Current Affairs Quiz: April 18, 2019

Current Affairs 18 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which country was the net importer of steel during 2018-19?
    A)USA
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India was a net importer of steel during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the first time in three years, as the country lost market share among its traditional steel buyers and imports jumped on demand for higher-quality steel domestically.

  2. The centre recently gave its nod to change the name of village Durjanour to Shivdham.This village belongs to which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has approved a proposal to change the name of a village in Madhya Pradesh from ‘Durjanpur’ to ‘Shivdham’. The central government’s nod was given to the proposal of the Madhya Pradesh government sent last year before the Assembly elections held in November.

  3. Which ICGC ship was commissioned at a ceremony held at Naval Jetty at the dockyard in Visakhapatnam?
    A)Veera
    B)Vikramaditya
    C)Vijit
    D)Tarini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship Veera at a ceremony held at Naval Jetty at the dockyard in the city. Veera, third in the series of offshore patrol vessels of the Coast Guard, was built by L&T at its shipbuilding facility at Kattupalli in Chennai.

  4. Google and Apple recently banned which application from their play store and App Store?
    A)Tiktok
    B)Like
    C)Mrunal
    D)Pubg
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over 230 million times in the country.

  5. IMF and which other organisation have together launched a private blockchain with a pseudo token “Learning Coin”?
    A)World Bank
    B)UN
    C)UNICEF
    D)FAO
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have together launched a private blockchain with a pseudo-token. The new token, called “Learning Coin” and only accessible within the IMF and World Bank, has a purpose to teach relevant individuals within the organizations about blockchain.

  6. Which PSB became the first bank to meet RBI’s EMV mandate?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)IDBI
    C)bank of baroda
    D)Sbi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced that Canara Bank has successfully rolled out major new functionality to support EMV card acquiring across its ATM network and Aadhaar Authentication, leveraging ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution to achieve market firsts.

  7. Recently RBI launched which denomination note with new Governor signature?
    A)Rs 200
    B)Rs 50
    C)Rs 10
    D)Rs 100
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued Rs 50 denomination banknotes bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das. The design of these notes is similar in all respects to Rs 50 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series.

  8. According to report by Bain and Company ,the travel spend in India is expected to grow at what percent by 2021?
    A)11 percent
    B)13 percent
    C)12 percent
    D)14 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The travel spend in India is expected to grow at 13 per cent to a total of $136 billion by 2021, said a new report by Bain & Company and Google India. According to the “How Does India Travel” report, the Indian traveller spent around $94 billion in 2018 on around 2 billion domestic and international trips, thus, helping India’s travel and tourism industry achieve unprecedented scale.

  9. Who has been named as the goodwill ambassador of team India(women) at the Street Child Cricket World Cup ?
    A)Deepti Sharma
    B)Mithali Raj
    C)Smriti Mandhana
    D)Harmanpreet Kaur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been named the goodwill ambassador of Team India at the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC). She, alongside Sourav Ganguly and Rajasthan Royals, joins in supporting the team as they gear up for the final match at Lords, just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in May this year.

  10. Who was announced as brand ambassador of RedBus?
    A)Yuvraj Singh
    B)MS Dhoni
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)KL Rahul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    redBus, the world’s largest bus ticketing platform, has announced M.S. Dhoni as its brand ambassador. Dhoni will helm all major campaigns for the brand, across media platforms and will soon appear in his first promotional concept for the brand.

  11. Who was appointed as chairman of India Electronics and semiconductor Association?
    A)Mridul Sinha
    B)Shailendra Jha
    C)KK Sharma
    D)Jitendra Chaddah
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Industry body India Electronics and Semiconductor Association said it has appointed Jitendra Chaddah as its chairman. Chaddah, Intel India senior director for operations and strategy, has over two decades of industry experience.

  12. Who was appointed as Punjab National Bank Executive Director?
    A)Sunil Mehta
    B)Ps jayakumar
    C)Rajesh Kumar Yaduvanshi
    D)PV Bharathi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Punjab National Bank (PNB) said it has appointed Rajesh Kumar Yaduvanshi as the Executive Director of the bank

  13. Who was appointed as MD of cyber company McAfee?
    A)Ravneet Gill
    B)Vikram Kirolskar
    C)Sanjay Manohar
    D)Vikram Patel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cyber security company McAfee announced the appointment of Sanjay Manohar as its Managing Director for India operations. He will build and lead teams to drive product revenues and increase adoption of Cloud-based products.

  14. Who was appointed as new Chief People Officer of PwC?
    A)PV Swami
    B)Sanjay Singh
    C)Alice Vaidyaman
    D)Padmaja Alaganandan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    PwC has named Padmaja Alaganandan as its new chief people officer. Alaganandan, who was leader-people and organisation at PwC earlier, takes over from Jagjit Singh. Alaganandan is also in the PwC’s India leadership team since January 2019.

  15. Which bank has been awarded the prestigious Celent Model Bank 2019 award?
    A)SBI
    B)Fincare Small Finance Bank
    C)Paytm Payments Bank
    D)ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Fincare Small Finance Bank (SFB) has been awarded the prestigious Celent Model Bank 2019 Award in the category of Financial Inclusion, for ‘Redesigning Lending to Reach Small Businesses’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Fincare Small Finance Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Canara bank?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C

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