Current Affairs Quiz: April 10, 2019

Current Affairs 10 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. The exercise Bold Kurukshetra 2019 is between India and which other country?
    A)Sri Lanka
    B)Indonesia
    C)Singapore
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Military forces of India and Singapore got together to participate in a joint exercise in Babina Cantonment in Jhansi. The three-day exercise, ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’, is being conducted to develop military technology, boost maritime security and bolster the nations’ fight against terrorism.

  2. Which artillery gun was recently inducted into Indian Army to boost India firepower?
    A)Surya
    B)Varun
    C)Tirj
    D)Dhanush
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a major boost to India’s firepower, country’s first indigenously designed and developed Dhanush artillery gun was inducted in the Indian Army. The Dhanush gun system is based on the designs of the Bofors howitzer which was inducted in the Army in the 1980s and would be the third type of artillery gun to be inducted into the force after the K-9 Vajra and the M-777 ultra-light howitzers.

  3. Which institute topped the national ranking of higher institutions by the ministry of HRD?
    A)BHU
    B)IIT Madras
    C)IIT Bombay
    D)IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Madras, topped the national ranking of higher institutes released by the ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD). The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and IIT-Delhi were ranked second and third in the list respectively. Of the top 10 institutes, seven are IITs.

  4. Which railway station becomes the first railway station in India to get an ISO certification from NGT?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Guwahati
    C)Lucknow
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Guwahati Railway Station has become the first ever railway station in the Indian Railways to get an ISO certification from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for “providing passenger amenities in a clean and green environment.” The station also has amenities such as High-class reserve (VIP) lounge, waiting rooms, AC and non-AC retiring rooms, food courts and sanitation facilities.

  5. The Hornbill festival is celebrated in which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Nagaland
    C)Mizoram
    D)Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In an attempt to set a new Guinness World Records in the category of ‘largest traditional Konyak dance display,’ around 5,000 Konyak community women, all decked up in colourful traditional attire, danced to the tune of a ceremonial song at Nagaland, coinciding with the Aoleang festival.

  6. Which became the first city to implement a special ultra low emission zone I.e 24*7 pollution charge zone?
    A)Amsterdam
    B)London
    C)New York
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    London became the first city in the world to implement a special Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) that would charge an entry fee for older vehicles if they do not meet the emission standards. In an attempt to reduce air pollution and protect public health, the ULEZ will be operational for 24 hours and seven days a week.

  7. According to World bank Migration and development Brief,which country retained its spot as the world’s top remittance recipient?
    A)India
    B)Indonesia
    C)China
    D)Usa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has retained its spot as the world’s top remittance recipient with its diaspora sending $79 billion back home in 2018, the World Bank has said in a report. India was followed by China ($67 billion), Mexico ($36 billion), the Philippines ($34 billion) and Egypt ($29 billion), according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief.

  8. Recently, BSE signed MoU with Which bank to spread awareness about the benefits of listing on BSE startup’s platform?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank to spread awareness about the benefits of listing on BSE Startups platform.

  9. What is the minimum area for strong room to set up a currency chests as per recent guidelines by RBI?
    A)2000 sq ft
    B)2500 sq ft
    C)1500 sq ft
    D)1000 sq ft
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India came out with guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests, which include minimum area of 1,500 square feet for strong room. For those situated in hilly/ inaccessible places, the strong room/ vault area of at least 600 sq ft.

  10. As per Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM),automobile industry marks a growth of what percent in 2018-19?
    A)6.26 percent
    B)6.75 percent
    C)7.00 percent
    D)7.25 percent
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The automobile industry produced a total 3.09 crore vehicles during April to March 2019 as against 2.9 crore in the corresponding period of previous year, marking a growth of 6.26 per cent, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said.

  11. As per World Bank,India GDP to grow at what percent in fiscal year 19-20?
    A)7.3 percent
    B)6.6 percent
    C)7.2 percent
    D)7.5 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s GDP growth is expected to accelerate moderately to 7.5 per cent in Fiscal Year 19-20, driven by continued investment strengthening, particularly private-improved export performance and resilient consumption, the World Bank has said.

  12. Issak Hayek set a new world record as worlds oldest soccer player.He belongs from which country?
    A)Israel
    B)Belgium
    C)France
    D)Iran
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Isaak Hayik of Or Yehuda, Israel, has set a new world record as the oldest active player in a professional soccer match after tending the goal for Ironi Or Yehuda in game against Maccabi Ramat Gan.
  13. Who was named as the new chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team?
    A)Ravennet taneja
    B)Graham Reid
    C)Jaswinder Singh
    D)Hardeep singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Hockey India has named Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. The 54-year-old will join the team in Bengaluru shortly for the ongoing national camp at the Sports Authority of India.

  14. Recently,KM Mani passed away.He belongs from which profession?
    A)Poet
    B)Politics
    C)singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran Kerala politician K M Mani passed away at Kochi. He was 86. Mani, who had been serving as the founder chairman of Kerala Congress (M) party, was a sitting MLA over the last 54 years and also served as a minister in Kerala for 25 years.

  15. Recently,Arie Irawan passes away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Golf
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Malaysian professional golfer Arie Irawan has passed away at the age of 28 in China where he was competing in the Sanya Championship. Irawan had been competing in the PGA Tour Series-China’s Sanya Championship, where he missed the 36-hole cut but had remained on-site.

  16. Recently,Elreisa Theunissen Fourie passes away.she was related to which sports?
    A)Baseball
    B)Cricket
    C)Football
    D)Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former South Africa Women all-rounder Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie passed away in a road accident in Stilfontein. She represented South Africa in three one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international. Her last match for South Africa came in an ODI against Bangladesh Women in September 2013.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Singapore?
    A)Dollar
    B)Peso
    C)Euro
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of HDFC Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

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