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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 April 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019, new coach of Indian men’s hockey team and AIMA awards 2019 among others.

Apr 9, 2019 17:29 IST
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9 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 topics such as National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019, new coach of Indian men’s hockey team and AIMA awards 2019 among others.

1. Which engineering institution was ranked the best in the National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019?

a) IIT Delhi
b) IIT Bombay
c) IIT Kharagpur
d) IIT Madras

2. Which university was ranked the best in the list of Top 10 Indian Universities in the National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019?

a) JNU, Delhi
b) BHU, Varanasi
c) IISc, Bengaluru
d) Anna University, Chennai

3. Who has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s national hockey team?

a) Graham Reid
b) Dhanraj Pillay
c) Mark Knowles
d) Ajit Pal Singh

4. Who has been conferred with the All India Management Association’s award for lifetime contribution to media in 2019?

a) Aroon Purie
b) Vivek Goenka
c) Mahendra Mohan Gupta
d) Shobhana Bhartia

5.
Which company has become India’s first gaming unicorn?

a) Hashcube Technologies
b) Ingenuity Gaming
c) Zapak Digital
d) Dream11

6. Which organisation recently issued guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests?

a) RBI
b) SEBI
c) NITI Aayog
d) FICCI

7. Which country was positioned as the world’s top recipient of remittances according to the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief?

a) United States
b) Saudi Arabia
c) India
d) China

8. The US recently designated ‘Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. The IRGC belongs to which country?

a) Libya
b) Iran
c) Syria
d) Israel

9.
When the World Homoeopathy Day is observed every year?

a) 8 April
b) 9 April
c) 10 April
d) 11 April

10.
When the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrates its Valour Day every year?

a) 9 April
b) 10 April
c) 11 April
d) 12 April

Answers

1. (d) IIT Madras

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, released National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019 (NIRF) and presented the India Rankings awards to the top eight institutions in different categories at a function held in New Delhi on April 8, 2019.  IIT Madras topped the ranking in the list of top ten engineering institutions in India.

2. (c) IISc, Bengaluru

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, released National Institutional Ranking Framework -2019 (NIRF) and presented the India Rankings awards to the top eight institutions in different categories at a function held in New Delhi on April 8, 2019. IISc, Bengaluru topped the ranking in the list of top ten universities in India.

3. (a) Graham Reid

Hockey India on April 8, 2019 named Australia’s Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team. The 54-year-old will join the team in Bengaluru shortly for the on-going National Camp at Sports Authority of India. India had been without a head coach ever since Harendra Singh was sacked after the men's team exited the Hockey World Cup at home in the quarter-final.

4. (c) Mahendra Mohan Gupta

Mahendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, Jagran Prakashan Ltd and Editorial Director, Dainik Jagran, was awarded under Lifetime Contribution to Media category. Also, Azim H Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited was awarded with Lifetime Contribution Award.

5. (d) Dream11

Dream11 has become the first Indian gaming company to be valued at over $1 billion. With this, it has entered India’s growing club of unicorns, or startups valued at over $1 billion. The valuation of Dream11 Fantasy Pvt. Ltd., the startup’s parent, soared to just under $1.5 billion after a secondary stake purchase by Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital.

6. (a) RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on April 8, 2019 issued “Minimum Standards for a Currency Chest”, the guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests. The area of the strong room or vault of the new currency chest shall be of at least 1500 square feet.

7. (c) India

India was positioned as the world’s top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending USD 79 billion back home in 2018, according to the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief. India managed to retain its top spot in remittances by registering a significant flow of remittances from USD 62.7 billion in 2016 to USD 65.3 billion 2017 and to USD 79 billion in 2018.

8. (b) Iran

US President Donald Trump on April 8, 2019 announced designating of Iran’s ‘Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’, the elite military force, as a terrorist organisation. As per the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the move is a part of the US efforts to put maximum pressure on Iran to end its support for terrorist plots and militant activity that trembles the Middle East.

9. (c) 10 April

The World Homoeopathy Day 2019 will be observed across the world on April 10, 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann.

10. (a) 9 April

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on April 9, 2019 celebrated its 54th Valour Day. On April 9, 1965, a small contingent of 2nd Battalion of CRPF successfully fought and repulsed an attack by a Pakistani Brigade at Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. They eliminated 34 Pakistani soldiers and captured four soldiers alive.

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