Current Affairs Questions & Answers: February 8, 2017

1. Which country is host to the first-ever BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs (NSA) meet to discuss counter terror action plan?
[A] India
[B] Nepal
[C] Bhutan
[D] Pakistan

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2. The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on which date?
[A] February 5
[B] February 6
[C] February 7
[D] February 8

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3. Who has become the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public broadcaster Prasar Bharti?
[A] Sunil Gogoi
[B] Nirmal Kumar
[C] Rajeev Singh
[D] Suresh Panda

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4. Which Indian-origin British sculptor has won the 2017 Genesis Prize?
[A] Ram Sutar
[B] Srihari Bholekar
[C] Dhruva Mistry
[D] Anish Kapoor

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5. Which committee has been constituted by the Haryana Government to resolve the problem of those agitating for reservation and other issues of the state?
[A] D S Dhesi committee
[B] P K Lahoti committee
[C] H S Juneja committee
[D] M P Kaur committee

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6. Who is the author of the book “Band, Bajaa, Boys!”?
[A] Brajesh Sahu
[B] Rachna Singh
[C] Vivek Gautam
[D] Sravasti Datta

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7. What is the current repo rate as per latest 6th bi-monthly monetary policy for the FY 2016-17?
[A] 6.75%
[B] 6.55%
[C] 7.0%
[D] 6.25%

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8. Which Indian diplomat has been appointed as the member of the United Nations (UN)’ Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)?
[A] Gopalaswami Parthasarathy
[B] Ajai Malhotra
[C] Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
[D] Achamkulangare Gopinathan

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9. Pathani Patnaik, who passed away recently, was the renowned litterateur from which state?
[A] Assam
[B] Odisha
[C] Gujarat
[D] Maharashtra

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10. Which country to host the 4th Rollball World Cup-2017?
[A] India
[B] Kenya
[C] Bangladesh
[D] Nepal

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