Current Affairs Quiz: April 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been conferred with the 2018 Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Achievement Award?
    A) Asha Bhosle
    B) Lata Mangeshkar
    C) Anuradha Paudwal
    D) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle and veteran actor Anupam Kher were among the prominent personalities who were conferred the ‘Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards’.
  2. Shirui Lily State Festival is an annual folk festival of which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Manipur’s much-awaited five-day Shirui Lily State Festival, commenced in the Ukhrul district headquarters. The festival will continue till 28th of April 2018. The festival, organized by the State Tourism Department, aims to spread awareness and conserve the endangered state flower ‘Shirui Lily’, while also promote the hill district as a potential tourist destination.
  3. Which among the given stock exchanges has launched e – Gsec platform for bringing retail participation in Govt. Securities?
    A) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
    B) India International Exchange (INX)
    C) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)
    D) None of These
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has announced the launch of its “e – Gsec” platform for facilitating the non-competitive bidding in Government of India Dated Securities (G-Sec) and Treasury Bills (T-Bills). This will allow retail investors to invest in Government Securities and hold them in existing demat accounts.
  4. How much amount has been approved by the government of India for the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) for a period of two years ending 2020?
    A) Rs 1,500 crore
    B) Rs 1,290 crore
    C) Rs 1,050 crore
    D) Rs 1,720 crore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20. An outlay of Rs 1,290 crore (with Rs 950 crore as central share) has been made for implementation of the mission during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission (2018-19 and 2019-20).
  5. When is the World Malaria Day observed?
    A) April 25
    B) April 24
    C) April 23
    D) April 22
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. 
  6. Which international body has signed a loan agreement worth US$ 125 (equivalent) with India for the “Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project”?
    A) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    B) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    C) World Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A Loan Agreement for IBRD credit of US$ 125 (equivalent) for the “Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project” was signed with the World Bank on 24th April, 2018 in New Delhi. The Objectives of the project is to nurture indigenous innovation, foster local product development and accelerate commercialization process by bridging critical skill and infrastructure gaps to promote affordable and innovative healthcare products generation for inclusive development and increasing competitiveness in India.
  7. Which among the given has been ranked as the most trusted Internet brand in India as per the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Facebook
    D) Google
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Online search engine Google is the most trusted Internet brand in India, followed by Facebook as per TRA Brand Trust Report 2018.
  8. Which country will host the 2021 annual meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    A) United States
    B) Morocco
    C) Spain
    D) Portugal
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Morocco has been designated to host the 2021 annual meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  9. Dr Tony Daniel passed away recently. He was a former renowned  ___________.
    A) Cricketer
    B) Athlete
    C) Shooter
    D) Boxer
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Dr Tony Daniel, the joint secretary of All-India Athletic Federation and chairman of its technical committee, passed away. Dr Daniel, was a former athlete.
  10. In a bid to make India a hub for design and development of effective bio-pharmaceutical products, the National Biopharma Mission is being implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). How much amount has been approved for the mission for 5 years?
    A) USD 150 million
    B) USD 200 million
    C) USD 250 million
    D) USD 500 million
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Biopharma Mission is being implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). The Mission has been approved at a total cost of US$250 million for five years with 50%  funding through World Bank Loan, with an aim to make India a hub for design and development of novel, affordable and effective bio-pharmaceutical products. 
  11. The 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council will take place in which city?
    A) Gandhinagar
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar city on April 26, 2018.
  12. What is the theme of the 2018 World Malaria Day?
    A) Malaria: a disease without borders
    B) Counting malaria out
    C) End Malaria For Good
    D) Ready to beat Malaria
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Theme 2018: “Ready to beat Malaria”.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Morocco?
    A) Moroccan ruble
    B) Moroccan dinar
    C) Moroccan dirham
    D) Moroccan riyal
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital- Rabat
  2. Who is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited?
    A) Vikram Limaye
    B) Ajit Kumar Doval
    C) Dhirendra Swarup
    D) Ashok Chawla
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. Who is the head of the 14th Finance Commission?
    A) N. K. Singh
    B) Dr. Y V Reddy
    C) C. Rangarajan
    D) Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar
    View Answer
      Option B

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