Current Affairs Quiz: April 20, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 20 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  19 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 20 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam. 

Quiz from Current Affairs 19 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 19, 2017

  1. The RBI has permitted banks to invest up to ______ of the unit capital of an Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) or Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).
    A) 8 per cent
    B) 12 per cent
    C) 10 per cent
    D) 15 per cent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 10 per cent
    The RBI has permitted banks to invest up to 10 per cent of the unit capital of an Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) or Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).
    The banks’ exposure to REITs/InvITs will be within the overall ceiling of 20 per cent of the net worth permitted for direct investments in shares, convertible bonds/ debentures, units of equity-oriented mutual funds and Venture Capital Funds (VCFs).
  2. Fino Paytech will facilitate the digitisation drive of NABARD in how many states?
    A) 3
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 5 states
    To support Nabard’s rural bank digitisation drive, Fino Paytech today said it will provide 5,000 Aadhar enabled micro ATMs in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  3. Red beacons on official VIP vehicles will be banned from which date?
    A) May 1, 2017
    B) June 1, 2017
    C) July 1, 2017
    D) August 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The VIP culture of flaunting red beacons on official vehicles will be history from May 1, and there will be absolutely no exceptions. Vehicles involved in emergency and relief and rescue work, ambulances and fire service will, however, be allowed to use blue beacons
  4. The law which governs the beacon and its colors is stated in ______ of Central Motor Vehicles Rules of_______ .
    A) rule 105, 1989
    B) rule 108, 1979
    C) rule 108, 1989
    D) rule 105, 1979
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The law which governs the beacon and its colors is stated in rule 108 clause III of Central Motor Vehicles Rules of 1989.
  5. What is India’s rank in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index?
    A) 1st
    B) 4th
    C) 7th
    D) 8th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : India has jumped one spot to 8th rank in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.
  6. Which country has topped the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index?
    A) China
    B) Germany
    C) US
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : US topped the list, Germany and China were at the second and third respectively.
  7. ‘Textiles India 2017’ – the first global business to business textile and handicrafts event in India will be held in which state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Punjab
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Ministry of Textiles held a curtain raiser at the Crafts Museum here on Tuesday to ‘Textiles India 2017’ – the first global business to business textile and handicrafts event in India – scheduled to be held in Gujarat from June 30 to July 2.
  8. Who is the head of the policy planning group setup by Congress for Jammu and Kashmir?
    A) Sonia Gandhi
    B) Rahul Gandhi
    C) Manmohan Singh
    D) P Chidambaram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Amid deteriorating conditions in the Kashmir valley, the Congress today constituted a policy planning group for Jammu and Kashmir headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
  9. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Madhya Pradesh Government to obtain ____ per cent of electricity generated from the Rewa ultra mega solar project.
    A) 12%
    B) 15%
    C) 20%
    D) 24%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Madhya Pradesh government signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)to supply 24 per cent of electricity generated from the Rewa ultra mega solar project to be set up in the state.
  10. Gorakhpur airport has been renamed to ?
    A) Mahayogi Goraknath Airport
    B) Mahayogi Adityanath Airport
    C) Nath monastic Airport
    D) Mahayogi Gorakhpur Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement. Likewise, the Agra Airport will be renamed after RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport.
  11. How many schemes has the West Bengal government converged in the new Social Security Yojana?
    A) 4
    B) 5
    C) 6
    D) 7
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Five
    State Assistance Scheme for Provident Fund for Unorganised Sector, West Bengal Unorganised Sector workers’ Health Security Scheme, Social Security scheme for Construction Workers, West Bengal Transport Workers Social Security Scheme and West Bengal Bidi Workers Welfare Scheme are being converged
  12. Which state has won the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for total food grain production in large category (production more than 10 million tonnes)
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Tripura
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Large Category: Tamil Nadu
  13. Which state has won the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for total food grain production in medium category (1 to 10 million tonnes)
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Tripura
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Medium Category: Himachal Pradesh
  14. Which state has won the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for total food grain production in small category (less than 1 million tonnes).
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Tripura
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Small Category: Tripura
  15. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) received carbon neutrality status by Airports Council International in 2017 for which of the following level?
    A) Level 1
    B) Level 2
    C) Level 3
    D) Level 3+
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : ACI certified RGIA with level 3+ neutrality under its Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
    The ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme was launched in June 2009, and comprises of four levels: ‘mapping’ (level 1), ‘reduction’ (level 2), ‘optimisation’ (level 3) and ‘neutrality’ (level 3+).
    Hyderabad Airport progressively achieved levels one and two in 2012. The airport gained level 3 status in 2013. This year, GHIAL has achievedAlevel 3+ neutrality, which is the fourth and highest accreditation.
  16. Palladium Cinema that will soon become a heritage site, is located in which city?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Srinagar
    C) Dharamshala
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The erstwhile Palladium Cinema in the heart of Srinagar city currently under use by the paramilitary CRPF is slated to become a heritage museum,
  17. Who has been named for the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution annual awards by Maharashtra Government?
    A) Saira Banu
    B) Jackie Shroff
    C) Vikram Gokhale
    D) Arun Nalawade
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Raj Kapoor Special contribution award: Raj Kapoor
  18. Who has been named for the Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government?
    A) Saira Banu
    B) Jackie Shroff
    C) Vikram Gokhale
    D) Arun Nalawade
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award: Saira Banu
  19. Who has been named for the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement of the Maharashtra government?
    A) Saira Banu
    B) Jackie Shroff
    C) Vikram Gokhale
    D) Arun Nalawade
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Noted Marathi actors Vikram Gokhale and Arun Nalawade were selected for the coveted V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement and V.Shantaram Special Contribution annual awards
  20. Who has become the first visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon?
    A) Vinod Marathi
    B) Vineet Baghel
    C) Sagar Baheti
    D) Samar Srikant
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Bangalore-based Sagar Baheti has become the first visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, most competitive and the hardest marathon to qualify for.
  21. UN will issue ____ stamps each of denominated ______ on International Yoga Day
    A) 5, $1.15
    B) 10, $1.15
    C) 5, $1.25
    D) 10, $1.25
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 1, $1.15
    The United Nations will issue special stamps commemorating the International Yoga Day on June 21 this year. The 10 stamps of $1.15 denomination each depict a different yoga pose next to a large ‘Om’ in Devanagri script.
  22. Allan Holdsworth who passed away recently was well known for playing which musical instrument?
    A) Piano
    B) Guitar
    C) Drums
    D) Trombones
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Guitar

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (20 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Video Games will feature as a full sport at the which of the following edition of Asian Games?
    A) 2018
    B) 2022
    C) 2026
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 2022
    Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games
  2. Which Chinese city will host 2022 Asian Games?
    A) Beijing
    B) Guangzhou
    C) Hangzhou
    D) Shanghai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.
    2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia
  3. Which date is observed as Civil Services Day in India?
    A) 20 April
    B) 21 April
    C) 19 April
    D) 22 April
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 21 April
    The Civil Services Day is organized on 21st April every year, when civil servants re-dedicate themselves to the cause of the citizens and renew their commitment to public service. However this year The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions will observe Civil Services Day 2017 on April 20-21, 2017. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Sigh will be the Chief Guest in the Inaugural Session on April 20, 2017. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will present the awards for Excellence in Public Administration on Civil Services Day 2017 i.e. April 21, 2017.
  4. Which company has recently launched a content streaming device called Fire TV Stick?
    A) Google
    B) Amazon
    C) Microsoft
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Amazon.com has unveiled its content streaming device Fire TV Stick with a voice remote control to vie with products including Google’s Chromecast in India.

 

 

 

 

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