Current Affairs Quiz: March 13, 2018

Current Affairs 13 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been conferred with the 2017 Godavari Gaurav award for outstanding contribution towards film and theatre?
    A) Naseeruddin Shah
    B) Pankaj Kapoor
    C) Nana patekar
    D) Amol Palekar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted actor Amol Palekar was honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award. The 73-year-old actor is known for his performance in films like “Gol Maal” , “Choti Si Baat”, “Chitchor”, etc.
  2. Who has won the gold medal in men’s 10 m air pistol event at the 2018 ISSF Shooting World Cup?
    A) Shahzar Rizvi
    B) Smit Singh
    C) Om Prakash Mitharval
    D) Akhil Sheoran
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Shahzar Rizvi won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event (Men’s).
    Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event (Women’s).
  3. Based on the recent report of Global cyber security provider – Kaspersky Lab, what is the rank of India worldwide in the list of countries facing web-borne threats?
    A) 47th
    B) 25th
    C) 33rd
    D) 29th
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Global cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab in a summit stated that India ranks 33rd worldwide in the list of countries facing web-borne threats. The Summit had about 100 participants from all over India, and brought together the most important names from the world of information security. 
  4. Name the first women President of Mauritius who has resigned from the post amid allegations of using charity money for personal shopping?
    A) Sheikh Hasina
    B) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    C) Khaleda Zia
    D) Bidhya Devi Bhandari
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim will step down amid allegations she spent money from a charity on shopping in Dubai.
  5. An Indo-French Centre of Excellence (CoE) to impart vocational training to engineers has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Gurgoan
    D) New Delhi
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Coinciding with the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, an Indo-French Centre of Excellence (CoE) was inaugurated in Bengaluru, Karnataka to impart vocational training to engineers in electricity, automation and energy management.
  6. Name the duo to win the gold in 10m air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Mexico
    A) Manu Bhaker – Shahzar Rizvi
    B) Manu Bhaker – Om Prakash Mitharval
    C) Anjum Moudgil – Akhil Sheoran
    D) Anjum Moudgil – Om Prakash Mitharval
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Manu Bhaker partnered with Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m air pistol mixed team gold. 
  7. Pioneering scientist, John E. Sulston passed away recently. He was a Noble Prize winner in which field?
    A) Mathematics
    B) Chemistry
    C) Physics
    D) Medicine
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    John E. Sulston, a pioneer in the field of genome research and founder of the Sanger Institute has passed away. Sir John headed Britain’s contribution to the first working draft of the human genome, and he won the Nobel prize along with two of his former colleagues for work to help the understanding of how genes control cell division and cell death in organisms.
  8. China is soon to amend its constitution making President Xi Jinping as country’s leader-for-life. The amendment would remove the current ______ term system for the post of President.
    A) Three
    B) Five
    C) Two
    D) Four
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    President Xi Jinping is all set to become China’s leader-for-life as the country’s rubber-stamp parliament prepares to amend the Constitution to remove decades old two-term limit for the president. Xi is already regarded as the most powerful leader of China after Mao Zedong. This would make Xi the only leader after Mao and Deng Xiaoping whose thoughts were written into the Constitution.
  9. Which among the given has been named as the official umpire partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years?
    A) Paytm
    B) Samsung
    C) Vivo
    D) Amazon
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Paytm as the official umpire partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years. Paytm is also the title sponsor for Indian Cricket.
  10. Which country has won the “Best Exhibitor Award ” at ITB –Berlin World Tourist Meet?
    A) Singapore
    B) UAE
    C) India
    D) China
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India has won the “Best Exhibitor Award ” at ITB – Berlin on its last day. ‘ITB- Berlin World Tourist Meet’ was convened at Berlin, Germany from 7th March to 10th March 2018. More than 100 countries participated in the ITB- Berlin meet with their respective Tourism Ministers.
  11. Name the country which has won the highest number of medal at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Mexico
    A) Italy
    B) United States
    C) Australia
    D) India
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India topped the medals tally in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with four gold, one silver and four bronze medals for a total of nine medals in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  12. In a bid to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, NASSCOM has tied up with which entity to launch Design4India Studio in Bengaluru?
    A) Google
    B) Facebook
    C) Paytm
    D) Amazon
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a bid to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) in association with Facebook launched “Design4India Studio” in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  13. The GST Council has made it mandatory to roll out electronic way (e-way) bills by ________
    A) April 30
    B) March 31
    C) April 1
    D) May 1
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council mandated the use of electronic way (e-way) bills from April to track inter-state movement of goods but deferred a decision on a simplified return filing process due to lack of consensus.
  14. The first ever crime-free zone has recently been launched along the international border of India and which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Srilanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Bangladesh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In a first for both countries, the director generals of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) declared an 8.3 km stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border as a ‘crime-free zone’.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director-General of BSF?
    A) O. P. Singh
    B) KK Sharma
    C) Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
    D) R K Pachnanda
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. What is the capital of Germany?
    A) Berlin
    B) Sofia
    C) Lisbon
    D) Helsinki
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency- Euro
  3. What is the currency of Mauritius?
    A) Mauritian Peso
    B) Mauritian Dollar
    C) Mauritian Rupee
    D) Mauritian Euro
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital – Port Louis
  4. Who is the Chairman of the non-profit organisation, NASSCOM?
    A) B V R Mohan Reddy
    B) Debjani Ghosh
    C) Rishad Premji
    D) Raman Roy
    View Answer
      Option D

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