5 February 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 like Under-19 World Cup 2018, Greenpeace India report on air quality and 2018 Sahitya Akademi awards among others.
1. Which nation did India play against in the Under-19 World Cup 2018?
c) South Africa
2. Who coached team India to victory in the Under-19 World Cup 2018?
a) Ravi Shastri
b) Saurav Ganguly
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) Rahul Dravid
3. The Union Government is planning to build silos in some of the key states to store which food grain?
4. Which state’s government has introduced a mass marriage policy?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
5. India recently contributed how much additional amount to the UN Development Partnership Fund?
a) $1 mn
b) $2 mn
c) $1.5 mn
d) $3.5 mn
6. According to a report by Greenpeace India, how many Indian cities meet the air quality standards set by WHO?
7. Which country was the partner country at the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela?
8. Who has been honoured with the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award?
a) Kaikala Satyanarayana
b) Shesh Anand Madhukar
c) Ramanujan Pillai
d) Rahul Sankarnarayan
9. Who was bestowed with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award 2018?
a) Vishal Bhardwaj
b) Madhur Bhandarkar
c) Shyam Benegal
d) Anurag Kashyap
10. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) recently signed a project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for which river?
11. Assam Government signed an MoU with National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) for construction of Twin Tower Trade Centre in which city?
12. Which task force was constituted by the Union government to study use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military?
a) Sitharaman task force
b) Natarajan Chandrasekaran task force
c) Parrikar task force
d) Baldev Singh task force
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Australia
India on February 3, 2018 won the Under-19 ICC World Cup 2018 by defeating Australia by eight wickets. With this victory, India became the first nation to win Under-19 World Cup four times. It was also India’s sixth appearance in the under-19 World Cup finals. Australia has made it into the final five times, winning the tournament three times.
2. (d) Rahul Dravid
Veteran Indian cricketer and former skipper of the Indian national cricket team, Rahul Dravid coached the young Team India to victory in the finals of the Under-19 World Cup 2018. The ‘Wall’ as he is popularly known, Dravid has played a huge role in fine tuning the youngsters, prepping them before they get to play for the senior side.
3. (a) Rice
The Union Government would be constructing high-tech silos for the storage of rice in its key producing states once the technology for the same is fully ready. At present, pilot projects for rice silos have been undertaken by state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) at Kaimur and Buxar in Bihar to test the technology.
4. (b) Uttar Pradesh
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has stated that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.
5. (a) $1 mn
India has contributed an additional $1 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, earmarked for South-South cooperation. The contribution aims to intensify India’s partnerships with other developing countries.
6. (c) None
According to a report, Airpocalypse, released by Greenpeace India, people living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits. None of the cities have been found to adhere to the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
7. (a) Kyrgyzstan
The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018 began at Faridabad, Haryana on February 2, 2018. The Mela was organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. This year, Uttar Pradesh is the theme state and Kyrgyzstan is the Partner Nation.
8. (b) Shesh Anand Madhukar
Shesh Anand Madhukar, the eminent Magahi writer & scholar, was honoured with the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award at Sahitya Akademi Auditorium, New Delhi. The award consists of Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento.
9. (c) Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal, the veteran film producer and director, was bestowed with the prestigious V Shantaram lifetime achievement Award 2018 for his contribution to the promotion of the documentary movement. The award carries a trophy, a citation, shawl and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
10. (d) Ganga
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a project agreement with the World Bank (WB) for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) on Ganga to enhance navigation on National Waterway-1 from Varanasi to Haldia.
11. (a) Guwahati
The Assam Government signed a MoU with the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to build a Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati at a cost of Rs 1950 crore.
12. (b) Natarajan Chandrasekaran task force
The Department of Defence Production (DDP) constituted the multi-stakeholder task force to study use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military. The 17-member task force will be headed by Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran.
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