Current Affairs Quiz: February 27 2019

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  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial(NWM)?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) New Delhi
    3) Gujarat
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the National War Memorial(NWM) near India Gate in New Delhi which commemorates the soldiers who participated and made the supreme sacrifice in Peacekeeping Missions and Counter Insurgency Operations.The complex includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. Busts of the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have been installed at Param Yoddha Sthal.PM Modi lighted the eternal flame at the central obelisk in the war memorial complex.Spread over 40 acres, the outlay of the memorial is Rs 176 crore and its design was selected through a global competition.It has been constructed by NCC (Nagarjuna Construction Company) Limited.
  2. CIC has announced that,Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is “information” under which of the Act and it can be demanded by a citizen from the Election Commission (EC) by paying Rs. 10?
    1) Protection of Civil Rights Act
    2) Limitation Act
    3) All India Services Act, 1951
    4) Right to Information Act
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Right to Information Act
    Explanation:
    The Central Information Commission (CIC) has announced that an electronic voting machine (EVM) is “information” under the Right to Information Act and it can be demanded by a citizen from the Election Commission (EC) by paying Rs. 10.The decision has been taken by Sudhir Bhargava- Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on the lines of appeal filed by Razaak K Haidar, who had sought an EVM from the Election Commission but his application was rejected stating that, EVMs held by it does not come under the definition of “information” thus, these are not saleable to general public.After the rejection, Razaak approached CIC with the argument that as per Section 2(f) and 2(i) of the RTI Act, the definition of “information” and “record” also includes “any model or any sample held by a public authority”.After the CIC qualified EVM as “information” and instructed the EC that it could not have been denied under Section 6(1) of the RTI Act.
  3. What is the theme of the News18 Rising India Summit held in New Delhi?
    1) Theme-“Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities”
    2) Theme-“Partnership with Youth to Achieve the SDGs-Moving from Policy to Action ”
    3) Theme-“ Shaping A New India”
    4) Theme-“ Towards a Common Future”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Theme-“Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities”
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed News18 Rising India Summit held in New Delhi and laid out his vision for a ‘New India‘. He was the Chief Guest of the event.The summit was hosted by Network 18 group in collaboration with Ebix Inc. as a presenting partner. It was powered by Yono SBI. The theme of the summit was, “Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities”.The Prime Minister discussed on various topics including income tax and GDP numbers, India’s global standing, Jan Dhan accounts and unemployment.Rising India Summit is presented by Ebix and is one of most anticipated thought leadership forums in India.
  4. Name the 3 day festival based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi,held in India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi?
    1) Janmashtami
    2) Kajli Teej
    3) Words in the Garden
    4) Feast of Our Miracles
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Words in the Garden
    Explanation:
    The 3rd edition of the 3-day festival “Words in the Garden” based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi.The festival was organized by the Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti and curated by renowned Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi.This year’s title of the event was “Bapu Ki Dilli” as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary and celebrated the life and ideology of Bapu the father of our nation through plays, recitals, readings, discussions and more.It began with the screening of 1996 film “The Making of the Mahatma” directed by Shyam Benegal which explores Gandhi’s participation in South Africa’s freedom struggle.The festival explored themes with contemporary relevance inspired by Bapu’s ideologies – ‘Significance of non-violence today‘ and ‘Sustainable Living‘.
  5. Afghanistan began exporting to India through which of the following port in Iran, for the first time by bypassing the Pakistan route?
    1) Chabahar port
    2) Port of Eilat
    3) Shuwaikh port
    4) Johor Port
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Chabahar port
    Explanation:
    On 24th February 2019, Afghanistan began exporting to India through the Chabahar port in Iran, for the first time by bypassing the Pakistan route. The first consignment was inaugurated by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. It comprised of 23 trucks carrying 57 tonnes of dried fruits, textiles, carpets and mineral products. They were dispatched from Zaranj, Afghanistan to Chabahar in Iran. They will then be shipped from Chabahar to Mumbai.
  6. Along with Germany’s KfW Development Bank,which bank signed an agreement to refinance solar projects at a cost of 113 million USD?
    1) State Bank of India
    2) Bank of Baroda
    3) Reserve Bank of India
    4) Bank of Baroda
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bank of Baroda
    Explanation:
    State-run Bank of Baroda has tied up with Germany’s KfW Development Bank to refinance solar projects at a cost of 113 million USD. The tie-up is part of an Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership signed in 2015.The KfW was formerly known as KfW Bankengruppe (banking group) and it is a German government-owned development bank with headquarters in Frankfurt.
  7. Reserve Bank of India(RBI) extended the deadline for prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers to complete their Know Your Customer (KYC) norms by ______ months?
    1) 3 months
    2) 6 months
    3) 9 months
    4) 12 months
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 6 months
    Explanation:
    On 25th February 2019, the Reserve Bank of India extended the deadline for prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers to complete their Know Your Customer (KYC) norms by six months.Earlier, they had been asked to complete their KYC process by the end of February, 2019.However, an additional time of 6 months has been provided because of difficulties in undertaking Aadhaar e-KYC and time necessary to put in place other systems for completing the KYC process.
  8. Which country bought Indian raw sugar for the first time in five years?
    1) Japan
    2) Russia
    3) Iran
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Iran
    Explanation:
    For the first time in 5 years, Indian traders will export raw sugar to Iran. It’ll be exported in March and April. The delivery is happening after so many years owing to Iran’s struggles to secure food supplies due to sanctions imposed by the United States.The sanctions state that Iran isn’t permitted to be a part of the global financial system and can’t use US dollars for payments involving its oil sales.Trading houses have contracted to export 1,50,000 tonnes of raw sugar for shipments arriving in March and April at $305 to $310 per tonne on a free-on-board basis.
  9. Who will be conferred with 2019’s META Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) festival,held in New Delhi?
    1) Mahesh Elkunchwar
    2) Mulk Raj Anand
    3) Jhumpa Lahiri
    4) Ruskin Bond
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Mahesh Elkunchwar
    Explanation:
    Mahesh Elkunchwar, an eminent Indian Playwright, has been chosen for 2019’s META Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be conferred upon him at the 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) festival to be held in New Delhi on 12th March 2019. He is critically-acclaimed and famous for having experimented with a wide range of drama and is considered a powerful force in both Indian and Marathi theatre scene. His 1985 play ‘Wada Chirebandi‘ (Old Stone Mansion) has been staged in Marathi,Hindi and Bengali and also adapted for television.He has written more than 30 plays and essays, like ‘Sultan’, ‘Holi’, ‘Garbo’, ‘Yatanaghar’, and ‘Atmakatha’ and is also a receiver of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.Previous recipients of the META Lifetime Achievement Award include Vijaya Mehta, Zohra Sehgal, Badal Sarkar,Khaled Chowdhary, Ebrahim Alkazi, Girish Karnard, Heisnam Kanhailal, Ratan Thiyam and Arun Kakade.
  10. “Gandhi Peace Prize” for the year 2018 is conferred to _____________ at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi?
    1) Akshaya Patra Foundation
    2) Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari
    3) Ekal Abhiyan Trust
    4) Yohei Sasakawa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Yohei Sasakawa
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented the “Gandhi Peace Prize” for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Gandhi Peace Prize for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence was instituted in the year 1995 and comprises of an amount of Rs 1 crore along with a citation.The following are the awardees:
    • 2015 – Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari
    • 2016 – Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International (jointly)
    • 2017 – Ekal Abhiyan Trust
    • 2018 – Yohei Sasakawa
  11. Who was appointed to the Amazon‘s Board of Directors?
    1) Shikha Sharma
    2) Indra Nooyi
    3) Sunil Mittal
    4) Shantanu Narayen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Indra Nooyi
    Explanation:
    Former CEO of Pepsico Indra Nooyi has joined Amazon‘s Board of Directors. With her appointment, Amazon’s 11-member board now has five women, including Nooyi, Brewer, Jamie Gorelick, Judith McGrath and Patricia Stonesifer.She has been granted 549 shares of common company stock.
  12. Thomas Cook India Group-a travel services group has acquired 51 percent share in which of the following Dubai based Imaging company?
    1) DAMAC Properties
    2) Emirates Group
    3) Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI)
    4) DP World
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI)
    Explanation:
    Thomas Cook India Group-a travel services group has acquired 51 percent share in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) based in Dubai.The deal is valued at $40.6 million(Rs 289 crore). Digiphoto Entertainment was started in 2004 and provides imaging solutions for the tourism industry.It is spread in around 250 venues spanning over 14 countries and has done 3.6 million transactions in 2018.
  13. Name the online portal launched by Union Minister Piyush Goyal,that contains information related to passenger and freight trains and links to live feeds of IRCTC kitchens?
    1) Rail Drishti Dashboard
    2) SWAYAM Rail Dashboard
    3) e Rail PATHSHALA
    4) Diksha Rail Portal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rail Drishti Dashboard
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard, an online portal containing information related to passenger and freight trains and links to live feeds of IRCTC kitchens.It has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS). The URL of the dashboard is raildrishti.cris.org.in and it is very well optimized and user friendly so that those in remote villages can also access and know everything about railways.It can be accessed using desktop/laptop or a mobile device such as phone or tablet.It encompasses all the efforts taken by the Indian railways to digitize and brings information from various sources to one platform and also gives access to key statistics and parameters to every citizen of India.
  14. Where did India successfully test fired the short range Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) for the Indian Army?
    1) Anekal in Bengaluru
    2) Chandipur in Balasore district, Odisha
    3) Balanagar, Hyderabad
    4) Dhamra,Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Chandipur in Balasore district, Odisha
    Explanation:
    India successfully test fired the short range Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM), developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army, from a test range along the coast at Chandipur in Balasore district, Odisha.It is a sleek and highly mobile air defence system with a strike range of 25 km to 30 km and has a capability of engaging multiple targets.It is different from normal air defence system, as this is an all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.It was first tested in June 2017 and followed by the second successful test in July 2017.It will replace the ‘Akash’ missile defence system which is on its way out due to technological obsolescence.
  15. Where did Tejas Networks Launches World’s First Ultra-Converged Broadband Product?
    1) World Sustainable Development Summit,New Delhi
    2) First global conference on Blue Economy,Nairobi
    3) Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
    4) First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health,Geneva
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
    Explanation:
    Tejas Networks today launched its broadband access product which provides both wireline as well as wireless broadband services from a single integrated platform.It was launched by Mr. Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary, Department of Telecom, Government of India at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona.The TJ1400 integrates multiple broadband access technologies: gigabit fiber broadband (GPON/NG-PON), fixed wireless broadband (4G/LTE eNodeB upgradable to 5G) and GE/10GE/100GE Business Ethernet services (CE2.0 certified) in highly compact, modular and energy-efficient platforms.
  16. Who won the Cannes International Open trophy in Cannes,France?
    1) Pier Luigi Basso
    2) Abhijeet Gupta
    3) Nikita Maiorov
    4) Nasuta Grzegorz
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Abhijeet Gupta
    Explanation:
    Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Cannes International Open held in Cannes,France.After taking an easy draw with Pier Luigi Basso of Italy in the ninth and final round.He won the tournament with 7.5 points, a clear point lead over nearest rivals Nikita Maiorov of Belarus, Nasuta Grzegorz of Poland and Yuri Solodovnichecko of Ukraine.He registered 6 wins and 3 draws at the chess tournament.
  17. Which Country broke Australia’s record for the highest Twenty20 cricket?
    1) NewZealand
    2) Iran
    3) Ireland
    4) Afghanistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Afghanistan
    Explanation:
    Afghanistan created history against Ireland in their second Twenty20 International at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, by scoring 278 runs for the loss of 3 wickets from their allotted 20 overs, to register the highest-ever total in T20s.They broke Australia’s record score of 263/3 which they achieved back in 2016 against Sri Lanka.Hazratullah Zazai became the first player from Afghanistan to score 162 not out from 62 ball, and his 236-run opening stand with Usman Ghani, who made 73 runs from 48 balls – including 7 fours and 3 sixes, became the highest partnership in T20Is. They broke the 223-run partnership record between Australia’s Aaron Finch and Darcy Short.
  18. Who became the first Indian to score 8000 runs in T20s in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in New Delhi?
    1) Suresh Raina
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rahul Shah
    4) Dhruv Raval
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Suresh Raina
    Explanation:
    Indian batsman Suresh Raina became the first Indian to score 8000 runs in T20 cricket after scoring just 12 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in New Delhi against Puducherry. He was playing for Uttar Pradesh.He has scored 8001 runs in 300 Twenty20s at an average of 33.47 and notched 4 centuries and 48 fifties in the shortest format. MS Dhoni is the only other Indian to have played 300 T20s so far.He has scored the 6th most runs in T20s after Chris Gayle (12298 runs), Brendon McCullum (9922), Kieron Pollard (8838 runs), Shoaib Malik (8603 runs) and David Warner (8111 runs).
  19. Who launched the book ‘Quality, Accreditation and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education‘ edited by EPSI’s Alternate President, Dr. H Chaturvedi?
    1) Arun Jaitley
    2) Venkaiah Naidu
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Ram Nath Kovind
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu publicized the book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education‘ edited by EPSI’s Alternate President, Dr. H Chaturvedi at the book launch function organized by the Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI), BIMTECH and Bloomsbury Pvt Ltd. The book contains articles, essays and research papers authored by some of the prominent educationists, policy makers, researchers and a media person.It presents an analysis of the past and present scenario in the Indian Higher Education and also focuses on how to raise the quality of colleges and universities to enable them compete globally.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the President of Afghanistan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Ashraf Ghani
  2. What is the Capital of Haryana?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer -Chandigarh
  3. Where is the Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    This Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary is recently in news when African cheetahs, to be translocated in India from Namibia, will be kept at Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. India’s last spotted cheetah had died in 1947. In 1952, the animal was declared extinct in the country.
  4. Who is the Chief Minister of Delhi?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Arvind Kejriwal
  5. Who is the Governor of Nagaland?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Padmanabha Acharya