Current Affairs Quiz: April 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Bombay High Court has barred the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) from using water from which of the following dams for maintaining Pune ground for IPL 2018 matches ?
    A) Panshet Dam
    B) Pavana Dam
    C) Mulshi Dam
    D) Bhatsa Dam
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday barred Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) from using water from Pavana dam for maintaining Pune ground for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matches till further orders. Pavana Dam is constructed across the Pavana River in Pune.
  2. As per the data by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), what is the expected  cost of the Chandrayaan-2 mission of India?
    A) Rs 500 crore
    B) Rs 1000 crore
    C) Rs 800 crore
    D) Rs 900 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore. It includes Rs 200 crore for launching and Rs 600 crore for the satellite.
  3. According to the annual State of Global Air Report by Health Effects Institute (HEI), _______ percent of World’s population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution.
    A) 65%
    B) 85%
    C) 75%
    D) 95%
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published the Health Effects Institute (HEI), more than 95% of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit. India has largest numbers of people exposed to household air pollution in 2016: 560 million in India and followed by 416 million in China.China (26%) and India (25%) together continue to bear most (51%) of the mortality burden attributable to PM2.5.
  4. The third edition of the Annual 5G India Congress 2018 was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bangalore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Third edition of the Annual 5G India Congress 2018 will be held on April 20 at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. 5G Indian Congress 2018 will focus more on understanding and analysing current Network infrastructure and its developments, 5G market condition and requirements, role of operators and service providers in bringing huge amount of data capacity, challenges and their respective solutions in terms of 5G
    deployment scenarios.
  5. Pulitzer Prize does not include an award for which of the following categories?
    A) Journalism
    B) Science
    C) Literature
    D) Music
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.
  6. The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC), 2018 will take place in which city in November 2018?
    A) Pune
    B) Indore
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC), 2018” will be held in New Delhi during 8th to 11th November, 2018. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Rehabilitation International Korea. 
  7. India’s first metal – to – metal bonding facility has been inaugurated in which of the following cities recently?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures (TLMAL) on Wednesday inaugurated Indias first metal-to- metal bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad.
  8. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently participated in an event named Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath organised from which of the following international city?
    A) London
    B) Paris
    C) New York
    D) Dubai
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in a unique programme Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath at the iconic Central Hall Westminster, London. Prime Minister Modi will answer questions of people on hopes, aspirations and all issues relating to India. The moderator for the event will be Prasoon Joshi who will also ask and facilitate questions from around the world.
  9. The 1st Regional Workshop on star rating of Garbage- Free Cities was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Lucknow
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 1st regional workshop on star rating of garbage- free cities, organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) was inaugurated in New Delhi. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) focuses on two key objectives- eradication of open defecation and 100% scientific solid waste management (SWM).
  10. Name the filmmaker who has created history by becoming the first director whose films have globally fetched over $10 billion at Box Office.
    A) Martin Scorsese
    B) James Cameron
    C) Steven Spielberg
    D) Christopher Nolan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Three-time Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has created history by becoming the first director whose films have globally taken in over $10 billion. His latest film Ready Player One has helped the 71- year-old achieve this milestone.
  11. How many global tech firms have signed “Cybersecurity Tech Accord” to prevent malicious attacks by cyber-criminals and nation-states?
    A) 21
    B) 32
    C) 28
    D) 34
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a Cybersecurity Tech Accord to defend people from malicious attacks by cyber-criminals and nation-states. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among 34 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.
  12. The government of Assam has rolled out Atal Amrit Abhiyan under which every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families would be given medical care of upto Rs _____ lakh
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 5 lakh
    C) Rs 3 lakh
    D) Rs 4 lakh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    M Venkaiah Naidu launched a health scheme of the Assam government named Atal Amrit Abhiyan that offers free medical care of up to Rs 2 lakh for every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families. The state government has earmarked Rs 400 crore for the scheme in the financial year 2018-19
  13. When is the World Heritage Day observed?
    A) April 20
    B) April 19
    C) April 18
    D) April 21
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    April 18 is International Day For Monuments and Sites, also called World Heritage Day.
  14. What is the theme of the 2018 World Heritage Day?
    A) Heritage for Generations
    B) Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
    C) Heritage of Sport
    D) Agricultural Heritage
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Theme 2018: “Heritage for Generations”

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Health Effects Institute is a non-profit corporation situated in which country?
    A) United States
    B) United Kingdom
    C) India
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Health Effects Institute is an independent, non-profit corporation specializing in research on the health effects of air pollution. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
  2. Who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?
    A) Giriraj Singh
    B) Alphons Kannanthanam
    C) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
    D) Hardeep Singh Puri
    View Answer
      Option D

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