Current Affairs Quiz: April 14, 2018

Current Affairs 14 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following institutions will financially assist the government of Himachal Pradesh to develop the Suketi Fossil Park in an effort to enhance tourism in the state?
    A) International Monetary Fund
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that the Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmaur district will be developed through Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance. The government is also open to private investment for the development of the part located near Nahan town.
  2. Who among the following has won the gold medal in men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at Commonwealth Games 2018?
    A) Anish Bhanwala
    B) Neeraj Kumar
    C) Ravi Kumar
    D) Ankur Mittal
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Karnal’s 15 years old Anish Bhanwala created history by becoming the youngest ever gold medallist for India by winning the top prize in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event on Day 9 of Commonwealth Games 2018 at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. Name the scheme launched by the government of Delhi to improve learning levels of children from classes 3 to 9.
    A) Mission Aadhaar
    B) Mission Darpan
    C) Mission Shiksha
    D) Mission Buniyaad
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi government launched the “Mission Buniyaad” scheme to improve learning levels of children from classes 3 to 9. Primary education falls within the ambit of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) while the Delhi government is supposed to offer education from classes 6 to 12.Under the programme which will run from April to June for class 3 to 5 in MCD schools and class 6 to 9 in government schools, children will undergo a reading level assessment based on which they will be enrolled in specialised classes.
  4. The National E-Repository Limited has signed an agreement with which of the given banks to appoint them as repository participants for pledge finance?
    A) HDFC & Axis Bank
    B) ICICI & HDFC Bank
    C) Axis & ICICI Bank
    D) ICICI & Yes Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    National E-Repository Limited (NERL), a group company of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX ), has brought in ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank on board as the repository participants for pledge finance. NERL has signed the agreement with both the banks where they will offer pledge finance against eNWRs created on NERL’s repository platform commodities stored in warehouses registered with Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA). 
  5. What is the estimated range of GDP growth of India as predicted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the financial year FY19?
    A) 7.4-7.8 percent
    B) 7.2-7.6 percent
    C) 7.1-7.5 percent
    D) 7.3-7.7 percent
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said it expects India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 7.3-7.7 per cent during the 2018-19 financial year.
  6. Which among the following has won the best feature film award at the 65th National Film Awards?
    A) Take Off
    B) Sinjar
    C) Village Rockstars
    D) Walking With The Wind
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      Option C
  7. How many agreements have been signed between India and Zambia during President Kovind’s visit to Zambia?
    A) Three
    B) Four
    C) Five
    D) Two
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India and Zambia signed four agreements during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Lusaka. The two sides signed four agreements – on double taxation avoidance; on judicial cooperation; on mutual visa waivers for officials and diplomats, and on the Entrepreneurship Development Institute that India will build in Zambia.
  8. The SIDBI has tied up with which among the given to promote micro enterprises in 115 aspirational districts across the country to contribute in their development?
    A) Common Service Centre (CSC)
    B) IBM
    C) Accenture
    D) Hewlett-Packard Company
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) has announced a plan to promote micro enterprises in 115 aspirational districts across the country through micro enterprises promotion programme (MEPP) to contribute in their growth and development. The bank has tied up with Common Service Centre (CSC) for this purpose.
  9. Which state government has made Aadhaar mandatory to avail any state run free nutrition scheme to bring transparency in the initiative?
    A) Telangana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra government has made Aadhaar cards mandatory to avail any state-run free nutrition scheme in a bid to bring in transparency and enable beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner.
  10. Who among the given players has won the gold in women’s singles Table Tennis event at the Commonwealth Games 2018?
    A) Mouma Das
    B) Manika Batra
    C) Yu Mengyu
    D) Feng Tianwei
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Manika Batra won a first ever women’s singles Table Tennis gold for India at the Commonwealth Games, blanking Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 in the final on Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 in Gold Coast.
  11. The 2018 India Mobile Congress will be held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India Mobile Congress will be held from 25th to 27th October 2018, at Aerocity, New Delhi. Theme: “NEW DIGITAL HORIZONS: Connect. Create. Innovate.”
  12. Name the player to clinch the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event.
    A) Pooja Dhanda
    B) Anjum Moudgil
    C) Tejaswini Sawant
    D) Mausam Khatri
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Tejaswini Sawant clinched her maiden gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 as she broke the Commonwealth Games record in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event with a best score of 457.9 in Gold Coast.
  13. The Government of India has launched e-FRRO scheme to provide hassle-free travel for foreigners visiting India. What does FRRO stands for?
    A) Foreign Resident Reservation Office
    B) Foreigners Right Reserve Organization
    C) Foreign Rational Registration Operation
    D) Foreigners Regional Registration Office
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched the web-based application ‘e-FRRO’ (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office). e-FRRO scheme is aimed at building a centralized, transparent online platform for the foreigners to avail visa related services and to provide Faceless, Cashless and Paperless services to the foreigners with user friendly experience.In the new system, foreigners would be able to get as many as 27 Visa and Immigration related services in India.
  14. Who among the given Indian players lost to defending partners to clinch silver in the women’s doubles Table tennis event at the Commonwealth Games 2018?
    A) Anjum Moudgil and Mouma Das
    B) Pooja Dhanda and Divya Kakran
    C) Manika Batra and Mouma Das
    D) Manika Batra and Pooja Dhanda
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Manika Batra and Mouma Das settled for a silver medal in women’s doubles Table tennis event at the Commonwealth Games 2018, after losing the final to defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu.
  15. Who among the following will head the 13-member task force formed by the government to prepare a road map for the implementation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology?
    A) Jayant Sinha
    B) Y. S. Chowdary
    C) Vijay Goel
    D) Ram Kripal Yadav
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Government has decided to constitute a Task Force under the chairmanship of Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation for  fast-tracking the roll-out of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology. The Task Force will develop a roadmap with implementable recommendations for Central as well as State Governments, Industry and Research Institutions.
  16. Who among the following has won the best Director award at the 65th national award?
    A) Amar Bharat Deokar
    B) Jayaraj
    C) S. S. Rajamouli
    D) Rima Das
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
  17. The Union Government has granted 100 percent tax relief to eligible start-ups on Angel tax where the investment from investors does not exceed Rs _______
    A) Rs 15 crore
    B) Rs 25 crore
    C) Rs 50 crore
    D) Rs 10 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The government on Thursday granted relief to eligible start-ups from angel tax if they have received funds up to a certain limit. Start-ups can apply to an eight-member inter-ministerial board (IMB) for tax relief if “the aggregate amount of paid-up share capital and share premium of the start-up after the proposed issue of shares does not exceed Rs 10 crore.
  18. Indian athlete Seema Punia lost against which player to win the silver medal in women’s discus throw event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia?
    A) Dani Stevens
    B) Sositina Hakeai
    C) Navjeet Kaur Dhillon
    D) Kimberley Mulhall
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Discus throwers Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon opened India’s medal account in athletics on day 8 at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia, clinching a silver and bronze respectively. Seema Punia (34) won silver in women’s discus throw event with a throw of 60.41m, while 23 year-old Navjeet Kaur Dhillon of Amritsar won a bronze in women’s discus throw event with a throw of 57.43 m. Former world champion Australian Dani Stevens won the gold with a Games record best throw of 68.26m.
  19. The Indian Army has signed an MoU with which bank on the Defence Salary Package?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package on 13 Apr 2018. Under the current MoU, the Army personnel will get free personal accident death cover and free permanent total disability cover of Rs 30 lakh and free educational cover of up to Rs 2 Lakh for children between the age of 12 and 20 years. Recently, Indian Army has also signed a MoU with HDFC bank.
  20. Who among the given Indian wrestlers clinched a gold medal in 65 kg freestyle category at the 21st Commonwealth Games?
    A) Rahul Aware
    B) Sushil Kumar
    C) Bajrang Punia
    D) Mausam Khatri
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    For the second consecutive day of wrestling at Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018, four wrestlers took the mat and all four returned with medals with Bajrang Kumar winning the gold medal in the 65kg freestyle category. Finishing with a silver medals were Pooja Dhanda (57kg) and Mausam Khatri (97kg), while Divya Kakran (68kg) settled for a bronze medal. 

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