Current Affairs Quiz for SBI/ IBPS/RBI/CLAT/Railway NTPC/Railway JE/ SSC CPO/SSC GD/UPSC
- Who became the 14th recipient of the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Vladimir Putin
c) Donald Trump
(Narendra Modi) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 22, 2019 received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. The award was presented to him by Kwon E-hyock, the Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation at a grand ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
- Which of the following Ordinance was not promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind on February 21, 2019?
a) Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019
b) National Policy on Electronics (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
c) Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019
d) Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019
(National Policy on Electronics (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019) President Ram Nath Kovind on February 21, 2019 promulgated the four ordinances, namely- The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019; Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019; Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 and Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019.
- Which Ministry recently announced to conduct All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to test public perception of police?
a) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
b) Ministry of Defence
c) Ministry of Home Affairs
d) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(Ministry of Home Affairs) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on February 21, 2019 announced to conduct a pan-India survey called ‘All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to gauge public perception of police. The survey will be conducted by the Bureau of Police Research and Development with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in nine months.
- The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently raised the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) to what percent for 2018-19?
a) 8.35 percent
b) 8.45 percent
c) 8.55 percent
d) 8.65 percent
(8.65 percent) The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the retirement fund manager under the Union Labour Ministry, raised the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) accumulations to 8.65 percent for 2018-19.
- Who was recently appointed as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI?
a) Justice DK Jain
b) Justice SA Bobde
c) Justice Ravi Thodge
d) Justice Vinod Rai
(Justice DK Jain) The Supreme Court appointed former apex court judge Justice DK Jain as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI under the terms of newly approved constitution of the cricket board. The role of the ombudsman would be to resolve the disputes relating to the players within the state cricket associations as also financial issues.
- Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on February 21, 2019 inaugurated the All India Radio FM Station in which state?
b) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu
(Andhra Pradesh) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Nellore All India Radio FM Station in Andhra Pradesh and asserted that radio broadcasting has made a comeback in the era of continuous bombardment of visual content.
- Which international organisation recently urged the international community to co-operate with India in dealing with terrorism?
a) Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation
b) Nobel Foundation
c) United Nations Security Council
d) World Trade Organisation
(United Nations Security Council) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) urged the international community to co-operate actively with India in bringing the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism to justice. The 15-nation body strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.
- Recently, Mahatma Gandhi’s bust was unveiled in which country on February 21, 2019?
a) South Africa
d) South Korea
(South Korea) Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bust of Mahatma at the Seoul Campus of Yonsei University as a part of the global celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to South Korea on February 21-22, 2019.