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Current Affairs Quiz 13th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz  13th February 2018

Q1. Chandrashekar Kambara has been elected as president of the Sahitya Akademi, his works are in which language?
1. Tamil
2. Telugu
3. Kannada
4. Bengali
5. Gujarati

Q2. Parbati Ghose, who passed away recently, was a famous ________.
1. Singer
2. Actor
3. Director
4. Filmmaker
5. Choreographer

Q3. The Gevora Hotel in ________, developed by the Al Attar Group has become the “world’s tallest hotel”.
1. Abu Dhabi
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Qatar
4. Dubai
5. Oman

Q4. Where was 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility organised?
1. Bengaluru
2. Delhi
3. Mumbai
4. Ahmedabad
5. Chennai

Q5. The air dispensary service in the North East will be commissioned soon in Manipur and ________.
1. Mizoram
2. Meghalaya
3. Nagaland
4. Tripura
5. Sikkim

Q6. Which state government has given an “in principle” nod to translocate three pairs of tigers to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve?
1. Bihar
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Arunachal Pradesh
5. Maharashtra

Q7. Which state's CM has announced a one-time loan waiver for small and marginal farmers up to ?50,000 each from their outstanding short-term debt in the 2018-19 State budget?
1. Bihar
2. Rajasthan
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Punjab

Q8. Who has won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai?
1. Krishna Gangolli
2. Rajiv Sharma
3. Shyam Kapoor
4. Kishan Gangolli
5. Suresh Giri

Q9. The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) in ________.
1. Mumbai
2. Delhi
3. Chennai
4. Kolkata
5. Gujarat

Q10. Where was world's first robot ski competition held?
1. North Korea
2. South Korea
3. Japan
4. China
5. Thailand

Answers:

Answer1: 3. Kannada
Kannada litterateur Chandrashekar Kambar has been elected as president of the Sahitya Akademi in the election held for the post. Hindi poet Madhav Koushik has been elected as vice-president. Prof. Kambar is the third Kannada writer to head the country’s premier literary institution, after Vinayak Krishna Gokak (1983) and U.R. Ananthamurthy (1993).

Answer2: 4. Filmmaker
Parbati Ghose, Odisha’s first female filmmaker, passed away following a prolonged illness here on Sunday night. She was 85. Born in Cuttack district in 1933, Parbati started as a child artiste in AIR and soon moved to the silver screen, also as a child artiste, playing Nila Madhava in Shri Jagannath. In 'Bhai Bhai', one of the biggest Odia hits, Parbati played the lead female protagonist.

Answer3: 4. Dubai
The Gevora Hotel in Dubai, developed by the Al Attar Group has now become the “world’s tallest hotel”. It stands 356 metres and 53 centimetres tall. It is one metre taller than the previous holder of the title, the JW Marriott Marquis, in the same city. The title has been confirmed by Guinness Book of World Records.

Answer4: 1. Bengaluru
The Institute Of Directors organised it’s 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In the conference, the Prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017 were presented. The leadership award for philanthropy and social change was presented to Mr. Vineet Nayar, Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation.

Answer5: 2. Meghalaya
The air dispensary service in the North East, which is the “brain child” of the Manipur Governor Najma Heptula, will be commissioned soon in Manipur and Meghalaya. Governor Ms. Heptulla said that she first came to know of the air dispensary in Australia during a visit there. Doctors and paramedics will rush in helicopters to hard to access villages to attend to the patients.

Answer6: 2. Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government has given an “in principle” nod to translocate three pairs of tigers to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The in-principle approval came after CM Shivraj Singh agreed to the Odisha government’s request for translocation of the big cats. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Wild Life, Jitendra Agrawal said the STR is left with only one pair of tigers.

Answer7: 2. Rajasthan
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announced a one-time loan waiver for small and marginal farmers up to ?50,000 each from their outstanding short-term debt in the 2018-19 State budget presented in the Assembly. While this move will cost ?8,000 crore to the State exchequer, no new taxes were imposed in the budget. The budget proposed a total outlay of ?1,07,865.40 crore on schemes and projects.

Answer8: 4. Kishan Gangolli
Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion for the fifth consecutive time with 10.5 points.

Answer9: 2. Delhi
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) in Delhi. The manual is also known as Indo-HCM and it has been developed by CSIR. CSRI is developing it on the basis of an extensive, country-wide study of the traffic characteristics on different categories of roads like a single lane, two-lane, multi-lane urban roads etc.

Answer10: 2. South Korea
World's first robot ski competition was held in South Korea in which self-operational humanoid skiers with two legs participated wearing skis. The robots were reportedly equipped with sensors, batteries and deep learning algorithms that allowed them to move on their own. Eight teams from local universities and tech firms took part in the competition, reports said.