Q1. The controversial UK marketing analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, which has been at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, has announced to cease all its operations immediately and filing for insolvency in Britain and the United States. Which among the following is the parent firm of Cambridge Analytica?
(a) 27 Communications Ltd
(b) PTG Samson Ltd
(c) 404 Parental Ltd
(d) SCL Elections Ltd
Q2. _____________ is a date which is celebrated as the World Press Freedom Day to evaluate press freedom around the world.
(a) 27 April
(b) 3 May
(c) 1 May
(d) 29 April
Q3. Name the state that has become the first state to provide digitally-signed land record receipts (also known as 7/12 receipts) that would check irregularities and bring in transparency.
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Andhra Pradesh
Q4. Stepping up its crackdown on money laundering and round-tripping, SEBI recently came out with a detailed framework for risk-based Know Your Client (KYC) documentation of FPIs. FPI stands for ______________.
(a) Foreign Personnel Investors
(b) Foreign Portability Investment
(c) Foreign Personified Investment
(d) Foreign Portfolio Investors
Q5. What is the global theme for World Press Freedom Day 2018?
(a) Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies
(b) Freedom of Information and Sustainable Development
(c) Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Safety in the Digital Age
(d) Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
Q6. Name the veteran Artist-Philosopher and founder of Adilabad’s Kala Ashram who passed away, recently.
(a) Neeraj Malhotra
(b) Ravinder Sharma
(c) Anjani Sen
(d) Sumkumar Das Gupta
Q7. Name the IAS officer who has been appointed as Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
(a) Devendra Jhajharia
(b) TS Vijayan
(c) T K Malhotra
(d) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Q8. Name the lender that has appointed Radhakrishnan Nair as an additional (independent) director of the bank for five years.
(a) HDFC Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) ICICI Bank
(d) IDFC Bank
Q9. India has surpassed which of the following country to become one of the world’s five largest military spenders, according to the Swedish arms watchdog Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Report.
(c) Saudi Arabia
Q10. Name the person who has been appointed as Australian cricket team’s head coach for all three formats.
(a) Justin Langer
(b) Rickey Ponting
(c) Shane Warne
(d) Adam Gilchrist