Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 October 2018

Oct 22, 2018 16:01 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 October 2018

22 October 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 Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Shahi litchi got the GI tag and Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty among others.

1. How many people have been benefitted till now under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana?
a) 1 lakh
b) 2 lakh
c) 3 lkah
d) 4 lakh

2. When is the National Police Commemoration Day observed in India?
a) 20 October
b) 21 October
c) 22 October
d) 23 October

3. The famous Shahi litchi recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. It belongs to which state?
a) Punjab
b) Sikkim
c) Bihar
d) Assam

4. Which state is about to become India’s first smoke-free state?
a) Karnataka
b) Pondicherry
c) Meghalaya
d) Kerala

5. The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty was signed between which two nations?
a) US and USSR
b) Russia and China
c) USSR and India
d) US and NATO nations

6. The European space agency has decided to send an aircraft, in a first-of-its-kind mission, to explore which planet?
a) Venus
b) Mars
c) Mercury
d) Jupiter

7. When was International Day for Eradication of Poverty observed globally?
a) 17th October
b) 16th October
c) 13th October
d) 15th October

8. Which country has become the second one in the world to legalise use of cannabis?
a) Portugal
b) Mexico
c) Spain
d) Canada

9. Which Indian think tank has launched guidelines for public-private partnership in treatment of non-communicable diseases?
a) Indian Council of Medical Research
b) Centre for Public Policy
c) Niti Aayog
d) Observer Research Foundation

10. This vessel will boost Indian Navy's submarine rescue capability.
a) DSRV
b) INS Tarangini
c) INS Arihant
d) INS Vikrant

ANSWERS

1. (a) 1 lakh
Union Health Minister JP Nadda on October 21, 2018 announced that nearly a month after the roll out of the health insurance scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)’ (Ayushman Bharat), one lakh people have availed of the ambitious programme.

2. (b) 21 October
The National Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21 October every year to pay homage to the 10 men of the Central Reserve Police Force killed in an ambush by Chinese troops in 1959 in Ladakh’s Hot Spring area. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21, 2018 dedicated the National Police Memorial to the nation on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day 2018.

3. (c) Bihar
The famous Shahi litchi of North Bihar got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. It is the 4th product from the state after Jardalu mango, Katarni rice and Magahi paan to have got the GI tag.

4. (d) Kerala
Kerala is set to become the India’s first smoke-free State with public sector oil companies aiming for 100 percent LPG penetration. It is estimated that one crore tonnes of emissions, from poisonous gases like firewood cooking, have been contained and 25 lakh trees have been saved with the introduction of LPG in villages.

5. (a) US and USSR
The INF treaty was signed in December 1987 between the then US President Ronald Reagan and his USSR counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles.

6. (c) Mercury
In a first-of-its-kind mission, a UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun, contains water. The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

7. (a) 17 October
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed across the world on October 17, 2018. This year's theme of the day is 'coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.'

8. (d) Canada
Canada on October 17, 2018 legalised the possession and use of recreational cannabis. After Uruguay, it has become the second country and the largest country to do so. The Canadian government will also pardon the Canadians convicted of possession of marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would pardon individuals convicted in the past for possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana.

9. (c) Niti Aayog
NITI Aayog has launched the model guidelines for Public-Private partnership in Non-Communicable Diseases. Under the guidelines, the private partner will invest in upgrading, building and deploying human resources. They will be responsible for operational management and service delivery.

10. (a) DSRV
The Indian Navy on October 13, 2018 inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) at its base in Mumbai, enhancing its operational capabilities. With the move, India joined a select list of international navies with the ability to search, locate and provide assistance to downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea

 

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