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April 01, 2019 - Daily Current Affairs Quiz

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1. ISRO Launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45).

  1. EMISAT is a satellite built around ISRO’s Mini Satellite-2 bus weighing about ______________________ kg. It is intended for electromagnetic spectrum measurement. EMISAT was put in a 748 km sun-synchronous polar orbit. 
  2. 28 international customer satellites, together weighing about 220 kg, are from four countries - Lithuania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and USA (24).
  3. In ISRO's next mission, PSLV-C46 will launch RISAT-2B in May 2019.
436
136
236
536
None of These


2. Merger of Bank of Baroda with Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank came into force from 1st April 2019, named as ‘Amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda Scheme 2019.

  1. Shareholders of Vijaya Bank will get 402 equity shares (Rs 2 each) of Bank of Baroda for every 1,000 shares held.
  2. Shareholders of Dena Bank will receive 110 equity shares (Rs 2 each) of Bank of Baroda for every 1,000 equity shares held.
  3. Post Merger, Bank of Baroda will have business of around Rs 15.4 trillion and advances and deposits market share of 6.9% and 7.4%, respectively. BOB will have 2.9 % of Current and Savings Accounts.
  4. BOB has become 3rd largest Bank in India, and 2nd largest PSB after SBI. _________________ is at 2nd place in terms of Business size. BOB now has over 9500 Branches. 
ICICI Bank
Axis Bank
HDFC Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
None of These


3. __________________ will allow visa-free entry to Indian nationals holding a valid US Visa, to promote both cultural and business ties. It was announced during President Ram Nath Kovind's recent visit.

Vietnam
Bolivia
Croatia
Chile
None of These


4. Indian Army recovered wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Roing district of ________________________, buried under five feet of snow. The patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for 8 days to trace out wreckage. 

Meghalaya
Assam
Tripura
Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh


5. NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a report on opportunities for automobile sector and government under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles II (FAME II) scheme, titled ‘India’s Electric Mobility Transformation: Progress to Date and Future Opportunities’.

  1. As per the report, If FAME II and other measures – in public and private space - are successful, India could realize EV sales penetration of 30% of private cars, 70% of commercial cars, 40% of buses and 80% of two and three-wheelers by _______________. Achieving these levels of market share by _________________ could generate cumulative savings of 846million tonnes of CO2 over the total deployedvehicles’ lifetime.
  2. FAME II scheme was notified by Cabinet in February 2019, to accelerate government’s commitment to a clean mobility future .
  3. Vehicles eligible under FAME II scheme can cumulatively save 5.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent over their lifetime worth Rs 17.2 thousand crores.
2025
2035
2030
2040
None of These


6. ___________________ Navy Held seven-nation Indian Ocean military exercise, starting in Sri Lanka and traveling to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore.

Australian
Russian
UK
USA
None of These


7. Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM) partnered with _________________ to enable customers of Reliance Mutual Fund to carry out voice-based financial transactions. RNAM is first Indian company to provide conversational interface that would help customers regarding funds transactions.

Facebook
Google
TCS
Microsoft
None of These


8. Department of Revenue imposed anti-dumping duty up to USD _____________________________ per tonne on import of certain solar cell components (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Sheet for Solar Module) from China, Malaysia, Saudia Arabia and Thailand for 5 years, to safeguard domestic players against cheap shipments.

1559
3559
5559
559
None of These


9. ___________________ launched its first second generational data relay satellite named Tianlian II-01, from Long March-3B Carrier rocket. It will provide, data relay, transmission services, measurement and control for manned spacecraft, satellites and carrier rockets.

China
Japan
Vietnam
Russia
None of These


10. Government extended deadline for linking PAN with biometric ID Aadhaar by 6 months till _________________ 30, as 6th extension for the same.

December
October
June
September
None of These


11. Apr 1 - Foundation Day of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI was formed on 1 April ___________________. Apr 1 is also observed as Utkal Divas, Foundation Day of Odisha (Formed in 1936).

1945
1925
1915
1935
None of These


12. AIFF President ___________________ become first Indian to be elected a member of FIFA Executive Council for a four-year period.

Sunil Chhetri
Praful Patel
Baichung Bhutia
Sardar Singh
None of These


13. ___________________ High Court Ordered not to mention caste of accused, victims or witnesses in proceedings before court. HC stated that mentioning caste separately in criminal proceedings is a colonial legacy and requires to be stopped henceforth, as the Constitution guarantees a casteless and classless society.

Allahabad
Delhi
Guwahati
Bombay
Punjab and Haryana


14. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed Hump-backed Mahseer as Critically Endangered in Red List of Threatened Species. Hump-backed Mahseer is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish and is referred to as tiger of the water, found only in _______________ river basin including Pambar, Kabini and Bhavani rivers.

Cauvery
Indus
Satluj
Ganga
None of These


15. Earth Hour 2019 witnessed on ____________________, 2019, by turning off lights at 8:30 pm local time for an hour as a call for global action on climate change. The theme of Earth Hour 2019 is #Connect2Earth. Earth Hour is held annually by encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.

March 20
March 11
March 25
March 30
None of These


16. India Open Badminton 2019 (New Delhi) -

  1. Men's Singles - Viktor Axelsen (_________________________), Beating India's Kidambi Srikkanth in Final.
  2. Women's Singles - Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
  3. Men's Doubles - Chinese Taipei's Lee Yang AND Wang Chi-lin
  4. Women's Doubles - Indonesia's Greysia Polii AND Apriyani Rahayu
  5. Mixed Doubles - China'S Wang Yilü AND Huang Dongping
USA
Russia
Denmark
Australia
None of These


17. ____________ Ministry of Education has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match the set criteria , as a relief for Indians there. _________ equivalency on Indian degrees is mandatory for Indians to work there.

USA
UAE
Russia
UK
None of These


18. 2019 Miami Open Tennis (USA) -

  1. Men's Singles - Roger Federer (Switzerland), Defeated John Ishner (USA). It was Roger Federer's __________________ career title. He is now behind only America's Jimmy Connors with 109 career singles titles.
  2. Women's Singles - Ashleigh Barty (Australia), defeated Karolína Plíšková (Czech Republic)
  3. Men's Doubles - USA's Bob Bryan AND Mike Bryan
  4. Women's Doubles - Elise Mertens (Belgium) AND Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
111th
101st
107th
103rd
None of These




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