25 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 exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII, 2018 IMD’s competitiveness rankings and first national sports university among others.
1. Where will be the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Legal Experts meeting 2018 will be held?
2. What was India’s rank in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index, as per Lancet?
3. India’s first national sports university will be set up in which state?
4. The joint military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India and Nepal will be conducted at which place?
5. When is the World Turtle Day observed every year?
a) May 20
b) May 21
c) May 22
d) May 23
6. What was India’s rank in the 2018 IMD’s competitiveness rankings?
7. Which International organization has jointly launched a new health campaign with Russia for football World Cup 2018?
8. Which country has passed a tougher anti-terror law?
9. Which country has elected its first Sikh Minister?
10. Which UN body has launched a data visualisation application?
11. Which International Union has brought into effect a new data protection rule?
12. The 13th meeting of ISC standing committee began in which city?
a) New Delhi
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Pakistan
Pakistan will be hosting its 1st SCO meeting, since the country along with India became a member of the organisation in June 2017. India has confirmed its attendance in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Legal Experts meeting to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan.
2. (a) 145th
India has been ranked 145th among 195 countries with score of 41.2 in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index of 2016, as per Lancet’s latest study “Global Burden Of Disease”. However, the report mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.
3. (b) Manipur
The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to set up India’s first national sports university in Imphal, Manipur. The ordinance is on the lines of the bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017. The proposed university will be spread over 325 acres and will cost Rs 524 crore.
4. (c) Pithoragarh
The joint military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India and Nepal will be conducted at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from 30 May to 12 June 2018. The exercise will comprise of nearly 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army.
5. (d) May 23
The World Turtle Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 23 across the world to protect turtles and their disappearing habitats around the world.
6. (a) 44th
India was ranked 44th in terms of competitiveness for year 2018, in the annual rankings compiled by International Institute for Management Development (IMD). The US became the most competitive economy, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore in the second and third place.
7. (a) WHO
A new video campaign has been launched targeting football fans on the occasion of the World Cup 2018 next month to promote healthier and more active lives. The series of videos have been launched jointly by WHO, Russia's Ministry of Health and the 2018 World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee.
8. (b) Indonesia
Indonesia has passed a new law that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects. The law was approved by the country's parliament, days after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the city of Surabaya.
9. (c) Malaysia
Gobind Singh Deo, an Indian-origin Sikh politician in Malaysia, has become a cabinet minister in the nation. He is the first member of the minority community in Malaysia’s history to be appointed as a minister.
10. (b) UNICEF
The UNICEF on May 24, 2018 launched a 'data visualisation app' which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country. The app has been made with technical inputs from the UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and the National Council for Educational Research and Training.
11. (b) EU
The European Union's new data protection laws came into effect on May 25, 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would give the European Union citizens more rights over how their personal information is used. Thirty-one countries, including non-EU members Norway and Iceland, are now enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation.
12. (d) New Delhi
The 13th meeting of the standing committee of Inter State Council was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.