Current Affairs Quiz: May 4, 2018

Current Affairs 4 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. The new National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018 of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) aims to attract ________ billion investment in the sector by 2022.
    A) $ 250 billion
    B) $ 150 billion
    C) $ 100 billion
    D) $ 200 billion
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released for public consultations the draft of the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018, named the National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The main aim of the new policy is to: Create 40 lakh new jobs by 2022; attract $100 billion in investments into the sector in the next four years; ensure broadband speeds of 50 mbps for every citizen by 2022 and enhance the contribution of the digital communications space to India’s GDP to 8 per cent from about 6 per cent in 2017.
  2. Name the Indian ace shuttler who has achieved the third spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings in men’s single category?
    A) Parupalli Kashyap
    B) HS Prannoy
    C) B. Sai Praneeth
    D) Kidambi Srikanth
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s star shuttler and Commonwealth silver-medallist Kidambi Srikanth climbed to the third spot in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is at the top spot followed by South Korean Son Wan Ho.Fellow Indian HS Prannoy climbed up two places to reach career-best eighth spot.
  3. The 4th Regional Conference on Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) took place in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) organized the 4th Regional Conference on Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure in Bengaluru on May 3rd. The 2-day Conference is a lead-up to the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to be hosted by the Government of India on 25th and 26th June 2018 in Mumbai.
  4. When is the World Press Freedom Day observed?
    A) May 2
    B) May 3
    C) May 1
    D) May 4
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.
  5. According to the report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India is among the top 5 biggest military spenders of the year 2017. Which country is at the top of the list?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) China
    C) United States
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India has emerged as one of the five biggest military spenders in 2017, according to a report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). According to the arms watchdog, the five top military spenders in 2017 were the US, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and India respectively. With an expenditure of USD 63.9 billion on military in 2017, India marked a 5.5 per cent rise from the figures in 2016. The total global military spending rose to USD 1.739 trillion which is an increase of 1.1 percent compared to the expenditure in 2016.
  6. Who among the following has been appointed as the new head coach of the Australian National Cricket Team?
    A) Justin Langer
    B) Michael Bevan
    C) Greg Blewett
    D) Darren Lehmann
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Justin Langer has been named as Australian national cricket team’s new head coach, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. He will take the reins of all three formats for the next four years.
  7. The Government of India is soon to set up a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre in which of the following cities?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Gurugram
    C) Pune
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Dr. Jitendra Singh announced that a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will come up in Delhi soon. The Centre will act as a cultural and convention, information hub of the North Eastern Region in Delhi.
  8. What is the rank of the Indian star player PV Sindhu in the recently released Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings in women’s single category?
    A) Tenth
    B) Fifth
    C) Third
    D) Second
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    In the women singles section, Indian star PV Sindhu continues to hold on to the third spot. Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei leads the women’s singles standings while Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi is at the second spot. London Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal climbed up two places to reach career-best tenth spot. 
  9. The growth rate of the eight core sector of India saw a sequential decline of _______ percent in the month of March 2018 due to weak performance of the sector.
    A) 3.8%
    B) 4.1%
    C) 5.3%
    D) 4.2%
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The growth of eight core sectors slowed to a three-month low of 4.1% in March 2018, down from 5.3 per cent in February and 6.1 per cent in January. The Sequential decline in core sector growth in March is mainly due to weak performance in six sectors including coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, steel and electricity.The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors, including fertilizers and cement, was 5.2% in March 2017, according to data released by the Commerce Ministry. The previous low was 3.8% in December 2017.
  10. According to the Hockey India data, three Indian hockey players have been named for the 2018 Arjuna Award. Who among the given is not one among them?
    A) Dharamvir Singh
    B) Manpreet Singh
    C) Savita Punia
    D) P. R. Sreejesh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Hockey India has announced the recommended players for the esteemed Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement 2018. Experienced midfielder Dharamvir Singh, Manpreet Singh and Indian women’s team ace goalkeeper Savita Punia have been recommended for the Arjuna Award.Sanggai Ibemhal Chanu and former India men’s captain Bharat Chetri have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement.Hockey India also recommended coach BS Chauhan for the Dronacharya Award.
  11. What is the theme of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day?
    A) Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
    B) Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media
    C) Celebrating the Fundamental Principles of Press Freedom
    D) Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    2018 Theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law.
  12. Who among the following has been awarded the Best Actor award (female) at the 65th National Film Awards?
    A) Manisha Koirala
    B) Divya Dutta
    C) Sridevi
    D) Bhumi Pednekar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Actor Sridevi posthumously won the Best Actress Award for her role in Hindi film Mom while Bengali actor Riddhi Sen got the Best Actor award for Nagar Kirtan. The Best Feature Film award went to Assamese film Village Rockstars. Actor Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) came into force in which year?
    A) 2014
    B) 2011
    C) 2015
    D) 2016
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The AIIB bank started operation after the agreement entered into force on 25 December 2015
  2. Who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications?
    A) Giriraj Singh
    B) Manoj Sinha
    C) Mahesh Sharma
    D) Rao Inderjit Singh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    He also holds the Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
  3. The headquarter of the Badminton World Federation is situated in________
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Lausanne‎, Switzerland
    C) London, United Kingdom
    D) Zurich, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Badminton World Federation is the international governing body for the sport of badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
    Other Info: Formation-1934
    Headquarter:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen

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