18 April 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 2018 Pulitzer Prize, World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus Report 2018 and NASA's CHESS Mission among others.
1. Who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service?
a) The New York Times and The New Yorker
b) The New Yorker and Reuters
c) Reuters and The Washington Post
d) The Washington Post and The New York Times
2. India signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank to revive the natural resources in Meghalaya?
a) USD 35 million
b) USD 48 million
c) USD 56 million
d) USD 63 million
3. When is the World Haemophilia Day observed every year?
a) April 15
b) April 16
c) April 17
d) April 18
4. As per latest World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus Report 2018, what is the India’s growth rate for 2019-20?
5. Union Government launched the FIEO Globallinker for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses. How is ‘FIEO’ abbreviated as?
a) Federation of Indian Export Organisations
b) Federation of Indian Exchange Operations
c) Federation of International Export Organisations
d) Federation of International Exchange Operations
6. PM Narendra Modi recently paid visit to which nation and invited its CEOs to invest in India?
a) United Kingdom
d) Sri Lanka
7. When was the International Day for Monument and Sites observed?
a) April 17
b) April 18
c) April 19
d) April 20
8. Which Union Territory is hosting the Islands Tourism Festival?
a) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
c) Dadar & Nagar Haveli
d) Daman and Dui
9. The United States has decided to restrict the movement of diplomats belonging to which nation?
a) North Korea
10. Which nation’s Supreme Court has restricted the deportation of convicted immigrants?
a) United States
11. NASA has launched which mission to study matter between distant stars?
12. The Supreme Court has stayed NGT’s order declaring a silence zone in which holy shrine?
c) Vaishno Devi
1. (a) The New York Times and The New Yorker
The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on April 16, 2018 for exposing the powerful and wealthy sexual predators including one of the Hollywood’s most influential producers Harvey Weinstein. Their revelations inspired the global #MeToo movement that led to talks about gender and power dynamics in the workplace.
2. (b) USD 48 million
On April 16, the Government of India (GoI) has signed a USD 48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to support selected communities in Meghalaya to manage their natural resources using a community-led landscape approach.
3. (c) April 17
The World Haemophilia Day is observed every year on April 17 to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. It is an opportunity to help people with bleeding disorders to live healthier, longer and more productive life by educating and empowering them. The 2018 theme was ‘Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger’.
4. (d) 7.5%
The World Bank has projected India’s growth rate at 7.3% for 2019 and 7.5% for 2020. The bank also noted that Indian economy has recovered from the effects of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
5. (a) Federation of Indian Export Organisations
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the FIEO Globallinker in New Delhi on April 17, 2018. FIEO Globallinker is a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses and join a global community of growing businesses.
6. (b) Sweden
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Sweden on April 16-17, 2018 at the invitation of Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Prime Minister. During his visit, PM Modi invited top Swedish firms to invest in India and participate in flagship initiatives of the country.
7. (b) April 18
The International Day for Monument and Sites is observed annually on April 18. The day was established in 1982 by the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). The day aims to encourage local communities and individuals to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities and to promote awareness of the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
8. (a) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Islands Tourism Festival began in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on April 18, 2018. The five-day event will include cultural programmes, adventure sports, flea market and traditional games. Artist from different parts of the country would be present at the cultural programme.
9. (d) Pakistan
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kms of their offices without permission from May 1. According to the notification, diplomats would need to apply for permission at least five days ahead of an intended travel outside the imposed 40-kilometre radius.
10. (a) United States
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the US law calling for the deportation of immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes is unconstitutionally vague. The ruling came on a plea filed by convicted California burglar James Garcia Dimaya, a legal immigrant from the Philippines.
11. (b) CHESS
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has successfully launched CHESS mission to study the interstellar medium, the matter between stars. The space between distant stars is not empty. It contains drifts of vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium, which may, over millions of years, evolve into new stars and even planets.
12. (b) Amarnath
The Supreme Court of India stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declaring Amarnath cave shrine a silence zone and prohibiting religious offerings beyond the entry point. The Amarnath Shrine Board had challenged the NGT order in the apex court, arguing that the green tribunal cannot pass orders on the Amarnath shrine.