smriti Irani
    3) Pema Khandu
    4) Ram Nath Kovind
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Smriti Irani
    Explanation:
    Union textiles minister Smriti Irani,during her 2-day visit to the North-East, launched the Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh and will cover about one thousand acres land for Eri Farming in the chosen districts of the state.5 districts of the state,namely,Papumpare, East Kameng, Siang, East Siang and West Siang, will be covered by the project initially.The cost of project is Rs 37.25cr with GoI share of Rs 35.65cr. Government has decided to provide financial assistance to 4000 beneficiaries under NERTPS and skill training will be imparted to eri silk farmers and weavers under the Samarth Scheme.
  8. Which State Government recently launched Rs 466 Crore Khusi scheme aimed at improving menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl?
    1) Odisha
    2) WestBengal
    3) TamilNadu
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Odisha
    Explanation:
    Odisha government, in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, approved Khusischeme aimed at improving menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl students in the state, with an outlay of Rs 466.08 crore over a period of 5 years. Free sanitary napkins will be provided to 17.25 lakh adolescent girl students of Class 6 to 9 studying in government and non-government aided schools of the state. It will also cover Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalayas.Each girl student will be provided with 18 beltless sanitary napkins per month.
  9. Telangana state government allocated a sum of Rs 1810 crore to fund an unemployment allowance of _______ per month to the eligible youth?
    1) Rs.3000 per month
    2) Rs.2500 per month
    3) Rs.3,016 per month
    4) Rs.3500 per month
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rs.3,016 per month
    Explanation:
    On 22nd February 2018, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao presented a Vote-on-Account Budget for the year 2019-20. The total expenditure is valued to be Rs 1,82,017 crore which is 4 percent higher than the previous year- out of which there is a revenue expenditure of Rs 1,31,629 crore and a capital expenditure of Rs.32,815 crore. A sum of Rs 1810 crore has been allocated in the Budget to fund an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,016 per month to the eligible youth.
  10. Where did TamilNadu State government inaugurated the Second Coast Guard District and thus became the first State in mainland to get 2 Coast Guard Districts?
    1) Madurai
    2) Thoothukudi
    3) Coimbatore
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Thoothukudi
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the second Coast Guard district headquarters at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to get a second Coast Guard district headquarters. The first district headquarters is Chennai. The second headquarters have been set up to deal with frequent issues faced by fishermen and provide anti-poaching operations, search and rescue missions and coastal security measures.Both coast guard will function under Commander Coast Guard Region (East).The area of operations will include about 680 km of the coastline along districts of Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.
  11. Indian government had decided to stop sharing of Indus water with which of the following country?
    1) Nepal
    2) Srilanka
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Pakistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On the lines of Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that India has decided to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan.In this regard, Centre is planning to build projects on 3 rivers flowing into Pakistan, to divert water towards Yamuna.The water will be diverted from the eastern rivers and supplied it to Indians in Jammu and Kashmir andPunjab.Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India shares water of the Beas and Sutlej rivers with Pakistan.
  12. Name the annual navy drill organized by the Iran Government,held in the waters of Strait of Hormuz, Makran coast, Oman Sea?
    1) Sarv 19
    2) Velayat 97
    3) Great Prophet IX
    4) Eghtedar-e Velayat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Velayat 97
    Explanation:
    Iran announced that it will be launching a 3-day annual navy drill named “Velayat 97” in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, including a sensitive global shipping route, with an aim to evaluate the equipment of the navy, practice launching weapons and enable the troops to gain readiness in battle.It will be held in the waters of Strait of Hormuz, Makran coast, Oman Sea and the north of the Indian ocean and will cover an area of 2 million square kilometres.It will showcase Iran’s submarines, warships, helicopters and drones and will also include missile launches from the vessels.
  13. Which Country declared year-long state of emergency?
    1) Sudan
    2) Pakistan
    3) Iran
    4) Yemen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Sudan
    Explanation:
    On 22nd February 2019, a state of emergency was declared in Sudan by its President Omar al-Bashir. The government was dissolved at both the cabinet and local levels.It was due to continuous protests by the general public since 19 December who were furious by the mismanagement of the nation’s economy and wanted the leader to step down.He has appointed 16 army officers and two security officers as new governors for the 18 provinces of the country.
  14. India will attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) foreign ministers meeting for first time.Name the Country,that will host the Meeting in March,2019?
    1) United States
    2) United Arab Emirates
    3) China
    4) Saudi Arabia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) United Arab Emirates
    Explanation:
    India will, for the first time, attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the UAE.The OIC is a 57-member grouping of Muslim majority nations
  15. Which of the following Currency is traded by Zimbabwe recently?
    1) ZWR dollar
    2) ZWL dollar
    3) ZWD dollar
    4) RTGS dollar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) RTGS dollar
    Explanation:
    On 20th February 2019, Zimbabwe’s central bank announced the discontinuation of its official currency, quasi-currency bond note officially pegged at parity with the U.S. dollar and launched a new currency called RTGS dollars, to resolve a long-term monetary crisis.The currency was launched at an initial rate of 2.5 RTGS dollars per US dollar.This step was undertaken to do away with hyperinflation and fiscal deficit issues the country had been facing and the shortage of dollars which had been negatively impacting the economy.The new currency replaces electronic bank savings called digital dollars and the bond notes and was named after the real-time gross settlement system that banks use to transfer money between each other.
  16. Name the new Category of NBFC that is formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after merging three categories of NBFCs viz Asset Finance Companies (AFC), Loan Companies (LCs) and Investment Companies (ICs)?
    1) NBFC-Asset and Investment Company (NBFC-AIC)
    2) NBFC-Investment and Credit Company (NBFC-ICC)
    3) NBFC-Finance and Insurance Company (NBFC-FIC)
    4) NBFC-Investment and Finance Company (NBFC-IFC)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) NBFC-Investment and Credit Company (NBFC-ICC)
    Explanation:
    On 22nd February 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in accordance with an announcement made during the last bi-monthly policy, decided to create a single category for the NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) by bundling their present three-tier structure. In this regard, asset finance companies, loan companies and investment companies have been categorised as NBFC- investment and credit companies (NBFC-ICCs). A deposit taking NBFC-ICC will be required to make an investment of an amount less than twenty per cent of its owned fund, in unquoted shares of another company which is not a subsidiary company or a company in the same group of the NBFC.
  17. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) places order with which of the following company for supplying 2.75-inch rocket launchers to equip Indian armed forces?
    1) Thales
    2) Lockheed Martin
    3) Boeing
    4) Rolls-Royce
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Thales
    Explanation:
    HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) has signed a contract with Thales, a French aerospace and defence company,for supplying “135 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers, to improve the tactical capabilities of the Indian armed forces.The contract states that each of the Indian Army and Air Force’s multi-role attack helicopters (18Advanced Light Helicopters and 15 Light Combat Helicopters) will equipped with four 2.75-inch (70-mm) 12-tube rocket launchers. These rocket launchers can be used on both light and combat helicopters.These rocket launchers are manufactured using a composite material which makes them 50 per cent lighter than metal launchers and reduces the possibility of corrosion.
  18. Which State government conferred with Platinum award in Web Ratna under the category State/UT by Digital India Awards?
    1) Kerala
    2) Tripura
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) NewDelhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Tripura
    Explanation:
    CategoryPlatinumGoldSilver
    Open Data Champion

     

    Marketing Research and Information Network (AGMARKNET)

     

    ·         Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

    ·         Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation

    ·         Surat Municipal Corporation

    ·         Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

    Web Ratna – STATE / UTTripuraHimachal Pradesh

     

    Kerala

     

    Web Ratna – District

     

    Kurukshetra

     

    ·         Vellore

    ·         Mahabubnagar

    ·         Koraput

    ·         East Champaran

  19. Name the Best Mobile App,that won the Gold in the Digital India Awards?
    1) eCourts Services
    2) Meeseva App
    3) ePathshala
    4) T App Folio
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) ePathshala
    Explanation:
    CategoryPlatinumGoldSilver
    Exemplary Online Service

     

    Government e-Marketplace

     

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)Goods and Services Tax

     

    Best Mobile App

     

    eCourts Services

     

    ePathshala·         T App Folio

    ·         Mobile Meeseva App – Andhra Pradesh

    Emerging Technology

     

    Rajkot Eyeway Project

     

    Blockchain Implementation in Land Records, Andhra PradeshCrop Area Estimation and Loss Assessment for the State of Gujarat
  20. Which Organisation won the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for Women Empowerment?
    1) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL)
    2) Reliance Industries
    3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    4) Tata Consultancy Services
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL)
    Explanation:
    Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) was conferred with the prestigious ‘FICCI CSR Award‘ for Women Empowerment for its innovative and high impact women empowerment programmes, implemented by the company’s CSR Arm – JSPL Foundation, across its operational areas in India.Director, JSPL and the Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal received the award from Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi.Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards are India’s first CSR award, instituted in 1999 by FICCI.
  21. Who was named as the Brand Ambassador of Swasth Immunised India a year-long campaign initiated by Network18 and Serum Institute of India?
    1) Raveena Tandon
    2) Priyanka Chopra
    3) Amitabh Bachchan
    4) Kareena Kapoor Khan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kareena Kapoor Khan
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan is named as the brand ambassador of Swasth Immunised India, a year-long campaign initiated by Network18 and Serum Institute of India which promotes immunisation of babies under two years of age. The campaign was launched at Mumbai and Adar Poonawalla, President, Vaccine Manufacturers Association of India and CEO, Serum Institute of India (SII), Natasha Poonawalla, Executive Director, SII, and Dr Nitin Shah, section head of pediatrics department at PD Hinduja National Hospital, were present at the event.
  22. Justice Uma Nath Singh appointed as the First Lokayukta of which of the following State/UT?
    1) Sikkim
    2) Manipur
    3) Nagaland
    4) Meghalaya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    On 22nd February 2019, Justice Uma Nath Singh took the oath as the first lokayukta of Nagaland. He was formerly the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. His tenure would last for a period of 5 years or until he turns 70, whichever occurs earlier.The oath was administered to him by Governor of Nagaland P.B Acharya at Raj Bhavan. The ceremony was also attended by Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, Opposition Leader T R Zeliang, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and other dignitaries.
  23. Alyssa Healy set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘highest catch of a cricket ball’ at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG).She belongs to which of the following Country?
    1) Australia
    2) Belgium
    3) Russia
    4) Canada
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Australia
    Explanation:
    Australia’s wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy set a new Guinness World Record after achieving the feat for the ‘highest catch of a cricket ball’ at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG). She caught a ball which was dropped from a drone,80 metres above the cricket ground.The record was previously set by the England’s Kristan Baumgartner with a catch from 62 metres and before her, former England captain,Nasser Hussain held it with 49 metres.The record attempt was part of the campaign carried out by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia in collaboration, to set the highest attendance figure for a women’s sporting fixture during the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will be held on 8th March, 2020 at MCG,coinciding with International Women’s Day.
  24. Kodi Ramakrishna passed away at the age of 69.He belongs to which of the following field?
    1) Writer
    2) Actor
    3) Politician
    4) Film Director
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Film Director
    Explanation:
    On 22nd February 2019, Kodi Ramakrishna, Telugu film director died due to ill health.He directed more than 100 films over a period of 30 years. He originally hails from Palakollu in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.He directed numerous blockbuster films like ‘Mangammagari Manavadu’, ‘Muddula Mavayya’ and ‘Muvva Gopaludu’.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Pema Khandu
  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Iran?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Capital – Tehran and Currency – Iranian Rial
  3. Who is the Governor of Odisha?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Ganeshi Lal
  4. Who is the President of Iran?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Hassan Rouhani
  5. What is the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Itanagar
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