Current Affairs Quiz: April 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. In a move to provide independent identity to transgender population of the country for obtaining PAN number, the government of India has decided to amend which of the following PAN Application form?
    A) Form 49A
    B) Form 49B
    C) Form 49AA
    D) Both A & C
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has amended Income Tax rules that will now allow transgenders to be recognised as an independent category of applicants for obtaining a Permanent Account Number (PAN) for their tax-related transactions. The amendment will now be reflected in Form 49A (PAN application form for Indian citizens) and 49AA (PAN application form for individuals not a citizen of India).
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of NASSCOM?
    A) Nandan Nilekani
    B) Rishad Premji
    C) Shiv Nadar
    D) Rajesh Gopinathan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Global software major Wipro’s Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji has been appointed the new Nasscom Chairman for 2018-19.
  3. The maiden meeting of the “NITI Forum for North East” was held in which state?
    A) Tripura
    B) Mizoram
    C) Assam
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The first meeting of the newly constituted ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was held in Agartala, Tripura. The meeting was organized by the NITI Aayog, Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern Council (NEC).
  4. Name the initiative launched by FSSAI to address Vitamin D deficiency among school children by shifting assembly hours to noon.
    A) Project Surya
    B) Project Vitamin D
    C) Project Sun
    D) Project Dhoop
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched ‘Project Dhoop’, an initiative aimed at shifting the school assembly time to noon to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight. The project was launched at National Bal Bhavan in New Delhi, and saw participation of around 600 students from NCERT, NDMC and North MCD Schools.
  5. The three days International Conference on Human Rights was held in which country to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) UAE
    C) India
    D) Nepal
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The three-day international conference on human rights with the theme ‘Identifying challenges and assessing progress: addressing impunity and human rights in South Asia’ started in Nepal to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia.
  6. The Union government has recently banned imports of which chemical in a bid to curb its misuse in livestock industry by dairy owners and farmers?
    A) Oxytocin
    B) Chloropicrin
    C) Hexachlorobenzene
    D) Lindane
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Central government has banned the import of Oxytocin and asked the customs department to prevent any attempt to smuggle it into the country. The move comes after the Prime Minister’s Office held a meeting to check the “harmful effects of Oxytocin” as cases of its misuse by some dairy owners and farmers to boost milk production and increase the size of vegetables had come to light.
  7. NASA scientists are all set for their maiden Mars bound mission using especially designed space probe named___________ to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and its formation.
    A) Spirit
    B) Maven
    C) InSight
    D) Mars Observer
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    NASA is all set for its first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 with the Mars-bound InSight lander. On board the 189-foot-tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will be NASA’s InSight spacecraft, destined for the Elysium Planitia region located in Mars’ northern hemisphere to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and find traces of how it was formed. InSight is planned for landing at Red Planet on November 26.
  8. The two days Scientific Convention on World Homeopathy Day has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day “Scientific Convention on World Homeopathy Day” organized by the Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi. The convention was attended by more than 1500 delegates, which included homoeopathic researchers, scientists from allied sciences, practitioners, students, industrialists as well as representatives of various homoeopathic associations.
  9. India’s first ‘Happy Cities Summit 2018’ was organised in which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev inaugurated a three-day long ‘Happy Cities Summit 2018’ at Mangalagiri town in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. Around 1,000 delegates from India and abroad will take part in the Summit. Naidu said that this is first of its kind program in India.
  10. The 2018 Asia Cup will be held in which country?
    A) United Arab Emirates
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The 2018 Asia Cup, that was earlier scheduled to be held in India, has now been moved out to the United Arab Emirates. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the winner of Asia Cup qualifier will compete in the 50-overs format event.
  11. Indian Railways first all-electric high speed train of 12,000 horsepower (HP) has been flagged off in which of the following state by PM Modi?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Bihar
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s first all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar. The addition of all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar will be a giant leap in PM Modi’s govt initiative ‘Make in India’. The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower (HP) was will be flagged off from Bihar’s Madhepura loco factory. Before the launch of high speed locomotive train, the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP.
  12. The first edition of the international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ was organised in which country?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) Nepal
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ has started in Kathmandu, Nepal. Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the conference.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of FSSAI?
    A) Pawan Kumar Agarwal
    B) Ashish Bahuguna
    C) Surina Rajan
    D) Anil Relia
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Ashish Bahuguna (Chairman), Pawan Kumar Agarwal (Chief Executive)
  2. NASSCOM is a non profit organisation established in which year?
    A) 1988
    B) 1995
    C) 1972
    D) 2000
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies is a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation. Chairman – Raman Roy & Vice Chairman – Rishad Premji.
  3. Asia Cup is associated with which sports?
    A) Golf
    B) Badminton
    C) Cricket
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The ACC Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International & Twenty20 International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983

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