Current Affairs Quiz – April 2 and April 3, 2015

1. What is the name of the poster girl of India’s Anti-Tobacco Campaign, who died recently?
a) Kamini Singh
b) Sunitha Tomar
c) Vikasha Patel
d) Monali Gupta

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Answer b) Sunitha Tomar. Sunita Tomar, face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign has passed away at her native village in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. Few days ago she was admitted in Mumbai’s Tata Memorial hospital, amid indication of relapse of cancer. Two years ago, she had undergone a surgery for oral cancer at the hospital.

2. GOI has unveiled a new Foreign Trade Policy for
a) 2015 to 2016
b) 2015 to 2018
c) 2015 to 2020
d) 2015 to 2025

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Answer c) 2015 to 2020 Nirmala Sitharaman, the minister of State for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has unveiled Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020.

3. The Malaysian Grand Prix was won by
a) Lewis Hamilton
b) Sebastian Vettel
c) Kimi Raikkonen
d) Nico Roseberg

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Answer b) Sebastian Vettel. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has defeated the Mercedes AMG Team and won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 for the first time since the Belgian Grand Prix 2014. This is Vettel’s first win with Ferrari. Including this win Vettel has a total of 40 career wins.

4. Operation launched by GOI to evacuate Indians from Yemen is called
a) Operation Nishaant
b) Operation Raahat
c) Operation Mrutunjay
d) Operation Mitra

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Answer b) Operation Raahat. The Government of India has launched Operation Raahat, a massive air and sea operation to evacuate over 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen. The Operation was launched to make sure that Indian nationals are not harmed in the military operation that was started in Yemen in last week of March 2015 against the Houthi Rebels by Saudi Arabia and 10 other countries.

5. The group responsible for all rebellious activities in Yemen is
b) Boko Haram
c) Houthi Rebels
d) Taliban

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Answer c) Houthi Rebels. The Houthis are the sincere followers of the Shia Zaidi sect. They are known as Ansarallah (The Supporter of God).The logo of Houthi states here God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam

6. Which of the following is one of the two schemes introduced in the new FTP Policy?
a) Manufacturing Exports from India Scheme
b) Services Imports from India Scheme
c) Machineries Exports from India Scheme
d) Services Exports from India Scheme

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Answer d) Services Exports from India Scheme.In the FTP2015-20, two new schemes have been introduced. They are Merchandise Exports From India Scheme (MEIS) – For export of specified goods to specified markets Services Exports From India Scheme (SEIS) – For increasing exports of notified services.

7. Kailash Vajpeyi, who passed away recently, was an eminent
a) Marathi Poet
b) Hindi Poet
c) Gujarathi Poet
d) Kannada Poet

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Answer b) Hindi Poet. Eminent writer and renowned poet Kailash Vajpeyi has passed away due to heart attack in New Delhi at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Dr Rupa Vajpeyi and daughter Ananya Vajpeyi. The legend was born on November 11, 1936 in Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh.

8. What is India’s rank in FM Global Business Resilence Index 2015?
a) 115
b) 117
c) 118
d) 119

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Answer d) 119. FM Global has released the Global Business Resilence Index 2015. India has been ranked 119th out of 130 countries. The Index helps the business executives all over the world to target their investments towards more genuine returns and also to protect their customers from any kind of unexpected disruption. India was ranked 112 in 2014 FM Global Business Resilience Index.

9. A planet has been named after Indian Chess Master Viswanathan Anand. The name of the planet is,
a) 4536 Vishyanand
b) 4538 Vishyanand
c) 4540 Vishyanand
d) 4542 Vishyanand

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Answer b) 4538 Vishyanand. A planet has been named after Indian Chess Master Viswanathan Anand. A minor planet (4538), situated roughly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, has been named after the the former World Chess Champion. The planet has been named as ‘4538 Vishyanand‘. Sports Persons who have minor planets named after them are Roger Federer, Jesse Owens, Arsene Wenger, Donald Bradman.

10. Malli Mastan Babu, who passed away recently was a
a) Bollywood Stunt Master
b) Former Indian Wrestler
c) Mountaineer
d) Cyclist

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Answer c) Mountaineer. Ace Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu who went missing in the Andes mountains on March 24 during a climbing mission has been found dead. His dead body was recovered in the Andes Mountains between Argentina and Chile.

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