Current Affairs Quiz: March 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 March 2018 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 18 March 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of March 18, 2018

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of China?
    A) Wang Yang
    B) Li Keqiang
    C) Wang Qishan
    D) Zhao Leji
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    China’s legislature appointed Wang Qishan as vice president, who ran President Xi Jinping’s relentless anti-corruption campaign before reaching a customary retirement age and stepping down from the Communist Party leadership last fall.
  2. Which among the given entities has recently launched two new services named Gold Gifting and Gold Savings Plan in an effort to enhance its wealth management offerings?
    A) Paytm
    B) Reliance Industries
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Tata Group
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Mobile application based financial services platform Paytm has announced the launch of two new services – Gold Gifting and Gold Savings Plan as part of its wealth management offering, Paytm Gold. The company said the customers can now send 24K 999.9 purity gold to each other instantly – offering them a convenient gifting solution.
  3. Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba is a folk festival observed by which Indian state?
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Nagaland
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The traditional festival of Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba was celebrated in Manipur on 18th March to mark the beginning of a new year with religious fervour and gaiety. The festival heralds the advent of New Year and strengthens the bond of love and brother hood among the members of each family. The festival is mainly observed on the first lunar day of the lunar month Sajibu (March/April) by the Meitei community, a majority ethnic group of Manipur.
  4. Pratim Chatterjee who died recently was former minister of which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former West Bengal minister Pratim Chatterjee, who held the Fire Services portfolio for 15 years till 2011 during the Left Front regime, has passed away.
  5. President Ram Nath Kovind has released the commemorative coins in the denomination of _____ to mark Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar festival.
    A) Rs 100 and Rs 1000
    B) Rs 10 and Rs 100
    C) Rs 10 and Rs 1000
    D) Rs 10 and Rs 200
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind released Rs 1,000 and Rs 10 commemorative coins on the occasion of Nabakalebar festival in Puri, Odisha. Earlier, the government had announced the release of the coins marking the festival which is a symbolic recreation of sibling deities — Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
  6. Veteran musician Dilip Roy died of old age. He was a legendary player of which musical instrument?
    A) Tabla
    B) Sitar
    C) Flute
    D) Violin
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Legendary musician and violinist Dilip Roy has passed away following old age complications. The West Bengal government had conferred the Sangseet Samman award on him for his contribution to music.
  7. The Gudi Padwa festival is basically observed by which state to mark the beginning of the New Year for the citizens of the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) West Bengal
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year to the Maharashtrians. The advent of a new year heralds new hopes, new dreams and greater chances of prosperity and wish fulfillment and so it is celebrated with a lot of joy and pompousness throughout Maharashtra. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
  8. Who among the following has been elected as the Prime Minister of China?
    A) Li Zhanshu
    B) Zhang Gaoli
    C) Xi Leji
    D) Li Keqiang
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang was re-elected for his second five-year term at the ongoing parliament session. Li is the second ranking leader in China after President Xi Jinping who has emerged as the most powerful leader after Mao Zedong.
  9. Ugadi festival is the New Year’s Day observed by the people of which among the given states?
    A) Goa
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    ‘Ugadi’, the Telugu New Year, was celebrated in Andhra Pradesh with traditional fervour and enthusiasm. Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana , Karnataka and Maharashtra. It is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Yugadi in Karnataka while people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana use the term Ugadi
  10. Which among the given countries has refused to attend the informal Ministerial meeting of World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be hosted by India in March 2018 in New Delhi?
    A) China
    B) Pakistan
    C) Russia
    D) United States
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Pakistan will not attend a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting to be held in Delhi next week amid the ongoing diplomatic tension between the two nations. Tensions escalated as both Pakistan and India accused each other of harassing their diplomats. India has invited ministers of more than 50 nations including the US and China to attend the meet.
  11. The Nabakalebar festival is observed by the people of which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Nabakalebara is a celebration of the ancient ritual of the Nabakalebara associated with most of the Jagannath Temples in Puri when the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of idols
  12. The World Trade Organization is headquarterd at ______.
    A) New York
    B) Geneva
    C) Vienna
    D) Washington D. C
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade. 

Click here for the Current Affairs Quiz Section

Related posts

Leave a Comment