17th April, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 17th April, 2019
1. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted a planet, as well as a weird sub-Neptune world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about ________ light-years from Earth.
[A] 39
[B] 47
[C] 53
[D] 65
[E] 77
2. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship ________ at a ceremony held at Naval Jetty, Visakhapatnam in April 2019.
[A] Veera
[B] Saryu
[C] Sumitra
[D] Sunayna
[E] Ganga
3. International Cricket Council Cricket for Good in partnership with UNICEF announced #OneDay4Children, a tournament-wide campaign. Who is the ambassador of ​#OneDay4Children?
[A] Jos Buttler
[B] Nasser Hussain
[C] Adil Rashid
[D] Ben Stokes
[E] Michael Holding
4. The MHA approved a proposal to change the name of a village in Madhya Pradesh from ________ to 'Shivdham'.
[A] Kirnapur
[B] Durjanpur
[C] Rajpur
[D] Katni
[E] Bijawar
5. Who received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor in April 2019? 
[A] Ariana Grande
[B] Aretha Franklin
[C] Diana Ross
[D] Tina Turner
[E] Whitney Houston
6. For the first time, a 3-member team of women climbers from ________ set out to scale the world's highest peak, Mt Everest.
[A] India, Nepal, and China
[B] India, Bhutan, and China
[C] ​India, Bhutan, and Myanmar
[D] ​India, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka
[E] ​India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
7. Which of the following launched an experimental interactive election chatbot in Hindi and English on Facebook's Messenger platform as part of a series of Indian General Election-related content?
[A] India TV
[B] Times Now
[C] Republic TV
[D] BBC India
[E] NDTV India

Read the following statements carefully:

1.In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the government has granted emergency powers to the three services to procure weapons and military hardware.

2.This would enhance their operational preparedness along the border with Pakistan.

3.The threshold granted to the three forces a couple of weeks ago for each proposal is around Rs 300 crore.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
9. China's economy grew ________% in the first quarter of 2019.
[A] 6.0
[B] 6.2
[C] 6.4
[D] 6.6
[E] 6.8

Read the following statements carefully:

1.Satellite measurements by ISRO researchers have verified the ground-based data which shows the Earth's surface has been warming globally over the past 15 years.

2.The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS from 2003 to 2017.

3.The study was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct