Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 February 2020

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Q.1
Where was the National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children held?

A.New Delhi
B.Mumbai
C.Jaipur
D.Hyderabad
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children was held on 14 February in New Delhi. The Ministries of Women & Child Development (WCD) partnered with Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to enable and empower the women and youth of India with skilling in every segment where India is competent to make a mark.
Q.2
Who organized a workshop will focus on fostering steel usage in the Railways and Defence sectors?

A.Ministry of Steel
B.Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
C.Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
D.A&B
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Ministry of Steel along with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is to organize a workshop on 17 February 2020 in New Delhi. The workshop will focus on fostering steel usage in the Railways and Defence sectors.
Q.3
Ministries of Women & Child Development (WCD) partnered with ______ to enable and empower the women and youth of India with skilling in every segment where India is competent to make a mark.

A.Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
B.Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
C.Ministry of Tribal Affairs
D.Confederation of Indian Industry
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children was held on 14 February in New Delhi. The Ministries of Women & Child Development (WCD) partnered with Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to enable and empower the women and youth of India with skilling in every segment where India is competent to make a mark. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of WCD and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani.
Q.4
When did the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) Agreement came up with lists of countries classified as per their level of development?

A.1980
B.1985
C.1991
D.1998
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
In 1998, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) Agreement came up with lists of countries classified as per their level of development. These lists will determine whether the countries are potentially subject to US countervailing duties. This rule is now obsolete.
Q.5
__________ removed India from developing country list.

A.United Kingdom Trade Representative (UKTR)
B.China Trade Representative (CTR)
C.United States Trade Representative (USTR)
D.Switzerland Trade Representative (STR)
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has changed an administrative rule to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on goods from India and certain other countries. Until 10 February 2020, India was on the developing country list and therefore eligible for the more relaxed standards. India has now been taken off of that list.
Q.6
When was Central Reserve Police Force established?

A.1930
B.1939
C.1945
D.1948
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Central Reserve Police Force was established in 27 July 1939. It is India's largest Central Armed Police Force. It functions under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India.
Q.7
What is the currency of Portugal?

A.Dollar
B.Pounds
C.Rupees
D.Euro
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Euro is the currency of Portugal.
Q.8
What is the motto of CRPF?

A.Protection and Security
B.Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam
C.Seva and Nishtha
D.Shaurya – Dridhata – Karm Nishtha
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Central Reserve Police Force is India's largest Central Armed Police Force. It functions under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. The motto is Seva and Nishtha.
Q.9
What is the capital of Portugal?

A.Porto
B.Lisbon
C.Braga
D.Evora
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526. within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union.
Q.10
Where is the memorial to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel inaugurated?

A.J&K
B.Ladakh
C.Himachal Pradesh
D.Punjab
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to martyrs of Pulwama. In Jammu, a memorial to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was inaugurated at Lethpora camp on 14 February. On the memorial, the names of all the martyrs along with their pictures are engraved as a part of the memorial along with the motto of CRPF 'Seva and Nishtha' (Service and Loyalty).
Q.11
With which country did India sign a Cooperation Agreement in the field of Maritime Transport and Ports on 14 February 2020?

A.Portugal
B.Spain
C.Romania
D.Italy
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
A Cooperation Agreement signed between India and the Republic of Portugal in the field of Maritime Transport and Ports on 14 February 2020. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen the coordination of Maritime transport between the two countries.
Q.12
Which militant group claimed the Pulwama attack?

A.Lashkar-e-Taiba
B.Hizbul Mujahideen
C.Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
D.Jaish-e-Mohammed
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Darat in the Pulwama district, J&K. 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker died. Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the attack.
Q.13
Who is the Governor of Odisha?

A.Naveen Patnaik
B.Ganeshi Lal
C.Lalji Tandon
D.Anandiben Patel
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Ganeshi Lal is an Indian politician and the incumbent Governor of Odisha.
Q.14
When did the Pulwama attack happened?

A.8 February 2018
B.1 March 2018
C.14 February 2019
D.22 April 2019
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Darat in the Pulwama district, J&K. 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker died. Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the attack.
Q.15
Which State government announced a hike for Dearness Allowance?

A.Uttar Pradesh
B.Odisha
C.Karnataka
D.Madhya Pradesh
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Odisha State government has announced a hike in 5% for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on 14 February. The state also announced a hike of 10% arrears of 7th Pay commission.
Q.16
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed ________ officials to the executive directors' post.

A.5
B.8
C.10
D.12
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed five officials to the executive directors' post. The elevated officials take charge in 2020. Currently, the RBI has 12 executive directors (ED). Out of 12, five of them are due to retire in 2020.
Q.17
Odisha state government has announced a hike in _________ for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners.

A.5%
B.7%
C.10%
D.12%
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Odisha state government has announced a hike in 5% for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners.
Q.18
What is the Capital of the United States of America?

A.New York
B.Chicago
C.Los Angeles
D.Washington, D.C.
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The capital city of the United States of America is Washington, D.C., and can be referred to formally as the District of Columbia or more informally as D.C. or Washington.
Q.19
When did the Odisha government raise Dearness Allowance (DA) for its government employees and pensioners?

A.2017
B.2018
C.2019
D.2020
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Odisha State government has announced a hike in 5% for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners. In 2019, the Odisha government raised DA for its government employees and pensioners.
Q.20
India has agreed to partially import poultry and dairy markets from ________.

A.Russia
B.China
C.US
D.N.Korea
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
India has agreed to partially import poultry and dairy markets from the United States. The move comes ahead of the US President Donald Trump's first official visit to India. The move by GoI is to trade preferences, in exchange for tariff reductions and other concessions. India has earlier restricted dairy imports to protect the livelihoods of 80 million rural households involved in the industry.
Q.21
The fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 began at _______.

A.Avebury
B.Salisbury Plains
C.Durrington Walls
D.Woodhenge
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 began at Salisbury Plains in the United Kingdom. The exercise is held between India and the United Kingdom.
Q.22
A Group on Defence and Internal Security was formed under the chairmanship of ________ to seek views on the report of the panel for 2020-21 and on the outlook for nominal Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020-21 to 2025-26.

A.N.K. Singh
B.A. N. Jha
C.Ajay Kumar
D.Somanathan Mittal
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Fifteenth Finance Commission has formed a 5-member Group on Defence and Internal Security under the Chairmanship of N K Sinha. The announcements were made after the commission held the 6th meeting of its advisory council to seek views on the report of the panel for 2020-21 and on the outlook for nominal Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020-21 to 2025-26.
Q.23
Ajeya Warrior 2020 is a joint military exercise between India and _______.

A.Russia
B.Germany
C.China
D.UK
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 began at Salisbury Plains in the United Kingdom. The exercise is held between India and the United Kingdom.
Q.24
Who formed a Group on Defence and Internal Security?

A.NITI Aayog
B.Fifteenth Finance Commission
C.RBI
D.SEBI
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Fifteenth Finance Commission has formed a 5-member Group on Defence and Internal Security under the Chairmanship of N K Sinha. The announcements were made after the commission held the 6th meeting of its advisory council to seek views on the report of the panel for 2020-21 and on the outlook for nominal Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020-21 to 2025-26.
Q.25
RK Pachauri who passed away recently was the former _______.

A.TERI
B.FICCI
C.Confederation of Indian Industry
D.NASSCOM
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Former TERI chief RK Pachauri, 79, passed away on 13 February due to a prolonged battle against heart illness.
Q.26
The railway electrification project in Katwa-Azimganj and Monigram-Nalhati project has been dedicated. WHere is this corridor located?

A.Telangana
B.Gujarat
C.West Bengal
D.Uttar Pradesh
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal dedicated a project in Katwa-Azimganj and Monigram-Nalhati sections of Howrah and Malda Divisions of West Bengal. The estimated cost of 140 km of railway electrification project in Katwa-Azimganj and Monigram-Nalhati sections is Rs. 219 Crores (approx.).
Q.27
Which Indian Navy's ship arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka under a mutual agreement to carry out the Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South West Coast of Sri Lanka?

A.INS Darshak
B.INS Jamuna
C.INS Sutlej
D.INS Nirupak
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
INS Jamuna (J16) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka under a mutual agreement to carry out the Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South West Coast of Sri Lanka. It is commanded by Captain HA Hardas. It will be deployed for over 2 months.
Q.28
The Fifteenth Finance Commission has formed a _______ member Group on Defence and Internal Security under the Chairmanship of N K Sinha.

A.2
B.5
C.8
D.12
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Fifteenth Finance Commission has formed a 5-member Group on Defence and Internal Security under the Chairmanship of N K Sinha.
Q.29
Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) Mansukh Mandaviya announced that the government is to increase cargo volume from 30,00,000 MT to _______ on Ganga to develop inland waterways.

A.40,00,000 MT
B.50,00,000 MT
C.60,00,000 MT
D.70,00,000 MT
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) Mansukh Mandaviya announced that the government is to increase cargo volume on Ganga to develop inland waterways. It has increased Inland Cruises from 3 to 9, Cargo from 30,00,000 MT to 70,00,000 MT, and Vessels in-flow from 300 to 700.
Q.30
What is the estimated cost of the Phase- I of the East-West corridor up to Howrah Maidan of Kolkata Metro?

A.Rs.1580 crore
B.Rs.2785 crore
C.Rs.3479 crore
D.Rs.2431 crore
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal inaugurated and flagged off the Phase I of East-West Metro corridor of Kolkata Metro on 13 February at a function in Kolkata. The estimated cost for Phase-I of the project is Rs.2431 crore. The total project cost is Rs.8574.98 crore.
Q.31
When was the Insurance Institute of India (III) established?

A.1955
B.1960
C.1965
D.1970
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Insurance Institute of India (III) was established in 1955 for the purpose of imparting insurance education to persons engaged for interested in insurance.
Q.32
Who is the Minister of Railways and Commerce?

A.Piyush Goyal
B.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
C.Nitin Gadkari
D.Nirmala Sitharaman
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Piyush Vedprakash Goyal is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Railways and Commerce in the Government of India. He was elevated to Cabinet Minister position on 3 September 2017.
Q.33
Who organized the National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer?

A.National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
B.Insurance Institute of India (III)
C.National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
D.A&B
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer was held at the Insurance Institute of India in Mumbai on 13 February. The one-day workshop was jointly organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and the Insurance Institute of India (III).
Q.34
When is Valentine's day celebrated?

A.12 February
B.14 February
C.16 February
D.20 February
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Valentine's day is celebrated on 14 February every year. The day marks the death anniversary of Saint Valentine. To celebrate the day, all the lovers in the world express their feelings and remember Saint Valentine. People exchange gifts, cards, chocolates, flowers and express their feelings.
Q.35
Where was the National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer?

A.New Delhi
B.Mumbai
C.Kochi
D.Chennai
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer was held at the Insurance Institute of India in Mumbai on 13 February.
Q.36
Where is International Hockey Federation's (FIH) headquarters located?

A.Sweden
B.Switzerland
C.Brazil
D.Australia
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
International Hockey Federation (FIH) was established on 7 January 1924. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. FIH is the international governing body of indoor field hockey and field hockey.
Q.37
Where will the National Organic Festival be held?

A.Bhubaneswar
B.Hyderabad
C.New Delhi
D.Jaipur
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is to organize a National Organic Festival with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. The festival will be jointly organized by the MoFPI and Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD). The festival will be held from 21-23 February 2020 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
Q.38
When was the International Hockey Federation (FIH) established?

A.1924
B.1932
C.1936
D.1945
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
International Hockey Federation (FIH) was established on 7 January 1924. FIH is the international governing body of indoor field hockey and field hockey.
Q.39
Who is to organize the National Organic Festival with a special focus on women entrepreneurs?

A.Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)
B.Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD)
C.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
D.A&B
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is to organize a National Organic Festival with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. The festival will be jointly organized by the MoFPI and Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD). The festival will be held from 21-23 February 2020 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
Q.40
Who won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Men's Player of the Year award?

A.Manpreet Singh
B.Harmanpreet Singh
C.Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran
D.Rupinder Pal Singh
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Manpreet Singh won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Men's Player of the Year award. He created a record as he became the first Indian hockey team player to win the awards since its inception in 1999.

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