Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 January 2018

Jan 5, 2018 16:46 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 January 2018

5 January 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 new Rs 10 banknote, United States suspended security aid to Pakistan and coach of the Delhi Daredevils franchise among others.

1. What will be the colour of new Rs 10 note to be issued by RBI?
a) Chocolate Brown
b) Light Orange
c) Dark Yellow
d) Blackish Grey

2. Which city will host the 2018 Karnataka International Travel Expo (KITE)?
a) Mysuru
b) Bengaluru
c) Ooty
d) Hubli

3. Which country formally joined UNSC as its new non-permanent member recently?
a) Italy
b) Egypt
c) Poland
d) Spain

4. Endangered ‘bird language’ entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It belongs to which country?
a) Uruguay
b) Libya
c) Malaysia
d) Turkey

5. Who took charge as the new chief of the Narcotics Control Bureau?
a) Abhay
b) R R Bhatnagar
c) Bipin Rawat
d) Raman Singh

6. Which film will be the opening Hindi Film from India for JIFF 2018?
a) Hindi Medium
b) Angrezi Me Kahte Hain
c) Shubh Mangal Savdhan
d) Newton

7. The United States has suspended security aid to which nation?
a) Iran
b) North Korea
c) Palestine
d) Pakistan

8. Which state government is going to form an education board for non-English medium schools?
a) Karnataka
b) Telangana
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh

9. Senior Political leader Vasant Davkhare passed away on 4 January. He belonged to which political party?
a) Shiv Sena
b) NCP
c) INC
d) BJP

10. Who has been appointed as the coach of the Delhi Daredevils franchise for the upcoming IPL 2018?
a) Rahul Dravid
b) Saurav Ganguly
c) Ricky Ponting
d) Wasim Akram

11. Following the Assam NRC implementation, which state has taken up preventive measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants to the state?
a) Meghalaya
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Sikkim
d) Manipur

12. Which three Ministries of the Union government signed a MoU for joint funding of Technology Mission for Indian Railways?
a) Civil Aviation Ministry, S &T and Railway
b) Defence Ministry, Home and New and Renewable Energy
c) Railway Ministry, HRD and S&T
d) Planning Ministry, Transport and Urban Development


1. (a) Chocolate Brown

The new denomination of Rs 10 banknote has motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Chocolate Brown. The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 123 mm.

2. (b) Bengaluru
Bengaluru will host the first edition of Karnataka International Travel Expo’ (KITE) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) in February 2018. The expo is being touted as the largest B2B travel event in India, which is providing a platform for over 400 registered buyers and media representatives from over 25 countries.

3. (c) Poland
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has welcomed six new non-permanent members — Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, and Poland. The six new countries, voted on by the 193-member General assembly will have a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security for two-year terms on the U.N.’s most powerful body.

4. (d) Turkey
Turkey’s endangered ‘bird language’ entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is an unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey

5. (a) Abhay
IPS officer Abhay took charge as the new chief of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The post of the NCB DG was lying vacant since April 2017 when the incumbent R R Bhatnagar was appointed as the DG of CRPF.

6. (b) Angrezi Me Kahte Hain
The Jaipur International Film Festival – JIFF 2018 which is now considered a part of the most prominent film festivals of the world has announced Opening and Closing film. Opening Hindi movie for JIFF will be Harish Vyas Directed Angrezi Me Kahte Hain, a story of middle-aged man.

7. (d) Pakistan
The United States of America has suspended over 1 billion US dollar security assistance to Pakistan, accusing the nation of harbouring terror groups like the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network within its border and showing the unwillingness to take ‘decisive actions’ against them.

8. (c) Maharashtra
The state government of Maharashtra has decided to form an international education board to prepare the syllabus for the non-English medium schools. In the first phase, 100 selected Marathi schools will function according to the new syllabus. Besides this, the government would also be looking into the issue of reducing non-teaching tasks of teachers in the coming days.

9. (b) NCP
Senior leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Vasant Davkhare passed away on 4 January 2018 in Mumbai, after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 67. Davkhare was first elected as the corporator in the Thane Municipal Corporation in 1986. In 1987 he was elected as the Mayor of Thane Municipal Corporation. He became the Deputy Chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council in 1998. In July 2010, he was re-elected unopposed to the post.

10. (c) Ricky Ponting
Australian batting great Ricky Ponting was on 4 January 2018 appointed as the coach of the Delhi Daredevils franchise for the upcoming Indian Premier League. Ponting takes over the reins of Delhi Daredevils from former India captain Rahul Dravid, who had stepped down after the previous season owing to BCCI's conflict-of-interest regulations.

11. (b) Arunachal Pradesh
Following the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) implementation, the state government of Arunachal Pradesh has taken all possible preventive measures to prevent a possible spill over of illegal migrants to the state. Strict vigil has been ordered along the state’s border outposts to check entrance of illegal immigrants.

12. (c) Railway Ministry, HRD and S&T
Three Ministries of the Union Government, the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Science & Technology on 4 January 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi for joint funding of Technology Mission for Indian Railways.

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