Current Affairs Quiz - RRB ALP & Group D 2018 Exams

  • On 12th April 2018, Union government announced the formation of a 13-member task force, to develop a roadmap for the implementation of unmanned aerial vehicle technology. The Task Force is headed by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha. The task force will develop a roadmap with implementable recommendations for central and state governments, industry and research institutions. It will also focus on research and development, acquisition and commercialisation, application and adoption in specific sectors, the regulatory framework and preference for Make in India.
    Task force will consist of:
    • Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation
    • Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
    • Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Department of Defence
    • Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
    • Lt Gen Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
    • Dr A.P. Maheshwari, Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development
    • B.S. Bhullar, Director General, Directorate General of Civil Aviation
    • Dr. S Christopher, Chairman and Secretary, Defence Research & Development Organisation
    • Dr Girish Sahni, Director General and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
    • Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India
    • A K Ghosh, HoD, Aerospace Engg. Dept., IIT Kanpur
    • Satyendra Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation – Member Secretary
    Apart from this, 20 industry experts will be co-opted as special invitees to the task force on need basis.
  • 1. On 12th April 2018, Union government announced the formation of a 13-member task force, to develop a roadmap for the implementation of unmanned aerial vehicle technology. Who is the head of the task force?
A.) Jayant Sinha
B.) Amar Singh
C.) Yaswant Sinha
D.) Vikash Singh

Answer: Option 'A'

Jayant Sinha

  • Citibank is introducing new features in its Citi Mobile App for iPhone. Citibank said that, the new features will be launched in few weeks. The new features will include:
    • seamless in-app account opening
    • 360-degree view across all financial accounts
    • spending insights to enhance clients’ financial wellness
    Also, the app will provide a first-of-its kind among banks feature that will enable non-Citi clients to set up a profile and connect their accounts across financial services providers to uitlise the app’s account aggregation, spending insights and bill management features.
  • 2. Which bank is introducing a first-of-its kind among banks feature that will enable clients who do not have account in its bank to set up a profile and connect their accounts across financial services providers to uitlise the app’s account aggregation, spending insights and bill management features?
A.) ICICI Bank
B.) Axis Bank
C.) Citi Bank
D.) SBI

Answer: Option 'C'

Citi Bank

  • 3. As per data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on April 12, 2018, industrial production grew at ____ per cent in February 2018?
A.) 7.1
B.) 7.5
C.) 7.4
D.) 7.4

Answer: Option 'A'

7.1

  • On 10th April 2018, the Supreme Court said that, the provision of Aadhaar Act that seeks to validate the data collected from 2009 to 2016 was “badly drafted”. The provision validated all biometric enrolments even before the law was passed with retrospective effect. The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act came into effect in 2016. But the government had started enrolling people under Aadhaar scheme in 2010. Section 59 of the Act deems consent in all pre-2016 cases where biometrics were collected without the backing of any law. Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that “Section 59 is badly drafted.”
  • 4. On 10th April 2018, the Supreme Court said that, the provision of Aadhaar Act that seeks to validate the data collected from ____ to 2016 was “badly drafted”?
A.) 2013
B.) 2011
C.) 2009
D.) 2010

Answer: Option 'C'

2009

  • 5. 'National Safe Motherhood Day' is observed on?
A.) 11th April
B.) 12th April
C.) 13th April
D.) 14th April

Answer: Option 'A'

11th April