Current Affairs Quiz: April 9, 2018

Current Affairs 9 April 2018 Quiz
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  1. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has been honored with the “Condecoracion” which is the highest civilian award of which country?
    A) Equatorial Guinea
    B) Dominican Republic
    C) Saint Lucia
    D) Trinidad and Tobago
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    President Ram Nath Kovind was conferred with the Condecoracion, the highest honour accorded to a non-citizen by the government of Equatorial Guinea while his visit there. President Kovind was bestowed with the medal of the Gran Colar de la Independencia by his counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for his contribution to the cause of development, security and world peace.
  2. The Government of India has announced to organise Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti which is observed annually on ____________
    A) April 10
    B) April 20
    C) April 18
    D) April 14
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister has announced that on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti a “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” would be organised starting from 14th April to 5th May, 2018. This Abhiyan is being undertaken for reaching out to poor households, spreading awareness about government welfare schemes and other people centric initiatives.
  3. Who among the following has recently been awarded the ‘Shanti Doot Award’ by the Sankat Mochan Mandir in Varanasi?
    A) Shabana Azmi
    B) Aamir Khan
    C) Javed Akhtar
    D) Rahul Bose
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Poet, litterateur, author, lyricist and activist Javed Akhtar has been awarded the ‘Shanti Doot’ award by one of the most revered temples in India — the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The award has been instituted a peace price to honour exceptional messengers of peace.
  4. The Ganga Hariteema Yojana has been launched by which state in a move to enhance green cover across the areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Uttar Pradesh Government launched the Ganga Hariteema Yojana, also known as Ganga Greenery scheme, on in the 27 districts of Uttar Pradesh that are located on the bank of river Ganga. The scheme aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.
  5. Who among the given has been selected to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for 2018?
    A) Anushka Sharma
    B) Salman Khan
    C) Sonam Kapoor
    D) Mahesh Manjrekar
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for 2018 is being awarded to Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma for her genre-defining successful movies.
  6. In an effort to become addiction free nation, the government has rolled out an initiative where all tobacco products and cigarette packs will contain toll free number printed on them. The new initiative will be effective from which month?
    A) July
    B) September
    C) December
    D) August
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    All tobacco products and cigarette packs will have a national toll-free number printed on them from September this year to assist users to quit addiction. The number is – 1XXX-XX-2356. The toll-free number will help in creating awareness among tobacco users and give them access to counselling services to effect behaviour change. 
  7. Name the Indian actress who has been named to be honored with Sridevi Award at the Zee Apsara Awards 2018?
    A) Anuskha Sharma
    B) Deepika Padukone
    C) Tamannaah Bhatia
    D) Sonam Kapoor
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who has worked in both the Hindi film industry and southern cinema, will be felicitated with Sridevi Award at the Zee Apsara Awards. She will be honoured for her contribution to cinema and as a deserving woman achiever. 
  8. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to conduct its biggest combat exercise named Gagan Shakti-2018 along the borders of which country?
    A) Nepal – China
    B) Afghanistan – China
    C) Pakistan – Bangladesh
    D) Pakistan- China
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to conduct its biggest ever combat exercise along Pakistan and China borders. The exercise- Gagan Shakti, 2018– will be taking place between April 10 to 23. Depending upon the order of the Air Force Chief, the Air Force will mobilise its assets in the war scenario within 48 hours of the orders.
  9. Who among the following has won the “Top Model India” award 2018?
    A) Shehzad Deol
    B) Mahir Pandhi
    C) Shibani Dandekar
    D) Anaita Shroff Adajania
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Mahir Pandhi, an aspiring model from New Delhi, has won “Top Model India”, which showcases diverse talent and breaks stereotypes. The show gave a chance to 12 aspiring models to transform into supermodels.
  10. Name the player who has become the most successful doubles players in the history of Davis Cup?
    A) Leander Paes
    B) Rohan Bopanna
    C) Mahesh Bhupathi
    D) Yuki Bhambri
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian tennis’ ageless wonder Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup as he combined with Rohan Bopanna to not only grab a record 43rd win but also bring the country back in the tie against China.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Davis Cup is associated with which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Football
    D) Golf
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      Option A
  2. What is the capital of Equatorial Guinea?
    A) Praia
    B) Malabo
    C) Zagreb
    D) Maseru
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency – Central African CFA franc
    President – Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

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