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Current Affairs Quiz 14th & 15th April 2024

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article, Daily Current Affairs Today 14th & 15th April, 2024

 

Question 1:

Who was featured on the cover of Newsweek, marking a significant first since Indira Gandhi?

A) Narendra Modi

B) Manmohan Singh

C) Sonia Gandhi

D) Amit Shah

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Narendra Modi

  • Explanation: Narendra Modi was featured on Newsweek’s cover, a noteworthy event as he is the first Indian Prime Minister to be featured since Indira Gandhi.

 

 

Question 2:

What type of vehicles did India donate to Nepal?

A) Motorcycles

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B) School Buses and Ambulances

C) Electric Cars

D) Fire Trucks

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) School Buses and Ambulances

  • Explanation: India donated 35 ambulances and 66 school buses to Nepal, enhancing its healthcare and education infrastructure.

 

 

Question 3:

Who has been appointed as the Joint Director of CBI?

A) Anurag Kumar

B) Rakesh Asthana

C) Alok Verma

D) Rajiv Jain

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Anurag Kumar

  • Explanation: Anurag Kumar, a senior IPS officer, was appointed as the Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

Question 4:

What major amendment was made to the India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement?

A) Increase in taxes on software exports

B) Introduction of a principal purpose test

C) Decrease in withholding tax rates

D) Exemption of capital gains tax

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Introduction of a principal purpose test

  • Explanation: The amendment includes a principal purpose test designed to combat tax avoidance and ensure treaty benefits are given for genuine transactions.

 

 

Question 5:

Which organization has introduced service charges for AePS transactions?

A) RBI

B) SBI

C) HDFC Bank

D) India Post Payments Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D) India Post Payments Bank

  • Explanation: India Post Payments Bank has implemented service charges for transactions made via the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System.

 

 

Question 6:

What is the coal production target set by the Indian government for FY25?

A) 150 million tonnes

B) 170 million tonnes

C) 200 million tonnes

D) 220 million tonnes

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) 170 million tonnes

    • Explanation: The government aims to produce 170 million tonnes of coal from captive and commercial blocks in the fiscal year 2025.

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Question 7:

What is the title of Salman Rushdie’s upcoming memoir?

A) Midnight’s Children

B) Satanic Verses

C) Knife

D) Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Knife

      • Explanation: Salman Rushdie’s new memoir, “Knife,” details his recovery from a stabbing attack and emphasizes his commitment to free speech.

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Question 8:

What new role is Supreme Court Justice Aniruddha Bose taking on?

A) Chief Justice of India

B) Director of the National Judicial Academy

C) Governor of West Bengal

D) Head of the Law Commission

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Director of the National Judicial Academy

        • Explanation: Justice Aniruddha Bose has been appointed as the director of the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal.

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Question 9:

What significant step towards defense self-reliance has India achieved?

A) Development of an indigenous aircraft carrier

B) Successful test of an indigenous anti-tank missile

C) Launch of a homegrown space shuttle

D) Production of its own nuclear submarines

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Successful test of an indigenous anti-tank missile

          • Explanation: The DRDO and Indian Army have successfully conducted trials of the indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile system.

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Question 10:

What is the purpose of International Turban Day?

A) To celebrate Indian independence

B) To honor Sikh heritage and promote intercultural understanding

C) To recognize contributions of Turban-wearing sports figures

D) To fundraise for religious organizations

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) To honor Sikh heritage and promote intercultural understanding

            • Explanation: International Turban Day is observed to highlight the cultural and religious significance of turbans in Sikhism and to promote global intercultural understanding.

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Question 11:

Who hosted the first trilateral summit among the US, Japan, and the Philippines?

A) Donald Trump

B) Joe Biden

C) Barack Obama

D) Kamala Harris

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Joe Biden

              • Explanation: President Joe Biden hosted the inaugural trilateral summit at the White House, focusing on regional security issues.

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Question 12:

Who is the new Secretary of the Department of Posts?

A) Vandita Kaul

B) Anil Sinha

C) Gita Gopinath

D) Rajesh Khullar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Vandita Kaul

                • Explanation: Vandita Kaul, a veteran in financial services, has been appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Posts.

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Question 13:

What milestone operation is noted for the Indian Air Force’s role in securing high-altitude territories?

A) Operation Blue Star

B) Operation Vijay

C) Operation Meghdoot

D) Operation Parakram

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Operation Meghdoot

                  • Explanation: Operation Meghdoot involved the Indian Air Force in a critical role to secure the Siachen Glacier, showcasing their high-altitude operational capabilities.

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Question 14:

Who was honored as South Asian Person of the Year by Harvard?

A) Priyanka Chopra

B) Mindy Kaling

C) Avantika Vandanapu

D) Norah Jones

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Avantika Vandanapu

                    • Explanation: Avantika Vandanapu was recognized by Harvard as South Asian Person of the Year for her artistic contributions and promoting South Asian representation in media.

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Question 15:

What is the significant contribution of India to quantum technology celebrated on World Quantum Day?

A) Launch of a quantum satellite

B) Development of a quantum computer

C) Start of the National Quantum Mission

D) Opening of a quantum research institute

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Start of the National Quantum Mission

                      • Explanation: On World Quantum Day, India celebrated the start of the National Quantum Mission, aiming to become a leader in quantum science and technology.

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