Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 October 2018

Oct 1, 2018 17:29 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 October 2018

1 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2018 World Habitat Day and US and Canada to replace NAFTA among others.

1. Who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine?
a) James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo
b) Michael W. Young and Michael Rosbash
c) Jeffrey C. Hall and Yoshinori Ohsumi
d) Tu Youyou and Satoshi Omura

2. The Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations were launched on October 2, 2018, marking the beginning of the final year of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). When was the mission launched?
a) 2013
b) 2014
c) 2015
d) 2016

3. When was the 2018 World Habitat Day observed?
a) 29 September
b) 30 September
c) 1 October
d) 2 October

4. The Union Government constituted a Competition Law Review Committee to review the Competition Act under whose chairmanship?
a) Tapan Ray
b) KVM Murthy
c) MS Sahoo
d) Injeti Srinivas

5. Who was elected as the new Chairman of the Press Trust of India?
a) N Ravi
b) Vijay Kumar Chopra
c) Rajat Sharma
d) Vinod Dua

6. Which two countries have reached a deal to replace NAFTA?
a) US and Canada
b) Canada and Mexico
c) UK and US
d) Russia and China

7. Which high court has issued directions to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions?
a) Delhi HC
b) Allahabad HC
c) Uttarakhand HC
d) Madras HC

8. Which has launched a new wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea gardens?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Assam
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Meghalaya

9. When is International Day of Non-Violence celebrated globally?
a) October 2
b) October 5
c) October 1
d) September 30

10 Which city hosted the 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship?
a) Pune
b) Bengaluru
c) Hyderabad
d) Thiruvananthapuram

ANSWERS

1. (a) James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on October 1, 2018 awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.

2. (b) 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on October 2, 2014 with an aim to build a Clean and Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by October 2, 2019 as a befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

3. (c) 1 October
The World Habitat Day was observed across the world on October 1, 2018, that is the first Monday of October 2018, to uncover the present state of the world’s towns and cities, and emphasise the basic right of all to receive adequate shelter.

4. (d) Injeti Srinivas
The Union Government on September 30, 2018 constituted a Competition Law Review Committee to review the Competition Act, 2002. The Committee will be headed by Injeti Srinivas, Secretary of the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

5. (a) N Ravi
N. Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, was on 29 Sept unanimously elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI). Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers, was elected Vice-Chairman.

6. (a) US and Canada
The United States and Canada reached a deal on September 30, 2018 to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico, beating a midnight deadline with agreements to substantially boost American access to Canada's dairy market and protect Canada from possible US auto tariffs.

7. (c) Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand High Court has the state government to provide reservation to transgender in educational institutions and public appointments. The direction is a part of a slew of directions issued by the court for the welfare of transgender persons in the state.

8. (b) Assam
Assam Government has become the first Indian state to offer a Wage Compensation Scheme for pregnant women working in the tea gardens of the state. The path-breaking decision was taken by the state after contemplating the issues faced by women during pregnancy.

9. (a) October 2
The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated across the world on October 2, 2018, on the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

10. (d) Thiruvananthapuram
The 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship was organised by the Asian Yoga Federation in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from September 27, 2018. The four-day event saw participation from nearly 450 participants representing 12 countries across Asia.

 

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