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Civil Services, State PCS, SSC, Other Exams :: Current Affairs Feb 2017

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Q1). Who is the head of the 33 member committee formed for the speedy implementation of the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh?

Answer: B

Description: Sagarmala project aims to improve the state’s coastline and inland waterways. The committee will be responsible for overseeing the entire project and will bring together all the concerned departments and review their work on a daily basis for timely completion of the project.

Q2). Who has been named as the next Chairman of Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to succeed UK Sinha from March 1, 2017?

Answer: A

Description: He will replace incumbent Chief UK Sinha who retires on March 1, 2017. Tyagi, a 1984-batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre is currently serving as an additional secretary (investments) in the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance. Tyagi will be the 9th SEBI chairman.

Q3). Government aims to establish 3000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) across India by which year?

Answer: C

Description: The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar inaugurated the Orientation Programme for the district heads of National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) in New Delhi on February 10, 2017 to launch the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in the country.

Q4). When is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed?

Answer: D

Description: The theme of 2017 International Day of Women and Girls in Science is “Gender, Science and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media”. The main idea is to stress the role that media plays in empowering women and achieving gender equality.

Q5). The first pilot branch of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) was launched in which city?

Answer: A

Description: With the successful operationalization of the two pilot projects of utilizing Head Post Offices as the Passport Seva Kendra, the government has now decided to further launch the programmes in 56 more facilities across India. The Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Posts are working to start the operation of the new centers as early as possible in various states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Q6). Which state has planned to raise Wild life sanctuary so as to promote the growth of Muga Cocoon?

Answer: C

Description: The state government of Assam has decided to set up a Wild Sanctuary to grow Muga cocoon in an effort to give more exposure to Muga, Eri and Silk Products.

Q7). Who is the Director General of the World Trade Organization?

Answer: B


Q8). Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a Guinness World Record on February 10, 2017 by building the World’s tallest Sand Castle. What is the height of the castle?

Answer: B

Description: The castle is 48 feet and 8 inches (14.84 metre) in height. The sand sculpture was built with theme of World Peace. 39-year old Sudarsan broke the previous such record held by American sand artist Ted Siebert who had built a 13.97 metre high (45 feet and 10 inch) sand castle at Miami beach in USA in 2015.

Q9). What is the theme of the 2017 BRICS Summit?

Answer: D

Description: 2017 BRICS association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to be held in Xiamen, China in September 2017.

Q10). The five days multinational Aman-17 naval exercise is being held in which country from February 10, 2017 for joint resolve against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain?

Answer: C

Description: The five days multinational Aman-17 naval exercise kicked off in Karachi, Pakistan on February 10, 2017 where 37 countries took part. The aim of this multi-national exercise is to display united resolve of the countries against terrorism and crimes in maritime domain.


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