Current Affairs Quiz: May 1, 2018

Current Affairs 1 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been appointed as the new part-time chairman of the Kotak Mahindra Bank?
    A) Murali M. Natrajan
    B) Shankar Acharya
    C) Prakash Apte
    D) Shailendra Bhandari
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday announced the appointment of Prakash Apte as part-time chairman of the Bank for a period up to December 31, 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.  The announcement follows the retirement of incumbent part-time chairman Dr. Shankar Acharya.
  2. Name the winner of the Best Actor (male) award at the 2018 Dada Saheb Phalke Awards.
    A) Akshay Kumar
    B) Tiger Shroff
    C) Irrfan Khan
    D) Shahrukh Khan
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Best Actor(Male): Akshay Kumar for Padman (Jury) and for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha; Best Actor(Female): Bhumi Pednekar for Toilet Ek Prem Katha
  3. The World Immunization Week is observed from_______
    A) April 20 to April 26
    B) April 24 to April 30
    C) April 21 to April 27
    D) April 25 to May 1
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Immunization Week 2018 is celebrated from April 24 to April 30. Immunization is considered to be one of the most cost-effective and successful plans in the health industry. World Immunization Week aims at highlighting the collective effort which is needed to ensure that every person gets protection from diseases which can be prevented from vaccines.
  4. The first of its kind Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2018 programme is spread over a period of how many months?
    A) 3 months
    B) 2 months
    C) 4 months
    D) 6 months
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) in association with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has launched the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship. The internship period commences from May 1, 2018 and ends on July 31, 2018. Under the internship, all interns who complete at least 100 hours of sanitation related work in villages would be given a Swachh Bharat certificate.
  5. Who has won the 2018 Stuttgart Open?
    A) Karolina Pliskova
    B) Simona Halep
    C) Coco Vandeweghe
    D) Sloane Stephens
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova clinched the Stuttgart Open title after defeating the US wildcard Coco Vandeweghe. This was Pliskova’s first title of 2018 and the tenth of her career.
  6. According to the latest government data, all the ____________ villages of India have now been electrified.
    A) 5,99,575
    B) 5,97,464
    C) 5,95,353
    D) 5,92,242
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The power ministry has reported that all inhabited villages in the country have been electrified. When the Modi government took over, there were 18,452 unelectrified villages in the country but data shared by the Centre on Sunday showed that all of India’s 5,97,464 villages have been now electrified.
  7. Name the Indian Chief Minister who recently made the record for being the longest serving Chief Minister of any Indian state?
    A) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    B) Raman Singh
    C) Naveen Patnaik
    D) Pawan Kumar Chamling
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    On April 29, 2018, Sikkim CM and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) founder Pawan Kumar Chamling surpassed record for former West Chief Minister Jyoti Basu to become the longest serving CM of any Indian state. Basu ruled Bengal for 23 years from June 21, 1977 to November 6, 2000, Chamling has been CM since December 12, 1994 and completed his 24th year in office on Sunday.
  8. As per the latest traffic forecasts report of Airports Council International (ACI) between 2017-40, India has been projected to be the ______ growing country in the world for air passenger traffic.
    A) Third Fastest
    B) Fastest
    C) Second Fastest
    D) Fourth Fastest
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India has been projected to be the second fastest growing country in the world for passenger traffic by the Airports Council International (ACI) in its traffic forecasts between 2017-40. The AIC, a global trade body representing airports across the globe, has put Vietnam at the top position with a 8.5 per cent growth rate, followed by India at 7.5 per cent and Iran at 7.3 per cent.
  9. The state government of Maharashtra has signed an MoU with which country to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation?
    A) France
    B) United Kingdom
    C) Malaysia
    D) Germany
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Maharashtra government signed an MoU with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation. With this MoU, the British Council hopes to expand its existing work in the state, where in recent times, it has trained more than 100,000 teachers benefitting around five million learners.
  10. What is the theme of the World Immunization Week 2018?
    A) Immunization Saves Lives
    B) Protect Your World – Get Vaccinated
    C) Close the Immunization Gap
    D) Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Theme World Immunization Week 2018: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”
  11. The central government’s Gobardhan Scheme has been launched nationally from which Indian state recently?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the ‘Gobardhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme’ at a national-level event in Karnal in presence of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti. The ‘GOBARDHAN’ scheme has been conceptualize with an aim to convert waste into bio energy, gas and compost which would not only benefit the people but also maintain cleanliness in the villages.
  12. Which bank has recently launched an advanced version of interactive humanoid, IRA 2.0, to assist and guide the customers inside the bank branch?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Almost one and a half years after HDFC bank launched IRA (Intelligent Robotic Assistant) humanoid in its Mumbai branch, the bank on Thursday launched its second version at its Kormanagala branch in Bangalore. IRA 2.0 is an interactive humanoid that has been trained to answer questions frequently asked by customers, and assist the customers to the correct counter as per their requirements. IRA interacts with customers with a voice-based technology, a significant change from the previous version which was mainly touch screen or text-based.
  13. Argentina’s central bank has sharply raised its benchmark interest rate from 27.25 percent to _____ percent in a move to boost its falling currency from sliding further against the US dollar.
    A) 28.75 Percent
    B) 32.50 Percent
    C) 30.25 Percent
    D) 29.00 Percent
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Argentina’s central bank (Central Bank of Argentina) has raised interest rates by 300 bps to fight inflationary pressures. The already high benchmark interest rates in the country has been raised from 27.25 per cent to 30.25 per cent in a bid to prop up its ailing currency from sliding further against the US dollar.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Mauricio Macri is the President of which country?
    A) Vietnam
    B) Malaysia
    C) Argentina
    D) Iran
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency: Argentine peso; Capital: Buenos Aires
  2. The HDFC Bank was founded in which year?
    A) 1991
    B) 1999
    C) 1990
    D) 1994
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In 1994 HDFC Bank was incorporated, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. Its first corporate office and a full service branch at Sandoz House, Worli were inaugurated by the then Union Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh.
  3. The Kotak Mahindra Bank received approval of RBI in which year to start its banking operations?
    A) 2003
    B) 2010
    C) 1999
    D) 2001
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    In February 2003, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave the licence to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd., the group’s flagship company, to carry on banking business

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