Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 February 2018

Feb 8, 2018 16:34 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 February 2018

8 February 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement of RBI, Crypto Rich List and Falcon Heavy rocket among others.

1. The Ministry of Railways signed MoU with which Ministry to augment services in Railway hospitals?
a) Ministry of AYUSH
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

2. What is the current Repo Rate, according to 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement of RBI for FY 2017-18?
a) 5. 75 per cen
b) 6.00 per cent
c) 6.25 per cent
d) 6.50 per cent

3. Which Union Ministry has launched the Start-up-India Ranking framework?
a) Ministry of Finance
b) Ministry of Law and Justice
c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
d) Ministry of MSME

4. Which country became the first in world to abolish same-sex marriage ?
a) Russia  
b) South Africa
c) Serbia
d) Bermuda   

5. Which organisation released the first-ever Crypto Rich List?
a) Forbes  
b) Moody's
c) Times Group
d) Business Today  

6. Name the female cricketer who became the first woman in the world to take 200 ODI Wickets ?
a) Harmanpreet Kaur   
b) Jhulan Goswami  
c) Poonam Raut  
d) Latika Kumari

7. NCERT recently tied-up with which company to teach a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' to students?
a) Apple
b) Yahoo
c) Google  
d) Facebook

8. The Assam Government signed MoU with which cab operator for a pilot project of app-based river taxi services in Guwahati?
a) TaxiForSure
b) Uber
c) Meru
d) Ola

9. Which city hosted the 5th edition of South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC-2018)?
New Delhi
Jakarta
Male
Colombo

10. US-based SpaceX successfully launched the world's most powerful operational rocket Falcon Heavy towards which planet?
a) Jupiter
b) Mars
c) Saturn
d) Uranus

ANSWERS

1. (a) Ministry of AYUSH
The Ministry of Railways signed MoU with Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi on February 6, 2018 to augment AYUSH services in Railway hospitals i.e. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.

2. (b) 6.00 per cent
In the 6th Bi-monthly Monetary policy statement for 2017-18, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the key interest rate “repo rate” unchanged at 6 per cent and reverse repo at 5.75 per cent. Also, the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate stood at 6.25 per cent.

3. (c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Suresh Prabhu, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, launched the Start-up-India ranking framework in New Delhi to help the Startup India initiative to drive economic growth of the country.

4. (d) Bermuda   
Bermuda became the first country to legalize and then repeal same-sex marriage. Bermuda’s governor John Rankin approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court ruling last year authorizing same-sex marriage.

5. (a) Forbes
Business magazine Forbes released its first-ever Crypto Rich List comprising 20 wealthiest people in the cryptocurrency space. The list was topped by Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen, who is estimated to have a crypto net worth of USD 7.5-8 billion.

6. (b) Jhulan Goswami  
Indian women's cricket team pacer Jhulan Goswami became the first woman in the world to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket. Goswami achieved the feat playing in her 166th ODI against South Africa.

7. (c) Google
Google and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed a pact to integrate a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' in information and communication technology curriculum. It was signed on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (6th February).

8. (d) Ola
Assam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with cab-hailing company Ola for a pilot project of app-based river taxi services in Guwahati. This MoU was signed during the ongoing Global Investors Summit: Advantage Assam.

9. (a) New Delhi
The 5th edition of the South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC-2018) was inaugurated by Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on February 5, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Public Procurement and Service Delivery”.

10. (b) Mars
US space flight company SpaceX on February 6, 2018  launched the world's most powerful operational rocket 'Falcon Heavy' into the space. The Falcon Heavy blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States. Falcon Heavy carried a red Tesla Roadster car belonging to SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk into Mars.

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