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Current Affairs Questions on 16 to 20 February 2018:
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
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. Ramaphosa, who is an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman, served as the Deputy President of South Africa from 2014 to 2018.

On 18 February 2018 which political party shift its office outside Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone, following a Supreme Court directive?
A. Congress
B. NCP
C. BJP
D. Shiv Sena
Answer: C
Explanation: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inaugurated its new party headquarters in Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg on 18 February 2018 and thus became the first major political party of India to shift its office outside Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone. The party had been functioning from its Ashoka Road office till now. This spank new office complex was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move to open new party headquarters out of Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone is in line with a Supreme Court directive that party offices should be relocated from there.

Who has been conferred with the 5th edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018?
A. Jackie Shroff
B. Asha Bhosle
C. Poonam Dhillon
D. David Dhawan
Answer: B
Explanation: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has been conferred with the 5th edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018 on February 16 in Mumbai for her outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry. The award has been instituted by MP T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of Chopra, who died in 2012, in association with Anu Ranjan and Shashi Ranjan. The award also carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. The previous recipients of the award were Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Shah Rukh Khan.

Which city is hosting the World Congress on Information Technology?
A. Jaipur
B. Patna
C. Hyderabad
D. New Delhi
Answer: C
Explanation: The prestigious World Congress on Information Technology has started in Hyderabad on February 19, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of the 3-day IT summit through a video link. The World Information Technology and Services Alliance is organising Congress while the National Alliance of Software and Services Companies and the Telangana state Government are jointly hosting the prestigious event. Over 2000 delegates including heads of IT majors, visionaries, Government leaders and academia from 30 countries will take part in the Congress being held for the first time in India. Over 150 global thought leaders will share their views during the Congress.

Which station of Rajasthan has become India’s only non-suburban railway station to be entirely run by women, as was disclosed on 19 February 2018?
A. Madar, Ajmer
B. Gandhinagar (Jaipur)
C. Beas, Punjab
D. Bopal
Answer: b
Explanation: In a first, Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station has become the country’s only non-suburban railway station and overall second to be entirely run by women. Though it had been under process for quite some time, a ceremony associated with this distinction was held on 19 February 2018. Situated along the important Jaipur-Delhi rail route, about 50 trains pass through Gandhinagar (Jaipur) station daily, out of which about 25 halt at the station. Neelam Jatav, along with Geeta Devi, Saroj Kumari Dhakad and Angel Stella, have been posted as Assistant Station Masters. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel posted at the station too are all women. RPF in-charge Kavita now leads a team of seven women constables. Overall, this is India’s second railway station with an all-women crew, with the first being Matunga Railway station in Mumbai’s suburban rail network.

M.S. Anantharaman, who passed away, was noted personality of which musical instrument?
A. Guitar
B. Violin
C. Tabla
D. Sarangi
Answer: B
Explanation: Noted violinist M.S. Anantharaman (94), an exponent of Parur style of violin playing, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on February 19, 2018. The Parur School is known for its violin recital by mixing the basic features of Carnatic and Hindustani styles.

Which commercial entity has proposed to build a super-fast hyperloop transportation system in India that would connect Pune with the new airport in Mumbai?
A. Loop1
B. Virgin Hyperloop One
C. Minute1 Hyperloop
D. Mahindra and Mahindra
Answer: B
Explanation: British tycoon Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One is proposing to build a super-fast transportation system in India that would connect the city of Pune with the planned new airport in Mumbai in 25 minutes, saving about three hours. This was announced on 19 February 2018. Virgin Group signed a preliminary agreement on 18 February 2018 in Mumbai for a broad hyperloop framework...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK