18th April, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 18th April, 2018
1. Which of the following social networking sites has begun rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules?
[A] Facebook
[B] Twitter
[C] Instagram
[D] Snapchat
[E] LinkedIn
2. ________ is an annual event celebrated on 18 April of each year.
[A] World Haemophilia Day
[B] World Water Day
[C] World Heritage Day
[D] World Health Day
[E] International Day of Forests
3. Government has decided to set up a district plan to accelerate growth of districts by ________%.
[A] 5
[B] 10
[C] 3
[D] 7
[E] 4
4. Which of the following e-commerce platforms has recently launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop from its US portal?
[A] Amazon
[B] Walmart
[C] Home Depot
[D] Target
[E] Apple

Read the following statements:

1. India Index Services & Products Limited (IISL) has launched Nifty 200 Quality 30 index, which will track the performance of select firms based on profitability and earnings growth variability.

2. It includes top 30 companies from its parent Nifty 500 index, selected on the basis of their 'quality' scores.

3. Weight of each stock in the index will be based on a combination of stock's quality score & its free float market capitalization.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only
[B] 1 and 2
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 3
[E] 1, 2 and 3
6. Who has assumed the charge as Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
[A] Lieutenant General PP Malhotra
[B] Lieutenant General Satish Dua
[C] Lieutenant General JS Negi
[D] Lieutenant General Kanwal Kumar
[E] Lieutenant General Ashish Ranjan Prasad
7. Which of the following countries has recently agreed to deepen its cooperation with India in Smart Cities initiative, transport & energy sectors.
[A] Germany
[B] China
[C] Australia
[D] South Korea
[E] Sweden
8. US has notified ________ that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington & consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kms of their offices without permission from May 1.
[A] Bangladesh
[B] Israel
[C] Pakistan
[D] Russia
[E] Iran

Read the following statements:

1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has come out with a draft national action plan proposing multiple strategies to reduce air pollution.

2. The objective of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is to augment & evolve an effective & a proficient ambient air quality monitoring network across the country.

3. The Ministry hopes to bring down air pollution in 100 non-attainment cities by 50% in next 5 years under the NCAP.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 2
[E] 1, 2 and 3
10. BCCI has unanimously recommended reinstatement of ________ & inclusion of ________ states in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.
[A] Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand
[B] Bihar, Jharkhand
[C] Bihar, North-east
[D] Chhattisgarh, Sikkim
[E] Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand