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Current Affairs Quiz 9th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz  9th February 2018

Q1. ________ has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100% LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction.
1. North Central Railway
2. Central Railway zone
3. South Central Railway
4. Western Railway zone
5. East Central Railway zone

Q2. Which state government has announced construction of a government school after the name of Captain Kapil Kundu?
1. Bihar
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Haryana
4. West Bengal
5. Punjab

Q3. What is the name of the cryptocurrency that Indian entrepreneur, Prashant Surana, plans to introduce for online gaming enthusiasts?
1. ?Universal Gaming Token
2. Universal Gaming Coin
3. Player Gaming Coin
4. Player Gaming Token
5. None of the above

Q4. The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of 'Prime Minister's Research Fellows' scheme at a cost of Rs ________ for a period of seven years starting 2018-2019.
1. 1200 crore
2. 1470 crore
3. 1600 crore
4. 1650 crore
5. 1750 crore

Q5. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of ?135.86 crore on which search engine for "search bias"?
1. Yahoo
2. Google
3. Bing
4. Ask.com
5. Baidu

Q6. Which state government is planning to launch 20 bike ambulances to deal with casualties in the state's tourism belt?
1. Maharashtra
2. Rajasthan
3. Goa
4. Tamil Nadu
5. Kerala

Q7. Which famous instant messaging service has started rolling its Payments feature on both Android and iOS operating systems in India?
1. WhatsApp
2. Facebook Messenger
3. Viber
4. Telegram
5. WeChat

Q8. John Mahoney, who died recently, was a famous ________.
1. Singer
2. Choreographer
3. Actor
4. Director
5. Cricketer

Q9. ________ has developed the first flight of Hawk-i with indigenous Real Time Operating System.
1. CADES Digitech
2. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
3. Mahendra Aerospace
4. Zeus Numerix
5. None of the above

Q10. Which country's former prime minister has been jailed for 5 years for corruption case recently?
1. Bangladesh
2. Pakistan
3. India
4. Myanmar
5. Laos

Answers:

Answer1: 3. South Central Railway
The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100% LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction. The SCR has been on the forefront of adopting energy conservation measures. It has attained the status of becoming the first zone in the Indian Railways to complete 100% LED lighting in all the 733 stations under its jurisdiction.

Answer: 3. Haryana
2Afer two days of cremation of 22-year-old Captain Kapil Kundu, in his native village, Ransika, the government school will be named after him. The road leading towards the area and the Khod village bus stop, located nearby, will be named after him. Kundu was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday, as a result of shelling from Pakistani forces across the border.

Answer3: 2. Universal Gaming Coin
A Hyderabad-based entrepreneur, Prashant Surana, plans to introduce his own cryptocurrency, for online gaming enthusiasts. The virtual currency, will be issued in April through an Initial Coin Offering. Called the Universal Gaming Coin, the coins can be bought with Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies. The gamers can use these coins to play games such as Poker, Blackjack and Rummy.

Answer4: 4. 1650 crore
The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of 'Prime Minister's Research Fellows' scheme at a cost of ?1,650 crore for a period of seven years starting 2018-2019. Under the scheme, students pursuing PhD in IITs and IISc will be offered fellowships worth ?70,000-80,000 per month for five years. A total of 3,000 fellows will be selected for the fellowship.

Answer5: 2. Google
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of ?135.86 crore on Google for "search bias", in the latest regulatory setback for the world's most popular internet search engine. The CCI said Google was abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising markets. The fine has to be deposited within 60 days, it added.

Answer6: 3. Goa
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is planning to launch 20 bike ambulances to deal with casualties in the state's tourism belt. The ambulances will be equipped with basic life-saving equipment and two oxygen cylinders to serve as rapid service at places where four-wheeler ambulances cannot reach. A total of 100 bike ambulances will be introduced in the next six months.

Answer7: 1. WhatsApp
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has started rolling its Payments feature on both Android and iOS operating systems in India, according to reports. The feature will allow users to instantly transfer money via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Earlier reports said that WhatsApp was working with banks including HDFC and ICICI to integrate its UPI-based payments platform.

Answer8: 3. Actor
John Mahoney, a veteran character actor best known for playing the curmudgeonly dog-loving father of the title character in TV's "Frasier," has died. He was 77 years old. Mahoney was born in Blackpool, England, according to his biography on the online Broadway database Playbill. He worked as a college professor and a medical orderly also.

Answer9: 2. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has developed the first flight of Hawk-i with indigenous Real Time Operating System. Hawk-i is the first indigenous RTOS developed in India from scratch and certified by Center for Military Airworthiness and Certification. The RTOS provides a standard run-time environment for real-time applications execution in a safe and reliable manner.

Answer10: 1. Bangladesh
Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years. She was found guilty in a corruption case by a Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka. She was charged with misappropriating Tk 21 million in foreign donations received by the ‘Zia Orphanage Trust’.