Current Affairs Quiz: February 6 2018

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  1. Government has set up a mechanism in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for regular interface with small-scale industry (SSI) for transfer of technologies from CSIR laboratories to industries. These small-scale industries contribute _____% of the gross industrial value?
    1. 25%
    2. 37%
    3.40%
    4. 45%
    5. 50%
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.40%
    Explanation :
    Union Science and Technology Minister, Harsh Vardhan has stated that Government has set up a mechanism in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for regular interface with small-scale industry (SSI)for transfer of technologies from CSIR laboratories to industries. A nodal officer has been appointed in CSIR, tasked with the responsibility to coordinate with the small-scale industry and the CSIR labs for appropriate technology required by them. This decision has been taken in response to concerns raised by leaders of Laghu Udyog Bharati that there was a “disconnect between CSIR and the small-scale industries and it should be addressed”. SSI sector holds lot of significance within Indian economy, as it is the largest employment provider, next to agriculture and contributes almost 40% of the gross industrial value.
  2. The first ever ‘Pelican Bird Festival’ was held at _____________?
    1. Atapaka Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    2. Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    3. PulicatBird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    4. Neelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    5. Majira Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1. Atapaka Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation :
    On 4th February 2018, ‘Pelican Bird Festival-2018’ was held at the Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake, in Andhra Pradesh. The Pelican Bird Festival-2018 was jointly organised by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA) and Krishna district administration. Andhra Pradesh Tourism minister BhumaAkhilaPriya and Krishna District collector B Lakshmikantham inaugurated the Pelican Bird Festival-2018. A rally was organized from Kaikaluru town to Atapaka bird sanctuary during the festival. Thousands of artists, students and officials of the tourism department participated in the rally. A musical night was also arranged as a part of the Pelican Bird Festival. Various film stars took part in the musical night.
  3. Ministry of Railways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi to scale up Ayush services in Railway’s Zonal hospitals. In which of the below given hospitals, the Ayush Services will be augmented?
    1. B. R. Singh Hospital (Kolkata) in Eastern Railway
    2. Perambur Railway Hospital (Chennai) in Southern Railway
    3. Central Hospital (New Delhi) of Northern Railway
    4. Central Hospital of Northeast Frontier Railway (Guwahati)
    5. All the above
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 5. All the above
    Explanation :
    Ministry of Railways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi to scale up Ayush services in Railway’s Zonal hospitals. As per the MoU, Ayush Services will be augmented at B. R. Singh Hospital (Kolkata) in Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway Hospital (Chennai) in Southern Railway, Central Hospital (New Delhi) of Northern Railway, JR Hospital (Mumbai) in Western Railway and the Central Hospital of Northeast Frontier Railway (Guwahati). Logistics and infrastructure including land & building, equipments, furniture, AYUSH medicines and consumables as well as manpower will be provided by Ministry of Railways while Ministry of AYUSH will provide technical inputs for propagating Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) for wellness of Railway employees.
  4. For the first time, which Government owned company has introduced new General Conditions of Contracts (GCC)for services, which defines terms & conditions for contractors engaged in service contracts for non-operational areas such as Facilities Management, Housekeeping, Consultancy etc.
    1. Indian Railways
    2. Air India
    3. Hindustan Petroleum
    4. ONGC
    5. Indian Bank
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Indian Railways
    Explanation :
    For the first time, Indian Railways has introduced new General Conditions of Contracts (GCC) for Services. GCC for services defines terms & conditions for contractors engaged in service contracts for non-operational areas such as Facilities Management, Housekeeping, Consultancy etc. Under the new policy of GCC for Services, concepts of Digital Labour Management System and stepped Performance Guarantee in place of Security Deposit, have been introduced for the first time. As per digital management labour system, a contractor has to compulsorily maintain a data base of all workers including their attendance data and salary details. The concept of stepped performance guarantee (which replaces Security Deposit) reduces the financial burden on the contractor. However it emphasises service delivery by having a provision of confiscation of part performance guarantee in case of unsatisfactory output.
  5. Assam State Government, with which cab aggregator entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pilot an app-based river taxi service in Guwahati?
    1. Uber
    2. SheTaxi
    3. Ola
    4. Fastrack
    5. ApnaCabs
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Ola
    Explanation :
    Assam State Government and cab aggregator Ola entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pilot an app-based river taxi service in Guwahati. In context of this news, River Taxi refers to machine-operated boats. The machine operated boats are faster and are considered safer than conventional boats. As per the MoU, Ola will pilot rivers taxis from LachitGhat and Machkhowa in Guwahati to North Guwahati across the river. River taxis will reduce commuting time between these points to two to five minutes as compared to 45 minutes by road.
  6. Name the Nepali beverage, which has finally received its own brand logo or trademark in the international market after 154-year long cultivation.
    1. Nepalese Tea
    2. Seabuckthorn juice
    3. Arag
    4. Tonga
    5. Tibetan Tea
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Nepalese Tea
    Explanation :
    Nepalese tea has finally received its own brand logo or trademark in the international market after 154-year long cultivation. The logo has been developed and registered by National Tea and Coffee Development Board under Nepal’s Ministry of Agricultural Development. The trademark has an image of mountains with “Nepal Tea: Quality from the Himalayas” written below it. It will be formally unveiled during the 3rd International Tea Festival in Nepal in March 2018. Nepali tea producers, who were so far using respective companies names or logos for exporting tea, would now sell the tea in international market with a common logo, representing their national identity. Tea cultivation is spread across 27688 hectares of land in 44 districts of Nepal. It has been exporting tea to various countries including India.
  7. Which company launched a public initiative “#SecurityCheckKiya” to create awareness around Internet safety and to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious mobile applications and secure their personal data?
    1. CISCO
    2. Apple
    3. Facebook
    4. Google
    5. Verizon
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Google
    Explanation :
    On February 5, 2018, Google launched a public initiative “#SecurityCheckKiya” to create awareness around Internet safety and to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious mobile applications and secure their personal data. On account of easy access to internet, large number of first time Internet users have now come online. These users typically lack technical alertness to safeguard them in online environment and are thus vulnerable to bad actors and abuse on the web. Google has made related information available on its homepage and is encouraging users to take the first step of Security Check on Safer Internet Day (February 6). Users have been advised to use “Google Security”, “Google Play protect” and “Find My Device” app in order to ensure basic level security for their accounts and mobile devices.
  8. Which company has been ranked the number one environment policy think tank in Indiaby the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania?
    1. India Green Conservation
    2. Centre for Science and Environment
    3. Greenpeace India
    4. WWF-India
    5. SEDINDIA
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Centre for Science and Environment
    Explanation :
    The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been ranked the number one environment policy think tank in India. The ranking was done by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. In the world level, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has obtained 16th position. It has improved 2 positions compared to last year. A research is conducted by TTCSP to study the role played by policy institutes in governments and civil societies. CSE has ranked 2nd in India and 38th in world-level in the ‘Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks’ category. CSE has ranked 6th in India and 123rd in the world-level in the ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ category.
  9. Amitabh Kant was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog on 17th February 2016 for a two-year term. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet extended his tenure till ___________?
    1. 30th June 2019
    2. 30th June 2019
    3. 30th June 2019
    4. 30th June 2019
    5. 30th June 2019
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.30th June 2019
    Explanation :
    On 5th February 2018, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was given an extension till 30th June 2019. Amitabh Kant was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog on 17th February 2016 for a two-year term. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension of Amitabh Kant as CEO of NITI Aayog till 30th June 2019. Amitabh Kant is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre. Earlier, he was Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
  10. Who was appointed the new executive chairman of the Murugappa Group of Companies?
    1. Sridharan Rangarajan
    2. Shyam C Raman
    3. M.M. Murugappan
    4. Arunachalam Velayan
    5. Ramesh K Menon
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3. M.M. Murugappan
    Explanation :
    On 5th February 2018, Murugappa Group announced that, it has appointed M.M. Murugappan as its executive chairman. M M Murugappan replaces A Vellayan as Executive Chairman of Murugappa Group. A Vellayan was the executive chairman since November 2009. Earlier, M M Murugappan was the vice-chairman of Murugappa Group. He is also on the board of Mahindra & Mahindra, Cyient Ltd, IIT-Madras, etc. As Murugappa Group vice-chairman, M M Murugappan led technology, innovation and environment, health and safety (EHS) initiatives.
  11. Who became the 16th Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in the United States?
    1. Sumner Hamlin
    2. Roy A Young
    3. Hebert Hoover
    4. William M Martin
    5. Jerome H Powell
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 5. Jerome H Powell
    Explanation :
    On 5th February 2018, Jerome H. Powell became the 16th Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in the United States.Jerome H. Powell replaces Janet Yellen. Janet Yellen is the first woman chairman of Federal Reserve in its 100-year history. Jerome H. Powell has been a member of the Fed board since 2012. He was chosen for this position by US President Donald Trump. The Senate has approved his nomination as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a four-year term. His term as a Fed board member ends by January 31, 2028.
  12. Which company announced that, it will acquire LiquidHub to enhance its digital-consulting capabilities in North America?
    1. TCS
    2. Mercedes Benz
    3. HCL
    4. Capgemini
    5. Verizon
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4. Capgemini
    Explanation :
    On 5th February 2018, Capgemini said that, it will acquire LiquidHub to enhance its digital-consulting capabilities in North America. The cost of acquisition is estimated to be nearly 400 million euros. This amount is said to be twice that of LiquidHub’s 2017 revenue. Capgemini said that, the transaction would be closed in the next 2 months. LiquidHub is a digital technology services company.
  13. From which state’s coastline, India successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed Agni-I ballistic missile from a test range?
    1. Kerala
    2. Odisha
    3. Gujarat
    4. West Bengal
    5. Andhra Pradesh
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2. Odisha
    Explanation :
    India successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed Agni-I ballistic missile from a test range off the Odisha coast. The test involved 18th version of Agni-I and was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a range of about 900 km. The test was conducted from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore, Odisha and achieved all parameters within the stipulated time period. Agni-I which was inducted into service in 2004 is a single stage, surface-to-surface short range ballistic missile (SRBM), powered by solid propellants. It is 15-metres-long and weighs 12 tonnes. Initially, Agni-I had a strike range is 700 km. It is capable of carrying conventional as well as nuclear payload up to 1000 kg.
  14. Who is the highest ranked Indian golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR)?
    1. Anirban Lahiri
    2. Jeev Milkha Singh
    3. Shubhankar Sharma
    4. Gaganjeet Milker
    5. Arjun Atwal
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3. Shubhankar Sharma
    Explanation :
    21-year old Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma was elevated from 193 to 72, in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). Standing at 72nd position in OWGR, Shubhankar is now the highest-ranked Indian in the world surpassing Olympian Anirban Lahiri, who is currently placed 76th. Shubhankar’s meteoric rise started in December 2017, with his first European Tour win at the Joburg Open. Joburg Open win catapulted him from 462 to 226. His ranking further improved on account of second European Tour triumph at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia on February 4, 2018. His last victory placed him in exclusive club of Indians who have achieved two wins in the same European Tour season. Jeev Milkha Singh accomplished this feat in 2006 while Anirban Lahiri did it in 2015.
  15. Which city of England will host the new World Cup on 14th and 15th July 2018?
    1. London
    2. Manchester
    3. Liverpool
    4. Cambridge
    5. Oxford
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1. London
    Explanation :
    On 5th February 2018, British Athletics announced that, London will host a new World Cup at the London Stadium on 14th and 15thJuly 2018. The following 8 countries will participate in the new World Cup: Britain, the United States, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa. One male and one female athlete from each country will be selected for every field event and each track race up to 1500 metres. Total prize money for the event is fixed at $2 million. It will be conducted as a two day event.
  16. When is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation observed all over the world?
    1. 2th February
    2. 3th February
    3. 4th February
    4. 5th February
    5. 6th February
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 5. 6th February
    Explanation :
    On 6th February 2018, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation was observed all over the world. Female genital mutilation (FGM) means removing or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. This practice is considered as a violation of girls’ and women’s rights all over the world. UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) are organizing a world-level programme to eliminate FGM. Its main focus is on 17 African countries. Nearly 200 million girls and women living at present have undergone FGM. It is mainly practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. It is also followed in certain countries of Asia and Latin America.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of Capgemini located?
    Answer
    Paris, France
  2. Which is the Parent Organisation of Google?
    Answer
    Alphabet Inc
  3. Which is the Capital of Nepal?
    Answer
    Kathmandu
  4. Where is Atapaka Bird Sanctuary located?
    Answer
    Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh
  5. Where is the Headquarters of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System located?
    Answer
    Washington, D.C