Current Affairs Quiz: April 26, 2019

Current Affairs 26 April 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which country to be guest of honour at the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair?
    A)India
    B)Indonesia
    C)Srilanka
    D)Pakistan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has been nominated as the “Guest of Honour” country at the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF). Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri said that India’s selection as the guest of honour reflects the strong relations between the leadership and the people of the UAE and India.

  2. How much amount will be invested by the Hero Future Energies Global in a solar project in Rajasthan?
    A)$100 million
    B)$200 million
    C)$300 million
    D)$400 million
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Hero Future Energies Global (HFE), the clean energy arm of Hero Group, will invest around $200 million in a solar project in Rajasthan. The project will be supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC), which will invest around $43.3 million (Rs 300 crore).

  3. Recently,the government has banned the import of milk and its production from which country?
    A)Srilanka
    B)Maldives
    C)China
    D)Myanmar
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China till laboratories at ports for testing presence of toxic chemical melamine are upgraded. Food regulator FSSAI had recommended extending the ban until all labs at ports are modernised to test the chemical.

  4. Which company launched India’s first platform for wholesale cryptocurrency trading?
    A)Omni
    B)BuyMe
    C)Money2Go
    D)BuyUCoin
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    BuyUcoin, which is the second oldest Cryptocurrency Exchange in India, announces the launch of a new and unique platform for wholesale cryptocurrency trading which allows its users to trade on a large scale with low price fluctuations. The platform currently works on free trading model i.e. charges zero fee on any trade.

  5. Iran and which other country have agreed to set up a joint border reaction force following a number of deadly attacks by militants?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)SriLanka
    C)Israel
    D)Pakistan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Iran and Pakistan have agreed to set up a joint border “reaction force” following a number of deadly attacks by militant groups on their frontier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced after talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  6. Which bank announced the launch of industry first debit card based authentication solution on NPCI’s e-mandate API platform?
    A)IDBI Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) announced the launch of an industry-first debit card-based authentication solution on NPCI’s e-Mandate API platform. Kotak has become the first Destination Bank to go live with both Net Banking and Debit Card-based e-mandate authentication.

  7. Which country’s central bank is the first central bank in the Asia Pacific Region to begin interest rate easing cycle?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)China
    D)Indonesia
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India is the first central bank in the Asia-Pacific region to begin an explicit interest rate easing cycle buoyed by benign food inflation and easier global financial condition.

  8. Which company has edge towards $1 trillion valuation boosted by cloud business?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Amazon
    C)Apple
    D)Walmart
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Microsoft Corp.’s cloud computing business fueled quarterly sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, boosted by several new deals with large corporate clients. The company’s shares rose as much as 5.1 per cent in New York, briefly pushing its valuation across $1 trillion before pulling back slightly.

  9. Recently,Mahindra and Mahindra announced the deployment of electric vehicles on Uber in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Hyderabad
    D)Chennai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra announced the deployment of its electric vehicles (EV) on global ride-sharing platform Uber in Hyderabad. Earlier, Mahindra had announced its strategic collaboration with Uber, to explore the deployment of EVs on its platform in several cities across India.

  10. According to report by Reed Exhibition India titled “Malls of India”,India’s retail mall space is set to rise to how much area by 2021?
    A)100 msf
    B)88 msf
    C)90 msf
    D)95 msf
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s retail mall space is set to rise to 95 million square feet (msf) by 2021 from 75 msf now in the top 7 cities of the country with NCR, Hyderabad and Bengaluru leading the supply, according to a report by Reed Exhibitions India titled ‘Malls of India’.

  11. Recently,India’s pharmaceutical exports rose by How much percent in 2018-19?
    A)10 percent
    B)15 percent
    C)11 percent
    D)12 percent
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s pharmaceutical exports rose by 11 per cent to USD 19.2 billion in 2018-19, mainly driven by higher demand in regions such as North America and Europe, as per a commerce ministry data.

  12. Recently which organisation reduced the minimum subscription requirements for Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts?
    A)IRDA
    B)NABARD
    C)SEBI
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Markets regulator SEBI has reduced the minimum subscription requirement as well as defined trading lots for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). REITs have to offer their units in lots worth at least Rs 50,000 in initial and follow on public offers.

  13. Recently Amit Jain resigned from his post.He was the former Asia Pacific head of which company?
    A)Ola
    B)Uber
    C)Flipkart
    D)Meru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uber Asia Pacific Head Amit Jain has resigned from the company after a four-year stint at the US-based ride-hailing company. Jain, who was elevated to the APAC position in May last year after serving as the India head, will remain with the company till the end of May.

  14. Recently ,who resigned from the post of president of Wipro banking financial services and insurance unit?
    A)Kaniya Shekh
    B)Shaji Farooq
    C)Angan Guha
    D)R Saha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Shaji Farooq, president of Wipro’s banking financial services and insurance (BFSI) business unit, has stepped down from the role five years after he was elevated to it. His direct reportee, Angan Guha, will take over as senior VP and global head of the BFSI unit effective July 1.

  15. Who took charge as the 52nd Controller General of Defence Accounts?
    A)Suresh Athiya
    B)Rajendra Kumar Nayak
    C)Ramesh Singh
    D)Ravneet Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajendra Kumar Nayak has taken charge as the 52nd Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA). Nayak is 1983 batch Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) officer.

  16. Who took over as new MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank?
    A)Ravneet Gill
    B)Usha Thorat
    C)PV Bharathi
    D)Karnam Sekar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Dena Bank MD Karnam Sekar is set to take over as the new Managing Director and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank from July 1, 2019. He will take over from R Subramaniakumar, who was instrumental in taking measures to turn around the bank, which has been reporting loses due to high NPA.

  17. STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

    1. Where is the HQ of Indian Overseas Bank?
      A)Chennai
      B)Lucknow
      C)Mumbai
      D)Delhi
      View Answer
      Option A

    2. What is the currency of Iran?
      A)Dinar
      B)Rial
      C)Euro
      D)Rufiyaa
      View Answer
      Option B

    3. Where is the HQ of Wipro?
      A)Delhi
      B)Mumbai
      C)Chennai
      D)Bengaluru
      View Answer
      Option D

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