Current Affairs Quiz: April 20, 2019

Current Affairs 20 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently,The election commission launched which application for real time availability of voter turnout during elections?
    A)Indian Voters
    B)Voter Turnout
    C)PWD
    D)Voter India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission (EC) launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. The beta version of the “Voter Turnout” app, available on Android Playstore, currently shows the state-wise and constituency-wise voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

  2. Which metro rail corporation started its operations through the support of solar energy in a bid to become world’s first 100 percent Green energy metro rail network?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Mumbai
    C)Delhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to become world’s first 100 per cent green energy metro rail network, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started its operations through the support of solar energy on Violet line in between the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station to Central Secretariat station.

  3. What is the rank of India in 2019 Global Press freedom Index?
    A)100th
    B)140th
    C)141st
    D)135th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released recently, with the lead up to the ongoing Indian general elections flagged as a particularly dangerous time for journalists.

  4. Recently, Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga resigned recently. He was the former prime minister of which country?
    A)Mali
    B)Ukraine
    C)Poland
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Just months before the presidential elections, Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his cabinet resigned recently. Maiga “presented to the president his resignation along with that of the members of his government.

  5. Which country launched its first satellite “ Ravaana 1”?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Sri Lanka
    C)Pakistan
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was launched into space today from NASA’s Flight Facility on Virginia’s east shore. ‘Raavana 1’ weights around 1.05 kg and the lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years.

  6. Who launched the book containing English translation of the punjabi poem “Khooni Vaisakhi” about the Jallianwala Baghdad massacre?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Navdeep Singh Puri
    D)Venkaiah Naidu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri has commended the launch of a book containing english translation of the Punjabi poem, Khooni Vaisakhi, saying the 100-year old classic ballad about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is now reaching a global audience.
  7. Which bank tied up with Srei Equipment Finance Limited for infra equipment loans?
    A)Indian Bank
    B)Canara Bank
    C)Bank of India
    D)Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Srei Equipment Finance Ltd (SEFL) and India’s third-largest lender Bank of Baroda have inked a co-lending arrangement for infrastructure equipment. The partnership will enable Kolkata-based Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd’s equipment finance segment and Bank of Baroda to team up and expand their respective customer base.

  8. Which city/UT to host 18th Asian Billiards Asian Snooker Championship?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, the 20th Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championship from April 27 to May 3, officials of the Punjab Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said in Chandigarh.

  9. Who has regained the world number one spot in men’s 65 kg freestyle category rankings?
    A)Sushil Kumar
    B)Shahil kumar
    C)Yogeshwar Dutt
    D)Bajrang punia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s Bajrang Punia has regained the world number one spot in the men’s 65-kilogram freestyle category rankings. The rankings were released by United World Wrestling.

  10. Who was appointed as Vice President of Delhi hockey association?
    A)Amitabh Chaudhary
    B)Ravneet Gill
    C)Gursimran Singh
    D)KK sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Gursimran Singh has been appointed Vice President of the Delhi Hockey Association (DHA). Singh, whose appointment was announced in the presence of DHA General Secretary Mahesh Dayal, is a National-level hockey player.

  11. Who was appointed as chief executive officer for India for Deutsche Bank?
    A)TS Vijayan
    B)PV Bharathi
    C)Ravneet Gill
    D)Kaushik Shaparia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Deutsche Bank appointed Kaushik Shaparia as the chief executive officer for India to succeed Ravneet Gill. Gill left the bank to head private lender YES Bank earlier this year. His appointment will be effective from May 2019.

  12. Who became the first Indian women to be elected to the Fellow of the Royal Society?
    A)Harmanpreet Singh
    B)Navjot Kaur
    C)Gagandeep Kang
    D)Narasimha Kaur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Royal Society of London has announced a list of 51 eminent scientists elected to its fellowship in the year 2019. Among these are Gagandeep Kang, who is now with the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. Dr. Kang is the first Indian woman to be elected to the Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

  13. What is the theme of this year’s International Day for Monuments?
    A)Preserve Landscapes
    B)Landscapes and Monuments
    C)National Heritage
    D)Rural Landscapes
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles.The theme is Rural Landscapes.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Mali?
    A)Bamako
    B)Kiev
    C)Addis Ababa
    D)Zagreb
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Surat
    D)Vadodara
    View Answer
    Option D

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