Current Affairs Quiz: February 25 2019

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  1. Which of the following Scheme is launched in 3rd Edition of VIVID 2019 to promote tech entrepreneurship?
    1) Indian Technology Leadership Initiative Scheme
    2) Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) Scheme
    3) New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) Scheme
    4) Technology based Employment Generation (TEG) Scheme
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) Scheme
    Explanation:
    3rd Edition of “VIVID-Vision Insight and Voices as India goes Digital”- the District Informatics Officer (DIO) meet, was organised by National Informatics Centre (NIC) from 21st to 22nd February, 2019, as an initiative to interact with the DIO’s and to share their experiences as well as contribution, as digital change-makers at the grass-root level in the States. He also released the Digital India Compendium and launched Digidhan Mitra Chatbot and Technology incubation and development of entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) scheme to promote tech entrepreneurship.
  2. Which State/UT hosted the 3 Day International Conference and Exhibition on Energy and Environment?
    1) TamilNadu
    2) WestBengal
    3) Maharashtra
    4) NewDelhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) NewDelhi
    Explanation:
    International Conference and Exhibition on Energy and Environment was inaugurated in New Delhi by the President Ram Nath Kovind. The conference has been organized by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and would go on for 3 days.The conference aims to identify the research and development needs of new innovations, technologies and applications for clean, safe, sustainable development of society, environment, energy and industries in years following 2020.The President stressed on the following:India’s commitment in providing affordable power to all the citizens.Providing impetus to the national economy through by Industrial revolution 4.0.
    Need to ideate and brainstorm on environmental issues which are related to use of fossil fuels and renewable sources of energy.An industrial exhibition was also organized in the Vigyan Bhawan and was inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  3. Name the Organisation,that organized the 4th India-ASEAN Expo and Summit held in New Delhi?
    1) Advertising Standards Council of India
    2) Engineering Export Promotion Council of India
    3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    4) Federation of Indian Export Organisations
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, inaugurated the 4th India-ASEAN Expo and Summit, held from 21st to 23rd February, 2019, in New Delhi. It flagship event of Department of Commerce, being organised with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to carry forward the momentum and to further strengthen India-ASEAN relations under the Act-East Policy.
  4. What was the theme of the14th Agricultural Science Congress held at New Delhi?
    1) Theme – “Strengthening Agriculture and Maritime Cooperation”
    2) Theme – “Partnering for change, engaging the world”
    3) Theme – “Resilient and Innovative Agriculture Transformation”
    4) Theme – “Innovations for Agricultural Transformation”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Theme – “Innovations for Agricultural Transformation”
    Explanation:
    The 14th Agricultural Science Congress was organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC) in New Delhi from 20th to 23rd February 2019. The theme of the event was “Innovations for Agricultural Transformation” and it is central to the national complementary pledges of building a New India and Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022.
  5. Who was conferred with Dr. B.P.Pal Memorial Award for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences recognizing contributions towards overall agricultural research and development for the year 2017-18?
    1) Ram Badan Singh
    2) Kailash Chander Bansal
    3) R.A. Mashelkar
    4) Trivendra Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ram Badan Singh
    Explanation:
    The 14th Agricultural Science Congress was organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC) in New Delhi.NAAS presented the “Dr. B.P.Pal Memorial Award for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences” to Prof. Ram Badan Sing for his outstanding contributions towards overall agricultural research and development for the Biennium 2017-18.“Dr. A.B.Joshi Memorial Lecture Award” was given to Dr. R.A. Mashelkar,Former Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research(CSIR)”. “Dr. K. Ramiah Award” was given to Dr. Kailash Chander Bansal, Former Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) and many such awards and accolades including Endowment award, Recognition award and Young scientist award in different sectors of agriculture sciences were presented on the occasion.
  6. Which of the following State becomes the first state in India to deploy specially-trained dogs to check smuggling of liquor?
    1) Gujarat
    2) WestBengal
    3) Bihar
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Bihar
    Explanation:
    Bihar has become the first state to deploy specially-trained dogs to check smuggling of liquor which continues to take place inspite of total ban imposed in the state for the last 3 years. 20 liquor-tracker dogs were trained rigorously for nine months in Hyderabad, Telangana.They were trained at Hyderabad-based Integrated Intelligence Training Academy. Patna will witness deployment of 4 such dogs.This action was taken after the seizure of more than three million litres of illegal alcohol since April 2016.
  7. What is the helpline number launched by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for quick redressal of public complaints?
    1) 1890
    2) 1895
    3) 1900
    4) 1905
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 1905
    Explanation:
    A helpline for quick redressal of public complaints was launched by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at the IT Park in Dehradun.The helpline number for lodging complaints is 1905. To deal with the redressal issues, call centres shall be open from 8am to 10pm.Citizens can contact any govt department as the step has been taken to ensure speedy functioning of the government departments and step up transparency in their work.Currently, 10 people have been deployed at the call centre.There’ll be a rating mechanism for the government departments which will enhance accountability in officials.
  8. Name the Asia Pacific Region’s biggest multinational military exercises, held in Thailand?
    1) Ekuverin
    2) Cobra Gold
    3) Yudh Abhyas
    4) Shatrujeet
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Cobra Gold
    Explanation:
    Thailand and the United States hosted the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations taking part as participants or observers. Apart from the 2 countries, 7 countries who participated in the exercise were India,Singapore, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea.The Indian Army participated in the military training exercise with a 14-member contingent.Thai Chief of Defense Forces,Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri and the commander of the U.S. Army First Corps, Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, representing the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command attended the opening ceremony.
  9. Which City hosted the month-long ‘Festival of India’?
    1) Colombo,Sri Lanka
    2) NewDelhi,India
    3) Kathmandu,Nepal
    4) WestBengal,India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kathmandu,Nepal
    Explanation:
    A month-long ‘Festival of India’ began was inaugurated in Kathmandu, Nepal on 19th February 2019 by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. It is being organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India. The festival aims at making the youth aware about the similarities between Nepal and India.The festival started with a musical drama on the life of Lord Buddha. Sanskrit conference, dance, food festival and other cultural programmes will also be held during the festival.
  10. Along with Reserve Bank of India (RBI),which of the following Bank formalised the USD 75- billion swap agreement?
    1) Agricultural Bank of China
    2) Bank of Japan
    3) Bank of China
    4) HSBC
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Bank of Japan
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)and the Bank of Japan formalised the USD 75- billion swap agreement, which would act as a cushion against any sharp swings in the local currency whenever the international financial markets turn volatile.It will enable the availability of USD 75-billion in foreign capital for use as and when the need arises, bringing greater stability to the foreign exchange and capital markets in India and serve as a second line of defence as India has about USD 398 billion foreign exchange reserves to cushion sudden dollar outflows.The proposal for entering into an agreement for the bilateral swap arrangement was approved by the Union Cabinet in January 2019.
  11. Name the new social impact bonds launched by World Bank, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women(UN Women) and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) with an Initial corpus of Rs.300 Crore?
    1) Health and welfare Bonds(HWB)
    2) Employment Generation Bonds(EGB)
    3) Development Impact Bond (DIB)
    4) Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLBs)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLBs)
    Explanation:
    World Bank, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women(UN Women), and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched new social impact bonds exclusively for women, called Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLBs), with an initial corpus of Rs 300 crore. It will enable individual women entrepreneurs in sectors like food processing, agriculture, services and small units to borrow around Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakhat an annual interest rate of around 13% to 14% or less and have a tenure of 5 years.They will be unsecured, unlisted bonds and offer fixed coupon rate of 3% per annum to bond investors.
  12. Which of the following is the only Indian company to make it to ‘50 Most Innovative Companies’ list?
    1) Jio Saavn
    2) TCS
    3) Wipro
    4) Infosys
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jio Saavn
    Explanation:
    Jio Saavn– an India-based global audio and music that it scored the 1st rank among Indian companies and 28th rank globally in the 2019 list of “50 Most Innovative Companies”. Jio Saavn is the only Indian company to have made into the list.The other domestic companies that ranked top on the India list of “Most Innovative Companies” are OYO rooms, biodegradable sanitary pad manufacturers Sathi and app based can service Ola.In accordance with the list published by US-based business publication Fast Company.
  13. Name the Organisation,that won the Energy and Environment Foundation Global Clean Awards-2019 for sustained efforts in pursuit of Swachh Bharat Mission?
    1) Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute
    2) India Innovation Growth Programme
    3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)’s Rajahmundry
    4) Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)’s Rajahmundry
    Explanation:
    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)’s Rajahmundry unit won the Energy and Environment Foundation Global Clean Awards-2019 for sustained efforts in pursuit of Swachh Bharat Mission as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a function in New Delhi.It has also received Platinum Award under Apex India Environment Excellence Award 2018 from Apex India Foundation for excellence in environmental management in Petroleum Sector.
  14. Who was awarded with Asian Player of the Year 2018 award from the Asian Hockey Federation?
    1) Simranjeet Singh
    2) Harmanpreet Singh
    3) Akashdeep Singh
    4) Manpreet Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Harmanpreet Singh
    Explanation:
    Harmanpreet Singh was awarded the 2018 Player of the Year award while women’s team striker Lalremsiami as the Rising Player of The Year,by the Asian Hockey Federation. Harmanpreet Singh led the Indian team to an unbeaten streak at the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat where the team was declared joint winners with Pakistan and also contributed to the team’s silver medal win at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda.18-year-old Lalremsiami, has shown remarkable progress in the women’s team with her impressive performance as a striker at the 2018 World Cup and the Asian Games where the team won Silver medal and was also a part of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires where the under-18 team won a silver.The Indian men’s team was awarded the Best Performance of The Year for being the only Asian side to have reached the top eight at the World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
  15. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was elected as the President of which of the following organization for the third time?
    1) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
    2) Indian Polo Association
    3) Indian Weightlifting Federation
    4) Indian Rugby Football Union
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
    Explanation:
    Brijbhushan Sharan Singh was elected as the President of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for a third time.Along with him, other office bearers were also elected and they will serve WFI for a 3-year term. Returning Officer, Justice R. B.Misra, a retired judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court conducted the elections.
  16. Who was appointed as the Prime Minister of Sudan?
    1) Gaafar Nimeiry
    2) Bakri Hassan Saleh
    3) Mohamed Tahir Ayala
    4) Ismail al-Azhari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Mohamed Tahir Ayala
    Explanation:
    On 23rd February 2019, the governor of Gezira state, Mohamed Tahir Ayala was appointed as Sudan’s Prime Minister. Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf was appointed as first vice president while remaining in his defence post.Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declared a one-year nationwide state of emergency on Friday and set up a caretaker administration but retained his defence, foreign and justice ministers.
  17. Name the Country which was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from Hosting International Sporting Events after denying Visa’s to Pakistan Shooters?
    1) United States
    2) Nepal
    3) Bangladesh
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) India
    Explanation:
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi. It was after India denied visa requests of two shooters from Pakistan who were due to take part in the25m Rapid Fire Pistol Competition during International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup event held in New Delhi following the attack by a Pakistan-based militant group in Pulwama, which killed at least 40 CRPF paramilitary police.The IOC Executive Board decided to suspend all discussions with the Indian National Olympic Committee (NOC) and Government regarding the potential applications for hosting future sports and Olympic–related events in India, until clear written guarantees are obtained from the Indian governmentto ensure the entry of all participants in such events in full compliance with the rules of the Olympic Charter.
  18. Which team won the Pro Volleyball League title and qualified for participating Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship?
    1) Kochi Blue Spikers
    2) Chennai Spartans
    3) Calicut Heroes
    4) U Mumba Volley
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Chennai Spartans
    Explanation:
    Chennai Spartans won the inaugural edition of the Pro Volleyball League(PVL) by defeating Calicut Heroes by 3-0 in Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.League’s top scorer and best spiker Rudy Verhoeff, scored 13 points (11 spikes and 2 blocks) for the Chennai Spartans while Ajith Lal was the highest scorer with nine points (9 spikes) for the Calicut Heroes.With this win, Chennai Spartans have qualified for this year’s Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, where they will represent India.
  19. Central Excise day is observed annually on ______________?
    1) 25th February
    2) 24th February
    3) 26th February
    4) 22nd February
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 24th February
    Explanation:
    Central Excise day is observed annually on 24th February in India. Various programs and seminars were organized New Delhi and other states.Numerous programs were conducted to spread awareness among the buyers and the sellers regarding the new excise rules and regulations for easy implementation and maximum benefit.The day commemorates the establishment of the Central Excise and Salt Act on 24 February 1944.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Pranab Kumar Das
  2. Where is the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) is located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Jakarta, Indonesia
  3. Who is the President of Japan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Shinzo Abe
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of USA?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Capital – Washington D. C. and Currency – US Dollar
  5. Who is the Chairman & Managing Director of SIDBI?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Mohammad Mustafa