Current Affairs Quiz : April 09 2017 Question And Answers
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1. Recently which state government launched a Yojana to provide subsidized food to the poor?
A. Madhya Pradesh
Answer: A – Madhya Pradesh – Explanation – The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana in its districts on the evening of 7 April 2017. The scheme named after late political leader Deendayal Upadhyaya aims to provide food to the poor in urban areas at a subsidised rate. It would be launched in 51 district headquarters across the state in the first phase. The yojana will be inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Gwalior.
2. Name the Union Minister of State who recently launched NPDRR website.
A. Rajiv Pratap Rudy
B. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
C. Bandaru Dattatreya
D. Anil Madhav Dave
Answer: B – Hansraj Gangaram Ahir – Explanation – The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir launched the website, http://npdrr2mha. net.in, during the meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR). This is an exclusive website to share all information related to the NPDRR.
3. Recently in which state new tree living crab species found?
A. Tamil Nadu
Answer: D – Kerala – Explanation – The new treeliving species named Kani maranjandu has been found by Scientists from University of Kerala in Kerala. It was stated in the Journal of Crustacean Biology.
4. Recently which state government has plans to launched Hindu priesthood diploma course Purohityam?
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
Answer: C – Madhya Pradesh – Explanation – The Madhya Pradesh Government run Maharshi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan plans to launch one year diploma course from July 2017 known as “Diploma in Purohityam “ for teaching priesthood. Purohityam course make a gateway of all to irrespective of caste, gender or religion. Director of Bhopalbased Maharshi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan P R Tiwari informed the basic qualification of Class X must be finished.
5. In which state India’s first DNA bank for wild animal will be setup?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A – Uttar Pradesh – Explanation – India’s first DNA bank for wild animals will be setup by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. It was informed by R K Sharma,director of IVRI.
6. In which country World’s only floating National Park is located?
Answer: A – India – Explanation – The Keibul Lamjao National Park, placed in the Loktak Lake in Manipur, India, is known as the single floating national park in the world. The region is defined by ‘phumdis’, a Manipuri word relating to floating mats of soil and vegetation. Among various animal species, the park is a roof to the brow-antlered deer, which is regionally known as the ‘Sangai’. The park which was initially declared to be a sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared to be a national park in 1977 through a gazette notification.
7. Recently which country’s king Maha Vajiralongkorn signs new Constitution?
Answer: B – Thailand – Explanation – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on 6 April 2017 signed a military-backed Constitution of the country into a law. The signing is an essential step toward an election that would bring the country back to democratic rule. The document was signed by the King in a ceremony at Bangkok.
8. Recently which country hands over responsibility of Kundankulam 1 to India?
Answer: C – Russia – Explanation – The agreement was signed between representatives of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia on the final settlement of Kudankulam 1.
9. India rises to ________________ position in FIFA rankings best ever in two decades.
Answer: A – 101 – Explanation – After two decades, the Indian football team has risen to 101st from 132nd in the latest FIFA rankings which was released on April 6, 2017. Brazil retained its top position. Indian team also ranked 11th in Asia and the list is topped by Iran which has placed 28th position in overall ranking.
10. Name the South African cricketer who recently launched his own mobile app.
A. Hashim amla
B. AB de Villiers
C. Dale Steyn
D. Faf Du Plessis
Answer: B – AB de Villiers – Explanation – South African cricketer AB de Villiers launched his own mobile app ‘AB 17’. Available on both Android and iOS, the app enables fans to interact with the cricketer, besides giving them updates. It has been developed in collaboration with a US-based company – FanHero and makes ABD the first South African sportsperson to have a personalised fan engagement application.
11. Recently in which city NBA launched India’s first Basketball School?
D. New Delhi
Answer: C – Mumbai – Explanation – US based National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched its first basketball school in Mumbai, India on April 7, 2017.More schools will be opened in India and around the world in this year.
12. The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner_______________________ becomes youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace.
A. Malala Yousafzai
B. Kailash Satyarthi
C. Juan Manuel Santos
D. Tawakkol Karman
Answer: A – Malala Yousafzai – Explanation – The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai will be appointed as the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace on 10 April 2017.The appointment would be carried out by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Yousafzai’s new role will include helping in the promotion of girl’s education across the world.
13. Who has appointed as Director of India Resident Mission of Asian Development Bank?
A. M Teresa Kho
C. Jody Williams
D. Leymah Gbowee
Answer: B – Yokoyama – Explanation – Kenichi Yokoyama appointed as the new Country Director of India Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Yokoyama , heading the Nepal Resident Mission of ADB replaces M Teresa Kho ,now appointed as Deputy Director General of ADB’s East Asia Department in Manila. Yokoyama has good working experience with the government of Japan in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
14. Recently who was conferred with Kirti Chakra posthumously?
A. Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar
B. Nar Bahadur Thapa
C. Dhurba Rai Gurung
D. Dhan Bahadur Newar
Answer: A – Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar – Explanation – Lance Havildar Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar of Gorkha Rifles has been conferred with Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee at the defence investiture ceremony in New Delhi The second highest peacetime gallantry award presented to the late Lance Havildar for his action in Jammu and Kashmir operation on June 16, 2016
15. Recently a landmark contract for Alternate Fuel was signed by Indian Railway with ________________________.
A. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
B. National Thermal Power Corporation
C. Power Grid Corporation of India
D. National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
Answer: A – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited – Explanation – The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) signed an agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for constructing the 2 Megawatt roof top solar power plant under the government’s incentive scheme.