Current Affairs Quiz: April 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 April 2018 Quiz
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  1. According to the latest ‘Internet Security Threat Report’ by Symantec, what is the rank of India worldwide in the list of most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threat?
    A) First
    B) Second
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India emerged as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam and ransomware, in 2017, moving up one place over previous year, according to a report by security solutions provider Symantec.
  2. Name the Prime Minister of Nepal who is on 3 days visit to India for strengthening bilateral relation?
    A) Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
    B) Bidhya Devi Bhandari
    C) Krishna Bahadur Mahara
    D) Nanda Kishor Pun
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli arrived in India on a three-day State visit. He is scheduled to hold discussions with the top leadership of India to discuss upon issues including the previously signed treaties among Nepal and India and further make the updates on the issues, which require attention.
  3. Who among the following has become the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal by clinching a bronze in the men’s 69kg category?
    A) P Gururaja
    B) Sathish Sivalingam
    C) Ragala Venkata Rahul
    D) Deepak Lather
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Teenager Deepak Lather became the youngest Indian (18 Yrs old) weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men’s 69kg category.  He held the 62kg category national record at 15.
  4. India’s first multipurpose “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” will be set up in which state on the pilot basis for value addition of Forest Produce?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Jharkhand
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved establishment of the first multipurpose “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” on the pilot basis for establishment in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Kendra will provide skill and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing facility. The Kendra will have processing facility for Tamarind brick making & Mahua flower storage facility.
  5. The Government of India has recently signed $ 420 million loan agreement with which among the following organisations for the benefit of the small and marginals farmers in Maharashtra?
    A) International Monetary Fund
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) World Economic Forum
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Centre, Maharashtra Government and World Bank signed a 420 million dollar project to help small and marginals farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region of the State.
  6. The 2018 Global Logistics Summit was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Global Logistics Summit was held in New Delhi. It was organised by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, along with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and the World Bank Group.
  7. SAHYOG- HYEOBLYEOG 2018 is a joint maritime exercise between India and _______
    A) South Korea
    B) Bhutan
    C) Maldives
    D) Indonesia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Indo-Korean joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘SAHYOG- HYEOBLYEOG 2018‘ was conducted off the Chennai coast. The Korean Coast Guard ship ‘BADARO’ took part in the exercise. Indian Coast Guard ships and an aircraft also took part in it.
  8. When is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace observed?
    A) April 4
    B) April 5
    C) April 6
    D) April 7
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim on 6 April as “International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.” This date commemorates the inauguration, in 1896, of the first Olympic games of the modern era, in Athens (Greece).
  9. Who among the following has won the gold in women’s 53 kg event at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games?
    A) Ngangbam Soniya Chanu
    B) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
    C) Sanamacha Chanu
    D) Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu has delivered India its second gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast City, Australia by dominating the women’s 53kg event.
  10. Which is the top ranked country of the world in the 2017 Internet Security Threat Report by security solutions provider Symantec?
    A) China
    B) United States
    C) Japan
    D) Russia
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The U.S. remains most vulnerable to such attacks, followed by China, according to the recently released ‘Internet Security Threat Report’. 
  11. The RBI has announced to set up a Data Sciences Lab to improve its forecasting, surveillance and early warning detection abilities for better policy formulations. The lab is likely to be operational from_______
    A) December 2018
    B) January 2019
    C) April 2018
    D) October 2018
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has decided to set up Data Sciences Lab to improve its forecasting, surveillance and early warning detection abilities which will aid policy formulation. The lab will comprise experts and budding analysts, who are trained in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Statistics, Economics, Econometrics and Finance. The unit will become operational by December 2018.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The first Olympic Games of modern era was held in country?
    A) Athens, Greece
    B) Paris, France
    C) London, England
    D) Tokyo, Japan
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1984 and chose Greece as the site of the inaugural modern Olympiad.
  2. What is the currency of South Korea?
    A) Rial
    B) Won
    C) Dinar
    D) Peso
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital – Seoul
  3. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was founded in which year?
    A) 1947
    B) 1957
    C) 1927
    D) 1937
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organisations in India established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas. It is the largest, oldest and the apex business organisation in India
  4. How many organisations are member of the World Bank group?
    A) Seven
    B) Six
    C) Four
    D) Five
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank Group consists of five organizations.
    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
    International Development Association (IDA)
    International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
    International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

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