Current Affairs Quiz: April 17, 2019

Current Affairs 17 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. India joined hands with UAE and which other country to implement 2 projects in Africa?
    A)China
    B)Japan
    C)France
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India is joining hands with Japan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to implement 2 projects in Africa as it seeks to extend its footprint on the continent where strategic rival China has made deep inroads.

  2. The 4th Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress 2019 was held in which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific Congress 2019 organised by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and co-hosted by South Delhi Municipal Corporation started in New Delhi. It will conclude on 17th April 2019. It offers a lot of innovative solutions that build resilience to climate change at the sub-national level.

  3. India signed MoU with Which country on cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Bolivia
    C)Uruguay
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bolivia on cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources and traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy. The MoUs were signed in Bolivia in March 2019.

  4. Recently where did EsselWorld launch India’s first foreign interactive and exotic world park?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Nasik
    C) Dehradun
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s first foreign interactive and exotic world park was inaugurated by EsselWorld in Mumbai. Bird lovers are up for a treat with this interactive bird park in Gorai area of Mumbai. The rain forest themed park is spread across 1.4 acres and is home to over 500 exotic birds from more than 60 species.

  5. Which long range cruise missile was recently tested by India with sharper terrain hugging capabilities?
    A)Vijit
    B)Nirbhay
    C)Astra
    D)Nasr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    NIRBHAY, the long-range, sub-sonic, cruise missile was successfully tested with a sharper ‘terrain hugging capability’. The indigenously developed missile was test-fired from the ITR, Chandipur, off the Odisha coast. In the controlled flight, the missile was manoeuvred at low altitudes of as less as 5 mt to a range of 2.5 km, according to the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).

  6. In which state,Rongali Bihu festival is celebrated?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Nagaland
    C)Assam
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assam’s most awaited festival the Rongali Bihu, also known as ‘Bohaag Bihu’ which marks the beginning of the new Assamese calendar year started. Assam celebrates major agricultural events as the festival of Bihu.

  7. The 8th edition of Home Expo India 2019 began in which city?
    A)Nashik
    B)Delhi
    C)Greater Noida
    D)Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of Home Expo India 2019 began at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida

  8. Which country successfully tested the world’s first armed amphibious drone boat?
    A)France
    B)Japan
    C)China
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    China has successfully tested the world’s first armed amphibious drone boat which the Chinese military analysts claimed could be used in land assault operations and is capable of forming a combat triad with aerial drones and other drone ships.

  9. Which country to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)China
    D)UAE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    UAE is set to host the world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence,AI Summit to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society. The inaugural ‘AI Everything’, AIE will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, between 30 April and 1 May.

  10. Which Organization has launched a 5G Use cases lab for banking and financial sector?
    A)Infosys
    B)Intech
    C)IDRBT
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), an arm of Reserve Bank of India, has launched a 5G Use Cases Lab for banking and financial sector. The 5G technology, along with blockchain, will be progressively adopted by banks.

  11. Which company has launched a unique proposition through its campaign #BijliOnEMI ?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)Bajaj Finserv
    C)ICICI Bank
    D)Sbi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Finserv through its lending arm Bajaj Finance Ltd. has launched a unique proposition through its campaign #BijliOnEMI wherein customers buying air-conditioners on EMI can avail an Insta Credit loan in their Bajaj Finserv Wallet which they can use to pay their electricity bills on EMI.

  12. Who won 20th Victor Dutch International Badminton Title?
    A)Manu Swaney
    B)Harsheel Dani
    C)Mads Christophersen
    D)Saurabh Ghosh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s Harsheel Dani, a former junior national champion, defeated Mads Christophersen of Denmark, world no 149, to clinch the 20th Victor Dutch International Badminton title in Wateringen, The Netherlands with a 15-21, 21-12, 21-13 victory in a 47-minute clash.

  13. Who won 2019 Masters to claim 15th major in Golf?
    A)Dustin Johnson
    B)Xander Schauffele
    C)Tiger Woods
    D)Brooks Koepka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

  14. ICC partnered with which organisation to organise #OneDay4Children at World Cup?
    A)FAO
    B)UNICEF
    C)WHO
    D)UNDP
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good in partnership with UNICEF announced #OneDay4Children, a tournament-wide campaign focussed on bringing the world of cricket together as one team to help build a better world for every child, at the World Cup.
  15. Wa Lone and which other journalist won Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for uncovering Rohingya killings in Myanmar?
    A)Li Di Yung
    B)Chang Yufi
    C)Kyay Soe Oo
    D)Mohd Sattyele
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for uncovering Rohingya killings in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The two reporters were imprisoned by authorities in Myanmar, on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, while they were conducting investigations into the killings.

  16. The New York Times and Which other newspaper were awarded the Pulitzer Prizes for separate investigations of Donald Trump?
    A)The London Street
    B)The Wall Street Journal
    C)Times Now
    D)Forbes
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family

  17. Recently Dr SK Shivakumar passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Scientist
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center (ISAC) director Dr SK Shivakumar passed away after suffering from an illness. Dr Shivakumar was part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan-I – India’s first lunar exploration mission.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Pune
    B)Kolkata
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Institute for development and research in banking Technology?
    A)Vadodara
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the capital of Bolivia?
    A)Brussels
    B)Sucre
    C)Kiev
    D)Addis Ababa
    View Answer
    Option B

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