Current Affairs Quiz: April 12, 2018

Current Affairs 12 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. The first edition of the India-Nordic Summit will take place in which country on April 17, 2018?
    A) Oslo, Norway
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) New Delhi, India
    D) Copenhagen, Denmark
    View Answer
      Option B
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet leaders of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark & Iceland for the first India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on April 17. Modi will be the first Indian PM to visit Stockholm since 1988.
  2. In order to make the eAadhaar more secure, UIDAI has recently launched digitally-signed QR Code containing which of the following in addition to the demographic details?
    A) Photograph
    B) Finger Print
    C) Iris
    D) All the Above
    View Answer
      Option A
    The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has recently replaced existing QR code on eAadhaar having resident’s demographic details now with a secured digitally-signed QR Code which contains demographics along with photograph of the Aadhaar holder. The new feature, the digitally-signed QR code, will contain photo of the Aadhaar holder in addition to existing facility of demographic details, in turn allowing various user agencies like banks to verify authenticity of Aadhaar card offline.
  3. Name the personality who has been appointed by the UN Body as the Responsible Tourism Ambassador for UN World Tourism Organization?
    A) Cristiano Ronaldo
    B) Usain Bolt
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Lionel Messi
    View Answer
      Option D
    The UN World Tourism Organization has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism.
  4. Andhra Pradesh has become the second state of the country to set up a department dedicated exclusively for happiness. Which is the first Indian state to do so?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Karnataka
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option C
    The Andhra Pradesh government will soon constitute a Happiness Commission that will take up a series of programmes to promote “happiness” in the state. The commission, which will work under the department of planning, will be headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.Andhra Pradesh became the second state in the country to introduce an exclusive ministry for happiness in April 2017. Madhya Pradesh is the first.
  5. Recently, Google dedicated a special Doodle as a tribute to mark 114th birth anniversary of K.L. Saigal. He was a renowed__________
    A) Director-Actor
    B) Actor-Singer
    C) Director-Producer
    D) Singer-Choreographer
    View Answer
      Option B
    Google paid tribute to “India’s first superstar” K.L. Saigal with a special Doodle to mark his 114th birth anniversary. Born on April 11, 1904 in Jammu, Kundanlal Saigal was considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry. He sang 200 film and non-film songs that continue to enthrall generations of music lovers even today.
  6. Who among the following has been appointed as the new President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
    A) Rakesh Bharti Mittal
    B) Shobana Kamineni
    C) Gopal Vittal
    D) Uday Kotak
    View Answer
      Option A
    Industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has appointed Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises as its new President.
  7. Which among the following state government has launched Water ATM Policy in the state to provide clean drinking water to people in urban areas?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Himachan Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
      Option D
    The Haryana government has come up with Water ATM Policy to provide clean drinking water to people at public places in cities. Residents of cities in Haryana can now look forward to having a water ATM every 400 metres.
  8. NABARD has introduced a new Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework for RRBs asking them to frame self corrective norms to check deterioration in their financial position. The PCA will be invoked in case of breach on which of the following parameters?
    A) Capital to risk-weighted assets (CRAR)
    B) Non Performing Assets (NPA)
    C) Return on Assests (ROA)
    D) All of These
    View Answer
      Option D
    The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has come out with a ‘Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework’ framework for regional rural banks (RRBs). The PCA will be invoked if RRBs breach trigger points on three parameters: capital to risk-weighted assets (CRAR) ratio, assets (NPAs), and profitability (ROA). The PCA framework will be implemented based on the findings of Nabard’s inspection with reference to RRBs’ FY2019 financial performance.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The headquarter of the UN World Tourism Organization is in________
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Madrid, Spain
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Tokyo, Japan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Formed – 1975
    Head – Zurab Pololikashvili
  2. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was founded in which year?
    A) 1895
    B) 1985
    C) 1972
    D) 1965
    View Answer
      Option A
    CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization. Founded in 1895, it has over 8,300 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 250 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
  3. How many nations are part of the Nordic countries?
    A) 6
    B) 5
    C) 8
    D) 7
    View Answer
      Option C
    The Nordic countries are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic that includes 5 states and 3 territories namely Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, including Greenland and Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands.
  4. Which among the following is not the function of NABARD?
    A) Provide investment and production credit for promoting the various developmental activities in rural areas
    B) Regulates the cooperative banks and the RRB’s
    C) NABARD refinances the financial institutions which finances the rural sector
    D) Formulate schemes for mobilisation of resources and extension of credit for housing, especially catering to the needs of economically weaker sections of society
    View Answer
      Option D
    Option D is the function of National Housing Bank.

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