Current Affairs Quiz: March 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP on cyber crime has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kolkata
    D) Pune
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP in New Delhi. The theme of the conference is “Challenges to Policing in 2020 – How is Cyber Space shaping our approach to Cybercrime and Terrorism, how do we perform within it and take advantage of it”.
  2. The 2018 World Ocean Summit was held in which country?
    A) Argentina
    B) Germany
    C) Spain
    D) Mexico
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The fifth World Ocean Summit was held at Riviera Maya, Mexico. It’s a chance for business, government and environmental leaders to talk about the problems facing the world’s seas and to come up with solutions to protect the planet’s vast ocean resources.
  3. What is the theme of the World Sleep Day 2018?
    A) When sleep is sound, health and happiness abound
    B) Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life
    C) Restful Sleep, Easy Breathing, Healthy Body
    D) Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. The theme of World Sleep Day 2018 is ‘Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life’.
  4. Who among the following has been conferred with the 2018 UK Golden Flame Award?
    A) Madhuri Dixit
    B) Asha Parekh
    C) Aishwarya Rai
    D) Simi Garewal
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran actress and talk show host Simi Garewal has been felicitated with a “UK Golden Flame Award” for her contribution to Indian cinema at the opening ceremony of the annual Tongues of Fire UK Asian Film Festival in London.
  5. As per the recent government data, the total FDI inflow in India rose to __________ during April 2014 to December 2017 period
    A) USD 200.10 billion
    B) USD 301.50 billion
    C) USD 208.99 billion
    D) USD 190.72 billion
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Foreign direct investment has increased “steadily” in the country with total capital inflows reaching USD 208.99 billion during April 2014 to December 2017 period.
  6. Who has been conferred with the 2017 Kochon Prize?
    A) All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    B) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
    C) Anjana Ghosh Memorial Social Welfare Trust
    D) Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The 2017 Kochon Prize was awarded to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today in New Delhi for building a tradition of excellence in TB research and development. The $65,000 Prize is awarded annually by Stop TB Partnership to individuals and/or organizations that have made a significant contribution to combating TB.
  7. Which among the following countries has recently unfurled world’s biggest flag stretching over 200 km?
    A) Bolivia
    B) Chile
    C) Peru
    D) Argentina
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bolivia claimed to have unfurled the world’s biggest flag that stretched nearly 200 kilometres. Tens of thousands of Bolivians held the flag in a show of support for the country amid a maritime dispute with Chile. Bolivia has been demanding access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost to Chile during a war in the 19th Century.
  8. Which country has launched a book titled “A Tribute to Jagu” on former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) South Africa
    C) India
    D) Sri Lanka
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on the occasion of the 70th independence of the island nation, paid a glowing tribute to former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya by releasing a book, titled ‘A Tribute to Jagu’. SLC President Thilanga termed Dalmiya as a ‘hero’ who had the guts to stand up for what was right and carry on in the face of unmatched adversity. They felicitated him posthumously as the greatest non-Sri Lankan contributor to their country’s cricket.
  9. The second edition of the Indian Science Congress has been inaugurated in which north east state recently by PM Modi?
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the five-day Indian Science Congress at the Manipur University in Imphal. This was the second Science Congress in the northeast in the last 100 years. Over 5,000 invitees are taking part, including 2,000 research scholars and scientists.
  10. According to the data published in the bi-annual India Development Update, India’s GST tax is one of the most complex and has the second highest rate in the world. The India Development Update report is presented by ________
    A) World Bank
    B) World Econmic Forum
    C) International Monetary Fund
    D) United Nations
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India’s new unified Goods and Services Tax, which subsumed a web of central and state levies to make life easier for businesses, is one of the most complex and has the second highest rate in the world. There are only five countries in the world including India which have four or more tax rates of GST, according to the World Bank’s bi-annual India Development Update. Most countries have either a one or two rates. Other countries with four or more rates are Italy, Luxemborg, Pakistan and Ghana. 
  11. Which Indian state will host the 80th Senior National Table Tennis Championships?
    A) Haryana
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha will host the 80th Senior National Table Tennis Championships, most probably at Cuttack, after a gap of 12 years. The state had hosted the event in 2001 and in 2006.
  12. The annual Krishi Unnati Mela for the welfare of the farmers of the country has been organised in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Lucknow
    D) Gurugram
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The three-day annual Krishi Unnati Mela began in New Delhi with a focus on doubling the farmers’ income. The objective of the fair is to create awareness among farmers about the latest agriculture-related technological developments. During the mela, latest agriculture and allied sector technologies will be displayed at more than 800 stalls.
  13. How much amount of loan agreement has been sanctioned by ADB for improving India’s Rail infrastructure?
    A) $150 million
    B) $210 million
    C) $100 million
    D) $120 million
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $120 million loan agreement with India to improve operational efficiency of Indian railways by double-tracking and electrification of tracks along high-density corridors. The loan is part of the $500 million multi-tranche financing facility for railway sector investment programme approved by the ADB board in 2011.
  14. Which among the given Indian NBFC’s has tied up with the Global IME Bank for money transfer service to Nepal?
    A) Muthoot Finance Limited
    B) Bajaj Finance Limited
    C) Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited
    D) Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Muthoot Finance Ltd., the flagship company of Muthoot Group tied up with Global IME Bank to expand its money remittance services between Indo Nepal Corridor. Muthoot Finance is the only Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) to extend the money transfer services from India to Nepal.
  15. India’s first national coastal policing academy named National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) has been set up in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Karnataka
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s first national coastal policing academy, National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) to train police forces in effectively safeguarding country’s shoreline will start functioning from April 2018. It will be launched from campus of Gujarat’s Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha town in Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the President of Bolivia?
    A) Evo Morales
    B) Alvaro García Linera
    C) Luis Alberto Arce Catacora
    D) Rodolfo Illanes
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital – La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial)
    Currency – Boliviano
  2. What is the currency of Mexico?
    A) Mexican Euro
    B) Mexican Peso
    C) Mexican Pound
    D) Mexican Dollar
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital – Mexico City
  3. Where is the headquarter of Global IME Bank located?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) India
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Kathmandu, Nepal

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