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Current Affairs Quiz 15th and 16th April 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 15th and 16th April 2018

Q1. Which state reports the highest rate of crimes against SC/ST population?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Bihar
3. West Bengal
4. Jharkhand
5. Chattisgarh

Q2. Who inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Bijapur?
1. Manohar Parrikar
2. Prakash Javadekar
3. Rajnath Singh
4. Narendra Modi
5. Arun Jaitley

Q3. IAF is conducting Exercise _______ 2018, biggest air combat exercise along Pakistan, China borders from April 10 to 23 April 2018.
1. Sampriti
2. Gagan Shakti
3. Garuda Shakti
4. Desert Eagle
5. Indradhanush

Q4. Indian wrestler Somveer won which medal at the Commonwealth Games in the men's freestyle 86 kg event?
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Bronze
4. Platinum
5. None of these

Q5. Who along with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won India its second successive Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men's table tennis doubles event?
1. Chetan Baboor
2. Soumyajit Ghosh
3. Santosh Araswilli
4. Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj
5. Sharath Kamal

Q6. Who is the only Indian female badminton player to win singles gold in Commonwealth Games history?
1. PV Sindhu
2. Arundhati Pantawane
3. Rituparna Das
4. Saina Nehwal
5. Sayali Gokhale

Q7. Sakshi Malik won which medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Bronze
4. Platinum
5. None of these

Q8. Which medal did Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat win in CWG 2018?
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Bronze
4. Platinum
5. None of these

Q9. _______ became the first Indian boxer to win silver medal in the men's lightweight category (60 kg) at the Commonwealth Games.
1. Vijendra Singh
2. Shiva Thapa
3. Manish Kaushik
4. Akhil Kumar
5. Satish Kumar

Q10. Sumit Malik is associated with which of the following games?
1. Wrestling
2. Badminton
3. Table Tennis
4. Squash
5. Basket Ball

Q11. Which of the following districts is set to become the country’s first ‘LED street light district’?
1. East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
2. Rajkot, Gujrat
3. Raichur, Karnataka
4. Thrissur, Kerala
5. Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Q12. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has tied up with ________ to work on a switch-based device in cars and buses to aid safety of women.
1. IIT, Bombay
2. BITS, Pilani
3. Anna University, Chennai
4. IISc, Bangalore
5. IIT, Delhi

Q13. The recently inaugurated second longest bridge in Odisha connects which two towns?
1. Kandhamal and Ganjam
2. Sambalpur and Brajarajnagar
3. Malkanpuri and Koraput
4. Rayagada and Gajapati
5. Suryapet and Nalgonda

Q14. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in March 2018 stood at ________.
1. 5.11%
2. 4.28%
3. 3.56%
4. 2.47%
5. 4.96%

Q15. Which Indian state celebrated its 71st Foundation Day on 15th April, 2018?
1. Nagaland
2. Himachal Pradesh
3. Punjab
4. Gujarat
5. Odisha

Q16. Under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) an individual can transfer up to USD ________ abroad in a year.
1. 25000
2. 125000
3. 500000
4. 250000
5. 100000

Q17. In which city is India going to host its second India Mobile Congress in October 2018?
1. Bangalore
2. Hyderabad
3. Delhi
4. Mumbai
5. Chennai

Q18. Which shuttler duo has won the silver medal in men's doubles Badminton finals in Commonwealth Games 2018?
1. Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty
2. Adam Hall and Alexander Dunn
3. Satwik Rankireddy and H.S. Prannoy
4. Chris Adcock and Chris Langridge
5. Amit Panghal and Gaurav Solanki

Q19. With which bank has the Indian Army signed a MoU regarding the Defence Salary Package?
1. Vijaya Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. Axis Bank
4. IndusInd Bank
5. SBI

Q20. In which state was PM Ujwala Yojana recently launched on 14th April, the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar?
1. Maharashtra
2. Telangana
3. Odisha
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Karnataka

Answers:

Answer1: 2. Bihar
Bihar reports the highest rate of crimes against SC/ST population, while West Bengal reports the lowest, according to latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau. For crimes against SCs specifically, Madhya Pradesh is highest at 43.4%, and WB is lowest at 6%. For crimes against the ST population specifically, Rajasthan is the highest at 12.9%, with WB being the lowest at 1.6%.

Answer2: 4. Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Bijapur. He also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme under which a 40,000-km-long network of fibre optics cable would be spread across the seven districts of the tribal region. The districts are Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada.

Answer3: 2. Gagan Shakti
Showcasing its precision in strike capabilities during day and night, Indian Air Force (IAF) has started exercise Gagan Shakti. Gagan Shakti will test the LCA across a varied spectrum encompassing Air Defence and Strike capabilities among others. IAF is conducting Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018, biggest air combat exercise along Pakistan, China borders from April 10 to 23 April 2018.

Answer4: 3. Bronze
Indian wrestler Somveer won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Canada's Alexander Moore in the men's freestyle 86 kg event. This is India's 12th medal in wrestling at the 2018 Games which includes five golds. Meanwhile, Pakistan's Muhammad Inam won the gold medal.

Answer5: 5. Sharath Kamal
Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won India its second successive Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men's table tennis doubles event after losing to England's Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford at Gold Coast. India's Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty won bronze in the same event. India has won six medals in TT at CWG 2018 so far.

Answer6: 4. Saina Nehwal
Shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated world number three PV Sindhu by 21-18, 23-21 in the first-ever all-Indian women's singles final at the Commonwealth Games. With this, Nehwal claimed her second Commonwealth Games singles gold medal after having won it at the 2010 Delhi Games. Nehwal is the only Indian female badminton player to win singles gold in Commonwealth Games history.

Answer7: 3. Bronze
Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik won a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating New Zealand's Tayla Ford in the women's freestyle 62 kg event in Gold Coast. This is Sakshi's second medal at the CWG, after winning a silver in the 2014 Games. India has won 11 medals in wrestling, including five golds.

Answer8: 1. Gold
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat claimed the top position in the women's freestyle 50 kg Nordic System event to win her second successive gold at the Commonwealth Games. The gold is India's fifth in wrestling and 23rd overall at the CWG 2018. Earlier, Vinesh's cousin Babita Kumari had claimed silver in the women's freestyle 53 kg event.

Answer9: 3. Manish Kaushik
Manish Kaushik became the first Indian boxer to win silver medal in the men's lightweight category (60 kg) at the Commonwealth Games. The 22-year-old boxer from Haryana settled for silver after losing to Australia's Harry Garside at Gold Coast. India has won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in boxing at the CWG 2018 so far.

Answer10: 1. Wrestling
Indian wrestler Sumit Malik claimed gold in the men's freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final bout due to injury at CWG 2018. The 25-year-old, claimed silver at Asian and Commonwealth Championships last year. He defeated Pakistan's Tayab Raza by 10-4 and Canada's Jarvis Korey by 6-4 in his last two bouts.

Answer11: 1. East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh is all set to become the country’s first ‘LED street light district’. The rural LED street lighting programme in the district entailing the installation of around 3.1 lakh LED street lights has been completed. The Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is supporting the LED project which has been completed in five months.

Answer12: 5. IIT, Delhi
The Ministry of Electronics and IT in partnership with IIT-Delhi is working on a switch-based device in cars and buses to aid safety of women. The proposed panic switch system when invoked will generate a loud alarm in the vehicle which will attract public attention. The system will include features such as authenticating the driver of the vehicles and a camera interface.

Answer13: 2. Sambalpur and Brajarajnagar
The bridge has been built over the Ib river in Sambalpur district. The 2.5-km-long bridge, which is the State’s second longest bridge, has been built in three years. The bridge has helped establish direct road connectivity between Sambalpur and Brajarajnagar and the distance has now been reduced by 50 km.

Answer14: 4. 2.47%
Inflation based on wholesale prices eased marginally to 2.47% in March on cheaper food articles, especially pulses and vegetables. On the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI), inflation was 2.48% in February and 5.11% in March last year. Retail inflation, as per data released last week, slipped to a five-month low of 4.28% in March on account of decline in food prices.

Answer15: 2. Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh on 15th April celebrated its 71st foundation day. On the occasion, personnel of state police, home guards, Services Selection Board (SSB) and National Cadet Corps cadets took out a parade. The CM awarded the best performers in the field of administration, sports, health and social work.

Answer16: 4. 250000
The Reserve Bank tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) under which an individual can transfer up to USD 2,50,000 abroad in a year. The LRS transactions are currently permitted by banks based on the declaration made by the remitter. The scheme was introduced on February 4, 2004, with a limit of USD 25,000.

Answer17: 3. Delhi
India is going to host its second India Mobile Congress between 25-27 October at Delhi. The India Mobile Congress 2018 will be hosted by the Department of telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India. The first edition of IMC held in September 2017, was attended by around 2,000 delegates, 32,000 visitors, 152 speakers, 100 exhibitors and 100 start-ups.

Answer18: 1. Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty
Shuttler duo Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty settled for silver medal in men's doubles badminton finals in the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. India has now won a total of 66 medals, 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. Hosts Australia and England occupy the top two spots in the medal tally with 198 and 136 medals respectively.

Answer19: 3. Axis Bank
A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and the Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package. The first MoU between Axis Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on March 24, 2015. Recently, the Indian Army has also signed a MoU with the HDFC bank as well.

Answer20: 2. Telangana
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched in the state of Telangana on the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The initiative is in line with Governments aim to eradicate energy poverty, thereby promoting economic empowerment. On 20th April 2018, ‘Ujjwala Diwas’ will be celebrated by way of PM Ujjwala Panchayats in which large number of LPG connections will be distributed.