Current Affairs Quiz: March 29, 2019

Current Affairs 29 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which country became the 4th country by successfully destroying a low earth orbit satellite in space by using a missile?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)Pakistan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India successfully conducted an anti satellite missile test, becoming the 4th country to do so by successfully destroying a low earth orbit satellite in space by using a missile which covered a distance of 300 km to engage the target.

  2. According to Skytrax, which country’s airport has crowned the world’s best aviation hub for the 7th time time in a row?
    A)Australia
    B)India
    C)China
    D)Singapore
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the world’s best aviation hub for the 7th time time in a row, while New Delhi’s IGI Airport featured at number 59, according to the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

  3. Linkus Infratech has launched a hyper-local connectivity app called “Bhonga” in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Mumbai based company Linkus Infratech has launched a hyper-local connectivity app called “Bhonga” to connect users to people in their neighbourhood in the city even without an Internet connection. “Bhonga” is a word in Marathi language that translates to meaning megaphone or loudspeaker.

  4. India signed MoU with which organization on health sciences collaboration?
    A)AIIB
    B)African Union
    C)World Bank
    D)ADB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Council of Medical Research and the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding which formalised the India Africa Health Sciences Collaborative Platform by establishing a framework.

  5. In which city,a new centre to repair Russian helicopters of Mi 17V 5 type will be operational?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chandigarh
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A new centre to repair Russian helicopters of Mi 17V 5 type will be operational in Chandigarh by the end of 2019, according to Russian Helicopters Deputy Director General Igor Chechikov.

  6. Which company has claimed to develop its largest power storage system in Asia?
    A)Tesla
    B)Indus Towers
    C)TCS
    D)PFC
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan, Tesla has claimed to develop its largest power storage system in Asia.It has installed a bank of 42 Powerpacks at a train station in Japan’s Osaka that can provide sufficient backup power to safely move a train and its passengers to the nearest station in the event of a power outage.

  7. Which bank will develop an agricultural platform called “Baroda Kisan”?
    A)BOB
    B)IOB
    C)PNB
    D)IDBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Public sector lender Bank of Baroda said it will develop an agricultural platform called “Baroda Kisan” in order to provide solutions for all major agricultural requirements. Six companies Skymet Weather Services, Weather Risk Management Services, BigHaat, Agrostar India, EM3 Agri Services and Poorti Agri Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the bank for this project.

  8. How much fund was infused by the government in bank of Baroda ahead of its merger operation?
    A)Rs 4781 cr
    B)Rs 5042 cr
    C)Rs 4521 cr
    D)Rs 5000 cr
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ahead of its merged entity operation, Bank of Baroda will receive Rs 5042 crores fund infusion from the government.

  9. Which company to buy 75 per cent equity stake in Starter NVa subsidiary of the Dutch based ABN AMRO Bank?
    A)IBM
    B)TCS
    C)Infosys
    D)HCL
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Global software major Infosys said its consulting arm would buy 75 per cent equity stake in Starter NVa subsidiary of the Dutch based ABN AMRO Bank for Rs 999 crore ($144 million) in cash for strategic partnership in The Netherlands.

  10. Recenty,which cup is to be replaced by ATP(Association of Tennis Professionals Cup)?
    A)Rogers Cup
    B)Toronto Cup
    C)French Cup
    D)Hopman Cup
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The city of Perth in Western Australia will no longer play host to the Hopman Cup. Instead, the mixed tournament format will be replaced with an all men’s event called the ATP(Association of Tennis Professionals Cup).

  11. Who was deployed as special expenditure observer for the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland by the Election Commission?
    A)DD Goel
    B)Gopal Mukherjee
    C)Paritosh Tripathi
    D)MN Roy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Election Commission appointed 2 former civil servants Gopal Mukherjee and DD Goel as special expenditure observers for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. While Mr. Gopal Mukherjee ex-IRS, former Member of CBDT has been deployed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Mr D.D.Goel ex-IRS, former DGIT been deployed in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

  12. Who was appointed as Goa’s new Deputy Chief minister?
    A)Rahul Dev
    B)Manohar Ajgaonkar
    C)Kamal Nath
    D)Vijay Sardesai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), was appointed as the state’s new Deputy Chief Minister.

  13. Who was appointed as Ethics Officer of the Indian Cricket Board?
    A)Pranav Bhosle
    B)DK Jain
    C)AC Menon
    D)PS Narayanan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Supreme Court appointed BCCI ombudsman Justice DK Jain will now serve as Ethics Officer of the India Cricket Board on an ad-hoc basis. According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), provisions in its constitution require an Ethics Officer to be appointed to determine and decide issues related to conflict of interest.

  14. Who was appointed as special central police observer for Tripura and Mizoram?
    A)Mahi Sharma
    B)BN Sharma
    C)MK Das
    D)KK Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission of India has appointed Retired DGP of Manipur MK Das as special central police observer for Tripura and Mizoram,while Retired DG BSF KK Sharma has been appointed for west Bengal and Jharkhand.
  15. Recently,HS D’Lima passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Activist
    C)Journalist
    D)Poet
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    HS D’Lima ,activist from Andheri Gaothan, who fought against illegal constructions and slumification of Mumbai’s gaothans (traditional east Indian urban villages) passed away. He was 84 years old.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of BCCI?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Mumbai
    C)Delhi
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Infosys?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Pune
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Dena Bank?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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