10 July 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 topics such as World Cities Summit 2018, India, China Agreement and new literature prize among others.
1. Which organisation revamped the panel on alternative investment?
2. Which country recently formed new literature prize in protest against Nobel Prize in Literature?
3. Which state’s High Court ruled that caste should not be mentioned in the arrest memos?
4. Which Committee’s term was recently extended to draft new education policy?
a) Sushil Modi Committee
b) Sunil Mehta Committee
c) Bimal Jalan Committee
d) K Kasturirangan Committee
5. When the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated every year?
a) First Saturday of July
b) Last Sunday of June
c) First Saturday of June
d) Last Sunday of July
6. Which country hosted the 6th edition of World Cities Summit 2018?
7. The Asian Development Bank has approved a USD 503M worth lining project for the construction of a canal in which state?
8. Which nation has agreed to reduce tariffs on its imports of Indian medicines?
9. This MP, Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has resigned from his post.
a) David Davis
b) Amber Rudd
c) Liam Fox
d) Jeremy Hunt
10. Which country has ordered DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents?
11. Which state government has uploaded photos of VAT defaulters?
d) Uttar Pradesh
12. Which state has allotted 200 acres to women entrepreneurs?
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) SEBI
Markets regulator SEBI reorganised the committee that advises it on matters pertaining to further development of the alternative investment and start-up ecosystem in the country. The Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee is chaired by Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy.
2. (b) Sweden
Swedish intellectuals have joined forces to form a new prize-giving body in protest after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates. The alternative honour serves to denounce "bias, arrogance and sexism.
3. (c) Rajasthan
The Rajasthan High Court recently ruled that caste should not be mentioned in arrest memos and bail bonds, observing that identity of an individual is known by parentage and not by caste. The court said that neither the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) nor the Constitution provides that a person be identified by his caste.
4. (d) K Kasturirangan Committee
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has extended the term of K. Kasturirangan Committee to draft a new education policy till August 31. The committee, which was supposed to submit the report by 30 June, had sought an extension to give final shape to the policy.
5. (a) First Saturday of July
The International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is observed every year on first Saturday of July to recognize and reaffirms the role of cooperatives in economic, social and cultural development and in the achievement of social policy objectives. The 2018 IDC was celebrated on the 7th of July with theme ‘Sustainable societies through cooperation’.
6. (b) Singapore
The 6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit (WCS-2018) was hosted in Singapore with theme “Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration”.
7. (a) Bihar
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 503-million worth lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar that would bring immense benefits to the agriculture sector of the region.
8. (c) China
India and China have reached an agreement for the reduction of tariffs on Chinese imports of Indian medicines, particularly cancer drugs. China also agreed to increase imports of Indian medicines, particularly anti-cancer drugs, as a part of its moves to broaden its trade relations amidst its on-going trade war with the United States.
9. (a) David Davis
Britain's Brexit minister David Davis has resigned two days after the cabinet approved a plan to retain strong alignment with the European Union even after leaving the bloc. Davis was appointed two years ago to head up the newly-created Department for Exiting the European Union after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.
10. (b) US
US officials have ordered DNA tests on 'under 3,000' detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis. The Department of Health and Human Services, HHS is doing DNA testing to confirm parentage accurately.
11. (c) Haryana
The Haryana Excise and Taxation Department has identified a total of 6,091 value-added tax (VAT) dealers in the state having arrears over Rs 5 lakh and uploaded the photographs of the defaulters on its website.
12. (d) Telangana
The Telangana government has allotted 200 acres to three different women entrepreneurs' associations in the state, Industries and IT Minister K T Rama Rao said on July 6, 2018. Rama Rao said that the state has allocated 50 acres to FLO at Sultanpur, 30 acres to Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE) at Toopran and 120 acres to the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) and also 10 per cent of land in all the 140 various industrial parks in the state are earmarked for women entrepreneurs.
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