Current Affairs Quiz: April 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. India has received its first LNG cargo at Dabhol terminal from United States under a long-term supply deal. Dhabol is situated in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) West Bengal
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India received its first LNG cargo from the US under a long-term supply deal when a ship carrying super-cooled natural gas arrived at Dabhol in Maharashtra. The first cargo from the project arrived at Dabhol, the cite of India’s biggest gas-fired power plant.
  2. Which country has recently conducted the successful testing of its latest nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat”?
    A) France
    B) Russia
    C) Germany
    D) Britain
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Russian military has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat”.  Sarmat is intended to replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the world’s heaviest ICBM known as “Satan” in the West.
  3. The state government of Uttar Pradesh has inaugurated India’s longest Hindon elevated road stretching between ____________ and New Delhi
    A) Lucknow
    B) Agra
    C) Ghaziabad
    D) Gorakhpur
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The much awaited India’s longest elevated road was finally inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The 10.3 km long Hindon Elevated Road’s primary objectivity was to ease traffic movement from Ghaziabad to New Delhi and vice versa.
  4. Who among the following has been conferred with the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) PV Sindhu
    C) Kidambi Srikanth
    D) Mithali Raj
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj was adjudged ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ while ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017.
  5. Name the first city of India to roll out the supply of ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel
    A) Mumbai
    B) Faridabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    With an aim to combat the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi-NCR region, petrol pumps in the capital from 1st April 2018 started supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel (both petrol and diesel). This move makes New Delhi the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms).
  6. India replaced which country to become the second largest mobile phone producer in the world as per the data by Indian Cellular Association?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Vietnam
    C) United States
    D) Australia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India is now the second-largest mobile phone producer in the world after China. According to the data shared by Indian Cellular Association with the government, annual production of mobile phones in India increased from 3 million units in 2014 to 11 million units in 2017.
  7. Utkal Divas is an annual occasion observed by which Indian state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) Kerala
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    People across Odisha celebrated Utkal Divas on 1st April 2018 to commemorate the formation of the state in 1936. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended his greetings and paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the formation of a separate state which was carved out of a combined Bengal-Bihar-Odisha province on April 1, 1936. Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik created a special sculpture at the Puri beach marking the occasion.
  8. Who among the following has won the 2018 Miami Open?
    A) Garbine Muguruza
    B) Jelena Ostapenko
    C) Sloane Stephens
    D) Angelique Kerber
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    US Open champion Sloane Stephens defeated Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to win her first Miami Open title. Sloane Stephens has now won 6 WTA titles & has never lost in a final.
  9. Recently the Petroleum Minister has inaugurated the world-class Interpretation Centre and Tourist Amenities in which of the following place?
    A) Konark Sun Temple
    B) Sanchi Stupa
    C) Golden Temple Amritsar
    D) Lord Jagannath Temple Puri
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the world-class Interpretation Centre and tourist facilities at Konark Sun Temple at Konark which coincides with Utkal Divas celebrations in Odisha.
  10. C.V.Rajendran who died recently was a renowned___________
    A) Singer
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Director
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran movie director C.V.Rajendran, who was ailing for sometime, has passed away. He was 81.
  11. Which among the given state has received the Geographical Indications (GI) tag for its Kadaknath black Chicken recently?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Goa
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Six years after it applied for the Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Kadaknath, a chicken breed whose black meat is in demand in some quarters, Madhya Pradesh has got the coveted label.
  12. Which Indian state has won the Santosh Trophy Football Championship 2018?
    A) Kerala
    B) West Bengal
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Kerala have lifted their sixth Santosh Trophy Football title. In a thrilling final at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, they beat defending champions and 32-time winners Bengal via penalty shootout.
  13. Name the player to win the ‘best coach of the year’ award at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017?
    A) Satpal Singh
    B) Syed Nayeemuddin
    C) Pullela Gopichand
    D) Ramakant Achrekar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Pullela Gopichand was given ‘best coach of the year’ award. Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman presented ‘best coach of the year’ award to Gopichand, who received this award for second time in a row.
  14. Who has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017?
    A) Bhupendra Singh
    B) MSK Prasad
    C) Rajendra Pralhad Shelke
    D) N Mukesh Kumar
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Triple Olympian and former national Hockey player N Mukesh Kumar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the event.
  15. The BS- VI grade fuel will be rolled out in all the cities of India by which year?
    A) 2020
    B) 2019
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad along with 13 major cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune, will also switch over to cleaner BS-VI grade fuel from January 1 next year. BS- VI fuel will be rolled out in rest of the country by April 2020.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship?
    A) Ananth Kumar
    B) Gopinath Munde
    C) Dharmendra Pradhan
    D) J P Nadda
    View Answer
      Option C
  2. The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Satan belongs to which country?
    A) China
    B) Russia
    C) Pakistan
    D) India
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      Option B
  3. The Salt Lake Stadium is situated in which city?
    A) Nagpur
    B) Indore
    C) Pune
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option D

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