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Current Affairs 2019 in English | April 2019 Current Affairs

1. Which city has became the most  polluted city in the world as per the WHO report titled “Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019”?
1) Patna
2) Gaya
3) Kanpur
4) Faridabad

2. Under which article did Election Commission has banned the displaying of any biopic or publicity material during election time?
1) Article 374
2) Article 414
3) Article 294
4) Article 324

3. Where was the India’s first ’Voter Park’ inaugurated to create awareness about the electoral process among the voters?
1) Hyderabad, Maharashtra
2) Nagpur, Maharashtra
3) Faridabad, Haryana
4) Gurugram, Haryana

4. Which of the following initiative was launched by Microsoft to preserve traditional weaving forms in India?
1) Weavedraft
2) WeaveIt
3) ReWeave
4) Antaran

5. What is the name of the policy, which has received the approval from cabinet for the extension of its duration from April 1, 2019 until further orders?
1) Drug policy of India-2013
2) Energy policy of India-2014
3) New Urea Policy-2015
4) National Policy on Education 2016

6. Which launch vehicle, received approval from cabinet for continuation of its Phase 4 programme that consists of 5 rocket flights during 2021-2024 ?
1) Satellite Launch Vehicle(SLV)
2) Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV)
3) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
4) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV)

7. Where was the Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ’Veera’ commissioned?
1) Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
3) Kochi, Kerala
4) Vijayanarayanapuram, Tamil Nadu

8. Where was the Debrief of Indian Navy coastal defence exercise “Sea Vigil”, chaired by Vice Admiral MS Pawar held?
1) Chennai
2) Kolkata
3) Cochin
4) New Delhi

9. Which two countries, acceded to improve the bilateral cooperation in various fields including political, economic scientific and cultural cooperation during the Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi?
1) India and Canada
2) India and Netherlands
3) India and USA
4) India and France

10. What is the name of the organisation that has framed a new rule to launch electronic information exchange between ships and ports?
1) International Maritime Law Institute
2) World Maritime University
3) European Maritime Safety Agency
4) International Maritime Organisation

11. Where was the 21st ASEANIndia Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) held to strengthen maritime sector between Indian and the ASEAN countries?
1) Vientiane, Laos
2) New Delhi, India
3) Jakarta, Indonesia
4) Phnom Penh, Cambodia

12. In which city G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors 2019 annual spring meeting was held?
1) Washington DC, U.S.A
2) Seoul, South Korea
3) Bras lia, Brazil
4) Moscow, Russia

13. Which country was selected as the Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019?
1) Srilanka
2) Thailand
3) India
4) Bangladesh

14. To enhance which sector India and Denmark have signed an agreement?
1) Renewable energy
2) Safety and Health
3) Infrastructure
4) Weather and Climate Science

15. Which country has signed an agreement with India to develop a concrete deliberated plan in the area of biotechnology education, training and research?
1) UK
2) Brazil
3) Swedan
4) Norway

16. What is the theme under which India and Republic of Korea jointly issue the Postage Stamp?
1) 10th Anniversary of India and Korea
2) Hibiscus with Rice 1946
3) Queen Hur Hwang-ok of Korea
4) Gold Crown of the Silla Dynasty 1946

17. Which country is set to host the World’s first Artificial Intelligence Summit to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society?
1) Japan
2) China
3) USA
4) UAE

18. ’Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerych wyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ or Llanfairpwll railway station has become the world’s longest railway station name by an alphabet is from which country?
1) Wales
2) Northern Ireland
3) Scotland
4) England

19. To which organization India owed USD 38 million(highest amount) for peacekeeping operations?
1) United Nation
2) World Trade Organization
3) North Atlantic Trade Organisation (NATO)
4) Association of Southeast Asian Nations

20. In which city, the first African artificial Intelligence (AI) laboratory launched by tech giant Google?
1) Monrovia, Liberia
2) Bamako, Mali
3) Abuja, Nigeria
4) Accra, Ghana

21. To what percent the bank credit rose to for the fortnight to March 29 according to Reserve Bank of India?
1) 13.24%
2) 11.42%
3) 12.31%
4) 14.21%


22. Which bank has recognised as the number 1 bank by customers in India as per the first Forbes World’s Best Bank survey?
1) DBS Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) IDFC Bank

23. With which banking entity SBI has signed its first Co-Origination Loan Agreement for enhancing ’Agri’, ’MSME segment’ and small businesses?
1) Tangerine
2) PAISALO Digital Limited
3) First Direct
4) USAA

24. Which product can be procured using Google Pay after its partnership with Bullion refiner MMTC-PAMP India?
1) Gold
2) Foreign bonds
3) Shares
4) High-yield bonds

25. Which of the following digital payment entity has acquired a US-based financial technology, Wibmo for USD 70 million?
1) PayU
2) PayPal
3) GooglePay
4) Paytm

26. In which sector an MoU has been signed between Tata Trusts and Microsoft India to rejuvenate?
1) Handloom Clusters
2) Agriculture & Allied Sector
3) Manufacturing Sector
4) Forestry & Fishing Sector

27. Which entity has launched the India’s first Foreign Interactive Bird Park in Mumbai?
1) EsselWorld Leisure Pvt. Ltd.
2) Aquatica India Pvt. Ltd.
3) Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited
4) Tikuji-Ni-Wadi Pvt. Ltd.

28. Where was the 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific Congress 2019 organised by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) held?
1) Kolkata
2) Pune
3) Mumbai
4) New Delhi

29. Which country has received the highest ever sovereign loans worth USD 3 billion from Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
1) USA
2) Saudi Arabia
3) India
4) UAE

30. Which is the first Public Sector Bank in India that has shifted to EMV chip and PIN for card based transactions across the country’s vast ATM network?
1) Indian Bank
2) Canara Bank
3) Bank of Baroda
4) State Bank of India

31. Which country’s telecom satellite SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket carried out its first commercial launch by launching it?
1) Iran
2) Saudi Arabia
3) UAE
4) Oman

32. What is the name the telescope, which is used by astronomers to capture the first image of Black Hole?
1) Event Horizon Telescope
2) Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
3) Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope
4) Lunar-based ultraviolet telescope

33. Where did scientists have discovered the new species named “Homo luzonensis” that inhabited the Earth nearly 67,000 years ago?
1) Thailand
2) Indonesia
3) Philippines
4) Manila

34. In which Journal, does the discovery about the spectrometer that is used to detect dangerous chemicals was published recently?
1) JAMA
2) Discovery
3) Science
4) Nature Communications

35. What is the name of the World’s largest airplane that made its first test flight in California?
1) Spruce Goose
2) Stratolaunch Roc Tupolev Tu-160
4) Antonov An-124

36. Which country has developed World’s first armed amphibious drone boat ’Marine Lizard’? 
1) Israel
2) China
3) UK
4) India

37. What is the name of the world’s rarest giant softshell turtle that passed away in Suzhou Zoo China?
1) Yangtze
2) Iberian
3) Coahuilan
4) Alpaca

38. Who was appointed as the secretary of Defence Finance recently?
1) Sandeep Kumar Jha
2) Santosh Kumar Kataria
3) Hari Kumar Goyal
4) Gargi Kaul

39. Who was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)?
1) Najma Heptulla
2) Kafeel Ahmad
3) Najma Akhtar
4) Talat Ahmad

40. Who was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Palestine?
1) Mohammed Ishtayeh
2) Mahmoud Aloul
3) Mahmoud Abbas
4) Saeb Erekat

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