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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 April 2017

Apr 8, 2017 16:12 IST

8 April 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like the theme of the 54th edition of National Maritime Day, Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana and top ranked Indian singles player among others.

1. What was the theme of the 54th edition of National Maritime Day that was observed recently?
a) Connecting India through Shipping
b) Ease of doing business in the maritime sector
c) Indian Coast Line - A New opportunity
d) None of the above

2. Who of the following won the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award?
a) Larry Page
b) Sergey Brin
c) Ken Thompson
d) Tim Berners-Lee

3. Which state’s government is set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana in its districts?
a) Gujarat
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh

4. Which Indian shuttle player reached career-best ranking of World no. 2 in the recently revealed Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings?
a) PV Sindhu
b) Saina Nehwal
c) Srikanth Kidambi
d) Ajay Jayaram

5. Which state’s cabinet approved the draft of Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists?
a) Gujarat
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) New Delhi

6. The Union government has decided to revive 40-year-old North Koel Irrigation project to resolve water problems in which two states?
a) Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh
b) Rajasthan & Gujarat
c) Maharashtra & Karnataka
d) Bihar & Jharkhand

7. Which state’s Chief Minister has decided to provide power connections to five lakh households within 100 days?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Uttarakhand

8. Which state saw its female sex ratio touch the 950 mark in March 2017 for the first time in its history?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Haryana
c) Bihar
d) Punjab

9. Which Bollywood actor won the National Film Award for Best Actor?
a) Aamir Khan
b) Akshay Kumar
c) Amitabh Bachchan
d) Nawazuddin Siddiqui

10. Which state government will start a one-year diploma course on “Hindu Purohityam”?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Jharkhand
d) Rajasthan

11. What is the India’s rank in the world’s largest tourism economy in terms of GDP, according to the latest report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)?
a) 9th
b) 7th
c) 4th
d) 11th

12. Which country will become the world’s first country to neutralise gender pay gap?
a) United Kingdom
b) France
c) United States of America
d) Iceland

13. Which state recently launched the four-day long Gunotsav programme to improve elementary education?
a) Manipur
b) Odisha
c) Assam
d) West Bengal

14. The famous Berhampur Thakurani Yatra festival has started in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Odisha
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Kerala

15. Sai Kiran P has won the NASA ‘Moon’ prize for proposing an elevator from Earth to the Moon. Which state does he belong to?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Telangana


1. (a) Connecting India through Shipping
2. (d) Tim Berners-Lee
3. (c) Madhya Pradesh
4. (a) PV Sindhu
5. (c) Maharashtra
6. (d) Bihar & Jharkhand
7. (a) Uttar Pradesh
8. (b) Haryana
9. (b) Akhay Kumar
10. (b) Madhya Pradesh
11. (b) 7th
12. (d) Iceland
13. (c) Assam
14. (b) Odisha
15. (d) Telangana

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