Current Affairs Quiz: March 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. According to the Global Economic Outlook report by Fitch, what is the projected growth rate of India’s GDP for the financial year 2018-19?
    A) 7.1%
    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 7.5%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In its Global Economic Outlook report, Fitch, the US-based agency, projected India’s economic growth to rise to 7.3 per cent in 2018-19 and further to 7.5 per cent in 2019-20.
  2. Name the Prime Minister of Slovakia who resigned from the post recently.
    A) Robert Fico
    B) Peter Kazimir
    C) Martina Lubyova
    D) Robert Kalinak
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Slovak President Andrej Kiska has accepted the resignation of Robert Fico from the prime minister’s post in the wake of a public outcry resulting from the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak last month.
  3. Which among the following Indian states has decided to impose complete ban on the use of plastics from March 18 this year with serious punishment on violation?
    A) Bihar
    B) Haryana
    C) Kerala
    D) Maharshtra
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from “Gudi Padva”, the Maharashtrian New Year which falls on March 18. The ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic, the minister informed the House. Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term.
  4. Which country of the world has become the first nation to conduct blockchain-powered elections?
    A) Sierra Leone
    B) Guinea
    C) Liberia
    D) Philippines
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The tiny West African nation of Sierra Leone has become the world’s first country to have blockchain-powered elections. Blockchain technology helps ensure transparency with crytpocurrency transactions using public ledgers, by recording each vote on blockchain.
  5. Who has been elected as the new President of China?
    A) Li Keqiang
    B) Xi Jinping
    C) Wang Yang
    D) Wang Qishan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Xi Jinping was re-elected as president of China for a second five-year tenure by the country’s rubber-stamp parliament. The move comes after Parliament scrapped the two-term rule for the presidency and allowed him to have a life-long tenure. Parliament also elected 64-year-old Xi as the head of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the two million strong Chinese military.
  6. Which among the following country’s cricket team has been rewarded with One-Day International (ODI) status for the first time ever in their history?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Papua New Guinea
    C) Nepal
    D) Malaysia
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Nepal have gained ODI status for the first time in their history after defeating Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off.
  7. Which among the given countries has announced its plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
    A) Palau
    B) Malaysia
    C) Indonesia
    D) Philippines
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Philippines announced that it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks by U.N. officials and violations of due process by the ICC.
  8. Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre in which Indian state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Telangana
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    President Ram Nath Kovind dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, the ancestral house of late former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, to the people of Odisha. Remembering the contribution of Biju Patnaik, the President said his legacy was above party politics and not only Odisha but all of India was proud of him.
  9. Which among the following has launched an initiative named ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E)’ project?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) Ministry of Human Resource Development
    C) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
    D) Indian School of Business (ISB)
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    NITI Aayog released comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E)’ project. These roadmaps, which operate between 2018 to 2020, lay out detailed interventions which will be taken by the three participating States- Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha – aiming to become ‘Role Model States’ in school education.
  10. Name the program launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to improve the quality of maternity care
    A) PraYatna
    B) KoShish
    C) LaQshya
    D) AkAnsha
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya program’ aimed at improving quality of maternity care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT).LaQshya’ will reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality, improve quality of care during delivery. The Program aims at implementing ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible results within 18 months.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Slovakia?
    A) Ljubljana
    B) Mogadishu
    C) Bratislava
    D) Honiara
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    President  Andrej Kiska
    Currency – Euro
  2. What is the currency of Papua New Guinea?
    A) Papua New Guinean Kina
    B) Papua New Guinean Dram
    C) Papua New Guinean Pula
    D) Papua New Guinean Lari
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital  Port Moresby
  3. Who is the President of Philippines?
    A) Leni Robredo
    B) Rodrigo Duterte
    C) Maria Lourdes Sereno
    D) Pantaleon Alvarez
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital – Manila
    Currency – Peso
  4. What is the capital of Sierra Leone?
    A) Apia
    B) Belgrade
    C) Juba
    D) Freetown
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency: Sierra Leonean leone
  5. Rating Agency Fitch is headquartered at ________
    A) New York
    B) London
    C) Geneva
    D) Paris
    View Answer
      Option A

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