21 March 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-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction, new UGC mandate and India Post’s special cover among others.
1. Which city hosted the first India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction?
c) New Delhi
2. The crown prince of which gulf nation said that women should have a choice whether to wear abaya robe or not?
c) Saudi Arabia
3. The Union Government has made it mandatory for all the chemists and pharmacists to report patients having which disease?
4. Which nation blocked UN Security Council’s recent meeting on human rights situation in Syria?
b) North Korea
c) United States of America
5. The United States has prohibited transactions from which country’s digital currency?
6. The first democratically elected President of which nation resigned from his position recently?
d) Sri Lanka
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7. Which nation’s President is planning to launch a new drive called ‘language of liberty’ to boost the official language of the nation?
8. India Post issued a special cover to pay tribute to which renowned personality who passed away recently?
a) Stephen Hawking
b) Hubert de Givench
d) Om Puri
9. Which country has proposed to tighten controls on the sale of guns?
a) United States of America
c) United Kingdom
10. Which among the following Universities is not listed among the ones that were granted autonomy by UGC in a recent notification?
a) University of Delhi
b) Jawaharlal Nehru University
c) Aligarh Muslim University
d) Banaras Hindu University
11. Which state’s cabinet has decided to notify openings for 1.08 lakh government jobs?
a) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh
12. Which city became the first-ever one in South America to host the G20 ministerial meeting 2018?
a) Rio de Janeiro
b) Buenos Aires
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) New Delhi
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar inaugurated the First India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi on March 19, 2018. The two-day workshop is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority and Government of Japan.
2. (c) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has announced that women need not dress in the black abaya often seen as their expected attire throughout the kingdom. The Crown Prince indicated that the Sharia law does not dictate that women should wear the traditional garment; they could choose their clothing, so long as it is respectful.
3. (a) Tuberculosis
The Union Government has made it mandatory for pharmacists and chemists to report tuberculosis patients along with their medicine and prescription details to a nodal officer of the district. The main aim behind the decision is to trace the missing TB cases by strengthening the reporting system.
4. (d) Russia
Russia has blocked a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Gennady Kuzmin said that they do not see any justification for the meeting since human rights is not a subject on the agenda of the Council.
5. (b) Venezuela
The President of United States, Donald Trump on March 19, 2018 issued an executive order prohibiting US transactions with Venezuela's digital currency. The US blocked all transactions related to, provision of financing for and other dealings in, by a US person or within the US, any digital currency, digital coin, or digital token that have been issued by the Venezuelan government since January 9.
6. (c) Myanmar
President of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, on March 21, 2018 announced his retirement from the post amidst concerns about his health over the last few months. Htin Kyaw was the country's first civilian president after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, won the historical elections in March 2016, ending the decades of military dictatorship.
7. (a) France
French president Emmanuel Macron on March 20, 2018 unveiled his plan to boost French, the 'language of liberty' around the world. Macron aims to spend hundreds of millions of Euros boosting the French language worldwide, in a push to overtake English in Africa, increase the use of French online and teach French to more European officials to loosen the grip of the English language on Brussels.
8. (a) Stephen Hawking
India Post paid tribute to theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking by issuing a special cover on him. The postal department paid tribute to the legendary scientist by releasing the special cover in all its 22 Circles. Hawking died at the age of 76 on March 14 in his home in Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
9. (b) Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a legislation on March 20, 2018 that requires the gun retailers in the country to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years. The proposed bill would also expand the scope of background checks for those who want to acquire a gun.
10. (a) University of Delhi
In a historic decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions have been autonomy by the University Grants Commission. Some of the names include renowned institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, NALSAR, National Law University Delhi, Anna University, Symbiosis International and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
11. (d) Rajasthan
The state cabinet of Rajasthan has decided to release notification for one lakh eight thousand government jobs in various departments by next month. The notification of 108 types of jobs will be released by April end and recruitment process will be completed by July.
12. (b) Buenos Aires
The first-ever G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in South America began on March 19, 2018 in Buenos Aires, with the presence of 57 delegations from countries and institutions. With Argentina presiding the G20 this year, topics under discussion are likely to be infrastructure and the future of work in the digital arena.
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