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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 April 2018

Apr 26, 2018 18:10 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 April 2018

26 April 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 India sent a second set of notices to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 and 2018 World Malaria Day among others.

1. Who is BCCI’s nominee for the esteemed Dronacharya award?
a) Rahul Dravid
b) Sachin Tendulkar
c) Saurav Ganguly
d) Anil Kumble

2. Which country has announced that it won’t be leaving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal?
a) US
b) UK
c) France
d) Russia

3. Who has become the first woman lawyer to be appointed as Supreme Court Judge?
a) Ranjana Desai
b) Sujatha Manohar
c) Ruma Pal
d) Indu Malhotra

4. Which state would be hosting ‘Startup Week’ in June 2018?
a) Gujarat
b) Maharashtra
c) Karnataka
d) Telangana

5. Which nation has sent a second set of notices to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica after finding discrepancies in their earlier responses?
a) India
b) US
c) UK
d) France

6. Which Union Ministry has launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0?
a) Home Affairs Ministry
b) Rural Development Ministry
c) Human Resource Development Ministry
d) Urban Development Ministry

7. Which country was the highest recipient of remittances in 2017, as per World Bank’s ‘Migration and Development Brief’?
a) India
b) China
c) Philippines
d) Mexico

8. Which city became India’s first city to run on 100% Renewable Energy during daytime?
a) Surat
b) Diu
c) Jaipur
d) Pune

9. The coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ was held in which state?
a) Karnataka
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Kerala
d) Tamil Nadu

10. India will tie up with which two countries to develop a new pollution-forecast system?
a) Australia and Japan
b) Japan and United Kingdom
c) United Kingdom and United States
d) United States and Finland

11. When is the World Malaria Day observed every year?
a) 25 April
b) 26 April
c) 27 April
d) 28 April

12. What was the theme of the 2018 World Malaria Day?
a) Invest in Malaria
b) Ready to beat malaria
c) Defeat malaria
d) Malaria: A disease without borders

ANSWERS

1. (a) Rahul Dravid
The BCCI has recommended former India captain Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Dronacharya award and has once again nominated Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour.

2. (c) France
French President Emanuel Macron has announced that the nation will not leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and pushed for a comprehensive agreement with Tehran to address US concerns. Macron said that though the 2015 agreement may not address all and important concerns, it should not be abandoned without having something substantial instead.

3. (d) Indu Malhotra
The Union Law Ministry has cleared Indu Malhotra’s appointment to the Supreme Court. With the decision, Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed from the Bar as a Judge in the Apex Court. She is expected to be sworn into the new position on April 27, 2018.

4. (b) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government on April 25, 2018 announced the launch of 'Startup Week’ in June 2018. The main aim of the initiative is to encourage and enable the entrepreneurial eco-system. The event, which is to be held between June 25 and 29, will provide the new companies with a platform to showcase their innovative products and services to the state government.

5. (a)  India
The Union Government has served a second set of notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA) over the recent data breach. The government sought additional responses after finding discrepancies between the earlier responses given by the British data analytics firm and the American social networking giant.

6. (c) Human Resource Development Ministry
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. The main objective of the program is to enable higher education institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable development.

7. (a) India
As per World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India received the highest remittances of USD 69 billion from its diaspora in 2017. The report was released on April 23, 2018. Indian remittances rose sharply by 9.9 percent in 2017. India had received remittances of USD 68.91 billion in 2015, which fell to USD 62.74 billion in 2016.

8. (b) Diu
Diu Smart City became the first city in India to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime. Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year. It has now adopted a two-pronged approach whereby a 9 MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land has been developed besides installing solar panels on the roof tops on 79 government buildings thereby generating 1.3 MW annually.

9. (c) Kerala
The coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ was held along Kerala on April 24, 2018 to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism. Apart from the Indian Coast Guard, the Indian Navy, Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing and various other security stakeholders also participated in the exercise.

10. (d) United States and Finland
The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be tying up with the United States and Finland to develop new pollution-forecast system to anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at greater resolution.

11. (a) 25 April
The World Malaria Day was observed across the world on April 25, 2018 with the theme ‘Ready to beat malaria’. The day seeks to recognise the global efforts to control preventable vector borne disease malaria.

12. (b) Ready to beat malaria
The World Malaria Day was observed across the world on April 25, 2018 with the theme ‘Ready to beat malaria’. This year’s World Malaria Day coincided with the 70th anniversary of the WHO.

 

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