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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 May 2019

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 India re-elected to Arctic Council, Purple frog and International Narcotics Control Board among others.

May 8, 2019 17:48 IST
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8 May 2019: 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 India re-elected to Arctic Council, Purple frog and International Narcotics Control Board among others.

1. India recently was re-elected as Observer to which international forum?
a) Arctic Council
b) World Bank
c) United Nations Mission in South Sudan
d) United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

2. As per the report released by digital marketing platform SEMrush, who is the most followed politician globally?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Barack Obama
c) Donald Trump
d) Vladimir Putin

3. Name the Father of modern legal education in India who passed away recently.
a) Kirpal Singh
b) Ajit Bedi
c) NR Madhava Menon
d) Vikas Grover

4. Purple frog will soon be crowned as amphibian of which state?
a) Odisha
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

5. Which Indian has been re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board?
a) Amartya Sen
b) Jagdish Bhagwati
c) Gita Gopinath
d) Jagjit Pavadia

6. Which nation has pulled from some key commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal?
a) Germany
b) Britain
c) Iran
d) Russia

7. Which nation has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings?
a) New Zealand
b) Sri Lanka
c) Australia
d) China

8. Which country has terminated its Black List of Indian-origin people?
a) India
b) Australia
c) New Zealand
d) China

ANSWERS


1. (a) Arctic Council
On May 7, 2019, India was re-elected as an Observer to the Arctic Council. India first got the Observer status to the Council in the year 2013 during the Kiruna Ministerial meeting held in Sweden.

2. (b) Barack Obama
Former US President Barack Obama is the world’s most followed politician with a total following of 182.7 million, as per the report released by digital marketing platform SEMrush on May 7, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician globally.

3. (c) NR Madhava Menon
Father of modern legal education in India, NR Madhava Menon passed away recently. He was 84. Menon conceptualised 5-year integrated LLB course, replacing the earlier 3-year course.

4. (d) Kerala
Purple frog will soon be crowned as Kerala’s state amphibian. The species is also known as Maveli frog. It is endemic to Western Ghats and is listed as ‘endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

5. (d) Jagjit Pavadia
India’s Jagjit Pavadia was on May 7, 2019 re-elected for another term to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The 60-year-old won the election of the narcotics control board with the highest number of votes at 44. The announcement of her victory was made by India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin after the election results were announced.

6. (c) Iran
Iran on May 8, 2019 announced its withdrawal from some commitments under the 2015 international nuclear deal. The nation stated that it will resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days unless a new agreement can be reached.

7. (b) Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings issued after the Easter Sunday attacks.India, United States, China, UK and Australia are among the countries which issued travel warnings after Easter attacks.

8. (a) India
The Home Ministry has decided to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people. The list mostly comprised the names of people belonging to the Sikh Community, who have taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India.

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