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ONLINE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - FEBRUARY 2016


1) For the outbreak of which virus WHO has declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern?
A) Bertioga virus
B) Aravan virus
C) Ebola virus
D) Zika virus

2) On which day World Wetlands Day was observed with the theme "Wetlands for our Future-Sustainable Livelihoods"?
A) 2nd February
B) 11th February
C) 18th February
D) 23rd February

3) Name the parent company of Google Inc. which topped the list of the world's most valuable companies surpassing Apple recently?
A) IBM
B) Alphabet
C) Netscape
D) Intel

4) World Cancer Day was observed on which day with the theme- We Can, I Can?
A) 4th February 2016
B) 10th February 2016
C) 14th February 2016
D) 28th February 2016

5) Which state won the 61st National School Athletics championship?
A) Karnataka
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Kerala
D) Maharashtra

6) Name the former Lok Sabha Speaker who passed away recently? (He served as the Union Agriculture Minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.)
A) Manohar Joshi
B) Somnath Chatterjee
C) Balram Jakhar
D) Sumitra Mahajan

7) Name the Sarangi maestro who has been chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi classical music award for 2015-2016?
A) Pandit Ram Narayan
B) Ustad Sabri Khan
C) Sultan Khan
D) Zakir Hussain

8) Name the Principal Adviser (Cost) who took over the charge of Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS) as head on 1st February, 2016? (She is the first lady ICoAS officer who has achieved this laurel.)
A) Mrs. Shikha Parekh
B) Mrs. Aruna Sethi
C) Mrs. Meenu Khatri
D) Mrs. Sangeeta Mishra

9) Name the recently set up chemical plant which is the first ever petro-chemical project in the entire North-East and was constructed at the cost of Rs 10,000 crore?
A) Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL)
B) Tata Chemicals
C) Philips Carbon
D) National Oxygen

10) Which body launched India's first Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34?
A) IISc
B) Central Drug Research Institute
C) CSIR
D) AIIMS

11) In which Indian State National Organic Farming Research Institute will be set up? (This state has become India's first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land.)
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Sikkim
C) Uttarakhand
D) Goa

12) In which Indian State South Asian Games 2016 is currently being held?
A) Assam
B) West Bengal
C) Rajasthan
D) Punjab

13) Name the South African cricketer who became the fastest cricketer to make 10 ODI centuries in 55 innings breaking the record of Virat Kohli (80 innings) of India?
A) J P Duminy
B) Hashim Amla
C) A B De Villiers
D) Quinton de Kock

14) Name the former Prime Minister of Nepal who died recently at the age of 76?
A) Baburam Bhattarai
B) Khil Raj Regmi
C) Sushil Koirala
D) K P Sharma Oli

15) Which country became first in the world to ban supermarket food waste?
A) France
B) Germany
C) Italy
D) Spain

16) Which wild animal is declared "vermin" for a year in Uttarakhand which will allow state authorities to carry out an extermination of this animal on a large scale without attracting penal provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972?
A) Lion
B) Wolf
C) Jackal
D) Pig

17) Elephanta island, famous for its cave sculptures and located around 10 km off Mumbai coast will get electricity for the first time from which date?
A) 1st April 2016
B) 15th August 2016
C) 31st December 2016
D) 2nd October 2016

18) Name the United Arab Emirates' national oil company which has in the first deal of its kind agreed to store crude oil in India's maiden strategic storage and give two-third of the commodity to it for free?
A) Chevron
B) ConocoPhillips
C) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
D) Sinopec

19) According to the recent ruling of Supreme Court under which Section of the CrPC the State can use its curfew powers to block Internet access on personal mobile phones to avoid aggressive public agitation?
A) Section 144
B) Section 145
C) Section 146
D) Section 147

20) Name the Karnataka's flagship governance project which won gold at the m-governance awards at the fourth World Government Summit held in Dubai on 10 February 2016?
A) m-Gov app
B) e-Gov app
C) One-Mobile app
D) Mobile-One app

21) Name the noted Malayalam poet and lyricist who passed away recently? (He was awarded Padma Shri and the Padma Vibhushan besides country's highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award, in 2007.)
A) O N V Kurup
B) Sugatha Kumari
C) Kunjanni Mash
D) D Vinaychandran

22) Name the former Union Finance Secretary and former Chairman of the Competition Commission who was appointed as the chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)?
A) Dr Rajendra K Pachauri
B) Ashok Chawla
C) R M Lodha
D) Dr. Ajay Mathur

23) India defeated which country 2-1 to win the three-match T-20 series recently?
A) England
B) Australia
C) Sri Lanka
D) South Africa

24) Name the indigenously developed surface to surface missile with a strike range of 350 km which India successfully test-fired on 17th February 2016?
A) Nag II
B) Agni II
C) Akash II
D) Prithvi II

25) According to the result of 73-city survey, Swachh Sarvekshan, which city topped the list as the dirtiest city of India? (The study was conducted by Quality Council of India.)
A) Dhanbad
B) Ranchi
C) Lucknow
D) Meerut

26) According to the result of 73-city survey, Swachh Sarvekshan, which city topped the list as the cleanest city of India? (The study was conducted by Quality Council of India.)
A) Panaji
B) Mysuru
C) Bengaluru
D) Kolkata

27) Name the fashion designer who was conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France's highest civilian honour?
A) Komal Giri
B) Vinay Pathak
C) Manish Arora
D) Pankaj Desai

28) Which team won The National Chess team Championship for the first time? (The 36th Championship was held at Bhubaneswar from 8th to 14th February, 2016.)
A) Airport Authority of India
B) Indian Army
C) Indian Airlines
D) Indian Railways

29) Name the Indo-British filmmaker who won Grammy Award for the Best Music Film for his documentary Amy?
A) Asif Kapadia
B) Pankaj Mullick
C) Harsh Arora
D) Shruti Kapoor

30) How many gold India won in the South Asian Games 2016?
A) 88
B) 188
C) 288
D) 388

31) India finished at top in the recently concluded South Asian Games 2016. How many medals India won in this event?
A) 108 medals
B) 208 medals
C) 308 medals
D) 408 medals

32) Name the author of popular novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", who passed away on 19 February 2016? (The novel also won her Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.)
A) Harper Lee
B) Jane Austen
C) Doris Lessing
D) Shashi Deshpande

33) Against which Asian country USA has imposed unilateral sanctions to curb the country's controversial nuclear weapons program?
A) South Korea
B) North Korea
C) Japan
D) Taiwan

34) Parliament of which country became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by close ally China with a whopping $55 million funding?
A) Afghanistan
B) Bangladesh
C) Pakistan
D) Sri Lanka

35) Name the New Zealand cricketer who scored fastest test century in 54 balls breaking the previous records (56 balls) of West Indian Viv Richards and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq?
A) Kane Williamson
B) Martin Guptill
C) Ross Taylor
D) Brendon McCullum

36) On which day International Mother Language Day was observed with the theme for 2016 - "Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes"?
A) 6th February
B) 15th February
C) 21st February
D) 25th February

37) Name the mobile application launched by the Union Government which will enable travellers to send pictures of dirty spots at tourist places to the authorities for "immediate action" as part of Clean India Mission?
A) Swachh Bharat
B) Swachh Paryatan
C) Clean India
D) Make India Clean

38) Name the renowned Indian scientist who was appointed as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the country's premier multi-disciplinary nuclear research centre succeeding Shekar Basu?
A) Dr Homi N Sethna
B) Dr A N Prasad
C) K N Vyas
D) B Bhattacharjee

39) Name the operation launched by Geological Survey of India (GSI) targeting deep seated and concealed mineral deposits?
A) Operation Khanij Ki Khoj
B) Operation Minerals
C) Operation Khanij
D) Operation Khanij Khoj

40) Name the former Chief Justice of India who was selected as the next chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
A) H L Dattu
B) C Joseph
C) K N Tripathi
D) P K Biswas

41) Who sworn-in as the new chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval to the Union Cabinet's recommendation for revocation of President's rule?
A) Dorjee Khandu
B) Kalikho Pul
C) Jarbom Gamlin
D) Nabam Tuki

42) Which film won the Best Film award at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2016 held in Log Angeles?
A) Spotlight
B) The Big Short
C) The Revenant
D) The Martian

43) Name the actor who won the Best Actor award for the film 'The Revenant' at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2016?
A) Bryan Cranston
B) Leonardo DiCaprio
C) Matt Damon
D) Michael Fassbender

44) Name the current Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was been re-elected for a second five-year term?
A) Dominique Strauss-Kahn
B) Justin Yifu Lin
C) Christine Lagarde
D) Hollis B Chenery

45) Which country inaugurated the world's longest cable car (3-rope) system with a total length of 6,292.50 meters?
A) Japan
B) Taiwan
C) South Korea
D) Vietnam

46) Name the Senior IPS officer who became the first woman to head a paramilitary force after being appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?
A) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
B) Archana Ramasundaram
C) Kanwaljeet Deol
D) Meera Borwankar

47) Which cricketer has become the most expensive Indian player to be bought at the IPL Auction 2016 at Rs 8.5 crore?
A) Yuvraj Singh
B) Ravindra Jadeja
C) Varun Aaron
D) Pawan Negi

48) What is the name of first ever India-made robot which has been designed by by TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a Tata Group company?
A) Tata Brabo
B) Tata Ace
C) Tata Robot
D) Tata Lyra

49) In which train the Indian Railways has decided to introduce train hostesses?
A) Rajdhani Express
B) Shatabdi Express
C) Gatiman Express
D) Duronto Express

50) Name the company which has launched India's cheapest Android smartphone, Freedom251 at Rs 251?
A) Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd
B) Rising Bells Pvt Ltd
C) Indian Bells Pvt Ltd
D) Freedom Bells Pvt Ltd

51) Who was appointed as the new director-general for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) replacing Vice Admiral H C S Bisht who has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command?
A) Kamlesh Yadav
B) Neeraj Chopra
C) Rajendra Singh
D) Sushil Seth

52) Name the public sector undertaking in which the Union Government has decided to disinvest 5% of its holding through Offer for Sale (OFS) route at a base price of Rs 122 a share?
A) NTPC Limited
B) Indian Oil Corporation
C) BHEL
D) NHPC

53) Name the popular Bollywood actor was released from Pune's Yerwada Jail after completing his prison term? He was convicted for illegal possession of AK-56 rifle and his alleged connection in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case.
A) Anil Kapoor
B) Sanjay Dutt
C) Jackie Shroff
D) Shakti Kapoor

54) Name the long distance runner who has been named as the Sports Person of the Year during the India Sports Awards 2015?
A) Romeo James
B) Nihar Ameen
C) Ms. Babita Kumari
D) Lalita Babar

55) Which state won the Ranji Trophy title for the 41st time defeating Saurashtra in the final by an innings and 21 runs?
A) Delhi
B) Rajasthan
C) Mumbai
D) Karnataka

56) Which company won India's first-ever auction of a gold mine located at Baghmara mine in Chhattisgarh?
A) Vedanta Limited
B) Ferro Alloys
C) National Mineral Development Corporation
D) Hindalco Industries

57) Which Indian State was declared as the country's first fully digital state by President Pranab Mukherjee?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Kerala
C) Karnataka
D) Mizoram

58) Name the Odisha Chief Minister who has been elected as the President of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the 7th consecutive term?
A) Biswanath Das
B) Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
C) Naveen Patnaik
D) Biju Patnaik

59) Name the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) who has been appointed as the chairman of Bank Board Bureau? (This body will advise the government in top-level appointments at the Public Sector Banks (PSB).)
A) Shashi Kant Sharma
B) Vinod Rai
C) V N Kaul
D) V K Shunglu

60) Name the Telugu writer who has been awarded the 29th Moortidevi Award by Bharatiya Jnanpith for his novel Ananta Jeevanam?
A) Kolakaluri Enoch
B) Vishwanath Tripathi
C) C Radhakrishnan
D) Haraprasad Das

61) Name the General Secretary of Union of European Football Associations who has been elected as the new President of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)?
A) Joao Havelange
B) Sepp Blatter
C) Gianni Infantino
D) Issa Hayatou

62) Which country inaugurated the world's longest cable car (3-rope) system with a total length of 6,292.50 meters?
A) China
B) Taiwan
C) Vietnam
D) Myanmar

63) Name the current Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was been re-elected for a second five-year term?
A) Dominique Strauss-Kahn
B) Rodrigo de Rato
C) Horst Köhler
D) Christine Lagarde

64) Name the actor who won the Best Actor award for the film 'The Revenant' at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2016?
A) Bryan Cranston
B) Leonardo DiCaprio
C) Matt Damon
D) Eddie Redmayne

65) Which film won the Best Film award at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2016 held in Log Angeles?
A) Spotlight
B) The Big Short
C) Brooklyn
D) Mad Max: Fury Road

66) Name the former Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and ex-DRDO chief who received the prestigious Astronautical Society of India's Aryabhata Award?
A) Dr Avinash Chander
B) Dr Piyush Goyel
C) Dr S Radhakrishnan
D) Dr B Das

67) Name the Oscar-winning sound designer who became the first Asian to win the award for best sound for documentary "India's Daughter" at the coveted Motion Picture Sound Editors' 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards?
A) Anu Malik
B) Pritam
C) A R Rehman
D) Resul Pookutty