Current Affairs Quiz: April 21, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 21 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  20 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 21 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam

Quiz from Current Affairs 20 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 20, 2017

  1. The last date to make deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) has been extended to which date?
    A) May 31, 2017
    B) June 1, 2017
    C) April 30, 2017
    D) July 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Extended from March 31, 2017 to April 30, 2017
  2. Which of the following is the Central Bank for country Guyana?
    A) Republic Bank
    B) Demerara Bank
    C) Monetary Authority of Guyana
    D) Bank of Guyana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Bank of Guyana
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced signing of an MoU with the Bank of Guyana on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information”.
  3. What amount has NABARD sanctioned to Government of Gujarat for irrigation project of SAUNI Yojana?
    A) Rs 9,241 crore
    B) Rs 2,274 crore
    C) Rs 8,451 crore
    D) Rs 4,671 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : NABARD has sanctioned Rs 2,274 crore to the Government of Gujarat for irrigation project of SAUNI Yojana. Nabard has provided Rs 2,274 crore to the state government for irrigation projects under rural infrastructure development fund (RIDF). With this, the cumulative sanctions to Gujarat under RIDF stand at Rs 22,045 crore.
  4. What amount has been extended by NABARD to cooperative banks and RRBs in Gujarat for providing crop loans to farmers by Nabard in 2016-17?
    A) Rs 9,241 crore
    B) Rs 2,274 crore
    C) Rs 8,451 crore
    D) Rs 4,671 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Refinance support amounting to Rs 9,241 crore has been extended to cooperative banks and RRBs in Gujarat for providing crop loans to farmers by Nabard in 2016-17. This is highest ever refinance support given by the bank in Gujarat
  5. What amount has Indian contributed to the UN programme for helping countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems in the year 2017?
    A) $ 1,50,000
    B) $ 2,00,000
    C) $ 2,50,000
    D) $ 3,50,000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : This is the second Indian contribution of $250,000 to the programmes for electoral assistance and capacity building. The first was made in 2012. 
  6. What is IMF’s prediction for growth of world economy for 2017-18?
    A) 3.1 %
    B) 3.3 %
    C) 3.5 %
    D) 3.6 %
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The IMF has projected a marginally higher than expected growth for the world economy at 3.5 percent in 2017.
  7. Haryana Government will provide free accidental Insurance to all its residents in the age group of _____.
    A) 10 to 60
    B) 18 to 60
    C) 18 to 70
    D) 21 to 70
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : age group of 18 to 70 under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ (PMSBY) scheme.
  8. NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has directed Delhi government to run destination based bus service 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 National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed Delhi government to introduce destination buses from May 1, in a bid to help improve the air quality in the national capital.
  9. Who will be the chief guest of the opening ceremony of United Nation Vesak Day celebration to be held at Colombo, Sri Lanka between 12 May and 14 May?
    A) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Sheikh Hasina
    D) Bidhya Devi Bhandari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : For the first time in Sri Lanka, the United Nation Vesak Day celebration will be held in Colombo and Kandy from May 12 to 14. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest of the opening ceremony which will be held at BMICH in Colombo while Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will attend for the closing ceremony which is scheduled to be held at the Sri Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy.
  10. How many Indian got a place in 100 most influential people in the world list 2017 by Time magazine?
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma
  11. Which book has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English?
    A) Cobalt Blue
    B) Hangwoman
    C) The Revenue Stamp
    D) One Part Woman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : One Part Woman is the translation of Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan and has been translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
  12. Name the survey ship of Indian Navy that jointly with Sri Lankan Navy is undertaking a joint hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay in the Sri Lankan waters.
    A) INS Sutlej
    B) INS Sarvekshak
    C) INS Makar
    D) INS Darshak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : INS Darshak, the Indian Navy’s hydrographic survey ship, is jointly with Sri Lankan Navy undertaking a joint hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay in the Sri Lankan waters.
  13. Who has won the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize (UNESCO Peace Prize)?
    A) Juan Manuel Santos
    B) Giuseppina Nicolini
    C) Malala Yousafzai
    D) Salma Hayek
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of the Italian island of Lampedusa is set to be awarded co-winner of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize(UNESCO Peace Prize). She saw named along with the French Non-Governmental organization SOS Mediterranee
  14. Which country will host 2017 BRICS Film Festival?
    A) India
    B) Russia
    C) Brazil
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The 2017 BRICS Film Festival will be held in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province from June 23 to 27.
  15. What is the capital city of Mongolia?
    A) Belmopan
    B) Ulaanbaatar
    C) Rabat
    D) Maputo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Capital: Ulaanbaatar; Currency: Tugrik
    Mongolia has launched its first satellite called Mongol Sat-1. The 1,227-MHz satellite will help the landlocked country expand its telecoms and broadband services.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (21 April 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. The first tranche of the sovereign gold bonds (SGB) will open for public subscription on April 24, 2017. What interest rate will it pay?
    A) 2.50%
    B) 2.75%
    C) 2.25%
    D) 3.00%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The issue price of the bonds has been fixed at Rs 50 per gram, less than the nominal value of gold and the bonds would earn an interest of 2.50 per cent per annum, payable every six months on initial investment
  2. Jewar airport is proposed to be developed in which state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Uttar Pradesh
  3. Which of the following organization has released a report titled ‘Not For Sale’ stating Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites.
    A) UNESCO
    B) ICCROM
    C) The World Wide Fund for Nature
    D) The Wildlife Society
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The report ‘Not For Sale’ by the World Wide Fund for Nature sought additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world’s most ecologically important places — including World Heritage Sites (under natural category) in India.
  4. How many Indian sites have been mentioned in the report ‘Not For Sale’ by the World Wide Fund for Nature?
    A) 5
    B) 6
    C) 7
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Seven
    The sites in India named include Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park, Western Ghats, Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area and Khangchendzonga National Park
  5. Victoria Beckham received Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the _____ .
    A) telecom industry
    B) fashion industry
    C) food industry
    D) social equality
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : fashion industry
    She is a fashion designer

 

 

 

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