GK & Current Affairs Quiz: February 2, 2017
1. Which country will become the world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels?
Ireland will become the world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels. For this, Irish Parliament passed legislation that will drop coal, oil, and gas (fossil fuel) investments from its $8.56 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. If the billl pass, the law will require the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over the course of the next 5 years.
2. Which state is the theme state in the 2017 Surajkund International Crafts Mela?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
The 31st ion of Surajkund International Crafts Mela has started at Faridabad, Haryana on February 1, 2017. The mela is hosted jointly by the Haryana Tourism Corporation and Surajkund Mela Authority, in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. The 15-day festival will be showcase the richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and cultural heritage of India. Over 20 countries and all the states of India are participating in the event with Egypt as a partner country and Jharkhand as the theme state of this year.
3. Who has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (DCOAS) of Information Systems and Training?
[A] Amarjeet Singh
[B] Subrata Saha
[C] JS Cheema
[D] Sarath Chand
Lieutenant General Jagbir Singh Cheema has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (Information Systems and Training) on February 01, 2017. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director General of Infantry in Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army).
4. Who is the present chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?
[A] Chandra Prabha Mittal
[B] K S Bhargava
[C] Kushal Singh
[D] Stuti Narain Kacker
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is an Indian governmental commission, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development. Its present chairman is Stuti Narain Kacker. Recently, NCPCR is in news because for the first time it is organizing an All India Short Film, Still Photograph and Poster Competition for promotion of child rights in the country. The first prize for short films is Rs.100, 000 and second & third prize carry cash award of Rs. 75,000 & Rs.50,000 respectively. The cash award for the First, Second and Third prize in Still Photograph and Poster competition category are: Rs.50,000, Rs.30,000 and Rs.20,000. There is no entry fee for this competition.
5. The 2017 Udyanotsav Feastival will be held in which of the following cities?
[A] New Delhi
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will open the 2017 Udyanotsav festival in the Mughal Garden on February 4, 2017 in New Delhi. The Mughal Garden is located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises. It is a group of beautiful gardens built by the Mughals in Islamic style of architectures and is the official residence of the Indian President. During the one month long fest, Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from February 05 to March 12, 2017 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 0930 hrs to 1600 hrs. The members of the public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden.
6. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) raising day is celebrated on which date?
[A] February 4
[B] February 1
[C] February 3
[D] February 6
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has recently celebrated its 40th raising day on February 1, 2017, which is the 4th largest Coast Guard in the world. The ICG came into existence on February 1, 1977 with an enactment of Coast Guard Act 1978, as a full-fledged independent Armed Force of the Union under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It’s primary task is to secure the Indian coasts and to enforce the regulations within the Maritime Zones of India.
7. Who has been appointed the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army?
[A] R.R. Nimbhorkar
[B] Sanjeevani Kutty
[C] Suresh Sharma
[D] K V Pratap
Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma has been appointed the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. In his capacity as Engineer-Chief, in addition to steering the Corps of Engineers, he will serve as the Principal Advisor to Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and the Ministry of Defence on all matters pertaining to engineering works services, being head of Military Engineering Services (MES). Prior to this appointment, he served as the 24th Director General of the Border Roads Organisation (DGBR), where he provided direction and renewed impetus to number of strategic border area projects.
8. The book “The Man Who Became Khali” has been authored by whom?
[A] Vinod Rai
[B] Kapil Jain
[C] Dalip Singh Rana
[D] Shantanu Rai
The book “The Man Who Became Khali” has been authored by Dalip Singh Rana with Vinit K. Bansal. This book defines the journey of a man named Dalip Singh Rana and how he became The Great Khali. The book is a no-holds-barred account of the man who controlled his inner demons and physical anomalies and went on to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
9. How much amount has been sanctioned by the World Bank for “Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III)” of India?
[A] $220.50 million
[B] $232.50 million
[C] $225.50 million
[D] $201.50 million
The Government of India (GoI) has signed the financing agreement with World Bank for IDA cr of $201.50 million for “Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III)”. The objective of the program is to increase quality and equity in participating engineering Education Institutes and improve the efficiency of the engineering Education System in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, 8 North Eastern States and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. .