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Current Affairs Quiz 11th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz  11th February 2018

Q1. India has signed an agreement with which of the following countries to build "Turathi" which would be a center for empowering women?
1. Israel
2. Palestine
3. UAE
4. Turkey
5. Afghanistan

Q2. The recently held International Conference on Unani Medicine in Delhi was organised by which ministry?
1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
2. AYUSH Ministry
3. Ministry of HRD
4. Ministry of Culture
5. None of the above

Q3. Rakesh Singh has been appointed as the private banking head of which of the following banks?
1. HDFC Bank
2. AXIS Bank
3. ICICI Bank
4. Kotak Mahindra Bank
5. IDFC Bank

Q4. Who amongst the following has been signed by The Muthoot Group as its Brand Ambassador?
1. Shahrukh Khan
2. Sachin Tendulkar
3. Rahul Dravid
4. Amitabh Bachchan
5. All of the above

Q5. Which of the following banks has signed an agreement for information utility with National e-Governance Services?
1. SBI
2. Canara Bank
3. Allahabad Bank
4. PNB
5. None of the above

Q6. Which of the following cities has launched Clean Air Campaign?
1. Mumbai
2. Lucknow
3. Delhi
4. Bhopal
5. Udaipur

Q7. Which of the following institutes in Gujarat has launched a centre for learning Sanskrit language?
1. Surat University
2. Gujarat National Law University
3. IIT Gandhinagar
4. Gujarat University
5. MS Baroda University

Q8. Which of the following Indian cities has grabbed a spot in the top 15 wealthiest cities globally?
1. New Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Chandigarh
4. Surat
5. Chennai

Q9. Recently deceased Chandrasekhar Rath was related to which of the following fields?
1. Politics
2. Sports
3. Painter
4. Literature
5. Social Work

Q10. Microsoft has partnered with which company to develop first innovations on its cloud platform using AI?
1. Naukri.com
2. Paisabazaar.com
3. OLX
4. Flipkart
5. None of the above

Answers:

Answer1: 2. Palestine
India and Palestine have signed six agreements on the infrastructural development in the Palestine. An MoU was signed by the two countries for the construction of an India Palestine Centre for empowering women, "Turathi" at a cost of USD 5 million. A MoU for setting up of a new National Printing Press at Ramallah at a cost of USD 5 million was also signed between the two nations.

Answer2: 2. AYUSH Ministry
The International conference on Unani Medicine was inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh at New Delhi.The theme of the conference is Integration of Unani System of Medicine in main stream healthcare.It is organized by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, under the Ministry of AYUSH. This year is special for Unani fraternity as it is the 150th Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan.

Answer3: 1. HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank has announced the appointment of Rakesh Singh as the private banking head. He will continue to head the bank's investment banking, capital markets and financial institutions businesses.Private banking is wealth management service of the bank catering to High Net Worth & Ultra-HNW individuals, families who aim to successfully manage and grow their wealth.

Answer4: 4. Amitabh Bachchan
The Muthoot Group, a leading business conglomerate has engaged Amitabh Bachchan as their Brand Ambassador. Amitabh Bachchan will hereafter be representing The Muthoot Group across all their national campaigns.The Muthoot group has interests in Financial Services, IT, Media, Healthcare, Education, Power Generation and operates in 29 states in India.

Answer5: 4. PNB
PNB has signed an agreement for information utility with National e-Governance Services. It will enable storing of financial information that will help substantiate defaults & verify claims expeditiously.This will in turn facilitate resolution in National Company Law Tribunal in a time bound manner.The objective of the agreement is to augment the information infrastructure in India.

Answer6: 3. Delhi
Delhi govt & MoEF has jointly launched Clean Air Campaign, which will continue for 2 weeks till Feb 23.As part of the Campaign, 70 teams have been constituted, comprising 1 officer of MoEF&CC & another from Delhi govt, who will be the co-leaders of the team.Campaign would include enforcement of pollution-control measures for vehicles, driving discipline & inspection of power plants.

Answer7: 4. Gujarat University
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the Centre for learning Sanskrit language in Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. It will offer a 6 month course for people on how to speak the language, anybody who loves Sanskrit can join this course.For the course, no prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required, the minimum strength of the class will be 30 students while the fees has been fixed at Rs 500.

Answer8: 2. Mumbai
India’s financial capital Mumbai, with a total wealth of $950 billion, has been named among the top 15 wealthiest cities globally, while New York topped the list.Mumbai which also features among the top 10 cities in terms of billionaire population is the home to 28 billionaires.Going forward, Mumbai is expected to be the fastest growing city in terms of wealth growth over the next 10 years.

Answer9: 4. Literature
Eminent litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passed away at the age of 89.He was recently nominated for Padma Shri by the Union government this year for his contribution towards Odia literature.He was a prolific writer & had written several novels, short stories, essays and poems during his illustrious career.He earned many accolades for his thoughtful writings on different issues.

Answer10: 2. Paisabazaar.com
Microsoft & Paisabazaar.com have entered into a partnership to develop industry first innovations on Microsoft's Cloud platform using artificial intelligence & machine learning.The collaboration would help Paisabazaar identify customer needs more accurately, factoring in their lifestyle & life-stage.It would also expedite processes on Paisabazaar platform through automation & digitisation.