25 January 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 National Voters' Day, 2018 Bharat Parv and Environmental Performance Index 2018 among others.
1. Which day is celebrated on 25 January every year in India?
a) National Voters' Day
b) National Girl Child Day
c) National Science day
d) National Earth day
2. Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanichamy was presented with which award recently?
a) UN Award for Bravery
b) UNESCO Award
c) Padma Bhushan
d) Padma Shri
3. Who was appointed as the Director General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)?
a) Shyam Mukherjee
b) Sanjaya Baru
c) Dilip Chenoy
d) Sant Longowal
4. Name the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who passed away recently?
a) Ray Bradbury
b) Terry Pratchett
c) Brandon Sanderson
d) Ursula K Le Guin
5. Cultural extravaganza “2018 Bharat Parv” will be organised at which Indian monument?
a) Red Fort
b) India Gate
c) Jantar mantar
d) Qutub Minar
6. What was India's overall rank in the Environmental Performance Index 2018?
7. Which state has banned the sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items?
d) Madhya Pradesh
8. According to IMF, what is the expected growth rate of India in 2018?
9. Researchers have discovered a new population of walking fish in which Australian state?
a) New South Wales
10. India has exchanged MoUs for cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting and space with which nation?
11. The Government of which nation has funded a satellite hunt to identify new mineral deposits?
b) North Korea
c) United States
12. Which state hosted India’s first garbage festival ‘Kachra Mahotsav 2018’?
1. (a) National Voters' day
The 8th National Voters' day was observed across India on January 25, 2018 with an aim to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. This was the eighth edition of the Day. The day also aims to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.
2. (b) UNESCO Award
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanichamy received UNESCO Award of Merit for iconic Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirapalli. The award of merit was awarded by UNESCO Asia Pacific region for the reconstruction activities undertaken in the temple without in the least affecting its traditional splendor and Vedic rituals.
3. (c) Dilip Chenoy
Dilip Chenoy was appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Currently, Chenoy is Chairman of Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (IILM).
4. (d) Ursula K Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes passed away. She was 88. She was best known for her Earthsea books. She won an honorary National Book Award in 2014.
5. (a) Red Fort
As part of the 2018 Republic Day celebrations, cultural extravaganza Bharat Parv will be organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism at the Red Fort in Delhi from January 26 to 31, 2018. The prime objective of the 3-day event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the general public.
6. (b) 177
India ranked 177th among 180 countries on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018, released by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum on January 24, 2018. The report was released during the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
7. (c) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.
8. (b) 7.4
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that India is projected to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018, surpassing China, which is expected to grow at 6.8 per cent. This would make India the fastest growing country among the emerging economies.
9. (d) Tasmania
A group of scientists have found a small population of fish that "walk" along the seabed off Australia's south coast in Tasmania. The Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus) is found only in southeastern Tasmania, an isolated island state.
10. (c) Vietnam
India and Vietnam on January 24, 2018 exchanged Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting and space. The nations have agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting based on principles of equality and reciprocity pursuant to their national laws and regulations.
11. (a) Britain
The British government has handed out $1 million for research that uses satellites to identify deposits of minerals, including battery metal lithium, as part of efforts to bolster the economy after the exit from the European Union. The project is named Satellite Applications Catapult.
12. (a) Chhattisgarh
‘Kachra Mahotsav 2018’, India’s first garbage festival was organised by the Raipur Municipal Corporation in Chhattisgarh from January 19 to 21, 2018. The event aimed to raise awareness regarding the use of waste generated in the city creatively and to showcase multiple techniques for reusing things that are labelled as garbage.