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16th February 2019 Current Affairs Quiz

1. PM Narendra Modi flags off India’s first semi-high-speed train ‘Vande Bharat Express’. This train will run between which stations?
1. Mumbai and Delhi
2. Delhi and Lucknow
3. Delhi and Varanasi
4. Mumbai and Jaipur

2. Ainu minority as an ‘indigenous’ people of which country?
1. China
2. India
3. Japan
4. South Korea

3. Amazon launched “Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” for Android users in partnership with which Bank?
1. HDFC Bank
2. SBI Bank
3. Axis Bank
4. PNB Bank

4. Who published the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019 report?
1. International Labour Organization
2. World Bank
3. UNO
4. UNESCO

5. The President of India will present the Tagore Award to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Shri Ram Sutar. This award given in which field?
1. Cultural Harmony
2. Research
3. International Relations
4. Entrepreneurship

6. Who is Controller and Assistant Secretary-General of UN?
1. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas
2. Chandramouli Ramanathan
3. Abdul Rahman Pazhwak
4. Sima Samar

7. NASA has launched a mission to understand the origins of life and the universe. What is the name of that mission?
1. NuSTAR
2. SWIFT
3. Genesis
4. SPHEREx

8. Famous goalkeeper Gordon Banks passed away in England he was from which nation?
1. USA
2. England
3. Japan
4. India

9. The Inland Waterways Authority of India launched a new portal named ‘Least Available Depth Information System’ (LADIS). What is purpose of LADIS?
1. Better movement of ships
2. Better control of water
3. New waterways
4. None of these

10. Who jointly authors the new book ‘What Marx Left Unsaid’?
1. Malay Chaudhari
2. Arindam Chaudhari
3. Che Kabir Chaudhari
4. All of these

1. PM Narendra Modi flags off India's first semi-high-speed train ‘Vande Bharat Express’. This train will run between which stations?

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PM Narendra Modi flags off India's first semi-high-speed train ‘Vande Bharat Express’ (codenamed Train 18) without any flower decorations. The Vande Bharat Express will run between Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 130 km/hr and is expected to cover a distance of 750 kilometres in eight hours.

2. Ainu minority as an ‘indigenous’ people of which country?

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Japan’s government introduced a bill on 15 February 2019 to recognise the country’s ethnic Ainu minority as an ‘indigenous’ people for the first time.

3. Amazon launched “Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” for Android users in partnership with which Bank?

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Amazon launched “Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” for Android users in partnership with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India.

4. Who published the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019 report?

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The International Labour Organization released World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019 report.

5. The President of India will present the Tagore Award to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Shri Ram Sutar. This award given in which field?

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The President of India will present the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony on 18 February 2019. The award will be presented to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut (a cultural organisation of Bangladesh); and Shri Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

6. Who is Controller and Assistant Secretary-General of UN?

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The United Nations appointed Chandramouli Ramanathan as Controller and Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget, and Finance in the management strategy, policy and compliance department on 15 February 2019.

7. NASA has launched a mission to understand the origins of life and the universe. What is the name of that mission?

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NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. It’s called the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx, for short. The space agency is aiming for a 2023 launch.

8. Famous goalkeeper Gordon Banks passed away in England he was from which nation?

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Famous goalkeeper Gordon Banks (81-years) passed away in England.

9. The Inland Waterways Authority of India launched a new portal named ‘Least Available Depth Information System’ (LADIS). LADIS will help in........

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The Inland Waterways Authority of India launched a new portal named ‘Least Available Depth Information System’ (LADIS) on 15 February 2019. This will help in better planning for the movement of ships.

10. Who jointly authors the new book ‘What Marx Left Unsaid’?

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The book has been authored jointly authors by 3 generations of the same family Dr. Malay Chaudhari, Dr. Arindam Chaudhari and Che Kabir Chaudhari.

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