Current Affairs Quiz: April 27, 2019

Current Affairs 27 April 2019 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 26 April 2019 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 26, 2019

    1. Recently The government has approved how much percent rate of interest on Employees Provident Fund for 2018-19?
      A)8.65 percent
      B)8.45 percent
      C)8.50 percent
      D)7.75 percent
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      Option A
      Explanation:
      The Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent rate of interest on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 as decided by retirement fund body EPFO, benefitting more than 6 crore formal sector workers.
    2. Recently The Investor Education and Protection Fund successfully recovered how much amount of depositors money?
      A)Rs 1514 cr
      B)Rs 1476 cr
      C)Rs 1245 cr
      D)Rs 1657 cr
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      Option A
      Explanation:
      The Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Authority has successfully forced the Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Limited to transfer deposits worth about Rs 1,514 crore to IEPF, a statutory body under the ministry of Corporate Affairs. “Depositors’ money was pending with the company for the last 15 years.
    3. Which became the first major airline to operate plastic free flight?
      A)Indigo
      B)Air India
      C)Vistara
      D)Etihad Airways
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the Gulf region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness about pollution on Earth Day. According to the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the UAE, the flight EY484 landed in Brisbane on April 22, Earth Day.
    4. Which bank launched India’s first green car loan?
      A)PNB
      B)BOB
      C)IDBI
      D)SBI
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      State Bank of India announced the country’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ (Electric Vehicle) to encourage customers to buy electric vehicles.
    5. Recently The RBI divested it’s full stake in NABARD for how much amount?
      A)Rs 1470 cr
      B)Rs 50 cr
      C)Rs 20 cr
      D)Rs 1450 cr
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that it has divested its entire stake in Nabard and National Housing Bank (NHB) for Rs. 20 crore and Rs. 1,450 crore. The divestment, RBI said, was based on the recommendations of the Narasimham Committee-II.
    6. Wirecard,the global leader in digital financial technology announced its partnership with which bank to promote financial inclusion in India?
      A)Nainital Bank
      B)Federal Bank
      C)SBI
      D)RBL Bank
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      Wirecard, the global innovation leader in digital financial technology, announced an expanded partnership with RBL Bank to promote financial inclusion in India. This partnership will make digital payment and banking transactions more readily accessible to all Indian citizens, including those living in remote areas.
    7. Who won gold at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing in 10 m air pistol mixed team category?
      A)Abhinav Bindra and Manu Bhaker
      B)Manu Bhaker and Shankar Narayan
      C)Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary
      D)Saurabh Chaudhary and Dhruv Rathee
      View Answer
      Option C
      Explanation:
      Young Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary shot gold in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing. Bhaker and Chaudhary outclassed Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei of China 16-6 in the final, which was held in the new format wherein top two teams battled for the gold medal.
    8. Recently Which country sealed ODI status for the first time?
      A)Ukraine
      B)Namibia
      C)Russia
      D)USA
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      The United States of America sealed One-Day International status for the very first time with a third straight victory at the World Cricket League Division Two event in Namibia.
    9. Who was recently appointed as India next high commissioner to Seychelles?
      A)KD Sharma
      B)Kewal Singh
      C)Mohan Singh Mehta
      D)Dalbir Singh Suhag
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      The government announced the appointment of former army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as India’s next high commissioner to Seychelles. Suhag was the chief of army staff when India conducted surgical raids across the Line of Control into Pakistan-administered Kashmir in 2016 after the terrorist attack on an Indian army camp in Uri.
    10. Who was awarded with Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019?
      A)JN Dixit
      B)Rana Dasgupta
      C)Satish Chandra
      D)Vijay Nambiar
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 was awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel “Solo” which is a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence. It is the second edition of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize.
    11. Who was honoured with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai?
      A)Ram Gopal Verma
      B)Madhur Bhandarkar
      C)AR Rahman
      D)Abbas Mashthan
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, popular scriptwriter Salim Khan and yesteryears dancing diva Helen were honoured with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award at a ceremony in Mumbai.
    12. Who was named as the recipient of the 71st World Press Freedom Hero Award?
      A)Cyril Almeida
      B)Robert Blackwill
      C)Tim Roemer
      D)John Gunther Dean
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      The International Press Institute (IPI) named Cyril Almeida, an assistant editor and columnist at Pakistani daily ‘Dawn’ who is currently facing sedition charges in the country, as the recipient of its 71st World Press Freedom Hero award.
    13. Who has been conferred with the National Intellectual Property Award 2019 in the category of Top Individual for Patents and Commercialization?
      A)William Clark
      B)George Allen
      C)Benny Antony
      D)Chester Bowles
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      Benny Antony, Joint Managing Director, the Kochi-based Arjuna Natural Ltd, has been conferred with the National Intellectual Property Award for 2019 in the category of Top Individual for Patents and Commercialization.
    14. What is theme of this year’s World Intellectual Property Day 2019?
      A)Fostering Changes Around World
      B)Women in Innovation and Creativity
      C)Reach for Gold:IP and Sports
      D)Innovation:Improving Lives
      View Answer
      Option C
      Explanation:
      World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The theme of this year is “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports.”
    15. What is the theme of this year’s World Malaria Day 2019?
      A)Prevention :Lets Close The Gap
      B)End Malaria For Good
      C)Zero Malaria Starts With Me
      D)Prevention of Malaria
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      Option C
      Explanation:
      World Malaria Day 2019 was on April 25th, this annual event was a worldwide effort, to raise awareness of Malaria and funds for the treatment and prevention of malaria. The day also marked the continuing great achievements in the fight against Malaria.The theme is “Zero Malaria Starts With Me”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

    1. Where is the HQ of World Intellectual Property Organisation?
      A)Geneva
      B)Rome
      C)NewYork
      D)Paris
      View Answer
      Option A
    2. What is the capital of Seychelles?
      A)Harare
      B)Victoria
      C)Kiev
      D)Addis Ababa
      View Answer
      Option B

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