Current Affairs MCQ 14-15 Apr,2018

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1. This movie bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 65th National Film Awards 2017.
A. Aalorukkam
B. Ladhakh
C. Murakhiya
D. Dhappa
D.  DHAPPA
Marathi movie 'Dhappa' bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration, while 'Ladhakh' was declared the Best Regional Film at the 65th National Film Awards. Apart from this, Malayalam Movie 'Aaalorukkam', directed by V.C.Abhilash, was awarded the Best Film on Social Issues. Jayaraj was awarded the Best Direction in the Feature Film category for the movie 'Bhayanakam' and Nagraj Manjule won the award for the Best Direction in the Non Feature Film Category.

2. ___________ becomes India's Youngest CWG Gold Medalist.
A. Anish Bhanwala
B. Anjum Moudgil
C. Neeraj Kumar
D. Divya Kakran
A. Anish Bhanwala
Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala from Haryana has created history by becoming the country's youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) at the age of just 15. He achieved the feat after winning gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. He created a Games record with a score of 30 to finish at the top of the podium in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 13, 2018. Beside him, Tejaswini Sawant also made a Games record to claim the Women's 50-metre Rifle-3 Positions Gold. Anjum Moudgil won the Silver in the event. It was Tejaswini's second medal as she had clinched a Silver in the 50-metre Rifle Prone event earlier.

3. Which cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women?
A. Egypt
B. Qatar
C. UAE
D. Kuwait
C. UAE
With a vision to bring more females into its workforce, United Arab Emirates' cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women. This decision is a part of UAE Government efforts to narrow the gender gap. In context of this news, it is important to note that UAE ranked 120 out of 144 countries overall in the 2017 World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report. In context of this news, it is important to note that UAE ranked 120 out of 144 countries overall in the 2017 World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report.

4. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh has been re-appointed as MD & CEO of this bank.
A. Bandhan Bank
B. Mudra bank
C. RBL Bank
D. Catholic Syrian Bank
A. Bandhan Bank
Chandra Shekhar Ghosh has been re-appointed as managing director and CEO of Bandhan Bank for a three year term from 10thJuly 2018. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh's re-appointment is subject to regulatory clearances. It was approved by Bandhan Bank board recently. Bandhan Bank was listed on 27 March 2018. Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh was appointed to this post in July 2015. Bandhan Bank had recently announced the resignation of its part-time, non-executive chairman Ashoke Kumar Lahiri.

5. Sripriya Ranganathan appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the ___________.
A. Hong Kong
B. Taiwan
C. South Korea
D. Thailand
C. South Korea
Sripriya Ranganathan was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea. Sripriya Ranganathan is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1994 batch. She is at present Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. She has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea. She will take up the new assignment soon.

6. With with country US, UK launch air strikes in Syria.
A. Itlay
B. France
C. Spain
D. Switzerland
B. France
The US has launched air strikes in Syria along with the UK and France, in response to the chemical attack that killed dozens of people last week. Explosions were reported in Syria's capital Damascus, moments after US President Donald Trump announced the military action. The US intends to "sustain [the strikes] until Syrian regime stops its use of chemical weapons".

7. What is the name of Former deputy governor at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) joins Bandhan Bank board recently?
A. Shyamala Gopinath
B. Viral V. Acharya
C. N. S. Vishwanathan
D. Harun Rasid Khan
D. Harun Rasid Khan
Former deputy governor at Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Harun Rasid Khan, has joined Bandhan Bank board. Harun Rasid Khan joined the board of Bandhan Bank two weeks ago. He has replaced PK Saha in Bandhan Bank board. He had headed RBI's vision on payment system. He had handled financial market, foreign exchange, financial inclusion, etc. in RBI. He served as deputy governor of RBI from 2011 to 2016.

8. Which movie bagged the best film award at the 65th National Film Awards for 2017?
A. Newton
B. Village Rockstar
C. Nagarkirtan
D. Water Baby
B. Village Rockstar
The 65th National Film Awards for 2017 were announced at PIB Conference Room, Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on April 13, 2018. In it, Assamese Film 'Village Rockstar' bagged the best film award, while 'Newton' has been selected as the Best Hindi Film. The National award for Best Actress is given to Sri Devi posthumously for her role in the film 'Mom' and the Best Actor (Male) award goes to Riddhi Sen for his role in Bengali film 'Nagarkirtan'. 'Water Baby' directed by Pia Shah, won the Best Debut Film of a Director in the Non Feature Film category. The award ceremony for the 65th National Film Awards will be held on May 3, 2018. The National Film Awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.

9. Who of the following has been appointed as the chairman of Bank Board Bureau recently?
A. Pradip P Shah
B. Bhanu Pratap Sharma
C. Vedika Bhandarkar
D. D. Subbarao
D. D. Subbarao
Former DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training) Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma was appointed the Chairman of Banks Board Bureau (BBB) by the government. Bhanu Pratap Sharma succeeds Vinod Rai. Vinod Rai was appointed as the first chairman of BBB for a period of two years. Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said that, Bhanu Pratap Sharma will be given the same mandate as that of Vinod Rai.

10. India ranks ___________ in the latest 2018 Index of Economic Freedom.
A. 120th
B. 125th
C. 119th
D. 130th
D. 130th
India with an economic freedom score of 54.5 points has been ranked 130th in the latest annual Index of Economic Freedom released by a top American think-tank the Heritage Foundation. As per 2018 Index, India is developing into an open-market economy, but traces of its past autarkic policies remain. The Index covers 12 freedoms - from property rights to financial freedom - in 186 countries. It is a helpful tool for a variety of audiences, including academics, policymakers, journalists, students, teachers, and those in business and finance. The index is topped by Hong Kong, followed by Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia.

11. World's first long-distance electric bus line begins in ___________.
A. Japan
B. Paris
C. Singapore
D. Malaysia
B. Paris
World's first long-distance electric bus line began service on April 12, 2018 in Paris, France. This bus line has been presented by Flixbus, a brand which offers intercity bus service in Europe. It will link Paris to France's northern city of Amiens, undertaking a 160 kilometres journey within two hours. This 49-seater bus has a maximum travel range of 250 kilometres. Its batteries can be fully charged in 5 hours.

12. Which movie conferred with the Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film of a Director at the 65th National Film Awards for 2017?
A. Sinjar
B. Bhayanakam
C. Mom
D. Irada
A. Sinjar
At the 65th National Film Awards for 2017, the Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director was given to the Jasari language movie 'Sinjar' directed by Pampally. The Best Film Critic award was given to Giridhar Jha for his writings covering vast horizon of Hindi cinema with authenticity and originality. The best Children's film was given to the Marathi Movie Mhorkya, directed by Amar Bharat Deokar. A.R Rahman was awarded the Best Music Direction award for the movie 'Kaatru Veliyidai'.

13. Who become the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games?
A. Pinki Jangra
B. Laishram Sarita Devi
C. Sarjubala Devi
D. Mary Kom
D. Mary Kom
Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom has become the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Mary Kom achieved the feat after defeating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the 45-48kg category final at Gold Coast. The 35-year-old boxer from Manipur is participating in her maiden Commonwealth Games.

14. India has recently signed pact with which country to promote mineral exploration?
A. Morocco
B. Germany
C. France
D. Brazil
A. Morocco
India has inked a pact with Morocco under which focus would be laid on evaluation of potential mineral resources and promoting exploration and mining through participation of both public and private sector. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in New Delhi on April 12, 2018 after the bilateral discussions between Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his counterpart Aziz Rabbah of Morocco. the focus of the MoU is on the development of the geological infrastructure for Geoscience Maps and geochemical maps, strengthening geological research and evaluation of the potential of mineral resources.

15. Who has become the first-ever Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth Games? 
A. Manika Batra
B. Mouma Das
C. Madhurika Patkar
D. Seresthi Das
A. Manika Batra
Manika Batra has created history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She defeated Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 in the final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 on April 14, 2018. Apart from her, Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan settled for Silver in men’s doubles. Besides guiding India to team gold, Batra had paired up with veteran Mouma Das to win the country’s maiden women’s doubles silver. Batra also claimed mixed doubles bronze in table tennis with Sathiyan.

16. Who has become the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold at the Commonwealth Games? 
A. Devendra Jhajharia
B. Neeraj Chopra
C. Davinder Singh Kang
D. Kashinath Naik
B. Neeraj Chopra
In Athletics, 20-year old Neeraj Chopra has become the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, pulling off a season’s best effort of 86.47 metres in the final, at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 on April 14, 2018.

17. Ram Kumar, who passed recently, was associated with which field? 
A. Painting
B. Film Industry
C. Sports
D. Law
A. Painting
Ram Kumar (94), the noted Indian painter, has passed away on April 14, 2018. He was known for his abstract landscapes. A modernist, he was associated with the Progressive Artists’ Group comprising M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, H.A.Gade, S.H.Raza and others. The seminal group gave a new direction to Indian art by introducing a fresh idiom. Kumar was honored with Padma Shri by in 1972 and Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh government in 1986.

18. Who has become first Indian woman boxer to win a Commonwealth Gold? 
A. Sarjubala Devi
B. Sarita Devi
C. Mary Kom
D. Pinki Jangra
C. Mary Kom
In Boxing events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, five-time world champion and Olympic Bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom won a gold medal by defeating Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara 5-0 in the 48-kg final on April 14, 2018. With this, Mary Kom has become the first Indian woman boxer to win a Commonwealth Gold. Gaurav Solanki joined the top-finishers’ group in the first set of finals, when he picked up the Gold in 52 kg. Amit Panghal (49kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) settled for Silver medals after losing closely-contested bouts. Boxer Vikas Krishan won gold in 75 kg category. In shooting, Sanjeev Rajput won the gold medal in the men’s 50 metre rifle 3 positions event with a games record at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

19. Who 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.

20. Who is the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018? 
A. Manika Batra
B. Saina Nehwal
C. Mary Kom
D. Heena Sidhu
C. Mary Kom
Veteran Boxer M C Mary Kom, who claimed a Gold on debut at the Commonwealth Games (CWG), is the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of 21st Gold Coast CWG on April 15, 2018. In the overall analysis, the Indian contingent will return with 66 medals, just two medals more than the total of 64 they won in the last Games held in 2014 at Glasgow. But the Gold medal tally of 26 this time is significantly higher than the figure of 15 won in the last edition

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