2 April to 8 April 2018: 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 like 21st Commonwealth Games, Euro-VI grade fuel introduced in Delhi and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope among others.
1. The space station lab of which country re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt over the middle of South Pacific recently?
2. Which institute was adjudged as the overall best institution as per NIRF Rankings 2018?
a) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
b) Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru
c) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
d) National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
3. When was the GST E-way Bill rolled-out in India?
a) 1 March 2018
b) 1 April 2018
c) 1 February 2018
d) 1 January 2018
4. Who became the first female Head of UN political affairs?
a) Nickey Haley
b) Megha Markel
c) Angela Markel
d) Rosemary DiCarlo
5. Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel was introduced in which city for the first time?
6. Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in which weightlifting category?
a) 56 kg
b) 53 kg
c) 50 kg
d) 48 kg
7. Which country has increased tariff on 128 US products by up to 25 per cent?
8. Which country has lost vote to join Britain in the spy poisoning probe?
9. Which country’s Prime Minister recently defeated a no-confidence motion moved against him in the Parliament?
c) Sri Lanka
10. Which Indian cricketer was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in the 2018 ceremony?
a) Virat Kohli
b) Ravichandran Ashwin
c) Yuvraj Singh
d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
11. Which player opened India's medal tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 by winning a Silver?
a) P Gururaja
b) Mirabai Chanu
c) Sanjita Chanu
d) Mary Kom
12. Name the farthest star that was recently seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope?
a) Alpha Orionis
b) Proxima Centauri
1. (a) China
China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt over the middle of South Pacific on March 2, 2018.
2. (b) Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar on April 3, 2018 released the NIRF India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of higher educational institutions. The Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru topped the list of Overall Rankings followed by IIT Madras at 2nd position, IIT Bombay at 3rd, IIT Delhi at 4th and IIT Kharagpur at fifth position.
3. (b) 1 April 2018
The E-way bill system was introduced from April 1, 2018 in India. The E-way bill is for the movement of goods between the states and it can be generated on the E-way bill Portal.
4. (d) Rosemary DiCarlo
Former American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo was on March 29, 2018 appointed as the Head of UN Political Affairs, one of the most high-profile positions of the United Nations (UN). With this appointment, DiCarlo became the first woman to head this position. DiCarlo will succeed Jeffrey Feltman.
5. (a) Delhi
In order to combat the rising levels of air pollution, the Delhi-NCR region on April 1, 2018 began supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel, both petrol and diesel. With this, Delhi became the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI. BS-VI fuel is equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms.
6. (d) 48 kg
World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on April 5, 2018 smashed the records by winning India's first Gold Medal on the opening day of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Mirabai won the coveted medal in the 48 kg category with a total lift of 196 kg (86 kg + 110 kg)with her power-packed performance.
7. (b) China
China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US products, ranging from frozen pork and wine to certain fruits and nuts in response to US duties on imports of Aluminium and Steel. The tariffs affecting some 3 billion US Dollars worth of imports has been reportedly to put into effect to safeguard China's interests and balance the losses caused by new US tariffs.
8. (a) Russia
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has rejected Russia's call for a joint investigation with Britain in the case of nerve-agent poisonings of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom.
9. (c) Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has comfortably defeated the majority vote against the no-confidence motion that was moved against him by the joint opposition. In the 225-member Parliament, 122 members voted against the motion, while 76 voted in favour.
10. (d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
On April 2, 2018, exactly seven years after helping India clinch its second World Cup, ending the 28-year wait, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by President Ram Nath Kovind. Dhoni was dressed in an army uniform courtesy the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel that was conferred to him by the Indian Territorial Army on November 1, 2011, months after India lifted its second World Cup under his leadership.
11. (a) P Gururaja
P Gururaja clinched India’s first medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Brisbane, Australia. He won the silver medal in the men’s 56 kg final with a total lift of 249 kg (111 kg in snatch + 138 kg in clean and jerk).
12. (c) Icarus
The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the most distant star ever seen named 'Icarus'. This huge blue star is located over halfway across the universe. It took nine billion years for the Icarus' light to reach the Earth.