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Weekly Current Affair Quizzes: 24 October to 30 October 2016

Oct 30, 2016 12:03 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader quizzes of the week that covers important happenings of the week. The section revises selected quizzes from the week to help its readers in revising the most important happenings. The topics covered this week include topics like New Zealand Prime Minister’s visit to India, Amendment to the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 and 2016 Man Booker Prize among others.

1.    India and New Zealand signed three agreements during official visit of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to India. Consider the following statements in context to the project<
I.    Arrangement regarding Food Safety Cooperation was signed.
II.    MoU for cooperation in the field of Youth Affairs and Sports was signed
III.    MoU on Defence cooperation was signed.

Which is/are correct?

a)    Only II
b)    Only I and II
c)    Only I and III
d)    I, II and III


2.    Union Government amended the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 to enable service voters including armed forces personnel, to cast their votes in elections through e-postal ballot. Consider the following statements in context to the amendment
I.    It amended Rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961
II.    It also amended Rule 25 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961
III.    Under this system a blank postal ballot paper would be transmitted to them electronically to cast his/her vote and send back by post.

Which is/are correct?
a)    Only III
b)    Only I and II
c)    Only I and III
d)    I, II and III

3. 
   Who of the following was appointed as the chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission?
a)    Bilal Nazki
b)    Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal
c)    Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad
d)    Sunil Kumar Sharma

4.    Who of the following won the 2016 Man Booker Prize?
a)    Deborah Levy (UK)
b)    Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK)
c)    Paul Beatty (US)
d)    Madeleine Thien (Canada)

5.    Which country topped the list of global country rankings of business efficiency in World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All?
a)    New Zealand
b)    Singapore
c)    Denmark
d)    Hong Kong

6.    Which rank was secured by India in the World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report?
a)    67th
b)    107th
c)    130th
d)    152nd

7.    Which dam recently won World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam?
a)    Almatti Dam
b)    Perunchani Dam
c)    Mettur Dam
d)    Tehri Dam

8.    Name the country that topped the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF).
a)    Rwanda
b)    Iceland
c)    Finland
d)    Norway

9.  
 Which rank was secured by India in the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
a)    69
b)    71
c)    87
d)    115

10.    The Union Government recently constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor bird flu situation. Who will head this High-Level Committee?
a)    Devendra Chaudhry
b)    H Papamma
c)    M Nagaraj
d)    Munialappa

11.    Which state is set to become the second state in the United States of America to teach Sikh history and culture into the public school curriculum?
a)    Florida
b)    Texas
c)    Georgia
d)    Indiana

12.
    What was the theme of the 2016 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage that was observed on 27 October 2016?
a)    Archives at Risk: Much more to do
b)    Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation
c)    It's Your Story - Don't Lose It
d)    None of the above

13.    Who of the following won Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov prize?
a)    Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar
b)    Mustafa Dzhemilev and Can Dündar
c)    Ilham Tohti and Mustafa Dzhemilev
d)    None of the above

14.    Army Chief General Dalbir Singh felicitated the Indian Army team which has achieved the Gold standards in an event. Name the event.
a)    Hawgsmoke
b)    Fincastle competition
c)    Cambrian Patrol
d)    Worthington Trophy

15.    The UN General Assembly has elected fourteen members of the UN Human Rights Council, responsible for promoting and protecting human rights in the world. Which of the following is not part of this selection?
a)    Hungary
b)    Croatia
c)    Russia
d)    Iraq

Answer

1. (b) Only I and II
2. (c) Only I and III
3. (a) Bilal Nazki
4. (c) Paul Beatty (US)
5. (a) New Zealand
6. (c) 130th
7. (a) Almatti Dam
8. (b) Iceland
9. (c) 87
10. (d) Munialappa
11. (d) Indiana
12. (c) It's Your Story - Don't Lose It
13. (a) Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar
14. (c) Cambrian Patrol
15. (c) Russia

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