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GK Questions 7th January 2018

Today’s Current Affairs

Indian Affairs
  • World’s largest cleanliness survey Swachh Survekshan launched
  • Government to introduce smart solutions in 7 cantonments
  • Govt exempts cruise tourists with e-visa from biometric enrolment till 2020
  • Government approves Rs 5369 crore waterway project on National Waterway-1
  • Hyderabad becomes second major city to be declared open defecation free
  • FM Arun Jaitley chaired panel to look into old port projects

International Affairs

India excludes Pakistan from a SAARC initiative


Banking & Finance
  • RBI puts Allahabad Bank under prompt ive action
  • Indiabulls Housing Finance issues India’s 1st Social Affordable Housing Bond.

Business
  • MP Govt to impose 50 paise cess on petrol and diesel to fund road infrastructure
  • Bharat Biotech’s typhoid vaccine gets WHO pre-qualification
Appointments & Resigns
  • Kookhyun Shim appointed as MD, CEO of Kia Motors India
  • Tata Motors appoints Hanne Birgitte Sorensen as independent director

Science & Technology
  • Government launches MyGov platform, seeks suggestions to make living easier for common man
  • Pakistan successfully tests Harba Missile in Arabian Sea

Environment

New endangered plant species discovered in China

Sports
  • Meghalaya signs host city contract for 39th National Games in 2022
  • Colin Munro becomes first to score three T20 centuries
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Question 1: Which union minister will inaugurate the 2018 ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PB?

1.    Rajnath Singh
2.    Prakash Javadekar
3.    Nitin Gadkari
4.    Sushma Swaraj

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, will inaugurate the 2018 ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PB in Singapore on January 6. The theme of the 2-day PBD Convention is “Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic India-ASEAN Partnership”. 

The PBD is celebrated every year to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government, reconnect them with their roots and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

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Question 2: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated PCA against Allahabad Bank over its high bad loans. What does “PCA” stands for?

1.    Prompt Control Action
2.    Principal Complaints Action
3.    Principal Component Action
4.    Prompt ive Action

Answer: 4

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated Prompt ive Action (PC against public sector lender Allahabad Bank, owing to its high net Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) and negative Return on Assets (Ro for two consecutive years. The action would contribute to the overall improvement in risk management, asset quality, profitability, efficiency of the bank. The RBI has initiated similar action against other public sector banks, including IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and UCO Bank.

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Question 3: Who has been appointed as the Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)

1.    Gopal Guru
2.    Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
3.    Geetanjali Das
4.    Priyank Kumar

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Political scientist Gopal Guru has been appointed as the Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) by the Sameeksha Trust for a period of five years. Urrently, Professor Guru teaches Political Science at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Earlier, he taught at the University of Delhi and the University of Pune.

Question 4: Which union ministry has launched India’s first digital online oncology tutorial series?

1.    Ministry of Human Resource Development
2.    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
3.    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
4.    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Preeti Sudan, the secretary of Union Health and Family Welfare ministry, has launched India’s first digital online oncology tutorial series in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Centre on January 4, 2018. The purpose of the tutorial series is to educate doctors in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various forms of cancers. This is part of a national programme that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.


Question 5: Which state to host the 3rd edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI 2018)?

1.    Maharashtra
2.    Goa
3.    Tamil Nadu
4.    Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The 3rd edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI) will be held in Goa from January 16-19, 2018. The festival titled “SCI-FFI Goa” is being organized by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa Department of Science and Technology. The purpose of the fest is to promote science filmmaking culture in Goa. The Science Film Making Competition is an attractive part of the SCI-FFI festival. The competition is in two categories of films up to 5 minutes duration and over 5 minutes.

Question 6: Which state to host the 39th National Games in 2022?

1.    Meghalaya
2.    Nagaland
3.    Mizoram
4.    Assam

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Meghalaya has signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IO for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022 on January 3, 2018. The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association, and the state government. With this, Meghalaya will host the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state.


Question 7: The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched which operation on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) International Border to curb infiltration?

1.    Operation Border
2.    Operation Control
3.    Operation Alert
4.    Operation Star

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched Operation Alert along the over 200 km long International Border (I in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to curb the increasing movement of infiltrating terrorists from across the border.

Question 8: Vasant Shankar Davkhare, who passed away recently, was the noted politician of which party?

1.    Communist Party of India
2.    Indian National Congress
3.    Nationalist Congress Party
4.    Bharatiya Janata Party

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Vasant Shankar Davkhare (67), the senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Deputy Chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council (ML, has passed away in Mumbai on January 4, 2018. He was known for his loyalty to NCP chief Sharad Pawar and was also known for having cordial relations across party lines; especially with Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray.

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Question 9: Which city is hosting the Conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts?

1.    New Delhi
2.    Kochi
3.    Chennai
4.    Bengaluru

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the Conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on January 5, 2018. During the conference, which is being organized by NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister will interact with officials in-charge of transformation of over 100 backward districts. This event is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a New India by 2022.

Question 10: The Basava Sagar Dam is located in which state?

1.    Kerala
2.    Karnataka
3.    Odisha
4.    Tamil Nadu

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The Basava Sagar Dam has been built across the Krishna River at Siddapur Village in Bijapur district of Karnataka. The reservoir that it impounds is known as Basava Sagar, and has a total storage capacity of 37.965 tmcft with 30.5 tmcft live storage. The full reservoir level is 492.25 m MSL and the minimum draw down level is 481.6 m MSL. The dam is 29 meters high and over 10 kilometres long and has 30 gates for water release.

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Question 11: Which country has become the first in the world to enforce a law legalizing equal pay?

1.    Iceland
2.    United States
3.    Peru
4.    Zimbabwe

Answer: 1

Explanation:

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland. The legislation makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Those that fail to prove pay parity will face fines.


Question 12: When is the World Braille Day observed?

1.    January 3
2.    January 2
3.    January 4
4.    January 5

Answer: 3

Explanation:

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th to commemorate the contribution of Louis Braille for blind people of the world. He invented a reading and writing system which helped blind people in learning and reading.

Question 13: How much loan amount has been sanctioned by NABARD to Odisha under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for irrigation and rural bridge projects of the states?

1.    Rs 342.21 crore
2.    Rs 352.31 crore
3.    Rs 362.41 crore
4.    Rs 372.51 crore

Answer: 4

Explanation:

The NABARD has sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore loan assistance under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to Odisha towards irrigation and rural bridge projects for the last quarter of this fiscal.

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Question 14: Name the renowned vocalist and the daughter of legendary classical singer M S Subbulakshmi, who passed away recently

1.    Charumathi Ramachandran
2.    Radha Vishwanathan
3.    Nithyashree Mahadevan
4.    Radha Jayalakshmi

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan (83), daughter of M.S. Subbulakshmi, who accompanied the legendary queen of music for nearly 5 decades on stage has passed away.

Question 15: Recently the Union Health Ministry has launched India’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series for the doctors. Oncology deals with the branch of medicine for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of _____

1.    Heart disease
2.    AIDS
3.    Cancer
4.    Spanish Flu

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Union Health Ministry launched the nation’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series, which aims to train doctors across the country in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.

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