Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 22nd to 28th April 2019

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weekly current affairs quiz

The weekly current affairs quiz helps the students and competitive exam aspirants to revise their knowledge weekly about the current affairs.

Indian Affairs

Q.1         For how many constituencies the polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held on April 23, 2019?

Q.2         For the recruitment in which field of Indian Army which field the army has recently begun online registration of women for the first time?

Q.3         Which high court has lifted the ban from Tik Tok, a popular app?

Q.4         Department of Post has partnered with which IT company to transform its services into a multi-service digital hub?

Q.5         What rank India achieved in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by Startup Blink.

International Affairs

Q.6         Which country has become the first to launch the malaria vaccine?

Q.7          Which nation has declared nationwide emergency after suicide bomb blasts ripped through its religious places and luxury hotels on the Easter?

Q.8         Which country was nominated as the Guest of Honour at the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair? 

Q.9         To mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic ties with India, which country released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana?

Q.10       Which nation has decided to end sanctions waivers for all importers of Iranian oil?

Banking Affairs

Q.11       Cyber defense insurance is an insurance policy to protect businesses from financial and reputational losses due to cyber-attacks. Which bank has launched it?

Q.12       National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the merger of which two private microfinance companies?

Q.13       Which bank has become the first in the Asia Pacific region to begin an explicit interest rate easing cycle?

Q.14       Which Indian bank has launched ‘Green Car Loan’ and why?

New Appointees

Q.15       To whom Twitter has appointed as the Managing Director of its India operations?

Q.16       Who will take over as the new Managing Director and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank from July 1, 2019, onwards?

Q.17       Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles?

Sports

Q.18       Who won ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters?

Q.19       Where the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship is being organized?

Q.20       Which Indian wrestle has won the Asian Wrestling Championship in China’s Xian?

Awards and Recognitions

Q.21       Which news site has won Free Media Pioneer Award 2019 of the IPI and International Media Support (IMS)?

Q.22       Who has won the second edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize?

Answers

Get the answers of all the asked questions in above sections;

Ans.1     The third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is underway for 117 constituencies in 13 states and 2 Union Territories. Total 1,612 candidates from different parties have taken apart in this phase of voting.

Ans.2     From April 25, 2019, onwards the Indian Army has begun online registration of women for recruitment as soldiers into the military police. This recruitment will be done on the post of or ‘Soldier General Duty (Women Military Police)’.

Ans.3     The Madras high court lifted the ban from Chinese short-video app ‘TikTok’ on 24 April 2019.

Ans.4     Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has partnered with the Department of Posts to transform it.

Ans. 5    India was ranked on the 17th position among 100 countries in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by StartupBlink.

Ans.6     Malawi has become the first country to launch the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme.

Ans.7     In Sri Lanka the emergency is declared by the President Maithripala Sirisena from the midnight on April 22, 2019, following the suicide bomb blasts in the country.  

Ans.8     India is invited in 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF)  fair as the “Guest of Honour” country.

Ans.9     Indonesia has released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana to mark the diplomatic ties between two countries.

Ans.10  United States

Ans.11  SBI General Insurance has launched cyber defense insurance to protect businesses from financial and reputational losses due to cyber-attacks.

Ans.12  National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the merger of private sector lender IndusInd Bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL), a microfinance company.

Ans.13  The Reserve Bank of India has become the first central bank in the AsiaPacific (APAC) region to begin an explicit interest rate easing cycle.

Ans.14  State Bank of India (SBI) has launched India’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ (Electric Vehicle). This loan was launched to encourage customers to buy electric vehicles.

Ans. 15 Manish Maheshwari has been appointed as the Managing Director of Twitter’s India operations.

Ans. 16 Karnam Sekar is set to take over as the new Managing Director and CEO of Indian Overseas. He has given his services to Dena Bank as MD & CEO in the past.

Ans. 17 General (Retd.) Dalbir Singh Suhag has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles.

Ans.18  Fabio Fognini wins the ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. He became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Ans.19  The 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship began in Doha, Qatar on April 21, 2019. It was a four-day event where 63 countries have participated.

Ans.20  World number one Bajrang Punia won gold at Asian Wrestling Championship in China.

Ans. 21 MadaMasr, an Egyptian news site, won Free Media Pioneer Award 2019 of the IPI and International Media Support (IMS).

Ans.22  The second edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel “Solo“, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence.

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