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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 April 2016

Apr 20, 2016 19:00 IST

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1.    Name the Indian-American who was nominated as the country's next envoy to Chad by the US President Barack Obama on 19 April 2016.
a)    Frank Islam
b)    Geeta Pasi
c)    Nandita Bakhshi
d)    Sukanya Chakrabarti

2.    Union Government on 19 April 2016 extended the Beti Bachao Beti Padho (BBBP) Scheme in additional 61 districts across how many States and Union Territories?
a)    9
b)    11
c)    13
d)    16

3.    Which country suspended ‘Business-20’ Anti-corruption taskforce in January 2016 after taking over the G20 presidency?
a)    South Korea
b)    Turkey
c)    China
d)    Mexico    

4.    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 18 April 2016 announced a new annual global home and away league, involving world's leading hockey nations, to be launched in
a)    2017
b)    2018
c)    2019
d)    2020

5.    Name the 106-carat diamond whose name in Persian means Mountain of Light and was in news in second and third week of April 2016.
a)    Koh-i-Noor
b)    Darya-i-Noor
c)    Noor-ul-Ain
d)    Noor-ol-Ain Tiara

6.    Identify the British boxer who announced his retirement from the sport on 18 April 2016.
a)    Nick Blackwell
b)    Gunner Moir
c)    William Hague
d)    Bombardier Billy Wells

7.    Which England’s snooker great declared his retirement from the game on 17 April 2016 after 38-year career?
a)    Nick Pearce
b)    Steve Davis
c)    Jonathan Birch
d)    Surinder Gill

8.    By what name the Affordable Plotted Housing Policy 2016 that was notified by the Haryana Government on 1 April 2016 for low and medium potential towns is known?
a)    Gareebi Awas Yojna
b)    Urban Housing Project
c)    Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna
d)    None of these

9.    Which country unveiled S-300 missile system parts at army parade in April 2016?
a)    North Korea
b)    South Korea
c)    Sri Lanka
d)    Iran

10.    For declaring which animal as vermin did Himachal High Court issued notices to the Union and state governments on 19 April 2016?
a)    Monkey
b)    Boar
c)    Tiger
d)    Deer

11.    Identify the Puerto Rican composer and singer who died in Colorado, United States of America in April 2016.
a)    Ismael Quintana
b)    Jorge Alberti
c)    Paul Bouche
d)    Carmen Carrera

12.    Which Union Ministry released the report of the Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy on 18 April 2016 in New Delhi?
a)    Union Ministry of Finance
b)    Union Ministry of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy
c)    Union Ministry of Earth Sciences
d)    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

13.    Where the 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and China was held on 18 April 2016?
a)    Delhi
b)    Shanghai
c)    Moscow
d)    Dubai

 Identify the five time Emmy award winning actress, who died in April 2016.
a)    Gracie Allen
b)    Eve Arden
c)    Lucille Ball
d)    Doris Roberts

15.    Identify the country with which India signed a MoU to promote cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy on 19 April 2016.
a)    Mauritius  
b)    Mongolia
c)    Malaysia
d)    Maldives


1.    (b) Geeta Pasi
2.    (b) 11
3.    (c) China
4.    (c) 2019
5.    (a) Koh-i-Noor
6.    (a) Nick Blackwell
7.    (b) Steve Davis
8.    (c) Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna
9.    (d) Iran
10.    (a) Monkey
11.    (a) Ismael Quintana
12.    (b) Union Ministry of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy
13.    (c) Moscow
14.    (d) Doris Roberts
15.    (a) Mauritius

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