Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 26 February to 4 March 2018

Mar 4, 2018 10:39 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 25 February to 4 March 2018

25 February to 4 March 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Sridevi's death, Baal Aadhaar Card and China removes 2-term limit for President among others.

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently launched the Ombudsman Scheme for which organisations?
a) Non-Banking Financial Companies
b) Banking Sector
c) Mutual Funds
d) Insurance Companies

2. Which country recently proposed removal of 2-term limit for President?
a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) Nepal

3. Name the former Cabinet secretary of India who passed away recently?
a) Mukul Rohatgi
b) Bikram Chaturvedi
c) TSR Subramanian
d) Bipin Rawat

4. National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts will be established in which IIT?
a) IIT Bombay
b) IIT Delhi
c) IIT Roorkee
d) IIT Chennai

5. Name the legendary Bollywood actress who died in Dubai recently.
a) Sridevi
b) Reema Lagoo
c) Pratyusha Banerjee
d) Avav Mukherjee

6. The UIDAI has launched ‘Baal Aadhaar’ for children below the age of 5 years. What is the colour of the ID card?
a) Blue
b) Green
c) Pink
d) Red

7. Which nation has for the first-ever time allowed women to join the military?
a) Tanzania
b) Iraq
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Qatar

8. Which state’s Chief Minister has announced a 5 lakh health-cum-life insurance scheme for farmers?
a) Maharashtra
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Telangana

9. Which country was elected as the Vice Chair of Financial Action Task Force?
a) India
b) China
c) Pakistan
d) UK

10. Which nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-fired from a ship in Bay of Bengal?
a) Brahmos
b) Dhanush
c) Prithvi-II
d) Agni-II

 

ANSWERS

1. (a) Non-Banking Financial Companies
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched Ombudsman Scheme for redressal of complaints against the Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). The scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the scheme.

2. (b) China
China on February 25, 2018 paved the way for third consecutive term of President Xi Jinping by proposing removal of 2-term limit for President. The proposal was made by Communist Party of China (CPC) through amendments to China's Constitution. It proposed that the President and the Vice-President shall not be constitutionally restricted to two consecutive terms in office.

3. (c) TSR Subramanian
TSR Subramanian (79), the former Cabinet secretary of India, has passed away in New Delhi on February 26, 2018. He served as the cabinet secretary from 1996 to 1998.

4. (d) IIT Chennai
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, on February 26, 2018 laid  the  foundation stone for setting up of a National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC) at IIT Chennai. NTCPWC will be set up under the Union Shipping Ministry’s flagship 'Sagarmala Programme '.

5. (a) Sridevi
Bollywood’s legendary and veteran actor Sridevi passed away on February 24, 2018 due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. Sridevi made her Bollywood debut as a child artist at the age of 12 in “Julie” (1975). In 1978 she played the lead role in "Solva Sawan".

6. (a) Blue
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a blue coloured 'Baal Aadhaar' card for children below the age of five years. The card will be issued to children in the age group without any biometric details but they will be required to complete a mandatory verification process when they turn five and then again when they are 15 years old.

7. (b) Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has for the first-ever time opened applications for women to enlist in the military. Though the roles do not appear to involve combat, they will give women the opportunity to work in security.

8. (d) Telangana
The Telangana government has announced Rs 5 lakh worth health-cum-life insurance cover for farmers. The state government will be paying the entire premium on behalf of the farmer. The scheme is expected to benefit 70 lakh farmers in the state.

9. (b) China
China was elected as vice chair of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global body mandated to combat terror financing and money laundering. In its plenary meeting in Paris, FATF had placed Pakistan under “grey list” subject to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by International Cooperation Review Group till June 2018 for compliance of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Finance of Terrorism regulations.

10. (b) Dhanush
The Indian armed forces on February 24, 2018 successfully test fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Dhanush from a naval warship positioned in the Bay of Bengal. The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Navy from an undisclosed location nearly 45 km from the Paradip coast.

 

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