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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 11 February to 17 February 2019

11 February to 17 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Dan David Prize 2019, Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 among others.

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11 February to 17 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Dan David Prize 2019, Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 among others.

1. Which nation’s President has taken over as the new chair of African Union?

a) Zambia
b) Egypt
c) Ethiopia
d) Ghana

2. Which among the following languages has been added by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department as its third official court language?

a) Hindi
b) Malayalam
c) French
d) Urdu

3.
The Defence Ministry on February 12, 2019 issued Expression of Interest for procurement of how many Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) for the Indian Navy?

a) 58
b) 70
c) 92
d) 111

4.
Which state’s government has announced a universal old age pension scheme called Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna?

a) Bihar
b) Odisha
c) Gujarat
d) Uttar Pradesh

5. Who won the Israel's Dan David Prize 2019 in the ‘Past’ category?

a) Sanjay Subrahmanyam
b) Michael Ignatieff
c) Christina Figueres
d) Amitav Ghosh

6. Which nation has decided to give lifetime tax exemption to women having 4 or more children?

a) Poland
b) Romania
c) Hungry
d) Italy

7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9, 2019 laid the foundation stone for the Sela Tunnel Project in which state?

a) Jammu & Kashmir
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Tripura
d) Assam

8.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government on February 8, 2019 granted the Divisional Status to which region?

a) Leh
b) Kargil
c) Kashmir
d) Ladakh

9. The Indian Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019. The bill seeks to remove which disease as a ground for divorce?

a) AIDS
b) Schizophrenia
c) Leprosy
d) Dementia

10.
The first of the 15 Chinook heavy lift helicopters arrived in India on February 10, 2019 from which country?

a) Russia
b) Japan
c) US
d) China

11. Who has become the third Indian player to break into the top-100 of men's singles tennis rankings in the past decade?

a) Rohan Bopanna
b) Divij Sharan
c) Ankita Raina
d) Prajnesh Gunneswaran

12. Under the provisions of the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019, a marriage between NRI and Indian citizen will have to be registered within how many days?

a) 30 days
b) 60 days
c) 15 days
d) 40 days

Answers

1. (b) Egypt

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on February 10, 2019 took over as the chair of the African Union (AU) following a meeting by heads of state from the continent in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa.

2. (a) Hindi


The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has added Hindi as the third official language to be used in the city's courts, along with Arabic and English. The move is aimed at helping foreigners to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier.

3. (d) 111

The Defence Ministry on February 12, 2019 issued Expression of Interest to shortlist potential Indian strategic partners and foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) for the Indian Navy at an estimated cost of over Rs 21,000 crore.

4. (a) Bihar

Bihar government has announced a universal old age pension scheme - Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna (MVPY) for all people above 60 years of age. The scheme will come into force from April 1, 2019. Except those senior citizens who have retired from government service, all will be eligible for 400 rupees monthly pension irrespective of caste, religion or community.

5. (a) Sanjay Subrahmanyam


Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam on February 10, 2019 won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. He won the Israel's prestigious USD 1 million dollar award in the category of ''Past Time Dimension'' for his work in macro history.

6. (c) Hungry

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced new measures, under which increasing financial aid and subsidies will be provided to families that have more than three children. The measures are meant to encourage women to have more children and to reverse Hungary's population decline.

7. (b) Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9, 2019 laid the foundation stone for the Sela Tunnel Project in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura. The tunnel will be constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at a cost of Rs. 687 crore.

8. (d) Ladakh

The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik on February 8, 2019 granted the Divisional Status to Ladakh Region, while exercising its powers under Section 5 of Land Revenue Act, 1996. The Ladakh division will comprise Leh and Kargil districts with its headquarters at Leh. Till now, the Ladakh region formed a part of the Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir.

9. (c) Leprosy

The Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018 that seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable.

10. (c) US

The first of the 15 Chinook heavy lift helicopters ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived in India on February 10, 2019. The CH-47F (I) was received at the Mundra Port in Gujarat and will be transported to its home base at Chandigarh. India had signed deal with the US in September 2015 for the purchase of 15 Chinook heavy lift and 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

11. (d) Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has made it to the top-100 of Men's Singles Tennis rankings with a jump of six places that took him to 97. With this, Gunneswaran has become the third Indian player to break into the top-100 barrier in the past decade after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri. In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna stayed put at 37 and was followed by his partner Divij Sharan at 39. In the Women's Tennis Association charts, Ankita Raina continues to be country's top singles player at number 165.

12. (a) 30 days

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 to create more accountability and offer protection against the exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly Indian women by their NRI partners. Under the bill’s provisions, a marriage between an NRI and an Indian citizen will have to be registered in India or Indian missions and posts abroad within 30 days from the date of marriage.

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