20th February, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 20th February, 2018

Consider the following statements:

(1) Chit business will be required to use the word 'Fraternity Fund' to signify its nature as well as to differentiate its working from Prize Chits.

(2) The bill aims at hiking ceiling of foreman’s commission from a max of 7% to 11%.

(3) Bill aims to amend Sec 85 (b) of the Chit Funds Act, 1982 to remove ceiling of Rs 1000.

Which of the above statement/s is/are true regarding the new Metro policy?

[A] Both (1) and (2)
[B] Both (1) and (3)
[C] Only (3)
[D] Only (1)
[E] All of the above
2. India and which other country on February 20, 2018 launched a joint research projects on clean water & energy?
[A] Canada
[B] Israel
[C] UK
[D] France
[E] Japan
3. The cabinet has approved a plan to allow private companies to bid for ________ mines for commercial production.
[A] Crude Steel
[B] Coal
[C] Bauxite
[D] Petroleum
[E] Thorium
4. Cabinet on February 20, 2018 approved setting up of a tribunal to resolve the dispute between Odisha & Chhattisgarh on sharing  __________ river water.
[A] Brahmani
[B] Tapi
[C] Mahanadi
[D] Indravati
[E] Son
5. Cabinet on February 20, 2018 approved an agreement signed between India & which other country on co-production of films?
[A] U.S.
[B] Iran
[C] Afghanistan
[D] Canada
[E] Israel
6. Who among the following has been appointed as the next Commandant of Indian Naval Academy?
[A] RB Pandit
[B] Tapan Sinha
[C] SV Bhokare
[D] Bimal Verma
[E] AK Chawla
7. Shah Karim Al Hussaini, the Aga Khan, will arrive in India on an 11-day visit. Who is Aga Khan?
[A] President of Palestine
[B] Spiritual Leader
[C] Foreign Minister of Pakistan
[D] Baloch Leader
[E] Head of the Emirates Group
8. Which Arab country is set to host its first Arab Fashion Week next month as part of a push to support aspiring Saudi designers and drive growth in the sector?
[A] Qatar
[B] Bahrain
[C] United Arab Emirates
[D] Saudi Arabia
[E] Egypt
9. The Virgin Group on February 19, 2018 signed an ‘intent agreement’ with the which State govt to build a hyperloop transportation system?
[A] Telegana
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu
[E] Gujarat
10. Credit rating body Fitch on February 20, 2018 placed the viability rating of which Indian Public Sector bank in the negative watch category?
[A] State Bank of India
[B] Punjab National Bank
[C] Bank of Baroda
[D] Indian Bank
[E] Allahabad Bank