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Current Affairs Quiz 15th February 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz  15th February 2018

Q1. Who has become the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score 100 goals for a single club?
1. Lionel Messi
2. Neymar
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
4. Luis Suarez
5. Eden Hazard

Q2. The World Bank has asked which country to create more regular, salaried jobs with growing earnings?
1. Pakistan
2. Afghanistan
3. Thailand
4. India
5. China

Q3. Which country's president has slammed India for high import tariffs on high-end motorcycles and threatened to impose a 'reciprocal tax' on motorcycles imported from India?
1. Japan
2. United States
3. China
4. Myanmar
5. Thailand

Q4. Among the following countries, which country's economy posted its longest period of growth since the 1980s boom?
1. Japan
2. China
3. India
4. Germany
5. Thailand

Q5. Tata Steel and ________ are the two Indian companies that have been named by US-based Ethisphere Institute in the list of World's Most Ethical Companies for 2018.
1. Infosys
2. Wipro
3. HCL Technologies
4. Cognizant
5. Accenture

Q6. Among the following countries, which country will host the 8th Theatre Olympics?
1. Thailand
2. China
3. Japan
4. India
5. Germany

Q7. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has bagged an order worth Rs ________ from NTPC for setting up a system for emission control.
1. 400 crore
2. 500 crore
3. 560 crore
4. 580 crore
5. 600 crore

Q8. Which state has won the Senior Women's National Football Championship for the first time?
1. Orissa
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Manipur
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Sikkim

Q9. Which state has opted out of Centre’s ‘Modicare’ scheme, making itself the first state to withdraw from the ambitious programme?
1. Maharashtra
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. West Bengal
5. Punjab

Q10. Government makes it mandatory for Indian students to clear which exam to obtain an eligibility certificate for applying to medical colleges abroad?
1. NEET
2. AIIMS
3. AIPMT
4. UPCPMT
5. AFMC

Answers:

Answer1: 3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid frontman Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score 100 goals for a single club. His overall tally in the tournament has gone up to 116 goals, 19 more than Lionel Messi. Further, Ronaldo has scored 10+ UCL goals for the seventh straight season, no other player has done so in three.

Answer2: 4. India
The World Bank has said that India needs to create more regular, salaried jobs with growing earnings. It should not focus on self-employment to become a middle-income country by 2047. It said that salaried jobs are a "rare privilege" in India today where less than 20% of workers are in salaried employment. India is currently classified as a lower middle-income country.

Answer3: 2. United States
US President Donald Trump has slammed India for high import tariffs on high-end motorcycles and threatened to impose a 'reciprocal tax' on motorcycles imported from India. He added that the recent decision of India to reduce the customs duty from 75% to 50% was not enough. At present, US does not levy any tariff on Indian motorcycle imports.

Answer4: 1. Japan
The Japanese economy posted its longest period of growth since the 1980s boom, government data showed on Wednesday. The world's third-largest economy expanded at an annualised rate of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017, the eighth straight quarter of expansion. The growth was mainly due to increased consumer spending, which accounts for about two-thirds of the country's GDP.

Answer5: 2. Wipro
Tata Steel and Wipro are the two Indian companies that have been named by US-based Ethisphere Institute in the list of World's Most Ethical Companies for 2018. The think tank has honoured 135 companies from 23 countries and 57 industries. Notably, Tata Steel and Wipro are receiving the award for the sixth and seventh time respectively.

Answer6: 4. India
In an effort to put India firmly among the top nations in the world theatre map, the country will play host to the 8th Theatre Olympics, the greatest carnival of thespianism. The 51-day theatre extravaganza which will be inaugurated at Red Fort It will see 450 shows including 65 shows by international artistes, 600 ambient performances and 250 youth forum shows.

Answer7: 3. 560 crore
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has bagged an order worth Rs 560 crore from NTPC for setting up a system for emission control.BHEL has secured the order for "supply and installation of the flue gas desulphurisation system from NTPC for 2x490 MW National Capital Power Station at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.Earlier, BHEL has executed the FGD system at Tata Powera s Trombay Unit 8 in 2008.

Answer8: 2. Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu has won the Senior Women's National Football Championship for the first time.Tamil Nadu, which was playing its first-ever final, defeated Manipur, 2-1 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.Skipper Indumathi and Indrani found the net for Tamil Nadu, while Ratanbala scored Manipur's only goal.

Answer9: 4. West Bengal
Bengal CM Mamata has opted out of Centre’s ‘Modicare’ scheme. She said state already has a scheme of its own. This makes West Bengal the first state to withdraw from the ambitious programme. Arun Jaitley had announced the NHPS on February 1, making it the biggest global plan to provide quality health cover to a population larger than the combined citizenry of the US, UK, Germany & France.

Answer10: 1. NEET
Government makes it mandatory for Indian students to clear NEET to obtain an eligibility certificate for applying to medical colleges abroad. Currently, anyone who scores 50% in 12th boards is eligible to go abroadw,hich is why Medical Council of India proposed making NEET mandatory. A common national entrance exam— NEET— is mandatory for admission to all medical courses in the country.