Current Affairs Quiz: March 28, 2018

Current Affairs 28 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. What is the rank of India in terms of mobile Internet download speeds as per the latest report by Ookla’s Speedtest index?
    A) 109
    B) 100
    C) 101
    D) 105
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    According to Ookla’s Speedtest index, India, the largest consumer of mobile data in the world, ranks 109th when it comes to mobile Internet download speeds. The average download speed over the mobile increased to 9.01 mbps in February from the 8.80 mbps in November last year.
  2. When is the World Theatre Day observed?
    A) March 25
    B) March 27
    C) March 26
    D) March 28
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion.
  3. Asia’s largest Tulip garden “Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden” has been inaugurated in which city?
    A) Guwahati
    B) Lucknow
    C) New Delhi
    D) Srinagar
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Srinagar’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden has been opened for visitors. Deemed as Asia’s largest tulip garden, it is situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range by the banks of the Dal Lake.
  4. Veturi Sriharsha who passed away recently was a renowned __________
    A) Physician
    B) Politician
    C) Journalist
    D) Scientist
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist Veturi Sriharsha has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He had previously worked with The Indian Express, Pioneer and Deccan Chronicle.
  5. Which among the following cities hosted a National Conference on Down Syndrome recently?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Gurgaon
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    A’ National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. A book entitled “Twilights Children” based on the lives of person suffering from Down Syndrome was released on the occasion.
  6. Who among the following has won the 2018  Miss Supermodel Worldwide title?
    A) Aleksandra Liashkova
    B) Zarina Andirjanova
    C) Shweta Parmar
    D) Chantarachota Paphattanun
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Aleksandra Liashkova from Belarus was crowned Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2018 at a grand finale in Gurugram, Haryana. India’s Shweta Parmar was awarded Miss Congeniality.
  7. Name the first district of India to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC)?
    A) Varanasi
    B) Surat
    C) Kurnool
    D) Bikaner
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Surat district located in Gujarat has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC). There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.
  8. Who among the following Indians has been featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list?
    A) Sonam Kapoor and Saina Nehwal
    B) Deepika Padukone and Mithali Raj
    C) Sonakshi Sinha and Sania Mirza
    D) Anushka Sharma and P V Sindhu
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma and Badminton Ace P V Sindhu had featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list. The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.
  9. Which is the top ranked country of the world for the highest mobile Internet download speed  according to the Ookla’s Speedtest index?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Singapore
    C) Norway
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Norway is positioned at the top with an average download speed of 62.07 mbps.
  10. Name the mission launched by the government of Assam to spread message for toilet construction
    A) Mission Sambhav
    B) Mission Swacchta
    C) Mission Swavlambi
    D) Mission Suraksha
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the ‘Mission Sambhav’ campaign, which aims at spreading the message of toilet construction in 33 districts of the state. The scheme aims to promote mass mobilisation through public representatives, local units of security forces, NGOs, and colleges.
  11. Who among the following players have clinched the gold medal in the mixed 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018?
    A) Gaurav Rana and Mahima Turhi Agrawal
    B) Manu Bhaker and Anmol
    C) Hans Ben Hummer and Sascha Kroopin
    D) Shreya Agrawal and Arjun Babuta
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The duo of Manu Bhaker and Anmol secured gold medal in the ISSF junior World Cup by winning the mixed 10m air pistol event with a qualification world record.
  12. How much amount has been approved by the government of India for the construction of 3.12 lakh affordable houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)?
    A) Rs. 12,000 crore
    B) Rs. 10,000 crore
    C) Rs. 15,000 crore
    D) Rs. 18,000 crore
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 3.12 lakh affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of over Rs. 18,000 crore with central assistance of over Rs. 4,700 crore.
  13. Which among the following companies has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship?
    A) SAP Technology
    B) Microsoft Dynamics GP
    C) Sage Intacct
    D) NetSuite ERP
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission signed a Statement of Intent with SAP, a tech company, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The program aims to enable students to learn advanced technology topics relevant to digital transformation.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The International Theatre Institute (ITI) is located in which country?
    A) Washington D.C., United States
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Paris, France
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The International Theatre Institute ITI is the world’s largest performing arts organization founded in 1948 by theatre and dance experts and UNESCO.
  2. What is the capital of Belarus?
    A) Minsk
    B) Skopje
    C) Rabat
    D) Managua
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Belarusian ruble
  3.  The global leader in broadband testing, Ookla is located in which country?
    A) France
    B) United States
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Germany
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. The Zabarwan mountain range is situated in which state?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Assam
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
      Option D

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