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Current Affairs Quiz 8th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz  8th February 2018

Q1. Who has topped the first-ever Crypto Rich List released by Forbes?
1. Jim Breyer
2. Matt Cohler
3. Peter Fenton
4. Chris Larsen
5. Bill Gurley

Q2. The Union Cabinet approved the increase in the target for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, meant to provide LPG connections to rural women, to ________ from the earlier 5 crore, adding that this has to be achieved by 2020.
1. 8 crore
2. 7 crore
3. 6 crore
4. 9 crore
5. 10 crore

Q3. Howrah Bridge recently celebrated it's ________ anniversary.
1. 65th
2. 70th
3. 75th
4. 78th
5. 80th

Q4. India's Ambassador to the United Nations, ________, slammed the Sanctions Committees for taking decisions beyond "the gaze of public knowledge".
1. Akbaruddin Owaisi
2. Vikas Swarup
3. Syed Akbaruddin
4. Maleeha Lodhi
5. Asoke Kumar Mukerji

Q5 Who has been honoured with a Royal Mail stamp of the UK to mark the centenary of the suffragette movement?
1. Virat Kohli
2. Shahrukh Khan
3. Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh
4. A.R. Rahman
5. None of the above

Q6. The Supreme Court canceled ________ iron ore mining lease renewals in Goa and held that mining in the state would stop after March 15.
1. 80
2. 85
3. 88
4. 90
5. 100

Q7. Air India will get a one-time grant of approximately ?6 cr from which country for launching direct flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv?
1. Iran
2. Israel
3. Iraq
4. Russia
5. India

Q8. ________ and NCERT signed a pact to integrate a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' in information and communication technology curriculum on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (06th February).
1. Yahoo
2. Bing
3. Baidu
4. Google
5. Ask.com

Q9. Who has become the first woman in the world to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket?
1. Mithali Raj
2. Smriti Mandhana
3. Jhulan Goswami
4. Ekta Bisht
5. Harmanpreet Kaur

Q10. The RBI has kept the repo rate, the rate at which banks borrow from RBI, steady at ________ % for the third time in a row during its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review.
1. 5%
2. 6%
3. 6.5%
4. 7%
5. None of the above

Answers:


Answer1: 4. Chris Larsen
Business magazine Forbes has released its first-ever Crypto Rich List, comprising 20 wealthiest people in the cryptocurrency space. The list was topped by Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen, who is estimated to have a crypto net worth of $7.5-8 billion. He is followed by Ethereum Co-founder Joseph Lubin ($1-5 billion) & Founder of cryptocurrency exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao ($1.1-2 billion).

Answer2: 1. 8 crore
The Union Cabinet took a slew of decisions across sectors. The Cabinet also approved the increase in the target for the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, meant to provide LPG connections to rural women, to eight crore from the earlier five crore, adding that this has to be achieved by 2020. It also approved an additional allocation for the scheme of ?4,800 crore.

Answer3: 3. 75th
On the night of February 3, 1943, the inauguration of the Howrah bridge took place without any fanfare when a lone tramcar rolled down from the Kolkata city end to the Howrah Railway station end. This marvel turned 75 this year. The Howrah Bridge is a suspension type balanced cantilever bridge with the central span between the two main towers of the bridge measuring about 1500 ft.

Answer4: 3. Syed Akbaruddin
India's Ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin slammed the Sanctions Committees for taking decisions beyond "the gaze of public knowledge". Calling for reforms to make their decision-making transparent, he said, "No rationale is provided for such anonymous vetoing of a submission." This comes after China vetoed declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad chief a global terrorist, reports said.

Answer5: 3. Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh
Indian princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh has been honoured with a Royal Mail stamp of the UK to mark the centenary of the suffragette movement. Sophia, the daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, is the only woman to have one of the eight stamps to herself. The image on the stamp shows her selling copies of a Suffragette newspaper in 1913.

Answer6: 3. 88
The Supreme Court canceled 88 iron ore mining lease renewals in Goa and held that mining in the state would stop after March 15. While hearing a plea filed by NGO Goa Foundation, the court added that new licences would be given afresh through auction. In 2015, the state had renewed the licenses despite accusation of illegal extractions.

Answer7: 2. Israel
Air India will get a one-time grant of approximately ?6 cr from Israel for launching direct flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv. The flight is expected to operate on the shortest route and significantly reduce the cost of travel between the two countries. In its efforts to attract Indian tourists, Israel has increased its promotional budgetary allocation to USD 2.5 m in the last 2 years.

Answer8: 4. Google
Google and NCERT signed a pact to integrate a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' in information and communication technology curriculum. It was signed on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (06th February). The curriculum is spread into four themes - being smart, being safe, being a digital citizen and being future ready.

Answer9: 3. Jhulan Goswami
Indian women's cricket team pacer Jhulan Goswami has become the first woman in the world to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket. Goswami achieved the feat playing in her 166th ODI against South Africa. Goswami had become the leading wicket-taker in women's ODI in May 2017, overtaking former Australian pacer Cathryn Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wickets.

Answer10: 2. 6%
The RBI has kept the repo rate, the rate at which banks borrow from RBI, steady at 6% for the third time in a row during its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review. This comes after retail inflation in December rose to a 17-month high of 5.21%. The RBI last cut the rate by 25 basis points in August last year.