Current Affairs Quiz: April 12, 2019

Current Affairs 12 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. India signed agreement with which country to collaborate on solutions for smart cities?
    A)Malaysia
    B)Sweden
    C)Indonesia
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and Sweden launched a joint programme that will work towards addressing a range of challenges around smart cities and clean technologies among others.

  2. According to UN report,India’s population grew at how much percent between 2010 and 2019?
    A)1.2 percent
    B)1.4 percent
    C)1.7 percent
    D)2.0 percent
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund. India’s population in 2019 stood at 1.36 billion, growing from 942.2 million in 1994 and 541.5 million in 1969.

  3. Recently the national green tribunal slapped an interim penalty of Rs 100 crore on which government for inaction to prevent illegal sand mining ?
    A)Odisha
    B)Telangana
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Green Tribunal has slapped an interim penalty of Rs 100 crore on the Andhra Pradesh government for inaction to prevent illegal sand mining in the state. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh to forthwith prohibit all unregulated sand mining.
  4. According to data released by Association of a Mutual Funds in India,which company claimed the top spot in terms of assets?
    A)HDFC Asset Management Company
    B)ICICI Mutual Funds Ltd
    C)Kotak Mahindra
    D)Dlf
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s asset management companies (AMCs) own assets under management (AUM) worth Rs 24.46 trillion according to data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).

  5. At what percent,government has retained the interest rate for GPF and other related schemes for April June quarter?
    A)8.2 percent
    B)8.0 percent
    C)8.3 percent
    D)8.5 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has retained the interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes at 8 per cent for the April-June quarter. The rate is in line with that of Public Provident Fund. The interest rate on GPF was at 8 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2018-19.

  6. Recently,PAISALO Digital Limited signed the loan agreement with which bank to enable MSME segment with income generation loans?
    A)BOB
    B)SBI
    C)IDBI
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    PAISALO Digital Limited signed the first co-origination loan agreement with State Bank of India, the first agreement of its kind in the country that State Bank of India has signed. Introducing a platform for the last mile customer, the loan ticket is designed at Rs 10,000 to 2 lakh.

  7. Which company launched “Vouchers “ for businesses globally¿
    A)Meru
    B)Uber
    C)Ola
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global ride-sharing major Uber launched “Uber Vouchers” for businesses globally including in India. Developed on the “Uber for Business (U4B)” platform, the “Vouchers” are now being made available in most countries where Uber operates.

  8. Who has been named the “Wisden leading cricketer of the year”(men’s)?
    A)Ms Dhoni
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)Aaron Finch
    D)Usman Khawaja
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the ‘leading cricketer of the year’ for the third year in a row by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack for his performance in the 2018 English summer.

  9. Who has been named as the best athletic coach in Asia this year by Asian Athletics Association?
    A)Rajendra Kumar Joshi
    B)Eni Nuraeni
    C)Sardar Singh
    D)Scott Walker
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indonesian Eni Nuraeni was named by Asian Athletic Association (AAA) as the best athletic coach in Asia for short-haul run category this year.

  10. Which Asian shot putter was Recently banned for four years by National Anti Doping agency for flunking Four dope tests in 2017?
    A)Inder Singh
    B)Deepa Malik
    C)Manpreet Kaur
    D)Shivani Rathour
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Asian champion shot putter Manpreet Kaur has been banned for four years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for flunking four dope tests in 2017.

  11. Who was appointed as first Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court?
    A)Vikram Nath
    B)KK Sharma
    C)K Venugopal
    D)Leeladhar Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Justice Vikram Nath, the senior most judge of Allahabad High Court, was appointed as the first Chief Justice of the newly-constituted Andhra Pradesh High Court.

  12. Who was appointed as Defence Finance Secretary?
    A)Gargi Kaul
    B)Manjula Rao
    C)Maneka Sharma
    D)Rajendra Joshi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Centre has appointed Gargi Kaul, a 1984-batch officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS), as Secretary, Defence Finance. Kaul was earlier Financial Advisor, Defence Services in the Defence Ministry.

  13. Benjamin Netanyahu was re appointed as PM of which country?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Israel
    C)Iran
    D)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was poised to secure a record fifth term in office despite running neck and neck with his rival Benny Gantz in the general election.

  14. Who was appointed as interim president of Algeria?
    A)Sheikh Abdul Al Sisi
    B)Abdelkader Bensalah
    C)Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    D)Shiekh Abdel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Algeria‘s parliament appointed the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

  15. Who was appointed as new PM of Haiti?
    A)Rumanel Kiev
    B)Scott Walker
    C)Jean Michael Lipin
    D)Jovenel Moise
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin as the country’s new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor’s six-month-old government.

  16. Who was appointed as new MD and CeO of Indian Overseas Bank?
    A)PS Jayakumar
    B)RA Sankara Narayanan
    C)Karnam Sekar
    D)PV Bharithi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government said Karnam Sekar, MD and CEO of the erstwhile Dena Bank, will take over as MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank from July 1. His term will end in June next year. He will work as officer on special duty and whole-time director with IOB till the end of June this year.

  17. Who was honoured with the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Nobel Award by International Human Rights Council?
    A)Akhil Joshi
    B)Sudhansu Kumar
    C)Manmeet Kaur
    D)Gurudas Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital Sukoon founder, Sudhanshu Kumar was honoured with the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Nobel Award by International Human Rights Council at Hotel Sea Princess Juhu Mumbai.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of a Indian Overseas Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Gurugram
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the currency of Haiti?
    A)Riel
    B)Kwancha
    C)Gourde
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Algeria?
    A)krone
    B)Dinar
    C)Euro
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. What is the capital of Israel?
    A)Bishkek
    B)Addis Ababa
    C)Baghdad
    D)Jerusalem
    View Answer
    Option D

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