10 May 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 new crop investment support scheme, 2018 Business Optimism Index and new Prime Minister of Malaysia among others.
1. India got what rank in the 2018 Business Optimism Index?
2. Which company launched Android Things for IoT platform?
3. Union Government decided to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in which areas?
a) Urban Areas
b) Rural Area
c) Tribal Area
d) All of them
4. Who was appointed as the Prime Minister of Armenia?
a) Serzh Sargsyan
b) Meman Khashmanyan
c) Mike Pensyan
d) Nikol Pashinian
5. Who was sworn-in as the new President of Costa Rica?
a) Carlos Alvarado
b) Luis Guillermo Solís
c) Fabricio Alvarado Munoz
d) Johnny Araya Monge
6. Which state launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre?
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
7. The Union Government has ordered extension of finance assistance to clear the dues of which type of farmers?
a) Tomato farmers
b) Onion farmers
c) Sugarcane farmers
d) Wheat farmers
8. India has signed with which nation on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders?
9. Which state has decided to start 31 government colleges for girls?
c) Uttar Pradesh
10. Mahathir Mohamad, the ninety two-year-old has scripted a historic victory in which nation’s general elections?
d) Sri Lanka
11. Which state’s government has launched crop investment support scheme?
b) Madhya Pradesh
12. Which court has had held that death or injury while boarding or de-boarding train entitles passenger to compensation?
a) Supreme Court
b) Delhi High Court
c) Bombay High Court
d) Madras High Court
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) 6th
India slipped to the 6th position globally in the business optimism index for the first quarter of this year, as per Grant Thornton's quarterly global business survey.
2. (b) Google
Alphabet Inc’s Google launched Android Things (codenamed Brillo), a variant of Android operating system for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as smart home appliances and other smart machines.
3. (c) Tribal Area
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) announced to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in tribal districts across the country. About 3000 such kendras are proposed to be set up in two years in all forested Tribal Districts.
4 . (d) Nikol Pashinian
On May 8, Nikol Pashinian became the new Prime Minister of Armenia, after the Parliament elected him by a 59-to-42 vote. He has been the leader of the ongoing 2018 Armenian non-violent protests which forced Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and his government to resign.
5. (a) Carlos Alvarado
Journalist Carlos Alvarado was sworn-in as the new President of Costa Rica on May 8, 2018. In April 2018, he won the presidential election with 61% votes.
6. (b) Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (BSCDCL) of Madhya Pradesh launched India’s first cloud-based Common Integrated Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre, and Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC).
7. (c) Sugarcane farmers
The Union Government on May 9, 2018 issued orders for extending assistance to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers. An official statement by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry read that the government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 5.50 per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of the cane.
8. (a) Panama
India and Panama have signed an agreement on the exemption of visas for the holders of diplomatic and official passports. The two nations also signed an agreement on strengthening cooperation in the field of agriculture.
9. (d) Haryana
The state government of Haryana has decided to start 31 government colleges for girls with effect from ensuing academic session 2018-19. Additional charges of these colleges have been given to principals of others colleges so that work would not be halted in these colleges.
10. (b) Malaysia
In Malaysia, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s alliance of opposition parties has secured a historic win in the nation’s general elections. Mahathir's coalition won 121 out of 222 seats, after the final results were announced, nine seats more than the required 112 to form the government. The 92-year-old will be the oldest Prime Minister in the world when he takes the power.
11. (d) Telangana
The Telangana government on May 10, 2018 launched a new scheme in which the farmers in the state will get Rs 8,000 per acre each every year as crop investment support. Launching the programme titled 'Rythu Bandhu', the state’s Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao claimed that Telangana is the first state in India to implement a farmer investment support scheme.
12. (a) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of India has held that railways will be liable to pay compensation to passengers in case of death or injury while boarding and de-boarding trains.The court stated that death or injury while boarding or de-boarding a train is an untoward incident which entitles a passenger to compensation and will not be considered his negligence.