Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 18 February 2022

Today Current Affairs Quiz: Find below the Daily Current Affairs questions and answers that covers topics such as India's GDP growth, 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case verdict and Ranji Trophy 2022 among others.

Updated: Feb 18, 2022 20:03 IST
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 18 February 2022
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 18 February 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as  India's GDP growth, 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case verdict and Ranji Trophy 2022 among others.

1. India's GDP is likely to grow by how much percent in third quarter of FY 2022, as per SBI?

  1. 7.5
  2. 6.8
  3. 5.8
  4. 9.2

2. How many people have been given death sentence in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case verdict?

  1. 29
  2. 31
  3. 38
  4. 42

3. How many teams will compete in the league stage of Ranji Trophy 2022?

  1. 30
  2. 35
  3. 38
  4. 42

4. Which country has closed its Tier 1 investor visa route?

  1. US
  2. France
  3. Switzerland
  4. UK

5. Which company is likely to launch IPO worth USD 8 billion in March?

  1. Air India
  2. LIC
  3. ONGC
  4. HAL

6. Rakesh Gangwal has resigned from the board of which company?

  1. Indigo
  2. SpiceJet
  3. Vistara
  4. Air India

7. Which country has announced its withdrawal from Mali after 10 years?

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. UK
  4. US

8. Which country has said that it could host nuclear weapons if it faces western threat?

  1. New Zealand
  2. Japan
  3. Belarus
  4. Ukraine

Answers

1. (c) 5.8 percent

India's gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to grow at 5.8 percent in the third quarter of financial year 2022, as per latest SBI research report.India's economy expanded in the second quarter of 2021-2022 to overtake pre-pandemic levels.

2. (c) 38

A special court sentenced 38 out of the total 49 convicts to death in the 2008 Ahmedabad Bomb Blast case on February 18,2022. The remaining 11 convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment.

3. (c) 38

The Ranji Trophy 2022 league phase will comprise 38 teams from different states and union territories. There will be 57 matches in the league phase that will be played in the short window between February 16 and March 5. The knockout stage of the tournament will be held after the IPL.

4. (d) UK

The United Kingdom on February 17, 2022 decided to close its Tier 1 investor visa to all new applicants due to security concerns. The UK Home Office took the action as the investor visa route failed to deliver for the UK people and it seemed to give corrupt elites access to the country.

5. (b) LIC

India's state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is set to launch India's biggest-ever IPO worth USD 8 billion on March 11, 2022. LIC's IPO is expected to get regulatory approval by the first week of March after which the marketing price band will be set.

6. (a) Indigo

Indigo's co-founder Rakesh Gangwal has stepped down from the InterGlobe Board with immediate effect. He will also be selling his holdings in the airline over 5 years.

7. (a) France

France has announced the withdrawal of its troops from Mali after a breakdown in its relations with the ruling junta government in the country. The announcement comes after almost 10 years of fighting against jihadist insurgency.

8. (c) Belarus

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko said that the nation could host nuclear weapons if it faces any external threat from the West. Belarus is Russia's ally along the Ukraine border. This comes amid rise in tensions between Russia and western countries.

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