Current Affairs Quiz - 15th April, 2018


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QUESTION: 1

Which state plans to transforming its capital into world class city?

Solution: State of Andhra Pradesh is constructing a world-class city in its de facto capital Amaravati. Nearly 3840 apartments in 61 towers are under construction in the Amaravati capital region. Out of 61 towers, 21 towers having 1440 apartments are being built by Shapurji Palonji. These apartments will be for Type 1, Type 2 government officers and Group D employees. 22 towers with 1968 apartments for NGOs, are being built by L&T while 18 towers having 432 apartments (for Members of Legislative Assembly, Members of Legislative Council and All India Services Officers are being built by Nagarjuna Construction Company. Towers being built by Shapurji Palonji and L&T are at Nelapadu village while those being built by Nagarjuna Construction Company are at Rayapudi village. This entire urbanisation project is being supervised by Department of Municipal Administration and Urban Development under Minister P Narayana.
QUESTION: 2

Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on __________ every year in India?

Solution: India celebrates 14th April as Ambedkar Jayanti. This is Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary. BR Ambedkar is known as "The Father of the Constitution of India". He was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement.
QUESTION: 3

Which city will host the India Mobile Congress 2018?

Solution: The 2018 India Mobile Congress will be held at Aerocity in New Delhi from October 25th to 27th. It is one of the biggest marquee Mobile, Internet and Technology events in Asia, organized by Department of Telecommunications and Cellular Operators Association of India. The event will be an excellent platform for policymakers, industry and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive the future direction of this important sector. More than one thousand 300 exhibitor's companies will participate in the exhibition at the event.
QUESTION: 4

Virat Kohli and who among the following found a place in the Wisden's leading cricketers of the year?

Solution: Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj, captains of Indian men and women's cricket team respectively found a place in the Wisden's leading cricketers of the year. Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj were named the leading men's and women's cricketers in the world respectively. Five cricketers were chosen for the 'Cricketers of the Year Award'. Three of them were women cricketers. England's women cricketers Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver and Anya Shrubsole have been selected for Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. West Indies batsman Shai Hope and Essex bowler Jamie Porter were also chosen for Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year.
QUESTION: 5

Who has been appointed as the new Flag Officer, Indian Coast Guard?

Solution: Inspector General Vijay Chafekar took charge as the new Flag Officer, Indian Coast Guard (West Region) from IG K.R. Nautiyal. K.R. Nautiyal has been promoted as Additional Director General and ICG Commander, Eastern Seaboard. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) - West consists of an important area that stretches to the outer limits of Exclusive Economic Zone from the coasts of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep. Vijay Chafekar has an M.Phil. in Defence and Strategic Studies. Earlier, he was Deputy Director (Policy and Plans) at the ICG Headquarters, New Delhi. He has received Tatrakshak Medal and the President's Tatrakshak Medal.
QUESTION: 6

Who of the following became the first-ever Indian to win gold in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games?

Solution: Neeraj Chopra became the first-ever Indian to win gold in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-old junior world record holder hurled the javelin to a distance of 86.47m to bag India's 21st gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018. The medal was India's first gold and overall third in athletics at CWG 2018.
QUESTION: 7

India has signed a MoU with Timor-Leste in which of the following fields?

Solution: India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Timor-Leste (East Timor) in the field of public health to extend affordable healthcare to its people. This MoU was signed during India's Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar's four-day visit to Timor Leste from 7th- 10th April 2018. This MoU between India and Timor-Leste was being discussed for more than five years. India has even offered to share its expertise with Timor-Leste in matching information technology with healthcare through Tele-medicine.
QUESTION: 8

Who has been conferred with the Best Actress in the 65th National Film Awards?

Solution: The late Sridevi was named Best Actress posthumously for her role as a vengeful mother in the Hindi film Mom. The actress was given the honour by the 65th National Film Awards of India. In the movie, Sridevi played a mother who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali.
QUESTION: 9

Naman Tanwar won ___________ medal in the men's 91 kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Solution: Nineteen-year-old Naman Tanwar won India its first boxing medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze in the men's 91 kg category. Naman lost out to Australia's Jason Whateley in the semifinal of the event to secure the bronze.
QUESTION: 10

Boxer Amit Panghal clinched which medal in the men's 46-49kg event at the CWG 2018?

Solution: Boxer Amit Panghal clinched silver in the men's 46-49kg event to take India's medal tally in boxing at the CWG 2018 to five. The 22-year-old, making his debut at the CWG, is among six Indian boxers who made it to the final in their respective categories. Earlier, Mary Kom clinched India's first boxing gold at CWG 2018.
QUESTION: 11

Who received the first copy of the book 'Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp' at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi?

Solution: President Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book 'Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp' from Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who formally released it at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Ram Nath Kovind said that, the book was a slim volume but covered the inspiring life of Dr Ambedkar and several dimensions of his ideas and personality. It also referenced how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar.
QUESTION: 12

Who become the second Indian male boxer to win gold in the flyweight category (52kg) at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Solution: Gaurav Solanki has become the second Indian male boxer after Suranjoy Singh (2010) to win gold in the flyweight category (52kg) at the Commonwealth Games. Solanki achieved the feat after defeating Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine in the final at Gold Coast. The gold was India's 2nd in boxing and 20th overall at CWG 2018.
QUESTION: 13

Who will be conferred Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement by Maharashtra State Government?

Solution: Veteran actor Dharmendra will be conferred Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement by Maharashtra State Government. Along with Dharmendra, Director Rajkumar Hirani will get the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award, veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavhan will get Chitrapati V Shantaram Jivangaurav Puraskar (Lifetime Achievement Award) and actress-director Mrinal Kulkarni will get Chitrapati V Shantaram Vishesh Yogdaan Puraskar (Special Contributions Award). 82-year old Dharmendra has earned himself the sobriquet of "He-Man". "Sholay", "Chupke Chupke", "Yaadon Ki Baaraat", "Satyakam" and "Seeta Aur Geeta" are some of the popular movies in which he played the lead role. These awards were instituted by Maharashtra State Government. Both the lifetime achievement awards carry a citation and cash reward of Rs 500000 while the special contribution awards carry a citation and Rs 300000 cash prize each.
QUESTION: 14

This state launched 'QUEST', a centre to evaluate and quantify special development budget allocations and their impact on tribal development.

Solution: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched 'QUEST', a centre to evaluate and quantify special development budget allocations and their impact on tribal development. 'QUEST' stands for Quality Evaluation for Sustainable Transformation. 'QUEST' has been initiated by Maharashtra State Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Tribal Welfare, with an objective to bring greater accountability in spending and management of dedicated funds allocated for tribal welfare. Maharashtra has become the first among all Indian states to kick start such initiative. In context of this news, it is important to note that in Maharashtra State Budget 2018-19, Rs 8233.12 crore has been allocated for development of Scheduled Tribes.
QUESTION: 15

Who inaugurated Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi, recently?

Solution:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi. The memorial is dedicated to the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution. The foundation stone for the Memorial was laid by the Prime Minister in 2016. The memorial has an exhibition area, meditation hall with the Buddha Statue and 12 feet high bronze statue of Dr. Ambedkar. It is equipped with a sewerage treatment plant, a rainwater harvesting System and rooftop solar energy.