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Monday, April 15, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 14TH – 15TH APRIL 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 14TH – 15TH APRIL 2019

1.        Where was India’s first ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated to raise voter awareness instructing people about the electoral process?
A) Pune, Maharashtra
B) Mumbai, Maharashtra
C) Faridabad, Haryana
D) Gurugram, Haryana
E) None of these

2.        Name the space research organization, has partnered with Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) for the first timeto conserve smaller wetlands to combat effects of climate change.
A) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
B) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
C) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
D) SpaceX
E) None of these

3.        Who won the World Press Photo award 2019 for the image “of a crying toddler at US border”?
A) Annie Leibovitz
B) John Moore
C) Pieter Ten Hoopen
D) Ronaldo Schemidt
E) None of these

4.        Who was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)?
A) Najma Heptulla
B) Kafeel Ahmad
C) Najma Akhtar
D) Talat Ahmad
E) None of these

5.        Name the digital payment entity that acquired a US-based financial technology, Wibmo for USD 70 million.
A) PayU
B) PayPal
C) Razorpay
D) Paytm
E) None of these

6.        On13th April, India observed which anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre also known as the Amritsar massacre?
A) 95th
B) 100th
C) 103rd
D) 110th
E) None of these

7.        Which city became the most polluted city in the world as per the WHO report titled “Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019”?
A) Patna
B) Gaya
C) Kanpur
D) Faridabad
E) None of these

8.        Which two countries, acceded to improve the bilateral cooperation in various fields including political, economic scientific and cultural cooperation during the Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi?
A) India and Canada
B) India and Netherlands
C) India and US
D) India and Russia
E) None of these


9.        Under which article does Election Commission has banned the displaying of any biopic or publicity material during election time?
A) Article 374
B) Article 414
C) Article 294
D) Article 324
E) None of these

10.    Which bank has recognised as the number 1 bank by customers in India as per the first Forbes World’s Best Bank survey?
A) DBS Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) IDFC Bank
E) None of these

11.    Name the organisation which has framed a new rule to launch electronic information exchange between ships and ports.
A) International Maritime Law Institute
B) World Maritime University
C) European Maritime Safety Agency
D) International Maritime Organisation
E) None of these

12.    Which is the biggest stock market in the world?
A) US Stock Market
B) China Stock Market
C) Hong Kong Stock Market
D) Japan Stock Market
E) None of these

13.    Who was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of work to promote insurance ties between India and the UK?
A) M.Sashikala
B) A.K.Das
C) Alice G.Vaidyan
D) Ravi Mital
E) None of these

14.    Who was honoured with Russia’s highest State honour ‘Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’ for promoting bilateral ties?
A) Sushma Swaraj
B) Nirmala Sitharaman
C) Ram Nath Kovind
D) Narendra Modi
E) None of these


15.    Who has been honored with the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Nobel Award by International Human Rights Council?
A) Sudhanshu Kumar
B) Rakesh Makhija
C) Kenneth M. Duberstein
D) Caroline B. Kennedy
E) None of these

16.    Name the poetry collection of Telugu poet K Siva Reddy, for which he was honoured with the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2018.
A) Antarjanam
B) Ajeyam
C) Pakkaki Ottigilite
D) Mohana! Oh, Mohana
E) None of these

17.    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket carried out its first commercial launch by launching which country’s telecom satellite?
A) Russia
B) Saudi Arabia
C) US
D) Japan
E) None of these

18.    Name the telescope, which is used by astronomers to capture the first image of Black Hole?
A) Event Horizon Telescope
B) Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
C) Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope
D) Lunar-based ultraviolet telescope
E) None of these

19.    Who released the booklet titled ‘Selected speeches of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly’?
A) Shashi S.Vempati
B) Rajeev Singh
C) Sunil Alagh
D) Surya Prakash
E) None of these

20.    T-90 tanks, sometimes seen in news, is associated to which of the following countries?
A) France
B) United States
C) Russia
D) Germany
E) None of these

21.    Which India’s flagship programme has won the 2019 Public Water Agency of the Year at the Global Water Summit (GWS)?
A) Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana
B) Smart Cities Mission
C) Standup India
D) Namami Gange
E) None of these

22.    Who has been selected for the 2018 Saraswati Samman?
A) K Siva Reddy
B) Vijay Tendulkar
C) Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
D) Indira Parthasarathy Ramanujar
E) None of these

23.    Which Indian Cricketer has been named as the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2018?
A) K L Rahul
B) M S Dhoni
C) Virat Kohli
D) Rohit Sharma
E) None of these

24.    Which international agency has recently published a State of World Population 2019 report?
A) UNESCO
B) UNIDA
C) UNICEF
D) UNFPA
E) None of these

25.    Which of the following countries will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2019)?
A) Russia
B) Bangladesh
C) China
D) India

E) None of these
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