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Current Affairs Questions 07 and 08 April, 2019 | Daily GK Questions

1. In which City the biannual Army Commanders’ Conference will begin ?
A Bengaluru
B New Delhi
C Mumbai
D Ahmedabad
2.Which Company  has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019?
A Tata Steel
B Nippon Steel
C Amazon
D None of these
3. National Handloom Week 2019 observed on which month ?
A January
B February
C March
D April
4. A new seller-funding programme named  __________launched by Amazon India to help the small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds through the crowd funding platform.
A Amazon app
B Amazon wings
C Amazon pay
D Amazon Funds
5. Who gave the motto ‘Go back to the Vedas’ ?
A Swami Dayanand Saraswati
B Raja Ram Mohan
C Mahatma Gandhi
D None of these
6. Who has received the approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) to acquire Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree?
A Microsoft
B TCS
C Wipro
D Larsen and Toubro(L&T)
7.________ and Morocco conduct F-16 training during African Lion 2019.
A India
B US
C Japan
D China
8. Who is the author of the book "Saffron Swords: Centuries of Indic Resistance to Invaders"?
A Shyam Sundar
B Rajiv Maharishi
 C Pankaj Anand
D Manoshi Sinha Rawal
9. Which is the Currency of Moracco?
A Moroccan Dirham
B Moroccan Dollar
C Moroccan Taka
D Moroccan rupee
10. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has inked an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology ________ to collaborate in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment.
A Bangalore
B Delhi
C Ropar
D Madras
 
Answers With Explanation:-
 
Ans1(B) New Delhi
Biannual Army Commanders’ Conference to begin in New Delhi. During the conference, important issues that are likely to be discussed are the management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries.According to an official release, the Conference, chaired by Chief of the Army Staff is held biannually for formulating important policy decisions. It is an important event for the planning and execution process of the Indian Army.
 
Ans2(A) Tata Steel
Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019. The conference held recently in Aachen, Germany is one of the largest global annual slag event, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies.
 
Ans3(D) April
It is a celebration of the country’s 5,000-year old tradition of hand weaving cloths.On this occasion, a book named ‘The Indian textile Sourcebook’ authored by Avalon Fotheringham and published by
Thames and Hudson will be launched on 9th April.
 
Ans4(B) Amazon wings
A new seller-funding programme named Amazon Wings was launched by Amazon India .Amazon India sellers can use the Ketto’s platform for a subsidized fee which is around 50 percent to initiate fundraisers.With this initiative, the small businesses and entrepreneurs of this platform can raise the funds for their business expansion, product development, and foster innovation or community development.
 
Ans5(A) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
 
Ans6(D) Larsen and Toubro(L&T)
Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has received the approval to acquire up to 66.15 percent stake in the Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree from Competition Commission of India (CCI).Around Rs 10,800 crore is the estimated total deal value.
 
Ans7(B) US
Personnel from the US Air Force 31st Fighter Wing and Royal Moroccan Air Force have taken part in F-16 aviation training during multilateral exercise African Lion 2019 at Ben Guerir Air Base in Morocco.The exercise is conducted in Morocco and Tunisia. Participants also include the armed forces of Canada,
France, Senegal, Spain, and the UK.
 
Ans8(D) Manoshi Sinha Rawal
One of India's homegrown startup publishing houses - Garuda Prakashan - is all set to launch its next two books '#Modi Again' and 'Saffron Swords - Centuries of Indic Resistance to Invaders' today after the success of its recently launched books - 'Urban Naxals' by Vivek Agnihotri and 'Thank you India' by Maria Writh.
 
Ans9(A) Moroccan Dirham
The Moroccan Dirham is the currency of Morocco.Currency rankings show that the most popular Morocco Dirham exchange rate is the EUR to MAD rate. The currency code for Dirhams is MAD. Below, you'll find Moroccan Dirham rates and a currency converter.
 
Ans10(B) Delhi
According to the MoU, IIT Delhi will provide infrastructure support for research and development projects of relevance to standardisation and BIS will provide financial support to IIT Delhi for projects.BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016.Surina Rajan is the Director General of BIS.

   

 

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