8 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers

8 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers  for All govt jobs.8 April 2018 latest current affairs questions and answers for SSC.

  1. Which among the following financial institutions has signed loan agreement worth $80 million for improving skill development among youth and modernising institutes in Himachal Pradesh?
    A) World Bank
    B) International Monetary Fund
    C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    D) European Investment Bank

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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Indian government has signed a $80 million (Rs 512 crore) loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help improving skills of youth and modernising institutes. This project of estimated cost of $100 million (Rs 640 crore) is expected to be completed by 2022 and the state will get 90 per cent of the loan component as grant from the Central government.
  2. Which among the following banks has launched Internet of Things (IoT)-based customer feedback application on pilot basis at one of its branch in a move to increase its customer satisfaction?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Bank of India
    C) Allahabad Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Leading public sector bank, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) as part of their ‘Customer First’ initiative launched Internet of Things (IoT)-based customer feedback application on a pilot basis at its Cathedral branch in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. To increase customer satisfaction at the branch, the bank introduced three initiatives with IoT.
  3. When is the World Health Day observed?
    A) April 7
    B) April 8
    C) April 9
    D) April 6

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      Option A
    Explanation:
     The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organisations. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
  4. Who is the head of the 18 member panel formed by West Bengal Government to commemorate 100 years of Bengali cinema?
    A) Srijit Mukherji
    B) Kaushik Ganguly
    C) Goutam Ghosh
    D) Sandip Ray

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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The West Bengal government set up a 18-member committee chaired by eminent film director Goutam Ghosh with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the patron to commemorate 100 years of Bengali cinema. The committee, that includes thespian Soumitra Chatterjee as chief advisor, would plan the calendar of events and oversee implementation of the celebration.
  5. Which bank has recently tied up with Samsung to enable its MasterCard and Visa credit card users to use ‘Samsung Pay’?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) UCO Bank
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    IndusInd Bank announced a collaboration with Samsung Electronics to enable its MasterCard and Visa credit card customers to use ‘Samsung Pay’.

    IndusInd credit card holders can now ‘tap and pay’ at merchant outlets having Point of Sale (PoS) terminals using a wide range of Samsung Smartphones.

  6. The Gobardhan Yojna to convert cattle dung and solid waste into biogas and manure will be launched by the government from which of these places on April 30?
    A) Karnal, Haryana
    B) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
    C) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    D) Amritsar, Punjab

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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Gobardhan Yojna, a central government scheme for managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste into manure and biogas, will be launched nationally from Haryana’s Karnal District on April 30.
  7. Which among the following states has been conferred with the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader’ category at India Business Leader Awards (IBLA)?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka

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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Chhattisgarh bagged the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader’ category as part of the India Business Leadership for the remarkable increase in business and services activities in various sectors.
  8. National award winning Assamese filmmaker Munin Barua died recently. He hailed from which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Himachal Pradesh

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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    National award winning Assamese film-maker Munin Barua has passed away today following a prolonged illness.
  9. Mobile App ‘Uzhavan’ has been launched by which state government to use technology for the benefit of the farmers of the state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamil Nadu

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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    In a bid to use technology for farmers’ benefit, the Tamil Nadu Government has come out with a bi-lingual mobile application ‘Uzhavan’ (farmer) that will allow ryots to have access to nine types of services, including details about their crop insurance.
  10. What is the theme of the 2018 World Health Day?
    A) Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere
    B) Make every mother and child count
    C) Good health adds life to years
    D) International health security

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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The theme of the World Health Day in 2018 is “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere”.