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Current Affairs Quiz- 14th April, 2018

By Knowledge Sharing / 14 Apr 2018

Name the first Indian women table tennis player to win the "singles gold" at the Commonwealth Games

Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to win a table tennis singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Name the first Indian javelin thrower to claim the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games?

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, with a season’s best effort of 86.47m in the final.

Vikas Krishnan is associated with which sport?

Boxer Vikas Krishan clinched gold medal in the men’s 75kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

_______________became the 49 recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and only the second actor to be named for the honour posthumously after Prithviraj Kapoor.

1) First presented in 1969, the award was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke's contribution to Indian cinema. Phalke (1870–1944), who is popularly known as and often regarded as "the father of Indian cinema". 2) The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani. 3) As of 2016, the award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000 (US$15,000).

The Union Finance Ministry has reconstituted the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) and appointed_______________as its chairman, replacing former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai.

Mr. Bhanu Pratap Sharma was former the chairman of recruitment and assessment centre of DRDO and former Principal Secretary (Finance) in the Bihar government.

To establish India as a key global player in standardisation, R&D and manufacturing of 5G equipment, the first of it's kind massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio laboratory inaugurated at __________.

The lab has been setup in Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, IIT Delhi.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises has again extended the period of the FAME India Scheme for a further period of six months i.e. upto 30th September, 2018 or till date of launching of Phase-II of FAME-India Scheme whichever is earlier. What does "FAME" stands for?

Government of India has notified FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] for implementation with effect from 1st April 2015, with the objective to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and Manufacturing eco-system. The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure. FAME-India is part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP).

What is the Capital of Syria?

Capital of Sierra Leone- Freetown; Capital of Ukraine - Kiev Capital of Russia - Moscow

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first healthcare and wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat Yojna in which state?

1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first healthcare and wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat Yojna, in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur. 2) Ayushman Bharat is National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization

Recently which neighbouring country of India decided to end quotas in Government jobs?

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to abolish the quota system for government jobs.

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