10 August 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 World Bio-Fuel Day, TK Viswanathan Committee and Quit India movement among others.
1. When is the World Bio-Fuel Day observed every year?
a) August 9
b) August 10
c) August 11
d) August 12
2. Which Union Ministry launched the mobile app Niryat Mitra?
a) Ministry of Commerce
b) Ministry of Finance
c) Ministry of Agriculture
d) Ministry of Science & Technology
3. Ivan Duque was sworn-in as the President of which country?
4. When is the National Handloom Day celebrated in India?
a) August 7
b) August 8
c) August 9
d) August 10
5. TK Viswanathan Committee recently recommended which organisation to tap phone calls?
6. The world’s first-ever thermal battery plant was inaugurated in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh
7. When was the 76th anniversary of Quit India movement observed?
a) August 9
b) August 7
c) August 8
d) August 5
8. Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the new deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Which party does he belong to?
9. Which nation’s former President has been nominated to be the next UN human rights chief?
10. India was ranked at which position in the Global Innovation Index 2018?
11. Which country topped the Global Innovation Index for the eighth consecutive year in 2018?
12. Veteran Politician, RK Dhawan passed away at the age of 81 on August 6. Which party did he belong to?
1. (b) August 10
The World Bio-Fuel Day was observed across the world on August 10, 2018 with an aim to create awareness about non fossil-fuels (green fuels). The day highlights the importance of non-fossil fuels as alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlights the various efforts made by the Government in the bio-fuel sector.
2. (a) Ministry of Commerce
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on August 8, 2018 launched the ‘Niryat Mitra’ mobile App in New Delhi. The app has been developed by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the largest exporters’ organisation of the country
3. (c) Colombia
Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has been sworn in as the country's 60th president. Duque, a 42-year-old former senator, defeated left-leaning candidate Gustavo Petro in a presidential runoff in June with 54 percent of the vote.
4. (a) August 7
The National Handloom Day is being observed every year on 7 August in India to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also carter an impetus to India’s handloom industry. The date August 7 commemorates the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this date in 1905 in the Calcutta Town hall to protest against partition of Bengal by the British Government.
5. (d) SEBI
According to the committee led by former Law Secretary TK Viswanathan recommended the regulator SEBI to seek powers to intercept telephone calls and electronic communications.
6. (a) Andhra Pradesh
The world’s first-ever facility to create thermal batteries was inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati. The thermal battery plant, which is manufactured by the Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST), is expected to start commercial operations by May 2019.
7. (a) August 9
The 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed across India on August 8, 2018. On this day in 1942, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gave the famous clarion call of ‘Do or Die’ to all Indians to drive the British away from the country.
8. (c) JDU
JDU’s Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected as the new deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha on August 9, 2018. The NDA candidate was pitted against BK Hari Prasad, the joint candidate of the Congress-led Opposition in the vote. Singh won the vote with 125 votes in favour and 105 against.
9. (d) Chile
The United Nations on August 8, 2018 announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the UN’s new human rights chief. She was the first woman in her country to occupy the top position and is known to be a strong advocate for women’s rights.
10. (b) 57
The 11th edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 was launched in India on August 8, 2018. The index was based on the theme– ‘Energizing the World with Innovation’. In this year’s edition of GII, India’s rank has jumped to 57 from 60 in 2017. In fact, India has been consistently climbing the GII ranking for the past three years.
11. (a) Switzerland
The 2018 GII index shows interesting changes in the top 10. While Switzerland leads the rankings for the eighth consecutive year, the Netherlands and Sweden swapped their positions, ranking 2nd and 3rd respectively.
12. (d) INC
Former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader R K Dhawan passed away in New Delhi on August 6, 2018 evening. He was 81. Dhawan was a former personal secretary to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
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