Current Affairs 1st April 2019: Quiz

Current Affairs 1st April 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams

Q1. Valery Bykovsky passed away at the age of 84 years. He was a_____________.

(a) Russian cosmonaut

(b) American cosmonaut

(c) CIA Agent

(d) Russian Spy

(e) Russian defence minister

Q2. Who among the following will be awarded the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor granted by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries?

(a) Arun Jaitley

(b) Raghuram Rajan

(c) Geoffrey Hinton

(d) Amartya Sen

(e) Shaktikanta Das

Q3.  Who among the following is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team?

(a) Shaquille O’Neal

(b) LeBron James

(c) Michael Jordan

(d) Veselin Matic

(e) Kobe Bryant

Q4. Which of the following tech giant has announced a three-year strategic technology partnership with Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open?

(a) TCS

(b) Infosys

(c) Wipro

(d) Facebook

(e) Google

Q5. In which of the following city the world’s largest e-waste recycling plant has been opened by ‘Enviroserve’ company?

(a) Bishkek?

(b) Dubai

(c) Herat

(d) Dushanbe

(e) Ashgabat

Q6. The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on ______ for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations.

(a) BoB

(b) BoI

(c) PNB

(d) SBI

(e) EXIM Bank

Q7. The joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI – VI between Indian and __________ Army kick-started at Diyatalawa.

(a) Thailand

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Malaysia

(d) Nepal

(e) Bhutan

Q8. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed 5-member committee to strengthen digital payments as well as to boost financial inclusion through Financial Technology. The committee will be headed by__________.

(a)  Nandan Nilekani

(b) Ratan Wattal

(c) Raj Kumar Ratan

(d) Vinayak Lal

(e) Bimal Jalan

Q9. A consortium of two Indian oil companies has been awarded the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 1. These two companies are________ and _________.

(a) BHEL, BEL

(b) ONGC, NTPC

(c) IOCL, HPCL

(d) IOCL, NTPC

(e) BPCL, IOCL

Q10. US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the _____________.

(a) Haifa

(b) Izara Heights

(c) Golan Heights

(d) Damascus

(e) Arar City

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, passed away at the age of 84 years.

Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen will be awarded the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor granted by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries.

Ans.3.(d)

Exp.  Veselin Matic, who took Iran to an Asian Games bronze medal in 2010, is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team.

Ans.4.(b)

Exp.  Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open, announced a three-year strategic technology partnership.

Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The world’s largest e-waste recycling plant has been opened in Dubai Industrial Park, Dubai by ‘Enviroserve’ company with a total cost of $5 million.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on Punjab National Bank for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations.

Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI – VI between Indian and Sri Lanka Army kick-started at Diyatalawa in Sri Lanka.

Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed 5-member committee under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani to strengthen digital payments as well as to boost financial inclusion through Financial Technology.

Ans.9.(e)

Exp. A consortium of two Indian oil companies, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited has been awarded the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 1. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed agreements awarding the exploration rights.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp. US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and told the visiting Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Israel has an absolute right to self-defence.

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