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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 February 2019

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 declaration of national emergency, liberalisation of e-visa regime and retirement of veteran cricketer among others.

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18 February 2019: 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 declaration of national emergency, liberalisation of e-visa regime and retirement of veteran cricketer among others.

1. India has raised customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from which nation?

a) Pakistan
b) China
c) Myanmar
d) Saudi Arabia

2. India, in its recent liberalisation of e-visa regime, has extended visa-on-arrival facility to the nationals of which country?

a) North Korea
b) Israel
c) South Korea
d) Brazil

3. Which international cricketer has announced his retirement from One Day Internationals?

a) Ross Taylor
b) Martin Guptill
c) Chris Gayle
d) Lasith Malinga

4.
Afghanistan has lodged a complaint with UNSC against which nation for its engagement with the Taliban?

a) China
b) Pakistan
c) US
d) India

5.
Who has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner of India on February 15, 2019?

a) Bipin Kumar Jha
b) Sushil Chandra
c) Vivek Dahiya
d) Ranjan Misra

6. UAE would be funding the construction of a US military hospital in which city?

a) Abu Dhabi
b) Kuwait
c) Tehran
d) Damascus

7. Which nation has launched a cruise missile capable submarine amidst heightening tension with the United States?

a) North Korea
b) Israel
c) Iran
d) China

8. Which nation has signed agreements worth $20 billion with Pakistan?

a) UAE
b) Saudi Arabia
c) China
d) Qatar

9. The President of which nation has declared a national emergency?

a) United Kingdom
b) Australia
c) New Zealand
d) United States

10. Who won the women’s singles title at the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior Nationals?

a) Ankita Raina
b) Sania Mirza
c) PV Sindhu
d) Saina Nehwal

Answers

1. (a) Pakistan

India has raised the basic customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from Pakistan with immediate effect following withdrawal the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.

2. (c) South Korea

The Union Tourism Ministry recently made a series of amendments in India's e-visa regime, liberalising it further and making it more tourist friendly. The e-tourist Visa, which was introduced in September 2014 with 46 countries has now been made applicable for 166 countries.  Besides, visa-on-arrival facility has been extended to the nationals of the Republic of Korea.

3. (c) Chris Gayle


Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from One-day Internationals after this year’s World Cup in England and Wales. The announcement was made by West Indies Cricket on February 17, 2019.

4. (b) Pakistan

Afghanistan has lodged a strong complaint with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against Pakistan for its engagement with the Taliban. In a letter written to the UNSC, Afghanistan's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Nazifullah Salarzai said, Pakistan's invitation to the Taliban amounted to a violation of Afghanistan's national sovereignty.

5. (b) Sushil Chandra

Sushil Chandra on February 15, 2019 assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. He would be working along with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa in the Election Commission.

6. (a) Abu Dhabi

A US military hospital funded by the United Arab Emirates will be built in Abu Dhabi to treat Emirati soldiers and regionally based American troops. The US would deploy medical military personnel in support of a facility very similar to the one in Germany, the biggest American hospital outside the US.

7. (c) Iran

Iran has launched 'cruise missile capable' submarine amid heightening tension with the United States. The new submarine is Iran's first in the semi-heavy category, filling a gap between the light Ghadir class and the heavy Kilo class submarines that the country possesses.

8. (b) Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on February 17, 2019 signed eight agreements amounting up to $20 billion agreement to invest in cash-starved Pakistan. The agreements were signed in the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is on a two-day visit to the country.

9. (d) United States


US President Donald Trump on February 15, 2019 signed an executive order declaring national emergency in the nation. The move would unblock billions of dollars of federal money to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border. Trump explained the move by saying that it was essential to prevent the country from "invasion" of illegal immigrants, drug dealers and criminal cartels.

10. (d) Saina Nehwal


Saina Nehwal won her fourth title at the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior Nationals, defeating PV Sindhu convincingly 21-18, 21-15 in Guwahati on February 16, 2019. Sourabh Verma, on the other hand, completed a hat-trick of titles, claiming the men's singles crown after defeating young Lakshya Sen in straight games of 21-18, 21-13.

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