Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 April 2018

May 28, 2018 17:51 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 April 2018

28 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 the topics like NATO's first Latin American ‘global partner’, Women Safety Division under MHA and first female Prime Minister of Barbados among others.

1. Which country will soon be NATO's first Latin American ‘global partner’?
a) Peru
b) Colombia
c) Brazil
d) Chile

2. Which cricketing body has signed an agreement with UN Environment to promote ‘green' Cricket?
a) ICC
b) CA
c) ECB
d) BCCI

3. India has launched its second IT corridor in which nation?
a) Malaysia
b) Nepal
c) China
d) Iran

4. Which state government has enhanced the retirement age limit for teaching professors?
a) Telangana
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Karnataka

5. Which state’s government has decided to promote organic farming in a large manner?
a) Assam
b) Tripura
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Punjab

6. Which country has banned goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain?
a) Israel
b) Qatar
c) Kuwait
d) US

7. Who was appointed as the Governor of Odisha?
a) Ganeshi Lal
b) Satya Pal Malik
c) SC Jamir
d) Nischal Sharma

8. The World Health Organization recently validated Nepal for eliminating which disease?
a) Tuberculosis
b) Trachoma
c) Malaria
d) Diabetes

9. Which Ministry recently launched the separate Women Safety Division under its ambit?
a) Ministry of Women and Child Development
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Home Affairs
d) Ministry of Finance

10. The first edition of Global Wind Summit will be held in which country?
a) Denmark
b) USA
c) China
d) Germany

11. Where was the IN LCU L54, the fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class, inducted by the Indian Navy?
a) Port Blair
b) Andaman
c) Vishakhapatnam
d) Lakshadweep

12. Who was elected as the first female Prime Minister of Barbados?
a) Eugenia Charles
b) Mia Amor Mottley
c) Janet Jagan
d) Portia Simpson Miller

ANSWERS

1. (b) Colombia
Colombia would be formally joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) next week. With the move, Colombia will become the first Latin American nation to be a part of the alliance. It would be joining the bloc as a ‘global partner’, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in any joint military action.

2. (d) BCCI
The BCCI and United Nations Environment have signed an agreement to promote 'green cricket' in India. The partnership will focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country. Through the agreement, the BCCI will endeavor to reduce its environmental impact by greening operations and engaging cricketers and fans in green initiatives.

3. (c) China
India has launched its second IT corridor in China to benefit from the nation’s growing software market. The corridor is expected to provide the much-needed big opening for Indian IT firms to enter the Chinese software market.

4. (a)  Telangana
The Telangana government has enhanced the retirement age limit for teaching professors of state health department from 58 to 65. This decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting on May 27, 2018.

5. (c) Himachal Pradesh
The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to promote organic farming in a big way and plans to adopt an integrated approach for promoting organic and zero budget natural farming system. At present, 39,790 farmers have already switched over to organic farming ensuring production of healthy food grains, free from harmful chemical ingredients.

6. (b) Qatar
Qatar has announced that it would be banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after the nations imposed sanction on the country, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

7. (a) Ganeshi Lal
Ganeshi Lal, the Haryana BJP leader, was appointed as the Governor of Odisha. The post was vacant since March 2018 after veteran Naga leader S C Jamir completed his tenure and Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was additionally discharging the duties of Odisha Governor since March 2018.

8. (b) Trachoma
The World Health Organization (WHO) on May 21, 2018 declared Nepal as free from Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. With this, Nepal becomes first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to eliminate Trachoma.

9. (c) Ministry of Home Affairs
The Ministry of Home Affairs created a new division Women Safety Division to address women safety in a comprehensive manner. Women Safety Division will deal with subjects like crimes against women, crime against children and elderly, SC&STs, anti-trafficking cell, all schemes under NIRBHAYA fund.

10. (d) Germany
The first edition of the Global Wind Summit will be hosted by Germany from September 25-28, 2018 at Hamburg. The summit combines two conferences ‘WindEnergy Hamburg’ and ‘WindEurope’. WindEurope, in partnership with Wind Energy Hamburg, will host the Global Wind Summit 2018 in the Hamburg Messe.

11. (a) Port Blair
Vice Admiral GS Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel commissioned IN LCU L54 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. IN LCU L54 is the fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy.

12. (b) Mia Amor Mottley
BLP political leader Mia Amor Mottley will be sworn in as Barbados' first female Prime Minister since the country gained independence from Britain in 1966. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won the country's 2018 General Elections claiming all 30 seats in the country's House of Assembly.

 

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