Daily GK & Current Affairs Questions 16 Feb 2018

Daily GK & Current Affairs Questions 16 Feb 2018

Daily GK affairs brings you the important daily gk & current affairs questions 16th february 2018 to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC, SSC, Railways related questions which will help you in scoring more in exams..

Q.1) Lopamudra, Gargi and Maitreyee are women who belong to India’s past and are commonly associated with

Answer :- a) The VedasExplanation :-
“In our country, respect for women, their status in society and their contribution has proved to be awe inspiring to the entire world, since ancient times. There has been a long tradition of Vidushis… women exponents or women champions.
Many Vidushis of India have contributed in composing the verses of the Vedas. Lopamudra, Gargi, Maitreyee…it’s a long list of names.. Be it the erudition of the Vidushis of the Vedic Period, be it the learning & devotion of Akka Mahadevi or Meerabai, be it the governance of Ahilyabai Holkar or the valour of Rani Lakshmibai, woman power has always inspired us. They have always brought glory to the Nation.”

Q.2) The Bheemgarh dam is built on which river in Madhya Pradesh ?

  • a) Barna River
  • b) Sindh River
  • c) Tawa river
  • d) Wainganga river
Answer :- d) Wainganga river
Explanation :-

The Bheemgarh dam is built across the Wainganga river in Chhapara tehsil of Seoni district of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The dam is also known as Sanjay Sarovar Bandh and Upper Wainganga dam. It is known as the biggest Mud / Earthen dam of Asia. It is bounded by mountains from all sides.

Q.3) Who has been sworn-in as new President of South Africa ?

  • a) Cyril Ramaphosa
  • b) Kgalema Motlanthe
  • c) Cyilmso Motlanthe
  • d) David Mabuza

Answer :- a) Cyril Ramaphosa

Explanation :-

Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been sworn-in as the new President of South Africa on 15 February 2018. He was elected as the fifth president of South Africa by the ruling party politicians after the resignation of Jacob Zuma.

Q.4) Graphics Processing Units or GPUs are utilised for

  • 1.) Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence
  • 2.) Mining crypto-currencies
  • 3.) Producing high definition video streams

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Answer :- d) 1,2 and 3

Explanation :-

GPU are high-performance chips and aren’t just used for powering video games – they may be stacked together by Bitcoin miners, radio-astronomers or others interested in processing large amounts of data for certain applications.

Additional Information:

  • ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) chips are chips designed to carry out specific tasks. In recent times, these chips are increasingly being used for crypto-currency mining. ASIC chips use lesser energy compared to GPUs.

Q.5) Which country to host 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit?

  • a) China
  • b) India
  • c) Kazakhstan
  • d) Tajikistan

Answer :-a) China

Explanation :

The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO-2018) will be hosted by China in the city of Qingdao in June, 2018. China had taken over the rotating chair of SCO after the17th SCO summit 2017, which was held in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2017. The SCO is consists of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan. The SCO focuses on security- related issues of the region especially on counter terrorism cooperation.

Q.6) The world’s tallest hotel ‘Gevora’ has opened in which city ?

  • a) Paris
  • b) Beijing
  • c) Tokyo
  • d) Dubai
Answer :-d) Dubai

Explanation :-

The world’s tallest hotel ‘Gevora’ has opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 11, 2018. The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands 356 metres, or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall. Dubai is also home to the world’s tallest building “Burj Khalifa”, which pierces the city skyline at 828 metres (half a mile) high.

Q.7) Consider the following pairs:

Sustainable Development Goal – Issues addressed

  1. SDG 6 – WASH
  2. SDG 8 – Human trafficking
  3. SDG 11 – Affordable housing

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Answer :- d) 1,2 and 3

Explanation :-

  • SDG 6: ‘Ensure access to water and sanitation for all’ is the goal. WASH stands for Water, sanitation and Hygiene.
  • SDG 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking
  • SDG 11.1: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. Some medical implants such as cardiac stents and knee implants are considered as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
  2. Price caps on medical implants are notified by an authority that functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Answer :- c) Both 1 and 2

Explanation :-

The National Pharmaceutical and Pricing Authority, responsible for notifying price caps on medical implants among others, functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

Q.9) In which Indian state, India-Bangladesh “Friendship Gate” was inaugurated ?

  • a) Meghalaya
  • b) Assam
  • c) West-Bengal
  • d) Manipur

Answer :- a) Meghalaya

Explanation :-

It was inaugurated for India-Bangladesh Border Guards. Its aim to have a Wagah like beating retreat ceremony for India BSF & Border Guards Bangladesh.



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