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- In which state, “PlastIndia 2018”, 10th edition of international plastics exhibition was inaugurated?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Gujarat
On 7th February 2018, PlastIndia, 10th edition of international plastics exhibition, started in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. PlastIndia 2018 is held for 6 days from 7th February 2018 to 12th February 2018. It was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. It is organized by Plastindia Foundation. It has participation from buyers and sellers from nearly 28 countries. New products and technologies are displayed by national and international sellers.
Plastindia 2018 hosts 3 special exhibitions:
1.Proplast – for processed plastics products
2.Plasticulture – display of plasticulture
3.Recycling Pavillion – for recycling products
- Which city will host the National Meet on Grassroot Informatics-VIVID 2018 from 8th – 10th February 2018?
4. New Delhi
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. New Delhi
National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018 is being held from 8th – 10th February 2018 in New Delhi. It has been organised by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad. VIVID 2018 would serve as an extensive platform for knowledge sharing among 240 NIC District officials from across India. During the course of this event, NIC District officials would give presentations on their portals, will showcase their applications and contribution towards implementation of the Digital India initiative of Central Government. Theme for VIVID 2018 is “Cyber Security and Innovation”.
- In which state the Union Minister of State for Finance & Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan inaugurated the two-day Third Global Procurement Summit 2018?
1. New Delhi
5. West Bengal
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. New Delhi
On February 8, 2018, Union Minister of State for Finance & Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan inaugurated the two-day Third Global Procurement Summit in New Delhi. This Summit was organized by Government of India, All India Management Association (AIMA) and World Bank. Theme of Third Global Procurement Summit was ‘New Frontiers faced in the Transformation process of Procurement Today’. During the course of this two-day Summit, various sessions focusing on key facets of strategic sourcing, application of digital technologies in procurement, prevention of contractual disputes and project delays and the latest global innovations in public procurement were conducted.
- Central Government has constituted an Inter- ministerial Committee (IMC) under whose Chairpersonship to tackle the menace of trafficking?
1. Committee on the Status of Women in India
2. Indian Women and Child Welfare Trust
3. Child and Women Care Institution
4. Child Welfare Committee
5. Secretary, Women and Child Development
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Secretary, Women and Child Development
Central Government has constituted an Inter- ministerial Committee (IMC) under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Women and Child Development to tackle the menace of trafficking. The committee comprises representatives of concerned stake holders, Ministries/ departments of Central Government and State/UT Governments. As per National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report 2015, 6877 cases of Human trafficking were reported in 2015, which marks an alarming rise by 25.8% as compared to 5466 cases in 2014. Human trafficking (primarily done for sexual exploitation and forced labour) is one of the largest organized crime violating basic human rights.
- In which state, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav of Lord Gomateshwara?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Karnataka
On 7th February 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav of Lord Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, Karnataka. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav by unveiling an idol of Bahubali. He also lit a lamp to kick start the event. The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav is held once in 12 years. It has been celebrated for nearly 1,000 years. Karnataka Governor Vajubha Vala, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami, Jain saint Acharya Vardhamana Sagar, and Veerendra Heggade of Dharmastala, were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
- Which Union Minister met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and inaugurated ‘Janadriyah’, the national heritage and cultural festival of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh?
1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh
3. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu
4. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman
5. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
On February 7, 2018, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and inaugurated ‘Janadriyah’, the national heritage and cultural festival of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh. India was accorded the ‘Guest of Honour’ status at the Janadriyah Festival. The Indian Pavilion at the Janadriyah Festival was based on the theme “Saudi ka Dost Bharat”. It showcased the core values and traditions of India and presented a kaleidoscope of India’s vibrant culture through a colourful dance and music extravaganza. Ms. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, which concluded on February 8, 2018.
- Who topped the Forbes list richest person in terms of crypto currency ownership?
1. Rahul Naspreet
2. Sahil Bansal
3. Saurabh Agarwal
4. Jin Samuel
5. Chris Larsen
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Chris Larsen
Forbes has released its first ever list of richest people in terms of cryptocurrency ownership. During 2017, cryptocurrency garnered lot of attention owing to meteoric price appreciation witnessed in popular cryptocurrencies viz. Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. With an estimated crypto net worth of $7.5-8 billion, Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen has topped this inaugural list. Forbes report has outlined that currently there are nearly 1500 cryptoassets in existence. Combined valuation of all the cryptoassets stands at $550 billion. Average age of individuals in Forbes cryptocurrency rich list is 42 years, while the threshold for featuring in the list is crypto net worth equivalent to USD 350 million.
- Which country has become the top source market for Dubai, with 2.1 million visitors in 2017, as per data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. India
India has become the top source market for Dubai, with 2.1 million visitors in 2017, as per data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The data regarding this was published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). In 2017, Dubai had experienced 15 % growth in tourist arrivals from India. India has also become the first country to exceed 2 million visitors in a single year. This increase has been credited to Dubai Tourism’s collaboration with actor Shah Rukh Khan in the ‘BeMyGuest’ campaign. On the whole, in 2017 Dubai faced 6.2 % year-on-year increase in international overnight visitation. Total tourists Dubai received in 2017 is 15.79 million. Saudi Arabia (KSA) secured the second place with 1.53 million tourists in 2017. UK secured third position with 1.27 million tourists.
- Which country has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicken from India after a form of bird flu (that is highly lethal for poultry) was found?
1. Saudi Arabia
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Agriculture Ministry announced that it has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicken from India after a form of bird flu (that is highly lethal for poultry) was found. This ban has been imposed on basis of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report, which stated that an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in Karnataka was reported in December 2017. As per OIE report, H5N8 virus was detected in December 2017 among birds in the village of Dasarahalli, Bengaluru killing nine out of 951 birds.
- Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on which search engine company for indulging in unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search?
3. UC Browser
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Google
Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on Google for indulging in unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. The fine has been imposed after a detailed probe following complaints filed by Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) against Google LLC, Google India and Google Ireland in 2012. CCI’s probe found Google to be guilty of “infringing anti-trust conduct”. Rs 135.86 crore fine amount is 5 per cent of Google’s average total revenue generated from Indian operations for the financial years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
- Who was appointed the non-executive chairman of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for the term of 2 years?
1. Chalu Pandey
2. Biswamohan Mahapatra
3. Kewal Handa
4. G. Padmanabhan
5. Atanu Kumar Das
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Biswamohan Mahapatra
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Biswamohan Mahapatra as non-executive chairman for two years. Biswamohan Mahapatra replaces B Sambamurthy. B Sambamurthy was the interim chairman of NPCI. Recently Dilip Asbe was appointed as Managing Director of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
- Which Indian Cricketer was appointed the new brand ambassador of ‘Power’, Bata’s sport wear brand?
1. M S Dhoni
2. Virat Kohli
3. Smriti Mandhana
4. Mithali Raj
5. Jhulan Goswami
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana, Indian cricketer, was appointed the new brand ambassador of ‘Power’, Bata’s sport wear brand. Smriti Mandhana is 21 years old. She is an Indian women’s cricket team opener. From February 2018, she will start with the promotion works for Power’s latest range of products. Her performance at the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s World Cup 2017 earned her fame and reputation.
- Who took charge as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court on 9th February 2018?
1. Justice T S Thakur
2. Justice P Sathasivam
3. Justice Rajendra Lodha
4. Justice Ramesh Chandra
5. Justice Abhilasha Kumari
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Justice Abhilasha Kumari
On 9th February 2018, Justice Abhilasha Kumari took charge as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court. Justice Abhilasha Kumari’s oath ceremony was administered by Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla. She was transferred from the Gujarat High Court. She hails from Himachal Pradesh. Her father is former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh. She started her practice in the Himachal Pradesh High Court. She was appointed the additional advocate general for Himachal Pradesh. In December 2005, she was made the Gujarat High Court judge.
- Who took charge as the Chief Justice of Kerala on 9th February 2018?
1. Justice Madan Mohan
2. Justice Patanjali Sastri
3. Justice Antony Dominic
4. Justice Gopal Ballav
5. Justice K Kapadia
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Justice Antony Dominic
On 9th February 2018, Antony Dominic, Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, took charge as the Chief Justice of Kerala. Justice Antony Dominic’s oath as Chief Justice of Kerala was administered by Kerala Governor P. Sadasivam. Justice Dominic hails from Kottayam district of Kerala. He obtained his law degree from SDM Law College, Mangalore. In 1981, He started his law practice in the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Kanjirapally. In 2007, he became additional judge of the Kerala High Court. Later he was made the permanent judge of the Kerala High Court.
- Who was appointed the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board’s first independent female director?
1. Mira Nair
2. Aparna Sen
3. Deepa Mehta
4. Indra Nooyi
5. Kiran Rao
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board’s first independent female director. Indra Nooyi Nooyi will join ICC Board as Independent Director in June 2018. Appointment of a female Independent Director was approved by ICC Full Council in June 2017. Generally an Independent Director is appointed for a two-year term. But she can be re-appointed for two more terms not exceeding a consecutive period of 6 years. Indra Nooyi has made to the World’s Most Powerful Women list of Fortune Magazine several times.
- Who was appointed the next Ambassador of India to Timor-Leste?
1. Jaideep Sarkar
2. Pradeep Kumar Rawat
3. Navtej Sarna
4. Pankaj Saran
5. Debnath Shaw
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Pradeep Kumar Rawat
On 8th February 2018, Pradeep Kumar Rawat was appointed the next Ambassador of India to Timor-Leste. Pradeep Kumar Rawat is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 1990 batch. He is currently the Ambassador of India to Jakarta. He has been concurrently appointed the next Ambassador of India to Timor-Leste. His residence is in Jakarta. He will soon take up this new assignment.
- Name the Web based monitoring System and a Fly Ash mobile application recently launched by R.K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy?
1. Fly Ash
2. Ash App
3. WebAsh App
4. WebAsh Track
5. Ash Track
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Ash Track
R.K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched a Web based monitoring System and a Fly Ash mobile application called ASH TRACK. ASH TRACK has been introduced to improve ash management. It creates an interface between fly ash producers (Thermal Power Plants) and ash users (road contractors, cement plants etc). The ASH TRACK is available in Google Play Store and App Store. The ASH TRACK app has various features for consumers, power stations and also provides ash utilization data. It provides plant-wise, utility-wise and State-wise ash utilization data in India. It can manage 200 million tonnes of fly ash. It tracks coal based power plants located within 100 km and 300 km of the given location and provides ash availability details.
- Jarrod Bannister recently passed away. Who was he?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Athlete
Athletics Australia announced that, Jarrod Bannister, champion javelin thrower of Australia died in the Netherlands. Jarrod Bannister was 33 years old. He had a sudden death. He had won gold medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. He had participated in the final of the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, and the Beijing Olympics. The record of 89.02m he created in Brisbane in 2008, is the current Australian record in javelin throw.
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- Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) was established by?
AnswerReserve Bank of India (RBI)
- Silent Valley National Park is in which state?
- Who is the chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?
- What are the Neighbouring Countries of Saudi Arabia?
AnswerJordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen
- Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is in which state?