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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 July to 4 August 2018

Aug 5, 2018 09:00 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 July to 4 August 2018

30 July to 4 August 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 Pakistan Elections 2018, Kerala’s Sabarimala temple case, and Assam-NRC Draft among others.

1. Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is a leader of which Political Party?
a) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
b) Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz
c) Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians
d) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan

2. Which country’s cabinet has approved a law that provides for death penalty for those involved in piracy at sea?
a) India
b) Japan
c) Sri Lanka
d) Maldives

3. Who has held ban on women’s entry in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple as unconstitutional?
a) Supreme Court
b) Kerala Government
c) Kerala High Court
d) Delhi High Court

4. Which institution recently ruled that Assam-NRC Draft cannot be basis of any action?
a) Prime Minister
b) Election Commission
c) President
d) Supreme Court

5. India imposed a 25 percent duty on solar cell imports on which developing countries?
a) France and Indonesia
b) Indonesia and China
c) China and Malaysia
d) Malaysia and France

6. The Union Government launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control programme to combat the disease by which year?
a) 2020
b) 2025
c) 2030
d) 2035

7. Which party emerged out to be as the single largest party as per the Pakistan Elections Results 2018?
a) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
b) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz
c) Pakistan Peoples party
d) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan

8. Which state government has left out 40.07 lakh people from its final draft of National Register of Citizens?
a) Maharashtra
b) Tripura
c) West Bengal
d) Assam

9. When was World Hepatitis Day observed globally?
a) 25 July
b) 26 July
c) 24 July
d) 28 July

10. What is the tagline for Geographical Indication (GI) certified products?
a) Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India
b) Inaccessible Treasures of Incredible India
c) Incredible Treasures of Incredible India
d) Involatile Treasures of Incredible India

ANSWERS

1. (a) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
According to the Pakistan Elections results 2018 announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on July 29, 2018, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the Pakistan Elections 2018. The PTI has bagged a total of 116 seats.

2. (a) India
The Union Cabinet of India has approved a bill provisioning death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea. The law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India's maritime trade including the safety of its crew members.

3. (b) Kerala Government
The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution. The state government said that the celibate status of deity cannot be a ground for barring the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple.

4. (d) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on July 31, 2018 ruled that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) prepared for State of Assam was only a draft, and hence it cannot be the basis of any action by any authority against anyone. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman observed that what has been published is only the Complete Draft NRC.

5. (c) China and Malaysia
India has imposed a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cell imports for a year till July 29, 2019, as the country tries to protect the domestic solar industry. The safeguard duty will not be imposed on imports from developing countries, except China and Malaysia.

6. (c) 2030
The National Viral Hepatitis Control programme was launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to combat the disease by 2030 in the country. Under the initiative, free drugs and diagnostics for Hepatitis B and C will be provided at all government hospitals.

7. (a) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
According to the Pakistan Elections results 2018 announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on July 29, 2018, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the Pakistan Elections 2018. The PTI has bagged a total of 116 seats.

8. (d) Assam
The Assam government has released the second and final draft of the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The list incorporates names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. However, the names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out.

9. (d) 28 July
The World Hepatitis Day was observed globally on July 28, 2018 with the theme "Test. Treat. Hepatitis". The day aims to scale-up of hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services. Hepatitis is a chronic infection that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes even for years or decades.

10. (a) Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 2, 2018 launched the tricolour logo and a tagline for Geographical Indication (GI) certified products. The logo has tagline “Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India” printed below it. The winning logo was designed by Adri Chatterjee and the winning tagline was coined by Akancha Tripathi.

 

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