Current Affairs Quiz : April 04 2017 Question And Answers
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1. Recently which state government launched Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna in Nellor?
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
D. Tamil Nadu
Answer: A – Andhra Pradesh – Explanation – On 1st April 2017, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched, first of its kind “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” in Nellore; Andhra Pradesh aimed to make life comfortable for senior citizens of India.
2. Recently by the government Barmer Munawab and Pipe Road-Bilara rail routes have been declared as new Green Corridors. This is located in which state?
Answer: B – Rajasthan – Explanation – Indian railways has announced the 5 Green Corridors under which Barmer Munawab and Pipad Road-Bilara rail routes in Rajasthan have been declared by North Western Railways as Green Corridors. This initiative is taken under “Swachh Rail- Swachh Bharat” mission.
3. Recently New Urea Policy ___________ modifications approved by the Cabinet.
Answer: C – 2015 – Explanation – The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved amendments to the New Urea Policy–2015 on March 31, 2017. The policy is effective from June 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019.
4. Recently CCEA approved the amendments under Mega Power Policy ________________.
Answer: D – 2009 – Explanation – The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the amendments in the Mega Power Policy 2009 on March 31, 2017. Total of 25 projects comes under this policy. States under these projects are Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
5. Recently which state becomes 27th State to join UDAY scheme?
D. West Bengal
Answer: A – Mizoram – Explanation – The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Government of India (GoI) and Mizoram under the scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The agreement was signed for operational improvement of the State’s Power Distribution Department.
6. Name the Union Textile Minister who recently launched PowerTex India scheme for powerloom sector?
A. Smriti Irani
B. Sushma Swaraj
C. Uma Bharati
D. Devendra Fadnavis
Answer: A – Smriti Irani – Explanation – Union Textiles Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani launched PowerTex India Scheme on 1st April 2017 at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra. It is a gamut of schemes aimed at development of powerloom sector in India with a special focus on small powerloom weavers. The scheme was simultaneously launched at 45 locations across India.
7. Name the UK based University that has found a drug to fight against drug resistant superbugs.
A. University of Birmingham
B. Newcastle University
C. Southampton Medical School
D. Cardiff University School of Medicine
Answer: A & B – University of Birmingham and Newcastle University – Explanation – Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have found a drug to fight against drug resistant superbugs on April 1, 2017. The process was clearly explained by Tony De Soyza, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. This is an unusual approach of removing antibodies from the blood stream that could reduce chronic infections.
8. Which day is observed as World Autism Awareness Day?
A. April 2
B. April 3
C. April 4
D. April 5
Answer: A – April 2 – Explanation – World autism Awareness Day is observed on 2nd April every year by United Nations (UN) member countries to raise awareness about autism and problems faced by people suffering from it.
9. Recently which country commits 371 billion Yen assistance for Infrastructure project in India?
Answer: B – Japan – Explanation – On March 31, 2017, Japan made a commitment with India for providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Infrastructure projects in India. Japan is providing India with 371.345 billion yen (about Rs 21,590 crore) under the financial year 2016-17. The information was given by S Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Kenji Hamamatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India
10. Name the New Zealand all rounder who has confirmed his retirement from International cricket recently.
A. Grant Elliott
B. Neil Broom
C. Luke Ronchi
D .Tom Latham
Answer: A – Grant Elliott – Explanation – New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has confirmed his retirement from international cricket on March 30, 2017. He will retire from cricket after playing his last T20 series against England. He registered is retirement officially after receiving a special presentation alongside with Nathan McCullum.
11. Recently who wins the women’s Prague Half Marathon?
A. Violah Jepchumba
B. Joyciline Jepkosgei
C. Fancy Chemutai
D. None of these
Answer: B – Joyciline Jepkosgei – Explanation – Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya broke three world records by winning the Prague Half Marathon in Czech Republic on April 1, 2017. Defending champion Violah Jepchumba and Fancy Chemutai, both from Kenya finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
12. Name the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who has been selected for US India Business Council Award.
A. N Chandrababu Naidu
B. Pema Khandu
C. Sarbananda Sonowal
D. Nitish Kumar
Answer: A – N Chandrababu Naidu – Explanation – N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has been selected for the US India Business Council (USIBC) award. The award is to be presented at the 2nd Annual West Coast Summit to be held in Menlo Park, California on May 8, 2017.
13. On which day recently RBI celebrated 82nd Establishment Day?
A. April 1
B. April 2
C. April 3
D. March 31
Answer: A – April 1 – Explanation – Having commenced operations from 1st April 1935, India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) celebrated 82nd Establishment Day on 1st April 2017.
14. Recently in which state operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant 2nd unit started successfully?
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A – Tamil Nadu – Explanation – On March 31, 2017, 1,000 MW Atomic Power Reactor has begun its 1 year period of warranty operation at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu. This was the 2nd unit to be successfully launched for commercial operation out of 4 units. The information was announced by the Russian builders.
15. Recently Minister of State Piyush Goyal has announced that __________________ successfully crossed the 50 GW power generation capacities.
A. Power Grid Corp
D. Tata Power
Answer: B – NTPC – Explanation – National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) successfully crossed the 50 GW power generation capacity on April 1, 2017. The information was announced by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy. The milestone was achieved after NTPC commissioned the 500 MW units at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh. By this, total installed capacity of NTPC has increased to 50498 MW.