19 February 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 India, Iran MoUs, World Congress on Information Technology and oldest world no. 1 in tennis history among others.
1. Which country has allowed women to open business without any male consent?
b) Saudi Arabia
2. Which state government would soon be using robots to clean up manholes?
3. Which state government has implemented a project to promote micro-irrigation?
d) Madhya Pradesh
4. India signed MoU to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with which nation?
5. The World Congress on Information Technology was inaugurated in which city?
c) New Delhi
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6. Which social media platform will now mail postcards to the potential buyers to verify ads and prevent meddling?
7. The students belonging to which state have been asked to wear slippers during exams?
b) Uttar Pradesh
8. Which tennis champion has become the oldest World no. 1 in tennis history?
a) Roger Federer
b) Rafael Nadal
c) Serena Williams
d) Novak Djokovic
9. The Botanical Survey of India signed a MoU with which nation’s Natural History Museum for scientific research cooperation?
10. The National Conference ‘Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income’ was organised in which city?
d) New Delhi
11. The data extracted from which telescope has revealed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets?
a) Hubble Space Telescope
b) Kepler Space Telescope
c) Spitzer Space Telescope
d) Herschel Space Observatory
12. The sixth edition of joint annual military drill began between India and which nation?
b) Sri Lanka
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Saudi Arabia
In a significant move towards achieving an open and modern economy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed women to open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative.The policy change marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the oil-rich Gulf nation for decades.
2. (d) Kerala
The Kerala government will soon be utilising the services of robots to clean the sewer holes in the state. Named 'Bandicoot', the robots are equipped with Wi-Fi, blue tooth and control panels and have four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the waste from sewers.
3. (a) Haryana
The state government of Haryana is implementing a special project to encourage micro irrigation and recharge ground water in the state. Micro-irrigation is an irrigation method that involves lower pressure and flow than a traditional sprinkler system.
4. (d) Iran
India and Iran on February 17, 2018 signed an agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTAA) and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The nations also signed a maritime agreement, in which Iran leased operational control of a part of the Chabahar port to India for a period of18 months.
5. (a) Hyderabad
The World Congress on Information Technology was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 19, 2018 through video conferencing at Hyderabad, India. The event, held for the first time in India, was organised in partnership with NASSCOM, WITSA and the Government of Telangana.
6. (c) Facebook
Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology, the post office, to try to prevent foreign meddling in US elections. The social media company would be sending postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the United States.
7. (c) Bihar
In a bid to stop cheating, the Bihar School Examination Board on February 18, 2018 ordered students sitting for the board examinations to not wear shoes and socks during the examination. The board stated in an official circular that the students will have to wear slippers on the exam day.
8. (a) Roger Federer
Twenty-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer became the oldest world number one after he defeated his Dutch opponent Robin Haase in Rotterdam at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on February 16, 2018.
9. (b) UK
The esteemed Indian scientific research organisation, BSI has signed a MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum to boost up scientific exchanges between the two nations to enable them to learn from each other and work collaboratively to address important scientific questions.
10. (d) New Delhi
A National Conference with the title ‘Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income’ was organised by Agriculture Ministry in Delhi to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations and arrive at practicable solutions that can be implemented for the benefit of farmers in the country.
11. (b) Kepler Space Telescope
An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets. The discovery was based on the data from the second mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope or K2 released in 2014.
12. (d) Indonesia
The Indian and Indonesian armies on February 19, 2019 began the sixth edition of their annual military exercises in the West Java province of the archipelago country. The opening ceremony of the two-week Garuda Shakti military drill between the Special Forces of the Indian Army and the Indonesian Army was held at Bandung.