Top Current Affairs Quiz: 11 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 Flipkart’s acquisition, 6th US-India Aviation Summit and National Technology Day among others.
11 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 Flipkart’s acquisition, 6th US-India Aviation Summit and National Technology Day among others.
1. Walmart acquired what percent of stake in Flipkart recently?
a) 39 percent
b) 55 percent
c) 77 percent
d) 89 percent
2. Which country launched new satellite to monitor air pollution?
3. Which city hosted the 6th US-India Aviation Summit 2018?
a) New Delhi
4. Who was conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018?
a) Anuradha Garg
b) Kartika Mukherjee
c) Meenakshi Kapoor
d) Nisha Bhalla
5. Which state has launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for its smart cities?
a) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
6. Who was elected as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia?
a) Najib Razak
b) Mahathir bin Mohamad
c) Daim Zainuddin
d) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
7. When was national technology day held?
a) May 11
b) May 12
c) May 9
d) May 10
8. Name the nuclear weapon that was successfully tested at Pokhran Test Range on May 11, 1998?
9. Which top board member of Flipkart has quit after acquisition by Walmart?
a) Binny Bansal
b) Sachin Bansal
c) Rohit Bansal
d) Kalyan Krishnamurthy
10. Which country is going to launch nationwide inspections targeting illegal dumping of waste?
11. Who has been nominated as the green ambassador of Sikkim?
a) Deepika Padukone
c) Mohit Chauhan
d) Alia Bhatt
12. Stanford University would be assisting which Indian state in combating chronic diseases?
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) 77 percent
Global retail giant Walmart on May 9, 2018 formally signed a definitive agreement to acquire 77 percent stake in Flipkart with an investment of around USD 16 billion. The deal will value Flipkart at around USD 20.8 billion, up from its previous valuation of USD 12 billion.
2. (a) China
China successfully launched Gaofen-5 satellite, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, to monitor air pollution which is one of the country's major problems.
3. (b) Mumbai
The 6th US-India Aviation Summit was formally inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu in Mumbai on May 10, 2018. The biennial Summit was organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
4. (d) Nisha Bhalla
Nisha Bhalla conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award for her spiritual service at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 in Delhi.
5. (a) Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh government launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for its smart cities at the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (BSCDCL) facility in the Berkheda area.
6. (b) Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad claimed election victory in the country’s General Elections 2018, making a stunning comeback to politics 15 years after his retirement. Mahathir's coalition, Pakatan Harapan, won 121 out of 222 seats.
7. (a) May 11
The National Technology Day was observed across India on May 11, 2018 to commemorate the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. The day also marks India's scientific prowess and technological advancements.
8. (d) Shakti-I
On May 11, 1998, India successfully test-fired nuclear missile Shakti-I at the Pokhran Test Range of Indian Army in Rajasthan in an operation administered by late president and aerospace engineer Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
9. (b) Sachin Bansal
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has announced his exit from the company, hours after the news of American retailer Walmart acquiring Flipkart broke in the nation. Bansal’s decision comes after Walmart’s condition that it could accommodate only one of the Flipkart founders in the board.
10. (d) China
China plans to carry out nationwide inspections targeting the illegal transfer and dumping of waste that damages water resources and soil, revealed a senior official from China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on May 11, 2018.
11. (c) Mohit Chauhan
The Sikkim government has nominated Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan as the Green Ambassador of the state. The state government had earlier this year roped in AR Rahman as its ambassador to promote tourism in Sikkim.
12. (c) Uttar Pradesh
United States’ prestigious Stanford University has agreed to assist Uttar Pradesh government to combat chronic disease like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). It was announced by Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh who had headed high-powered delegation of top state officials to United States.