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Current Affairs Quiz 10th January 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 10th January 2018

Q1. PhonePe has partnered with which of the following mobile wallet companies recently?
1. Juspay
2. FreeCharge
3. Mswipe
4. Paytm
5. PayUmoney

Q2. Under ________ project, Government had laid optical fiber in more than 1 lakh gram panchayats, completing it's first phase.
1. Bharat Net
2. Digital Bharat
3. Net India
4. Digital Country
5. Internet Bharat

Q3. Which of the following banks has tied up with National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste families living below Double Poverty Line?
1. Canara Bank
2. Allahabad Bank
3. SBI Bank
4. Punjab National Bank
5. Dena Bank

Q4. Which of the following banks is to launch an IPO worth at least Rs. 3,200 crore ($500 million) in February?
1. Canara Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. SBI Bank
4. Allahabad Bank
5. Punjab National Bank

Q5. Which of the following banks is planning to raise $2 billion via overseas bonds?
1. SBI Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. Kotak Mahindra Bank
4. Canara Bank
5. Punjab National Bank

Q6. Which among the following states has topped the Logistics Performance Index?
1. Gujarat
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Bihar
5. West Bengal

Q7. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India?
1. A.P. Hota
2. Devendra Chawla
3. Sunil Sood
4. Dilip Asbe
5. Murali Lanka

Q8. Supreme Court has declared playing the national anthem before screening movies in cinema halls is not mandatory. The bench was headed by whom?
1. D Y Chandrachud
2. Dipak Misra
3. A M Sapre
4. JS Khehar
5. R F Nariman

Q9. Who among the following has been named the official Brand Ambassador of Sikkim?
1. AR Rahman
2. Amitabh Bachchan
3. Arijit Singh
4. Ranbir Kapoor
5. Salman Khan

Q10. Who has recently won India's first ever international medal in skiing?
1. Himanshu Thakur
2. Hira Lal
3. Aanchal Thakur
4. Akriti Singh
5. Nadeem Iqbal

Answers:

Answer1: 2. FreeCharge
Flipkart’s payments arm PhonePe said it has partnered with mobile wallet company FreeCharge. PhonePe has now enabled its over 45 million users to link their existing FreeCharge wallets with the Phonrnment said it had laid optical fiber in more than 1 lakh gram panchayats, completing the first phase of the BharatNet project. It forms the backbone of the Digital India initiative. The project aims to bring high-speed broadband to all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) through the optical fiber. The project was earlier called the National Optical Fibre Network.

Answer3: 4. Punjab National Bank
Punjab National Bank and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste families living below Double Poverty Line. A MoA to this effect was signed between PNB and NSFDC. Under this tie-up, PNB would act as a channelising agent for the loan schemes of NSFDC.

Answer4: 2. ICICI Bank
ICICI Securities plans to launch an IPO worth at least Rs. 3,200 crore ($500 million) in February. Parent ICICI Bank will be selling 64 million shares in the IPO. ICICI Securities offers investment banking, institutional broking, retail broking and private wealth management services.

Answer5: 1. SBI Bank
SBI is planning to raise $2 billion by issuing bonds in U.S. dollar or in some other convertible currency in the current and the next financial year. The lender may raise the funds in more than one tranches. The funds could be used to boost credit demand. The bond is a debt security, under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to pay them interest on the maturity date.

Answer6: 1. Gujarat
Gujarat has topped the Logistics Index Chart, according to a Report released by Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu in Delhi. The chart is an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports in particular and economic growth in general.
Among 22 states, Gujarat is followed by Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra on the index.

Answer7: 4. Dilip Asbe
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Monday appointed Dilip Asbe as its MD & CEO with immediate effect.
Mr. Asbe, who was the Chief Operating Officer of NPCI, was also the acting CEO of NPCI since August after A.P. Hota retired.
NPCI was set up by the Reserve Bank of India in 2009 as the central infrastructure for various retail payment systems in India.

Answer8: 2. Dipak Misra
The Supreme Court said playing the national anthem before screening movies in cinema halls is not mandatory. The bench was headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. In November 2016, the Supreme Court had ordered all cinemas to play the anthem before screening a film 'for the love of the motherland'.

Answer9: 1. AR Rahman
Music maestro AR Rahman was named the official Brand Ambassador of Sikkim. Mr Chamling felicitated the legendary music composer during the inauguration of the 11-day Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival at Palzor Stadium in Gangtok. Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling made the announcement.

Answer10: 3. Aanchal Thakur
Aanchal Thakur made history as she won India's first ever international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old Manali resident clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup. The Championship was organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (skiing's international governing body) in Erzurum, Turkey. She won the medal in the slalom race category