Current Affairs 2nd April 2019: Quiz

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

Q1.  Who among the following has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state?

(a) Ritt Bjerregaard

(b) Violeta Bulc

(c) Emma Bonino

(d) Maria Damanaki

(e) Zuzana Caputova

Q2. The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935. It was established on the recommendation of the ____________.

(a) Hilton Robert Commission

(b) Young Simon Commission

(c) Hilton Young Commission

(d) Simon Commission

(e) Shashtri Commission

Q3. Which of the following country defeated India in the penalty shootout in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019?

(a) India

(b) South Korea

(c) Malaysia

(d) Indonesia

(e) Japan

Q4. The Reserve Bank set the average base rate to be charged from borrowers by non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and micro-finance institutions (MFIs) at________ for the first quarter of the next fiscal (April-June).

(a) 3.45%

(b) 4.67%

(c) 7.52%

(d) 8.33%

(e)  9.21%

Q5.  Who among the following has been appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI bank?

(a) Vijay Chauhan

(b) Vijay Chandok

(c) Sandeep Bakshi

(d) Sandeep Kapoor

(e) Ram Kumar Verma

Q6. Which of the following organization has become the ‘first Indian shipyard’ to build and deliver 100 warships?

(a) Western India Shipyard Limited

(b) Goa Shipyard Limited

(c) Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd

(d) Bharati Shipyard Limited,

(e) Hindustan Shipyard Limited,

Q7. The amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank into the Bank of Baroda (BoB) has come into effect and all branches of the former two will function as branches of BoB. The merged entity would also receive ________ fund infusion from the government.

(a) Rs 5,042 crore

(b) Rs 2,987 crore

(c) Rs 8,672 crore

(d) Rs 4,321 crore

(e) Rs 7,065 crore

Q8. Which of the following organization has developed its ‘largest power storage system in Asia’ at Osaka train station in Japan?

(a) Google

(b) ISA

(c) EnerSys

(d) Tesla

(e) Power Grid

Q9. ‘OpenSignal’s Hottest city for 4G Availability’ reveals the 4G Availability in India’s 50 largest cities. Which of the following city has topped the list?

(a) New Delhi

(b) Dhanbad

(c) Srinagar

(d) Ranchi

(e) Mumbai

Q10. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s newest satellite named _________, from Sriharikota launch station. The spacecraft meant to provide electronic intelligence to the Armed Forces is the first of its kind for the country.

(a) DEFISAT

(b) PERISAT

(c) OMISAT

(d) CARTOSAT

(e) EMISAT

Solutions

Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Anti-graft lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. The 45-year old political novice won about 58.3% of the voted ahead of the more politically savvy European commissioner Maros Sefcovic who took 41.7%.

Ans.2.(c)

Exp.  The Central Bank of India is celebrating its 84th establishment day today. The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935, in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The bank was established on the recommendation of the Hilton Young Commission.

Ans.3.(b)

Exp. South Korea defeated India in the penalty shootout in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019.

Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank set the average base rate to be charged from borrowers by non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and micro-finance institutions (MFIs) at 9.21% for the first quarter of the next fiscal (April-June).

Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Executive Director of ICICI Bank, Vijay Chandok has been appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI bank.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp.  Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) became the ‘first Indian shipyard’ to build and deliver 100 warships.

Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank into the Bank of Baroda (BoB) has come into effect and all branches of the former two will function as branches of BoB. The merged entity would also receive Rs 5,042 crore fund infusion from the government.

Ans.8.(d)

Exp.  Tesla has 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.(b)

Exp. A report by OpenSignal, which is named as ‘OpenSignal’s Hottest city for 4G Availability’ reveals the 4G Availability in India’s 50 largest cities. Out of the 50 cities, Dhanbad has the highest 4G availability of 95.3%, followed by Ranchi which has 95% of 4G Availability.

Ans.10.(e)

Exp.  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s newest satellite named EMISAT, from Sriharikota launch station. The spacecraft meant to provide electronic intelligence to the Armed Forces is the first of its kind for the country.

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