13 March 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 Aadhaar linking deadline, TB free India campaign and India’s first-ever crime-free zone among others.
1. The Union government has launched a campaign to free India from which terminal disease?
2. Which state government is going to make 'adulteration of milk' a non-bailable offence?
d) Madhya Pradesh
3. The National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies is scheduled to be held in which city?
a) New Delhi
4. Which state government has issued a temporary ban on trekking in forest areas?
5. Which country’s parliament has passed a law to limit cash deals?
6. The Supreme Court has extended the March 31 deadline for Aadhaar linking till when?
a) July 31
b) May 31
c) August 31
d) None of the above
7. Which country recently abolished two-term limit for its President?
8. Name the famous French fashion designer who passed away recently?
a) Christian Dior
b) Hubert de Givenchy
c) Yves Saint Laurent
d) Christobal Balenciaga
9. India announced how much amount of line of credit to support 27 solar power projects in 15 countries at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018)?
a) USD 1.4 billion
b) USD 2.0 billion
c) USD 2.4 billion
d) USD 3.0 billion
10. Which online payment service provider became the official umpire partner of the Indian Premier League for 5 years?
11. The Border Security Force recently launched the first-ever crime-free zone along the international border between India and which county?
b) Sri Lanka
12. PM Narendra Modi and French President inaugurated 75 MW Solar Plant in which State?
b) West Bengal
d) Uttar Pradesh
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) Tuberculosis
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on March 13, 2018 launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of the globally-set deadline. The TB free India Campaign will take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB elimination forward in a mission mode.
2. (b) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government may bring in a law to make the adulteration of milk a non-bailable offence, with a punishment of up to three years in jail. The information was shared by the state Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat, who said that if the punishment for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there will be no scope for the accused to get bail.
3. (a) New Delhi
The National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies would be held in New Delhi from 13-14 March, 2018. The conference intends to bring together national and global experts and enable the exchange of dialogue and practices for the benefit of enforcement agencies, attorneys and industry representatives and provide fresh ideas for further strengthening the IPR protection ecosystem.
4. (d) Kerala
The Kerala government temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighboring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed. The state forest department has been directed to take all necessary precautions to prevent forest fires and to closely monitor the situation. Kerala is experiencing dry spell as the temperature has touched 40 degrees in the hilly regions.
5. (b) Israel
Israel's parliament passed a law that limits the amount of cash in the economy in an effort to fight against dirty money, economic crime and money laundering. The new law imposes a limit on cash transactions made to businesses, which could be further reduced in 2020.
6. (d) None of the above
The Supreme Court of India has extended the deadline of March 31 for linking of Aadhar card to various bank accounts, mobile phones and government schemes indefinitely till the judgement on Aadhar card’s validity comes through.
7. (a) China
China's Parliament abolished the two-term limit for the President, allowing Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely over the country. The constitutional changes were approved during the annual sitting of the National People's Congress.
8. (b) Hubert de Givenchy
Hubert de Givenchy was part of the elite cadre of Paris-based designers including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and his mentor, Christobal Balenciaga, that redefined fashion in the wake of World War II.
9. (a) USD 1.4 billion
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to provide USD 1.4 billion line of credit to support 27 solar power projects in 15 countries at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018) on March 11, 2018.
10. (b) Paytm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced its association with Paytm as the Official Umpire Partner of the VIVO Indian Premier League for the next five years. Paytm is also the Title Sponsor of Indian Cricket.
11. (c) Bangladesh
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) recently declared 8.3 km stretch along the Indo-Bangladesh border a ‘crime free zone’ to curb criminal activities including smuggling.
12. (d) Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated Uttar Pradesh's biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur district's Chhanvey block.