20th April, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 20th April, 2018
1. An impeachment motion has been submitted against the Chief Justice of India by Opposition parties. The move comes after CJI-led Supreme Court bench dismissed petitions seeking a probe into the death of ________.
[A] Judge BH Loya
[B] Judge S Kulkarni
[C] Judge Vijaykumar Barde
[D] Judge M Modak
[E] Judge JRR Rathi
2. Under a new trade partnership, India would be investing more than ________ in UK which will aid in creating 5,750 British jobs.
[A] 3 billion pounds
[B] 1 billion pounds
[C] 1 billion INR
[D] 3 billion INR
[E] 50 million pounds

Read the following statements:

1. Researchers in Spain have cramped down light to lesser than a nanometer, that is, a space of 1 atom.

2. The team did so by squeezing plasmons into a gap between graphene and metal.

3. This work was performed in collaboration with Caltech (USA) and Technical University of Valencia (Spain).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 2
[E] 1, 2 and 3
4. Who has been selected to serve as NASA's 13th Administrative Chief?
[A] Markawayne Mullin
[B] James Lankford
[C] Jim Bridenstine
[D] Tom Cole
[E] Steve Russell
5. To facilitate a structured dialogue for strengthening bilateral cooperation among themselves, India & ________ will sign a MoU on Foreign Office Consultations.
[A] Sudan
[B] Eritrea
[C] Somalia
[D] Morocco
[E] Burkina Faso
6. Which of the following banks has received the Reserve Bank of India’s approval to open two representative offices in London and Singapore?
[A] Standard Chartered Bank
[B] RBL Bank
[C] Catholic Syrian Bank
[D] Yes Bank
[E] City Union Bank
7. Which prestigious award has been returned by Syria after a joint bombing of Syrian targets by France, Britain and the US?
[A] Légion d'Honneur
[B] National Order of Merit
[C] Iron Cross
[D] Croix de Guerre
[E] Ordre des Palmes Académiques
8. Which bank has announced an alliance with Zoho to offer solutions to enhance corporate banking experience?
[A] Kotak Mahindra Bank
[B] Axis Bank
[C] Standard Chartered Bank
[D] HDFC Bank
[E] Bandhan Bank
9. Which state government will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana?
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Chhattisgarh
[C] West Bengal
[D] Uttar Pradesh
[E] Bihar

Read the following statements:

1. Centre has asked states to allow drivers to use private licence for driving taxis and light vehicles for commercial purposes.

2. Commercial driving licences would still be required for trucks, buses, heavy commercial vehicles and other medium.

3. Exemption from obtaining the endorsement for commercial vehicles would apply to motor cycles and light motor vehicles like taxis, e-rickshaw/e-cart.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only 
[B] 2 only 
[C] 3 only 
[D] 1 and 2
[E] 1, 2 and 3