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Current Affairs Questions and Answers for All Competitive Exams

1. International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on ..........
(a) 19th March 
(b) 21st March
(c) 24th March 
(d) 25th March
Answer & Explanation  :   D
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year.

2. Which of the following countries has become the first G7 country to sign up for China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road Initiative?
(a) Japan 
(b) France
(c) UK 
(d) Italy
Answer & Explanation  :   D
Italy has signed up for China's multibillion - dollar "Belt and Road Initiative", becoming the first Western European nation to jump on board despite scepticism from its EU counterparts and Washington.

3. How many African countries have participated in the field training exercise 'AFINDEX-19'?
(a) 10 
(b) 15 
(c) 17 
(d) 20
Answer & Explanation  :   C
The field training exercise 'AFINDEX-19' is the very first edition of the joint training conducted between India and Africa. It is being held from March 18 to March 27 at Aundh Military Station at Pune. Towards this end, the inaugural AfricaIndia field training exercise - 2019 (AFINDEX-19)", being held from March 18 to 27, is aimed at training the participating nations in "humanitarian mine action" (de-mining and other protocols to handle landmines and explosives) and UN peace - keeping operations in which India has decades of experience.
4. Jimmy Carter is now the longest living chief executive in .............. history.
(a) American 
(b) Israel
(c) France 
(d) UK
Answer & Explanation  :   A
Former US president Jimmy Carter has reached a milestone. Elected as the 39th President, Carter is now the longest living chief executive in American history. 

5. Union Government has exceeded its disinvestment target for the current fiscal by Rs 5,000 crore, taking the total proceeds to Rs ................. crore.
(a) 55,000 
(b) 65,000
(c) 75,000 
(d) 85,000
Answer & Explanation  :   D
Union Government has exceeded its disinvestment target for the current fiscal by Rs 5,000 crore, taking the total proceeds to Rs 85,000 crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

6. India's indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas has for the first time participated in aerial displays during the five-day Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in:
(a) Italy 
(b) Malaysia
(c) Vietnam 
(d) Indonesia
Answer & Explanation  :   B
India's indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas will for the first time participate in aerial displays during the five-day Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.

7. India on April 1 launched an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with ........ third party satellites.
(a) 28 
(b) 38
(c) 48 
(d) 50
Answer & Explanation  :   A
India on April 1 launched an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 third party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket, ISRO said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new variant of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will first put the 436 kg Emisat into a 749 km orbit.

8. Denmark's Joachim Persson has been banned for 18 months for offences linked to betting and match-fixing. He is associated with which of the following sports?
(a) Cricket 
(b) Hockey
(c) Badminton 
(d) Tennis
Answer & Explanation  :   C
Denmark's Joachim Persson has been banned for 18 months for offences linked to betting and match-fixing, the Badminton World Federation said.

9. The book titled 'Every Vote Counts' was written by:
(a) T. Sheshadri 
(b) Navin Chawla
(c) Hamid Ansari 
(d) K. Krishna Murthy
Answer & Explanation  :   B
The former Chief Election Commissioner of India Navin Chawla's latest book 'Every Vote Counts', was launched at New Delhi's Taj Mahal Hotel on Man Singh Road. Navin Chawla's book was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari.

10. World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on:
(a) March 21
(b) March 22
(c) March 23
(d) March 24
Answer & Explanation  :   D
World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24th March every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global epidemic.

11. Recently, NITI Aayog organized a daylong FinTech Conclave in:
(a) Mumbai 
(b) New Delhi
(c) Hyderabad 
(d) Bengaluru
Answer & Explanation  :   B
NITI Aayog organized a day-long FinTech Conclave in New Delhi.

12. Which of the following cities is the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis, hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the take-up of non-polluting cabs?
(a) Oslo 
(b) Zurich
(c) Paris 
(d) Stockholm
Answer & Explanation  :   A
Norway's capital Oslo is the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis, hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the take-up of non-polluting cabs.

13. The joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI -VI is being held between:
(a) India and Bhutan
(b) India and China
(c) India and Sri Lanka
(d) India and Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation  :   C
The joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI -VI between Indian & Sri Lanka Army is being held at Diyatalawa in Sri Lanka.

14. What is the rank of India on a global energy transition index, the annual list compiled by Geneva - based World Economic Forum (WEF)?
(a) 34th 
(b) 47th
(c) 63rd 
(d) 76th
Answer & Explanation  :   D
India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index. This annual list, compiled by Genevabased World Economic Forum (WEF), has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

15. Who has been appointed by the Reserve Bank of India as the chairman of 5-member committee to deepen digital payments and enhance financial inclusion  through Fintech?
(a) Anil Ambani
(b) Nandan Nilekani
(c) N. R. Narayana Murthy
(d) Azim Premji
Answer & Explanation  :   B
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has said that the central bank of the country has appointed 5 - member committee under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani to further deepen digital payments and enhance financial inclusion through Fintech.

16. Recently, Naresh Goyal and his spouse Anita Goyal resigned as directors from the board of which of the following international airlines?
(a) Go Air 
(b) Vistara Airlines
(c) Jet Airways 
(d) Indigo Airlines
Answer & Explanation  :   C
Ending a nearly two month-long struggle to remain in control, Jet Airways' power couple Naresh Goyal and his spouse Anita Goyal resigned as directors from the board of the company.

17. Which is the only wild ape found in India and also among the most endangered primates in the world?
(a) Mandrill
(b) Chimpanzee
(c) Western Hoolock Gibbon
(d) Diademed Sifaka
Answer & Explanation  :   C
The Western Hoolock Gibbon, the only wild ape found in India and also among the most endangered primates in the world, has found a safe haven thanks to the people of Meghalaya.

18. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched ....... satellites including the primary payload EMISAT, on the first of April 2019.
(a) 16
(b) 20 
(c) 29 
(d) 34
Answer & Explanation  :   C
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 29 satellites including the primary payload EMISAT, on the first of April

19. Which country won the 2019 badminton Asia mixed team championships?
(a) China 
(b) Japan
(c) India 
(d) Nepal
Answer & Explanation  :   A
China won the 2019 badminton Asia mixed team championships by defeating Japan 3-2 in the final.


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