Current Affairs Quiz: April 15, 2018

Current Affairs 15 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Ambedkar Jayanti is observed annually on ______
    A) April 15
    B) April 13
    C) April 14
    D) April 12
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the birth anniversay of B. R. Ambedkar. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, India celebrated the 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar who was born in 1891.
  2. Which among the following state government has recently launched an institution named QUEST for tribal development?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Assam
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has set up an institution named ‘QUEST’ in Mumbai to evaluate and quantify special development budget allocations and their impact on tribal development. The objective behind the initiative is to bring greater accountability in spending and management of dedicated funds allocated for tribal welfare in the state. Known as Quality Evaluation for Sustainable Transformation (QUEST) centre, the state has taken the first initiative in the country to ensure every rupee awarded is not only accounted for but the development in lives of tribal people through the projects undertaken is also quantified.
  3. Name the nation-wide initiative launched by the Government of India from April 14 to May 5 in order to educate the BPL families.
    A) Gram Sikhsha Abhiyaan
    B) Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan
    C) Sarva Gyaan Abhiyaan
    D) Grameen Gyaan Abhiyaan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in the state of Telangana by Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan on the ocassion of BR Ambedkar’s anniversary on April 14. In order to educate the BPL families, Government is organizing ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan’ from 14th April – 5th May across the country showcasing 7 schemes of the central government.
  4. The government of India has recently inaugurated the Assembly & Distribution Centre for Solar Study Lamps in which of the following states?
    A) Bihar
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, on the occasion of 127th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar launched a number of initiatives in Bihar. He inaugurated Assembly & Distribution Centre for Solar Study Lamps at Mahuli village in Arrah. In this centre, local women Self Help Group (SHG) will assemble Solar Study Lamps and distribute them to underprivileged students who do not have access to electricity.
  5. The 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 will be inaugurated in which of the following cities?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Greater Noida
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani will inaugurate the seventh edition of Home Expo India 2018 at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida on 16 April 2018. Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta will be the guest of honour at the event.
  6. Which among the given days has been announced by the government to be observed as Ujjwala Diwas?
    A) April 15, 2018
    B) April 14, 2018
    C) April 20, 2018
    D) April 18, 2018
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has decided to celebrate April 20, 2018 as the Ujjwala Diwas, as a part of the as a part of the ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’. Around 15000 LPG Panchayats will be organized across the country to promote learning through peer group interaction – ‘Kuch seekhein, Kuch Sikhayein’, on Ujjwala Divas under the aegis of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
  7. How many MoUs have been signed between India and Russia during the 3rd India-Russia Military Industrial Conference held on the side-lines of DefExpo 2018?
    A) 7
    B) 5
    C) 4
    D) 9
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The third India-Russia Military Industrial Conference was held on the side-lines of DefExpo 2018 at Thiruvidanthai, Kancheepuram district on the East Coast Road near Chennai. Seven MoUs were signed between Indian and Russian companies for indigenous manufacturing of spare parts, wrapping up the deliberations on the aftersales services and spare parts availability for defence equipment that India bought from Russia.
  8. Based on recent data, the Bharat BillPay registered growth rate of ______ percent in March 2018 as compared to the same month a year back.
    A) 55%
    B) 25%
    C) 50%
    D) 75%
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    One-stop bill payment platform Bharat BillPay registered a 75 per cent year-on- year growth in the number of transactions at 31.5 million in March this year. The platform had recorded 18 million transactions in the same month last year. At present, 61 banks and 10 non-bank entities function as Bharat Bill Payment operating units (BBPOUs) in the country.
  9. The government has recently laid the foundation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing
    plant in which of the following districts of Bihar?
    A) Patna
    B) Gaya
    C) Nalanda
    D) Nawada
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India laid the foundation (remotely) for a solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing plant in Sherghati block of Gaya district. This plant will be first of its kind in the State, and will be entirely owned and operated by local women Self Help Group Federations.
  10. In which of the following states, PM Modi has inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Chhatissgarh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur on April 14. He also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme under which a 40,000-km-long network of fibre optics cable would be spread across the seven districts of the tribal region. The districts are Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada.

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  1. Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the government aims to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2020
    C) 2025
    D) 2023
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the government aims to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres by 2022, which would be equipped to treat a host of diseases, including blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer.
  2. Who is the Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy?
    A) Hardeep Singh Puri
    B) R.K. Singh
    C) Manoj Sinha
    D) Giriraj Singh
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. 14 April 2018 marked the ______________ birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar
    A) 122
    B) 125
    C) 127
    D) 129
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    On Saturday, April 14, 2018, India celebrated the 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar who was born in 1891.
  4. The planned completion date for the government’s Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” is ____________
    A) March 2020
    B) December 2019
    C) March 2019
    D) December 2018
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Saubhagya Scheme is an Indian government project to provide electricity to all households. Every household in country will get electricity connection by December, 2018 under ‘Saubhagya’.
  5. The Defence Expo 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Kochi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Defexpo India 2018 – an international land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition was held in Chennai from April 11 to 14

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