Current Affairs Quiz: March 31, 2018

Current Affairs 31 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. The maiden food park of Rajasthan named Greentech Mega Food Park Private Ltd has been inaugurated in which city of the state?
    A) Ajmer
    B) Jaipur
    C) Jaisalmer
    D) Pushkar
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union minister for food processing industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Greentech Mega Food Park Private Ltd, the first mega food park in Rajasthan, at Roopangarh Village in Ajmer. The park has been set up at a cost of Rs 113.57 crore and will benefit around 25,000 farmers in and around neighbouring districts. 
  2. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner of India recently?
    A) Anurag Agarwal
    B) Chandra Bhushan Kumar
    C) Ritvik Ranjanam Pandey
    D) Mukul Ratra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar has been appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle by the government.
  3. Which state has launched a toll free helpline number under the name 181-Sakhi, to tackle crime against the women?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    In the wake of increasing crimes against women, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘181-Sakhi’, a toll-free helpline number for women.
  4. Name the first female who has recently been appointed as Chief of United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA)?
    A) Jeffrey Feltman
    B) Rosemary DiCarlo
    C) Taye-Brook Zerihoun
    D) Miroslav Jenca
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Long-serving American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo was appointed to become the first woman to head UN political affairs, one of the most high-profile positions at the world body. DiCarlo will replace Jeffrey Feltman, another American who held the post of under-secretary-general for political affairs since 2012, overseeing UN efforts to end conflicts worldwide.
  5. Which Indian state is conducting the first ever International Yachting Festival of the country in an effort to boost tourism?
    A) Goa
    B) Telangana
    C) Karnataka
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu flagged off the International Yachting Festival in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The festival is being held from March 29 to April 1. This International Yachting Festival is the first step in developing sea tourism in Visakhapatnam. 
  6. Recently scientists have identified a new organ in human body naming it interstitium which they hope will be useful in understanding the spread of which disease?
    A) Cancer
    B) Tuberculosis
    C) HIV/AIDS
    D) Smallpox
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Scientists have identified a new organ in the human body, which they hope could help them understand the spread of cancer within the body. Layers long thought to be dense, connective tissues are actually a series of fluid-filled compartments that researchers have termed as “interstitium”.
  7. Which of the following states has the highest number of fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of 55770 fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country followed by Odisha and Jharkhand. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has informed that under the Scheme ‘National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), 10% of the total allocation of funds is earmarked to be used for the supply of drinking water to Scheduled Tribe (ST) dominated habitations.
  8. Which among the following companies has tied up with BCCI for three years to be an official partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
    A) Paytm
    B) Tata Motors
    C) Mahindra
    D) Vivo
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Tata Motors has entered into a three-year partnership with the BCCI under which its compact SUV Nexon will be an official partner for the popular T20 tourney, the Indian Premier League (IPL). The latest edition of the IPL begins on April 7.
  9. Which country has recently test fired Submarine Launched Cruise Missile named SLCM Babur?
    A) Iraq
    B) Israel
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Pakistan conducted successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) BABUR having a range of 450 KMs. SLCM BABUR is capable of delivering various types of payloads and incorporates state of the art technologies.
  10. Name the first ever mission of NASA to be launched on May 5 to study the deep interior of Mars and traces of how it was formed.
    A) Cagnizance
    B) Vision
    C) Insight
    D) Sagacity
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch on May 5, InSight – a stationary lander – will also be the first NASA mission since the Apollo moon landings to place a seismometer, a device that measures quakes, on the soil of another planet.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Identify wrong statement with respect to BCCI.
    A) The President of BCCI is Rahul Johri
    B) The BCCI is located in Mumbai
    C) The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.
    D) The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, the British Raj emblem during the colonial period.
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India 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. President is C K Khanna.
  2. The Election Commission of India operates under which article of the authority of Constitution?
    A) Article 329
    B) Article 324
    C) Article 318
    D) Article 333
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324.

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