Current Affairs Quiz: April 10, 2018

Current Affairs 10 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following states has recently introduced an initiative to provide free chemotherapy facility in 10 of its districts to fight cancer?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Haryana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra state government has introduced free chemotherapy facility in 10 districts from June. The state government will include more districts once the scheme is rolled out in these districts successfully.
  2. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia?
    A) Yasuo Fukuda
    B) Antonio Guterres
    C) Ban Ki-moon
    D) Miroslav Lajcak
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was elected chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, which is currently underway in China’s Hainan province. Ban replaced Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda.
  3. The Haryana state government has announced to provide special benefits for the TB patients with effect from ______ through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system
    A) July 1
    B) April 1
    C) May 1
    D) June 1
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Haryana state government has decided to provide special benefits, including nutritional support, to tuberculosis patients in an effort to eliminate the infectious disease by 2025. The state government would provide nutritional support of Rs 500 per month during treatment to notified TB patients with effect from April 1 this year through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system.
  4. Who has won the 2018 Monterrey Open?
    A) Garbine Muguruza
    B) Timea Babos
    C) Magdalena Rybarikova
    D) Lesia Tsurenko
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Top seed and World No.3 Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain fought her way to her first title of the year at the Abierto GNP Seguros, with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over No.4 seed Timea Babos of Hungary to win 2018 Monterrey Open.
  5. The government of Kerala has decided to launch a community radio at which of the following place of the state in an effort to boost agricultural production?
    A) Ambalappuzha
    B) Cherthala
    C) Kuttanad
    D) Mavelikkara
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In an effort to boost agricultural production and attract more people to farming, Kerala state government is planning to launch a community radio at Kuttanad, also known as the `rice bowl’ of Kerala, to keep them abreast of the latest developments in the sector.
  6. Viktor Orban has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country for the third straight term?
    A) Argentina
    B) Thailand
    C) Vietnam
    D) Hungary
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results.
  7. Recently, Ankita Raina became the only third Indian woman tennis player to break into top-200 rankings in singles of WTA Rankings. Who is the first Indian tennis player to do so?
    A) Nirupama Vaidyanathan
    B) Sania Mirza
    C) Karman Kaur Thandi
    D) Prarthana Thombare
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Ankita Raina became only the third Indian woman tennis player to breach the top-200 rankings in singles. She jumped 15 places to reach a career-best 197 in the WTA chart. The 25-year-old Ankita is the first player to achieve the feat since Sania Mirza put India on the singles map with her remarkable achievements over the years.
  8. The 2 days Assam Spring Festival has been inaugurated in which of the following national parks?
    A) Nameri National Park
    B) Kaziranga National Park
    C) Manas National Park
    D) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park where visitors will get to experience the state’s local food, music, handloom and handicrafts. The aim of the event is to promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and Cultural Park.
  9. Which Indian bank will invest an amount worth Rs 80 billion in 900 MW Hydropower project of Nepal?
    A) Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) State Bank of India
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The State Bank of India (SBI) will be investing a total of Rs 80 billion in the Arun III hydropower project of Nepal, which has 900 megawatts (MW) electricity production capacities. Along with this, the Punjab National Bank will lend the loan for the construction of the 268 km long 400 KV transmission line via the Everest Bank which is the joint venture bank of the PNB.
  10. Who among the following has been conferred with an Honorary degree at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Dehradun?
    A) KP Sharma Oli
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Ram Nath Kovind
    D) Sushma Swaraj
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day State visit to India, was presented an Honorary degree at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in the capital city of Uttarakhand Dehradun.
  11. Who is the winner of the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Fernando Alonso
    D) Nico Hulkenberg
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    German Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has won the Bahrain Grand Prix, the second race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, for a record of fourth time, two weeks after clinching the Australian GP, strengthening his grip on the top spot in the driver standings.
  12. Who among the following has become the first Indian artiste to win the Best Electronica/Dance Single at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) in London?
    A) Aneesh Gera
    B) Lost Stories
    C) Arjun Vagale
    D) Anish Sood
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Electronic dance music artiste and music producer Anish Sood became the first Indian artiste to win the Best Electronica/Dance Single at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) in London. 
  13. The Reserve Bank of India has switched back to the gross domestic product (GDP) methodology from gross value added (GVA) methodology to measure the economy. The GVA methodology was adopted by RBI in which year?
    A) January 2016
    B) January 2014
    C) January 2015
    D) January 2017
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India switched back to the gross domestic product (GDP)-based measure to offer its growth estimates from the gross value added (GVA) methodology, citing global best practices. The government had started analysing growth estimates using GVA methodology from January 2015 and had also changed the base year to 2018 from January.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Everest Bank in Nepal is a joint venture with which Indian Bank?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) Allahabad Bank
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Everest Bank Limited is the Commercial Bank of Nepal. Which is joint venture of Punjab National Bank, India. Punjab National Bank holds 20% equity shares of Bank. This is first Nepalease Bank which have Representative Office in India.
  2. Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel hails from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Spain
    C) France
    D) Argentina
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      Option A
  3. Professional tennis player Garbine Muguruza belong to which country?
    A) Argentina
    B) Portugal
    C) Hungary
    D) Spain
    View Answer
      Option D
  4. What is the currency of Hungary?
    A) Maluti
    B) Forint
    C) Lempira
    D) Tenge
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital – Budapest
  5. Where is the headquarter of Boao Forum for Asia located?
    A) Jakarta, Indonesia
    B) Tokyo, Japan
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Boao Forum for Asia is a non-profit organisation that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents.

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