22 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 the topics like International Forest Day 2018, Cambridge Analytica controversy and World Water Day among others.
1. European Union recently signed agreement on sharing earth observation data with which country?
2. Kedarnath Singh passed away recently. He belonged to which field?
3. The 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 began in which city?
c) New Delhi
4. When is the World Poetry Day celebrated every year?
a) 19 March
b) 20 March
c) 21 March
d) 22 March
5. What was the theme of the 2018 International Day of Happiness?
a) Happy Planet
b) Happiness around us
c) Happy Happy!
d) Share Happiness
6. What was the theme of the International Forest Day 2018?
a) Forests and Sustainable Cities
b) Clean and Green Forests
c) Protect Forests!
d) Forests and Energy
7. Which social media platform has been accused of data breach in relation to the Cambridge Analytica controversy?
8. World Water Day was observed globally on which date?
a) March 21
b) March 22
c) March 23
d) March 24
9. The Union Government is going to set up a plastic park in which state?
10. India signed landmarks cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data with which international body?
c) European Commission
11. 'We Are Sikhs' campaign won a top award in which nation?
12. Which Indian Governing body passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill?
a) Supreme Court
b) Union Cabinet
1. (a) India
India and the European Union (EU) signed an agreement to share earth observation data from each other’s satellites. The pact was signed by Philippe Brunet, Director for Space Policy of Copernicus on behalf of the European Commission and by PG Diwakar, Scientific Secretary.
2. (b) Poetry
Renowned Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh passed away in New Delhi on March 19, 2018. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1989 for his poetry collection ‘Akaal Mein Saras’ and the Jnanpith Award in 2013.
3. (c) New Delhi
The 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 (ICN2018) began in New Delhi from 21st March 2018. This is the first time India is hosting the ICN Annual Conference since it joined International Competition Network (ICN) in 2009.
4. (c) 21 March
The World Poetry Day (WPD) is celebrated every year on March 21 across the world to honour poets, tradition of poetry recital and promotes reading poetry. The day offers endangered languages an opportunity to be heard and read within communities.
5. (d) Share Happiness
The International Day of Happiness was observed every year on March 20 to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The 2018 theme “Share Happiness” focuses on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.
6. (a) Forests and Sustainable Cities
Every year, 21 March is observed as the International Forest Day. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and tree. The Theme of the day for the year 2018 is Forests and Sustainable Cities.
7. (a) Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on March 21, 2018 apologised for the data debacle that has dragged the social media giant into a huge controversy and said that he was ready to testify before the Congress. After the news of Cambridge Analytica scandal and facebook’s alleged data breach erupted, politicians called on the social media founder to testify before their legislative bodies within five days.
8. (b) March 22
The World Water Day was observed globally on March 22, 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’. This year’s theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. The day aims to spread public awareness about water related issues, in order to encourage people to take action to make a difference.
9. (d) Jharkhand
The Government of India on March 20, 2018 approved the setting up of a Plastic Park in Deoghar District, Jharkhand. The project would be set up at a cost of Rs 120 crores in an area of 150 acres. A range of polymer products including woven sacks, moulded furniture, water tanks, bottles, pipes and mosquito nets would be manufactured at the park.
10. (c) European Commission
India's Department of Space (DoS) and the European Commission on March 19, 2018 signed a cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data. Under the agreement, the European Commission will provide India with free, full and open access to the data from the Copernicus Sentinel family of satellites using high bandwidth connections from data hub to data hub.
11. (a) US
'We Are Sikhs' campaign, a campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the United States and fight prejudice has won the top 2018 PRWeek US award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes.
12. (c) Parliament
The Indian Parliament has passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill that will empower the government to fix the amount of tax-free gratuity and the period of maternity leave with an executive order. The bill was passed by the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha, which has failed to function properly since the past two weeks due to protests by various parties.