Weekly Current Affairs Quiz (05 Feb - 11 Feb) 2018

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz (05 Feb - 11 Feb) 2018Weekly Current Affairs Quiz (05 Feb - 11 Feb) 2018

1. Which space agency recently launched the world's heaviest rocket 'Falcon Heavy'?
a) SpaceX
d) European Space Agency

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. Who was sworn-in as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve?
a) Janet Yellen
b) Randal Quarles
c) Rene Williams
d) Jerome H Powell

5. The Union Government recently announced to launch which scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming?
a) KUSUM Scheme
b) ABHIMAAN Scheme
d) KISAN Scheme

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. Who inaugurated the Mahamastakabhisheka Utsav recently?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Ram Nath Kovind 
c) Venkaiah Naidu
d) Arun Jaitley 

9. Which state launched DASTAK Campaign in association with UNICEF?
a) Uttar Pradesh 
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu 
d) Bihar 

10. According to Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme, how many meritorious students of B. Tech and M. Tech will get fellowship in complete 3 years span time?
a) 1000 students
b) 2000 students
c) 3000 students
d) 4000 students

1. (a) SpaceX
US space flight company SpaceX on February 6, 2018 launched the world's most powerful operational rocket 'Falcon Heavy' into the space. Falcon Heavy carried a red Tesla Roadster car belonging to SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk into space. The car was outfitted with a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit, a high-data storage unit containing Isaac Asimov's science fiction book series, the Foundation Trilogy, and a plaque bearing the names of 6000 SpaceX employees.

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) Jerome H Powell
Jerome Hayden Powell was sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve for a four-year term on February 5, 2018. The oath was administered by Vice Chairman Randal K. Quarles in the Board Room. He succeeded Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the US central bank in its 100-year history. 

5. (a) KUSUM scheme
The Union Government on February 2, 2018 announced to launch 1.4 lakh crore Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming. The Union Government will spend Rs 48000 crore on the scheme in ten year time span.

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. (b) Ram Nath Kovind 
President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Utsav of Lord Gomateshwara in Hassan district of Karnataka. Mahamastakabhisheka of Gommateshwara, who is also known as Bahubali takes place once in 12 years. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center and lakhs of tourists visit Shravanbelagola to see 57 feet tall monolithic stone statue that is anointed from head to feet during the Utsav.

9. (a) Uttar Pradesh 
Uttar Pradesh in association with UNICEF launched massive door to door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanise Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state. The war cry of DASTAK is 'Darwaja Khatkhatao, AES aur JE ko bhagao'. 

10. (c) 3000 students
The Union Cabinet on February 7, 2018 approved implementation of the 'Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme' with a total outlay of Rs 1650 crore for a period of seven years beginning from Financial Year 2018-19. A maximum of 3000 Fellows will be selected in a three year period beginning 2018-19.
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