Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 March 2018

Mar 6, 2018 17:10 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 March 2018

6 March 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 Emergency declared in Sri lanka, Tripura Elections and 90th Oscar awards among others.

1. Which actor won the ‘Best Actor’ award in Oscars 2018?
a) Gary Oldman
b) Daniel Kaluuya
c) Denzel Washington
d) Daniel Day-Lewis

2. The wreck of a sunken US World War II aircraft carrier was found off the coast of which nation?
a) Japan
b) South Korea
c) Indonesia
d) Australia

3. Biplab Deb is set to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of which state?
a) Meghalaya
b) Nagaland
c) Tripura
d) Mizoram

4. Which South Asian nation has imposed a nation-wide emergency over escalating violence against a minority community?
a) Myanmar
b) Sri Lanka
c) Nepal
d) Bangladesh

5. A delegation from which nation visited North Korea for a historic meeting that focussed on advancing ties and easing military tensions?
a) US
b) South Korea
c) Japan
d) China

6. India stood at which position in the list of top overseas holders of US securities in 2017?
a) 12th
b) 7th
c) 27th
d) 15th

7. Who won gold in 10m air pistol women event at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Mexico?
a) Manu Bhaker
b) Deepak Kumar
c) Tejas Sharma
d) Kripal Rana

8. Which city hosted the 19th edition of FICCI Frames 2018?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Kochi
d) Kanpur

9. India signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with which countries for civil nuclear cooperation?
a) Nepal & Japan
b) Japan & Russia
c) Russia & Bangladesh
d) Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

10. Which telecom company planned to support the first 4G Network on Moon?
a) Airtel
b) Idea
c) Jio
d) Vodafone

11. Which island created its virtual currency to raise some hard cash to pay bills?
a) Marshall Islands
b) Hawaii Islands
c) Neil Islands
d) All of the above

12. When is World Wildlife Day observed every year?
a) 2 March
b) 3 March
c) 4 March
d) 5 March



1. (a) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman won the Oscar award for ‘Best Actor’ for his performance as Winston Churchill in the Second World War drama Darkest Hour. The actor, who had been considered the strong favourite in the category, overcame competition from fellow British nominees Daniel Kaluuya and Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the prize.

2. (d) Australia
The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia. The United States navy stated that the ship - Lexington - along with 11 of its 35 aircrafts was discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on March 4, 2018.

3. (c) Tripura
Biplab Kumar Deb will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura. The BJP State President was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislature party after a meeting of the newly elected members of BJP and its ally - Indigenous People's Front of Tripura in Agartala on March 5. The meeting also decided that Jishnu Debbarman will be the state’s Deputy Chief Minister. The oath-taking ceremony will be held on March 9.

4. (b) Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan government has decided to impose a nation-wide emergency for 10 days to control law and order, following violence against minority community in Kandy district over the last two days. The measure comes after a local curfew was imposed on March 5 in the central city of Kandy, after days of unrest between Buddhist and Muslim groups.

5. (b) South Korea
A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-Yong travelled to North Korea’s capital city, Pyongyang, on March 5, 2018 for a two-day trip with the hopes of opening a communication channel between the North and the United States of America.

6. (a) 12th
Latest official data reveals that India's exposure to US government securities rose sharply to a high of $144.7 billion at the end of 2017. India remained to be the 12th largest overseas holder of such securities, just behind oil rich Saudi Arabia, whose holding stood at $147.4 billion in December 2017.

7. (a) Manu Bhaker
India’s shooter Manu Bhaker from Haryana won the gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women event at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 4. She shot 237.5 points to bag top honour at the ongoing event.

8. (b) Mumbai
The 19th edition of FICCI Frames was inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smiriti Irani in Mumbai, Maharashtra on March 5, 2018. The 3-day global convention covering the entire gamut of Media and Entertainment Industry will attract not only the industry stakeholders from across the world but also the government policy makers from India and abroad.

9. (c) Russia & Bangladesh
For the first time, India signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with foreign partners Russia & Bangladesh for civil nuclear cooperation. The MoU will be helpful for cooperation in construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna, Bangladesh.

10. (d) Vodafone
The first 4G network on Moon is being planned by telecom company Vodafone to support a mission by PT Scientists in 2019 and it has appointed Nokia as its technology partner.

11. (a) Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands will launch the world's first legal tender crypto-currency to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. To issue the crypto-currency, the Marshall Islands nation has teamed up with a company Neema from Israel.

12. (b) 3 March
The World Wildlife Day was observed across the world on March 3, 2018 to celebrate beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and raises awareness to conserve the wildlife. The theme of World Wildlife Day 2018 is 'Big cats: Predators Under Threat'.


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