Current Affairs Quiz: April 6 2019

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  1. Which think tank, along with Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) have released a report titled ‘India’s Electric Mobility Transformation: Progress to Date and Future Opportunities’?
    1) World Development Forum
    2) South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)
    3) NITI Aayog
    4) National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    Under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles II (FAME II) scheme, the NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have released a report titled ‘India’s Electric Mobility Transformation: Progress to Date and Future Opportunities’. The report is based on opportunities for the automobile sector and government. The Indian and global non-profit organisation, Rocky Mountain Institute is focused on making effective use of the resources by making a total expenditure of Rs. 10,000 crore from three years i.e. 2019 to 2022.In February 2019, the FAME II scheme was notified by the Union Cabinet.
  2. Find the research institute, that has signed MoU with Indian Navy to tackle joint research and development of advanced technologies in Navy.
    1) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    2) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    3) Indian National Science Academy
    4) National Academy of Sciences
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Explanation:
    On 5th April, 2019, Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed Memorandum of understanding to tackle joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.The agreement will facilitate a formal framework for interaction between Indian Navy and CSIR.This will be a collaborative arrangement between labs of Indian Navy and CSIR to facilitate joint R&D activities in diverse fields of Mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Computer Science, etc.
  3. Where was the first global multi-stakeholder conference on synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change held?
    1) Washington DC, US
    2) Paris, France
    3) Geneva, Switzerland
    4) Copenhagen, Denmark
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Copenhagen, Denmark
    Explanation:
    The first global multi-stakeholder conference on synergies is summoned by (UN DESA) the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the (UN FCCC) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, in Copenhagen, Denmark.On 2nd April, 2019, (UNSCN) the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition had hosted an event titled ‘Sustainable diets for healthy people and healthy planet’ . The event proffered a platform for sharing experiences and challenges in upgrading to healthy and sustainable diets. This in turn extends to the alignment of climate and 2030 agendas, namely, SDG 2 and SDG 13.
  4. RBI has altered the LCR norms to offer an additional 2% window to lenders.What does C stands for in LCR?
    1) C-Crisil – Liquidity Crisil Ratio
    2) C-Coverage – Liquidity Coverage Ratio
    3) C-Compatible – Liquidity Compatible Ratio
    4) C-Credit – Liquidity Credit Ratio
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) C-Coverage – Liquidity Coverage Ratio
    Explanation:
    RBI has altered the LCR (Liquidity Coverage Ratio) norms to offer an additional 2% window to lenders. The central bank has brought in this alteration in order to improve the cash position of banks by harmonising liquidity requirements and giving away extra money to lenders.The Central Bank has lengthened the deadline for joining the floating interest rates on home, personal, auto and MSEs (Micro and Small Enterprises) loans to external benchmarks.As the growth of credit is taking a faster pace than deposit growth, banks are facing a resource crunch.Currently the investment to deposit ratio in government bonds is 27.5%, while the compulsory requirement is 19.25%.In order to improve the process of undertaking foreign-exchange transactions, the non-banking financial companies and non-deposit holding companies (NBFCs-NDSI) in the category of Investment and Credit Companies (ICCs) will be eligible to apply for Authorised Dealer Category II licence.
  5. How much will be invested by National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and global private infrastructure operator ROADIS in road projects in India?
    1) $2 billion
    2) $3 billion
    3) $4 billion
    4) $1 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $2 billion
    Explanation:
    The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and global private infrastructure operator ROADIS (owned by Public Sector Pension Investment board abbreviated as PSP investment) have jointly set up a platform for investing up to $2 billion in road projects in India. The platform will target 3 things, namely, The TOT (Toll-Operator-Transfer model) Acquisition of existing road concessions prospective investment opportunities in the India’s road-sector, with the sole objective of creating large roads platform in the nation. ii. For the monetisation of publicly-funded highways, the TOT model was introduced by the government of India in 2016. Supported by a sound tolling system, under the TOT model, the investors make a one-time payment in return for long-term toll collection rights iii. ROADIS is by far the largest European highway concession manager in India with 710 km of highways within its ownership and management.
  6. Who was conferred with the sportsperson of the year award in Male category in ESPN India awards for 2018?
    1) Abhinav Bindra
    2) Jitu Rai
    3) Neeraj Chopra
    4) Srikanth Kidambi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Neeraj Chopra
    Explanation:
    The Indian subsidiary of ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network), ESPN India (espn.in) declared the ESPN India awards for 2018 in which PV Sindhu was conferred with the sportsperson of year award in female category and Neeraj Chopra was conferred with the sportsperson of the year award in Male category.
    AwardWinner
    Sportsperson of the Year (Male)Neeraj Chopra (Javelin throw)
    Sportsperson of the Year (Female)PV Sindhu (Badminton)
    Emerging Sportsperson of the YearSaurabh Chaudhary (Pistol Shooting)
    Coach of the YearJaspal Rana (Pistol Shooting)
  7. Name the person who won the Comeback of the Year award in ESPN India awards for 2018.
    1) Sania Mirza
    2) Amit Panghal
    3) PV Sindhu
    4) Saina Nehwal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Saina Nehwal
    Explanation:
    The Indian subsidiary of ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network), ESPN India (espn.in) declared the ESPN India awards for 2018.
    Comeback of the YearSaina Nehwal (Badminton)
    Match of the YearAmit Panghal (Boxing)
    Team of the YearWomen Table Tennis team
    Differently-abled Athlete of the yearEkta Bhyan (Para-athletics)
    Lifetime Achievement awardPradip Kumar ‘PK’ Banerjee (Football)
    Moment of the YearWomen’s 4*400m relay team
  8. U.S. Treasury official David Malpass was appointed as the president of which international financial institution?
    1) New Development Bank
    2) World Bank
    3) African Development Bank
    4) European Investment Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) World Bank
    Explanation:
    On 5th April, 2019,Davis Malpass senior Treasury official and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, was unanimously chosen as the next president of the World bank. He will succeed Jim Yong-Kim.He was born on 8th march 1956 in Michigan.Kristalina Georgieva,chief executive officer of the bank, has been acting as the interim President. Malpass is nominated by Donald Trump.He is currently serves as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and Previously held a senior role in the US State Department for Latin American Affairs.
  9. Who was appointed as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) for the period 2019-20?
    1) Vikram Kirloskar
    2) Rakesh Bharti Mittal
    3) Uday Kotak
    4) TV Narendran
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Vikram Kirloskar
    Explanation:
    On 5th April 2019,Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd, and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram Kirloskar was appointed as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) for the period 2019-20. He succeeded Rakesh Bharti Mittal who is Vice Chairman of Bharti Enterprises.He was associated with CII for three decades and has been chairman of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance Board since its inception in 2012-13.Uday Kotak, the founder, MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank was appointed as the President-Designate at the same time CEO & MD of Tata Steel, TV Narendran was designated as the Vice President for 2019-20.
  10. In which entity was Keshav Murugesh appointed as its chairman?
    1) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    2) Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    3) NASSCOM (National Association of Software and services companies)
    4) Confederation of Indian Industry
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) NASSCOM (National Association of Software and services companies)
    Explanation:
    On 5th April, 2019, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and services companies), an IT industry body has appointed Keshav Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global Services Group as its Chairman for 2019-20. This appointment of the Nasscom Chairman and Vice Chairman is done by the Executive Council. Currently, he was on the positioned as Vice Chairman of Nasscom, and has succeeded Rishad Premji.Nasscom also designated Pravin Rao, Infosys COO UB as its Vice Chairman for 2019-20.
  11. Who became the first Indian, to be designated as a member of FIFA Executive Council?
    1) Pradip Dutta
    2) Kushal Das
    3) Sunando Dhar
    4) Praful Patel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Praful Patel
    Explanation:
    Praful Patel, President of All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been designated to be FIFA Executive Council member. He has become the first Indian to enter the elite panel of the game’s global governing body.A total of five candidates, including Patel, was elected in addition to the AFC president, and one female member.Patel was one of the 8 candidates vying for the spot in the election, which was held during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Congress.
  12. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected as the president of which football sport association?
    1) Union of European Football Associations
    2) Asian Football Confederation
    3) Union of Arab Football Associations
    4) West Asian Football Federation
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Asian Football Confederation
    Explanation:
    On 6th April, 2019, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) hailed the re-election of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Asian football chief to help the region move forward in stability.Sheikh Salman will extend his term as president until at least 2023.He Sheikh Salman has returned unopposed in the election after Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi and Saoud Al Mohannadi.
  13. Who was the first Black Women to be appointed as the Mayor of Chicago?
    1) Lori Lightfoot
    2) Tracey Norman
    3) Evelyn Ashford
    4) Vanessa Williams
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Lori Lightfoot
    Explanation:
    Lori Lightfoot, a 56 year old former federal Prosecutor and practicing lawyer has been elected as Chicago’s first Black Women Mayor.Lightfoot is an African American Women who has worked in private legal practice partner at Mayor Brown.Lightfoot is also the first lesbian Leader for the City.She will succeed Rahm Emanuel,who previously served as chief of staff under former US President Barack Obama.
  14. To which country Anwar Haleem became Ambassador of India?
    1) Angola
    2) Algeria
    3) Kingdom of Jordan
    4) Afghanistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kingdom of Jordan
    Explanation:
    Shri Anwar Haleem, IFS (Indian Foreign Service, batch of 1991 is appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He will take up the assignment at a short notice.He is currently working as the Senior Directing Staff in the National Defence College.
  15. Name the bank recently approved the merger of the private sector lender with Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH).
    1) DCB Bank
    2) City Union Bank
    3) Federal Bank
    4) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    Explanation:
    On 5th April, 2019, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Private sector lender announced to approved a merger with Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd, mortgage financier in an all-stock deal. The merged entity will be known as ‘Indiabulls Lakshmi Vilas Bank’.This merged bank will be among the top 8 private banks in India by size and profitability.As per the share swap ratio, for every 100 shares of Lakshmi Vilas Bank shareholders will get 14 shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance.
  16. CO2 level of earth is _____parts per million(ppm), according to the Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research?
    1) 380 ppm
    2) 410 ppm
    3) 350 ppm
    4) 450 ppm
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 410 ppm
    Explanation:
    Germany scientists have warned that there is more Carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere than in the past three million years. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has gone “unnatural”.Research was made by using a new computer simulation at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.CO2 levels should not be higher than 280 ppm without human activity, but currently it’s 410 ppm and rising.
  17. Name the Padma Shri awardee and ‘Father of Entrepreneurship Movement’, who passed away at the age of 79 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
    1) Viharidas Gopaldas Patel
    2) Edith Abbott
    3) Gustav Cassel
    4) Winston Chang
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Viharidas Gopaldas Patel
    Explanation:
    An eminent economist and father of entrepreneurship movement in India, Dr. Viharidas Gopaldas Patel was passed away at the age of 79 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was the Founder & Director of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII). ii. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2017 for his contribution to development of entrepreneurship in India. Books written/edited by him: The Seven Business Crisis & How to Beat Them. Entrepreneurship Development Programme in India and its Relevance to Developing Countries. Managing India’s Small Industrial Economy: The Catalytic Role of Industrial Counsellors and Policy Makers.
  18. United Nations’ (UN) International day of Sport for Development and Peace(IDSDP) is observed annually on ____________?
    1) 5th April
    2) 6th April
    3) 4th April
    4) 3rd April
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 6th April
    Explanation:
    The United Nations’ (UN) International day of Sport for Development and Peace(IDSDP) is observed annually on April 6 to recognize the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide.It is celebrated to promote healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the international Olympic Committee focus on giving as possible access to sport.The day is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.April 6 was declared as the IDSDP by United Nations in 2013 and has been celebrated each year ever since 2014.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the capital and currency of Denmark?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital: Copenhagen & Currency: Danish krone
  2. Where is the headquarter of World Bank located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Washington, D.C.,United States
  3. When was the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) founded?
    Answer & Explanation
    1895
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Jordan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital- Amman & Currency – Jordanian dinar
  5. Who is CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Parthasarathi Mukherjee
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