Current Affairs Quiz: April 27, 2018

Current Affairs 27 April 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 26 April 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 26, 2018

  1. What is the rank of India in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index?
    A) 136
    B) 138
    C) 140
    D) 142
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In 2018 World Press Freedom Index rankings, India stands at 138, one place above Pakistan.
  2. When is the World Intellectual Property Day observed?
    A) April 23
    B) April 24
    C) April 25
    D) April 26
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. 
    The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”.
  3. According to HR service provider Randstad’s Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2018, which among the following has been declared as the most attractive employer brand?
    A) Microsoft India
    B) Amazon India
    C) Hindustan Unilever
    D) IBM India
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Technology giant Microsoft India has been declared the most attractive employer brand, followed by e-commerce giant Amazon India. The winners were named by HR service provider Randstad’s Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2018.
  4. Which among the given statement is not true regarding the Pravasi pension scheme recently launched by the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan?
    A) The scheme is applicable to those hailing from Kerala but living outside the state or country
    B) To avail the scheme, one needs to pay Rs. 200 every month
    C) People over the age of 60 years are eligible for the pension
    D) Pension of Rs. 2,000 per month would be given to the beneficiary
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched Pravasi pension scheme. The scheme gives those hailing from Kerala but living outside the state or country, a pension of Rs. 2,000 a month. People over the age of 60 years are eligible for the pension. To avail the scheme, one needs to pay Rs. 100 every month. They should enroll in the scheme launched by Kerala Pravasi Pension Board. The contribution would be for five year.
  5. Harimau Shakti is a joint military training exercise of India with which country?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Malaysia
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian and Malaysian armies will hold a two-week military exercise beginning April 30 in Malaysia as part of efforts to bolster defence cooperation. The joint exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ will take place in the dense forests of Sengai Perdik in Hulu Langat district of Malaysia.
  6. Which among the given Indian organisation/institution has been awarded the 2018 National Intellectual Property (IP) Award in the ‘Top R&D Institution/Organisation for Patents and Commercialisation category?
    A) Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
    B) The Department of Atomic Energy
    C) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    D) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was on Thursday awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category ‘Top R&D Institution/Organisation for Patents and Commercialisation.
  7. How many agencies have been given the Letters of Intent (LOI) by the government for 22 monuments under its Adopt a Heritage project?
    A) 5
    B) 9
    C) 11
    D) 7
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments awarded Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments o protect, preserve and market the heritage of India. The scheme “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” was originally launched on 27th September 2017 to preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage and to promote tourism across the length and breadth of our country. 
  8. Who among the following has become the first Indian women lawyer to be directly appointed as a Supreme Court judge?
    A) Flavia Agnes
    B) Vrinda Grover
    C) Menaka Guruswamy
    D) Indu Malhotra
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The swearing-in-ceremony of newly appointed Supreme Court judge, Indu Malhotra will be held on Friday morning, at the apex court. Senior advocate Indu Malhotra is the first woman lawyer to be elevated directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court.  
  9. Singapore Airlines is soon to launch world’s new longest non-stop flight on a newly developed A350-900 Ultra Long-Range jet. The airline will connect Singapore with which city?
    A) Frankfurt
    B) New York
    C) London
    D) Moscow
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Singapore Airlines is set to launch the world’s first non-stop flight with almost 20 hours in the air, by the end of this year. Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR — for Ultra Long-Range — will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will connect Singapore to New York.
  10. The theme of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 is__________
    A) Celebrating innovation and promoting respect for intellectual property
    B) Innovation – Improving Lives
    C) Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity
    D) Make Intellectual Property Your Business
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2018: Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.
  11. Recently ICC announced that all its member nations will be granted T20I status. How many countries are member of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
    A) 110
    B) 104
    C) 109
    D) 102
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    All 104 International Cricket Council (ICC) member countries will be granted T20I status. Currently, only the 18 member countries are eligible to play T20Is. All Women’s team matches will be awarded T20 International status on July 1, 2018. All the men’s team matches will be given T20 International status on January 1, 2019. ICC CEO- David Richardson.
  12. Which country has topped the 2018 World Press Freedom Index?
    A) Singapore
    B) Netherlands
    C) Switzerland
    D) Norway
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Norway tops the chart, while North Korea has the worst press freedom in the world
  13. The HRD ministry has launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Which among the given has been designated to function as the national coordinating institute for this programme?
    A) IIT Delhi
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Roorkee
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The HRD ministry launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them. IIT Delhi has been designated to function as the national coordinating institute for this programme. 
  14. The 15th World Rural Health Conference was held in which city recently?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 15th World Rural Health Conference held in New Delhi. Theme: “Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Leaving No One Behind”.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the Prime Minister of Malaysia?
    A) Minako Sakai
    B) Najib Razak
    C) Muhammad V
    D) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. Headquarter of International Cricket Council (ICC) is in______
    A) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    B) Beijing, China
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) New York, United States
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:

    Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Chairperson: Shashank Manohar
    CEO: Dave Richardson 
    Membership: 104 members
    Founded: 15 June 1909
  3. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was established in which year?
    A) 26 September 1945
    B) 26 September 1947
    C) 26 September 1942
    D) 26 September 1944
    View Answer
      Option C

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