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Current Affairs Quiz 7th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 7th February 2018

Q1. Which state government in association with UNICEF has launched massive door to door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis disease in the state?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Bihar
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Haryana
5. Punjab

Q2. Chimerarachne yingi, a new spider fossil is found in which country?
1. China
2. US
3. Myanmar
4. Pakistan
5. None of the above

Q3. Who will inaugurate the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Utsav of Lord Gommateshwara in Sharavanabelagola in Hassan district of Karnataka?
1. Narendra Modi
2. Ram Nath Kovind
3. Banwarilal Purohit
4. Amit Shah
5. Acharya Dev Vrat

Q4. The US-based SpaceX has successfully launched the world's most powerful operational rocket Falcon Heavy towards ________.
1. Jupiter
2. Mars
3. Saturn
4. Neptune
5. Uranus

Q5. Who has been appointed as the 16th Chairman of the Federal Reserve for a four-year term?
1. Daniel Tarullo
2. Stanley Fischer
3. Jerome H Powell
4. William C. Dudley
5. James B. Bullard

Q6. Which state government has announced setting up a corporation to disburse loans for Student's Credit Card scheme?
1. Haryana
2. Bihar
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Sikkim
5. Uttar Pradesh

Q7. ________ researchers claim to have created the world's thinnest material, measuring one nanometre, about 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper.
1. IIT Jodhpur
2. IIT Bombay
3. IIT Lucknow
4. IIT Gandhinagar
5. None of the above

Q8. Which state government has announced the setting up of ‘Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’ scheme to increase farm productivity and farmers’ income?
1. Bihar
2. Punjab
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Haryana
5. Uttar Pradesh

Q9. Madavoor Vasudevan Nair , who died recently, was famous for which dance form?
1. Bharatanatyam
2. Sattriya
3. Kathakali
4. Kuchipudi
5. Odissi

Q10. Which state is planning to have a flag of its own?
1. New Delhi
2. Rajasthan
3. Maharashtra
4. Karnataka
5. Tamil Nadu

Answers:

Answer1: 1. Uttar Pradesh
UP State government in association with UNICEF has launched massive door to door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis disease in the state. DASTAK stands for 'Darwaja Khatkhatao, AES aur JE ko bhagao'. In DASTAK campaign, whole state machinery with the help of UNICEF will now literally go door to door in 38 JES and AE affected districts.

Answer2: 3. Myanmar
An international team of scientists has found an arachnid resembling a spider with a tail, which was fossilised in amber in Myanmar, about 100 million years ago. Although no living spider has a tail, researchers noted that some relatives do have an anal flagellum. The new species with four pairs of legs and silk-producing spinnerets at its rear was named Chimerarachne yingi.

Answer3: 2. Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Utsav of Lord Gommateshwara in Sharavanabelagola in Hassan district of Karnataka. Mahamastakabhiseka of Gommateshwara, who is also known as Bahubali takes place once in 12 years. It is an important Jain piligramage centre and lakhs of tourists visit Shravanbelagola to see 57 feet tall monolithic stone statue.

Answer4: 2. Mars
The US-based SpaceX has successfully launched the world's most powerful operational rocket Falcon Heavy towards Mars. The rocket, carrying a Tesla Roadster car, will revolve around the Sun in a way that will repeatedly bring it close to the Earth and Mars. Falcon Heavy's thrust and capacity are the highest since NASA's Saturn V, which carried astronauts to the Moon.

Answer5: 3. Jerome H Powell
Jerome H Powell was sworn in as the 16th Chairman of the Federal Reserve for a four-year term. Mr Powell has succeeded Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the US central bank in its 100-year history. Powell was nominated for the post in November 2017 by President Donald Trump. The oath was administered by Vice Chairman Randal K. Quarles in the Board Room.

Answer6: 2. Bihar
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi announced that the state government would set up a corporation to disburse loans for Student's Credit Card scheme. Banks will continue to disburse education loans as it has been doing along with the SCC scheme. Bihar launched SCC scheme on October 3, 2016. Under the scheme, students are able to get education loan of upto Rs 4 lakh for pursuing higher education.

Answer7: 4. IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar researchers claim to have created the world's thinnest material, measuring one nanometre, about 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper. The 2D material was made using Magnesium diboride for the first time with boron atoms in a honeycomb structure. Scientists have earlier made single-atom-thick graphene, a 2D form of carbon, whose discovery won the 2010 Physics Nobel.

Answer8: 4. Haryana
In an attempt to increase farm productivity and farmers’ income, the Haryana government announced the setting up of ‘Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’. The Pradhikaran will undertake all possible measures to enhance farm productivity and mitigate the physical, financial and psychological distress of farm households. It will maintain projects thorough the Agriculture Advisory Council.

Answer9: 3. Kathakali
Kathakali maestro Madavoor Vasudevan Nair collapsed on stage and died while performing at Agasthyacodu Mahadeva Temple, Kerala. A recipient of several awards, including Padma Bhushan, he was the follower of the Kaplingattu School, the particular style of south Kerala. Madvoor had also worked as a faculty in the Thekkan Kalari of Kerala Kalamandalam.

Answer10: 4. Karnataka
A nine-member committee has concluded in its report to the Karnataka government that having a separate flag for the state is not against the Constitution, reports said. The committee was formed in July 2017 following demands from Kannada activists for an independent state flag. An unofficial Karnataka flag, red and yellow in colour, is often seen hoisted at public places.