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22 March 2019: 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 US recognised Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Astana renamed as Nursultan and World Water Day 2019 among others.

Mar 22, 2019 16:28 IST
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22 March 2019: 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 US recognised Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Astana renamed as Nursultan and World Water Day 2019 among others.

1. Which country recently recognised Golan Heights as Israeli territory?
a) United States
b) India
c) Guatemala
d) South Korea

2. The RBI’s UK Sinha led Expert Committee was in news recently. The Committee was constituted to revive which sector?
a) Handloom
b) MSME
c) Agriculture
d) Infrastructure

3. Kazakhstan's parliament on March 20, 2019 renamed which of its cities?
a) Almaty
b) Taraz
c) Astana
d) Turkistan

4. What was the theme of World Water Day 2019?
a) Water for all
b) Clean water, healthy self
c) Leaving no one behind
d) Every drop counts

5. When International Day of Forests 2019 was observed with the theme ‘Forests and Education’?
a) 21st March
b) 22nd March
c) 19th March
d) 20th March

6. Which nation’s government is planning to slash annual permanent migrant intake?
a) Canada
b) Germany
c) Singapore
d) Australia

7. Scientists have successfully designed a way to levitate objects using which energy?
a) Water
b) Light
c) Wind
d) Electricity

8. Which nation’s President has signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening to cut research funds?
a) Australia
b) Canada
c) United States
d) New Zealand

ANSWERS

1. (a) United States
The United States President, Donald Trump on March 21, 2019 declared that the US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a disputed land which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. This decision of the US is expected to give a political boost to Prime Minister Netanyahu a month before his re-election campaign.

2. (b) MSME
The U.K. Sinha led Expert Committee on Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) undertook a comprehensive review of the MSME sector to identify causes and to propose long term solutions for its development.

3. (c) Astana
Kazakhstan's parliament on March 20, 2019 renamed its capital Astana as ‘Nursultan’ in honor of outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Nursultan stands for “Sultan of Light” in Kazakh language, while, Astana means ‘capital’ in Kazakh language.

4. (c) Leaving no one behind
The World Water Day was observed across the globe on March 22, 2019 with the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’. The theme is the central promise of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, which states that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.

5. (a) 21st March
The International Day of Forests (IDF) was observed on March 21, 2019 with the theme ‘ Forests and Education: Learn to Love Forests’. The day is observed every year on the same date to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions in this area.

6. (d) Australia
The Australian government has decided to slash the nation's permanent migrant intake from 190,000 to 160,000 in the lead-up to May's general election. The announcement will be made as part of the Federal Budget, which will be released by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on April 2 and comes months after Morrison first signaled the move in November 2018.

7. (b) Light
Scientists have designed a way to levitate and propel objects using only light, by creating nanoscale patterns on the objects' surfaces. Though still theoretical, the work is a step toward developing a spacecraft that could reach the nearest planet outside of our solar system in 20 years, powered and accelerated only by light.

8. (c) United States
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights.  The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free inquiry and to follow federal rules and regulations supporting free speech.

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