Current Affairs Quiz: April 28, 2018

Current Affairs 28 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been sworn in as the Senior Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) recently?
    A) Lt Gen Satish Walia
    B) Lt Gen Bipin Puri
    C) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh
    D) Lt Gen J.K. Sharma
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Lt Gen Bipin Puri has taken over as Senior Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) on 26 April, 2018. He assumed the appointment of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) on 01 November 2017.
  2. The first of its kind Modern Art Exhibition named ‘To the End of Land’ is an art collection of which country which is being organized in New Delhi?
    A) Israel
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Malaysia
    D) Iran
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in India and the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel is organizing an exhibition titled ‘To the End of Land’-contemporary art from Israel on the occasion of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The exhibition to be inaugurated on 28th of April, 2018 is a collection of art creations of 19 Israeli artists, including the internationally acclaimed Shahar Marcus who will perform at the exhibition opening.
  3. According to the recent data of RBI, India’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $ __________ billion in the week to April 20 after touching record high in the week before.
    A) $ 426.855 billion
    B) $ 425.764 billion
    C) $ 424.673 billion
    D) $ 423.582 billion
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    After touching a life-time high, the country’s foreign exchange reserves fell by a whopping $ 2.499 billion to $ 423.582 billion in the week to April 20 due to a decrease in foreign currency assets, RBI data showed. In the previous week, the reserves had surged by $ 1.217 billion to touch a record high of $ 426.082 billion.
  4. The first-ever Mock Exercise of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Bio-Disasters took place at which of the following airports?
    A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    B) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    C) Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
    D) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted its first-ever Mock Exercise on Bio-Disasters at the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna. A five-day Day training programme, aimed at enhancing the preparedness of Airport Emergency Handlers (AEHs) to respond to CBRN emergencies at the airports.
  5. Who has been appointed as the new US Secretary of State?
    A) Mark Warner
    B) Mike Pompeo
    C) Rex Tillerson
    D) John Cornyn
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42. He replaced Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump last month.
  6. Which among the given companies has adopted the Red Fort under “Adopt a Heritage” scheme for a period of 5 years?
    A) GMR Group
    B) IndiGo Airline
    C) Dalmia Bharat Group
    D) Larsen & Toubro
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Dalmia Bharat Group has adopted the Red Fort for five years under the government’s “Adopt a Heritage” scheme. The conglomerate beat IndiGo Airline and GMR group to win the Rs 25-crore deal, making it the first corporate house to adopt a historical monument in India.
  7. The state government of Haryana has appointed whom as the brand ambassador for its Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign?
    A) Gauri Sheoran
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Saina Nehwal
    D) Divya Tewar
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Haryana government has made international shooter Gauri Sheoran as brand ambassador for its Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the launch of the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in Chandigarh.
  8. Under the Van Dhan Scheme, the government has proposed to set up how many Van Dhan Vikas Kendra in the country?
    A) 35,000
    B) 20,000
    C) 25,000
    D) 30,000
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur, Chattisgarh on 14th April, 2018. The establishment of “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” is for providing skill upgradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility. It is proposed to develop 30,000 such centres in the country.
  9. How much tax have been collected by the government from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the first year for the period ending March 31, 2018?
    A) Rs 7.51 trillion
    B) Rs 7.41 trillion
    C) Rs 7.61 trillion
    D) Rs 7.31 trillion
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India collected Rs 7.41 trillion in taxes in the first year of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the period ending March 31, 2018. However, the revenues for a good part of four months have not been accounted for because of the mid-year rollout and an accounting lag.
  10. Name the author of the book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninismto Nehruvian Socialism’.
    A) C H Hanumantha Rao
    B) T. N. Srinivasan
    C) Mihir Rakshit
    D) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninismto Nehruvian Socialism’ authored by former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member C H Hanumantha Rao. While launching the book, Singh called Rao a most creative thinker, social activist, and distinguished economist.

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