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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 March 2019

29 March 2019: 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 draft resolution to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar, Turing Award 2018 and first Lokpal of India among others.

Mar 28, 2019 17:23 IST
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29 March 2019: 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 draft resolution to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar, Turing Award 2018 and first Lokpal of India among others.

1. Which country on March 27, 2019 presented the draft resolution to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar?
a) United States
b) United Kingdom
c) France
d) India

2. India on March 27, 2019 signed exchange agreement of Country-by-Country reports with which country?
a) Indonesia
b) United States
c) Argentina
d) South Africa

3. Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun were on March 27, 2019 awarded with the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for their work in which field?
a) Laser physics
b) Internet of Things
c) Artificial Intelligence
d) Evolution of enzymes

4. Who was appointed as the first Lokpal of India on March 19, 2019?
a) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
b) Pradeep Kumar Mohanty
c) Dinesh Kumar Jain
d) Pinaki Chandra Ghose

5. Which Indian personality was recently honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award ‘Grand Order of the King of Tomislav’?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) Narendra Modi
c) MS Dhoni
d) Aamir Khan

6. Azali Assoumani was re-elected as the President of which nation with over 60 per cent votes?
a) Comoros
b) Cameroon
c) Nigeria
d) Mongolia

7. India signed an agreement on strengthening cooperation in healthcare sector with which international bloc?
a) European Union
b) African Union
c) SAARC
d) BRICS

8. The Union Cabinet has approved extension of Biomedical Research Career Programme for how many years?
a) 10 years
b) 15 years
c) 5 years
d) 7 years

9. India had signed an MoU on Antarctic cooperation in February 2019 with which nation?
a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) Argentina
d) United States

10. The UGC has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in which subject?
a) Corporate Affairs
b) Computer Applications
c) Mass Communication
d) Agriculture

ANSWERS


1. (a) United States
The United States on March 27, 2019 circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to blacklist Chief of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Masood Azhar. Azhar is linked to terrorism for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities carried out by JeM”.

2. (b) United States
India and the United States on March 27, 2019 signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement for Exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reports between the countries. It would do away with the practice of local filing of the CbC Reports by India-based subsidiary companies of the US MNEs.

3. (c) Artificial Intelligence
The three pioneers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun were on March 27, 2019 awarded with the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award “for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing”.

4. (d) Pinaki Chandra Ghose
Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on March 19, 2019 appointed as India’s first Lokpal also known as the anti-corruption ombudsman. Currently, Ghose is serving as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He was appointed as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1997. He served as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2013.

5. (a) Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind was honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award ‘Grand Order of the King of Tomislav’. The honour is bestowed upon the heads of state for their important contribution towards the development of state relations between Croatia and their respective countries.

6. (a) Comoros
Comoros President Azali Assoumani was re-elected on March 26, 2019 by a landslide, as per results published by the electoral commission of the Indian Ocean archipelago. Azali, who first took office in 2016, won 60.77 per cent of the votes, way ahead of his closest rival Mahamoudou Ahamada, who garnered only 14.62 percent of the ballots cast.

7. (b) African Union
India and the African Union on March 27, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform. The agreement is expected to pave the way for cooperation in research and development, capacity building, health services, pharmaceutical trade and manufacturing capabilities for drugs and diagnostics.

8. (c) 5 years
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 27, 2019 approved the continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme beyond its initial 10-year term from 2008-09 to 2018-19 to a new five year phase from 2019-20 to 2023-24. The total financial implication of the same will be Rs 1092 crore.

9. (c) Argentina
The Union Cabinet was on March 27, 2019 apprised of an MoU signed in February, 2019 between India and Argentine on Antarctic cooperation. The agreement will help scientific cooperation on projects in the fields of earth sciences, as well as those related to the protection and conservation of the natural environment of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans.

10. (d) Agriculture
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken by the higher education regulator at its last meeting on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. The Union agriculture ministry had referred the matter to the commission.

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