Current Affairs Quiz: March 24, 2018

Current Affairs 24 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the given has been conferred with the 2018 G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for excellence in journalism?
    A) Karan Thapar
    B) Vikram Chandra
    C) Ravish Kumar
    D) Rajat Sharma
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.
  2. When is the World Meteorological Day observed?
    A) March 20
    B) March 22
    C) March 21
    D) March 23
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Recognized annually on March 23, World Meteorological Day commemorates the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on this date in 1950. The day showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and well-being of society.
  3. Name the Indian Navy warship which has been decommissioned on March 22, 2018 after over 3 decades of service
    A) INS Kirpan
    B) INS Sujata
    C) INS Ganga
    D) INS Nipat
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    INS Ganga, an indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy, was decommissioned in Mumbai, after over three decades of service. Commissioned on December 30, 1985, the ship represented a big step forward in the nation’s warship building capability.
  4. Which among the following banks has recently launched an AI chatbot named Erica?
    A) BNP Paribas
    B) Bank of America
    C) Deutsche Bank
    D) Standard Chartered Bank
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Bank of America has started rolling out Erica, its chatbot that can help customers check balances, remind about bills and answer bank-related questions. The bank started testing Erica in 2017.
  5. Which among the following has become North India’s first city to install Automatic Speed Gun Cameras with digital displays for traffic management?
    A) Patna
    B) Indore
    C) New Delhi
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Chandigarh has become the 1st city in North India to install Automatic Speed Gun Cameras with digital displays for traffic management. The high-tech speed cameras are equipped with night vision technology and will record the speed of oncoming traffic, helping Chandigarh Police to issue challans to anyone driving above the city speed limits.
  6. Name the Indian airport which has won the Skytrax World Airport Awards for being the best regional airport in India and Central Asia
    A) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
    C) Kempegowda International Airport
    D) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Bengaluru airport (Kempegowda international airport) won Skytrax award for being the best in India and Central Asia under the regional category at the World Airport Awards.
  7. Who has been appointed as the new US National Security Adviser?
    A) John Bolton
    B) H.R. McMaster
    C) Wilbur Ross
    D) Jeff Sessions
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    President Donald Trump announced that the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will be the New US National Security Adviser. He would replace present National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
  8. Which Indian state observed the martyrdom day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru on 23rd March as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’?
    A) Haryana
    B) Gujarat
    C) Punjab
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Punjab Government observed the martyrdom day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru (23rd March) as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’. Dedicating the occasion to youth empowerment, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh also launched a unique initiative – DAPO (Drug Abuse Prevention Officer) – to engage with government employees and citizens of Punjab in the ongoing fight against drugs.
  9. Which Indian city is set to host the maiden World Series of Boxing clash on March 24, 2018?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Rohtak
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The highly-competitive World Series of Boxing comes to India for the first time, with the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak set to host an explosive clash between the Indian Tigers and the Astana Arians from Kazakhastan on the starting day.
  10. The government of India has decided to declare the financial year 2018 as the National Year of ________
    A) Silk
    B) Cotton
    C) Millets
    D) Sugarcane
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has decided to declare 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security. The push will promote cultivation of jowar, bajra, ragi. 
  11. What is the theme of the 2018 World Meteorological Day?
    A) Weather-ready, climate-smart
    B) Weather, climate and the air we breathe
    C) Observing our planet for a better future
    D) Preventing and mitigating natural disasters
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The theme of World Meteorlogical Day in 2018 is “Weather-ready, climate-smart”.
  12. Recently the United States administration has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against which country over intellectual property breaches?
    A) Spain
    B) China
    C) Pakistan
    D) Syria
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    US launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China over intellectual property breaches. US President Donald Trump hit China with tariffs up to 60 billion Dollars of imports to retaliate against the theft of American intellectual property, ratcheting up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
  13. According to the 2018 economic impact report by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), India will become the third largest travel and tourism economy in terms of direct and total GDP by which year?
    A) 2030
    B) 2050
    C) 2022
    D) 2028
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to 2018 economic impact report by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  India is expected to establish itself as the third largest travel and tourism economy by 2028 in terms of direct and total GDP. The WTTC report also said India will add nearly 10 million jobs in the tourism sector by 2028.
  14. Which Indian state has recently launched a multi-utility vehicle named Naipunya Ratham or World on Wheels?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh Government launched, NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels, a multi-utility vehicle which aims to bring technology to the remote corners. It was launched at the Secretariat in Amaravathi. 
  15. With which among the given companies, ISRO has tied up for the production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells?
    A) Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)
    B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
    C) Larsen and Turbo (L&T)
    D) Suzlon Energy
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    ISRO has entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to transfer the technology for the manufacture of space grade Li-Ion cells.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director- General of World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
    A) Christine Lagarde
    B) Roberto Azevedo
    C) Tedros Adhanom
    D) Guy Ryder
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Headquarter- Geneva, Switzerland
  2. Name the CEO of the Bank of America?
    A) Jean-Laurent Bonnafe
    B) John Cryan
    C) Brian T. Moynihan
    D) Ross Maxwell McEwan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Headquarter – North Carolina, United States
  3. What is the currency of Kazakhastan?
    A) Kazakhstani Tenge
    B) Kazakhstani Dinar
    C) Kazakhstani Som
    D) Kazakhstani New Manat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital- Astana
  4. Who is the CEO of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)?
    A) Shashi Shanker
    B) Gurdeep Singh
    C) Prakash Kumar Singh
    D) Atul Sobti
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1964, BHEL is India’s largest power generation equipment manufacturer. 
  5. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established in which year?
    A) 1951
    B) 1969
    C) 1975
    D) 1949
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    ISRO is the space agency of the Government of India founded on 15 August 1969 and headquartered in the city of Bangalore.

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