Current Affairs 

​ February 1st week

Who is the newly appointed principal economic adviser in the department of economic affairs in the Union Finance Ministry?

Sanjeev Sanyal

Who has become the first Indian female singer to collaborate with United Nations for women empowerment?

Neeti Mohan

Who will be the new Managing Director & CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE)

Vikram Limaye

The book “The Sons of the Dragon” has been authored by whom?

George RR Martin

What is the India’s GDP growth rate in FY 18, as per the latest report by the HSBC?

7.1%

Which country has successfully tested a new version of a Dongfeng-5C ballistic missile?

China

As per Union Budget 2017-18, the Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) will be set up under the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Who will be chairman of the proposed board?

Governor of RBI

Explanation :

As per Union Budget 2017, the Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) will be set up within the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which will comprise of six members, of which 3 will be from RBI. The PRB will replace the existing Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment and Settlement Systems and will exercise the functions relating to the regulation and supervision of payments and settlement systems under the Payment and Settlements Act 2007. The chairman of the board will be the Governor of RBI, along with a deputy governor in charge of payments and settlements as member. It will also have 3 members nominated by the central government.

How much fund has been allocated to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) for fiscal year 2017-18?

Rs. 333 crore

Lakshya Sen is associated with which sports?

Badminton

Which new scheme will be launched by the Union Government to fund export infrastructure?

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

How much amount has been allocated for Bharat Net Project to promote digital transactions into rural India?

Rs. 10,000 crore

The 2017 International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting has started in which city?

New Delhi

As per Union Budget 2017-18, the National Pension System (NPS) subscribers can prematurely withdraw how much percentage of corpus tax-free?

25%

Which country will become the world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels?

Ireland

Which state is the theme state in the 2017 Surajkund International Crafts Mela? Jharkhand

Who has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (DCOAS) of Information Systems and Training?

JS Cheema

The 2017 Udyanotsav Feastival will be held in which of the following cities?

New Delhi

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) raising day is celebrated on which date?

February 1

Who has been sworn-in as the new United States Secretary of State?

Rex Tillerson

How much amount has been sanctioned by the World Bank for “Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III)” of India?

$201.50 million Hide Answer

Who is the leading the Indian delegation in the 2017 SAARC programming committee?

Prashant Agarwal

Which Indian personality will attend the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) as a Guest of Honour?

Narendra Modi

Which Bollywood actress has been appointed the new Brand Ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Campaign?

Anushka Sharma

The book “Between Two Worlds – The Assamese Sikhs” has been authored by whom?

Bimal Phukan

The Union Government will launch which platform to leverage Information Technology (IT)?

Swayam

What is the theme of 2017 World Wetlands Day?

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Which country will host the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament to be held in July 2017?

India

Which country won the gold medal in the Boys team event at the Asian Junior Squash championship on February 5, 2017 in Hong Kong?

India

Renowned Pakistani Urdu Novel writer ___________ passed away on February 4, 2017 in Lahore at the age of 88.

Bano Qudsia

The Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign was launched in which Indian city on February 5, 2017?

Bengaluru

Velavan Senthilkumar is related to which sports?

Squash

Scientists from which country successfully transplanted the world’s smallest pacemaker, Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, for the first time in a patient suffering from Bradycardia?

United States

The programme on ‘Inner Strength and Disaster Resilience’ inaugurated by Kiren Rijiju had been organized in which place on February 3, 2017?

New Delhi

Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of the Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?

Samit Ghosh

The first smart police station of Andhra Pradesh has been launched in which city on February 6, 2017?

Guntur

Railway Ministry is set to lay the first railway line in Andaman and Nicobar Island that will connect Port Blair to which city?

Diglipur

Which bank has signed an agreement with the insurance company Cigna TTK Health to market the insurer’s products in the its branches across India?

Bank of Maharashtra

Which bank has signed an agreement with Earthport Plc to enable faster outbound cross-border payments for its customers?

Axis Bank

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has launched its 5 pilot branches in which Indian city on February 6, 2017?

Bengaluru

What is the name of the taxi hiring service launched by ride hailing company Uber on February 6, 2017?

UberHIRE

Which England cricketer resigned as the Test Captain on February 5, 2017?

Alastair Cook

Iran has lifted the ban on which countries wrestler allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup to be held in Iran in February 2017?

United States

Which country will host the World Billiards Championship for a period of continuous four years?

India

When is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed?

February 6

The Indian Coast Guard conducted a joint exercise with which countries counter-part on February 6, 2017 to enhance co-operation and exchange of operational expertise?

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

India has recently signed MoU with which country for technical cooperation in rail sector especially on safety related subjects?

Italy

From which state / Union territory, the “Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign” has been launched?

Karnataka

Which state government has launched “Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY)” to develop villages of the state?

Assam

Which country is host to the 4th BIMSTEC Summit-2017?

Nepal

Which state government has launched “Kakatiya Hub for Social Innovation” India’s first social innovation centre?

Telangana

Which country successfully tested Dongfeng-5C ballistic missile?

China

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