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Current Affairs Quiz 5th March 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 5th March 2018

Q1. Which state has launched a Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas (Our Village, our development) scheme to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Bihar
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Odisha
5. Madhya Pradesh

Q2. The DefExpo 2018 is being held on sea-shore, along the East Coast road enroute ________ to Mahabalipuram.
1. Bangalore
2. Hyderabad
3. Chennai
4. Kerala
5. None of the above

Q3. ________ from Pakistan's Sindh province has become the 1st ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator.
1. Neetu Kumari Batra
2. Krishna Oberoi
3. Krishna Kumari Kohli
4. Snigdha Sharma
5. None of the above

Q4. National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma will be the new chief minister of which Indian state?
1. Assam
2. Meghalaya
3. Tripura
4. Mizoram
5. Arunachal Pradesh

Q5. India's Shahzar Rizvi clinched the ________ medal with a world record score in The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2018.
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Bronze
4. Platinum
5. None of the above

Q6. India's Manu Bhaker won the ________ medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women event at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Bronze
4. Platinum
5. None of the above

Q7. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smiriti Irani inaugurated 2018 edition of FICCI Frame in ________.
1. New Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Chennai
4. Bangalore
5. Ahmedabad

Q8. RBI tightens PSL norms for banks and made it mandatory for foreign banks to lend ________ of their total loan book to the priority sector.
1. 25%
2. 30%
3. 40%
4. 45%
5. 50%

Q9. Buddhist Community of ________ celebrated the silver jubilee of the Losar Festival.
1. Itanagar
2. Imphal
3. Guwahati
4. Shillong
5. Kohima

Q10. Which movie has won the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards?
1. Get Out
2. The Shape of Water
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. Dunkirk
5. Wonder Woman

Answers:

Answer1: 4. Odisha
Odisha has launched a Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas (Our Village, our development) to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities. CM flagged off wi-fi enabled mobile video wall vans through which people can send their grievances directly to the CM’s office. With this initiative the administration will solve the the grievances of the people quickly.

Answer2: 3. Chennai
DefExpo 2018 will, for the first time, project India’s Defence manufacturing capabilities to the world. DefExpo 2018 will brand India as a defence exporter of several defence systems and components for all three Services - Army, Navy and Air Force. The DefExpo is being held on sea-shore, along the East Coast road enroute Chennai to Mahabalipuram.

Answer3: 3. Krishna Kumari Kohli
Krishna Kumari Kohli from Pakistan's Sindh province has become the 1st ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator. She is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People's Party. Her election represents a major milestone for women & minority rights in Pakistan. She has actively participated & worked for the rights of downtrodden people of marginalised communities living in Thar & other areas.

Answer4: 2. Meghalaya
National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma will be the new chief minister of Meghalaya. NPP came out as the second largest party with 19 seats in the recently held elections which threw a hung verdict. Sarma has informed that there will be no deputy chief minister in the new government. He will replace congress leader Mukul Sangma.

Answer: 1. Gold
5India's Shahzar Rizvi clinched the gold medal with a world record score in his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance. Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10 metre air pistol event's final to beat reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz to win the top prize. The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2018 is being held at Guadalajara in Mexico.

Answer6: 1. Gold
India's Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women event at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. She defeated home-favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez by securing 237.5 points to bag top honour at the ongoing event. India has so far bagged 4 medals - two gold and two bronze at the event.

Answer7: 2. Mumbai
Information and Broadcasting Minister Smiriti Irani inaugurated 2018 edition of FICCI Frame in Mumbai. This year a maiden edition of Content Market has been added with over 70 buyers for a curated slate of new Indian Films. The event will have more than 35 knowledge sessions by experts besides having over 200 high profile speakers from across the world.

Answer8: 3. 40%
RBI has tightened priority sector lending norms for foreign banks by directing them to create sub-targets so that they lend a portion of their loans to small & marginal farmers as well as MSMEs. Move is directed at foreign banks with over 20 branches & will come into force from next financial year. PSL norms mandate foreign banks to lend 40% of their total loan book to the priority sector.

Answer9: 1. Itanagar
Buddhist Community of Itanagar celebrated the silver jubilee of the Losar Festival. The festival was full of cultural presentations from across the state, including the colourful Bhutanese and the Gorkha Cultural programs. For the locals, Losar gives them a good harvesting year ahead. For the Buddhist community, the festival is termed as the 'New Year' according to their Buddhist calendar.

Answer10: 2. The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water has won the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards. The Shape of Water is American fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the plot follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid-amphibian creature.