Daily Current Affairs : 17th February 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th February 2020

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Q.1.Who will inaugurate United Nations (UN) Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) organized in Gandhinagar, Gujarat?

(a)Venkaiah Naidu

(b)Ram Nath Kovind

(c)Nirmala  Sitharaman

(d)Narendra Modi

(e)Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the United Nations (UN) Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) through video conferencing on 17th February.

Q.2.Who inaugurated world’s largest Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad?

(a)Acharya Devvrat

(b)Amit Shah

(c)Donald Trump

(d)Vijay Rupani

(e)Vladimir Putin

Answer & Explanation
 Ans.2.(c)

Exp. US President Donald Trump, during his India visit, would participate in a grand roadshow in Ahmedabad and also tour the Sabarmati Ashram and inaugurate a newly-built cricket stadium here with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium which is also known as Motera Cricket stadium is set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world. The cricket facility will have a seating capacity of 1,10,000 people.

Q.3.Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved the renaming of the Latur Medical College as ___________________________.

(a)Atal Institute of Medical Sciences

(b)Sushma Swaraj Institute of Medical Sciences

(c)Vilasrao Deshmukh Institute of Medical Sciences

(d)Bal Thackeray Institute of Medical Sciences

(e)Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Medical Sciences

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (c)

Exp. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved the renaming of the Latur Medical College as Vilasrao Deshmukh Institute of Medical Sciences.

Q.4.Which city will host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26?

(a)Madrid

(b)Glasgow

(c)Copenhagen

(d)Geneva

(e)Noida

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (b)

Exp. COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020.

Q.5.In which city the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 43rd Governing Council meeting was held?

(a)Madrid

(b)Glasgow

(c)Copenhagen

(d)Geneva

(e)Rome

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 43rd Governing Council meeting was held in Rome, Italy.

Q.6. Moody’s cuts India’s 2020 growth forecast to _______amid corona virus fears.

(a)4.8%

(b)5.0%

(c)5.1%

(d)5.4%

(e)6.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Global rating agency Moody’s said on 17th February that India’s economic recovery is likely to be shallow and expand at a lower pace of 5.4 per cent in Calendar 2020 than the earlier estimate of 6.6 per cent.

Q.7.With which of the following Organization Government of India signed a $450 million loan agreement to improve groundwater Management?

(a)International Monetary Fund

(b)Asian Development Bank

(c)UNICEF

(d)World Bank

(e)United Nations

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $450 million loan agreement to support the national program to arrest the country’s depleting groundwater levels and strengthen groundwater institutions.

Q.8. What will be the motto for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics?

(a)Faster, higher, stronger

(b)A new world

(c)Inspire a generation

(d)One world, one dream

(e)United by Emotion

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. United by Emotion’ was revealed as the motto for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on 17th February as organisers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion.

The motto will be displayed on the iconic Tokyo Skytree, the Japanese capital’s tallest landmark, from Monday until March 25, the day before the torch relay begins.

Q.9. Who has won the Cairns Cup title in chess?

(a)Aarry Kasparov

(b)Koneru Humpy

(c)Magnus carlsen

(d)Viswanathan Anand

(e)Anish Giri

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (b)

Exp. World Rapid Chess Champion, India’s Koneru Humpy wins the Cairns Cup title; Touted to be one of the toughest women’s events, Humpy bags the title with six points from nine rounds.

Q.10. Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad is also known as________________.

(a)Jawahar Lal Nehru Patel Stadium

(b)Arun Jaitley Patel Stadium

(c) Indira GandhiStadium

(d)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium

(e)Lal Bahadur Shashtri Stadium

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium which is also known as Motera Cricket stadium is set to become the largest cricket stadium in the world.

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