Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 January 2018

Jan 8, 2018 16:01 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 January 2018

8 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 Delhi World Book Fair 2018, Khelo India logo and Scientists observed less ozone depletion among others.

1. Which was the focus country group in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018?
a) European Union
b) United States of America
c) United Kingdom
d) United Arab Emirates

2. Who won the 2018 men’s singles Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis tournament?
a) Kevin Anderson
b) Gilles Simon
c) Yuki Bhambri
d) Benoit Paire

3. Which city hosted the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018?
a) Darjeeling
b) Gangtok
c) Kathmandu
d) Imphal

4. Which country became the first to enforce equal pay for women and men?
a) Finland
b) Greenland
c) Ireland
d) Iceland

5. Which city will host World Sweet Festival (WSF-2018)?
a) Hyderabad
b) Lucknow
c) Chennai
d) New Delhi

6. The world's largest known prime number was discovered by a volunteer for a prime-number hunting project. This prime number contains how many digits?
a) 20 Million
b) 23 Million
c) 25 Million
d) 32 Million

7. Who was appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry?
a) Lokesh Chandra
b) Rambhau Mhalgi
c) TS Tirumurti
d) Kailash Sagar

8. The Khelo India logo reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India was launched in which city?
a) Mumbai
b) Chennai
c) Hyderabad
d) New Delhi

9. The Trump administration proposed spending USD 18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with which country?
a) Mexico
b) Guatemala
c) Cuba
d) Belize

10. Scientists have observed less ozone depletion for the first time due to ban on which of the following things?
a) Plastic
b) Chlorine
c) Biogas
d) Pet Coke

ANSWERS
1. (a) European Union

The New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 6 January 2018. It is organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The main theme of 2018 fair is “Environment and climate change” and European Union is the focus country.

2. (b) Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon of France won the Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on 6 January 2018. In the summit clash, Simon humbled big-serving second seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-6, 6-2.

3. (c) Kathmandu
The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 started at Kathmandu in Nepal on 5 January 2018. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the exhibition. The basic objective of Expo is to unleash massive hydro power potential of Nepal and bring all stakeholders under one roof.

4. (d) Iceland
Iceland became the first country in the world to enforce equal pay for women and men. The new law, which came into force on 1st January 2018, stated that companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies.

5. (a) Hyderabad
The World Sweet Festival will be held in Hyderabad from 13 January 2018 to showcase the cosmopolitan nature of Hyderabad in a sweet way. The sweets from around 25 states in India and 15 foreign countries, to be prepared locally by members of various associations, will be displayed at the event.

6. (b)  23 Million

The world's largest known prime number, with 23 million digits, was discovered by a volunteer for a prime-number hunting project. The number, called M77232917, is the 50th "Mersenne prime" to be discovered.

7. (c) TS Tirumurti
TS Tirumurti was appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry. He is presently serving as India’s High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur.

8. (d) New Delhi

The vibrant Khelo India logo reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India was launched at a simple ceremony by the Union Minister of  State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The logo also conveys an impression of fitness and competitiveness.

9. (a) Mexico

The Trump administration has proposed spending USD 18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The plan on border security came in response to a request by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

10. (b) Chlorine

With the declining levels of ozone-destroying chlorine, scientists have for the first time observed less ozone depletion. The findings showed that an international ban on chlorine has resulted in about 20 per cent less ozone depletion during the Antarctic winter from 2005 to 2016.

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