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International Current Affairs Quiz - February 2017

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1. ‚ New MOUs Signed -

  1. With Greece for Co-operation in Air Services.
  2. With Australia for co-operation in civil aviation security.
  3. With Poland for Co-operation in Agriculture and Allied Sciences.
  4. With ___________ for enhancing railway safety in Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety.
  5. Amending tax treaty with Israel for easy exchange of information on tax matters to check flow of black money.
  6. Italy - technical cooperation in rail sector, especially in area of safety in train operations.
  7. With Senegal in field of Health and Medicine.
  8. With France in field of Science and Technology and innovation.
  9. With Vietnam in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes
Japan
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


2. 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report by Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) -

  1. India's Centre for Civil Society (CCS) ranked among top 100 think tanks globally (Rank - _________________). Besides, nine other Indian institutes also have figured among the top 175.
  2. UK’s Chatham House is top think tank In Non US Category and USA’s Brookings Institution retained as top think tank worldwide in US Category.
70
60
80
90
None of These


3. According to report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India remained world’s largest importer of Arms during 2012 to 2016, accounting for ______________ of global total sales ?

28%
33%
23%
13%
None of These


4. Airport Authority of India (AAI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched‚ _______________‚ e-billing solution for airport operators across world. It will help airport operators and air navigation services providers to overcome revenue leakages and disputes ?

SKYREV500
SKYREV270
SKYREV90
SKYREV180
SKYREV360


5. ________________ startup Planet Labs, that launches small satellites into orbit and sells the imagery, has acquired Google's 'Terra Bella' satellite business ?

Russian
British
American
French
None of These


6. Annual Multinational Army Exercise Cobra Gold held in Chonburi Province of Thailand, jointly hosted by ____________ and Thailand. This year over 8300 army personnel from 29 countries participated in it.‚  ?

USA
UK
Russia
India
None of These


7. Australia and _____________ have restored full military ties, training exchanges and activities after they were suspended in January 2017 ?

India
Indonesia
USA
UK
None of These


8._________________'s President Ilham Aliyev appointed his wife Mehriban Aliyev as First Vice President of country.‚  This position was created after referendum in September 2016 ?

Azerbaijan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
None of These


9. C-SPAN’s latest survey of Presidential Leadership in USA has ranked _________________ as USA's most esteemed leader. Current President Barack Obama is ranked 12th in list ?

Abraham Lincoln
George Kennedy
George Bush
George Washington
None of These


10. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved investment for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in ___________, to be implemented by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN). It will generate 900 Megawatt of hydro power at an estimated cost of 5723 crore rupees ?

Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Myanmar
Nepal
None of These


11. _______________ announced to give asylum to 1200 Yazidis, most vulnerable refugees in world currently ?

France
Russia
USA
Canada
None of These


12. _____________ announced to cut 5 lakh jobs from steel, coal and other heavy industries, amid economy slowdown. ?

Japan
China
USA
Vietnam
None of These


13. __________ became world’s largest solar energy producer by augmenting its photovoltaic capacity to 77.42 GW in 2016, surpassing Germany's 40.78GW solar energy capacity. India’s PV capacity reached 9 GW in 2016 ?

USA
Japan
Germany
Spain
China


14. ______________ successfully tested a new version of Dongfeng-5C ICBM missile‚ that can carry up to‚ 10 nuclear warheads ?

China
Japan
USA
Russia
None of These


15. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) signed Technology Partnership MoU with 2 _________ agencies - International Enterprise (IE) and Business Federation (SBF) to promote expertise in expanding businesses ?

China
Japan
USA
Singapore
None of These


16. Curators from National Archives in Trencin (____________) found world’s oldest emoji, in a 382-year-old account book. Discovery contains a small circle with 2 dots and a line in a legal document dating back to 1635 ?

Tasmania
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Ethiopia
None of These


17. Desert gulf Nation _________ recorded its lowest temperature ever of‚ Minus 1.5‚ degree Celsius, beating previous record of lowest reading of 3.8 degrees taken in January 1964 ?

Kuwait
Qatar
Iran
Iraq
None of These


18. European Parliament approved a landmark Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal with _____________, to eliminate almost all trade tariffs between the two ?

USA
Canada
Mexico
Thailand
None of These


19. European Union member nations approved visa-free travel for _____________, enabling its citizens to travel visa-free for 90 days in EU during any 180-day period ?

France
Germany
UK
Georgia
None of These


20. Folk singer from Punjab _____________ selected for awareness project against human trafficking'Blue Heart Campaign‚ by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ?

Satinder Sartaaj
Diljeet Singh
Sandeep Brar
Daler Mehndi
None of These


21. Fortune Magazine's World's Most admired Companies List 2017 -

  1. Top 5 Companies - _________________ (1), Amazon.com (2), Starbucks (3), Berkshire Hathaway (4), Disney (6)
Apple
Google
Microsoft
Exxon Mobil
None of These


22. ___________ opened an Honorary Consulate Office at Madhapur in Hyderabad (Telangana). ?

Frnace
Germany
Spain
Russia
None of These


23. Global Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) launched first beacon for Indian genomics data in ______________. It will enable scientists in developing more effective drug delivery systems.

  1. A Genomic beacon is an web service allowing researchers to determine whether an institution has particular genomic data in its data set.
  2. Aim is to address gap in shared Indian genomics data, which helps scientists better understand disease and develop more effective drug delivery systems.
Spain
Russia
USA
United Kingdom
None of These


24.Hindustan Motors sold Its‚ Ambassador‚ Indian car brand to _________ carmaker Peugeot for INR 80 crores ?

American
Polish
Portugese
German
French


25. IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) banned ___________ from 2017 World Athletics Championships to be held in London (UK), on doping charges ?

India
Japan
Russia
China
None of These


26. In latest Global 500 rankings of most powerful brands, __________ surpassed Apple to achieve top position. Apple is second and Amazon ranked Third ?

Google
TCS
Microsoft
Yahoo
None of These


27. India and Bangladesh signed MoU for sustainable development of‚ ___________ city in northeastern Bangladesh with financial aid from India. ?

Mirpur
Sylhet‚ 
Dhaka
Chittagong
None of These


28. India and __________ signed Protocol amending Convention for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income ?

Australia
France
Austria
Germany
None of These


29. India and ___________ ratified a Social Security Agreement to improve investment flows between two countries. It agreement signed in October 2011 and will come into force from May 1, 2017. SSA establishes rights and obligations of nationals of both countries ?

Russia
Serbia
Poland
France
Germany


30. India and ____________ celebrated 25 years of establishment of their diplomatic relations ?

Japan
USA
Israel
Russia
None of These


31. India and __________ founded Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to accelerate life-saving research and development for epidemics ?

Russia
Japan
China
Norway
None of These


32. India and ___________ signed MoU to construct new multi-ethnic tri-lingual secondary school in Polonnaruwa District ?

Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Nepal
Myanmar
None of These


33. India and __________ agreed to strengthen cooperation through medium of Cinema, during visit of Iurii Artemenko (Chairman of National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of ___________). ?

Ukraine
Russia
Spain
France
None of These


34. India and ________ signed MoU to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries ?

Germany
Spain
USA
Russia
UK


35. India sanctioned soft loan of ____________ million to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes.‚ It will include Mahalaki bridge and 15 roads will be constructed in various parts of Nepal ?

$240
$340
$140
$440
None of These


36. India will be Guest Country at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held in ____________ in June 2017 ?

Russia
UK
Israel
Poland
None of These


37. ____________ will host conference on counter-radicalisation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in October 2017 ?

Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
Thailand
India


38. India will present Trade Facilitation in Services (TFS) Agreement to ______________, aimed at boosting services trade at Global Level to ease norms including those relating to movement of foreign skilled workers and professionals across borders for short-term work ?

World Trade Organisation
World Bank
UNESCO
UNESCAP
None of These


39. India's National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) banned British Broadcasting Corporation from filming in all Indian tiger reserves for 5 years. Ban was imposed after BBC via a documentary,‚ One World: Killing for Conservation, questioned India’s aggressive policy to protect endangered rhinos at Kaziranga national park in ____________ ?

Manipur
Assam
Meghalaya
Nagaland
None of These


40. Indian renewable energy producer‚ ReNew Power Ventures‚ sold 10 % stake in to ___________ firm JERA for USD 200 million ?

Thai
Nepali
Vietnamese
Chinese
Japanese


41. International Intellectual Property Index (IIPI) 2017 (The Roots of Innovation) by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC) -

  1. India ranked ____________ among 45 nations, ahead only to Pakistan (44th) and Venezuela (45th). India scored a meagre 8.75 out of a total of 35 points, falling significantly behind the median score of 15.39.
  2. Top 5 - United States (1st), United Kingdom (2nd), Germany (3rd), Japan (4th), Sweden (5th).
  3. BRICS - China (27th), South Africa (33rd), Brazil (32nd) and Russia (23rd)
33rd
43rd
23rd
53rd
None of These


42. International Monetary Fund (IMF) opened first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in ___________ for economic capacity building in South Asia ?

Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Nashik
Panji
None of These


43. International rating agency Moody’s report‚ Modest Acceleration in the Global Economy‚ predicted that India will be fastest growing economy among G-20 countries in year 2017 with __________ growth ?

7.1%
8.1%
9.1%
10.1%
None of These


44. Iran Removed ban on _____________ wrestlers, allowing them to take part in Freestyle World Cup In Iran in Feb 2017. Ban was Put by Iran after USA _________ suspended travel from seven Muslim majority countries, including Iran ?

Spain
Russia
Estonia
France
USA


45. Iran and Russia signed agreement to jointly produce nuclear fuel. It will also buy 950 tonnes of uranium from ____________________, as part of Iran’s international nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P5+1 nations ?

Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
None of These


46. ______________ became first country to completely cease Investing in fossil fuels. Irish Parliament passed legislation to drop coal, oil, and gas (fossil fuel) investments from its $8.56 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, forcing Ireland to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over five years ?

Ireland
Portugal
Poland
Switzerland
None of These


47. _____________ approved building 3000 new settlements in West Bank territory, despite December 2016 UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution calling to immediately cease all settlement activities in West Bank and east Jerusalem ?

Jordan
UAE
Lebanon
Iran
Israel


48. ___________'s SoftBank Group Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn have formed joint venture to expand investments. Foxconn accquired 54.5% stake in SoftBank Group Capital Apac Pte Ltd, a wholly owned SoftBank unit, for $600 million ?

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


49._______________’s SoftBank Group Corp acquired Fortress Investment Group LLC for $3.3 billion, aiming to add investment expertise to launch world’s largest private equity fund ?

China
Japan
Myanmar
Singapore
None of These


50. ____________ suspended issuing visas for travellers belonging to 5 major Muslim countries including Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan in order to prevent entry of Islamic terrorists ?

Qatar
UAE
Iraq
Iran
Kuwait


51. Legislation introduced in US House of Representatives to mandate minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to be doubled to ___________ (from $60,000 currently). Bill is titled‚ High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017‚ and has been introduced amid reports that US Prez Donald Trump might order to clamp down H-1B and L1 Visas ?

$130,000
$150,000
$120,000
$100,000
None of These


52.__________ - based low-cost airline AirAsia signed MoU with Odisha government to start 2 way direct international flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur ?

Thailand
Singapore
Malaysia
Vietnam
None of These


53. Meeting of SAARC Programming Committee held in Kathmandu (_____________). This was first senior level meeting of SAARC since postponement of 19th SAARC Summit in November 2016 after Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India avoided it, following tension between India and Pakistan ?

Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
India
Nepal
None of These


54. Mumbai based Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) and _________ Diamond Investment Exchange signed MoU to explore areas of cooperation ?

Estonia
Lithunia
Russia
USA
Singapore


55. Nokia acquired _________ Based Comptel Corporation for 347 Million Euros to advance its software strategy ?

Poland
Philippines
Finland
Switzerland
None of These


56. ___________ Navy started its biannual multinational AMAN 2017 naval exercise in Karachi. 37 countries are participating in This event ?

Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Malaysia
Poland
None of These


57. Pakistan and ___________ signed 10 agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields ?

Iran
Turkey
Iraq
Syria
None of These


58. __________ army launched nationwide military operation‚ Radd - ul - Fasaad‚ to eliminate terrorism across Country ?

Pakistan
Bangladesh
Myanmar
Nepal
None of These


59._____________’s Senate passed landmark The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in country ?

Pakistan
Spain
Russia
France
None of These


60. Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force in ______________, to ensure transparency in governance and easy availability of information ?

Spain
Iran
Russia
Sri Lanka
None of These


61. Samsung will launch its mobile payment wallet‚ _______________ in India, in partnership with American Express to bring its mobile payment solution to India ?

Samsung e-Pay‚ 
Samsung Cash
Samsung Online
Samsung Pay‚ 
None of These


62. Scientists confirmed existence of a‚ lost continent‚ under Indian Ocean's island of ____________, left over by break-up of super-continent Gondwana that started 200 million years ago.

Laos
Mauritius
Lakshadweep
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
None of These


63. ______________’s decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled invalid and unconstitutional by Country's High Court. South Africa notified its intention to leave ICC In October 2016, accusing it for undermining its sovereignty ?

Germany
France
Spain
Russia
South Africa


64. South Korean and __________ held joint military exercise‚ Foal Eagle ?

USA
Iraq
Iran
Spain
None of These


65. Tech Firm __________ acquired Israeli startup‚ RealFace, a cybersecurity and machine learning firm specializing in facial recognition technology. Amount of deal was not disclosed ?

Facebook
Micsoroft
Google
Apple
None of These


66. Top 10 beaches of the World by TripAdvisor (American travel company) -

  1. India's Radhanagar beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ featured at ____________ Position.
  2. Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha in Brazil topped list, followed by Grace Bay Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.
4th
6th
8th
10th
None of These


67. ____________ unveiled 100 Year plans to build first city on Mars by 2117. For this, it will collaborate with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes and will also launch its first-ever mission to Mars in 2020. It will be an unmanned orbiter called ‘Hope’ from Japan’s space centre. It will be first-ever Mars Mission from an Arab country ?

USA
UAE
Russia
Spain
None of These


68. US and ______________ militaries successfully tested Standard Missile 3 Block IIA missile defence system by intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target in space for the first time ?

Chinese
Japanese
Vietnamese
Burmese
None of These


69. ___________ made changes in its export control laws that will benefit India by facilitating smoother transfer of technologies and arms, inline with recognisation of India as a ‘Major Defence Partner ?

France
Israel
Russia
USA
None of These


70. _________'s Spatial Technology Firm SpaceX became first private company to launch rocket from NASA’s launch facility after It launched Dragon cargo ship aboard Falcon 9 Rocket to International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida ?

USA
Russia
Germany
France
None of These


71. _______'s payments solutions provider OMA Emirates entered Indian Market, by acquiring mobile point of sale (mPOS) firm MobiSwipe ?

UAE
Kuwait
Qatar
USA
None of These


72. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed for ___________ billion to help 4.8 crore children in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor USA ?

$2.3
$3.3
$1.3
$5.3
None of These


73. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched $110 million appeal to help 20 lakh undernourished children across ______________ ?

France
Spain
Russia
Sudan
None of These


74. Venezuela and __________________ are suspended from voting in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2016-17 session for not paying their dues. Venezuela needed to pay $24 million and ____________'s dues were $6.5 million ?

Sudan
Yemen
Iraq
Syria
Libya


75. World Trade Organisation's TFA (______________) in Goods came into effect with its ratification by two - third members including India.

  1. TFA in Goods was adopted by the WTO Members in 2014 and aims to simplify procedures and cut trade costs around world. It was outcome of WTO’s 9th Bali (Indonesia) ministerial package of 2013.
  2. The agreement includes provisions for Lowering import tariffs and agricultural subsidies, Abolish hard import quotas and Reduction in red tape at international borders.
Total Facilitation Agreement
Trade Fuel Agreement
Trade Facilitation Agreement
Transmission Facilitation Agreement
None of These


76. World’s largest annual food event, Gulfood 2017 held at Dubai World Trade Centre (UAE). Among 90000 Exhibitors, __________ Indians are participating in range of Agriculture and Processed Food products. ?

64
84
94
164
None of These


77. World’s longest commercial flight (By Time) landed in ________________'s Auckland (From Doha (Qatar)). It was made by Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR flight QR920 with length 14,535 km.

  1. Note that In terms of length, Air India’s Delhi-San Francisco covers larger distance than Doha - Auckland Flight.
Russia
USA
New Zealand
Australia
None of These


78. World’s longest elevated cycle path opened in Xiamen (____________), which can handle over 2000 cyclists with speed limit of 15 miles per hour ?

Myanmar
Vietnam
Japan
China
None of These




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