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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      SAUDI ARABIA OPENS 1ST MOVIE THEATER IN 35 YEARS
i. The opening of the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia has been highly anticipated across the country, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons.
ii. The first film screening is to be in the capital Riyadh, where a mixed Saudi and foreign audience watched the Marvel superhero film "Black Panther".

2.      CHHATTISGARH TO DISTRIBUTE FREE SMARTPHONES TO OVER 50 LAKH PEOPLE
i. The BJP government in Chhattisgarh will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana .
ii. Women heads of households will be the priority recipients of the smart phones.


3.      WORLD BANK: 19-CRORE INDIAN ADULTS DON’T HAVE BANK ACCOUNT
i. India has 19 crore adults without a bank account despite the success of the ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana, making it the world’s second largest unbanked population after that of China, the World Bank said.
Besides, almost half of the bank accounts remained inactive in the past year, the multilateral financial institution said in a report, even as it lauded the Government’s financial inclusion scheme, the Jan Dhan Yojana, for bringing in additional 31 crore Indians into formal banking system by March 2018.
ii. It also said the country’s adult population with a bank account has more than doubled to 80 per cent since 2011.
iii. The Jan Dhan Yojana was launched by the Modi government in 2014.

4.      INDIA IS WORLD’S SIXTH LARGEST ECONOMY
i. India’s Gross Domestic Product  reached  at $2.6 trillion for 2017, according to the database of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook  for April 2018.
India is now the world’s sixth largest economy, displacing France.
The five economies ahead are the United States, China, Japan, Germany and United Kingdom.

5.      MADHYA PRADESH CONFERRED MOST FILM FRIENDLY AWARD
i. The Most Film Friendly State Award was announced to state of Madhya Pradesh for the Most Film Friendly State for its efforts towards easing filming in the State.
ii. State of Uttarakhand is given a Special Mention Certificate to recognize the efforts made by the State of Uttarakhand towards creating a film friendly environment.

6.      RAKESH  ROSHAN TO GET LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOUR
i. Veteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan will be felicitated with a Lifetime Achievement honour at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards .
ii. The award is given for his contribution as a producer, director, screenwriter, editor and actor in Hindi films.
iii. Rakesh Roshan has produced and directed movies like Kaho Na Pyar hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krish and Kaabil.

7.      VP RELEASES A BOOK TITLED 'BHAVDIYE' 
i. The Vice President of India released a Book titled 'Bhavdiye' based on Compilation of Letters written by Shri Kedar Nath Sahani.
ii. The Vice President said that Shri Kedar Nath Sahani was a writer, freedom fighter, social reformer and an icon who inspired others all over his life.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. INDIA IS NOW THE WORLD’S SIXTH LARGEST ECONOMY WORTH GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) AT $2.6 TRILLION FOR 2017, ACCORDING TO THE DATABASE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND’S WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK (WEO). IT HAS REPLACED _______________.
(a) Russia
(b) Japan
(c) Switzerland
(d) France
Q2. THE MOST FILM FRIENDLY STATE AWARD WAS ANNOUNCED RECENTLY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY, SHRI RAMESH SIPPY. NAME THE STATE THAT WAS CONFERRED THE AWARD FOR THE MOST FILM FRIENDLY STATE FOR ITS EFFORTS TOWARDS EASING FILMING IN THE STATE.
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Odisha
(d) Gujarat
Q3. WHICH COUNTRY UNVEILED ITS FIRST CINEMA IN MORE THAN 35 YEARS WITH A PRIVATE SCREENING OF THE MEGA HIT HOLLYWOOD MOVIE ‘BLACK PANTHER’, AS A TRIAL RUN BEFORE MOVIE THEATERS ARE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC?
(a) Egypt
(b) Saudi Arabia
(c) Yemen
(d) Kuwait
Q4. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT WILL START DISTRIBUTING FREE SMARTPHONES TO OVER 50 LAKH PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE UNDER THE SANCHAR KRANTI YOJANA (SKY) FROM MAY 2018?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Telangana
(c) Manipur
(d) Chhattisgarh
Q5. NAME THE PERSON WHO WILL SOON BECOME THE FIRST INDIAN FILMMAKER TO GET A WAX STATUE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS, LONDON?
(a) Raj Kapoor
(b) Yash Chopra
(c) Karan Johar
(d) Mani Ratnam

ANSWERS:
1-d      2-b      3-b      4-d      5-c


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