6 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers 

6 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers  for All govt jobs.6 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers for SSC.

  1. When is the National Maritime Day observed in India?
    A) April 5
    B) April 3
    C) April 4
    D) April 6

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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    April 5 is celebrated as the National Maritime Day in India every year. It was on this day 99 years ago in 1919 when the country’s navigation history set sail with SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd started for the United Kingdom from Mumbai (then British Bombay).
  2. According to the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal, the estimated real GDP growth rate of India for 2018-19 is likely to vary between _______
    A) 7.1- 7.6 %
    B) 7.5- 7.7 %
    C) 7.2-7.5 %
    D) 7.4-7.9 %

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The RBI maintained the status quo on its key short-term lending rate at 6 per cent, along with its ‘neutral’ stance, at the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal, in line with what was being widely expected. RBI estimated that the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for FY20 will range from 7.4 to 7.9 percent.
  3. Name the Indian World champion weightlifter to secure India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by winning in the women’s 48kg event?
    A) Ngangbam Soniya Chanu
    B) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
    C) Sanamacha Chanu
    D) Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu gave India its first Gold Medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
  4. When is the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed?
    A) April 5
    B) April 3
    C) April 4
    D) April 2

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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on April 4 each year. This day aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
  5. Recently NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant single star ever seen in the Universe. What is the name of the star?
    A) Icarus
    B) Saiph
    C) Iota
    D) Denebola

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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the farthest individual star ever seen – an enormous blue stellar body nicknamed Icarus located over halfway across the universe. The star, harboured in a very distant spiral galaxy, is so far away that its light has taken nine billion years to reach Earth.
  6. The UIDAI ha launched Virtual ID to address privacy concerns related to Aadhaar. The Virtual ID is a ________ digit number.
    A) 11
    B) 12
    C) 14
    D) 16

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the much-awaited ‘Virtual ID’ which will be a random 16-digit number mapped to a person’s Aadhaar number. UIDAI had stated that it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the VID from their users from June 1, 2018.
  7. What is the theme of the 2018 National Maritime Day?
    A) Connecting India through Shipping
    B) Indian Shipping – An Ocean of Opportunity
    C) Ease of doing business in the maritime sector
    D) Make in India” – an opportunity for the Maritime sector

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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The theme of the National Maritime Day in 2018 is ‘Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity’.
  8. Name the App recently launched by the Government for Coal Quality Monitoring.
    A) UNNATI
    B) UTTHAN
    C) UTKARSH
    D) UTTAM

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal launched UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring. UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal (uttam.coalindia.in). The Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited (CIL) developed UTTAM,aims to provide an App for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal across CIL subsidiaries.
  9. Recently popular actor Kolam Ajith passed away. He worked for which cinema?
    A) Marathi
    B) Odia
    C) Malayalam
    D) Bengali

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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, has passed away. Ajith, 56, was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago following health issues.
  10. According to the latest data by the Steel Users Federation of India (Sufi), India is the ____________ largest producer of crude steel in the world.
    A) Second
    B) Third
    C) Fifth
    D) First

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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In a major achievement, India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest producer of crude steel in February, according to the Steel Users Federation of India (Sufi). At present, China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the production