Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2018

Oct 30, 2018 17:36 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2018

30 October 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-Japan annual summit, World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond and new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka among others.

1. The Supreme Court recently prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in which state?
a) Delhi
b) Punjab
c) Haryana
d) Mumbai

2. India entered into a USD 75 billion currency swap agreement with which country to boost its economy?
a) Qatar
b) Japan
c) Brazil
d) Peru

3. Which country became the 71st country to sign the ISA Framework Agreement?
a) Guinea
b) Spain
c) Japan
d) Israel

4. Which country launched the World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond?
a) Brunei
b) Romania
c) Italy
d) Seychelles

5. Where was the 1st edition of ‘North East Olympic Games’ held?
a) Imphal
b) Gangtok
c) Shillong
d) Aizawl

6. Which country donated about USD 300,000 for the ‘Pipeline to Peacekeeping Command Programme’ of the UN?
a) France
b) India
c) Russia
d) Israel

7. Which country is currently undergoing a political crisis with the President replacing the Prime Minister with former President?
a) Bangladesh
b) Sri Lanka
c) Brazil
d) Italy

8. Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?
a) Ranil Wickremesinghe
b) Maithripala Sirisena
c) Arjuna Ranatunga
d) Mahinda Rajapaksa

9. India has established a joint commission to review bilateral matter with which nation?
a) Germany
b) Japan
c) Qatar
d) UAE

10. The foundation stone of India’s largest dry dock will be laid at which shipyard?
a) Cochin Shipyard
b) Mumbai Shipyard
c) Visakhapatnam Shipyard
d) Kolkata Shipyard

11. The 5th National Summit on Public Health Care was held in which state?
a) Assam
b) Karnataka
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Odisha

12. Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of which High Court?
a) Bombay High Court
b) Patna High Court
c) Sikkim High Court
d) Uttarakhand High Court

ANSWERS

1. (a) Delhi
The Supreme Court on October 29, 2018 prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the Delhi-NCR (national capital region) in a move to deal with the prevailing "very critical" and "horrible" pollution situation in Delhi-NCR.

2. (b) Japan
Japan and India entered into a USD 75 billion currency swap agreement that will boost Indian economy as it encounters a steep drop in the rupee’s value. This swap arrangement would be 50 percent higher than the previous swap agreement. Japan had offered a USD 50 billion currency swap in 2013.

3. (c) Japan
During the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, Japan announced to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) by submitting the instrument of ratification on October 29, 2018. Japan will be the 71st country to sign and 48th country to ratify the ISA Framework Agreement.

4. (d) Seychelles
The Republic of Seychelles launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

5. (a) Imphal
The 1st edition of ‘North East Olympic Games’ concluded in Imphal on October 28, 2018. Manipur secured the top spot in the medal tally followed by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Athletes from the eight northeastern states competed in 12 different disciplines at the sporting event.

6. (b) India
The Indian government donated about USD 300,000 for the ‘Pipeline to Peacekeeping Command Programme’. The programme will, over a period of three years, help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example and raise awareness of UN standards.

7. (b) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, one of Asia’s oldest democracies is in the midst of a political turmoil, following the sudden dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, 2018. In his place, the President decided to appoint former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the same man he had joined forces with Wickremasinghe in 2015 to defeat.

8. (d) Mahinda Rajapaksa
President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, 2018 announced through a live television address that Ranil Wickremesinghe, with whom he had governed in a fragile coalition since 2015, had been dismissed and in his place, he had decided to appoint former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the same man he had joined forces with Wickremasinghe in 2015 to defeat.

9. (c) Qatar
India and Qatar on October 29, 2018 established a joint commission to review all bilateral matters, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest. A joint declaration was issued to this effect.The decision was taken following a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, during former's visit to Qatar.

10. (a) Cochin Shipyard
The foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock will be laid by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on October 30, 2018.The Dry Dock will give a major boost to the “Make in India” initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to 2 percent. India currently occupies 0.66 per cent share in global shipbuilding market.

11. (a) Assam
The 5th National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India began at Kaziranga in Assam on October 30, 2018. Addressing the summit  Union Health Minister J P Nadda  stressed on perform, reform and transform as emphasised by Prime Minister.

12. (a) Bombay High Court
Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on October 29, 2018. Maharashtra Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office to Justice Naresh Patil at a brief swearing in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.

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