Current Affairs Quiz – January 27 & 28 2018

Current Affairs Quiz

  1. Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana recently launched which of the following state?
    1. Punjab
    2. Haryana
    3. Gujarat
    4. Madhya pradesh

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Answer A) Punjab

Chief minister has launched the release of benefits under ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’ aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society. 

  1. Which of the following country to host WTO Ministerial meeting in March 2018?
    1. USA
    2. China
    3. India
    4. Russia

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Answer: C) India

Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi died of a severe cardiac arrest at the age of 85. Born in 1933, Supriya Devi was known for her work over five decades. India will host an informal WTO Ministerial meeting in March this year. The meeting will be held in Delhi on March 19 – 20.

  1. The Government recently allows which of the following financial institution to offer the Atal Pension Yojana (APY)?
    1. Payment Banks
    2. Small Banks
    3. Non Banking Financial Company
    4. Both a and B

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Answer: D) Both a and b

The Centre would now allow small finance banks and payment banks to offer the Atal Pension Yojana (APY), which is expected to significantly increase the coverage of the scheme.

  1. India’s first smart grid project recently launched which of the following city?
    1. Pune
    2. Panipat
    3. Mumbai
    4. Chennai

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Answer: B) Panipat

India’s first smart grid project has been launched in the city of Haryana Panipat. The project has been established in collaboration with a Japanese company, New Energy Industrial Technology and Development Organisation (NEDO), at the cost of about Rs145 crore.

  1. Which of the following First India design vaccine to pass WHO test?
  1. Euvichol Vaccine
  2. Tetadif Vaccine
  3. Boostrix vaccine
  4. Rotavac Vaccine

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Answer: D) Rotavac Vaccine

For the first time, a vaccine conceived and developed from scratch in India has been “pre-qualified” by the World Health Organisation.  

  1. Global Centre for Cybersecurity recently launched by World Economic Forum (WEF). Which of the following city has been Headquarters of Centre for Cybersecurity?
    1. Washington D.C
    2. Jeneva, Switzerland
    3. The Hague, Netherland
    4. Davos, Switzerland

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Answer:B) Jeneva, Switzerland

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Centre for Cyber security. Headquartered in Geneva, the centre will become operational from March.

  1. Who is the Labour Minster?
    1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar
    2. Shripad Yesso Naik
    3. Santosh Kumar
    4. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

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Answer: A) Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment is Santosh Kumar Gangwar. He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

  1. Who has been appointed as new India’s Foreign Secretary?
    1. S Jaishankar,
    2. Vijay Gokhale
    3. ‎Sujatha Singh
    4. Nirupama Rao

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 Anwer: B) Vijay Gokhale

Vijay Gokhale is an Indian diplomat and the current Foreign Secretary of India. Gokhale was previously the Indian ambassador to China.

  1. Sanjay Gandhi national Park Situated in whish of the following states in India?
    1. Haryana
    2. Assam
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Rajasthan

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 Answer: C) Maharashtra

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, formerly Borivali National Park, is a large protected area in the northern part of Mumbai city in Maharashtra State in India.

  1. Who is the winner of 20th Grand Slam after winning Australian Open?
    1. Steffi Graf
    2. Marin Cilic
    3. Rafael Nadal
    4. Roger Federer

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 Answer: D) Roger Federer

Switzerland’s Roger Federer became the first male tennis player to win 20 Grand Slam titles, after winning a joint-record sixth Australian Open title.

  1. How many Agreements has been signed between India and Cambodia in the field of cultural exchange?
    1. 4
    2. 6
    3. 8
    4. 12

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 Answer: A) 4

India and Cambodia has signed four agreements in the field of cultural exchange, an exchange line of credit of $26.9 million, memorandum of understanding to cooperate in legal matter and an agreement on prevention of human trafficking.

  1. Oxford Dictionaries recently announced which of the word as 2017 ‘Hindi Word of the Year’?
    1. Bahubali
    2. Mitron
    3. Notebandi
    4. Aadhaar

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 Answer: D) Aadhaar

The Oxford Dictionaries announced ‘Aadhaar’ as its 2017 ‘Hindi Word of the Year’ at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The shortlist included words such as ‘Mitron’, ‘Notebandi’, ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Gau-rakshak’, among others.

  1. Supriya devi recently passed away. She is related to which of the field?
    1. Film Actress
    2. Singer
    3. Journalist
    4. Pilitician

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 Answer: A) Flim Actress

Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi died of a severe cardiac arrest at the age of 85. Born in 1933, Supriya Devi was known for her work over five decades.

 

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