29th March, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 29th March, 2018
1. The Cabinet has approved the MoU between ________ and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on Oil and Chemical Pollution in the South Asian Seas Region.
[A] Japan
[B] China
[C] India
[D] France
[E] Spain
2. The Cabinet has approved an Integrated Scheme on School Education by combining Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and Teacher Education from 1st April 2018 to ________.
[A] 31st December 2018
[B] 1st April 2019
[C] 31st March 2019
[D] 31st March 2020
[E] 31st March 2021

Read the following statements:-

1. RBI tightened the derivative markets framework to curb speculations and prevent small investors from entering the high-risk space.

2. It also accepted the majority of the recommendations made by the Uday Kotak Committee on corporate governance.

3. It introduced a concept of ‘product suitability’ under which investors will have to show income or knowledge proof to deal in the derivatives segment.

Which of the above statement/statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 3
[D] Both 1 and 2
[E] Both 2 and 3
4. Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet-"K2-229b"- orbiting a dwarf star located how many light-years away?
[A] 200 million
[B] 220 million
[C] 240 million
[D] 260 million
[E] 280 million
5. Ministry of Women and Child Development held ________ National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses.
[A] First
[B] Second
[C] Third
[D] Fourth
[E] Fifth

Read the following statements:-

1. China pledged to continue data sharing of Brahmaputra and Kaveri waters.

2. The decision was taken during the 12th meeting of the India-China Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) on Trans-border Rivers. The two-day meeting began on March 28 in Hangzhou.

3. The data on water flows in both rivers is shared during the monsoons, to predict flooding, mainly in the northeast.

Which of the above statement/statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 3
[D] All of the above
[E] None of the above
7. The Sri Lankan government has decided to postpone International Workers’ Day events from May 1 to ________ this year.
[A] May 4
[B] May 6
[C] May 7
[D] May 8
[E] May 10
8. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on ________ aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
[A] April 2
[B] April 7
[C] April 13
[D] April 16
[E] April 20
9. The US state of New Jersey has declared which month as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’ as part of its effort to promote awareness of the faith?
[A] April
[B] May
[C] June
[D] July
[E] August
10. RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on which bank for failure to adhere to held-to-maturity (HTM) guidelines?
[A] HDFC Bank
[B] ICICI Bank
[C] Kotak Mahindra Bank
[D] Canara Bank
[E] Punjab National Bank