Current Affairs Quiz: April 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which state has recently launched scheme named ‘Rupashree’ to provide one time financial support for the marriage of poor women of the state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Odisha
    C) Haryana
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government has rolled out Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s dream project ‘Rupashree’ which provides one time financial support to the marriages of poor women.
  2. Name the player to lift the Men’s Singles trophy of the 2018 Miami Open?
    A) Kei Nishikori
    B) Rafael Nadal
    C) German Alexander Zverev
    D) John Isner
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In Tennis, American John Isner has lifted the Men’s Singles trophy of the Miami Open. In the title clash last night, the 14th seeded American defeated fourth-placed German Alexander Zverev, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to win his first ever Masters 1,000 title.
  3. Which Indian city has topped in the JLL’s recently released annual global report ‘City Momentum Index’ (CMI) 2018?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad has been ranked the top city in the short-term Momentum Ranking of JLL’s annual global survey. The ‘CMI Short-Term Momentum rankings’ published by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) features Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune and Kolkata among the top five cities with Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai also earning a spot among the top 20 in the Global Top 30 index.
  4. Carlos Alvarado has recently been elected as the new President of which country?
    A) Haiti
    B) Burkina Faso
    C) Costa Rica
    D) Papua New Guinea
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica’s centre-left presidential candidate, is set to be the country’s next leader after elections on 1st April.
  5. Which among the following airports has been adjudged as the cleanest airport in India by Airport Authority of India on the basis of a recent survey conducted by it across 53 Indian airports?
    A) Mangalore International Airport
    B) Chennai International Airport
    C) Trivandrum International Airport
    D) Jaipur International Airport
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    In the survey conducted across 53 airports in the country by AAI, Mangalore International Airport was adjudged the cleanest. A team of officials from AAI had inspected the airport terminal, parking area, toilets, commercial stalls, the road leading to the airport and customer lounge.
  6. When is the World Autism Awareness Day observed?
    A) April 1
    B) April 2
    C) April 3
    D) March 31
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on 2 April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world.
  7. What is the rank of India in the Global Startup Ecosystem 2017 Index?
    A) 37
    B) 23
    C) 39
    D) 27
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    India ranked 37th in the global startup ecosystem in 2017, according to a report released by global startup ecosystem map Startupblink.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new President of NASSCOM?
    A) R.Chandrashekhar
    B) Raman Roy
    C) Debjani Ghosh
    D) Rishad Premji
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Debjani Ghosh, former managing director of Intel South Asia, is the new president of Nasscom. Ms.Ghosh had taken charge as the president, succeeding R.Chandrashekhar upon completion of his term.
  9. According to the latest data by the Almond Board of California, which country has become the largest importer of almonds in the world?
    A) France
    B) Spain
    C) China
    D) India
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India has now become the largest importer of almonds in the world. India, the second largest almond importer in the world in 2017, has already imported 154 million pounds till February this crop year (August 2017 to July 2018), overtaking Spain and China.
  10. Which team has won the 72nd edition of the Santosh Trophy Football tournament?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Negal
    C) Kerala
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala beat defending champions Bengal 4-2 in the tie-breaker after the final ended 2-2 in extra time to win the 72nd edition of the Santosh Trophy football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuvabharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  11. The 5th edition of the Indo-Kyrgyzstan joint training exercise KHANJAR V was held in which state?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Karnataka
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Assam
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The fifth Indo-Kyrgyzstan joint training exercise KHANJAR V culminated after a Joint Tactical Validation Exercise and a closing ceremony held at Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte, Mizoram.
  12. What is the theme of the World Autism Awareness Day?
    A) Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination
    B) Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity
    C) Employment – the Autism Advantage
    D) Empowering Women and Girls with Autism
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The theme of Autism Awareness Day in 2018 is “Empowering women and girls with autism”.
  13. What is the name of the virtual assistant launched by SIDBI on banks universal loan portal for the purpose of answering standard queries of aspirants 24*7?
    A) Sadbhavna
    B) Samridhhi
    C) Suraksha
    D) Suvidha
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has celebrated its foundation day. Chairman Managing Director of SIDBI Mohammad Mustafa launched a series of initiatives from its Lucknow bank headquarters. An MoU was signed with The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. and two MSMEs were issued insurance policies. Chairman SIDBI also launched ‘Samridhhi- the virtual assistant’ on banks revamped universal loan portal www.udyamimitra.in. 
  14. Which country has topped the 2017 global startup ecosystem according to the report by global startup ecosystem map Startupblink?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Russia
    C) United States
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The list, measuring startup ecosystem strength and activity, was topped by the United States followed by the United Kingdom.
  15. SIDBI has launched a Bankability Kit on its foundation day on April 2. The kit has been developed by which bank?
    A) Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank
    B) PNB and Syndicate Bank
    C) Bank of Maharashtra and Union Bank of India
    D) State Bank of India and UCO Bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     ‘Bankability Kit’ (brought in partnership with Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank) of SIDBI has been launched on its foundation day on April 2. 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of the Airport Authority of India (AAI)?
    A) S. Suresh
    B) B.S. Bhullar
    C) Guruprasad Mohapatra
    D) Anuj Aggarwal
    View Answer
      Option C
  2. What is the capital of Kyrgyzstan?
    A) Roseau
    B) Bishkek
    C) Conakry
    D) Vientiane
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Kyrgyzstani som
  3. The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) was set up in which year?
    A) 1990
    B) 1985
    C) 1972
    D) 1994
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the principal development financial institution in India headquartered at Lucknow with branches all over India and set up on April 2, 1990 through an Act of Parliament. 
  4. Where is the headquarter of NASSCOM located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Hyderabad
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies is a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation. NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi with regional offices in the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.
  5. What is the capital of Costa Rica?
    A) Bangui
    B) San Jose
    C) Quito
    D) Reykjavik
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency – Costa Rican colon(CRC)

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