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  1. RBI has entered its 90th establishment year, who recommended the establishment of RBI?

 

  1. Simon commission
  2. Hilton Young Royal Commission
  3. Pethick lawrence commission
  4. Lee royal commission

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2. Hilton Young Royal Commission

2. Who has been honored with the ‘International Culture Award’?

 

  1. Michelle Tallagrand
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Meena Charanda
  4. Ratan Tata

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3. Meena Charanda

3. Who has been named the best player of the year in the men’s category by Hockey India?

  1. Hardik Singh
  2. Sharat Kamal
  3. Manpreet Singh
  4. Neeraj Chopra

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  1. Hardik Singh

4. Who has recently become the first wicketkeeper in the world to take 300 catches in T20 cricket?

 

 

  1. Quinton de kock
  2. Dinesh Karthik
  3. Kamran Akmal
  4. MS dhoni

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4. MS dhoni

5. Which is India’s first AI based film launched recently?

  1. Irah
  2. Stree
  3. The Crew
  4. Fighter

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  1. Irah

6. Recently, when was ‘International Forest Day’ celebrated with the theme ‘Forests and Innovation: Solutions for a Better World’?

 

  1. 20 March
  2. 21 March
  3. 22 March
  4. 23 March

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2. 21 March

7. Where will India’s first “Battery Energy Gigafactory” be launched recently?

 

  1. Punjab
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarat
  4. Jammu and Kashmir

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4. Jammu and Kashmir

8. According to the UN climate report, which is the hottest year ever?

 

  1. 2022
  2. 2024
  3. 2023
  4. 2021

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3. 2023

9. With whom has Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed an agreement to raise awareness on peaceful uses of nuclear energy through various programs across India?

  1. National Cadet Corps
  2. Indian army
  3. Finance Ministry
  4. IRCTC

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  1. National Cadet Corps

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, the highest civilian award of which country?

 

  1. Singapore
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Nepal
  4. Bhutan

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4. Bhutan

 

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Some lines of current affairs 17 April 2024 news

  • The new Prime Minister, Sheikh Ahmed, was appointed on April 7, following the resignation of former Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
    Sheikh Mohammed resigned on April 6, after the new parliament was elected on April 4.
    His resignation was a standard procedure after the new parliament took office.
    Sheikh Ahmed, a Kuwaiti economist, previously held positions as Minister of Health, Minister of Oil, and Minister of Information from 2006 to 2011, as well as Minister of Finance and Communications from 1999 to 2005.
    Kuwait’s capital is Kuwait City, and its currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar.
  • In April 15 data, India’s trade deficit for March reduced by about 17% compared to the prior month, mainly due to a significant drop in imports and a slight increase in exports. According to the Commerce Ministry, the deficit decreased to $15.6 billion in March, down from $18.71 billion in February and $16.02 billion in January. This marks the lowest deficit in 11 months, the last time being in April 2023 when it was $14.44 billion. The March deficit surpassed economists’ expectation of $18.55 billion. Goods exports in March slightly increased to $41.68 billion compared to $41.40 billion in February, despite sluggish global trade growth. Meanwhile, merchandise imports decreased to $57.28 billion from $60.11 billion in February. Services exports dropped to $28.54 billion in March from $32.15 billion in the prior month, while services imports saw a slight rise to $15.84 billion from $15.39 billion in February.
  • In March 2024, India’s combined export (goods and services) decreased by 3.01% compared to March 2023. The total import for March 2024 is estimated at USD 73.12 billion, showing a decrease of 6.11% from March 2023. For the fiscal year 2023-24 (April to March), India’s combined exports are estimated at USD 776.68 billion, reflecting a slight increase of 0.04% from the previous fiscal year. During the same period, imports are estimated at USD 854.80 billion, showing a decrease of 4.81%. Merchandise exports in March 2024 were USD 41.68 billion, slightly lower than the USD 41.96 billion in March 2023. Merchandise imports in March 2024 were USD 57.28 billion, down from USD 60.92 billion in March 2023.
  • In May 15, after 20 years, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will step down. Lawrence Wong will then become the new Prime Minister.
  • Currently serving as deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Lawrence Wong has been a potential candidate for the Prime Minister position since 2002.
  • Wong was designated as the PM-in-waiting in April 2022 due to a rare disruption in the leadership transition process.
  • In addition to his political roles, Wong also holds positions as deputy chairman of sovereign wealth fund GIC and chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank.
  • Before assuming the role of finance minister in 2021, he had led the education and national development ministries.
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