Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 19th February 2018
Q1. Which state in India is supposed to have the first artificial intelligence centre ?
In a first in the country, the State government will be setting up an institute for artificial intelligence (AI) in Mumbai. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will unveil the plan for the institute during the Magnetic Maharashtra Summit, and at the Global Economic Conference in Canada next month.
Q2. Where is the headquarters of the Indian Council of Historical Research located?
The Indian Council of Historical Research is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which had been established by an Administrative Order of the then Ministry of Education and is located in New Delhi
Q3. What kind of program did OLA launch for Auto Driver Partners?
Bengaluru-based cab aggregator Ola has launched a comprehensive benefit program for its Auto driver partners called Auto Unnati. As a part of this initiative, Ola Auto partners will benefit from Ola’s ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program, family welfare initiatives, and performance-based financial benefits.
Q4. Name ISRO's 2018 mission of sending a spacecraft to space that aims at putting an orbiter around the moon?
India's most ambitious space mission yet, Chandrayaan-2, that hopes to place a robotic rover on the moon could be launched as early as April this year.Chandrayaan-2 is one of the most remarkable ISRO missions of 2018 and it will be a world event.
Q5. Name the scheme started by Union Government to remove crisis of depleting groundwater level.?
The Centre has formulated an ambitious water conservation scheme to tackle ever-deepening crisis of depleting groundwater level. Rs 6,000-crore Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY), which is piloted under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, is awaiting cabinet’s clearance. The objective of this scheme is to recharge ground water and create sufficient water storage for agricultural purposes. This scheme also focuses on revival of surface water bodies so that ground water level can be increased, especially in the rural areas.
Q6. Name the scheme offered by Haryana government to open subsidised canteens in districts to provide healthy food?
The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor.The canteens have been set up under the 'Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana' to provide healthy, nutritious and hygienic food at only Rs 10 per meal to all poor and needy.
Q7. IOCL has partnered with which payment portal for adoption of its indigenously-designed Point of Sale (POS) device at IOCL retail outlets?
Digital payments entity PhonePe, has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for adoption of its indigenously-designed Point of Sale (POS) device at IOCL retail outlets.
Q8. The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and _________ have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in field of genetic and taxonomic studies?
Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Natural History Museum (NHM), UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of genetic/taxonomic studies, research and training, conservation in India, including species and habitat conservation assessments
Q9. How many agreements have been signed between India and Iran?
India and Iran signed nine agreements in order to further the bilateral cooperation between the two sides among which it signed an agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with regard to taxes on income.
Q10. The Virgin Group led by Richard Branson has signed an agreement with _________ Government to build world’s first hyperloop transportation system?
The Virgin Group signed an ‘intent agreement’ with the State government on Sunday to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune. The first hyperloop route will link central Pune with Mumbai and the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport.
Q11. The ____ Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav of Bhagawan Bahubali in Shravanabelagola was held in Karnataka?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka today take part in the 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav of Bhagawan Bahubali in Shravanabelagola.
Q12. The 6th India region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference was held at _____ in Bihar. ?
Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan today inaugurated the 6th India region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference at Patna in Bihar.The conference will hold discussions mainly on two topics -- 'Parliament's role in the development agenda' and 'Legislature and Judiciary - Two important Pillars of Democracy'.
Q13. Who will be the next Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research?
Archaeologist and historian Arvind P. Jamkhedkar will be the next Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).He will replace Prof. K. Sudershan Rao, whose term as ICHR chief was mired in controversy. The post fell vacant after Prof. Rao’s retirement.
Q14. Who is ISRO's present director?
The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation is the highest-ranked official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the space agency of the India. The present director of ISRO is Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Q15. Name the Botanical Survey of India headuarter?
Botanical Survey of India (BSI), founded 13 February 1890, is Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change's organization for survey, research and conservation of plant resources, flora and endangered species of India, including by collecting and maintaining germplasm and gene bank of endangerd, patent and vulnerable plant species which is headquartered in Kolkata.