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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 May to 27 May 2018

May 27, 2018 08:58 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 May to 27 May 2018

21 May to 27 May 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 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize, Swachh Survekshan-2018 and first female director of CIA among others.

1. Which company acquired 72% stake in Bhushan Steel?
a) Tata Steel
b) SAIL
c) Jindal
d) JSW Steel

2. Who has won the prestigious 2018 Man Booker International Prize for fiction?
a) Olga Tokarczuk
b) Jennifer Croft
c) David Grossman
d) Philip Roth

3. What was India’s rank in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index, as per Lancet?
a) 145th
b) 154th
c) 168th
d) 171st

4. Which nation has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant?
a) China
b) Russia
c) US
d) Japan

5. Which UN body has launched a data visualisation application?
a) UNSC
b) UNICEF
c) UNDP
d) UNFPA

6. When is the International Day for Biological Diversity observed every year?
a) 21 May
b) 22 May
c) 23 May
d) 24 May

7. AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on May 23, 2018. He was a star batsman of which cricketing side?
a) England
b) Australia
c) New Zealand
d) South Africa

8. Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as the President of which nation in a controversial election?
a) Venezuela
b) Colombia
c) Panama
d) Armenia

9. The United States has disinvited which country from Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise?
a) China
b) Russia
c) North Korea
d) Pakistan

10. The deadly Nipah virus has been detected in which Indian state?
a) Goa
b) Karnataka
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Kerala

ANSWERS

1. (a)Tata Steel
Tata Steel, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), has acquired 72.65 per cent controlling stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) for around Rs 36,400 crore. The company was selected as the highest bidder in March 2018 to buy a controlling stake in Bhushan Steel, as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

2. (a) Olga Tokarczuk
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious 2018 Man Booker International Prize for fiction for her novel ‘Flights’. The novel, translated by Jennifer Croft, interweaves narratives of travel with explorations of the human body.

3. (a) 145th
India has been ranked 145th among 195 countries with score of 41.2 in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index of 2016, as per Lancet’s latest study “Global Burden Of Disease”. However, the report mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

4. (b) Russia
Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

5. (b) UNICEF
The UNICEF on May 24, 2018 launched a 'data visualisation app' which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country. The app has been made with technical inputs from the UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and the National Council for Educational Research and Training.

6. (b) 22 May
The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world on May 22, 2018 with an aim to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity. The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 was ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’ as the year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

7. (d) South Africa
Star South Africa batsman AB de Villiers announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on May 23. De Villiers is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He holds many batting records, including the world's fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150.

8. (a) Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won another six years of term in an election that has been called as a sham by the opposition and other countries including the United States. The vote came amid opposition calls for a boycott.

9. (a) China
The United States has withdrawn its invitation to China to participate in one of the world's largest international maritime warfare exercises – ‘RIMPAC’. The exercise, held in every two years in Hawaii, involves more than 20 countries from across the world including India, Australia, Japan and the UK.

10. (d) Kerala
The Kerala state Health Department has confirmed Nipah virus (NiV) infection in one of its districts-Kozhikode after collecting the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died of viral fever recently.

 

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