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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 17 April to 23 April 2017

Apr 23, 2017 12:01 IST

17 April to 23 April 2017: Quizzes for the week covers the most important happenings of the week. These quizzes will help you in revising the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences/happenings of the week that may be asked in the nearest competitive exam that will be faced by you. The quizzes covered in this weekly segment include Civil Services Day, Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award and Dr Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017 among others.

1. The 11th Civil Services Day was celebrated on

a)    18 April 2017
b)    19 April 2017
c)    20 April 2017
d)    21 April 2017

2. The Government of this State announced plans to develop the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardev Batadrava as an international tourist spot recently.

a)    Assam
b)    West Bengal
c)    Kerala
d)    Maharashtra

3. Which airline became the world’s first airline to adopt new satellite-based airplane tracking system?

a) Malaysia Airlines
b) Japan Airlines
c) Singapore Airlines
d) Asiana Airlines

4. Which country is going to launch its first cargo spacecraft into space?

a) Russia
b) Japan
c) India
d) China

5. Which e-tailer has acquired logistics start-up InLogg to smooth its delivery process?

a) Jabong
b) Myntra
c) Flipkart
d) Snapdeal

6. Who of the following was chosen for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government?

a) Vikram Gokhale
b) Amitabh Bachchan
c) Saira Banu
d) Jackie Shroff

7. Which Private sector company became India’s most-valued in terms of market valuation?

a) Reliance Infocomm Limited
b) Adani Power Limited
c) Reliance Industries Limited
d) Tata Consultancy Services

8. US President Donald Trump on 18 April 2017 signed an executive order named “Buy American, Hire American”. Consider the following statements in context to the order

I. The order tightens the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States.
II. The order directs US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme.
 III. Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.

Which is/are correct?

a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

9. Robert W Taylor, the renowned computer pioneer who passed away, hailed from which country?

a) United States
b) Australia
c) Russia
d) Japan

10. Who of the following was recently awarded with Dr Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017?

a) A V Narasimha Murthy
b) Romila Thapar
c) Irfan Habib
d) Satish Chandra

11. The joint military exercise Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 has commenced between

a) India and China
b) China and Nepal
c) Nepal and Bangladesh
d) Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

12. Which multilateral organisation released the report Globalisation Backlash?

a) World Bank Group
b) International Monetary Fund
c) Asian Development Fund
d) New Development Bank

13. What is the theme of the 2017 World Hemophilia Day (WHD)?

a) We are one
b) Together We Are
c) Tell your Story
d) Hear their voices

14. Name the progressive rock and jazz fusion guitar pioneer who passed away recently.

a) Allan Holdsworth
b) Eric Clapton
c) B.B. King
d) George Harrison

15. Which country hosted the first-ever G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy?

a) Japan
b) France
c) Germany
d) Russia


1. (d) 21 April 2017
2.(a) Assam
3.(a) Malaysia Airlines
4.(d) China
5.(b) Mynatra
6.(c) Saira Banu
7.(d) Tata Consultancy Services
8.(d) I, II and III
9. (a) United States
10. (a) A V Narasimha Murthy
11. (b) China and Nepal
12. (b) International Monetary Fund
13. (d) Hear their voices
14. (a) Allan Holdsworth
15. (c) Germany

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