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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. INDIA BECOMES 2ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF MOBILE PHONES IN THE WORLD
i. India is now the second-largest mobile phone producer in the world after China.
ii.According to the data shared by Indian Cellular Association with the government, annual production of mobile phones in India increased from 3 million units in 2014 to 11 million units in 2017.
ii. India replaced Vietnam to become the second largest producer of mobile phones in 2017.

  1. DELHI BECOMES 1ST CITY TO ROLL-OUT EURO VI FUEL
i.Aim to combat the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi-NCR region, petrol pumps in the capital started supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel (both petrol and diesel).
ii. This move makes New Delhi the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms).
iii.The major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI auto fuel norms is the presence of sulphur.

  1. KERALA TO HOST ASIA'S LARGEST STARTUP CONCLAVE
i. Asia's largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at Kovalam.
ii.The initiative is envisaged to provide a platform for start-ups to pitch their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world.
PalaniswamySathasivam is the present Governor of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala.

  1. MANGALURU AIRPORT ADJUDGED INDIA'S CLEANEST AIRPORT
i. The Mangalore International Airport has been adjudged the cleanest airport in the country.
ii.Airport director VV Rao received the award during the 23rd annual day celebrations of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in New Delhi.
ii. In the survey conducted across 53 airports in the country by AAI, Mangaluru airport was adjudged the cleanest.

  1. WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY- 2 APRIL
i. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day .
ii.The day is observed to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
ii. The theme for WAAD 2018 is "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism".

  1. RUSSIA TESTS NEW NUCLEAR ICBM SARMAT
 Russia successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile  Sarmat.
i.It will replace the Soviet-era Voyevoda, which is known as “Satan” in the West.
ii. ’Satan’ is the world’s heaviest ICBM.
iv. ICBM Sarmat weighs 200 metric tons and has a greater range than ‘Satan’.
v. It can even fly over the North or the South Poles and can strike targets anywhere in the world.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. INDIAN GOVERNMENT IMPOSED A ____ PER CENT DUTY ON IMPORT OF KEY SMARTPHONE COMPONENTS WITH A VIEW TO BOOST DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING, ON APRIL 2, 2018?
A) 10%
B) 15%
C) 20%
D) 12%
Q2. AS PER DATA RELEASED BY UNION COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY MINISTRY, CORE SECTOR RECORDED ____% GROWTH IN FEBRUARY 2018 ON ACCOUNT OF A STEEP RISE IN OUTPUT OF CEMENT AND FERTILISERS.
A)  5.3 %
B) 6.3 %
C) 5 %
D) 3.4 %
Q3. WHICH AIRPORT WAS AWARDED THE CLEANEST AIRPORT IN INDIA AWARD AT THE 23RD ANNUAL DAY FUNCTION OF THE AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA (AAI) IN NEW DELHI ON 1ST APRIL 2018?
A) Bangalore International Airport
B) Mangalore International Airport
C) Chatrapathi Sivaji International Airport
D) None of these
Q4. WHEN IS THE WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY OBSERVED?
A) April 1
B) April 2
C) April 3
D) March 31

ANSWERS:
1-A      2-A      3-B      4-B

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