Current Affairs Quiz: March 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. The biennial event ‘WINGS INDIA 2018′ was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kochi
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao inaugurated the biennial event on Civil Aviation and Aerospace titled ‘Wings India 2018’ at the Begumpet Airport. The four-day event was Jointly organised by the Civil Aviation Ministry, Airports Authority of India and the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
  2. The 2018 National Legislators Conference was held in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated National Legislators Conference on the theme ‘We For Development’ in New Delhi. The motive of the conference is to bring MPs and MLAs on a single platform where ideas and plans for development can be exchanged.
  3. Who among the following has been given the additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry after the resignation of Ashok Gajapati Raju?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    D) Suresh Prabhu
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The President of India Ramnath Kovind has on the advise of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, directed Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu to take up the additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry. This move has been necessitated due to the resignation of incumbent Ashok Gajapati Raju of the Telugu Desam Party( TDP), whose party quit the NDA government. 
  4. According to the recently released report named Transactions 2025, India could witness about Rs ______ lakh crore worth of digital transactions every year by 2025.
    A) Rs 2.5 lakh crore
    B) Rs 2 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.5 lakh crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a report Transactions 2025 released by digital payments company AGS Transact in collaboration with ACI Worldwide, by 2025 India could witness around Rs 1 lakh crore worth of digital transactions every year with more than 80% of the transactions happening digitally, mainly being driven by higher adoption of Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
  5. Which among the given teams has won the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Australia
    C) England
    D) New Zealand
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    World champions Australia have lifted the coveted Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title. In the final at Ipoh, Malaysia, they beat defending champions England by a narrow 2-1 margin. Australia have now won the prestigious tournament for the 10th time.
  6. Which among the following states has launched India’s first state-led incubator named We-Hub, exclusively for women entrepreneur?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerala
    D) Telangana
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Telangana government has launched a start-up incubator to exclusively promote entrepreneurship among women. The facility was launched on the occasion of International Womens Day. The incubator, named We-Hub, is the countrys first state-led incubator exclusively for women entrepreneurs.
  7. Name the company which has recently received the approval of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to become a registered investment advisor.
    A) Amazon Pay
    B) Airtel Money
    C) Paytm Money
    D) Google Pay
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Financial services platform Paytm has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Paytm Money, has received approval of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to become a registered investment advisor. The nod from Sebi will allow the company to roll out investment and wealth management products to consumers across the country.
  8. India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Indore
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 was inaugurated in Mumbai. The market, spread over two days (March 7 – 8, 2018) will see fast matchmaking between 100 international delegates and their Indian counterparts.
  9. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is targeting to deploy about 1000 GW solar energy by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2025
    C) 2030
    D) 2050
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the African Development Bank (AfDb), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Green climate fund (GCF), and the New Development Bank (NDB) signed Joint financial partnership Declarations. The International Energy Agency (IEA) also signed a Joint partnership Declaration with the ISA. ISA is working for deployment of over 1000 GW of solar energy and mobilising more than US$ 1000 billion into solar energy by the year 2030.
  10. Who among the listed athletes created national record to win gold at the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships?
    A) L Suriya
    B) Siddharth Yadav
    C) P Surekha
    D) Tejaswin Shankar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Delhi youngster Tejaswin Shankar smashed his own national record to claim the high jump gold as three athletes booked their Commonwealth Games berths on the third and penultimate day of the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships.
  11. Recently, two TDP Ministers, Ashok Gajapathi Raju & YS Chowdhary, resigned from Union Cabinet following Centre’s refusal to grant Andhra Pradesh a special-category status. YS Chowdhary served as_______
    A) Minister of State for Science and Technology
    B) Minister of Civil Aviation
    C) Minister of Rural Development
    D) Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and junior science and technology minister YS Chowdhary have submitted their resignation letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  12. Patangrao Kadam who died recently was a veteran politician belonging to which party?
    A) Bhartiya Janta Party
    B) Indian National Congress
    C) All India Trinamool Congress
    D) Bahujan Samaj Party
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Patangrao Kadam has passed away.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The International Solar Alliance was founded at which place?
    A) Beijing
    B) New York
    C) Paris
    D) Melbourne
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The initiative was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Africa Summit, and a meeting of member countries ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in November 2015. The Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance opened for signatures in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016, and 121 countries have joined.
  2. Identify the wrong pair of organisation and its headquarter
    A) African Development Bank (AfDb) – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
    B) Asian Development Bank (ADB) – New York, United States
    C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – Beijing, China
    D) New Development Bank (NDB)  – Shanghai, China
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Mandaluyong, Philippines
  3. Identify the wrong pair of organisation and its head
    A) African Development Bank (AfDb) – Thierry de Longuemar
    B) Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Takehiko Nakao
    C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – Jin Liqun
    D) New Development Bank (NDB)  – K. V. Kamath
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    African Development Bank (AfDb) – Akinwumi Adesina

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