Current Affairs Quiz: April 6, 2018

Current Affairs 6 April 2018 Quiz

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  1. When is the National Maritime Day observed in India?
    A) April 5
    B) April 3
    C) April 4
    D) April 6
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    April 5 is celebrated as the National Maritime Day in India every year. It was on this day 99 years ago in 1919 when the country’s navigation history set sail with SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd started for the United Kingdom from Mumbai (then British Bombay).
  2. According to the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal, the estimated real GDP growth rate of India for 2018-19 is likely to vary between _______
    A) 7.1- 7.6 %
    B) 7.5- 7.7 %
    C) 7.2-7.5 %
    D) 7.4-7.9 %
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The RBI maintained the status quo on its key short-term lending rate at 6 per cent, along with its ‘neutral’ stance, at the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal, in line with what was being widely expected. RBI estimated that the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for FY20 will range from 7.4 to 7.9 percent.
  3. Name the Indian World champion weightlifter to secure India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by winning in the women’s 48kg event?
    A) Ngangbam Soniya Chanu
    B) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
    C) Sanamacha Chanu
    D) Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu gave India its first Gold Medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
  4. When is the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed?
    A) April 5
    B) April 3
    C) April 4
    D) April 2
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on April 4 each year. This day aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
  5. Recently NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant single star ever seen in the Universe. What is the name of the star?
    A) Icarus
    B) Saiph
    C) Iota
    D) Denebola
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the farthest individual star ever seen – an enormous blue stellar body nicknamed Icarus located over halfway across the universe. The star, harboured in a very distant spiral galaxy, is so far away that its light has taken nine billion years to reach Earth.
  6. The UIDAI ha launched Virtual ID to address privacy concerns related to Aadhaar. The Virtual ID is a ________ digit number.
    A) 11
    B) 12
    C) 14
    D) 16
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the much-awaited ‘Virtual ID’ which will be a random 16-digit number mapped to a person’s Aadhaar number. UIDAI had stated that it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the VID from their users from June 1, 2018.
  7. What is the theme of the 2018 National Maritime Day?
    A) Connecting India through Shipping
    B) Indian Shipping – An Ocean of Opportunity
    C) Ease of doing business in the maritime sector
    D) Make in India” – an opportunity for the Maritime sector
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The theme of the National Maritime Day in 2018 is ‘Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity’.
  8. Name the App recently launched by the Government for Coal Quality Monitoring.
    A) UNNATI
    B) UTTHAN
    C) UTKARSH
    D) UTTAM
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal launched UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring. UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal (uttam.coalindia.in). The Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited (CIL) developed UTTAM,aims to provide an App for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal across CIL subsidiaries.
  9. Recently popular actor Kolam Ajith passed away. He worked for which cinema?
    A) Marathi
    B) Odia
    C) Malayalam
    D) Bengali
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, has passed away. Ajith, 56, was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago following health issues. 
  10. According to the latest data by the Steel Users Federation of India (Sufi), India is the ____________ largest producer of crude steel in the world.
    A) Second
    B) Third
    C) Fifth
    D) First
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In a major achievement, India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest producer of crude steel in February, according to the Steel Users Federation of India (Sufi). At present, China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the production.
  11. The government of India has launched “Adopt a Heritage Project” for the overall development of tourist amenities. The parties adopting the heritage sites would be termed as________
    A) Paryatan Saathi
    B) Monument Mitra
    C) Heritage Sevak
    D) Swadesh Yatri Rakshak
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) launched “Adopt a Heritage Project” to provide world class tourist facilities at the various natural/cultural heritage sites, monuments and other tourist sites to make them tourist friendly, enhance their tourist potential and cultural importance in a planned and phased manner across the country. The project envisages that selected public sector companies, private sector companies and individuals will develop tourist amenities at heritage sites. They would become ‘Monument Mitra’ and adopt the sites essentially under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity.
  12. India defeated which country to clinch the 5th South East Asian Women Handball Championship?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    India defeated Bangladesh by 27-10 in a one-sided match to win the fifth South East Asian Women Handball Championship at K.D. Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow.
  13. Which among the following is the first bank of India to start using WhatsApp to provide its basic banking services to the customers?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    IndusInd Bank has become the first lender to start using WhatsApp enterprise solution to provide basic banking services to customers. Using the widely-used messaging service, customers can check their balance, obtain a mini statement, check reward points as well as update Aadhaar. The private sector lender is the first bank to participate in the WhatsApp pilot. In India, BookMyShow recently started using the platform to communicate with customers.
  14. What is the theme of the 2018 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action?
    A) More Than Mines
    B) Mine Action is Humanitarian Action
    C) Needs driven. People Centred
    D) Mine Action: Advancing Protection, Peace, and Development
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The theme of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in 2018 is  “Mine Action: Advancing Protection, Peace, and Development”.
  15. Which state has launched Mother’s Absolute Affection (MAA) programme to promote the importance of breastfeeding?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    With an aim to promote breastfeeding, Himachal Pradesh Government launched Mother’s Absolute Affection (MAA) programme in the state. The aim of the programme was to make people aware about the importance of breastfeeding.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of the 6 membered Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of India?
    A) Chetan Ghate
    B) Viral A Acharya
    C) Urjit Patel
    D) Michael Patra
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The composition of the current and first monetary policy committee is:
    Governor of the Reserve Bank of India – Chairperson, ex officio – Urjit Patel
    Deputy Governor of the Bank, in charge of Monetary Policy—Member, ex officio – Viral A Acharya
    One officer of the Reserve Bank of India to be nominated by the Central Board – Member, ex officio; – Michael Patra
    Shri Chetan Ghate, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) – Member;
    Professor Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics – Member;
    Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – Member
  2. The KD Singh Babu Stadium is located in which city?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Patna
    C) Kolkata
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The KD Singh Babu Stadium, formerly known as the Central Sports Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Lucknow named after the famous hockey player K. D. Singh
  3. The Archaeological Survey of India is located in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Archaeological Survey of India, is a Government of India organisation responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country. It was founded in 1861 by the British Raj.
  4. Who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture?
    A) Manoj Sinha
    B) Mahesh Sharma
    C) Vijay Goel
    D) Jayant Sinha
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. Who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism?
    A) Alphons Kannanthanam
    B) Giiraj Singh
    C) Pon Radhakrishnan
    D) Ashwini Kumar Choubey
    View Answer
      Option A

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