Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 1st to 7th April 2019

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The weekly current affairs quiz is an easy way for competitive exam aspirants to revise all the important events for the previous week. This quiz is designed to help you check your knowledge of current affairs on a weekly basis so that you can improve your week points and be confident.

Here are the questions based on the important event of the week from 1st April to 7th April 2019.

Indian Affairs

Q.1         On 1 April 2019, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched which satellite?

Q.2         Which state will use the braille-enabled ballot papers at all its polling booths so that blind voters can use their vote?

Q.3         What is the name of “first Indian shipyard” to build and deliver 100 warships?

Q.4         Why the European Union (EU) dragged India into the World Trade Organization’s (WTO)?

Q.5         Turmeric from which state got the Geographical indication (GI) tag?

Q.6         What is the name of first Indian PM who has awarded with UAE’s highest civilian honor Zayed medal?

International Affairs

Q.        Which city claimed to have the world’s first district with 5G coverage?

Q.        Which Japanese company has developed its ‘largest power storage system in Asia’?

Q.9         When the World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year?

Q.10       Google recently shut down one of its 8 years old services. What is its name?

Q.11       What is the specialty of Tianlian II-01 satellite launched by China?

Banking Affairs

Q.12       Why Reserve Bank of India injects long-term liquidity worth USD 5 billion into the banking system?

Q.13       Which bank has recently announced to charge customers for UPI transactions?

Q.14       How much repo rate did RBI Cut down in its first bi-monthly policy review of 2019-20?

Q.15       Why RBI made changes in NPA Disclosure Norms?

Q.16       Karnataka Bank has signed an MoU with which life insurance company to distribute the latter’s life insurance products?

New Appointees

Q.17       Who took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area?

Q.18       Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities?

Q.19       Who has been appointed as the new Strategic Forces Command Chief?

Q.20       Who is appointed as the Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?

Q.21       Who is appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Cameroon?

Sports Affairs

Q.22       Who won Miami 2019 cup title?

Q.23       Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament?

Q.24       Which country won the ICC Test Championship mace?

Q.25       Who has become the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the PSA (Professional Squash Association) world rankings?

Answers:

Ans.    On 1st April 2019 ISRO launched the intelligence satellite EMISAT along with 28 others. This event took place after the successful Shakti Mission. The launch of satellite EMISAT was the first event when ISRO allowed the public to watch the live launch of the satellite.

Ans.    In Meghalaya Braille-enabled ballot papers will be made available at all polling booths.  This will facilitate the visually impaired electorates to vote by a secret ballot.

Ans.    Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has become the “first Indian shipyard” to build and deliver 100 warships. It was founded in 1884 and located in Kolkata.

Ans.4     Over the imposition of import duties on certain Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products EU dragged India to WTO.

Ans.5     Kandhamal Haldi‘, is a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India. Apart from this type of turmeric, 15 more products from Odisha have the tag of GI.

Ans.6     Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the honor of the prestigious Zayed Medal for boosting relations between the Emirates and India. In past years the leaders like to Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President George W Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II have received this honor.

Ans.7     Shanghai claimed to have the world’s first district with 5G coverage.

Ans.8     Tesla developed its ‘largest power storage system in Asia’ at Osaka train station in Japan to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan.

Ans.9     World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on 2nd April every year. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Ans.10  Google recently ended it 8 years old Google+ services.

Ans.11  China launched the Tianlian II-01 satellite. It’s first of China’s second-generation data-tracking and relay satellites.

Ans.12  RBI injected long-term liquidity worth USD 5 billion into the banking system for a tenure of three years to order to meet the durable liquidity needs of the system.

Ans.13  Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) charge customers for UPI transactions starting 1st of May 2019 after first 30 UPI fund transfers.

Ans.14  The RBI cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6% in its first bi-monthly policy review of 2019-20.

Ans.15  RBI brought changes is NPI to improve the transparency in asset classification.

Ans.16  Karnataka Bank signed MoU with Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company to distribute the latter’s life insurance products.

Ans.17  National Defence Academy, Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh takes charge as the Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area.

Ans.18  Vijay Chandhok, Executive Director of ICICI Bank has appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI bank.

Ans.19  Fighter pilot Air Marshal Navkaranjit Singh Dhillon has been appointed as the new Strategic Forces Command Chief.  He will succeed Jasbir Walia.

Ans.20  Vipin Anand appointed as the Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Ans.21  Shri Rakesh Malhotra is appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Cameroon. Earlier he was serving the GOI as Consul General, Consulate General of India, Melbourne.

Ans. 22 Roger Federer of Switzerland defeats USA’s John Isner to win Miami Open 2019 fourth time in his career.

Ans.23  South Korea defeats India in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia.

Ans.24  India has won ICC Test Championship mace for the third year in a row.

Ans. 25 Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the PSA (Professional Squash Association) world rankings.

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