Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 2 July to 8 July 2018

Jul 8, 2018 11:21 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 2 July to 8 July 2018

2 July to 8 July 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 Language Census 2011, successful flight of crew escape system and ‘happiness curriculum’ among others.

1. Which is the most spoken Indian language as per the Language Census 2011?

a) Bengali
b) Marathi
c) Hindi
d) English

2. Which veteran cricketer became the fifth Indian player to be named in the Hall of Fame?

a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Rahul Dravid
c) Yuvraj Singh
d) MS Dhoni

3. India’s first-ever e-waste recycling unit will be set up in which state?

a) Delhi
b) Odisha
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

4. Which app was launched by government in June 2018 to track and trace missing children in India?

c) BalKhoj
d) ReUnite

5. Which state’s high court has declared animals as legal persons?

a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Rajasthan

6. Which state government has launched a ‘happiness curriculum’ for school students?

a) Delhi
b) Rajasthan
c) Haryana
d) Uttar Pradesh

7. Who is the only invitee from Asia in the Golden Globe Race 2018?

a) Abhilash Tomy
b) Akshay Thapar
c) A R Karve
d) Karambir Singh

8. Which state government has launched the subsidised power scheme ‘Sambal’?

a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh

9. Who is the Master of Roster, as per the recent ruling of the Supreme Court?

a) Chief Justice of India
b) Prime Minister
c) Finance Minister
d) President

10. Which space agency conducted successful flight testing of its Crew Escape System on July 5?

c) Roscosmos

11. Which journalist was elected as the new President of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association?

a) Rajdeep Sardesai
b) Vikram Chandra
c) Karan Thapar
d) Rajat Sharma

12. As per US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, which country was named as “worst human trafficking nation”?

a) Iraq
b) Pakistan
c) Syria
d) North Korea

Answers with Explanation

1. (c) Hindi

As per the 2011 Census data, there is a rise in number of Hindi speakers, however, speakers of South Indian languages and Urdu dropped down. 43.63 percent of Indians speak Hindi as their mother tongue.

2. (b) Rahul Dravid

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on July 1, 2018 inducted former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England Women’s wicket-keeper Claire Taylor into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in a glittering ceremony in Dublin, Ireland. With the move, Dravid became the fifth Indian player to be named in the Hall of Fame.

3. (c) Karnataka

India’s first-ever state-of-the-art e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru, which produces an estimated one lakh tonne of electronic waste a year. The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), a research institute that comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, will set up the unit in the next four months.

4. (d) ReUnite

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu launched a mobile application called ReUnite to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India. It uses Amazon Rekognition, web facial recognition service to identify missing kids.

5. (b) Uttarakhand

In a first, the Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of ‘legal person’ to the animals in the state. With the ruling, the entire animal kingdom in the state, including the avian and aquatic animals, will be treated as legal entities having a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.

6. (a) Delhi

The Delhi government has launched 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students up to class 8. The special curriculum would include meditation, value education and mental exercises. It would involve a 'Happiness' period of 45 minutes for all students up to class 8 in the Delhi government schools.

7. (a) Abhilash Tomy

Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy has become the only Asian to be selected to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on July 1. The race requires all the participants to sail around the world, single-handed and non-stop.  

8. (c) Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh state government has launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme called ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families. Under Sambal Yojana, the Below Poverty Line families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month.

9. (a) Chief Justice of India

The Supreme Court on July 5, 2018 ruled that the Chief Justice of India is the ‘Master of Roster’ who has the authority to decide on allocation of cases.

10. (b) ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on July 5, 2018 conducted successful flight testing of Crew Escape System. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on July 5, 2018 conducted successful flight testing of Crew Escape System.

11. (d) Rajat Sharma

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma has beaten World Cup winning India cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes to become the new president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association. Sharma got a total of 1531 votes while former Test cricketer Lal could only poll 1004 votes. The third candidate in the fray, advocate Vikas Singh, got only 232 votes.

12. (d) North Korea

As per US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, North Korea was tagged “worst human trafficking nation” for the 16th straight year, citing the use of forced labour. North Korea has been included in the Tier 3 category, which is the lowest ranking, along with China, Russia and Iran.


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