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February 2017 Current Affairs:


Who formally took charge as the chairman of Tata Sons Ltd on 21st February? He will be the first chairman of the $103 billion Tata group with no family links to the Tatas. Natarajan Chandrasekaran
In yet another move to aid digital or cashless payments in the post-demonetized economy, the government launched on 20th February, its own QR code platform. Developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Mastercard, and Visa, it will be the first platform with interoperability which will allow payments from various cards, including Visa and Mastercard. What is the name of this platform? BharatQR
Name the England all-rounder who became the most expensive overseas player in the IPL history after the Rising Pune Supergiants bought the player for Rs 14.5 crore? Ben Stokes
At which place the two-day South Asian Speakers' Summit on achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) concluded on 19th February 2017 with the adoption of the declaration, which calls to set up Joint Parliamentary Groups to deepen cooperation on relevant issues in the South Asian region? Indore
Name the President of National People's Front who was elected on 20th February as the Chief Minister of Nagaland? Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Name the Chief Minister of Nagaland who resigned from his post on 19th February? TR Zeliang
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) slashed prices of stents by over 75%. What is stent? It is a wire mesh tube used to clear blockages in the arteries and prevent heart attacks.
After lying dormant for many years India's only volcano situated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has become live again. What is the name of this volcano? Barren Island
Name the former Chief Justice of India who died in Kolkata at the age of 68? Altamas Kabir
How much tax will be levied from April 1 for cash purchase of jewellery if the amount of purchase exceed Rs 2 lakh, as against the current threshold of Rs 5 lakh? 1%
Name the Indian cricketer who has become the first Indian athlete to sign a deal worth over Rs 100 crore with a brand, after signing up deal with Puma? Virat Kohli
As per RBI notification, beginning from 20th February the maximum cash withdrawal limit from savings account has been increased to Rs ............. a week from Rs 24,000. The limits on cash withdrawal from savings bank account will be completely withdrawn from 13th March. Rs 50,000
Which place in North Bengal, a subdivision of the Darjeeling hills, was made 21st district of West Bengal? Kalimpong
India defeated which country by nine wickets to win T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in Bangalore? Pakistan
Name the Indian spin bowler who became the fastest bowler to claim 250 wickets (in 45th Test) in Test cricket breaking the record of Australian fast bowler Dennis Lilee (48 Test)? Ravichandran Ashwin
Who was appointed by the Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu? Edappadi K Palaniswami
The Union Cabinet on 15th February 2017 approved the merger of State Bank of India with five of its associate banks. What is the name of these associate banks? State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur,
State Bank of Hyderabad,
State Bank of Mysore,
State Bank of Patiala, and
State Bank of Travancore
How many satellites was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a single mission on February 15 from its space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh? In the launch, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 other co-passenger satellites. 104 satellites
Name the Indian Tabla player who has recently been honored by Grammy; biggest award in the world in Music at the 59th Grammy Awards held on February 12, 2017? His collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma's the Silk Road Ensemble, 'Sing Me Home' won the Grammy award for Best World Music Album. Sandeep Das
Name the AIADMK general secretary who was convicted in the more than a decade old disproportionate assets case by the Supreme Court on 14th February 2017? The court verdict put an end to her bid to become the Chief Minister of the state. Sasikala
Name the Indian cricketer who becomes first to score four double century in four consecutive Test series? He scored his 4th double century in one - off Test against Bangladesh which India won. Virat Kohli
Name the French carmaker to which Hindustan Motors has sold its Ambassador, the iconic Indian car brand? The C K Birla Group-owned Hindustan Motors formalised the deal for Rs 80 crore. Peugeot
Who was appointed as the ninth chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)? He is currently the additional secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the finance ministry. He will replace U K Sinha, who will step down on February 18. Ajay Tyagi
Driven by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi's vision of making football the sport of choice in India, the biggest school sport outreach programme was launched on 10th February by the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel in the presence of President of AIFF Shri Praful Patel. What is the name of this programme? Mission XI Million
Which state has become the first state in the country for establishing cashless system in its public distribution system (PDS) of food grains? Gujarat
At which place in Gujarat foundation stone for the first ever training center for para athletes was laid by the Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel? Gandhinagar
Who is the author of the book - The Golden House? Salman Rushdie
Name the famous sand artist who on 11th February 2017 created a Guinness World Record by building the world's tallest sand castle which is 48 feet and 8 inch (14.84 metre) at the Puri beach here? He broke the record of 45 feet and 10 inch sand castle which was created in USA. Sudarsan Pattnaik
Name the NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who on 9th February 2017 launched "India Innovation Index", the nation's first online innovation index portal which will rank states based on their innovations. Amitabh Kant
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) announced on 24 January, 2017 their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. With the successful operationalization of these two pilot projects, the Government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening ......nos of POPSK across India. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage. 56
Which Indian state began its first National Women's Parliament (NWP), a three-day event on 10th February in its capital, Amravati? One of the objectives of NWP is to generate new ideas, concepts, theories and ideologies for women empowerment. Andhra Pradesh
National Deworming Day was observed in India on? 10th February
With 238 days to go until the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football 2017, Indian sports minister Vijay Goel and All India Football Federation (AIFF) chief Praful Patel, revealed a clouded leopard called ............. as the official mascot of the tournament at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Kheleo
India ranked at ........ position out of 45 countries in the 5th Annual International Intellectual property (IP) Index of the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC). 43rd
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan' (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March, 2019. What is the total outlay for this project? Rs.2,351.38 crore
Who is the author of the book - Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand? K Vijay Kumar
How many satellites will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a single mission on February 15 from its space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. In the launch, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will carry Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 other co-passenger satellites. 104 satellites
Who was appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, making her the first female to head one of India's 20 premier business schools? Neelu Rohmetra


Who was named by US President Donald Trump as the US National Security Adviser? Lt Gen HR McMaster
World Day of Social Justice with the theme "Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work" was observed across the world on? 20th February
Name the Pakistani cricketer who announced his retirement from T20 International cricket? Shahid Afridi
Safer Internet Day with the theme "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" was observed across the world on? 7th February
World Cancer Day was observed across the world on? It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. 4th February
Name the Nobel laureate who was known for pioneering body scanning technique Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), recently passed away at the age of 83? The English physicist was awarded 'The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2003', for discoveries concerning the MRI. Sir Peter Mansfield

January 2017 Current Affairs:


Name the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who was India's Chief Guest at the Republic Day function held on 26 Jan 2017? H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
What was the theme of National Girl Child Day which was celebrated on January 24, 2017? Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
What was the theme of 7th National Voters Day observed on 25 January 2017? Empowering Young and Future Voters
What is the name of e-platform launched by the Income Tax Department to analyse deposits made between November 9 to December 30, 2016? Operation Clean Money
Name the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who was appointed by the Supreme Court to head a four-member committee of administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body? Vinod Rai
Name the former Indian tennis player who has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations (UN) in India? Ashok Amritraj
Name father of India's first supercomputer and head of RSS-affiliated science body Vijanan Bharti who has been appointed the Chancellor of the Nalanda University? Dr Vijay Bhatkar
Which bank has become India's first bank to deploy a robot inside their branch for customer service purpose? This interactive humanoid, christened as IRA or Intelligent Robotic Assistant will be able to greet customers, and then offer a list of banking services which that customer can get accomplished inside that branch. HDFC Bank
Name the Indian scientist who passed away in the night of January 16, in Bengaluru, after a period of illness? For his pioneering work on black holes he was also known as Black Hole Man of India. Professor C.V. Vishveshwara
Name the bill which was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under which the IIMs will be declared as Institutions of National Importance? The bill will enable IIMs to grant degrees to their students. The Bill provides for complete autonomy to the IIMs, combined with adequate accountability. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017
Name the scheme (yojana) for which the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval? Under this scheme insurance company major LIC will provide a guaranteed return of 8 per cent for 10 years, as part of government's social security and financial inclusion programme. Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017
Name the renowned Urdu poet and lyricist, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, who passed away at the age of 89? Jaswant Rai Sharma
120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was celebrated across India on? 23rd January
Against which country India won three-match One Day International (ODI) cricket series by 2-1 margin? England
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 19.01.2017 announced that ............ town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. Dharamsala
The Union ministry of electronics and information technology under its Digital India programme announced .......... as the first cashless island in India. Karang
Name the Delhi Police Commissioner who was appointed as the new director of CBI on 19th January 2017? His name was cleared by a 3-member selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members. Alok Verma
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled ............. to save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways' expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years. Mission 41K
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to ....% down from 7.6 per cent estimated earlier. 6.6%
Name PV Sindhu's team which beat Mumbai Rockets in an epic final 4 - 3 to win their maiden Premier Badminton League title? Chennai Smashers
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is set to be introduced by the Union Government on? July 1, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16.01.2017 increased the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs ......... per day from the present Rs 4,500 with immediate effect. However, there is no change in the weekly withdrawal limits, which stays at Rs 24,000. Rs 10,000
Name the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister who on 16.01.2017 won the Samajwadi Party symbol the cycle from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as the Election Commission assigned the popular emblem to him? The Election Commission said the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and thus entitled to use the 'Bicycle' symbol. Akhilesh Yadav
Name the retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, who won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his fictional work, Jinnah Often Came to Our House, a book set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence? Kiran Doshi
The ILO predicted that the number of unemployed people in India will increase from 17.7 million in 2016 to .......... by 2018 even though the country's unemployment rate is expected to go down from 3.5 per cent to 3.4 per cent in 2017. 18 million
On which day Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day? Every year Indian Army celebrates this day as 'Army Day' to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence. 15.01.2017
Name the former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, who died following a brief spell of illness? He was 91. He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1987. Surjit Singh Barnala
Which state playing their only second Ranji Trophy final won their maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champions Mumbai by 5 wickets as they chased down 312 on the fifth and the final day of the match largely due to brilliant knock by Parthiv Patel? Gujarat
Name India's first solar ferry boat which was launched by Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the 2.5-km Vaikom-Tavanakkadavu sector? Aaditya
Name the guided rocket which was successfully test-fired by India on 12.01.2017? Pinaka
Who is named Chairman of India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)? N. Chandrasekaran
Who is named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)? Rajesh Gopinathan
Which city will host world's first Gender Literature Festival from April 7th to April 9th? Patna
Which mobile application was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in a bid to promote ease of ticketing through digital transactions? IRCTC Rail Connect app
Name the Budget airliner which in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme named "Aakhiri Ahuti" to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost? IndiGo
Name the second indigenously built Scorpene submarine, which was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai? It is the second of the six submarines being built at the MDL in collaboration with DCNS of France, as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy. Kalvari, India's first Scorpene-class submarine, is completing sea trials and will be commissioned shortly. INS Khanderi
The National Youth Festival was inaugurated on January 12, 2016 in at the upcoming-capital, Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh. The theme for the National Youth Festival 2016 is 'India Youth for Skill, Development and Harmony'. 20th
At which place Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India International Exchange (INX), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), at International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Finance Tec-city (GIFT)? Gandhinagar
At which place four-day Nobel Prize Exhibition titled "The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World" was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi? Ahmedabad
At which place 20th National Conference on e-Governance was held from 09th to 10th January 2017? Visakhapatnam
At which place the 350th Prakash Parv (also Prakash Utsav) or birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji was celebrated in January 2017? Patna
Name the renowned sitar player of Beenkar Gharana, a recipient of Padma Shri (1970) and Padma Bhushan (2006), who passed away on 04.01.2017? Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
India won the 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship defeating ........... in the finals held at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. Bangladesh
In which place five-day annual Indian Science Congress, 104th edition, was held from 3rd Jan to 7th January 2017 at the Sri Venkateswara University? Tirupati
Who was appointed as the new Chief Justice of India succeeding CJI T S Thakur? Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar


Name the Portuguese footballer who won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award? Cristiano Ronaldo
Who won Men's Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by defeating Rafal Nadal (Spain) in the final? He won his 18th Grand Slam title and is currently the winner of maximum Grand Slam men's singles titles. Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Who won Women's Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by defeating Venus Williams (USA) in the final? She won her 23rd Grand Slam title breaking the record of Steffi Graf's 22 titles in the Open era. Serena Williams (USA)
Name the French women who was crowned Miss Universe 2016 at a beauty pageant held in Manila, Philippines? Iris Mittenaere
Which sports person lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after team mate Nesta Carter was caught doping? Usain Bolt
Name the US astronaut, who was the last man to walk on the moon, who passed away on 16 January 2017? Eugene Cernan
Who sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America (USA)? Donald Trump
2017 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Who was appointed as the ninth Secretary General of United Nations Organisation (UNO) succeeding Ban Ki-moon? Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. Antonio Guterres
Which country became first in the world to run all its electric trains on 100% wind power? Netherland
Name the Vice President of United States to whom President Barack Obama bestowed the United State's highest civil honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony? Joe Biden
Which country on 11.01.2017 became the first country in the world to ban FM radio broadcasting? Norway

Highlights of Australian Open 2017

Men's SinglesRoger Federer (Switzerland)Rafal Nadal (Spain)
Women's SinglesSerena Williams (USA)Venus Williams (USA)
Mens's DoublesHenri Kontinen (Finland) and John Peers (Australia)Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (USA)
Women's DoublesBethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.A.) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) and Peng Shuai (China)
Mixed DoublesAbigail Spears (USA) and Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

Highlights of FIFA Awards 2016

The Best FIFA Men's Player AwardCristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
The Best FIFA Women's Player AwardCarli Lloyd (USA)
The FIFA lifetime achievement awardFalcao (Columbia)

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