Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 May 2018

May 9, 2018 19:02 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 May 2018

9 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 National Nutrition Mission, US announced withdrawal from 2015 Iran nuclear deal and Minimum Wages Act among others.

1. Space Applications Centre has developed an indigenous atomic clock for navigation satellites. SAC belongs to which organisation?
a) ISRO
b) NASA
c) European Space Agency
d) SpaceX

2. Which Indian American professor received a grant of USD 1.6M by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to protect kidneys from obesity?
a) Jitesh Pandit
b) Tahir Hussain
c) Pal Sawhney
d) Nakul Mehta

3. India signed USD 200 million loan deal with which organisation for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)?
a) Asian Development Bank
b) International Monetary Fund
c) World Bank
d) United Nations

4. Which country proposed India’s induction as Observer of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?
a) Sri Lanka
b) USA
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Bangladesh

5. Which state recently constituted a committee to review the history syllabus?
a) Punjab
b) Haryana
c) Maharashtra
d) Rajasthan

6. President Ram Nath Kovind recently approved the amendments to the Minimum Wages Act of which state?
a) Bihar
b) Delhi
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh

7. Which nation’s court has ruled lawmakers with dual citizenship as ineligible to hold a parliamentary seat?
a) Australia
b) US
c) UK
d) Japan

8. Which city would be hosting the 2018 World Robot Conference?
a) Tokyo
b) Washington
c) Beijing
d) New Delhi

9. Which nation’s tea industry reported the highest-ever production during fiscal year 2017-18?
a) Malaysia
b) India
c) Bangladesh
d) Bhutan

10. Which nation has announced withdrawal from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran?
a) Russia
b) UK
c) China
d) US

11. Who launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme?
a) Ravi Shankar Prasad
b) Rajnath Singh
c) M Venkaiah Naidu
d) Arun Jaitley

12. Which state’s governor set up a panel on the operation of CCTVs?
a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Delhi
d) Punjab

ANSWERS

1. (a) ISRO
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developed an indigenous atomic clock that will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. It was developed by the Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC).

2. (b) Tahir Hussain
Tahir Hussain, an Indian-American professor of Pharmacology at the University of Houston, received a grant of USD 1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to examine a kidney cell that could prevent damage from inflammation caused by obesity.

3. (c) World Bank

India signed a loan agreement of USD 200-million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) to achieve its goal of reducing stunting in children aged 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

4. (d) Bangladesh
Bangladesh has proposed restructuring of the charter of the Organisation of Islamic Conference to pave way for inclusion of non-Muslim countries like India as an "observer state".

5. (a) Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced the constitution of a six-member oversight committee to examine the recommendations of the 2014 panel that reviewed the history syllabus and oversee all history books in the future. The move comes in the wake of the Shiromani Akali Dal alleging that a major portion of Sikh and Punjab history had been removed from the Class 12 curriculum.

6. (b) Delhi
The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017 was officially notified on May 4, 2018 following the approval of the Bill by President Ram Nath Kovind on April 26, 2018. This new legislation amends the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and was passed by the Delhi Assembly on August 10, 2017. The bill was first tabled in 2015.

7. (a) Australia
Australian court ruled on May 9, 2018 that lawmakers with dual citizenship will be ineligible to hold a parliamentary seat. Under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution, members of parliament cannot continue to have citizenship in another country, and must prove they took "all reasonable steps" to renounce the other citizenship before being elected.

8. (c) Beijing
The 2018 World Robot Conference will be held in Beijing from August 15 to 19. The event will see over 12,000 competing teams and 50,000 participants from more than 10 countries and regions. A robot competition will be held during the conference where participants will compete in five categories.

9. (b) India
Achieving a historic feat, the Indian tea industry recorded the highest ever production of 1,325.05 million kg as well as export of 256.57 million kg during financial year 2017-18, official figures released on May 8, 2018.

10. (d) US
The President of United States, Donald Trump has announced US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump stated that the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a "horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made." He added that the United States "will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction."

11. (a) Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on May 9, 2018 launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme in New Delhi. Under this scheme, 25 interns will be inducted for a period of three months. Speaking at the launch, the Minister said that these interns will be paid a stipend of 10 thousand rupees per month.

12. (c) Delhi
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on May 8, 2018 formed a high-level committee to come up with a standard operating procedure for installation, operation, and monitoring of CCTVs in the city, an official statement said.

 

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