Current Affairs Quiz: April 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 April 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 28 April 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 28, 2018

  1. Who among the given has been selected for the 2017 Saraswati Samman?
    A) Sitanshu Yashaschandra
    B) Taslima Nasrin
    C) Vasant Abaji Dahake
    D) Chaman Lal Chaman
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Gujarati poet, playwright and academic Sitanshu Yashaschandra has been selected for the 2017 Saraswati Samman for his collection of verses titled Vakhar.
  2. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed annually on________
    A) April 26
    B) April 27
    C) April 29
    D) April 28
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. 
  3. What is the projected growth rate of India as estimated by Fitch for the fiscal 2018-19?
    A) 7.4%
    B) 7.3%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 7.7%
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Global credit rating agency Fitch on Friday affirmed India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘ with ‘stable’ outlook, saying that the country’s medium-term growth potential is strong. ‘BBB-‘ rating indicates lowest investment grade. It projected India’s growth at 7.3 per cent in current the fiscal and further to 7.5 per cent in 2019-20.
  4. Who among the following has been named to be awarded the prestigious CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI?
    A) Sandhya Agarwal
    B) Nilima Jogalekar
    C) Diana Edulji
    D) Shubhangi Kulkarni
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A three-man BCCI panel has recommended former India women’s team captain and current CoA member, Diana Edulji, for the prestigious CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with Edulji, former India openerl late Pankaj Roy will also be awarded posthumously. 
  5. Who has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndiGo?
    A) Rakesh Gangwal
    B) Rahul Bhatia
    C) Pradeep Singh Kharola
    D) Aditya Ghosh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    InterGlobe Aviation Ltd.’s billionaire director Rahul Bhatia has taken over as an interim chief executive officer after its president and director Aditya Ghosh unexpectedly resigned before a board meeting.
  6. The Budgam district has been shortlisted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s excellence award. The district is in which state?
    A) Jammu & Kashmir
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district has been shortlisted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s excellence award for promoting digital payments and cashless economy. Under the supervision of District authorities, digital payments facility has been installed at 670 places across the district so far.
  7. India’s first industrial solar microgrid has been commissioned in which city by Swedish-Swiss multinational giant ABB?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Jaipur
    C) Vadodara
    D) Gorakhpur
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Swedish-Swiss multinational giant ABB has commissioned India’s first industrial solar microgrid at its Vadodara manufacturing facility in Gujarat. The Vadodara factory is ABB’s largest facility in India.
  8. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the capital acquisition proposals valued at over Rs________crore
    A) Rs 3,243 crore
    B) Rs 3,465 crore
    C) Rs 3,798 crore
    D) Rs 3,687 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by the Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services valued at over Rs 3,687 crore. In a boost to indigenisation and in realisation of India’s growing technological prowess, the DAC approved procurement of Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs 524 crore. 
  9. What is the theme of the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work?
    A) Occupational safety health (OSH) vulnerability of young workers
    B) Workplace Stress: a collective challenge
    C) Optimize the collection and use of OSH data
    D) Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Theme 2018: Occupational safety health (OSH) vulnerability of young workers
  10. The National Media Faculty Development Centre has recently been inaugurated by Cabinet Minister Smriti Irani in which of the following institutions?
    A) K.C. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
    B) Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
    C) Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
    D) Manipal Institute of Communications, Manipal
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the National Media Faculty Development Centre at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi.
  11. The India-Nepal Inter Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, transit and cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pokhara
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kathmandu
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    India-Nepal Inter Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, transit and cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade begins in Kathmandu. Indian side is led by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The IndiGo airline is headquartered at _____________
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Chennai
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    IndiGo is a low-cost airline headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size
  2. The headquarter of Fitch is located in which country?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) New York, United States
    C) New Delhi, India
    D) Tokyo, Japan
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. The Saraswati Samman was instituted in which year?
    A) 1991
    B) 1984
    C) 1995
    D) 1979
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation. It consists of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque. Candidates are selected from literary works published in the previous ten years by a panel that included scholars and former award winners. The inaugural award was given to Harivanshrai ‘Bachchan for his four volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.
  4. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was formed in which year?
    A) August 1936
    B) November 1912
    C) July 1942
    D) December 1928
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in india. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI officials.

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