Current Affairs Quiz: April 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Commonwealth Innovation Index?
    A) 15th
    B) 7th
    C) 10th
    D) 2nd
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked 10th in the Commonwealth innovation index. The index was launched as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.
  2. Who among the following has been awarded the ‘India Talent Management Award’ 2018?
    A) Shikha Sharma
    B) Rana Kapoor
    C) Chanda Kochar
    D) Uday Kotak
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK has been awarded with the ‘India Talent Management Award’  for fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and best practices at one of India’s fastest growing banks.
  3. Which among the following districts of Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first district of India with 100 percent LED street lighting?
    A) Visakhapatnam
    B) YSR Kadapa
    C) West Godavari
    D) East Godavari
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh is all set to become the country’s first ‘LED street light district’. The rural LED street lighting programme in the district entailing the installation of around 3.1 lakh LED street lights has been completed. The exercise is expected to save around 34 Million Units (MU) annually.
  4. Name the celebrity who has been honored with Dada Saheb Phalke excellence award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award)?
    A) Aditi Rao Hydari
    B) Kriti Sanon
    C) Nargis Fakhri
    D) Ileana D’Cruz
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Aditi Rao Hydari added another trophy to her achievements as she will receive Dada Saheb Phalke excellence award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award) for her memorable performance in ‘Bhoomi’.
  5. The 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Greater Noida
    C) Mumbai
    D) Patna
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 began at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida and it was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
  6. Which among the following e-commerce firm has acquired a Bengaluru based technology startup Witworks recently?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Snapdeal
    D) Myntra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    m-commerce play, Myntra, on Monday announced that it has acquired Witworks, a Bengaluru based technology startup, focussed on producing smart wearable devices and their underlying software.
  7. The First Regional Conference of Eastern States on Water Resources was held in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Gurugram
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Patna
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    First regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources took place in Kolkata. Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh were the participating states with the objective to resolve the water disputes among them.
  8. Which among the following Small Finance Bank has developed a mobile based App named Kamao to ramp up its business via crowd-sourcing?
    A) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    B) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    C) AU Small Finance Bank
    D) Equitas Small Finance Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Jaipur-headquartered AU Small Finance Bank wants to ramp up its business via crowd-sourcing — involving not only employees but also customers and non-customers — with the help of a mobile-based app called ‘Kamao’ (earn). This app is currently undergoing beta (field) testing.
  9. What amount of loan agreement has been signed by the World Bank for the “Meghalaya Community – Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP)”?
    A) USD 35 million
    B) USD 48 million
    C) USD 40 million
    D) USD 32 million
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    A loan agreement worth USD 48 million for the “Meghalaya Community – Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP)” was between India and the World Bank. The objective of the project is to strengthen community-led landscapes management in selected landscapes in Meghalaya.
  10. Recently, Kotak Mahindra Bank surpassed SBI to become the second-most-valued lender in India in terms of market capitalisation. Which is the top most bank in this category?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday pipped SBI to become India’s second-most-valued lender after HDFC Bank in terms of market capitalisation. Data from the BSE showed that Kotak Mahindra Bank now has a market capitalisation of ₹2,22,970.4 crore on Monday. The market capitalisation of SBI stood at ₹2,22,043.74 crore. HDFC Bank remained the country’s most-valuable bank with a market capitalisation of ₹5.04 lakh crore.
  11. The government of Himachal Pradesh has approved setting up of Company for managing Cold Dam Water lifting Schemes in Shimla. The estimated cost of the project with financial assistant from the World Bank is_________
    A) Rs 650 crore
    B) Rs 700 crore
    C) Rs 770 crore
    D) Rs 550 crore
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Council of Ministers on Monday gave nod to form a Company for Managing Rs 770 crore World Bank funded Cold Dam Water lifting Schemes the firm is being called Shimla Jal Prabhandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL). The Cabinet meeting held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur approved from SJPNL for the purpose of water supply and waste water management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places.
  12. The first India-Nordic Summit has been organized in which country?
    A) Sweden
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day official visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK) today. Apart from bilateral visits to the two countries, Prime Minister Modi will attend the India-Nordic Summit in Sweden.
  13. What is the increase in the authorized capital of NABARD by the government in an effort to enhance its lending to the rural economy?
    A) Rs 500 billion
    B) Rs 300 billion
    C) Rs 250 billion
    D) Rs 450 billion
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    As part of the drive to double income of farmers by 2022, the government has raised the authorised capital of Nabard by six times to Rs 300 billion(from Rs 50 billion) to help it increase its lending to the rural economy.
  14. The Central Vigilance Commission has asked banks to give details of any fraud worth over ₹____ crore to devise a preventive mechanism.
    A) Rs 3 crore
    B) Rs 5 crore
    C) Rs 4 crore
    D) Rs 2 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Central Vigilance Commission has asked banks to give details of any fraud worth over ₹3 crore to devise a preventive mechanism. This data is originally lying with respective banks and the Reserve Bank of India.
  15. Which country has topped the Commonwealth innovation index 2018?
    A) Greece
    B) Switzerland
    C) Germany
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Commonwealth innovation index 2018 has been topped by the UK, Singapore and Canada. 
  16. The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in which country?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Israel
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in United Kingdom from 19–20 April 2018.
  17. Which among the given cooperative banks has recently been awarded the Banco Award for best performing cooperative bank?
    A) Nutan Nagarik Sahakari Bank
    B) Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank
    C) Akola Janata Commercial Co-operative Bank
    D) Kerala State Co-operative Bank
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Kutch-based Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank has bagged the prestigious Banco Award for best performing cooperative bank. The bank was adjudged best among the 1500 cooperative banks from across the country.
  18. Who among the given actors has been conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award 2018?
    A) Rishi Kapoor
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Jitendra
    D) Dharmendra
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Dharmendra and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani will be conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement and Raj Kapoor Special Contribution awards, respectively.
  19. Surendra Nihal Singh who passed away recently was a renowned ___________
    A) Journalist
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Singer
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Noted journalist and former Chief Editor of The Statesman and The Indian Express, Surendra Nihal Singh passed away at 88. He was awarded the prestigious International Editor of the Year Award in New York for his role in opposing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s emergency in mid-1975.
  20. Who among the following has been conferred with the 2018 Raj Kapoor Special Contribution awards?
    A) Vidya Balan
    B) Sonali Kulkarni
    C) Rajkumar Hirani
    D) S S Rajamouli
    View Answer
      Option C

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The headquarter of the Kotak Mahindra Bank is in________
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. The headquarter of Yes bank is located in ______________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Indore
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. The headquarter of the AU Small Finance Bank is located in _______
    A) Lucknow
    B) Bhopal
    C) Jaipur
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. The Central Vigilance Commission was set up in which year?
    A) 1991
    B) 1954
    C) 1972
    D) 1964
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Central Vigilance Commission is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption.
  5. The headquarter of HDFC Bank is situated in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
      Option A

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