Current Affairs Questions & Answers: February 28, 2017

1. Who has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)?
[A] Gopal Baglay
[B] Sudhir Kumar
[C] Vikas Swarup
[D] P Bashiah

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2. Punjala Shiva Shankar, who passed away recently, was related to which field?
[A] Film Industry
[B] Sports
[C] Politics
[D] Journalism

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3. “The Salesman” has won the Best Foreign Language Film at 89th Oscar Academy Awards. The movie is directed by whom?
[A] Bentley Dean
[B] Asghar Farhadi
[C] Maren Ade
[D] Taraneh Alidoosti

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4. Which movie has won the Best Animation award at the 88th Academy Awards – 2017?
[A] Kubo and the Two Strings
[B] The Red Turtle
[C] Moana
[D] Zootopia

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5. Who has won silver in men’s double trap at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2017?
[A] Shapath Bharadwaj
[B] Ankur Mittal
[C] Sangram Dahiya
[D] Ankur Mittal

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6. India’s first Antyodaya Express has been launched by the Minister of Railways. The express will run between which stations?
[A] Ernakulam and Howrah
[B] Sriganganagar and Tiruchirapalli
[C] New Delhi and Kanyakumari
[D] Nizamuddin and Palakkad

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7. Who is the newly appointed chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)?
[A] Bari Krishna Damor
[B] Nand Kumar Sai
[C] Anusuia Uikey
[D] Raghav Chandra

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8. Which inter-disciplinary standing committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to review cyber threats?
[A] Krishna Pendalaya committee
[B] Nandkumar Sarvade committee
[C] Meena Hemchandra committee
[D] A S Ramasastri committee

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9. What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 17, as per latest survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?
[A] 7.1%
[B] 7.0%
[C] 7.3%
[D] 7.2%

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10. What is the theme of 2017 National Science Day (NSD)?
[A] Fostering Scientific Temper
[B] Science for Nation Building
[C] Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
[D] Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons

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