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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 April 2019

1 April 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like EMISAT launched, Bank of Baroda became the third largest lender and Japan's new era 'Reiwa' among others.

Apr 1, 2019 17:36 IST
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1 April 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like EMISAT launched, Bank of Baroda became the third largest lender and Japan's new era 'Reiwa' among others.

1. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on April 1, 2019 launched which satellite?
a) EMISAT
b) Cartosat-2
c) MicroSat
d) AstroSat

2. The Bank of Baroda became the third largest lender of India by merging with which two banks?
a) RBL Bank and Vijaya Bank
b) Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank
c) RBL Bank and IDBI Bank
d) IDBI Bank and Dena Bank

3. Which country on April 1, 2019 declared ‘Reiwa’ as the name of its new imperial era?
a) Brunei
b) Cambodia
c) Japan
d) Denmark

4. The Government constituted a Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (MDTMG) for which state?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Chhattisgarh
c) Punjab
d) Jammu & Kashmir

5. Which Indian label bagged the spot of No. 1 YouTube Channel recently?
a) T-Series
b) SET India
c) Speed Records
d) Zee Music Company

6. Which country has agreed to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees?
a) Canada
b) Saudi Arabia
c) UAE
d) Germany

7. Zuzana Caputova has been elected as the first female president of which nation?
a) Bolivia
b) Poland
c) Sweden
d) Slovakia

8. India renewed its Triangular Development Cooperation in Asia and Africa with which nation?
a) United States
b) Germany
c) France
d) Japan

9. Which state celebrated its 84th foundation day on April 1, 2019?
a) West Bengal
b) Bihar
c) Odisha
d) Karnataka

10. Who won the men’s singles title at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament?
a) Kento Momota
b) Viktor Axelsen
c) Kidambi Srikanth
d) Viktor Axelsen
e) Chen Long

Answers


1. (a) EMISAT
Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on April 1, 2019 launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT along with 28 other satellites of global customers. Emisat was launched into an altitude of 749 km orbit, while the 28 satellites were launched at an altitude of 504 km orbit.

2. (b) Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank
Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank became a part of the Bank of Baroda on April 1, 2019, leading to the creation of the India's second largest Public Sector Bank after the SBI and India’s third largest lender overall after the SBI and ICICI Banks with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore.

3. (c) Japan
Japan on April 1, 2019 declared that ‘Reiwa’ would be name of the new imperial era to begin on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne. He will succeed his father, Emperor Akihito, who is abdicating on April 30, ending the 31-year ‘Heisei’ era.

4. (d) Jammu & Kashmir
The Government on March 29, 2019 constituted a Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (MDTMG) to ensure concerted action against terror financing and other terror related activities in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

5. (a) T-Series
Indian film and music production house, T-Series managed to become the world’s No.1 YouTube channel by defeating Swedish YouTuber ‘PewDiePie’ channel. T-Series garnered over 91,774,917 subscribers while PewDiePie subscribers stood at 91,705,546 by the end of March 2019.

6. (c) UAE
The UAE Education Ministry has agreed to accept Indian academic and professional certificates after the Indian side issued clarification on the issue of the external and internal marks mentioned in mark lists.  The UAE government had earlier rejected the equivalency of some Indian degrees due to lack of clarity about the fact that some of the Indian universities issue both internal and external mark sheets as part of their degrees.

7. (d) Slovakia
Zuzana Caputova has been elected as the first female President of Slovakia. The 45-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption activist won 58.40 per cent of the votes in the polls conducted on March 30, 2019. Caputova’s vote margin was much higher than her high-profile opponent, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic from the governing party, who could only bag 41.59 per cent of the votes.

8. (a) United States
India and the United States have signed the first amendment to the Statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on triangular cooperation for global development. The SGP agreement, which was signed in November 2014, underscores the contribution of India-US partnership to global stability and prosperity. It provides a framework for promoting cooperation between the two countries to meet the developmental aspirations of partner countries, particularly in Asia and Africa.

9. (c) Odisha
Odisha celebrated its 84th foundation day on April 1, 2019. The day is also known as ‘Utkal Divas.’ Odisha was the first state to be formed on linguistic basis in 1936. Earlier, the state was a part of Bihar.

10. (b) Viktor Axelsen
Former champion Kidambi Srikanth lost in straight games to former world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi on March 31, 2019. Srikanth blew two game points in the second game to lose 7-21, 20-22 to Axelsen in the men's singles summit clash. It was Srikanth's first final in a BWF world tour event in 17 months. He had last won a title at the 2017 French Open.

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