Current Affairs Quiz: April 3 2019

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  1. Where was the 4th Meeting of India-Ukraine Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation (IU-WGTEC) held?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Kiev, Ukraine
    3) Mumbai,India
    4) Lviv, Ukraine
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On 2nd April, 2019, India and Ukraine have discussed bilateral trade featuring the importance of exports and imports between the 2 countries. The deliberation was part of the 4th Meeting of India-Ukraine Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation (IU-WGTEC) held in New Delhi. Both the countries should share the mandatory requirement to be fulfilled at the time of exporting or importing of any product to promote trade.Both the countries have agreed to cooperate in the fields of small and medium entrepreneurship, Leather, Tobacco, Gems and Jewellery, Tea Sector, Industry, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Investment.The 5th meeting of the Working Group on Trade, Economic and Cooperation (IU-WGTEC) will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  2. Over which river does the Indian Army constructed longest suspension bridge named ‘Maitri’?
    1) Brahmaputra River
    2) Yamuna River
    3) Indus River
    4) Godavari River
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Indus River
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army has achieved a record-breaking feat by constructing ‘Maitri’, the 260-feet longest suspension bridge over the Indus river in the Leh-Ladakh region in just 40 days.The combat engineers belonging to ‘Sahas aur Yogyata’ regiment of ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ of the Indian Army undertook the construction of ‘Maitri’.500 tonnes of bridge equipment and construction material was ferried to build this bridge.The bridge “Maitri” was inaugurated on 1st April, ’19 by Naik Phunchok Angdus (Retd.), an 89-year-old war veteran along with war veterans of 1947-1948, 1962, 1971 and 1999 in the presence of Lt. Gen Yogesh Kumar Joshi and General Officer Commanding ‘Fire and Fury Corps’.Since the term ‘Maitri’ symbolises friendship, the bridge has been named ‘Maitri bridge’ so as to symbolise the excellent civil-military relations between the military personnel and the locals of the Leh-Ladakh region.The bridge will provide connectivity to the remote areas of Ladakh and help residents of the largest villages in Ladakh, namely, Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot.
  3. Who was the first Indian President to visit Bolivia?
    1) A.P.J Abdul Kalam
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Pratibha Patil
    4) Pranab Mukherjee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ram Nath Kovind
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind was on a visit of Bolivia from 28th to 30th March, 2019. He reached Santa Cruz, Bolivia on the second leg of his three nation visit to Croatia, Bolivia and Chile. This is the first visit by an Indian President to Bolivia.
  4. How much million was granted by India to Bolivia for enhancing financial development projects recently?
    1) US $50 million
    2) US $150 million
    3) US $200 million
    4) US $100 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) US $100 million
    Explanation:
    India has offered US $100 million Line of Credit to Bolivia after Ram Nath Kovind held productive talks with his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales regarding a number of bilateral issues such as economy, space and IT. Both the leaders have also committed to strengthen political and economic engagement. The amount will be offered to enhance financing development projects.
  5. Which country has signed the framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance recently?
    1) Bolivia
    2) Zambia
    3) Vanuatu
    4) Tonga
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bolivia
    Explanation:
    Bolivia has signed the agreement to join the International Solar Alliance. The main motive behind this is to establish a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address the identified gaps in their energy requirements through a common approach. India, with a target to produce 100 GW of solar energy by 2022, would account for a tenth of ISA’s goal.
  6. How many MoU’s are signed between India and Bolivia during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit?
    1) 6
    2) 7
    3) 8
    4) 9
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 8
    Explanation:
    During Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Bolivia, India and Bolivia have signed 8 MoUs. These MoUs were signed in the fields of culture, mining, Visa waiver arrangement for diplomats, the exchange between diplomatic academies, space, traditional medicine, establishment of Centre of Excellence in IT and Bi-Oceanic Railway project.
  7. Find the name of African country ,which was opted by India to set up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD).
    1) Uganda
    2) Malawi
    3) Nigeria
    4) Tanzania
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Malawi
    Explanation:
    On 3rd April 2019, India has signed an agreement with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) for setting up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi to enhance capacity in the areas of agro-financing and entrepreneurship development for African countries.In this Institute, the trainees from Malawi and other African countries will be trained in the areas of micro-financing and agro-financing.This agreement will strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Malawi with the African Union.
  8. According to U.S based Health Effects Institute(HEI)’s State of Global Air 2019 report, which of the following factor is the third highest cause of death in India?
    1) Water Pollution
    2) Poverty
    3) Food Crisis
    4) Air pollution
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Air pollution
    Explanation:
    On 3rd April 2019, as per the State of Global Air 2019 report, over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017.Nearly 5 million deaths from stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lung cancer, and chronic lung disease in 2017 happened due to the overall long-term exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution.Out of these 5 million deaths, 3 million deaths are directly attributed to PM2.5, half of which is from India and China together.Air pollution is the third highest cause of death among all health risks in India, and the life of a South Asian child born today will be shortened by two years and six months growing up in current high levels of air pollution, while the global life expectancy loss is 20 months.US-based organization Health Effects Institute (HEI) released this report.
  9. Which bank becomes the first lender to impose charges On UPI transactions, namely, Paytm, Google Pay, PhonePe?
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) City Union Bank
    3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    4) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Explanation:
    Starting from 1st May, 2019, India’s private sector bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank would become the first lender to levy charges on peer-to-peer (P2P) UPI transactions available across all platforms, namely, Paytm, Google Pay, PhonePe, Trucaller Pay among others. For Kotak Mahindra Bank’s account holders, the first 30 peer-to-peer UPI fund transfer would be free of cost. Once a person exceeds 30 UPI transactions, he will be charged Rs. 2.50 per transaction for of Rs. 1000 or less. For transfers exceeding Rs. 1000, the bank will charge Rs. 5 plus 18% GST. No additional charges have been imposed upon reception of money via UPI for merchant transactions or bill payments. Since more than 90% of Kotak Mahindra Bank’s customers do an average of 5-10 transactions every month, and the charges would be levied only when a customer exceeds 30 transactions, this step has been taken to curb abuse of the UPI system. There has been a reduction in charges on merchant transactions through UPI . Instead of the 25 paise charge on transactions up to Rs. 1000 and 50 paise charge on exceeding Rs. 1000, NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) has brought it down to a flat rate of 10 paise for all transactions (along with an ad valoreum charge of 0.04% divided between the issuing bank and the acquiring bank).
  10. Name the investment and wealth management platform of the mobile payments company, which received SEBI approval for Stock Broking recently.
    1) Paytm Money
    2) Amazon Payments
    3) WorldPay
    4) WePay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Paytm Money
    Explanation:
    On 2nd April 2019, One97 Communications-owned Paytm Money, the wealth management arm of Paytm, has got approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to start offering a stock broking service such as the ability to trade in equities and cash segments, derivatives, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) among other exchange-traded products Apart from this approval from SEBI, Paytm Money also got approval for its membership from Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) & National Stock Exchange (NSE) to buy share through the Paytm Money app.
  11. Which bank has received a capital of Rs. 205 crore by the government in lieu of preferential allotment of shares ?
    1) State Bank of India
    2) Bank of Maharashtra
    3) Indian Bank
    4) Canara Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Bank of Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On 30th March 2019, Government infused a capital of Rs. 205 crore into the state owned Bank of Maharashtra in lieu of preferential allotment of shares. After the Capital infusion, the shareholding of government in Bank of Maharashtra has increased to 87.74 % from 87.01%.In this regard, the bank has issued and allotted its 15,47,16,981 equity shares at an issue price of Rs 13.25 per share to the govt.
  12. Asian Development Bank has projected India’s GDP as ______ per cent for the year 2019-20?
    1) 7.1%
    2) 7.5%
    3) 7.6%
    4) 7.2%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 7.2%
    Explanation:
    As global risks from trade tensions to Brexit surge, the ADB (Asia Development Bank) in its publication Asian Development Outlook 2019 has demoted growth forecasts for India and Southeast Asia for 2019. For India, it has been downgraded by 40 basis points to 7.2% for fiscal year 2019-20 while Southeast Asia’s growth estimate was lowered to 4.9% by 0.2 percentage point. Given strong corporate fundamentals, India will maintain its position as one of the fastest growing economies in the world.UK’s exit from the European Union, financial market volatility and the constantly worsening trade conflict between China and the US could hamper the investment scenario.The growth rate in fiscal year 2020-21 would approximately be 7.3%. As the price of food commodities increase, the consumer price inflation is expected to go up to 4.3% in FY 2019 and 4.6% in 2020.
  13. Who was felicitated with the ‘Special Achievement Award’ by the Asian Tour at Gurugram, Haryana recently?
    1) Damodaran
    2) Pradeep Dinodia
    3) Pawan Munjal
    4) Pritam Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Pawan Munjal
    Explanation:
    Hero MotoCorp Chairman, Dr. Pawan Munjal has been honoured by the Asian Tour with a “Special Achievement Award” for his contributions to Asian Golf, at the concluding ceremony of Hero Indian Open Golf tournament, held at Gurugram, Haryana. Dr. Pawan Munjal is a fine golfer himself. He has been supporting the Hero Indian Open for 14 years, along with the Hero Women’s Indian Open, the Hero Challenge series on the European Tour and the Hero World Challenge on the PGA Tour and also hosts multiple golf tournaments in India, including the marquee Hero Indian Open for both men and women.At the ceremony, leading Indian golfer Shiv Kapur presented a special salver to Dr Munjal.In 2001 under Dr Munjal’s leadership, Hero MotoCorp achieved the title of World’s No. 1 two-wheeler.
  14. Name the person,who was honoured with the prestigious John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.
    1) Vikram Patel
    2) Shekhar Saxena
    3) Mohan Agashe
    4) Rajendra Badgaiyan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Vikram Patel
    Explanation:
    On 3rd April 2019, Vikram patel, a psychiatrist and professor of global health at Harvard Medical school, has been honoured with prestigious John drinks Canada Gairdner Global Health award with prize money of $100,000 by The Gairdner Foundation.This award was given for his world-leading research in mental health, providing knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low-and-middle-income countries and for the treatment of mental health.The former recipient of this award were Alan Lopez, Christopher J.L. Murray , Cesar Victora, and Anthony Fauci.
  15. Who was conferred with the highest state honour of Bolivia?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Sushma Swaraj
    4) Arun Jaitley
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ram Nath Kovind
    Explanation:
    President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma honoured Ram Nath Kovind with the highest State Honour of Bolivia “Condor de Los Andes en el Grado de Gran Collar” in Santa Cruz. President Ram Nath Kovind was on a visit of Bolivia from 28th to 30th March, 2019. He reached Santa Cruz, Bolivia on the second leg of his three nation visit to Croatia, Bolivia and Chile. This is the first visit by an Indian President to Bolivia.
  16. Name the Algerian president,who resigned after 20 years recently.
    1) Ali Kafi
    2) Liamine Zéroual
    3) Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    4) Abdelkader Bensalah
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    Explanation:
    The 82-year-old Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who was in power for the last 20 years (since 1999) has resigned after prolonged weeks of mass protest.Under Article 102 of the Algerian Constitution, the Parliament could be asked to declare a president unfit to rule the country if he is unable to function properly due to ill-health.Until elections, Abdelkader Bansalah, the chairman of the upper house of the Parliament is expected to become the caretaker president for three months.
  17. Air Marshal D Choudhury has been appointed as Senior Air Staff Officer of which air command?
    1) Eastern Air Command
    2) Central Air Command
    3) South-Western Air Command
    4) Western Air Command
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Western Air Command
    Explanation:
    On 3rd April 2019, Air Marshal D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM has been appointed as Senior Air Staff Officer, Western Air Command. He was commissioned on 22nd December 1983. He has experience as a Commanding officer in 15 Sqn, Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and two frontline bases as the AOC.Also, he was honoured with the CAS commendation in Aug 1992, Vish isht Seva Medal in Jan 2007, Vayu Sena Medal in Jan 2011 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in Jan 2018.
  18. Name the telescope used by astronomers to discover a new exoplanet named as TOI-197.0 or “hot Saturn”.
    1) Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS)
    2) Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT)
    3) Hubble Space Telescope
    4) Lunar-based ultraviolet telescope (LUT)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS)
    Explanation:
    Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet using NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS). The exoplanet is said to be 60 times bigger than our planet and is five-billion-year-old planet.The exoplanet is dubbed TESS Object of Interest (TOI)-197.0 or “hot Saturn” because of its size and hot temperature.Scientists are gaining valuable insights into other solar systems by studying the data sent by TESS.The discovery will be published in The Astronomical Journal.It completes its orbit in 14 days, because the planet is very close to its host star.
  19. According to the 19th bird survey,which of the following new bird species is spotted in North Kerala’s Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary?
    i. Woolly-necked Stork
    ii. Wilson’s storm petrel
    iii. Tundra bean-goose
    iv.White-bellied Drongo
    1) Option i & ii
    2) Option i & iv
    3) Option ii & iii
    4) Option ii & iv
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Option i & iv
    Explanation:
    On 27th March 2019, The Woolly-necked Stork and White-bellied Drongo, both dry-land species of birds have been spotted in North Kerala’s Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary during The 19th bird survey. Besides the new species, a total of 152 species were spotted in that survey. The survey was conducted jointly by the forest and wildlife department and the Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS).
  20. Who became the first Indian male Squash player to break into top-10 of Professional Squash Association world ranking?
    1) Abhishek Pradhan
    2) Vikram Malhotra
    3) Saurav Ghosal
    4) Ramit Tandon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Saurav Ghosal
    Explanation:
    On 1st April 2019, Saurav Ghosal moved up two places to become the first Indian male squash player to break into the top 10 of the latest PSA (Professional Squash Association) world ranking. He is ranked at 10th Place which is his career best ranking. Saurav Ghosal performed brilliantly in the 2018-2019 PSA World Championship which was held in Chicago, USA and reached up to the quarter finals.Two Indian Women Squash player named Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had entered into top 10 of PSA World ranking earlier. At Present, Joshna Chinappa is India’s best female squash player (Ranked 15th) and Saurav Ghosal is India’s best Male Squash Player (Ranked 10th).
  21. Which sport league match was launched in India after kabaddi and football recently?
    1) Hockey
    2) Golf
    3) Wrestling
    4) Kho-Kho
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kho-Kho
    Explanation:
    The Kho-Kho Federation of India (KKFI) launched an ambitious franchise-based league for the sport named Ultimate Kho-Kho. There will be an initial draft of players where athletes from across the world, including England, South Korea, Iran, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, will be part of the eight franchise. KKFI and Dabur have together appointed Tenzing Niyogi (former sports advisory leader at Ernst and Young) as the CEO of the league. Indian Olympic Association Secretary General and former KKFI president Rajeev Mehta is the chairman of the league.
  22. Who was the author of the book “Gandhi: The Writer”?
    1) Bhabhani Bhattacharya
    2) Salman Rushdie
    3) Arundhati Roy
    4) Chetan Bhagat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bhabhani Bhattacharya
    Explanation:
    The copy of “Gandhi: The Writer” authored by Bhabhani Bhattacharya was also presented to the Vinay Mohan Kwatra, the Ambassador of India to France. India has been designated as the Guest of Honour at Paris Livre (Paris Book Fair) in 2020.
  23. “Prevention of Blindness Week” is observed annually from ________________?
    1) 25th to 31st March
    2) 3rd to 9th April
    3) 2nd to 8th April
    4) 1st to 7th April
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 1st to 7th April
    Explanation:
    The Government of India organizes “Prevention of Blindness Week” annually from 1st to 7th April to raise awareness regarding the precautions to be taken to prevent blindness. The target of the day is on detection, cure and treatment of eye diseases.In this regard, campaign has been organized all over the country to provide knowledge about the risk factors that lead to the eye injuries which can cause visual impairment.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital & Currency of Ukraine?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital- Kiev & Currency- Ukrainian Hryvnia
  2. Who is the founder of Paytm?
    Answer & Explanation
    Vijay Shekhar Sharma
  3. What is the tagline of Bank of Maharashtra?
    Answer & Explanation
    One Family One Bank
  4. Who is the President of Bolivia?
    Answer & Explanation
    Evo Morales Ayma
  5. Silent Valley National Park located in which state?
    Answer & Explanation
    Kerala
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