Current Affairs Quiz – 17 April 2019

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  1. Which among the following organisations have launched the first ever pseudo-token named “Learning Coin” to educate its employee about blockchain?
    I. World Bank
    II. International Monetary Fund
    III. World Economic Forum
    A) Only I
    B) Only II & III
    C) Both I &  II
    D) Both I & III
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have launched their own private blockchain and digital currency network on April 12 to familiarize staff with the concepts of cryptographic assets such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). The new pseudo-token has been named as “Learning Coin” and has no real value. The purpose of such token is to generate understanding among relevant employees within the organizations about blockchain technology in the real world.
  2. When is the World Hemophilia Day celebrated?
    A) April 14
    B) April 16
    C) April 15
    D) April 17
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Every year the World Hemophilia Day is observed internationally on April 17 to raise awareness and understanding about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The theme for 2019 World Hemophilia Day is “Reaching out – connect to your community”.
  3. The second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy (IN – VPN BILAT EX) took place at which of the given areas?
    A) Cam Ranh Bay
    B) Agatti Island
    C) Binh Ba Island
    D) Campbell Bay
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy (IN – VPN BILAT EX) was held off  Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam from April 13 to April 16, 2019. 
  4. The novel titled “Quichotte” has been written by__________
    A) Taslima Nasrin
    B) Arundhati Roy
    C) Salman Rushdie
    D) V.S. Naipaul
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s new novel “Quichotte”will be released in August 2019. This will be the 14th book of the Booker prize-winning author and will be published at Jonathan Cape in the UK on 29 August 2019.
  5. How many Indians have been listed in the list of Time 100 Most Influential People 2019?
    A) One
    B) Three
    C) Five
    D) Seven
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    TIME magazine has released the Time 100 Most Influential People 2019 list. Three Indians have been named in the list. Mukesh Ambani has been named in the list along with Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy.
  6. Which bank has launched the ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ account-opening facility for NRIs?
    A) AXIS Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    IDBI Bank has launched the ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ account-opening facility for NRIs to open an account in IDBI Bank without submitting paper documents. 
  7. Son of late ND Tiwari, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, who passed away recently, was the member of which political party?
    A) BSP
    B) Indian National Congress
    C) BJP
    D) AAP
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of late Uttarakhand Chief Minister N D Tiwari passed away. He was 40. In January 2017, Rohit Shekhar had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  8. Name the third offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard commissioned recently
    A) ICGS Veera
    B) ICGS Saraswati
    C) ICGS Mayur
    D) ICGS Vedanta
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship Veera on April 15, 2019 at Naval Jetty at the dockyard in Visakhapatnam.  Veera is the third in the series of seven offshore patrol vessels of the Coast Guard being built by L&T Ship Building at its facility at Kattupalli in Chennai. 
  9. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the State of Palestine?
    A) Saeb Erekat
    B) Rami Hamdallah
    C) Mahmoud Abbas
    D) Mohammad Shtayyeh
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh as the new Prime Minister of the country with effect from April 14, 2019.
  10. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall has recently been launched in which country?
    A) China
    B) Singapore
    C) Norway
    D) United Arab Emirates
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Named as, HSBC Rain Vortex, the waterfall is said to be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall situated at Singapore’s Changi Airport. It is 130-foot-tall and can channel 10,000 gallons of water per minute situated 
  11. Which Indian Public Sector lender has become the first to shift to EMV chip cards as per RBI Mandate?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Syndicate Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India had mandated all banks to migrate the magnetic strip based ATM/Debit cards to EMV chip-and-PIN payment cards by December 31, 2018. Canara Bank in association with ACI Worldwide has announced that Canara Bank has successfully rolled out major new functionality for this, to support EMV card across its ATM network. 
  12. How many countries are the member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?
    A) 38
    B) 42
    C) 26
    D) 54
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    FATF has 38 member countries. Applicants can open an account online by submitting the required documents online on the banks’ website and selecting their branch

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