Current Affairs Quiz: April 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. India and which country to hold Varuna exercise in May 2019 in Goa coast?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Russia
    C)Vietnam
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna’ in May 2019. The objective of this exercise is to expand the strategic partnership between India and France in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

  2. How much amount to be provided to Rwanda by Exim Bank for various projects?
    A)USD 326.80 million
    B)USD 495.70 million
    C)USD 266.60 million
    D)USD 255.78 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said Exim Bank has provided soft loans of USD 266.60 million to Rawanda for various projects. The funding, done in three separate tranches to Rawanda, is to support agricultural projects, development of special economic zones (SEZs) and for financing road project in the African nation.

  3. Who surpassed the previous record of 288 days in space flight which was previously held by Peggy Wilson?
    A)Mary Williamson
    B)Christina Koch
    C)Scott Mary
    D)Peter Tabechi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set to spend the longest duration in space by a woman, surpassing the previous record of 288 days in spaceflight by astronaut Peggy Whitson.

  4. Which life Insurance company received preliminary approval from IRDAI to foray into non life business?
    A)India bulls Life Insurance company
    B)National Insurance Company Limited
    C)Bharti AXA life Insurance company
    D)ICICI Life Insurance company
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indiabulls Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Indiabulls Integrated Services, received preliminary approval from insurance regulator IRDAI to foray into the life insurance business.

  5. Which payments bank tied up with Bharti AXA General insurance for two wheeler insurance?
    A)Airtel Payments Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)Fino Payments Bank
    D)India Post Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank announced a two-wheeler insurance policy in partnership with Bharti Axa General Insurance. Customers can also avail towing services at no extra cost on claim intimation in the event the insured vehicle breaks down.

  6. How many Indian peacekeepers serving the UN mission in South Sudan were given medals of honour for their dedicated service and sacrifice?
    A)100
    B)150
    C)110
    D)160
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A total of 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have received medals of honour for their dedicated service and sacrifice. The medals were given to the 150 Indian peacekeepers serving in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Malakal during a ceremony filled with parades and performances by a piped band.

  7. Who took over as member of Railway board(Material Department)?
    A)PV Gill
    B)RM Falimullah
    C)VP Pathak
    D)KN Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Railway Stores Service Officer of 1980 batch VP Pathak has taken over as Member (Materials Management) Railway Board. Prior to his assuming the post, the officer had been working as Director General (RS), Railway Board since June 12, 2018.

  8. Recently,Jerri’s Cobb passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Actress
    B)Social Activist
    C)Scientist
    D)Astronaut
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has passed away. Cobb died in Florida at age 88. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing.

  9. Recently Scotland Con de Lange passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Cricket
    B)Actor
    C)Social Activist
    D)Scientist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Scotland all-rounder, Con de Lange, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, passed away at the age of 38. South Africa-born played 21 internationals for Scotland, made his debut in T20 international in June 2015 against Ireland.

  10. Recently HK Khan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Actor
    C)Film Director
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of former Gujarat Chief Secretary HK Khan. Known for outstanding administrative skills and firm grip on policy matters, Khan made an indelible contribution to Gujarat’s growth.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of France?
    A)Euro
    B)Peso
    C)Dollar
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is HQ of EXIM Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Rwanda?
    A)Peso
    B)Won
    C)Euro
    D)Franc
    View Answer
    Option D

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