Current Affairs Quiz: March 30, 2019

Current Affairs 30 March 2019 Quiz

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  1. RailTel Corporation of India ltd., a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, has successfully completed work of turning how many stations into free WiFi zones?
    A)1000
    B)1500
    C)2000
    D)2500
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    RailTel Corporation of India ltd., a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, has successfully completed work of turning 1000 railway stations across the country into Free Wi-Fi zones.

  2. Which state government launched a MSME networking portal recently?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Telangana
    C)Odisha
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government launched a MSME networking portal, Telangana State Global Linker in Hyderabad to digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs of the state. The solution aims to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making their business growth simpler, more profitable and enjoyable.

  3. Which state’s chief electoral officer launched the Enajori initiative?
    A)Manipur
    B)Assam
    C)Mizoram
    D)Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu launched the Enajori initiative in Guwahati.

  4. Which state’s Tashigang village is now the highest polling station in the world?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Uttrakhand
    C)J&K
    D)West Bengal
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tucked away deep in trans-Himalayas, Tashigang,a small Himachal Pradesh village at an altitude of 15256 feet, is now the highest polling station in the world. The polling station falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti, one of the 17 assembly segments that form the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, the second largest constituency in India.

  5. Who is the author of the book “Indian fiscal Federalism”?
    A)NK Singh
    B)YV Reddy
    C)Bimal Jalan
    D)Viral acharya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Chairman of 15th Finance Commission of India, NK Singh launched the book “Indian fiscal Federalism”. The book has been written by Dr. Y. V. Reddy, former Governor of RBI and Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India along with Dr. G. R. Reddy, Advisor (Finance) to the Government of Telangana.

  6. Who was roped in as brand ambassador of online insurance web aggregator PolicyX.com?
    A)KL Rahul
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)Virendra Sehwag
    D)MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    An online insurance web aggregator PolicyX.com has roped in legendary cricketer Virendra Sehwag as its brand ambassador.

  7. According to Open Signal,which city has topped the list of 50 cities in India in terms of 4G availability?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Dhanbad
    C)Nashik
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In terms of 4G availability,Dhanbad in Jharkhand has topped the list of 50 cities in India, London-based wireless coverage mapping company Open Signal said.

  8. Which company acquired Mumbai-based Haptik one of the world’s largest conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms for over Rs 200 crore?
    A)TCS
    B)IBM
    C)Reliance Jio
    D)Airtel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reliance Jio is reportedly acquiring Mumbai-based Haptik one of the world’s largest conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms for over Rs 200 crore.

  9. Recently,Australian sporting icon Tim Cahill announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Tennis
    D)Baseball
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    After four World Cups, an illustrious club career and having risen to the rank of Australian sporting icon Tim Cahill has officially quit professional football.

  10. Recently, Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Sports
    C)Social Activist
    D)Writer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 31. Higuain is sixth on the list of Argentina’s all-time top scorers with 31 goals in 67 matches in an international career that spanned a decade.

  11. Who assumed charge of the command of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai?
    A)Sanjay Jasjit Singh
    B)MA Hampiholi
    C)VN Singh
    D)Ramesh Parwar Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh NM assumed command of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Rear Admiral Sanjay took charge of the Navy’s the sword arm from Rear Admiral MA Hampiholi AVSM NM.

  12. Who was appointed as Central Police Observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls?
    A)Manohar Lal Seth
    B)Vivek Dube
    C)KK Sharma
    D)DK Jain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    the Election Commission appointed Vivek Dubey , a retired IPS officer of 1981 batch, as the Central Police Observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

  13. Who was awarded with the Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world famous Bodleian Libraries?
    A)AR Rehman
    B)Arundhati Roy
    C)Chetan Bhagat
    D)Amartya Sen
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been awarded the Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world famous Bodleian Libraries.

  14. Who was awarded with the 2018 Alan Turing Award?
    A)George Saunders
    B)Marlon James
    C)Geoffrey Hinton
    D)Anna Burns
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    the 2018 Turing Award,known as the “Nobel Prize of Computing”,has been given to Yoshua Bengio,Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun sometimes called the “godfathers of AI” , for their work developing the AI subfield of deep learning.

  15. who was awarded with the Martha Farrell award 2019 for promoting gender equality?
    A)Priyal Patel
    B)Arunima Bhateja
    C)Manu Gulati
    D)Preeti Sngh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Manu gulati, a Delhi government school teacher, has been conferred the Martha Farrell award 2019 for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Gulati has been instrumental in helping young girls in receiving formal school education. She has also been working with boys and girls at government schools in sensitising them about gender neutrality.

  16. Who was awarded with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for his contributions in the field of science, education and medicine?
    A)Mahesh Narvariya
    B)Mahesh Jain
    C)PS Jaynanad
    D)Rajendra Kumar joshi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    RUJ Group’s founder and chairman, Dr Rajendra Kumar Joshi,has been awarded with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for his contributions in the field of science, education and medicine, promoting the honour and prestige of India. Dr. Joshi, who belongs to Rajasthan, is a scientist of Indian origin and is based in Switzerland.

  17. Recently, Valery Bykovsky passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Professor
    B)Social activist
    C)Poet
    D)Space Pioneer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Valery Bykovsky, , who was the 11th person to venture into space and who held the unbroken record for the longest solo spaceflight, has died aged 84. He first flew aboard a Vostok 5 spacecraft in June 1963 and would go on to take part in two more USSR missions.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of RailTel Corporation of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Policyx.com?
    A)Chennai
    B)Delhi
    C)Gurugram
    D)Noida
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of OpenSignal?
    A)Rome
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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