Current Affairs Quiz: April 7 2019

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  1. Which of the following IIT, has signed a MoU with Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment?
    1) IIT Roorkee
    2) IIT Delhi
    3) IIT Kharagpur
    4) IIT Bhubaneswar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) IIT Delhi
    Explanation:
    The Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT- Delhi to collaborate in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment.The MoU was signed by IIT Delhi Professor V Ramgopal Rao and Director General of BIS Surina Rajan. According to the MoU, BIS will provide financial support for IIT Delhi for projects and IIT will provide infrastructure support for research and development projects of relevance to standardisation.BIS and IIT Delhi have also agreed to set up a Centre of Excellence in the field of standardisation , testing and conformity assessment.The MoU will remain in force for a period of five years and can be extended further.
  2. Where was the National Cardiology Conference 2019 held?
    1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    2) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 5th April 2019, the 3-day National Cardiology Conference 2019 has been started at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of medical sciences in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest of this conference.The conference was organized by Dept of Cardiology.The conference being held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh to provide an opportunity to showcase newer innovations in Cardiology which can help to deliver cost-effective cardiology care for the patients.
  3. What is the name of the military exercise that held between Morocco –US in Morocco?
    1) Sampriti II 2019
    2) Brazen Chariots 2019
    3) African Lion 2019
    4) Ekuverin 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) African Lion 2019
    Explanation:
    The 15th edition of the Morocco- US sponsored exercise “African Lion 2019”, took place in Morocco. It was conducted from March 16 to April 7,2019. The annual Military exercise materialized in the region of Agadir,Tifnit,Tan-Tan, Tata and Ben Guerir with the participation of thousands of military personnel.The drills include training on Counter terrorism operations,land and air exercises and also tactical stimulation.It was jointly organized by the United States Command for Africa (AFRICOM) and Moroccan Royal Armed Forces (FAR).
  4. Which international development finance institution, has predicted 1.7 trillion dollars is required to build disaster-resilient infrastructure in Asia?
    1) Asian Development Bank’s (ADB)
    2) International Monetary Fund
    3) World Bank
    4) New Development Bank (NDB)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Asian Development Bank’s (ADB)
    Explanation:
    On 6th April 2019, According to a recent Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report titled ‘Asian Development Outlook 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience’, around 26 trillion dollars from 2016 to 2030, or 1.7 trillion dollars investment needed per year to build disaster-resilient infrastructure in Asia. Asian Development Outlook 2019.This is because Developing economies across Asia are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters and have suffered damages of around 644 billion dollars since 2000.Of these, approx 507 billion dollars wasted for weather-related hazards while the remaining 137 billion dollars wasted for geophysical hazards.
  5. How much has been revised from 25 paise by NPCI for payment transaction up to Rs.1000 using Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?
    1) 25 paise
    2) 5 paise
    3) 20 paise
    4) 10 paise
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 10 paise
    Explanation:
    On 2nd April 2019, for promoting the adoption of Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has reduced the transaction fees up to Rs 1,000 by 60%.For UPI transactions up to Rs.1,000, the charge has been cut to 10 paise from 25 paise, and for transactions above Rs.1,000 has been retained at 50 paise.This will help the service providers like banks and third-party applications to boost UPI and at the same time will also help the consumers in the long run as more cash backs and incentives can get offered. At present Google Pay, Paytm and PhonePe are aggressively promoting UPI by offering case back and other benefits.
  6. Which Indian regulatory body has approved ‘Airport Specific Fund’ titled “Taking off to the future airport fund” worth Rs. 10,000 crore for the first time?
    1) Advertising Standards Council of India
    2) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    3) Small Industries Development Bank of India
    4) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    Explanation:
    Under “Category II Alternate Investment Fund” (AIF), for the first time SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has approved an “airport’ specific fund“. The name of the fund is “Taking Off To the Future Airport Fund“. It can raise a capital amounting to 1.5$bn (Rs. 10,000 crore).The Sponsor and Investment Manager of the fund is based in Chennai and is termed as ‘Taking Off To The Future Investment Management LLP’. Gigi George leads the management and operation of ‘Sponsor/Investment Manager’.A minimum capital contribution of Rs. 3500 crore and a maximum of Rs. 7000 crore is targeted by the fund. iv. India is presently the third largest aviation market in the world.
  7. What is the new seller-funding programme launched by Amazon India to help the small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds through the crowd funding platform?
    1) Amazon Go
    2) Amazon Inspire
    3) Amazon Wings
    4) Amazon Business
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Amazon Wings
    Explanation:
    On 5th April 2019, a new seller-funding programme named “Amazon Wings” has been launched by Amazon India in partnership with Mumbai based Ketto, a crowd-funding platform to help the small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds through latter. Also, it launches a dedicated microsite to feature fundraisers initiated by sellers by which they can raise small ticket funds starting from as little as Rs 50,000 by means of crowd-funding through multiple individuals.Presently, Amazon India runs a programme called “Launchpad” that helps product start-ups get a wider reach on the platform.
  8. Which steel company won the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ award at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019, for development of new applications for Steel by-products (Slag)?
    1) Tata Steel
    2) Essar Steel
    3) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
    4) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Tata Steel
    Explanation:
    On 5th April 2019, Tata Steel bagged the “Global Slag Company of the Year” award at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019, for its innovative practices in the development of new applications for Steel by-products (Slag).The conference was held recently in Aachen, Germany, and is one of the largest global annual slag events, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies.
  9. Name the person, who was conferred with Presidential Award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman 2019, for his contribution in Pali language and literature.
    1) VinayakaUdupa
    2) Mahavir Agrawal
    3) Krishnakanta Sharma
    4) Gyanaditya Shakya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Gyanaditya Shakya
    Explanation:
    On 4th April 2019,a Scholar of Pali, Dr. Gyanaditya Shakya, has been honoured with the Presidential Award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman 2019 with prize money of INR 1,00,000 and a certificate. He accepted award from Vice- President of India M Venkaiah Naidu. Dr. Shakya was conferred the award for his outstanding contribution in the field of Pali language and literature.He was selected for the award by the department of Higher education,Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India for his five books namely Bauddha Dharma Darshan Mein Brahmavihara Bhavana, Anagatavasa, Chakesadhatuvasa, Panca+gatidipani and Gandhavasa.Last year, he was awarded with Vividh (Shraman) Puruskar by Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram naik and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath.
  10. Which organisation has received the approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) to acquire Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree?
    1) Microsoft
    2) Larsen and Toubro(L&T)
    3) Infosys
    4) Wipro
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Larsen and Toubro(L&T)
    Explanation:
    On 6th April 2019, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has received the approval to acquire up to 66.15 percent stake in the Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree from Competition Commission of India (CCI).Around Rs 10,800 crore is the estimated total deal value.After the announcement, Mindtree board constituted a committee of four independent directors headed by Apurva Purohit to review the open offer and advise stakeholders whether to go for open offer or not.
  11. Which command won the 15th edition of General J J Singh air weapon championship held in Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow?
    1) Northern Command, Udhampur
    2) Western Command, Chandimandir Cantonment
    3) Eastern Command, Lucknow
    4) Central Command, Lucknow
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Northern Command, Udhampur
    Explanation:
    For the 4th consecutive time, the Northern Command based in Udhampur has won the 15th edition of General J J Singh air weapon championship. i. Between 25th March to 3rd April, the championship was conducted at Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow in Madhya Pradesh.The objective of the competition was to train young male and female army-officers for effective participation in national and international shooting competitions. More than 100 male and female Indian-Army shooters competed in the 10-metre air rifle and air pistol categories.The winning team bagged the overall inter command championship by clinching “Burma Shell Trophy” after competing against 9 other teams .The winning team also won the women’s overall trophy with 1 gold and 3 silver medals individually.
  12. South African Nobel prize awardee, Sydney Brenner passed away at the age of 92 in Singapore recently,he belongs to which field?
    1) Economist
    2) Physicist
    3) Biologist
    4) Psychologist
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Biologist
    Explanation:
    On 5th April 2019, South African Born biologist, Sydney Brenner passed away at the age of 92. He was born in Gauteng, South Africa. Brenner made contributions to work on the nature of genetic code and other areas of molecular biology. He Shared a Nobel Prize in 2002 in Physiology with Bob Horvitz and John Sulston for developing a tiny transparent worm into a test bed for biological discoveries.
  13. When was National Handloom week 2019 observed?
    1) 6th to 13th April
    2) 8th to 15th April
    3) 5th to 12th April
    4) 7th to 14th April
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 7th to 14th April
    Explanation:
    The National Handloom week is being observed from 7th April to 14th April this year. On this occasion, a book named ‘The Indian textile Sourcebook’ authored by Avalon Fotheringham and published by Thames and Hudson will launch on 9th April. The national handloom day observes on 7th August every year and In 2018, the national handloom week was observed in December.
  14. What was the theme of the World Health Day 2019?
    1) Theme – “Health for Everyone Everywhere”
    2) Theme – “Universal health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”
    3) Theme – “Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging”
    4) Theme – “Let’s Bring Change to the World”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Theme – “Universal health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”
    Explanation:
    World Health Day is observed annually on April 7, under the sponsorship of World Health Organization (WHO), to spread awareness about equal healthcare facilities worldwide, the importance of Health and Wellness and to kill the myths around Health.The Theme of World Health Day 2019 was “Universal health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” under the WHO slogan “Health for All”.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with World Health Organization (WHO) formed a Solidarity Human Chain as part of the World Health Day celebrations to reaffirm their commitment to bridging gaps and working collaboratively towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Surina Rajan
  2. Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?
    Answer & Explanation
    Uttar Pradesh
  3. Where is the headquarter of Asian Development Bank (ADB) located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Mandaluyong, Philippines
  4. When was National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) founded?
    Answer & Explanation
    2008
  5. Who is the chairman of SEBI?
    Answer & Explanation
    Ajay Tyagi
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