Current Affairs Quiz: April 22, 2018

Current Affairs 22 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Commonwealth Countries have agreed to take action on cybersecurity by which year to evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity frameworks and response mechanisms?
    A) 2022
    B) 2020
    C) 2021
    D) 2023
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Commonwealth countries have unanimously agreed to take action on cybersecurity by 2020. The landmark declaration was made at the end of Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London where the leaders of 53 countries agreed to work closely to evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity frameworks and response mechanisms. 
  2. Which among the given banks has signed an agreement with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) for information utility services?
    A) Bank of India
    B) UCO Bank
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector banks, on Friday entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL). The NeSL became India’s first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases under the ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016’ in October 2017.
  3. Who is the author of the book titled Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker?
    A) Pavan Varma
    B) Satyanarayan Jatiya
    C) Kamal Nath
    D) Rajeev Gowda
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker”, from the author Shri Pavan Varma, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (April 21, 2018).
  4. The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018. The ordinance will apply to willful bank loan defaulters with outstanding of over Rs. ______ crore among others.
    A) Rs 250 crore
    B) Rs 500 crore
    C) Rs 100 crore
    D) Rs 200 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018 that seeks to confiscate properties and assets of economic offenders, like Nirav Modi, who flee the country to avoid facing criminal prosecution. The provisions of the ordinance will apply for economic offenders who refuse to return, persons against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for a scheduled offence as well as wilful bank loan defaulters with outstanding of over Rs. 100 crore.
  5. What is the total outlay of the restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme approved by the government recently?
    A) Rs 5755.50 crore
    B) Rs 2575.50 crore
    C) Rs 5527.50 crore
    D) Rs 7255.50 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.  The Scheme will be implemented during the period from 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022 at the total cost of Rs. 7255.50 crore with the Central Share of Rs. 4500 crore and that of State Share of Rs. 2755.50 crore.
  6. The Union Cabinet has proposed to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act by introducing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of _______
    A) 10
    B) 12
    C) 16
    D) 18
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Centre has approved the ordinance to award death sentence to the rapists of children below the age of 12. Following a meeting of the Union Cabinet here, the government cleared the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
  7. What percent of reservation has been announced by the government of Telangana for sportsperson in state Government jobs in a bid to enhance sports infrastructure?
    A) 2%
    B) 3%
    C) 4%
    D) 5%
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In a major boost to sports infrastructure in Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced 2 percent reservation in state government jobs for sportspersons. India ended their campaign at the Commonwealth Games with a medal haul of 66, including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze on April 15.
  8. The Adani Foundation has recently partnered with ‘Room to Read’ to implement the project named_______ for setting up of interactive libraries in 50 government schools.
    A) Nirmaan
    B) Vridhhi
    C) Utthan
    D) Uday
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Adani Foundation has partnered with ‘Room to Read’ to implement the project ‘Utthan’. The project was formally inaugurated on April 21, 2018, at Bhat Primary School, Bhat, Gandhinagar. This project aims at setting up of interactive libraries in 50 government schools, with an aim to develop the habit of reading among children of classes 1 to 5.
  9. The government has organised an exhibition titled “Dhvani se Sabd aur Chinh” in which of the following cities?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    An exhibition titled “Dhvani se ŚabdaurChinh” was inaugurated at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai on April 21, 2018. Curated by Adwaita Gadanayak and his team, the exhibition speaks about artists who practiced in Southern states as well as artists who were born there or had family trees and moved up North to become the greatest practitioners and pedagogues.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 was held in which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Malta
    C) Malaysia
    D) Germany
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, also known as CHOGM 2018, was the 25th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom. 
  2. Name the MD & CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).
    A) T C A Ranganathan
    B) Ajay Kumar Srivastava
    C) R. Subramania Kumar
    D) K. Swaminathan
    View Answer
      Option C

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