Current Affairs Quiz: April 21, 2018

Current Affairs 21 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the GDP growth of India for the year 2018 at ________ percent
    A) 7.6%
    B) 7.8%
    C) 7.4%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects India to re-emerge as one of the fastest growing major economies in the 2018 – 2019 period, projecting the country’s growth rate at 7.4 percent in 2018. Further, the international financial organisation forecasted a rate of growth of 7.8 percent for 2019.
  2. The Sutlej Jal Vidut Nigam (SJVN) Limited has recently signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power  to achieve ______ million units power generation during the year 2018-19
    A) 9,200
    B) 5,000
    C) 7,500
    D) 8,700
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    SJVN Limited, the operator of one of the largest Hydro Power Plants in the country i.e. 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for the year 2018-19, here today. As per the targets set in the MOU, SJVN shall strive to achieve 9200 Million Units generation during the year under ‘Excellent’ category.
  3. What is the rank of Mukesh Ambani in Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018?
    A) 22
    B) 17
    C) 20
    D) 24
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, human rights lawyer Indira Jaising and architect Balkrishna Doshi have been named by Fortune magazine as the World’s Greatest Leaders of 2018. The Fortune’s 2018 ranking of the 50 Greatest Leaders featured the three Indians at the 24th, 20th and 43rd places respectively.  
  4. The 12th Civil Services Day event was organised in which city by the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu recently?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day Civil Services Day event in New Delhi on April 20. The day is celebrated for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.
  5. Name the Indian para-athlete to clinch a bronze medal at the Asian Armwrestling Championship 2018 in 80kg senior category?
    A) Devendra Jhajhariya
    B) Shrimant Jha
    C) Varun Singh Bhati
    D) Mariyappan Thangavelu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Differently-abled Indian arm wrestler Shrimant Jha clinched the bronze medal at the Asian Armwrestling Championship, which is being held from April 16 to April 22 in Kazakhstan. The 25-year-old, resident of Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh finished behind Tajikistan’s Firuz and Magolia’s Munkhbold to settle for the bronze in the 80kg senior category.
  6. The 2 days Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” was organised in which city?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Indore
    C) Agra
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concluded in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Conference was the third lead-up event to the 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB scheduled to be held on 25th and 26th June, 2018 in Mumbai
  7. Bhimsain Khurana died recently. He was a veteran_____________
    A) Director
    B) Singer
    C) Author
    D) Politician
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Creator of DD’s classic animation Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya and film Gharaonda director Bhimsain Khurana breathed his last at the age of 81.
  8. Which state government has announced to establish SHISHU SWAGAT KENDRA- PALNA in all the government hospitals and orphanages of the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    In Uttar Pradesh, Government has ordered all government hospitals and orphanages to establish SHISHU SWAGAT KENDRA- PALNA and put up cradles in front of their buildings so that parents can give up unwanted babies safely.
  9. The 16th Federation Cup Junior National Athletics Championship has been organised in which city?
    A) Pune
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Over 800 athletes from 32 states across the country will take part in the 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship, beginning at Coimbatore on April 20, 2018. The meet will serve as the selections trials for the 18th Asian Junior Athletic Meet to be held at Gifu, Japan, in June.
  10. The government of which state has launched a project named ‘Pocket Cop’ which provides the cop of the state with smartphones to make crime detection easier?
    A) Haryana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    In a bid to improve crime detection rate, the Gujarat government has come up with a project under which smartphones containing database of people with a criminal background would be distributed to 4900 police personnel in the state. The project ‘Pocket Cop’ was launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar.
  11. What is the official mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019?
    A) Speed Tiger
    B) Son of Dreams
    C) Qiu Qiu
    D) The Calabash Brothers
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Son of Dreams was unveiled to be the Official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 during a ceremony at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium in China’s capital of Beijing. This was made official on April 18 – 500 days before the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship competition tips off on August 31, 2019.
  12. Who among the following has been named to be the next head of the Commonwealth of Nations to succeed  Queen Elizabeth II?
    A) Prince Charles
    B) Patricia Scotland
    C) Theresa May
    D) Winston Churchill
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prince Charles will be the next head of the Commonwealth, succeeding, his mother Queen Elizabeth. The Queen has been head of the Commonwealth since coming to the throne in 1952, but the position is not automatically held by the British monarch.
  13. When is the World Liver Day observed?
    A) April 18
    B) April 20
    C) April 19
    D) April 17
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    World Liver day is observed on the 19 April every year to spread awareness about the second largest organ in the body. According to WHO, liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India.
  14. Who among the given has recently become the youngest person ever to get a place in TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018?
    A) Virgil Abloh
    B) Shawn Mendes
    C) Rihanna
    D) Millie Bobby Brown
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, has become the youngest person to be named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME. The Time magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world Thursday, including record numbers of 45 women and 45 people under the age of 40.4 Indians featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2018- ViratKohli, Microsoft CEO SatyaNadella, Bollywood star DeepikaPadukone and Ola co-founder BhavishAggarwal.
  15. According to World Bank’s Global Findex Report, 2017, the number of account holders in India has risen from 35 percent of the adults in 2011 to _______ percent in 2017.
    A) 55%
    B) 75%
    C) 80%
    D) 90%
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Global Findex Report, 2017 released by the World Bank showed that number of account holders in the country has risen from 35 percent of the adults in 2011 and 53 percent in 2014 to 80 percent in 2017. The report states that about 51.4 crore accounts have been opened globally from 2014 to 2017. Among MUDRA loan beneficiaries, women account for almost 75 percent.At 48%, India tops in bank users with inactive accounts.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in which state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Station of 1500 MW capacity is the country’s largest hydro power plant. The run of the river project is located on River Sutlej, a major tributary on the Indus basin, in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh
  2. The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB will take place in which city in June 2018?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on 25th and 26th June 2018. The Theme of the Annual Meeting, 2018 will be “Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration”.
  3. The headquarter of the Commonwealth of Nations is located at___________
    A) New York, United States
    B) Paris, France
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) London, United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option D
  4. The 18th Asian Junior Athletic Meet will take place in which country?
    A) France
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 18th Asian Junior Athletic Meet will be held at Gifu, Japan, in June.
  5. The International Basketball Federation(FIBA) is headquartered at ___________
    A) Germany
    B) Switzerland
    C) France
    D) United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option B

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