Current Affairs Quiz: April 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced to hold the first ever Taiwan Expo in which city in May 2018?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Taiwan will host its first-ever promotional event – Taiwan Expo –in India in May as announced by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The private sector body TAITRA has three existing offices in India — in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
  2. How much interest rate would be provided on the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018 -19-Series-I launched recently by the government?
    A) 1.5%
    B) 3%
    C) 2%
    D) 2.5%
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government has launched Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018 -19-Series-I that is to be issued by Reserve Bank India on behalf of the Government of India.
    Features of the Scheme
    Interest Rate: 2.5%
    Tenor: The tenor of the Bond will be for a period of 8 years with exit option in 5th, 6th and 7th year, to be exercised on the interest payment dates.
    Minimum Size: Minimum permissible investment will be 1 gram of gold.
    Maximum Size: The maximum limit of subscribed shall be 4 KG for individual, 4 Kg for HUF and 20 Kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March) notified by the Government from time to time.
  3. When is the World Haemophilia Day observed?
    A) April 19
    B) April 18
    C) April 17
    D) April 16
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Every April 17 World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. 
  4. The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched a digital platform named FIEO GlobalLinker for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses. FIEO stands for________
    A) Federation of Indian Export Organisations
    B) Federation of Industrial Export Office
    C) Federation of Import Export Organisation
    D) Federation of Investment & Export Operation
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Minister of Commerce & Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the FIEO GlobalLinker– a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses and join a global community of growing businesses today in New Delhi. The Minister congratulated Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) for coming out with the interesting idea. 
  5. According to the latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s economy is expected to accelerate at ________ percent in 2018-19
    A) 7.8%
    B) 7.4%
    C) 7.6%
    D) 7.2%
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday said that it expects India’s economy to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018 from 6.7 per cent in 2017. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the country’s economic growth is expected to be 7.8 per cent in 2019. 
  6. Name the App launched by the government to achieve total digitisation of postal operations in the country?
    A) SAMARPAN
    B) ANUBHAV
    C) SAVERA
    D) DARPAN
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    With a view to achieve total digitisation of postal operations in the country, under the IT Modernisation Plan, Department of Posts has launched DIGITAL ADVANCEMENT OF RURAL POST OFFICE FOR A NEW INDIA (DARPAN) Project, which aims to connect all 1.29 lakh Rural Branch Post Offices in the country, to enable them to do online Postal and Financial Transactions. The DARPAN-PLI App, launched by Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha.
  7. Who among the following has been appointed as the Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
    A) Anuj Nayyar
    B) Vijay Kumar Singh
    C) PP Malhotra
    D) Ajay Ahuja
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Lieutenant General PP Malhotra assumed charge as Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world on 11 Apr 2018.
  8. How much amount has been released by the government as co-contribution for FY 2016-17 towards its Atal Pension Yojana scheme?
    A) Rs. 110.82 crores
    B) Rs. 120.92 crores
    C) Rs. 130.72 crores
    D) Rs. 140.62 crores
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Centre on Tuesday announced the release of Rs. 120.92 crores towards its Atal Pension Yojana scheme. Government of India co-contribution is payable only when accounts are regular and the admissible Government of India co-contribution is paid into the Savings Bank account of the Subscribers.
  9. Which among the given banks has signed an MoU with the Indian Army to provide ‘Power Salute’ service which is a salary account, exclusively designed for the Army personnel?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Dena Bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army renewed its MOU with Axis Bank, to offer ‘Power Salute’, a salary account, exclusively designed for the Army personnel.
  10. What is the estimated growth of India’s GDP for the fiscal 2018-19 as projected by the World Bank?
    A) 7.2%
    B) 7.8%
    C) 7.4 %
    D) 7.3%
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Bank on Monday noted that the Indian economy has recovered from the effects of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and predicted a growth rate of 7.3 percent for the country in 2018. Further, the apex international financial institution forecasted a rate of growth of 7.5 percent for 2019 and 2020.
  11. T.V.R. Shenoy who passed away recently was a veteran_____________
    A) Politician
    B) Author
    C) Journalist
    D) Director
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday night, family sources said. He was 77.
  12. What is the theme of the 2018 World Haemophilia Day?
    A) Hear their Voices
    B) Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger
    C) Building a Family of Support
    D) Treatment for All is the Vision of All
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Theme 2018 World Haemophilia Day: Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger
  13. The Bisket Jatra is an annual traditional festival of which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In Nepal the famous Bisket Jatra is being celebrated in Bhaktapur and other parts of Kathmandu valley. The nine day annual festival marks beginning of Nepali new year.
  14. The India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 took place in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, in cooperation with the Government of Germany and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) hosted the India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 on April 16-17, 2018, in The Federation House, Tansen Marg, New-Delhi. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was the industry partner for the event. The title of the Conference is ‘Securing Global Supply Chains through Government-Industry Partnerships towards Effective Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540’.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Taiwan?
    A) Dollar
    B) Peso
    C) Riyal
    D) Won
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital: Taipei
    Currency: New Taiwan dollar
  2. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the President of which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Germany
    C) Iran
    D) Vietnam
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a German politician serving as President of Germany since 19 March 2017. He previously was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017, and as Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2007 to 2009.

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