Current Affairs Quiz: April 14, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 14 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  13 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 14 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam.

Quiz from Current Affairs 13 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 13, 2017

  1. How much loan amount has been approved by the World Bank for India’s first National Waterway 1 (NW1) project?
    A) $ 195 million
    B) $ 291 million
    C) $ 310 million
    D)$ 375 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The World Bank has approved a $375 million loan to India’s first waterway project. The National Waterway 1 project is to create a water transport fairway on a 1,360-km stretch of the Ganga river between Varanasi and Haldia.
  2. Who will be the head of the Inter-Disciplinary Committee set up by the government to examine the existing framework regarding virtual currencies?
    A) Jayshree Vyas
    B) Shri Bimal Jalan
    C) Shri Dinesh Sharma
    D) Shyamala Gopinath
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Government has set up an Inter-Disciplinary Committee to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies like Bitcoins. The Committee will be chaired by Special Secretary of Economic Affairs, Shri Dinesh Sharma.
  3. Which Indian state has bagged the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 under medium category?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Assam
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Union Ministry of Agriculture has selected Himachal Pradesh for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grains production.
  4. The e-Sewa mobile app has been launched by which state to provide information about various welfare schemes and programmes of the state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :  Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has launched a mobile application to inform people about various welfare schemes and programmes of the state government.
  5. With which of the following companies, Indian Railways has signed a contract to install 2 MWp Roof Top SPV System at Diesel loco Modernisation Works (DMW), Patiala?
    A) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
    B) Larsen and Turbo (L&T)
    C) Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL)
    D) Suzlon Energy
    View Answer
    Option C 
  6. The daily revision of petrol and diesel prices is set to be implemented on pilot basis in five cities from
    A) May 1
    B) April 30
    C) May 31
    D) June 1
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : From May 1, 2017, petrol and diesel prices will change every day in sync with international rates. State-owned fuel retailers Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) will launch a pilot for daily price revision in five select cities which are Puducherry, Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, Udaipur in Rajasthan, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and Chandigarh from May 1, 2017.
  7. Name the first indigenously built robot under Make in India programme by the TAL Manufacturing Solutions to primarily cater to MSME industries.
    A) TAL Barlie
    B) TAL Barbie
    C) TAL Benny
    D) TAL Brabo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has launched a Made-in-India robot catering primarily to micro, small and medium industries. The indigenously built robot — TAL Brabo — is available in two variants of payloads of 2 kg and 10 kg, priced at Rs5 lakh and Rs7 lakh, respectively.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Karnataka Bank?
    A) V G Mathew
    B) Mahabaleshwara MS
    C) Ananthakrishna
    D) P Jayarama Bhat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Chief General Manager of the Karnataka Bank, Mahabaleshwara MS, has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of the bank and will assume office on April 15.
  9. Which e-commerce firm has gained the Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) license from RBI to launch its own prepaid wallet on its platform?
    A) Shopclues
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Amazon India
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : With an aim to make the payments process smoother for its customers, online marketplace Amazon India has gained licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a prepaid wallet on its platform.
  10. The Hit Girl is an autobiography of which renowned bollywood actress?
    A) Asha Parekh
    B) Sharmila Tagore
    C) Dimple Kapadia
    D) Neetu Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Asha Parekh’s autobiography, The Hit Girl , was launched by Salman Khan in Mumbai. The autobiography is written by Khalid Mohamed and also includes a foreword by Salman Khan.
  11. Munshi Venu who died on April 13, 2017 was a veteran _______
    A) Politician
    B) Singer
    C) Author
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Munshi Venu, known for playing supporting roles in Malayalam films, passed away at on April 13, 2017 in Thrissur. He was 63.
  12. Who has been sworn in as the new Goodwill Ambassador of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency?
    A) Fiona Terry
    B) Kristin Davis
    C) Filippo Grandi
    D) Alexander Betts
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has appointed the internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador.
  13. According to the report by the Amnesty International, which country has recorded highest number of death penalty in 2016?
    A) South Korea
    B) Iraq
    C) United States
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : China has executed more people than the rest of the world put together last year, according to human rights group Amnesty International. It is followed by Iran and Saudi Arabia.
  14. The ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ is a military exercise between Nepal and __________
    A) China
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Nepal and China will be holding their first-ever joint military exercise from April 16 to 25 in Kathmandu. The military exercise is named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’.
  15. ‘Adarana scheme’ has been re-launched in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (14 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Supreme Court has directed CBSE to conduct NEET in Urdu from which session?
    A) 2017-18
    B) 2018-19
    C) 2019-20
    D) 2020-21
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : In a big relief to Urdu medium students, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to induct Urdu as a medium of language for NEET 2018-19.
  2. RBI has set how many thresholds to tightened the norms on banks performance whose breach could invite resolutions such as a merger with another bank or even shutting down of the bank.
    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 4
    D) 4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Three
  3. What is the outlay of ‘SAMPADA’ scheme?
    A) Rs 5,000 crore
    B) Rs 6,000 crore
    C) Rs 7,000 crore
    D) Rs 8,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The government will soon launch an umbrella programme ‘SAMPADA’ for food processing sector with Rs 6,000 crore outlay to integrate current and new schemes aimed at reducing food wastage and doubling farmers’ income.
  4. Munshi Venu who passed away recently was a/an ________ .
    A) Poet
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Malayalam actor
  5. 14 April 2017 was celebrated as the _____ Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
    A) 124th
    B) 125th
    C) 126th
    D) 127th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 126th
  6. Who is the co-author of autobiography of Asha Parekh The Hit Girl?
    A) Salman Khan
    B) Mohamed Sidran
    C) Khalid Mohamed
    D) Ala Maududi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Khalid Mohamed

 

 

 

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