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1. Union Government raises NABARD's authorised capital to ____________ Billion to increase its lending to the rural economy.

A. Rs 500
B. Rs 300
C. Rs 200
D. Rs 100
B. Rs 300
As part of the drive to double the income of farmers by 2022, the government has raised the authorized capital of NABARD by six times from 50 billion to Rs 300 billion to help it increase its lending to the rural economy. A bill in this regard was approved by Parliament earlier this year. The increase in authorized capital will enable Nabard to respond to commitments it has undertaken particularly in respect of the Long Term Irrigation Fund and on-lending to cooperative banks.

2. Which bank Launches Products To Mark Foundation Day recently?

A. Punjab National Bank
B. Canara Bank
C. Dena Bank
D. Andhra Bank
A. Punjab National Bank
Punjab National Bank (PNB) launched new products such as pre-approved credit card and UPI solution to mark its 124th foundation day. Besides, the bank announced its UPI partnership with the expense management app WALNUT that comes embedded with features such as bill reminders, bill-split, and instant paperless loans.

3. India and Russia signed ___________ MoUs at Defence Expo at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

A. 9
B. 7
C. 5
D. 4
B. 7
India and Russia signed 7 MoUs at Defence Expo at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. These MoUs were signed for manufacture, development of spares, sub-assemblies and assemblies of identified Russian origin platforms. The MoUs were signed during third India-Russia Military-Industrial Conference held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2018.

4. This company has signed an agreement to raise nearly Rs 3,250 crore as samurai term loan from Japan-based banks.

A. Paytm
B. MobiKwik
C. Reliance Jio
D. Tatasky
C. Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio has signed an agreement to raise nearly Rs 3,250 crore as samurai term loan from Japan-based banks. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited said that, it had signed approximately JPY 53.5 billion samurai term loan with 7 year bullet maturity. The facility is guaranteed by Reliance Industries Limited. It will be used for funding Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited's ongoing capital expenditure. With exchange rate of 60 paise per Japanese yen, the loan value amounts to nearly Rs 3,248 crore. The facility has been fully underwritten by Mizuho Bank, Ltd., MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Singapore Branch. It added that, it will be launched into syndication soon.

5. Which state celebrated its 71st foundation day recently?

A. Rajasthan
B. Jammu and Kashmir
C. Uttarakhand
D. Himachal Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 71st foundation day with much fanfare and gaiety. Several cultural events were organized across the state. It may be recalled that the hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948. The main event was held at Ridge Maidan in Shimla, where Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reviewed the ceremonial Parade presented by police, home guards and NCC cadets.

6. The web-based application e-FRRO (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) scheme was launched by ____________.

A. Shri Narendra Modi
B. Shri Nitin Gadkari
C. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
D. Shri Rajnath Singh
D. Shri Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the web-based application e-FRRO (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) scheme. Under which foreigners can avail, various visa and immigration-related services online. This scheme is aimed at building a centralised, transparent online platform for foreigners to avail of visa-related services

7. Which city to host the 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018?

A. Kolkata
B. Greater Noida
C. Kochi
D. Pune
B. Greater Noida
The 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 will be inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, the Union Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida on April 16, 2018. The 3-day expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), is on three segmented categories shows comprising Housewares, Textiles and Furniture. This will be one of leading business-to-business shows where more than 650 Indian exporters will be displaying a wide range of tableware, home textiles, kitchenware, houseware and bathroom accessories. International buyers, leading manufacturers and exporters will share the same platform and will exchange various ideas related to this industry. This event will showcase the finest artistic elements and craftsmanship in harmony with innovative designs and latest products.

8. Which country parliament can block Brexit divorce bill: Brexit minister Davis?

A. Pakistan
B. UK
C. USA
D. Israel
B. UK
The Situations between the UK and European Union are always on the verge of slip. Brexit minister David Davis warned on Thursday that parliament could veto any final deal negotiated with the European Union unless it has a "substantive" idea of what the future trading relationship.

9. Wrestler Pooja Dhanda won silver in the women's freestyle ___________ event in the Commonwealth Games.

A. 57kg
B. 46kg
C. 49kg
D. 50kg
A. 57kg
Wrestler Pooja Dhanda won silver in the women's freestyle 57 kg event in the Commonwealth Games on Friday, giving India its sixth medal. India had earlier won two golds and a silver in shooting, another gold in wrestling and a bronze in boxing. India is third in the overall standings with 37 medals, which includes 17 gold medals.

10. Who of the following has been elected as the new international president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)?

A. Amrita Kaur
B. Neeraj Kumar
C. Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje
D. Raghava Reddy
C. Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje
Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje, the former Himachal Pradesh governor and Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, has been elected as the new international president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Gurugram on April 14, 2018 for which voting was held for the first time in over five decades. Kokje got 131 votes and defeated incumbent G Raghava Reddy who could muster 60 votes. The election was necessitated after the organisation's members failed to reach a consensus on a new international president. Prior to his election to the international president, Kokje was the international vice president of the VHP. He also worked as the president of the India Development Council of RSS.

11. Which bank launches GST Backed Over Draft Facility for MSMEs?

A. Bank of Baroda
B. Dena Bank
C. Yes Bank
D. Indian Bank
C. Yes Bank
Yes Bank announced the launch of 'Yes GST', an OD (over draft) facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Through this, an MSME can avail OD up to Rs 1 crore, based on their annual turnover, backed by GST returns. Any additional assessment of balance sheet or bank statements will not be required. This OD facility can be availed by an MSME against mortgage of residential or commercial property. The sanctioned amount can be utilized by the MSME either fully or in tranches.

12. The 29th Arab League Summit 2018 will be hosted by;

A. Egypt
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Yeman
D. Morocco
B. Saudi Arabia
The 29th Arab League Summit 2018 has started in Dahran, Saudi Arabia on April 15 to promote Arab joint action to address challenges facing the nation. In the annual gathering of Arab leaders, Saudi Arabia hopes to push for a unified stand against Iran. The fate of Jerusalem, as US plans to move its Embassy after declaring it the capital of Israel is also expected to dominate the Summit. Although in a long diplomatic stand off for the past nearly 10 months, both Saudi Arabia and Qatar have voiced support for the US led air strike on Syria. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai is leading the UAE's delegation to the 29th Arab League Summit.

13. Sakshi Malik won ___________ medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games?

A. Bronze
B. Gold
C. Silver
D. None of the above
A. Bronze
Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik won a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating New Zealand's Tayla Ford in the women's freestyle 62 kg event in Gold Coast. This is Sakshi's second medal at the CWG, after winning a silver in the 2014 Games. India has won 11 medals in wrestling, including five golds.

14. This Indian city is the highest paying city for talent as per the Randstad study.

A. Mumbai
B. Bengaluru
C. New Delhi
D. Pune
B. Bengaluru
Bengaluru has emerged as the highest paying city in India, with an average annual cost to company (CTC) for talents through all levels and functions at Rs 11 lakh, as per the report of Randstad Insights. Second position was secured by Pune with an average annual CTC at Rs 10 lakh. NCR occupies the 3rd position with an average annual CTC figure of a little under Rs 10 lakh. Mumbai has come fourth with an average annual CTC of Rs 9 lakh. Chennai (Rs 8 lakh), Hyderabad (a little under Rs 8 lakh) and Kolkata (around Rs 7 lakh) are the other three cities in the list of Indian cities paying the highest average salaries for professionals. Randstad Insights' report also states that professionals from pharma and healthcare industry are paid the highest in India with an average annual CTC of Rs 10 lakh across all levels and functions.

15. As per the recent survey, this state has the highest rate of crimes against SC/ST population.

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Bihar
C. West Bengal
D. Rajasthan
B. Bihar
Bihar reports the highest rate of crimes against SC/ST population, while West Bengal reports the lowest, according to latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau. For crimes against SCs specifically, Madhya Pradesh is highest at 43.4%, and WB is lowest at 6%. For crimes against the ST population specifically, Rajasthan is the highest at 12.9%, with WB being the lowest at 1.6%.

16. Which of the following plans to promote micro-enterprises in 115 aspirational districts across the country?

A. SIDBI
B. NABARD
C. SEBI
D. Exim Bank
A. SIDBI
Small Industries and Development Bank of India (SIDBI) announced a plan to promote micro-enterprises in 115 aspirational districts across the country. It has tied up with Common Service Centre (CSC). The 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' program, which was launched by the prime minister in January, aims to bring about socio-developmental changes in these backward districts.

17. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has tied up with ________ to work on a switch-based device in cars and buses to aid safety of women.

A. IIT Kanpur
B. IIT Bengaluru
C. IIT Bombay
D. IIT Delhi
D. IIT Delhi
The Ministry of Electronics and IT in partnership with IIT-Delhi is working on a switch-based device in cars and buses to aid safety of women. The proposed panic switch system when invoked will generate a loud alarm in the vehicle which will attract public attention. The system will include features such as authenticating the driver of the vehicles and a camera interface.

18. GNFC started its socio-economic Neem Project in ___________.

A. Rajasthan
B. Maharashtra
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Manipur
C. Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) started its socio-economic Neem Project in Amethi District, Uttar Pradesh. GNFC intends to collect 8,000 to 10,000 MT Neem seeds from the State. Using Neem as a key ingredient, GNFC has started producing Neem oil-based products such as Neem soap, handwash, shampoo etc.

19. The theme of World Haemophilia Day 2018 is ___________.

A. Improve Your Life
B. Together, We Care
C. Hear Their Voices
D. Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger
D. Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger
Every April 17 World Haemophilia Day is recognized worldwide to increase awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The theme of WHD 2018 is 'Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger'. World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) which chose to bring the community together on April 17 in honor of WFH founder Frank Schnabel's birthday.

20. Which pair won the silver medal in the squash mixed doubles event in Commonwealth Games 2018?

A. Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik
B. Harinder Pal Sandhu and Joshna Chinappa
C. Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa
D. Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa
A. Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik
India clinched the silver in the squash mixed doubles event for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games. Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal lost to Australia's Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart 0-2 in the final at Gold Coast. This was the fifth time Australia won the event at the Commonwealth Games.

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