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Current Affairs MCQ Questions 2018 March 05 Set-1


Name the para-swimmer who was suspended for 3 years by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) due to allegations of recording videos of female para-swimmers at the National Championships 2017 in Jaipur?


a. Sharat Gayakwad
b. Devendra Jhajharia
c. Mariyapan Thangavelu
d. Deepa Malik
e. Prasanta Karmakar


Name the Union territory that joined UDAY (Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) Scheme recently?


a. Union territory of Lakshadweep
b. Union territory of Delhi
c. Union territory of Andaman & Nicobar
d. Chandigarh
e. Gujarat


Neelabh Mishra, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?


a. Sports
b. Law
c. Journalism
d. Film Industry


Recently, CSIR has signed MoU with IORA to designate CIMAP as coordinating center on medicinal plants. Where is the headquarters of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)?


a. Lucknow 
b. Jaipur
c. Bhopal
d. Delhi


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed a limit of Rs. ___________ for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to go long in Interest Rate Futures (IRFs)?


a. 1000 lakh
b. 5000 lakh
c. 1000 crore
d. 2500 crore
e. 5000 crore


The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ will be held in which country?


a. Nigeria
b. South Sudan
c. Egypt 
d. Tunisia


The 7th Meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations was recently held in which city?


a. Kanpur
b. Shimla
c. Kathmandu
d. New Delhi


The Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank has started operations. As per which section of the Banking Regulation Act 1949, the RBI issued licence to the bank?


a. Section 23 (1)
b. Section 24 (1)
c. Section 22 (1)
d. Section 21 (1)


The Assam government will observe ‘Rhino Day’ on which date to generate public awareness on protection of the one-horned pachyderm?


a. September 21
b. September 22
c. September 23
d. September 24


The Central institute of Psychiatry is located in which city?


a. Shimla
b. Pune
c. Ranchi 
d. Kolkata


The Indian Navy will host the multi-national MILAN series of exercises in which state/UT?


a. Daman & Diu
b. Gujarat
c. West Bengal
d. Andaman and Nicobar islands


The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels (ICSB-2018) will be organized in which city?


a. Patna
b. Guwahati
c. New Delhi
d. Shillong


The Jawahar Sagar Dam is built across which river in Rajasthan?


a. Tapti river
b. Chambal river
c. Narmada river
d. Son river


The moon is about to get its first mobile phone network in 2019. Vodafone Germany, Nokia and Audi was jointly working to support this project. They have decided to build which network there?


a. 2G
b. 3G
c. 4G
d. 5G
e. None of the above


The Nimoo Bazgo Power Project (NBPP) is located in which state?


a. Himachal Pradesh
b. Jammu & Kashmir
c. Punjab
d. Uttar Pradesh


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently launched the Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs. The NBFC Ombudsman will have office in which of the following cities?


a. Kolkata
b. Chennai
c. New Delhi
d. All of the above


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently raised currency derivative trade limit to how much amount for residents and foreign portfolio investors?


a. $150 million
b. $200 million
c. $50 million
d. $100 million


The Tamil Nadu government has tied up with which software company to accelerate cloud technology adoption?


a. Alphabet
b. Tata
c. Infosys
d. Microsoft


The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of NFRA to oversee auditors. What does ‘NFRA’ stands for?


a. National Fund Reporting Authority
b. National Financial Reporting Authority
c. National Finance Reporting Authority
d. National File Reporting Authority


The Union Government has launched 2nd project of Swajal Yojana in which state?


a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Rajasthan 
c. Chattisgarh
d. Gujarat


The world’s largest solar park has launched in which state?


a. Odisha
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Rajasthan
d. Karnataka


TSR Subramanian, who passed away recently, was the well-known former secretary in which department of India?


a. Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha
b. National Security Adviser
c. Cabinet Secretary of India
d. Secretary-General of the Rajya Sabha


Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond the 12th Plan period (2012-2017) for three years up to 2019-20. What is the fund allocated for this purpose?


a. Rs 4000 crore
b. Rs 4500 crore
c. Rs 5000 crore
d. Rs 5500 crore
e. Rs 6000 crore


Vijayendra Saraswathi has become the 70th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. The Hindu monastic institution is located in which state?


a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Karnataka


Vinesh Phogat has bagged silver in which freestyle category at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championship in Kyrgyzstan?


a. 65kg
b. 54kg
c. 50kg
d. 59kg

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