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April 03, 2019 - Daily Current Affairs Quiz

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1. Indian Army constructed longest suspension bridge built over Indus River at Choglamsar village in Leh (260-feet long), in just 40 days, named ________________. It will provide connectivity to remote areas of Ladakh and help residents of largest villages in Ladakh.

None of These

2. India signed an agreement with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) for setting up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in ________________ (East Africa) to enhance capacity in areas of agro-financing and entrepreneurship development for African countries.

None of These

3. One97 Communications' wealth management arm __________________ received Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approval to start stock broking services such as ability to trade in equities and cash segments, derivatives, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) among other exchange-traded products.

Paytm Money
None of These

4. Gairdner Foundation named Indian Origin person Vikram Patel among 7 recepeints of _________________ Gairdner Award 2019, for his research career raising global profile of mental health problems. Laureates receive a $100,000 cash honorarium.


5. 19th edition of the bird survey in Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary in _______________, 2 new birds species were spotted, among total 152 species that were spotted. New species spotted were Woolly-necked stork and White-bellied drongo, both dry-land species.

Andhra Pradesh
None of These

6. Central Govt. has set up a tribunal, headed by Justice Chander Shekhar of _______________ HC, to adjudicate if there exists sufficient cause to ban Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-Yasin Malik (JKLF-Y) faction.

None of These

7. United Nations Appointed Nicholas Koumjian (USA) as head of Independent Investigative Mechanism for _____________________, established by Human Rights Council in September 2018.

None of These

8. ______________ approved sale of 24 multi-role MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.6 billion, boosting Indian Navy's anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare operationns.

None of These

9. Supreme Court struck down RBI's February 12, 2018 order on non-performing assets, as a result of which all cases referred to or admitted under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) due to RBI order would now be cancelled.

  1. RBI circular referred all large distressed accounts with debt in excess of Rs ______________ crore to IBC if they remained unresolved within 6 months of the first day of default. 
  2. This caused an uproar among power producers who challenged the circular by claiming that they were a special industry and their woes stemmed from poor coal linkage, unprofitable long-term power purchase agreements and long-standing dues from state distribution companies – for all of which they rightly held sovereign responsible.
  3. Several other entities from several industries also stood against the RBI Circular.
  4. RBI circular sourced its power from Section 35AA of Banking Regulation (Amendment) Act of 2017. It states that central government may authorise RBI to issue directions to any banking company or banking companies to initiate insolvency resolution process in respect of a default, under provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.
None of These

10. RBI has set limits for Ways and Means Advances (WMA) for the first half of FY 2019-20 (April 2019 to September 2019) at Rs ______________________ crores.

  1. WMA is temporary loan facility provided by RBI to centre and state governments, introduced in 1997.
  2. WMA needs to be vacated after 90 days. Interest rate for WMA is currently charged at repo rate (6 % as on 09-04-2019).
  3. RBI provides an overdraft facility when the WMA limit is breached. The overdraft is not allowed beyond 10 consecutive working days. b Interest rate on overdrafts would be 2 % more than repo rate.
  4. There are two types of WMA – Special and Normal WMA.
    1. Special WMA is provided against collateral of government securities held by State Government.
    2. After exhaustion of special WMA limit, State Government are provided with a normal WMA which is based on a 3 year average of actual revenue and capital expenditure of state.
None of These

11. __________________ launched India-focused fact-checking feature to combat fake news and rumours, enabling Users to check authenticity of information received on platform by reporting forward to number +91-9643-000-888. Response will indicate if information is classified as ‘true’, ‘false’, ‘misleading’, ‘disputed’ or ‘out of scope’.

None of These

12. US based Health Effects Institute (HEI) and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released report State of Global Air-2019 -

  1. Report indicates that India and China are collectively accounted for more than fifty percent of global 5 million deaths due to air pollution.
  2. India specific findings -
    1. Major PM2.5 sources in India include household burning of solid fuels; dust from construction, roads, and other activities; industrial and power plant burning of coal; brick production; transportation; and diesel-powered equipment.
    2. Approx 84.6 Crore people in India and 45.2 crore in China are exposed to household air pollution in 2017.
  3. Globally -
    1. Less developed countries suffer PM2.5 exposures that are four to five times those of more-developed countries.
    2. 5 countries with lowest national PM2.5 exposure levels - __________________________, USA, Norway, Estonia, Iceland
The Netherlands
None of These

13. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2019 Global Report on Food Crises report -

  1. Around _________________________ crore people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.
  2. Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are in just 8 countries - Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 
  3. 13 countries (including North Korea and Venezuela) are not in analysis because of data gaps.

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