Current Affairs Quiz – January 2018 – Set 2

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Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is the second set of Current Affairs Quiz – January 2018. The following questions are based on the Banking, Financial, Appointments, Indian and World related news.

Current Affairs Quiz - January 2018

Current Affairs Quiz – January 2018: Dates covered – 4 to 6 January, 2018

 

  1. Government of India recently launched taxable bond scheme for retail investors at an interest rate of _________.

(1) 7.25%

(2) 7.50%

(3) 7.75%

(4) 7.00%

(5) 6.75%

Answer & Explanations

Option: 3

Explanation: The government has notified a new 7.75% taxable bond scheme to replace the earlier 8% scheme for retail investors.

 

  1. The newly launched chocolate colored ₹10 notes will bear which of the following temples?

(1) Meenakshi Amman Temple

(2) Konark Sun Temple

(3) Jagganath Puri Temple

(4) Somnath Temple

(5) Venkateswara Temple

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to issue new Rs 10 notes under the Mahatma Gandhi series with chocolate brown colour as the base. The new note will bear the picture of the Konark Sun Temple.

 

  1. With which of the following bank(s) did Air India recently tie up to avail short-term loans for acquiring three Boeing 777 aircraft?

(1) Mashreq Bank

(2) Standard Chartered Bank

(3) First Abu Dhabi Bank

(4) Both 2 and 3

(5) All of them

Answer & Explanations

Option: 5

Explanation: State-owned Air India has tied up with UAE-based First Abu Dhabi Bank as well as Standard Chartered Bank and Mashreq Bank to avail short-term loans for acquiring three Boeing 777 aircraft.

 

  1. With which of the following company did Paytm Mall partner to strengthen its offline-to-online (O2O) model?

(1) Samsung India

(2) Philips India

(3) LG

(4) Videocon

(5) Lenovo

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

Explanation: Paytm Mall announced a landmark partnership with consumer electronics brand, Samsung India, aiming to strengthen its offline-to-online (O2O) model.

 

  1. ofo, a station-free app based bike-sharing platform signed an MoU with which city for integrated city-wide cycle tracks across the city?

(1) Mumbai

(2) Nagpur

(3) Surat

(4) Pune

(5) Bengaluru

Answer & Explanations

Option: 4

Explanation: ofo, a station-free app based bike-sharing platform signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to support the Pune Cycle Plan – a comprehensive bicycle master plan for integrated city-wide cycle tracks across Pune.

 

  1. For what amount did NIIT Ltd acquire Eagle International Institute (EII)?

(1) USD 8.3 million

(2) USD 8.1 million

(3) USD 8 million

(4) USD 8.2 million

(5) USD 8.5 million

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: Skills and talent development firm NIIT Ltd has acquired Eagle International Institute (EII) for $8.1 million.

 

  1. In which of the following state did the Border Security Force launch “Operation Alert”?

(1) West Bengal

(2) Jammu & Kashmir

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Arunachal Pradesh

(5) All of the above

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched “Operation Alert” along the over 200 kilometer long International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the increasing movement of infiltrating militants from across the border.

 

  1. The government of India recently launched an online tutorial portal to train doctors in detecting cancers early. This portal is launched in collaboration with which hospital?

(1) Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

(2) All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi

(3) Fortis Hospital, Mumbai

(4) Apollo Hospital, Kolkata

(5) Christian Medical College, Vellore

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

Explanation: A first-of-its kind online tutorial, meant to train doctors in small towns and far-flung areas in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers was launched by the Centre in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

 

  1. In which of the following city India’s first robotic angioplasty system was performed in January, 2018?

(1) Jaipur

(2) Ahmedabad

(3) Pune

(4) Bengaluru

(5) Chennai

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: India’s first robotic angioplasty system was performed in January, 2018 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

 

  1. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 January 2018 approved the establishment of AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh at a project cost of _____________.

(1) ₹ 1350 crore

(2) ₹ 1353 crore

(3) ₹ 1351 crore

(4) ₹ 1352 crore

(5) ₹ 1354 crore

Answer & Explanations

Option: 3

Explanation: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 January 2018 approved the establishment of AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. The new AIIMS will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The cost of the project is Rs 1351 crore.

 

  1. Ravi Menon, managing director of Singapore’s central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by which magazine?

(1) Euromoney

(2) Banking Frontiers

(3) Asian Banking Journal

(4) The Banker

(5) Fortune

Answer & Explanations

Option: 4

Explanation: Ravi Menon, managing director of Singapore’s central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by the leading UK-based magazine ‘The Banker’.

 

  1. With which of the following bank did Nearby Technologies tie up to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service?

(1) Yes Bank

(2) Axis Bank

(3) ICICI Bank

(4) IndusInd Bank

(5) HDFC Bank

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

Explanation: Fintech startup Nearby Technologies has tied up with Yes Bank to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service by which customers can deposit or withdraw money at retailers’ place.

 

  1. Which of the following state announced to levy cess of 50 paisa a litre for boosting ‘infrastructure’ in the state?

(1) Maharashtra

(2) Gujarat

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Madhya Pradesh

(5) Bihar

Answer & Explanations

Option: 4

Explanation: Madhya Pradesh cabinet paved the way for the fuel getting costlier by levying cess of 50 paisa a litre for boosting ‘infrastructure’ in the state.

 

  1. Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2018 was held in ______________.

(1) Hongkong

(2) India

(3) Singapore

(4) Indonesia

(5) South Africa

Answer & Explanations

Option: 3

Explanation: The Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was held during 6–7 January 2018 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

 

  1. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?

(1) Madhya Pradesh

(2) Goa

(3) Chhattisgarh

(4) Assam

(5) Karnataka

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Goa. 2nd Bird Festival was hosted here.

 

  1. The 3rd edition of Science Film Festival 2018 will be held in _____________.

(1) Goa

(2) Maharashtra

(3) Karnataka

(4) Tamil Nadu

(5) Telangana

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

 

  1. 40 mw Umtru hydro-electric project was recently inaugurated in which state?

(1) Sikkim

(2) Meghalaya

(3) Assam

(4) Tripura

(5) Manipur

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated the 40 mw Umtru hydro-electric project at Dehal in Ri Bhoi district.

 

  1. Which of the following state will host the 39th National Games in 2022?

(1) Goa

(2) Kerala

(3) West Bengal

(4) Meghalaya

(5) Assam

Answer & Explanations

Option: 4

Explanation: Meghalaya is going to host the 39th National Games in 2022.

 

  1. Name the first Batsman to hit three T20 International centuries.

(1) Martin Guptill

(2) Steve Smith

(3) Colin Munro

(4) Rohit Sharma

(5) Kane Williamson

Answer & Explanations

Option: 3

Explanation: Colin Munro of New Zealand became the first batsman to hit 3 T20I centuries.

 

  1. With which of the following bank did Paytm Payments Bank tie up to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs 1 lakh at the end of day?

(1) IndusInd Bank

(2) ICICI Bank

(3) Axis Bank

(4) HDFC Bank

(5) State Bank of India

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

Explanation: Paytm Payments Bank has partnered Induslnd Bank to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs 1 lakh at the end of day.

 

  1. Reserve Bank of India recently approved India’s 1st co-financing NBFC for MSMEs in _______.

(1) Andhra Pradesh

(2) Karnataka

(3) Tamil Nadu

(4) Kerala

(5) Telangana

Answer & Explanations

Option: 5

Explanation: Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL), a State government initiative, has got RBI clearance to register and function as a non-banking finance company (NBFC). It will be the first State promoted and co-financing NBFC.

 

  1. With which of the following payments app did Reliance Energy tie up to enable bill payments?

(1) PhonePe

(2) Google Tez

(3) Paytm

(4) Mobikwik

(5) AxisPay

Answer & Explanations

Option: 2

Explanation: Reliance Energy has tied up with Google to enable bill payments using its mobile application – Google Tez, a UPI based payment platform.

 

  1. India’s first National Park for differently abled people inaugurated in _____________.

(1) Hyderabad

(2) Bengaluru

(3) Kochi

(4) Mumbai

(5) Ahmedabad

Answer & Explanations

Option: 1

Explanation: India’s first National Park for differently abled people inaugurated in Hyderabad.

 

  1. Which of the following state/UT has recently launched a mobile health van to treat homeless drug addicts?

(1) Uttar Pradesh

(2) Punjab

(3) Delhi

(4) Bihar

(5) Andhra Pradesh

Answer & Explanations

Option: 3

Explanation: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagged off a mobile health van to treat homeless drug addicts.

 

 

  1. Which of the following state recently announced setting up of 24×7 ‘Gudiya’ helpline for safety of women?

(1) Bihar

(2) Uttarakhand

(3) Madhya Pradesh

(4) Himachal Pradesh

(5) Haryana

Answer & Explanations

Option: 4

Explanation: Himachal Pradesh announced setting up of 24×7 ‘Gudiya’ helpline for safety of women.

 

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