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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 8 April to 14 April 2019

8 April to 14 April 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Lok Sabha Elections 2019, first ever image of the Black Hole and new President of the World Bank among others.

Apr 14, 2019 10:27 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 8 April to 14 April 2019

8 April to 14 April 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Lok Sabha Elections 2019, first ever image of the Black Hole and new President of the World Bank among others.

1. The Election commission of India has stalled the release of a biopic during election period. Which political leader was the film based on?
a) Rahul Gandhi
b) Manmohan Singh
c) PM Narendra Modi
d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

2. The First phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 began on April 11, 2019 for how many constituencies?
a) 91
b) 117
c) 242
d) 470

3. Which project captured the first ever image of the Black Hole?
a) James Webb Space Telescope
b) Hubble Space Telescope
c) ‎Event Horizon Telescope
d) Kepler Space Telescope

4. In which year did the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place?
a) 1919
b) 1927
c) 1967
d) 1974

5. 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

6. Who is set to win a record fifth term in Israel Elections 2019?
a) Benjamin Netanyahu
b) Benny Gantz
c) Gabi Ashkenazi
d) Moshe Yaalon

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. Lakshmi Vilas Bank recently announced merger with which financier firm?
a) Bharat Financial Inclusion
b) Indiabulls Housing Finance
c) GRUH Finance
d) Capital First

10. Who has been elected as the new President of the World Bank?
a) David Malpass
b) Karen P Hughes
c) John R Bolton
d) Nancy J Powell

ANSWERS

1. (c) PM Narendra Modi
The Election Commission of India on April 10, 2019 banned the release of any biopic, including a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was scheduled to release on April 11, the same day when the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to begin.

2. (a) 91
The General Elections 2019 commenced on April 11, 2019 as the first phase of voting began for 91 Parliamentary constituencies, out of the total 543 constituencies, spread over 18 States and 2 Union Territories.

3. (c) Event Horizon Telescope
Astronomers took the first ever image of a black hole located in a distant galaxy. It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes. It measures 40 billion km across and has been described by scientists as "a monster".

4. (a) 1919
The Year 2019 marks the Centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre that occurred on April 13, 1919. The massacre exposed the inhuman approach of the British when the British troop cold-bloodedly open fire into an unarmed crowd without any warning.

5. (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.

6. (a) Benjamin Netanyahu
Incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to win a record fifth term in the country's most closely-fought general election in years after his main rival conceded defeat. With more than 99 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party is set to lead a right-wing bloc with 65 of the 120 seats in parliament. Netanyahu's key rival, Blue and White Party’s Benny Gantz, accepted the result.

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. (b) Indiabulls Housing Finance
The Board of private sector lender, Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd (LVB) on April 5, 2019 approved its merger with the mortgage financier, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd in an all stock deal. As per the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ approved by the LVB board, for every 100 shares of Laxmi Vilas Bank held, shareholders will receive 14 shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance.

10. (a) David Malpass
Senior US Treasury official David Malpass was on April 6, 2019 unanimously chosen as the new President of the World Bank. During the 2016 US presidential election, Malpass had served as an economic advisor to Donald Trump. He was also recognised for his forecasts before the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and in the time period following the Great Recession.