Current Affairs Quiz – April 20 2017

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  1. “India Steel 2017”, the 3rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Steel Industry was held from 19th-21st April, 2017 in which city?
    1.New Delhi
    2.Mumbai
    3.Varanasi
    4.Visakhapatnam
    5.Kochi
    Answer & Explanation
  2. Which State Govt. has decided to provide accidental insurance cover to all residents of the state in the age group of 18 to 70 years?
    1.Haryana
    2.Gujarat
    3.Madhya Pradesh
    4.Karnataka
    5.Uttar Pradesh
    Answer & Explanation
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Textiles India’ – a mega event showcasing the country as a global sourcing hub – in which city on June 30, 2017?
    1.Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    2.Vadodara, Gujarat
    3.Surat, Gujarat
    4.Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    5.Rajkot, Gujarat
    Answer & Explanation
  4. Indian Govt. has extended the ceasefire with which faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) for one year till April 27, 2018?
    1.NSCN-Isak Muivah
    2.NSCN-Khaplang
    3.NSCN-Unification
    4.NSCN-Resurgence
    5.NSCN-Reformation
    Answer & Explanation
  5. China has unilaterally renamed six places in which Indian State by describing it as legitimate action in line with Chinese law which supports Beijing’s territorial claim?
    1.Arunachal Pradesh
    2.Jammu & Kashmir
    3.Himachal Pradesh
    4.Uttarakhand
    5.Sikkim
    Answer & Explanation
  6. Which Asian country will host this year’s ‘UN Day of Vesak’ celebrations on May 12, 2017?
    1.Thailand
    2.Sri Lanka
    3.Bhutan
    4.Nepal
    5.Vietnam
    Answer & Explanation
  7. A set of four rare stamps, featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been auctioned in UK at highest price ever paid for Indian stamps. These stamps have been sold at what price?
    1.One lakh pounds
    2.Three lakh pounds
    3.Five lakh pounds
    4.Seven lakh pounds
    5.Nine lakh pounds
    Answer & Explanation
  8. Which entity will issue special stamps commemorating the International Yoga Day on June 21 this year?
    1.World Bank
    2.South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    3.European Union
    4.Royal Mail   UK’s postal service company
    5.United Nations
    Answer & Explanation
  9. How much contribution has been made by India to the UN programme for helping countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems?
    1.$250000
    2.$500000
    3.$750000
    4.$1000000
    5.$1250000
    Answer & Explanation
  10. Bollywood stars ___________ and ___________ have been named by Maharashtra State Govt. for this year’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award and Raj Kapoor Special Contribution award respectively
    1.Saira Banu and Anil Kapoor
    2.Saira Banu and Jackie Shroff
    3.Aasha Parekh and Rishi Kapoor
    4.Aasha Parekh and Akshay Kumar
    5.Sharmila Tagore and Akshay Kumar
    Answer & Explanation
  11. UNESCO has awarded Peace Prize to Giuseppina (Giusi) Nicolini, the mayor of the __________ island of Lampedusa
    1.French
    2.Spanish
    3.Italian
    4.German
    5.Portuguese
    Answer & Explanation
  12. Who among the following British Pop singer turned fashion designer has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire?
    1.Melanie Brown
    2.Melanie Chisholm
    3.Emma Bunton
    4.Geri Halliwell
    5.Victoria Beckham
    Answer & Explanation
  13. Who among the following has been appointed as the new managing director and chief executive director of LIC Housing Finance?
    1.Mahrukh Panthaky
    2.Vipul Desai
    3.Vinay Shah
    4.Mahesh Iyer
    5.Shailesh Oswal
    Answer & Explanation
  14. On April 19, 2017, which Asian country launched its first satellite in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)?
    1.Uzbekistan
    2.Kazakhstan
    3.Turkemnistan
    4.Aajikistan
    5.Mongolia
    Answer & Explanation
  15. Which report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has highlighted that nearly 30% of World Heritage Sites are plagued by poaching, illegal logging and fishing?
    1.’Save The Heritage’
    2.’Heritage Species’
    3.’Not For Sale’
    4.’Heritage Action’
    5.’Heritage Poachers’
    Answer & Explanation
  16. Which among the following is a recently discovered exoplanet, located at a distance of nearly 39 light years from Earth?
    1.LHS 4440b
    2.LHS 3340b
    3.LHS 2240b
    4.LHS 1140b
    5.LHS 1040b
    Answer & Explanation
  17. Who among the following Indian Badminton players have been upgraded in the latest BWF rankings released on April 20, 2017?
    1.P V Sindhu
    2.Saina Nehwal
    3.Ajay Jayaram
    4.Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth
    5.All of the above
    Answer & Explanation
  18. Which among the following will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games?
    1.Rubik’s Cube Game
    2.Robot games
    3.Video Gaming
    4.Water Polo
    5.Quidditch
    Answer & Explanation
  19. Which among the following international airports in India has received the carbon neutrality status by Airports Council International?
    1.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Hyderabad
    2.Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
    3.Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
    4.Dr. Babasahed Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur
    5.Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
    Answer & Explanation