Current Affairs Quiz: March 28, 2019

Current Affairs 28 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. The Indian Railways has decided to run how many special summer trains to handle extra rush of passengers during this season?
    A)100
    B)150
    C)120
    D)50
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian railways said that 100 summer special trains would be run to handle extra rush of passengers during this season.

  2. Researchers at the GRAPE-3 moun telescope facility have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud. Where is the GRAPE-3 facility located?
    A)Dehradun
    B)Ooty
    C)Mumbai
    D)Shimla
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    For the first time in the world, researchers at the GRAPE-3 moun telescope facility in Ooty have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud that passed overhead on December 1, 2014. At 1.3 gigavolts (GV), this cloud had 10 times higher potential than the previous record in a cloud.

  3. Which company launched 2 new india specific tools “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted”?
    A)Google
    B)WhatsApp
    C)Facebook
    D)Imo
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Social-networking site facebook launched 2 new india specific tools “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted” to boost civic engagement on its platform during the general elections that commence in April.

  4. Which city’s railway station has received Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Chennai
    D)Vijayawada
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Vijayawada Railway Station, one of the busiest railway junctions in the country, has received Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council. Council Chairman Meka Vijaya Sai presented the gold rating shield to Divisional Railway Manager R Dhananjayulu.

  5. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned a state-of-the-art “Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Training Facility-ABHEDYA” in which state?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned a state-of-the-art “Nuclear ,Biological ,Chemical Training Facility-ABHEDYA” at INS Shivaji in Lonavala. The ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries, including VAdm AK Chawla, FOC-in-C Southern Naval Command, VAdm GS Pabby, Chief of Materiel and Cmde BB Nagpal CMD, GSL

  6. Recently,Bangladesh celebrated its which independence Day?
    A)45th
    B)47th
    C)50th
    D)49th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh celebrated the 49th Independence Day tight security. The day was celebrated with parades and paying of respects at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, national memorial at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

  7. How much percent growth was witnessed by Indian Incense Industry in FY 2018-19?
    A)8-10%
    B)7-9%
    C)5-7%
    D)4-6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Incense sticks have been an integral part of Indian lifestyle. Adoption of agarbathis beyond praying rituals has given a boost to the category not only in India but in international markets as well.

  8. Which company has acquired Middle East rival Careem?
    A)Oyo
    B)Uber
    C)Ola
    D)Meru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uber has confirmed that it is acquiring its Middle East rival Careem in a deal worth USD 3.1 billion.Careem was founded in 2012 as a ride-hailing service. Over the years, it expanded its services to include food and package delivery, bus services, and credit transfers.

  9. Which company recently announced a new credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Mastercard Inc?
    A)Apple
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Apple inc. announced a new credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Mastercard Inc. Cardholders receive a titanium card that has no card number, security code, or expiration date printed on the physical card.

  10. Which company becomes first indian port operator to record 200 MMT cargo movement?
    A)Reliance
    B)APM Terminals
    C)KPL
    D)Adani
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Adani Ports and Special economic Zone(APSEZ) said that it has recorded cargo movement of more than 200 million metric tonnes (MMT) at nine ports along the east and west coasts, becoming the first Indian port operator to achieve the milestone.

  11. Which company launches Bharat Consumption Scheme?
    A)IDBI Federal
    B)HDFC Ergo
    C)ICICI Prudential
    D)Reliance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ICICI Prudential announced launched the ICICI Prudential Bharat Consumption Scheme.The Scheme aims to benefit from the Indian consumption story, considered as one of the fastest growing consumption markets globally.

  12. The 12th Asian Airgun Championship held in which city?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Mumbai
    C)Beijing
    D)Taipei
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Shooting, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have bagged a gold medal in the 10 metre Air Pistol Mixed Team Event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship at Taoyuan in Taipei.
  13. Who was appointed as Special Central Police Observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand by Election Commission of India?
    A)KK Sharma
    B)PV Roy
    C)Vikas Anirban
    D)Anurag Kishor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Election Commission of India has appointed KK Sharma,retired DG BSF as Special Central Police Observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand. Sharma, a 1982 batch IPS official, would oversee the deployment and other security-related issues in both the states.

  14. Who was elected as President of Comoros?
    A)Azali Assoumani
    B)Yoweri Museveni
    C)Mohammed Abdel fateh
    D)Idi Amin
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Comoros President Azali Assoumani was reelected according to results published by the electoral commission of the Indian Ocean archipelago. Azali, who first took office in 2016, was way ahead of his closest rival Mahamoudou Ahamada, who garnered only 14.62 percent of the ballots cast.

  15. Who was roped in as new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team?
    A)Bobi Wine
    B)Ramesh Abhishek
    C)Vesilin Matic
    D)Kale Kayihura
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    the Basketball Federation of india roped in vesilin Matic as the new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team.Zoran Visic, who was earlier in charge of both the men’s and women’s national sides will continue with the women’s team after the recruitment of Visic took over the men’s side for the FIBA World Cup and the Asian qualifiers after taking over following a poor run during the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

  16. Who received received Croatia’s highest civilian honor,the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav?
    A)Sumitra Mahajan
    B)Ram Nath Kovind
    C)Arun Jaitley
    D)Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    President Ram nath Kovind received Croatia’s highest civilian honor,the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav, during his official visit to the nation.

  17. Recently,writer Ashita passed away.She was the writer of which language?
    A)Bengali
    B)Malayalam
    C)Tamil
    D)Hindi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Well-known Malayalam writer and poet Ashita passed away at the age of 63 at a private hospital in Thrissur.

  18. Recently,Ranking Roger passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalism
    B)Poet
    C)Sports
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ranking Roger , popularly known as the vocalist of the Beat, has passed away. He was 56. He had suffered a stroke last summer and was diagnosed with two brain tumours and lung cancer in recent months.

  19. Recently,spin bowler Bruce Yardley passed away.He belongs from which country?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)Bangladesh
    C)Australia
    D)England
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bruce Yardley,the former Australian spin bowler , coach and, commentator passed away after a prolonged fight with cancer at the age of 71.

  20. Recently,Scott Walker passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Wrestling
    B)Poet
    C)Professor
    D)Songwriter
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Scott Walker,one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century, has passed away aged 76. Walker first came to fame in the mid-1960s in the group the Walker Brothers, before creating a string of acclaimed solo albums – Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4 – that are regarded as some of the most adventurous and boundary-pushing pop albums of the era.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Croatia?
    A)Kuna
    B)Won
    C)Krone
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Croatia?
    A)Bishkek
    B)Addis Ababa
    C)Kiev
    D)Zagreb
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the capital of Comoros?
    A)Tirana
    B)Yerevan
    C)Moroni
    D)Luanda
    View Answer
    Option C

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