Current Affairs Quiz- April 12 2015

1. ______conferred Padma Awards 2016.
a) Narendra Modi
b) Pranab Mukherjee
c) Smiriti Irani
d) None of the above

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Answer b) Pranab Mukherjee. President Pranab Mukherjee honoured several eminent personalities with the prestigious Padma awards at a simple ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  Tamil film star Rajinikanth, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, playback singer Udit Narayan, ace tennis star Sania Mirza were among those who were conferred with the Padma awards.

2.______conferred highest French civilian honour.
a) Gen JJ Singh
b) Gen Daljeet Singh
c) Gen Sabarjit Singh
d) Gen Ahmad Zafari

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Answer a) Gen JJ Singh.Former army chief Gen (retd) JJ Singh has been conferred with the highest French civilian distinction, Officer of the Legion of Honour. Singh was chosen for the honour in recognition of his “stellar role” in modernising the Indian Army and initiating robust exchanges between the Indian and French armies.

3. GOI appoints _________ as DG of BPR & D.
a) Daljeet Singh
b) Sachin Singh
c) Mahendra Sharma
d) Meeran Borwankar

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Answer d) Meeran Borwankar. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Meeran Borwankar, IPS as Director General in the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D). It is a consultancy organisation under the Centre for modernisation of police forces. Meeran Borwankar is presently working in her cadre state Maharashtra. In her long career, Borwankar has also worked in Maharashtra’s anti-terrorism squad (ATS).

4. Federal Bank launches________ for students.
a) C-Wallet
b) Campus Wallet
c) e-Purse
d) Camp Wallet

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Answer b) Campus Wallet.Federal Bank ties up with Chillar Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a technology driven start-up company to promote the start-up’s technology product – ‘Campus Wallet‘. This is a student Identity Card integrated with banking technology.

5. According to WHO, Polio can be eradicated in_____.
a) 12 months
b) 10 months
c) 11 months
d) 6 months

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Answer a) 12 months. Despite challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the polio virus is still endemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is confident that polio could be eradicated within 12 months.

6. The General Assembly on 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the________.
a) World Water day
b) World Autism Day
c) World Heritage Day
d) International Day of Human Space Flight

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Answer d) International Day of Human Space Flight. The General Assembly on 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

7.India and _____agree for logistics exchange to enhance military cooperation.
a) USA
b) Mynammar
c) China
d) Saudi Arabia

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Answer a) USA. India and the US have agreed “in principle” to a logistics exchange agreement to enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies, an issue which did not find favour with the previous UPA government. Ramping up bilateral defence ties, both sides agreed to set up a new bilateral Maritime Security Dialogue between officials from their respective defence and foreign affairs ministries.

8. _______-Wins International Boxing Federation Title.
a) Santhes Luther
b) Mathew Perry
c) Anthony Joshua
d) Charles Martin

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Answer c) Anthony Joshua. Anthony Joshua won the International Boxing Federation heavyweight title in London with a second-round knockout of Charles Martin. Joshua put Martin on the canvas twice in the second round to record his 16th knockout in all 16 professional fights he has contested. Joshua, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, captured his first world title in only his 16th professional fight.

9. Who won 2016 US Masters golf championship?
a) Sarina Williams
b) Willam Rafael
c) Jordan Spieth
d) Danny Willett

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Answer d) Danny Willett. Danny Willett claimed a shock Masters win with a superb five-under-par 67 as 2015 champion Jordan Spieth crumbled during a thrilling final round. The Englishman, 28, won his first major by three shots on five under to become the first British victor in 20 years.

10. Veenu Paliwal who died was a/an______.
a) Doctor
b) Actor
c) Biker
d) Singer

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Answer c) Biker. One of India’s top women bikers, Veenu Paliwal, died in a road accident in Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh. Paliwal, 44, was on a nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson when the accident took place. She was undertaking the Kashmir to Kanyakumari trip with fellow biker and companion Dipesh Tanwar. The two started their journey from Lucknow early in the morning for Bhopal on separate Harley Davidson bikes.

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