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Current Affairs Quiz 16th April 2024

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Question 1:

Who is set to succeed Lee Hsien Loong as Prime Minister of Singapore?

A) Ho Ching
B) Tharman Shanmugaratnam
C) Lawrence Wong
D) Halimah Yacob

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Lawrence Wong

  • Explanation: Lawrence Wong, the Deputy Prime Minister, has been announced as the successor to Lee Hsien Loong.

 

Question 2:

Where is the new glass skywalk located in Uttar Pradesh?

A) Noida
B) Lucknow
C) Agra
D) Chitrakoot

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D) Chitrakoot

  • Explanation: The new glass skywalk is located at the Tulsi (Shabari) Waterfall in Chitrakoot.

 

Question 3:

What unique feature does the Longte festival have?

A) Animal sacrifices
B) No animal sacrifices
C) Fireworks display
D) Night-time ceremonies

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) No animal sacrifices

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  • Explanation: The Longte festival is noted for not involving animal sacrifices, a unique feature among tribal festivals.

 

Question 4:

Who has been re-appointed as the IMF Managing Director?

A) Christine Lagarde
B) Jim Yong Kim
C) Kristalina Georgieva
D) David Malpass

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Kristalina Georgieva

  • Explanation: Kristalina Georgieva has been re-appointed for a new 5-year term as the IMF Managing Director starting October 2024.

 

Question 5:

What is the main theme of the book “The Law and Spirituality: Reconnecting the Bond”?

A) Crime and punishment
B) Law and its ethical implications
C) The intersection of law and spiritual practices
D) Historical legal systems

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) The intersection of law and spiritual practices

  • Explanation: The book explores the complex relationship between legal principles and spirituality.

 

Question 6:

Which organization has partnered with Bank of India to offer mortgage-backed home loans?

A) HDFC
B) IMGC
C) ICICI
D) SBI

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) IMGC

  • Explanation: India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) has partnered with Bank of India for this initiative.
  • Question 7:

    What was the inflation rate of India’s Wholesale Price Index in March 2024?

    A) 0.33% B) 0.53% C) 0.73% D) 0.93%

    Answer and Explanation

    Answer: B) 0.53%

    • Explanation: The inflation rate for the Wholesale Price Index in India was 0.53% in March 2024 compared to the previous year.

 

Question 8:

Who is credited with achieving the feat of hitting six sixes in an over in T20 International cricket?

A) Virat Kohli
B) Rohit Sharma
C) Dipendra Singh Airee
D) MS Dhoni

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Dipendra Singh Airee

  • Explanation: Dipendra Singh Airee accomplished this during a match against Qatar in the ACC Men’s T20I Premier Cup.

 

Question 9:

Who recently surpassed 5% ownership in Hindustan Unilever Limited?

A) Tata Group
B) Reliance Industries
C) Life Insurance Corporation of India
D) Adani Group

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Life Insurance Corporation of India

  • Explanation: LIC increased its stake in Hindustan Unilever from 4.99% to over 5%.

 

Question 10:

Which Kannada poet was honored with the World Literary Prize?

A) Kuvempu
B) U.R. Ananthamurthy
C) Mamta G. Sagar
D) Chandrashekhara Kambara

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Mamta G. Sagar

  • Explanation: Mamta G. Sagar received the prestigious award from the World Organization of Writers.

 

Question 11:

Which country’s athlete recently broke the men’s world record in discus throw?

A) USA
B) Germany
C) Lithuania
D) Sweden

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Lithuania

  • Explanation: Mykolas Alekna from Lithuania set a new world record in the discus throw.

 

Question 12:

What was the total number of T20 sixes hit by Rohit Sharma as of the latest IPL match?

A) 400
B) 450
C) 500
D) 550

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) 500

  • Explanation: Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to hit 500 sixes in T20 cricket.
  • Question 13:

    What is the new IPL highest team score set by Sunrisers Hyderabad?

    A) 263 runs B) 277 runs C) 287 runs D) 297 runs

    Answer and Explanation

    Answer: C) 287 runs

    • Explanation: Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new IPL record by scoring 287 runs against RCB.

 

Question 14:

Who passed away recently at the age of 78, a legendary figure in English cricket?

A) Ian Botham
B) Geoffrey Boycott
C) Derek Underwood
D) Mike Gatting

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Derek Underwood

  • Explanation: Derek Underwood, a celebrated English spinner, recently passed away.

 

Question 15:

What celestial event is becoming more visible as it nears the Sun in April 2024?

A) Halley’s Comet
B) Comet Pons-Brooks
C) Comet Hale-Bopp
D) The Leonids Meteor Shower

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Comet Pons-Brooks

  • Explanation: Comet Pons-Brooks is gaining visibility as it approaches its closest point to the Sun.

 

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