Current Affairs Quiz: March 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Government of India has approved to extend the National Health Mission (NHM) scheme till __________
    A) March 31, 2019
    B) December 31, 2019
    C) March 31, 2020
    D) December 31, 2020
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    In a major boost to health infrastructure, the Union Cabinet approved the continuation of the National Health Mission (NHM) with effect from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020 with a budgetary support of Rs 85,217 crore as Central share.
  2. When is the World Water Day observed?
    A) March 21
    B) March 19
    C) March 20
    D) March 22
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    World Water Day is an annual observance day on 22 March to highlight the importance of freshwater. It is also used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical or lobbying in nature. The day can also include campaigns to raise money for water projects. The first World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993.
  3. Which among the listed airports has been named as the best airport of the world at the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards in Stockholm?
    A) Singapore Changi Airport
    B) Incheon International Airport
    C) Haneda Airport
    D) Doha Hamad
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Singapore Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the sixth consecutive year by consultancy firm Skytrax. The Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Haneda Airport in Japan were placed second and third respectively. The Mumbai airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai) has been ranked 63rd, while the airports in Bangalore (Kempegowda International Airport) and Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) are at 64th and 66th place respectively.
  4. Name the President of Germany who is on 4 days visit to India?
    A) Frank-Walter Steinmeier
    B) Angela Merkel
    C) Michael Müller
    D) Andreas Vobkuhle
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived on a four-day visit to India. The Steinmeier’s visit to India is considered significant after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected to the German Parliament for a record fourth term.
  5. Which Indian city has gained the highest spot in the 2018, Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Jaipur
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    New Delhi has been ranked 22nd in the world and eighth in Asia in the top destination for 2018, Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor.
  6. The Union Cabinet has approved to launch Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) with no bar on age and family size. Under the scheme how much amount will be given as medical coverage per family?
    A) Rs 5 lakh
    B) Rs 2 lakh
    C) Rs 3 lakh
    D) Rs 4 lakh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) promising health coverage to 10 crore poor families with no restriction on age and family size. Ayushman Bharat, popularly known as Modicare and tagged as world’s largest government funded public health coverage, seeks to provide Rs 5 lakh medical coverage per family per year to 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families based on Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC). 
  7. Senior Journalist Sunil Sharma passed away recently. He hailed from which state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist Sunil Sharma has passed away after heart attack. He was 49. Sharma was working as the bureau chief of Hindi daily ‘Divya Himachal’.
  8. Which among the following is the theme of the 2018 World Water Day?
    A) Why Waste Water
    B) Better Water, Better Jobs
    C) Water & Sustainable Developement
    D) Nature for Water
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The theme for World Water Day in 2018 is “Nature for Water”.
  9. Who among the following has won the gold in women’s 10 metre Air Rifle event at the the ISSF Junior World Cup, Australia?
    A) Zeena Khitta
    B) Shreya Agrawal
    C) Elavenil Valarivan
    D) Seema Tomar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Emerging Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan clinched the gold medal along with a couple of world records in the women’s 10 metre Air Rifle event at the the ISSF Junior World Cup held in Sydney, Australia.
  10. The Union Cabinet has approved Central Sector scheme named “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” for the sericulture sector. The scheme aims to make India self-sufficient in silk production by which year?
    A) 2019
    B) 2022
    C) 2020
    D) 2021
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry. The scheme aims at making India self-sufficient in silk production. It will help to increase productive employment from 85 lakh to one crore people by 2022. Also, Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry aims to achieve self-sufficiency in silk production by 2022.
  11. Which among the given has recently been declared by the government of Kerala as the official fruit of the state?
    A) Coconut
    B) Blackberry
    C) Mango
    D) Jackfruit
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Kerala Government has declared jackfruit as the state government’s official fruit. The aim is to promote the ‘Kerala Jackfruit’ as a brand in markets across the country and abroad, showcasing its organic and nutritious qualities, Kumar said in the state assembly. Elephant is the state animal of Kerala, while ‘great hornbill’ the bird and ‘kanikkonna’ the official flower. The state had recently declared pearl spot, popularly known as ‘karimeen’, as its official fish.
  12. Which city has topped the 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations list?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) London
    D) Bali
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Paris in France topped the list of Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations followed by London (UK), Rome (Italy), Bali (Indonesia), Crete (Greece). 
  13. When is the World Poetry Day observed?
    A) March 19
    B) March 22
    C) March 21
    D) March 20
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the original UNESCO declaration says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.
  14. Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist Les Payne died in the recent past. He belonged to which country?
    A) United States
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) Australia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Les Payne (American), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for Newsday who fiercely championed racial equality has passed away. He was 76. He won Pulitzer Prize for “Heroin Trail” series in 1974.
  15. Which state has declared to make Telugu mandatory up to class 10th in all educational institutions of the state for next session?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Telangana state government has resolved to make Telugu compulsory in government and private educational institutions up to X standard from the next academic year 2018-19.
  16. Name the medium range Supersonic Cruise Missile which was successfully test fired by India on March 22, 2018
    A) Akash
    B) Prithvi
    C) NirBhay
    D) BrahMos
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.
  17. The Government of India has further extended the deadline for Aadhaar based verification of mobile connections. Earlier the last date for the same was ___________
    A) March 31, 2018
    B) June 1, 2018
    C) April 30, 2018
    D) May 31, 2018
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Central government extended the last date for re-verification of mobile connections through Aadhaar based E-KYC process, till “the matter is finally heard and the judgment is pronounced” by the Supreme Court.
  18. C R Chandradath who died recently was a _______
    A) Physician
    B) Journalist
    C) Social Activist
    D) Agricultural Scientist
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Social activist C R Chandradath has passed away. Chandradath (75) was undergoing treatment for some ailment.
  19. Name the campaign which has received the top 2018 PRWeek US award in the category of Public Cause?
    A) Jainism: Our Way of Life
    B) Hindutva
    C) Muslims Redefining Community
    D) We Are Sikhs
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    A campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the US and fight prejudice has won a top award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes. The “We Are Sikhs” campaign received the top 2018 PRWeek US award in the category of Public Cause. The PRWeek US awards are nicknamed the “Oscars of the Public Relations Industry”.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Germany?
    A) Peso
    B) Pound
    C) Euro
    D) Dollar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital – Berlin
  2. What is the constituency of the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare?
    A) Himachal Pradesh Rajya Sabha
    B) Gujarat Rajya Sabha
    C) Jharkhand Rajya Sabha
    D) Karnataka Rajya Sabha
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Jagat Prakash Nadda is currently the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party. Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government
  3. The Kempegowda International Airport is located in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kochi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport serving Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
  4. The supersonic cruise missile BrahMos is a joint venture of India and which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) France
    C) Britain
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.

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