Current Affairs Quiz: March 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 March 2018 Quiz

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  1. According to the rating agency CRISIL, India’s GDP is expected to grow at ________ percent for 2018-19
    A) 6%
    B) 7.5%
    C) 7%
    D) 6.5%
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The GDP growth is seen rising to a respectable 7.5 per cent next fiscal from 6.5 per cent expected this fiscal, propelled by domestic consumption, policy push, and synchronised global growth, according to Crisil.
  2. How much amount of fund has been approved by the government under the Nirbhaya fund for the safety of women in 8 major cities?
    A) Rs 3,000 crore
    B) Rs 3,900 crore
    C) Rs 2,000 crore
    D) Rs 2,900 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Women and Child Development Ministry has approved projects worth over Rs 2,900 crore under the Nirbhaya fund for eight major cities to make them safer for women. These cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
  3. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland?
    A) Vamuzo Phesao
    B) Shurhozelie Liezietsu
    C) Neiphiu Rio
    D) TR Zeliang
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has appointed Neiphiu Rio as the Chief Minister of the state. He will replace TR Zeliang.
  4. Name the President of Vietnam who was on 3 days visit to India for various bilateral conversations?
    A) Tran Dai Quang
    B) Norodom Sihamoni
    C) Bounnhang Vorachith
    D) Maha Vajiralongkorn
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang arrived on a three-day visit to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind.  Vietnam is an important partner in southeast Asia and is currently the country coordinator for India with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) regional bloc, a role that will be handed over to Thailand later this year.
  5. Which among the given won the best picture award at the 90th Academy Awards?
    A) Dunkirk
    B) Darkest Hour
    C) The shape of water
    D) Call me by your name
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Best Picture – “The Shape of Water”
  6. How much amount has  been sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism?
    A) Rs. 5639.86 crore
    B) Rs. 5636.89 crore
    C) Rs. 5633.88 crore
    D) Rs. 5638.87 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    A total amount of Rs. 5638.87 crore was sanctioned with release of Rs. 2148.17 crore since 2014-15 till date under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism.
  7. Which among the following private sector lender has launched first of its kind home loan linked to government’s T-Bill?
    A) Citi India
    B) Dhanlaxmi Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Bandhan Bank
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Citi India has launched India’s first home loan linked to the 3-month Government of India Treasury Bill benchmark rate. This will give home buyers the opportunity to take part in a floating rate benchmarked to a publicly available external reference rate, which is driven by market forces, and in line with international markets such as the US, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  8. Who among the following has been nominated to be the new Chief Minister of Tripura?
    A) Samir Ranjan Barman
    B) Biplab Kumar Deb
    C) Manik Sarkar
    D) Dasarath Deb
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Biplab Kumar Deb will be the new Chief Minister of Tripura. He will replace Manik Sarkar.
  9. What is the total allocation approved under the PRASHAD scheme of the government for the holistic development of identified pilgrimage and heritage destination?
    A) Rs.687.92 crore
    B) Rs.667.92 crore
    C) Rs.677.92 crore
    D) Rs.697.92 crore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Under the PRASHAD scheme, 23 projects have been sanctioned to 15 States for a total amount of Rs.687.92 crore with release of Rs.241.28 crore since 2015-16 till date. The objective of the ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) is of holistic development of identified pilgrimage and heritage destination.
  10. What is the expected GDP growth of India for the fiscal 2018-19 according to the Kotak Economic Research report?
    A) 7 percent
    B) 6.9 percent
    C) 7.5 percent
    D) 7.1 percent
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    According to a report by Kotak Economic Research, the Indian economy is likely to recover gradually to 7.1 per cent in 2018-19 financial year as GST related disruptions have smoothened and consumption levels have improved.
  11. Name the Indian city to launch India’s first helicopter taxi service?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s first helicopter taxi service was launched in Bengaluru to fly passengers from Kempegowda International Airport to Electronic City. The service is expected to reduce the time taken to cover the distance from 2 hours to 15 minutes. The helicopter will seat up to six people apart from the pilot and the service will cost ₹3,500 plus GST.
  12. Name the current MD & CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance whose office term has been extended by two years recently?
    A) Puneet Nanda
    B) Sandeep Bakhshi
    C) Satyan Jambunathan
    D) Binay Agarwala
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Sandeep Bakhshi managing director and chief executive officer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance was re-appointed with effect from June 1, 2018 for a term of two years till May 31, 2020.
  13. Which among the given regions observed the silver jubilee of the Losar Festival recently?
    A) Gangtok
    B) Ladakh
    C) Itanagar
    D) Tawang
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Buddhist Community of Itanagar celebrated the silver jubilee of the Losar Festival at the Nyokum Lapang Ground here. The three-day festival, organized by the Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) was celebrated from March 2 to March 4 with a lot of enthusiasm and traditional zeal.
  14. Who has been appointed as the new President of Armenia?
    A) Ara Babloyan
    B) Armen Sarkisian
    C) Karen Karapetyan
    D) Serzh Sargsyan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Armenia’s parliament on March 2 elected Armen Sarkisian as the country’s next president. Sarkisian succeeds Serzh Sarkisian, who opposition leaders say could now become prime minister and continue to wield power.
  15. What is the rank of India on the Global Firepower (GFP) list 2017 for the top military powers of the world?
    A) 3rd
    B) 2nd
    C) 5th
    D) 4th
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Out of 133 countries, India is ranked fourth on a global index for its military strength, only the United States, Russia and China are ranked above India on the list. Meanwhile, neighbouring Pakistan is ranked 13th on the Global Firepower index 2017.
  16. Nargis Rabadi, well known as Shammi aunty passed away at 89. She was a veteran _______
    A) Actress
    B) Dancer
    C) Writer
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi has passed away after prolonged illness. She was 89. Fondly addressed as ‘Shammi aunty’ by Bollywood celebrities, Shammi, whose real name is Nargis Rabadi, started her film career with Malhar as a leading lady and later on moved to the comic genre.
  17. For which of the following Indian states, Paytm has launched a mobile app named Paytm for Business?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Karnataka
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Mobile wallet company Paytm has come out with an business application aimed at serving merchants in Tamil Nadu who can track payments, navigate past collections and can also make settlements instantly. The ‘Paytm for Business’ app, available on Android Play Store, for merchants and business partners who accept Paytm at their offline stores in the state.
  18. The award for the best director has been won by ___________ at the 2018 Oscar Award.
    A) Guillermo del Toro
    B) Christopher Nolan
    C)  Jordan Peele
    D) Greta Gerwig
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Best Director – Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
  19. Name the player to clinch gold medal in Women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Mexico
    A) Mehuli Ghosh
    B) Yashaswini Singh
    C) Manu Bhaker
    D) Aparna Das
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Manu Bhaker, who recently earned a quota place for the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games scheduled for October, won a sensational gold in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol, to put India firmly on top of the medals tally in the year’s first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage in Mexico’s Guadalajara.
  20. Popular actor Sarat Mohanty passed away recently. He worked for which cinema?
    A) Telugu
    B) Kannada
    C) Malayalam
    D) Odia
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Odia film actor Sarat Mohanty has passed away following prolonged illness. The comedian, a native of Khirkona, had acted in a number of Odia films.
  21. Who among the following has been conferred with the best actor award at the 90th Academy Awards?
    A) Daniel Day-Lewis
    B) Timothee Chalamet
    C) Gary Oldman
    D) Denzel Washington
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Best Actor – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
    Best Actress – Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
    Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
    Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Armenia?
    A) Yerevan
    B) Bridgetown
    C) Yaounde
    D) Quito
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency – Dram
  2. What is the currency of Vietnam?
    A) Marka
    B) Dram
    C) Dong
    D) Pula
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital- Hanoi
  3. The Kempegowda International Airport is located in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kochi
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. CriSidEx is India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises developed jointly by CRISIL and __________
    A) NABARD
    B) NHB
    C) EXIM
    D) SIDBI
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx , India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises ( MSMEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI

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