Current Affairs Quiz: April 29, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 29 April 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 29 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  28 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 29 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 28 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 28, 2017

  1. As per the directive of the Reserve Bank of India, all the existing Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) must have a minimum net-owned corpus of Rs __________ crore by March 2019.
    A) Rs 200 crore
    B) Rs 100 crore
    C) Rs 150 crore
    D) Rs 220 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank has announced that all the existing Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) must have a minimum net-owned corpus of Rs 100 crore by March 2019.
  2. How much loan amount has been agreed upon jointly by the New Development Bank and the Brazilian Development Bank to fund the renewable energy sector of the South American country?
    A) $ 500 million
    B) $ 450 million
    C) $ 300 million
    D) $ 200 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The New Development Bank, jointly founded by the BRICS countries, and the Brazilian Development Bank have decided to give a loan of $ 300 million to develop the South American country’s renewable energy sector.
  3. Who has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on April 28, 2017?
    A) P Mitra
    B) VC Pharka
    C) BR Sharma
    D) B B Vyas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : B B Vyas, a 1986-batch IAS officer, was appointed as the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing B R Sharma.
  4. Name the newly appointed youngest Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
    A) Yusra Mardini
    B) Cate Blanchett
    C) Filippo Grandi
    D) Annie Sakkab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : First ever Refugee Olympic Team swimmer Yusra Mardini, a Syrian who fled across the Mediterranean, has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). With the appointment, she became the youngest Goodwiltl Ambassador working with the UN Refugee Agency.
  5. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Central Reserve Police Force on April 26, 2017?
    A) Vijay Bahadur Singh
    B) Sudeep Lakhtakia
    C) Sanjeev Keshav
    D) Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Government has appointed Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar to the post of Director General, Central Reserve Police Force.
  6. Who has been recently appointed as the new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police?
    A) Surendra Batra
    B) R. K. Pachnanda
    C) Rajeev Mittal
    D) Krishna Chaudhary
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Government has also appointed Shri R. K. Pachnanda to the post of Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
  7. Which city has been selected to host the 2020 European Athletics Championships?
    A) Paris
    B) New York
    C) Los Angeles
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Paris has been confirmed as the host city for the 2020 European Athletics Championships, European Athletics confirmed.
  8. As per the growth estimates by International Monetary Fund, India will overtake which country to become world’s fourth-largest economy in 2022?
    A) Britain
    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) United States of America
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India will overtake Germany in 2022 as the world’s fourth-largest economy and push Britain out of the top five, based on analysis of growth projections by the International Monetary Fund.
  9. How many Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) have been signed between India and Cyprus on April 28, 2017?
    A) Six
    B) Five
    C) Three
    D) Four
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : India and Cyprus signed four agreements on April 28, 2017, including on air services and merchant shipping, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in New Delhi.
  10. Which country has topped the Dubai’s 100 tourist source markets according to the Annual Visitor Report 2016?
    A) India
    B) United Kingdom
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Oman
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : India has topped the list of Dubai’s 100 tourist source markets for the second time, with a total of 1.8 million visitors last year.
  11. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the President of which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Turkey
    C) France
    D) Kuwait
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive New Delhi on 30th April 2017 on a two-day India visit.
  12. Which Indian University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kanazawa University of Japan for academic collaboration on April 28, 2017?
    A) Jawaharlal Nehru University
    B) Amity University
    C) Nalanda University
    D) Manipal University
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Nalanda University (NU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kanazawa University of Japan for academic collaboration.
  13. As per the estimates by International Monetary Fund, implementation of GST will help raise India’s medium-term growth to above ______ percent.
    A) 8 %
    B) 7.5 %
    C) 7 %
    D) 6.9 %
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : International Monetary Fund has said the ambitious Goods and Services Tax, GST to be implemented from July 1 would help raise India’s medium-term growth to above eight per cent.
  14. The Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme _____ has been amended to allow members of the EPFO to withdraw funds from their EPF account for treatment of illness and purchasing medical equipment
    A) 1952
    B) 1957
    C) 1960
    D) 1962
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Over four crore members of the retirement fund body EPFO can now withdraw funds from their EPF account for treatment of illness and purchasing equipment to deal with handicap without medical certificates. The Labour Ministry has amended the clause 68-J and 68-N of the Employees Provident Fund Scheme 1952 for enabling members to take non-refundable advances from their account for treatment of illness and buying equipment to minimise the hardship on account of handicap.
  15. The total advance pricing agreements (APAs) entered into by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) with the taxpayers has reached _______
    A) 143
    B) 169
    C) 154
    D) 129
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has reached 154, which includes 11 bilateral APAs and 143 unilateral APAs
  16. The ISC-FICCI 2017 award for Best Financial Accessibility for Sanitation has been awarded to which organization?
    A) Bandhan Bank
    B) FINCA International
    C) Ujjivan Financial Services
    D) Grameen Koota
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Grameen Koota, a Bengaluru-based microfinance organisation has received the ISC-FICCI 2017 award for Best Financial Accessibility for Sanitation for its efforts in providing access to affordable credit to its customers to build toilets.
  17. Indian Railways is working to ensure confirmed berth to passengers on demand on his preferred train by ______
    A) 2020
    B) 2021
    C) 2022
    D) 2019
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Come 2021 and a passenger could be assured of a confirmed berth on his preferred train, if the railways’ plan to augment capacity on busy routes materialises.
  18. The BBNL, Department of Posts has signed a Tripartite MOU with which telecom network to provide broadband connectivity to Post Offices in rural areas?
    A) MTNL
    B) Tata Docomo
    C) BSNL
    D) AirTel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL signs Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices
  19. The 4th National Standards Conclave will be held in which Indian city?
    A) Pune
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gujarat
    D) Patna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Department of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and other knowledge partners is organizing the 4th National Standards Conclave on 1-2 May 2017 at New Delhi.
  20. The 12th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology will be held in which city?
    A) Indore
    B) Lucknow
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Shimla
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Bengaluru is set to play host to national and international cosmetic dermatologists at the 12th Edition of World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology (WCOCD) from May 4th to 6th 2017 at Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad International Convention Centre, GKVK.
  21. Which city is set to become India’s first city to operate public buses without conductors?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : MUMBAI WILL soon become the first city in the country to operate public buses without conductors. The city is set to launch an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that involves smart card-based access for passengers and ticket vending machines.
  22. Which Indian city has won the Pierre L’enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Bhubaneswar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Odisha’s capital city, Bhubaneswar, the first Indian city has won Pierre L’enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association.
  23. India’s first smart and green highway, ______________Expressway will be ready by August 2017.
    A) Superior State
    B) Economic Path
    C) Eastern Peripheral
    D) Transformative Junction
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
  24. India’s first transgender one-day athletic meet was organized in which state on April 28, 2017?
    A) Kerala
    B) Assam
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Kerala organised the country’s first transgender one-day athletic meet here in which 132 participants from 12 districts participated.
  25. ISRO is set to launch communication satellite GSAT-9 on May 5 using its heavy rocket _______
    A) PSLV C-09
    B) GSLV- F08
    C) PSLV C-37
    D) GSLV-F09
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : ISRO will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5 to provide different communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries.
  26. As per the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017, which company has been named as India’s most attractive employer brand?
    A) Mercedes–Benz India
    B) Amazon India
    C) Google India
    D) Philips India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : According to the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017, Search engine giant Google India has been named as the country’s most attractive employer brand, followed by Mercedes–Benz India at the second place, a survey says.
  27. The Artificial Intelligence platform Nia has been launched by which company for businesses?
    A) Infosys
    B) Tata Consultancy Services
    C) Wipro
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Building on the success of its first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, Infosys launched ‘Infosys Nia’, the next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for businesses.
  28. Name the program launched by Google to support and mentor the new entrepreneurs and startups in India?
    A) Support India
    B) Unfold India
    C) Solve for India
    D) Decode India’s Future
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : With an objective to support and mentor several initiatives, Google has announced ‘Solve for India’ program to aid the new wave of entrepreneurs and startups in emerging cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur and Chennai.
  29. Vinu Chakravarthy was renowned ______
    A) Actor
    B) Director
    C) Writer
    D) Choreographer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Well-known Tamil actor and writer Vinu Chakravarthy, who had starred in over 1,000 films, died on April 27, 2017. He was 74.
  30. Begum Yaman K. Khan was a ________
    A) Artist
    B) Singer
    C) Dancer
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Famous sufi singer and daughter of legendary Sitar Maestro (late) Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan, Begum Yaman K. Khan passed away at the age of 52.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (29 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. The Stade Sebastien Charlety is located in which city?
    A) London
    B) New York
    C) Paris
    D) Frankfurt
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Stade Sebastien Charlety is located in Paris. The2020 European Athletics Championships, the 26th edition of the championships, will take place at the Stade Sebastien Charlety from Aug. 26-30.
  2. Name the President of Cyprus.
    A) Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    B) Prokopis Pavlopoulos
    C) Nicos Anastasiades
    D) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Cyprus Capital: Nicosia, President Nicos Anastasiades , Currencies: Euro, Cypriot pound
  3. What is the currency of Kazakhstan?
    A) Shilling
    B) Tenge
    C) Som
    D) Shekel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Kazakhstan opens consulate in Chennai. Capital: Astana. Currency: Tenge
  4. Name the first Indian actor to speak at TED Talks in Canada?
    A) Aamir Khan
    B) Shahrukh Khan
    C) Salman Khan
    D) Akshay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Shah Rukh Khan
  5. When is World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed?
    A) 26 April
    B) 27 April
    C) 28 April
    D) 29 April
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 28 April

 

 

 

 

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