7 May 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 InSight Mission, 15th Asia Media Summit and new model to forecast the reach of Tsunami among others.
1. NASA recently launched which mission to study Mar’s deep interior?
2. The Swedish Academy announced that this year it will not give away the Nobel Prize in which field?
3. Which North-east state launched ‘Go To Village’ Mission recently?
4. Which country hosted the 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance Ministers?
5. What was India’s rank in the 2018 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index?
6. Which country will host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?
7. The Supreme Court has struck down which state’s legislation allowing former Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation?
b) Uttar Pradesh
8. The International children's theatre festival will be hosted by which city?
a) New Delhi
9. Which city hosted the 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers?
10. India has developed a new model to forecast the reach of which natural disaster?
11. Which country tops list of fastest growing economies for the coming decade according to a Harvard study?
12. Consider the following statements:
i. Adult couple has the right to live together outside wedlock
ii. A court cannot interfere in the marriage of two consenting adults
iii. A court cannot annul a marriage of two consenting adults in a habeas corpus
iv. A couple’s marriage could not be said to be ‘null and void’ merely because they are younger than marriageable age
Which among the above statements are false in relation to SC’s recent judgement on live-in relationship?
a) All of the above
b) Only IV
c) Both I and IV
d) None of the above
1. (a) InSight
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on May 5, 2018 launched the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Spacecraft to study the Mars’ deep interior. InSight, a Mars lander, has been designed to listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of taking off the human missions to explore the Red Planet.
2. (b) Literature
The Swedish Academy on May 4, 2018 announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following the sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have stained the body’s reputation.
3. (c) Manipur
The Manipur Government launched ‘Go to Village’ mission on May 1, 2018 across the state from Konuma ground of Komlakhong gram panchayat in Imphal West district. The mission was launched simultaneously in 60 villages in all 60 constituencies.
4. (d) Philippines
The 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held in Manila, Philippines on May 4, 2018 on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Finance Minister of Nepal Yuba Raj Khatiwada chaired the meeting.
5. (a) 11th
India was ranked at 11th position in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index 2018 of global consultancy firm A T Kearney. It is the first time since 2015 that India has been pushed out of the top 10.
6. (b) India
The 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) will be held in New Delhi on May 10-12, 2018 with theme “Telling our Stories- Asia and More”. The summit will provide a unique opportunity for broadcasters in Asia to share their thoughts on broadcasting and information.
7. (b) Uttar Pradesh
The Supreme Court on May 7, 2018 struck down a legislation that allowed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation even after demitting office. The ruling was made by a bench of judges headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The bench termed the law as "arbitrary and discriminatory", saying it violated the concept of equality under the Constitution.
8. (c) Kolkata
The International Children's Theatre Festival would be taking place in Kolkata, West Bengal in June 2018. Children of various theatre groups from eight countries besides host India will take part in the festival. The eight countries include France, Slovenia, Swaziland, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
9. (b) Manila
The 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held in Manila, the capital of Philippines on May 4, 2018 on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB). The meeting was attended by the Finance Ministers/Heads of Delegations from all the SAARC member states.
10. (a) Tsunami
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has developed a new model that would predict how far the sea water would travel after violating natural boundaries. The warning service would be a Level-3 alert under India's Tsunami Early Warning System, which was put in place after the devastating 2004 tsunami.
11. (d) India
According to the latest report by Harvard University, India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ahead of even China and the United States.
12. (d) None of the above
In a historic first, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that an adult couple has the right to live together without marriage. The apex court held that live-in relationships were now even recognized by the Legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.