Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 August 2018

Aug 21, 2018 17:20 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 August 2018

21 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 topics such as Asian Games 2018, NOTA option and  'no homework, no bag' rule among others.

Which young Indian shooter has won the first gold for India in Asian Games 2018?

a) Saurabh Chaudhary
b) Sanjeev Rajput
c) Abhishek Verma
d) Lakshay Sheoran

2. The Supreme Court has scrapped the use of NOTA option from which elections?

a) General Elections
b) Lok Sabha Elections
c) State Elections
d) Rajya Sabha Elections

3. Who has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games?

a) Geeta Phogat
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Pooja Dhanda

4. Which court has ordered the CBSE to publicise 'no homework, no bag' rule for Class I & II?

a) Delhi HC
b) Supreme Court
c) Madras HC
d) Allahabad HC

5. Which Indian technology institute will be mentoring engineering colleges to improve quality of engineering education?

a) IIT
b) AMU
c) MIT
d) BITS Pilani

6. The northern states will be setting up a joint secretariat to tackle which issue?

a) Women’s safety
b) Drug menace
c) Air Pollution
d) Human Trafficking

Esow Alben created history by claiming India's first ever silver medal at the UCI Junior World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland in which sport?

a) Swimming
b) Scuba Diving
c) Track Cycling
d) Tennis

8. Who was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

a) Najma A Heptulla
b) Meira Kumar
c) Pranab Mukherjee
d) Gopalkrishna Gandhi

9. India is going to jointly work on a project in the area of Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and robotics with which nation?

a) Germany
b) Japan
c) China
d) Switzerland

10. Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have developed world's first-ever 4D printing that can be used on which mechanically robust material?

a) Ceramic
b) Iron
c) Steel
d) Glass

Answers with Explanation

1. (a) Saurabh Chaudhary

The Day 3 of Asian Games 2018 began with shooters Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma and Sanjeev Rajput adding three more medals to India’s medal account, taking the total medal tally to 8, comprising 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. While the 16-year-old Indian shooter, Saurabh Choudhary won gold in 10m Air Pistol event with Asiad record, Abhishek Verma bagged bronze.

2. (d) Rajya Sabha Elections

The Supreme Court has ruled that the ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) option will not be applicable for voting in the Rajya Sabha elections. The bench held that the NOTA option is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections.

3. (b) Vinesh Phogat

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat brought home the second gold medal for India with a 6-2 win over Japan's Irie Yuki in women's 50kg freestyle wrestling. It is Phogat's second Asiad medal after winning a bronze medal in the women's freestyle 48 kg category at Incheon in 2014. With the win, she created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

4. (c) Madras HC

The  Madras High Court has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board's 'no homework' rule for class 1 and 2 students. The high court had earlier directed the Centre to instruct the state governments to make sure that no school in the country prescribed homework for students studying in Classes I and II.

5. (a) IIT

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will mentor at least five engineering colleges located in its vicinity, in order to improve the quality and standard of engineering education in the country.  The IIT – PAL, which has been designed to help the students in preparing for the JEE Advanced Exam, would be extended and made available along with handholding support through the SWAYAM portal.

6. (b) Drug menace

The Chief Ministers of the Northern States have unanimously decided to set up a joint secretariat at Panchkula for data and information sharing to effectively tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states.

7. (c) Track Cycling

Teen cyclist Esow Alben has created history by claiming India's first ever medal - a silver- at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland. The 17-year-old from Andaman and Nicobar trains in Delhi at the Sports Authority of India's National Cycling Academy.

8. (d) Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was on August 20, 2018 conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award on the occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

9. (b) Japan

India and Japan on August 20, 2018 resolved to expand their maritime cooperation and work together to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, which is witnessing growing Chinese assertiveness. The two sides also firmed up a project in the area of Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and robotics, marking the start of first such bilateral initiative.

10. (a) Ceramic

Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have successfully developed the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics that can be used to create complex, shape-changing objects.The researchers made use of the elastic energy stored in the stretched precursors for shape morphing. When the stretched ceramic precursors are released, they undergo self-reshaping.


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