Current Affairs Quiz: March 30, 2018

Current Affairs 30 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. How much amount has been approved by the government of India as education loan for the weaker section of the nations?
    A) Rs 6,500 crore
    B) Rs 6,600 crore
    C) Rs 6,000 crore
    D) Rs 6,200 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet approved Rs 6,600 crore for providing education loans to students belonging to economically weaker sections. The government over the period of 2017-18 to 2019-20 would provide loans for 10 lakh students.
  2. Who among the given has been appointed as the Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh?
    A) Kidambi Srikanth
    B) Sathish Sivalingam
    C) PR Sreejesh
    D) Gagan Narang
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has been appointed as a Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh government.
  3. To commemorate the birth anniversary of which Sikh Guru, the government of India has decided to launch Rs 350 commemorative coin?
    A) Guru Hargobind Singh
    B) Guru Tegh Bahadur
    C) Guru Gobind Singh
    D) Guru Ram Das Singh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Government will come out with a Rs 350 commemorative coin to mark 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last Sikh Guru. The obverse will bear the rupee symbol and denominational value ‘350’ in international numerals below the Lion Capital. The reverse side will bear the picture of “Takht Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib” in the centre. The years ‘1666’ and ‘2016’ in international numerals will be on the left and right periphery of the coin.
  4. How much amount has been approved by the Government towards the Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) for the three years ending March 2020 to boost development projects in North-East?
    A) Rs 5,5000 crore
    B) Rs 4,000 crore
    C) Rs 5,000 crore
    D) Rs 4,500 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Cabinet has approved Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) including continuation of existing Schemes. It will boost the development projects in North-East. 4,500 crore rupeeshave been approved for the scheme for three years upto March, 2020.
  5. Who has been appointed has the acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
    A) Jawad Rahim
    B) Devendra Kumar Arora
    C) Ranjan Roy
    D) Arvind Mishra
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court appointed Justice Jawad Rahim as the acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Justice Rahim would also participate in the selection process of judicial experts.
  6. The state government of Goa has recently signed a sister state agreement with which of the following regions of Russia to promote cultural and social exchanges?
    A) Volga region
    B) Volga-Vyatka region
    C) Kaliningrad region
    D) Ural region
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Goa Cabinet approved the proposal to make the scenic Kaliningrad region of Russia near the Baltic Sea a twin region of Goa, in order to promote cultural and social exchanges.
  7. An amount of penalty worth Rs. 58.9 crore has been imposed by RBI on which bank for failing to comply with the rules on the sale of bonds in the held-to-maturity (HTM) category?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Federal Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a rare move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalty worth Rs. 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank, the country’s biggest private bank, for failing to abide by rules on the sale of bonds in the held-to-maturity (HTM) category.
  8. Which among the following states has launched a mobile app to market the rare chicken breed Kadaknath?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Bihar
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Madhya Pradesh government has come up with amobile application to market rare chicken breed–the “Kadaknath”–whose black meat is in high demand for its nutritious content and purported medicinal properties. The “MP Kadaknath” mobile app aims to connect poultries that sale the breed with people from other parts of the country.
  9. The Jana Small Finance Bank started commencement of banking operations after an year of receiving final license from RBI. The bank is located in which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Jana Small Finance Bank has finally commenced operations after a year of receiving final license from Reserve Bank of India. The bank plans to foray into affordable housing loans and consumer durable loans while it will continue with focus on microfinance. The bank has its headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  10. Name the incumbent President of Egypt who has been re-elected for a second term on the post?
    A) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    B) Mohamed Morsi
    C) Gamal Abdel Nasser
    D) Hosni Mubarak
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Incumbent Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected to the post for the second time. Sisi won the elections with a brute majority, amassing a massive 92 percent vote share.
  11. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched which of the given home made communication satellites recently into the orbit?
    A) GSAT S9
    B) GSAT 6A
    C) GSAT 5B
    D) GSAT 7M
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the GSLV-F08 carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.
  12. Who has been conferred with the 2017 J.C. Daniel Award?
    A) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
    B) K. G. George
    C) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
    D) Sreekumaran Thampi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    One of the most popular Malayalam film personalities, Sreekumaran Thampi was awarded the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for in recognition of his sterling contributions to the Malayalam film industry.
  13. Which of the following US States has announced to declare April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month?
    A) New Jersey
    B) California
    C) Florida
    D) Texas
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The US state of New Jersey has declared April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’ as part of its effort to promote awareness of the faith.

 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Baltic Sea is a part of which of the following oceans?
    A) Pacific Ocean
    B) Atlantic Ocean
    C) Arctic Ocean
    D) Indian Ocean
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.
  2. Guru Gobind Singh was the __________ Guru of Sikhs
    A) 10th
    B) 9th
    C) 5th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th and last Sikh Guru.
  3. What is the currency of Egypt?
    A) Egyptian franc
    B) Egyptian peso
    C) Egyptian euro
    D) Egyptian pound
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital – Cairo
  4. The J. C. Daniel Award is given for outstanding work in_________
    A) Marathi Cinema
    B) Bollywood Cinema
    C) Malayalam Cinema
    D) Kannada Cinema
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The J. C. Daniel Award is Kerala’s highest award in Malayalam cinema. It is presented annually by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, a non-profit institution under the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Kerala, India

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