23 May 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 BrahMos cruise missile, Nidaan software and the 71st World Health Assembly among others.
1. Sabhyata Dwar', a 32-metre high gateway, was inaugurated in which state?
b) Uttar Pradesh
2. BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile is a joint venture between India and which country?
3. The first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew was done by which Vessel?
a) INSV Sagar
b) INSV Vikrant
c) INSV Tarini
d) INSV Vikram
4. Which government launched the Nidaan software for disease monitoring?
b) Uttar Pradesh
5. Which state recently witnessed the launch of the first commercial flight on its land?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
6. Which country hosted the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA-2018)?
7. Which country has expelled US diplomats in response to sanctions?
a) North Korea
8. India would be holding its first joint naval exercise with which nation?
d) New Zealand
9. Which star international cricketer announced his resignation on May 23?
a) Hashim Amla
b) AB de Villiers
c) David Warner
d) Kane Williamson
10. Which rail organization would be using artificial intelligence to control air circulation?
a) Indian Railways
b) NZ Transport Agency
c) British Rail
d) Western Central Zone
11. Which footballer has won the 2018 European Golden Shoe?
a) Andrés Iniesta
b) Lionel Messi
d) Cristiano Ronaldo
12. Which country’s hockey team won the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018?
b) South Korea
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) Bihar
CM Nitish Kumar inaugurated the Sabhyata Dwar at Ashok Convention Centre at Patna, Bihar. The Sabhyata Dwar, erected by the state building construction department, has two Mauryan-style arches flanked by two small arches.
2. (b) Russia
As part of service life extension programme BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired at Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha. BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and Russia.
3. (c) INSV Tarini
Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. It was the six-member all-woman team. The name of expedition for circumnavigation of the globe on INSV Tarini is ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’.
4. (d) Rajasthan
Rajasthan Government has launched new software called Nidaan for disease monitoring and strengthening tele-medicine services in the government hospitals. The software will help for providing presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as trends of ailments found in specific areas.
5. (a) Arunachal Pradesh
The first commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme landed at Pasighat airport or Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in East Siang district. This historic moment puts border state on the aviation map of the country.
6. (b) Switzerland
The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA-2018) was hosted in Geneva, Switzerland on May 21, 2018In the plenary meeting of WHA, Union Health Minister J P Nadda spoke on the theme “Health for All: Commit To Universal Health Coverage”.
7. (b) Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation to the new round of US sanctions imposed over Venezuela’s widely-condemned elections.
8. (a) Vietnam
India is preparing to hold a naval exercise with the Southeast Asian nation Vietnam. For the same, three Indian warships– INS Sahyadri, INS Shakti & INS Kamorta entered the Tien Sa Port in Vietnam on May 21. On completion of the harbour phase, warships from the two naval forces would conduct their first joint naval exercise.
9. (b) AB de Villiers
Star South African batsman AB de Villiers announced his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect on May 23, 2018, stating that he had "run out of gas." The 34-year-old batsman said 'the time is right' for him to hang up his boots, bringing a close to a sterling 14-year career.
10. (a) Indian Railways
In a first, the Indian Railways would use artificial intelligence to control air circulation, to issue emergency alerts and also for supervision and maintenance work in a 10.28-km-long tunnel in Imphal. It will also alert the passenger in case of fire and help in quick evacuation in case of an issue.
11. (b) Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona, was the winner of the 2018 European Golden Shoe. He claimed the prize after scoring 34 goals in La Liga this season. With this, he becomes the first player to win the European Golden Shoe for a record 5 times.
12. (b) South Korea
The Indian women’s Hockey team failed to defend its crown at the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018, as it lost to hosts South Korea, 0-1 in the summit clash at the Sunrise Stadium in Donghae City on May 20, 2018.