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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 April 2016

Apr 21, 2016 18:55 IST

Current Affairs Quiz of 21 April 2016 is the most updated quiz and cover the topics like Renaming of Department of Disinvestment, Khelo India Programme and 2016 Pulitzer Prize among others.

1.    What is the new name of the Department of Disinvestment that was given by Union Government on 20 April 2016?
a)    DIVAM
b)    AADHAAR
c)    DIPAM
d)    None of these

2.    Name the centrally sponsored sports scheme that in the third week of April 2016 was merged with the Khelo India programme for development of sports.
a)    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan
b)    Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan
c)    Indira Gandhi Khel Abhiyan
d)    Yuva Khel Kendra Abhiyan

3.    Name the person who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 20 April 2016.
a)    Rahul Johri
b)    Sundaram Ravi
c)    Ranjan Madugalle
d)    Ravi Shastri

4.    The Union Cabinet on 20 April 2016 approved signing of an agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) for dealing with climate change. What is the agreement called?
a)    Montreal Agreement
b)    Paris Agreement
c)    Zurich Agreement
d)    London Agreement

5.    Who on 18 April 2016 won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service?
a)    Los Angeles Times
b)    Tampa Bay Times
c)    Associated Press
d)    The Washington Post

6.    Which of the following novels won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction category?
a)    Hamilton
b)    Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
c)    Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
d)    The Sympathizer

7.    The novel titled The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction category. The novel is written by
a)    Viet Thanh Nguyen
b)    Lin-Manuel Miranda
c)    William Finnegan
d)    Peter Balakian

8.    Which Institution released the World development Indicators 2016 on in April 2016?
a)    International Monetary Fund
b)    World Bank Group
c)    United Nations Industrial Development Organization
d)    United Nations Development Programme

9.    Which Indian Woman player was in April 2016 promoted as International Outdoor Umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
a)    Saina Nehwal
b)    Sania Mirza
c)    Mary Kom
d)    Durga Thakur

10.    Name the Chinese professor who was honoured with George Grierson prize for promoting Hindi abroad in April 2016.
a)    Alka Dunputh
b)    Shichiro Soma
c)    Ge Fuping
d)    Xinping Lu

11.    Which Airlines renewed the seven years agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) in April 2016?
a)    Singapore Airline
b)    TigerAir Airline
c)    Emirates Airline
d)    Qatar Airline

12.    JK Tyre and Industries Ltd completed the acquisition of which tyre, tube and flap maker company, as announced in April 2016?
a)    Kesoram Industries Ltd
b)    Apollo Tyres Ltd.
c)    Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
d)    Cavendish Industries

13.    NRI entrepreneur Kartar Lalvani authored a book, which discusses the British rule and its role in creating a unified India. What is the title of the book?
a)    The British India: Unity in Diversity
b)    The Making of India: The Untold story of British Enterprises
c)    The untold story of British Enterprises: The Making of India
d)    None of the above

14.    US-based power company AES in April 2016 signed an agreement with which of the following companies to construct a 10 MW energy storage project in Jhajjar, Haryana?
a)    Samsung
b)    Micromax
c)    Panasonic India
d)    None of the above

15.    Who in April 2016 was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Steel UK?
a)    Rustam Jhunjhunwala
b)    Bimlendra Jha
c)    Koushik Chatterjee
d)    Hans Fischer

Answers

1-    (c) DIPAM 
2-    (a)  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan
3-    (a) Rahul Johri 
4-    (b) Paris Agreement
5-    (c) Associated Press
6-    (d) The Sympathizer
7-    (a) Viet Thanh Nguyen
8-    (b) World Bank Group 
9-    (d) Durga Thakur
10-   (c) Ge Fuping
11-   (c) Emirates Airline
12-   (d) Cavendish Industries  
13-   (b) The Making of India: The untold story of British Enterprises
14-   (c) Panasonic India  
15-   (b) Bimlendra Jha

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