2 August 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 Kerala’s Sabarimala temple case, Swachhta Pakhwada and satellite- Gaofen-11 among others.
1. Which country’s cabinet has approved a law that provides for death penalty for those involved in piracy at sea?
c) Sri Lanka
2. Which country has launched the high-resolution earth observation satellite- Gaofen-11?
c) South Korea
3. Which nation has launched an amnesty programme to assist foreign visa violators?
a) Saudi Arabia
4. India has signed an agreement with which nation for cooperation in sustainable urban development?
5. Who has held ban on women’s entry in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple as unconstitutional?
a) Supreme Court
b) Kerala Government
c) Kerala High Court
d) Delhi High Court
6. Which state will observe Independence Day as Shahid Samman Divas to honour martyrs?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh
7. Which state government will set up ‘iHub’ for research and scientific learning?
a) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu
8. Which Ministry is celebrating Swachhta Pakhwada to make its properties ‘Plastic Free Zones’?
a) Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
b) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
c) Ministry of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation
d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
9. India imposed a 25 percent duty on solar cell imports on which developing countries?
a) France and Indonesia
b) Indonesia and China
c) China and Malaysia
d) Malaysia and France
10. Where was the first 'Nepal-India Think Tank' Summit held recently?
b) New Delhi
1. (a) India
The Union Cabinet of India has approved a bill provisioning death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea. The law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India's maritime trade including the safety of its crew members.
2. (d) China
China on July 31, 2018 launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project. The satellite can be used for land survey, urban planning, road network design, agriculture, and disaster relief. Its data will also be used for the Belt and Road Initiative.
3. (d) UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 1, 2018 launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme, which will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, who are overstaying their permits in the gulf nation. The programme will allow the workers to leave the country without paying penalty and it will also give them six months to find a job.
4. (a) Germany
India and Germany have signed an agreement on financial and technical cooperation, with a special focus on sustainable urban development and renewable energy. The bilateral agreement will help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and also help India in achieving its goal of curbing such emissions.
5. (b) Kerala Government
The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution. The state government said that the celibate status of deity cannot be a ground for barring the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple.
6. (a) Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh government will observe Independence Day eve as Shahid Samman Divas to honour martyrs. It will be a comprehensive program and spread across all the villages, blocks and districts of Madhya Pradesh, where rallies will be organized to mark the day.
7. (a) Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh government will set up ‘iHub’ (the intelligent hub), a first-of-its kind global research centre for scientific learning with an initial investment of Rs 245 crore spread over five years. For this purpose, the state government has already collaborated with UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).
8. (b) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is celebrating Swachhta Pakhwada from August 1 to 15, 2018 under the Swachh Bharat Mission Programme. The Ministry aims to make all five SAI Stadia namely Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range and Dr. SPM Swimming Pool Complex as “Plastic Free Zone”.
9. (c) China and Malaysia
India has imposed a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cell imports for a year till July 29, 2019, as the country tries to protect the domestic solar industry. The safeguard duty will not be imposed on imports from developing countries, except China and Malaysia.
10. (a) Kathmandu
The first 'Nepal-India Think Tank' Summit to foster greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing among the think tanks of the two countries was held in Kathmandu. Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Co-Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' inaugurated the summit.
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