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Current Affairs Quiz 20th April 2024

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Question 1:

What is the Permanent Education Number (PEN) used for?

A) Teacher identification

B) School evaluations

C) Student identification

D) Curriculum management

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Student identification

  • Explanation: PEN, or Permanent Education Number, is a unique identifier assigned to every student to facilitate easier transitions between schools.

 

 

Question 2:

Who has been appointed as the Director-General of the NSG?

A) Nalin Prabhat

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B) Sapna Tewari

C) Ajith Kumar KK

D) Santosh Viswanathan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Nalin Prabhat

  • Explanation: Nalin Prabhat, an IPS officer of the 1992 batch, has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG).

 

 

Question 3:

Which bank did the RBI approve Ajith Kumar KK to be the MD & CEO of?

A) ICICI Bank

B) HDFC Bank

C) Dhanlaxmi Bank

D) SBI

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C) Dhanlaxmi Bank

  • Explanation: The RBI approved Ajith Kumar KK’s appointment as Managing Director & CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank.

 

 

Question 4:

What is the ‘Link it, Forget it’ campaign about?

A) Linking bank accounts

B) Integrating credit cards with UPI

C) Promoting online education

D) Encouraging the use of debit cards

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Integrating credit cards with UPI

  • Explanation: The ‘Link it, Forget it’ campaign by RuPay promotes the integration of credit cards with the UPI system to simplify transactions.

 

 

Question 5:

What is the new tagline of Bandhan Life Insurance?

A) Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se

B) Moving Forward

C) Trust and Loyalty

D) Secure Your Future

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A) Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se

  • Explanation: Bandhan Life Insurance, previously Aegon Life Insurance, has rebranded with the tagline ‘Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se’.

 

 

Question 6:

What significant milestone did Rohit Sharma achieve in the IPL?

A) 100 sixes

B) 250 matches

C) 5000 runs

D) 50 wickets

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) 250 matches

  • Explanation: Rohit Sharma became only the second player after MS Dhoni to play in 250 IPL matches.

 

 

Question 7:

What initiative does the NCMC-enabled cards by Airtel Payments Bank support?

A) Digital India

B) One Nation, One Card

C) Make in India

D) Startup India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) One Nation, One Card

  • Explanation: The NCMC-enabled cards by Airtel Payments Bank are part of the One Nation, One Card initiative for versatile payment options.

 

 

Question 8:

Who was appointed as the India Region Head of Intel?

A) Nalin Prabhat

B) Santosh Viswanathan

C) Sapna Tewari

D) Ajith Kumar KK

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Santosh Viswanathan

  • Explanation: Santosh Viswanathan was announced as the new India Region Head of Intel as part of their strategic market positioning.

 

 

Question 9:

What does the Asunta Lakra Award recognize?

A) Team Leadership

B) Upcoming Talent

C) Lifetime Achievement

D) Best Coach

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B) Upcoming Talent

  • Explanation: The Asunta Lakra Award is given for Upcoming Player of the Year, recognizing emerging talent in hockey.
  • Question 10:

    What are the new debit and prepaid cards by Airtel Payments Bank made of?

    A) Plastic

    B) Biodegradable material

    C) Metal

    D) Eco-friendly e-PVC

    Answer and Explanation

    Answer: D) Eco-friendly e-PVC

    • Explanation: Airtel Payments Bank’s new NCMC-aligned debit and prepaid cards are made from eco-friendly e-PVC material.
    • Question 11:

      Who was honored with the International Fellowship by the Engineering Academy of Japan?

      A) Deepika Soreng

      B) Kaushik Rajashekara

      C) Nalin Prabhat

      D) Santosh Viswanathan

      Answer and Explanation

      Answer: B) Kaushik Rajashekara

      • Explanation: Kaushik Rajashekara, a professor at the University of Houston, was recognized as an International Fellow by the Engineering Academy of Japan.
      • Question 12:

        Which country did India deliver the first batch of BrahMos missiles to?

        A) Russia

        B) China

        C) Philippines

        D) Vietnam

        Answer and Explanation

        Answer: C) Philippines

        • Explanation: The Philippines received the first batch of BrahMos missiles from India, marking them as the first export customer for these missiles.
        • Question 13:

          What major announcement did Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg make?

          A) New social media platform

          B) Sale of WhatsApp

          C) Launch of an AI assistant

          D) Meta going public

          Answer and Explanation

          Answer: C) Launch of an AI assistant

          • Explanation: Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Meta’s new AI assistant powered by Llama 3, aimed at enhancing user experiences across their platforms.
          • Question 14:

            What is the significant development about the discovery of the black hole ‘BH-3’?

            A) It’s the smallest known black hole

            B) It’s the closest to Earth

            C) It’s the largest stellar black hole in our galaxy

            D) It orbits around another black hole

            Answer and Explanation

            Answer: C) It’s the largest stellar black hole in our galaxy

            • Explanation: The black hole ‘BH-3’ is noted for being the largest stellar black hole discovered in our Milky Way galaxy.
            • Question 15:

              What is India’s pledge regarding space missions by 2030?

              A) Launch a manned mission to Mars

              B) Achieve debris-free space missions

              C) Establish a space station

              D) Land on the moon

              Answer and Explanation

              Answer: B) Achieve debris-free space missions

              • Explanation: ISRO’s chairman announced India’s commitment to conducting debris-free space missions by 2030, aiming for sustainable space exploration.
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