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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 July 2018

Jul 12, 2018 17:10 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 July 2018

12 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 Bank’s data on GDP of countries in 2017, Technology Challenge and IT Policy 2018 among others.

1. Which country has become the 69th shareholder of European development bank?

a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Afghanistan
d) Sri Lanka

2. As per World Bank’s data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017, India holds which rank among the world’s largest economies?

a) 6th
b) 7th
c) 8th
d) 5th

3. Which among the following nations is not ranked above India, as per World Bank’s data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017?

a) Germany
b) United Kingdom
c) China
d) France

4. Which Ministry has launched a ‘Technology Challenge’ to eliminate human entry into sewers?

a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
c) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d) Ministry of Rural Development

5. Which country’s government has approved capital punishment for drug offences?

a) Bangladesh
b) France
c) Sri Lanka
d) India

6. Which NATO leader has demanded the members to double their defence spending commitments?

a) Donald Trump
b) Angela Merkel
c) Theresa May
d) Vladimir Putin

7. Which state government has approved amendments in stringent provisions of Prohibition & Excise Act 2016?

a) Haryana
b) Bihar
c) Punjab
d) Jharkhand

8. Which state’s cabinet has approved IT Policy 2018?

a) Telangana
b) Karnataka
c) Maharashtra
d) Goa

9. Which court has stated ‘once criminality of Art 377 goes, stigma against LGBTQ also will’?

a) Delhi High Court
b) Supreme Court
c) Allahabad High Court
d) Bombay High Court

10. Which state is going to digitise and preserve rare documents?

a) Karnataka
b) Gujarata
c) Delhi
d) Telangana

Answers with Explanation

1. (b) India

India has formally become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank's regions of operation.

2. (a) 6th

India has surpassed France to become the world’s 6th largest economy, as per World Bank data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017. The data revealed that India recorded a GDP of USD 2,597,491 million in 2017, while France recorded a GDP of USD 2,582,501.

3. (d) France

India has surpassed France to become the world’s 6th largest economy, as per World Bank data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries for 2017. The data revealed that India recorded a GDP of USD 2,597,491 million in 2017, while France recorded a GDP of USD 2,582,501.

4. (a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs


The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a technology challenge to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. The challenge aims to identify technological as well as business process innovations.

5. (c) Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has unanimously approved a move to bring back capital punishment for drug-related crimes, paving way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. Executions have not been carried out in Sri Lanka as successive Presidents in office since 1978 have refused to issue death warrants.

6. (a) Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has shocked his NATO allies at a summit in Brussels by demanding that members double their defence spending commitments.Trump suggested that the countries not only meet their commitment of two per cent of their GDP on defence spending, but that they increase it to four percent.

7. (b) Punjab

Bihar government has approved amendments in stringent provisions of the Prohibition and Excise Act 2016. A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on July 11, 2018 approved scrapping of harsh provisions to confiscate property including house, land and vehicle in case of recovery of liquor.

8. (d) Goa

The Goa Cabinet on July 11, 2018 approved Information Technology policy 2018 which focuses on reverse migration and creation of around 10,000 jobs in the next five years. The IT policy has provisions for growth and development of Goa, its human capital and to foster growth of smaller businesses.

9. (b) Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on July 12, 2018 said once the criminality of consensual gay sex goes away, then related issues like social stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ community will also go. Observing that an environment has been created in the Indian society over the years that has led to deep-rooted discrimination against the community, a five-judge constitution bench, hearing petitions seeking decriminalisation of 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC, said discrimination against such people has also adversely impacted their mental health.

10. (d) Telangana

The Telangana government has decided to digitise, upgrade and preserve its rare and historic documents. The state archives (institute) were one of the top ten archives in the world having 50 millions of documents.

 

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