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  1. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer by leading non-banking financial company (NBFC) Poonawalla Fincorp?

 

  1. Hrithik Grover
  2. Sumit Mittal
  3. Arvind Kapil
  4. Dinesh Nangal

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3. Arvind Kapil

2. Recently, on whom has RBI imposed a penalty for not following some rules of advance interest rate?

 

  1. Maharashtra Bank
  2. DCB Bank
  3. Dena bank
  4. Karnataka Bank

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2. DCB Bank

3. When is ‘Martyrs’ Day’ celebrated to remember the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev?

  1. 22 March
  2. 20 March
  3. 19 March
  4. 23 March

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4. 23 March

4. Recently, with which country has India held ‘2+2’ Defense and Foreign Ministerial talks for the first time?

 

 

  1. Brazil
  2. Denmark
  3. France
  4. Japan

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  1. Brazil

5. Where is Swiss Badminton Open 2024 being played?

  1. Australia
  2. Philippines
  3. Switzerland
  4. Qatar

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3. Switzerland

6. Judith Suminwa has been appointed the first female Prime Minister of which African country?

 

  1. Uganda
  2. Algeria
  3. Morocco
  4. Democratic Republic of Congo

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4. Democratic Republic of Congo

7. Which country has joined the European Schengen travel area?

 

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Romania
  3. Both of the above
  4. Croatia

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  1. Bulgaria

8. ‘Afar Triangle’ which was in discussion recently is related to?

 

  1. Antarctica
  2. Africa
  3. North America
  4. Australia

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2. Africa

9. Bihu Dhol of which state has got GI tag?

  1. Tripura
  2. West Bengal
  3. Assam
  4. Odisha

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3. Assam

10. Which Indian port has got the top position in cargo throughput in the financial year 2023-24?

 

  1. Paradip Port
  2. Deendayal Port
  3. Chennai port
  4. Kolkata port

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  1. Paradip Port

 

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Some lines of current affairs 18 April 2024 news

  • The Finance Ministry has proposed strict measures to protect citizens from cyber fraud, particularly after the Bank of Baroda World App scam. These efforts are part of a broader national initiative to fight cybercrime. In 2023 alone, over 1.1 million cyber fraud cases amounting to Rs 7,488.63 crore ($8.9 billion) were reported by India’s National Crime Records Bureau. To address this issue, the Home Ministry established the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center (I4C), which coordinates efforts nationwide. The ministry is urging for stricter Know Your Customer (KYC) processes and enhanced due diligence by banks and financial institutions when onboarding new merchants. Additionally, there’s a push for improved data security and protection practices at both the merchant and BC levels. In October 2023, the RBI barred the state-owned Bank of Baroda from adding new customers to its mobile app ‘BoB World’ due to significant supervisory concerns.
  • World Hemophilia Day is celebrated annually on April 17. It was initiated by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WHF). The first celebration took place in 1989 to honor Frank Schnabel, the founder of WHF.
  • The main goal of the day is to raise awareness about hemophilia and bleeding disorders.
  • The theme for World Hemophilia Day 2024 is ‘Equitable access for all: recognizing all bleeding disorders’.
  • Nigeria has introduced a new vaccine, called Men5CV, approved by the WHO.
  • he vaccine protects against five types of meningococcus bacteria: A, C, W, Y, and X.
  • Meningitis, caused by meningococcus bacteria, is a major concern in Africa.
  • Meningitis can result from viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites, affecting the brain and causing issues like hearing loss and learning problems.
  • Symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, neck stiffness, and sensitivity to light.
  • According to WHO, meningitis cases in Africa rose by 50% last year.
  • Nigeria experienced a meningitis outbreak from October 1, 2023, to March 11, 2024.
  • ISRO aims to achieve debris-free space missions by 2030. Currently, India has 54 active spacecraft and numerous inactive objects in space. To reduce this debris, ISRO has deorbited old satellites and rocket stages. Additionally, India plans to launch its own space station by 2035.
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