Current Affairs Quiz: April 19, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 19 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  18 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 19 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam. GK questions on Current Affairs.

 

Quiz from Current Affairs 18 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 18, 2017

  1. Which of the following is the Central Bank of Bhutan?
    A)Bhutan National Bank Limited
    B) Bank of Bhutan
    C)Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
    D)DrukBank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has inked an MoU on ‘Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information’ with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan for information sharing.
  2. Recently RBI has opened new banking ombudsman office in Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh. With this the total number of banking ombudsman office in India has increased to?
    A) 18
    B) 20
    C) 21
    D) 19
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 20. Recently a new Office in Delhi, Dekhradun and Ranchi was also opened.
  3. Which of the following PSU Company has surpassed ONGC to become most valued public sector undertaking (PSU) stock in terms of market capitalization (m-cap) in intra-day trade?
    A) NTPC
    B) IOCL
    C) SBI
    D) SAIL
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : State Bank of India (SBI) surpassed oil exploration major Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to become most valued public sector undertaking (PSU) stock in terms of market capitalization (m-cap) in intra-day trade
  4. Which of the following bank has tied up with EM3 Agri Services to give loans to farmers and rural entrepreneurs for purchase of farm equipment and related machinery?
    A) Dena Bank
    B)Canara Bank
    C)Bank of Baroda
    D) UCO Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Public sector Bank of Baroda has inked a pact with EM3 Agri Services to give loans to farmers and rural entrepreneurs for purchase of farm equipment and related machinery.The pact has been signed keeping in mind the government focus on doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022.
  5. Data center of which bank has become the first Platinum rated project under IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System in India?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) ICICI bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad has achieved the distinction of becoming the country’s first Platinum rated project under IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System.
  6. What is the GDP growth rate predict by IMF for India in 2017-18?
    A) 7.0%
    B) 7.1%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.3%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 2017-18=> IMF=7.2%
  7. As per the report titled youth in India of Indian Government, India’s sex ratio may dip to _____ girls for 1000 boys in 2031
    A) 879
    B)898
    C) 902
    D) 920
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : A government report has predicted India’s sex ratio will dip to 898 girls for 1,000 boys in 2031 from 939 in 2011. It has come down to 939 in 2011 from 961 in 1971 and is projected to decline further to 904 in 2021.
  8. Vistadome, India’s First Train With Glass Ceiling, LED Lights And Rotable Seats Launched was launched in which state?
    A)Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Railway Minster Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train with Vistadome coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku. The new Vistadome coaches have features like – Glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats, etc.
  9. Which State Government has announced the launch of ‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme?
    A) Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The state government of Maharashtra has announced a new scheme for to increase the farmer’s income. Named as “Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmers”, the scheme aims to double the income of farmers by increasing the output and cutting the cost of production. The scheme will be launched from the upcoming Kharif season in the state.
  10. Which of the following state has decided to give pension to circus artistes?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Thalassery in Kannur district is considered to be the cradle of Indian circus.
  11. Which of the following organization has won the Hindustan PSU Award under the category ‘Fastest Growing Organisation – Miniratna?
    A) Central Warehousing Corporation
    B)BEML Limited
    C)Container Corporation of India Limited
    D)Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : BEML, a defence public sector, has received the Hindustan PSU Award under the category ‘Fastest Growing Organisation – Miniratna’.
  12. Who has won the Dr. PaduruGururajaBhat Memorial Award 2017?
    A) D.V. Bhat
    B)P. SripatiTantri
    C)A.V. NarasimhaMurthi
    D)K. SudhaRao
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : GururajaBhat Award conferred on historian A.V. NarasimhaMurthi
  13. Who has been awarded with theShambhaviPuraskar 2017 Award?
    A)Swapan Kumar Datta
    B)Shaifalika Panda
    C)Vipin Kumar Trivedi
    D)HariSankar Rout
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The prestigious ShambhaviPuraskar 2017 was awarded to ShriHariSankar Rout
  14. Who has become the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket?
    A) David Warner
    B) Suresh Raina
    C) Chris Gayle
    D)ViratKohli
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer Chris Gayle became the first player to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket after reaching the landmark against Gujarat Lions.
  15. Which country has abolished the 457 Visa programme?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) USA
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The programme known as 457 visa allows businesses to employ foreign workers for a period of up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (19 April 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Global Exhibition on Services (GES-2017) has been inaugurate in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : New Delhi
  2. Which of the following book has won the annual award for translation by the SahityaAkademi?
    A)One Part Woman
    B)Maadhorubaagan
    C)Chemmeen
    D)Cobalt Blue
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The novel, titled One Part Woman which is the translation of Tamil author PerumalMurugan’s controversial novel Maadhorubaagan has won the award.
  3. Who is the author of novel titled One Part Woman?
    A)SachinKundalkar
    B)K R Meera
    C)AniruddhanVasudevan
    D)Amrita Pritam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : AniruddhanVasudevan
  4. IMF has revised the GDP growth rate for India for FY 17 to ___.
    A) 6.5%
    B) 6.8%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.7%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 2016-17(FY17)= 6.8%
    2017-18 (FY18)=7.2%
    2018-19(FY19)=7.7%
  5. RBI has allowed banks to invest up to _____ per cent of the unit capital of single Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).
    A) 5 %
    B) 10 %
    C) 15 %
    D) 18 %
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : In a move to boost spending on infrastructure, the RBI on Tuesday allowed banks to invest up to 10 per cent of the unit capital of single Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).

 

 

 

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