Current Affairs Quiz – April 17 & 18 2021

Current Affairs Quiz – April 17 & 18 2021

Current Affairs Quiz– April 17 & 18 2021. Read and Download daily, monthly Current Affairs Daily Digest 2021 for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, IBPS, SBI etc,. Download month wise Current affairs 2020 PDF and Current affairs quiz PDF .

1. Which nation has temporarily blocked all social media platforms?
a) Pakistan
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Myanmar

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Answer a) Pakistan. Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior issued a notification on April 16, 2021 directing the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to temporarily block complete access to all social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram and YouTube.

2. Which company has acquired Cleartrip for $40 million?
a) Amazon
b) Flipkart
c) Myntra
d) Ajio

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Answer b) Flipkart. In a bid to diversify its e-commerce offerings, Flipkart will acquire a 100 per cent stake in one of the oldest travel booking company in India, Cleartrip.

3. Which country has banned Crypto Currency payments?
a) Lebanon
b) Iran
c) Syria
d) Turkey

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Answer d) Turkey. The Bitcoin currency tumbled more than 4% after the Central Bank of Turkey banned the use of Crypto currencies and crypto assets for purchases. The bank cited possible irreparable damages and transaction risks as the reason for the ban.

4. Vinesh Phogat won Gold, is associated with____________.
a) Boxing
b) Wrestling
c) Swimming
d) None of these

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Answer b) Wrestling. The Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won her maiden Gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship. She won the medal beating Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh.

5. Exercise ‘Khanjar’ between India and _____________.
a) Tajikistan
b) Kuwait
c) Kyrgyzstan
d) None of these

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Answer c) Kyrgyzstan. The 8th Indo-Kyrgyz Joint Special Forces Exercise “Khanjar” was inaugurated at the Special Forces Brigade of National Guards of the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek, the capital of the host Kyrgyzstan.

6. World Hemophilia Day is observed on____________.
a) April 11
b) April 13
c) April 17
d) April 20

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Answer c) April 17. The date was chosen in honour of the World Federation of Hemophilia founder Frank Schnabel birthday. This year is the 30th edition of World Haemophilia Day.

7. Which company has acquired AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 billion?
a) Microsoft
b) Google
c) Apple
d) All the above

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Answer a) Microsoft. Microsoft has made its second-biggest acquisition after LinkedIn. The tech giant has bought AI speech tech firm Nuance for $19.7 billion. The move will help Microsoft’s prowess in voice recognition and will give it a boost in the health care market.

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