Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 20th February 2018
Q1. Who is the independent director of Paytm?
Paytm board appoints Pallavi Shroff as independent director. Pallavi Shroff, managing partner at law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, joins board of directors at One97 Communications, the holding company of Paytm and Paytm Mall.
Q2. International Finance Corporation has tied up with which bank for green and affordable housing in India ?
PNB Housing Finance Ltd has tied up with International Finance Corporation (IFC) to raise 800 million dollar for green and affordable housing in India.
Q3. By how much basis points has Axis Bank hiked its MCLR?
Axis Bank has hiked its benchmark marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points in the three month to three year buckets by 10 basis points effective from February 17.
Q4. India's Defence Budget has overtaken ____ as per a new report by a London-based global think-tank?
According to a new report by a London-based global think-tank, India's defence budget broke into the world's top five beating the UK for the first time.
Q5. Which firm has been recognized as the 'Startup of the Year' 2017?
India's first and largest micro-delivery platform "Milkbasket" have been recognized as 'Startup of the Year' 2017 at the 7th Small Business Awards held in New Delhi.
Q6. Which E-Commerce site has rolled out its own food retailing business in India to stock and sell food items directly to consumers?
Amazon has rolled out its own food retailing business in India with a pilot in Pune, becoming the first foreign ecommerce firm to stock and sell food items directly to consumers.
Q7. Where did PM Modi inaugurate the BJP's new headquarters?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the BJP's new headquarters on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. While Modi lauded Shah and his team for building the multi-storeyed, three-tower HQ in 18 months, the party chief said the building was bigger than the office of any political party in the world.
Q8.Which country would impose carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions?
Singapore would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
Q9. Where was the military drill between the Special Forces of the Indian Army and the Indonesian Army ?
The Indian and Indonesian armies on Monday began the sixth edition of their annual military exercises in the West Java province of the archipelago country.
Q10. Who is the Brand Ambassador of Pakistan Cricket Board?
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has appointed the world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar as his advisor on cricket and brand ambassador of the PCB
Q11. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had organized "Watan Ko Jano programme" for which state in India?
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had organized "Watan Ko Jano programme" to give exposure to youth and children of J&K about the cultural and socio-economic development taking place in other parts of country
Q12. The Palace Queen Humsafar Express runs between Mysuru and ___________?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru and Udaipur in Mysuru Railway Station.
Q13. The Global Digital Health Partnership Summit is to be held at _________ ?
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has addressed the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, at Canberra, Australia.
Q14. What is the theme of the 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics held in New Delhi ?
The 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics was inaugurated by Vice president Venkaih Naidu in New Delhi. Theme: "Flag of Friendship". Speaking on this occasion, Vice president said that Art is a mirror of the society and is reflection of the lives of people. He added that all arts, all thoughts must move in one direction to bring in Universal brotherhood.
Q15. Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award?
Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv, won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award for solutions in lending, life and general insurance and wealth advisory