12 January 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 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, ISRO Launched 31 satellites and national youth festival among others.
1. India is going to be a reliable and close neighbour of which nation?
d) Sri Lanka
2. The national youth festival was inaugurated in which state?
c) Uttar Pradesh
3. The nation celebrated which spiritual leader's 155th birth anniversary on 12 January?
a) Gopal Krishna Goswami
c) Mother Teresa
d) Swami Vivekananda
4. Which state government is going to use robots to clean sewers?
d) Andhra Pradesh
5. Which country emerged as the top borrower from Asian infrastructure investment bank (AIIB) in 2017?
c) Sri Lanka
6. India on 12 January 2018 launched how many satellites including Cartosat-2?
7. Which nation set a new record with its wind energy production in 2017?
8. With the launch of PSLV-C40, India has in total launched how many of its own satellites till date?
9. US President Donald Trump has announced that US could go back into which agreement it initially withdrew itself from?
a) UN’s refugee and migrant pact
b) Paris Climate Deal
c) 2015 Nuclear Deal
10. Which country has granted citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange?
c) United Kingdom
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Maldives
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affirmed that India will be a reliable and close neighbour of Maldives supporting it in its progress and security.
2. (c) Uttar Pradesh
The national youth festival was inaugurated by prime minister narendra Modi in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on 12 January 2018 through video conferencing. The five-day event will provide a platform to bring the youth of the country together and opportunity to showcase their talents in various activities.
3. (d) Swami Vivekananda
The 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated across India on 12 January 2018. One of the greatest spiritual leaders of India Swami Vivekananda had introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the western world.
4. (c) Kerala
The state government of Kerala has decided to use robots for cleaning sewer holes, bringing an end to manual scavenging. The Kerala water authority has signed a MoU with Kerala transfer mission for the transfer of technology and products including the use of robots for the same purpose.
5. (b) India
India has emerged as the top borrower from the Asian infrastructure investment bank ( AIIB) with loans worth USD 1.5 billion in 2017 and USD 3 billion more in the pipeline.
6. (b) 31
India on 12 January 2018 launched 31 satellites including a remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2. Among them, three are Indian and the rest 28 are from six nations including Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and the United States of America.
7. (c) Denmark
According to official data from the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4 per cent of the total electricity consumption in Denmark in 2017.The new record surpasses the previous 2015 record of 42 per cent, keeping Denmark on track to reach its target of having 50 per cent of all electricity produced by wind power by 2020.
8. (b) 100
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV-C40 lifted off successfully on 12 January 2018 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It carries 31 satellites in total, including 3 from India and rest 28 from six other nations. Among the satellites that the PSLV is carrying is India's 100th satellite, Cartosat 2 -- a surveillance satellite. The satellites are to be launched in two orbits.
9. (b) Paris Climate Deal
President Donald Trump said on 10 January 2018 that the United States could "conceivably" return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction. "Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal," he said.
10. (a) Ecuador
Ecuador has granted citizenship to Julian Assange. The announcement was made by Ecuador Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who informed that Assange, an Australian, became an Ecuadoran citizen on 12 December. The Wikileaks founder has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he was faced with extradition to Sweden for allegedly sexually assaulting two women.