Current Affairs Quiz March 31, 2018

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1 Current Affairs Quiz March 31, The maiden food park of Rajasthan named Greentech Mega Food Park Private Ltd has been inaugurated in which city of the state? A. Ajmer B. Jaipur C. Jaisalmer D. Pushkar 2. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner of India recently? A. Anurag Agarwal B. Chandra Bhushan Kumar C. Ritvik Ranjanam Pandey D. Mukul Ratra 3. Which state has launched a toll free helpline number under the name 181-Sakhi, to tackle crime against the women? A. Haryana B. Madhya Pradesh C. Assam D. Rajasthan Answer: C 1

2 4. Name the first female who has recently been appointed as Chief of United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA)? A. Jeffrey Feltman B. Rosemary DiCarlo C. Taye-Brook Zerihoun D. Miroslav Jenca 5. Which Indian state is conducting the first ever International Yachting Festival of the country in an effort to boost tourism? A. Goa B. Telangana C. Karnataka D. Andhra Pradesh 6. Recently scientists have identified a new organ in human body naming it interstitium which they hope will be useful in understanding the spread of which disease? A. Cancer B. Tuberculosis C. HIV/AIDS D. Smallpox 2

3 7. Which of the following states has the highest number of fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country? A. Madhya Pradesh B. Odisha C. Jharkhand D. Uttar Pradesh 8. Which among the following companies has tied up with BCCI for three years to be an official partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL)? A. Paytm B. Tata Motors C. Mahindra D. Vivo 9. Which country has recently test fired Submarine Launched Cruise Missile named SLCM Babur? A. Iraq B. Israel C. Bangladesh D. Pakistan 3

4 10. Name the first ever mission of NASA to be launched on May 5 to study the deep interior of Mars and traces of how it was formed? A. Cagnizance B. Vision C. Insight D. Sagacity Answer: C 11. Identify wrong statement with respect to BCCI? A. The President of BCCI is Rahul Johri B. The BCCI is located in Mumbai C. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. D. The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, the British Raj emblem during the colonial period. 12. The Election Commission of India operates under which article of the authority of Constitution? A. Article 329 B. Article 324 C. Article 318 D. Article 333 4

5 13. Who has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA)? [A] Ritvik Ranjanam Pandey [B] B Kishore [C] Vineet Joshi [D] Nitishwar Kumar Answer: C 14. The Union Cabinet has approved formulation of a new Integrated Scheme for School Education by subsuming which of the following schemes? [A] Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan [B] Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan [C] Teacher Education [D] All of the above 15. The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and SACEP for cooperation on oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian Seas Region. What does SACEP stands for? [A] South Asian Campatibility Environment Programme [B] South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme [C] South Asian Connectivity Environment Programme [D] South Asian Coercive Environment Programme 5

6 16. Who has been elected as the new President of Egypt? [A] Moussa Mostafa Moussa [B] El-Sayyid el-badawi [C] Abdel Fattah al-sisi [D] Ahmed Shafik Sisi Answer: C 17. Which union ministry has recently joined hands with Ministry of Power to support household electrification scheme Saubhagya? [A] Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship [B] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting [C] Ministry of Rural Development [D] Ministry of Women and Child Development 18. R K Dorendra Singh, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of which state? [A] Punjab [B] Manipur [C] Assam [D] Nagaland 6

7 19. Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Election Commissioner of India? [A] Anurag Agarwal [B] Mukul Ratra [C] Girish C Hosur [D] Chandra Bhushan Kumar 20. Which state government has recently raised retirement age of state govt employees from 60 to 62 years? [A] Madhya Pradesh [B] Rajasthan [C] Punjab [D] Uttar Pradesh 21. Who has been appointed as the new Joint Secretary of 15th Finance Commission of India? [A] Krishna Bahadur Singh [B] Ravi Kota [C] Anoop Singh [D] Sanjay Adlakha 7

8 22. The Rangit dam is build across which tributary of Tista River in Sikkim? [A] Rangpo River [B] Rangit River [C] Lachung River [D] Ringyong Chhu River 23. To engage which of the following group of people in Government s cleanliness drive, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has introduced a Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI)? A. College students B. School students C. IT Professionals D. College Teachers 24. In the wake of increasing and unacceptable levels of anti-sikh bigotry, US state of New Jersey s State Assembly has declared which month as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month? A. April B. May C. June D. July 8

9 25. Which Indian state has the highest number of tribal habitations fully covered with the safe drinking water supply? A. Maharashtra B. Uttar Pradesh C. Odisha D. Madhya Pradesh 26. Which state has got Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Kadaknath, a chicken breed whose black meat is in demand in certain regions of the state? A. Goa B. Maharashtra C. Odisha D. Madhya Pradesh 27. Which state government has increased the retirement age of that state s government employees from 60 to 62 years? A. Punjab B. Madhya Pradesh C. Haryana D. Odisha 9

10 28. In which State, the Government Senior Secondary Girls School is renamed as Shaheed Major Vikas Yadav Senior Secondary School? A. Bihar B. Jharkhand C. Uttarkhand D. Haryana 29. In which Indian city, the Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar launched the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition)? A. Kanpur B. New Delhi C. Kolkata D. Bangalore 30. In which state, India s longest elevated road named Hindon Elevated Road was inaugurated? 1. Madhya Pradesh 2. Gujarat 3. Haryana 4. Uttar Pradesh 10

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