2 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 topics such as first accessible trekking trail for the disabled, new deputy Election Commissioner of India and Rupashree scheme among others.
1. Who was appointed as Protem Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi?
a) ML Srivastava
b) Susham Dhawan
c) Madhav Chakravarty
d) Ramakrishna Reddy
2. When was the GST E-way Bill rolled-out in India?
a) 1 March 2018
b) 1 April 2018
c) 1 February 2018
d) 1 January 2018
3. Who was appointed as the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA)?
a) Rajini Pandey
b) Kishori Lal Mehta
c) Vineet Joshi
d) Saurabh Gupta
4. Who was elected as the President of Egypt recently?
a) Sherif Ismail
b) Nubar Pasha
c) Ahmed Sisi
d) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
5. R K Dorendra Singh, who passed away recently, belonged to which field?
6. Who was appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner of India?
a) RS Grover
b) Chandra Bhushan Kumar
c) Sanjay Batra
d) Girish Kumar
7. Which country has launched its first accessible trekking trail for the disabled and elderly?
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8. Which country has become the world’s second largest producer of mobile phones?
a) United States
d) South Korea
9. Which state has introduced the 'Rupashree scheme’ for marriage of poor girls?
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) West Bengal
10. Which country’s out-of-control space station crashed into Earth’s atmosphere recently?
c) United States
11. Which state is going to set up a crime branch of police on the lines of metropolitan cities?
12. Which country has fired its cricket captain and all the coaching staff after its loss during the World Cup qualifier?
a) West Indies
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) ML Srivastava
The Union Ministry of Culture has appointed ML Srivastava as Protem Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. ML Srivastava is currently a Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Culture. He will hold the office till a full-time chairman is appointed by the Centre.
2. (b) 1 April 2018
The E-way bill system was introduced from April 1, 2018 in India. The E-way bill is for the movement of goods between the states and it can be generated on the E-way bill Portal.
3. (c) Vineet Joshi
Vineet Joshi, a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre, was appointed as the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA) for a period of 5 years. The NTA under the Department of Higher Education is an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation.
4. (d) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was re-elected for a second term with a sweeping majority in the 2018 Egyptian Presidential Elections. Sisi got nearly 92 percent of the total votes. The President of Egypt is the head of state of Egypt.
5. (a) Politics
Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh, the former Chief Minister of Manipur, passed away at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital in Imphal on March 31, 2018. He had served as the Chief Minister of the state four times between 1974 to 1993.
6. (b) Chandra Bhushan Kumar
Chandra Bhushan Kumar, a 1995 batch IAS officer of Union Territories cadre, was appointed as the new Deputy Election Commissioner as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle affected by the government.
7. (c) Nepal
Nepal has launched its first accessible trekking trail in Pokhara city for the disabled and the elderly. The trail was inaugurated as a part of three-day international conference on Accessible Tourism held for the first time in the Himalayan nation from March 29 to March 31 in Pokhara.
8. (b) India
India has replaced Vietnam to become the second-largest producer of mobile phones in the world, only after China. According to data shared by ICA, India accounted for 11 per cent of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3 per cent in 2014.
9. (d) West Bengal
The state government of West Bengal has introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.
10. (a) China
China's out-of-control space station, Tiangong-1, is scheduled to re-enter Earth between March 31 and April 1. According to experts, most parts of the spaceship will burn up on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere and hence, there is a very low risk of any part hitting a populated area.
11. (c) Tripura
The Tripura government has decided to set up a well-equipped crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities in the state such as drug and narcotics peddling. The main aim behind the move is to restore normalcy in the society.
12. (d) Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Cricket has fired the captain of its cricket team, Graeme Cremer along with the entire coaching staff following the team’s shocking elimination during the ICC World Cup qualifier. The team lost their ICC World Cup qualifier by just three runs to the United Arab Emirates on March 22.