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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 9 July to 15 July 2018

Jul 15, 2018 11:22 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 9 July to 15 July 2018

9 July to 15 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 world’s largest mobile factory in India, Net Neutrality rules and section 377 among others.

1. Which company has opened the world’s largest mobile factory in India ?
a) Apple
b) Samsung
c) Motorola
d) Nokia

2. Which state government has banned the use of thermocouple cutlery ?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Delhi

3. Which state topped the Ease of Doing Business Rankings in the recently released Business Reform Action Plan?
a) Telangana
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Haryana
d) Kerala

4. Which state recently granted Religious Minority Status to Jews?
a) Rajasthan
b) Haryana
c) Gujarat
d) Kerala

5. Who is the most followed female leader in the world, as per Twiplomacy 2018?
a) Sushma Swaraj
b) Angela Merkel
c) Theresa May
d) Melania Trump

6. Who was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
a) Adarsh Kumar Goel
b) Umesh Kumar
c) Sushil Kumar Modi
d) Ganesh Pant

7. The United Nations recently constituted a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Who will head the panel?
a) Mark Zuckerberg
b) Jeff Bezos
c) Jack Ma
d) Sundar Pichai

8. Which country has approved Net Neutrality rules?
a) Pakistan
b) Bangladesh
c) India
d) China

9. Who has stated that once criminality under section 377 goes, discrimination against LGBTQ will also go?
a) Supreme Court
b) Attorney General
c) Prime Minister
d) Vice President

10. Who has become the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships?
a) Jincy Phillip
b) Shiny Abraham
c) Mandeep Kaur
d) Hima Das

ANSWERS

1. (b) Samsung
Samsung has opened the world's largest mobile factory in Noida, India. The factory will be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on July 9, 2018.

2. (a) Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh government on July 7, 2018 issued a fresh notification banning the use of thermocol cutlery across the state.

3. (b) Andhra Pradesh
For the second year in a row, Andhra Pradesh has topped the third edition of the government’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Index 2018 with a final score of 98.42 percent. Andhra Pradesh was followed by neighbouring Telangana (98.33 percent score) and Haryana (98.07 percent score) at the second and third position, respectively.

4. (c) Gujarat
The Gujarat Government granted religious minority status to Jewish community living in the state. The GR to this effect was issued on July 6 by the state’s Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. As religious minority members professing the faith of Judaism, they shall get the religious minority rights envisaged in the Constitution and various acts and rules of the state government.

5. (a) Sushma Swaraj
According to ‘Twiplomacy’ 2018 study, India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is not only the most followed female world leader but also the most followed foreign minister in the world. She occupies the seventh spot in the overall ranking.

6. (a) Adarsh Kumar Goel
Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). His tenure as NGT Chairperson has been specified as being for a period of 5 years from the date he assumes office, or till he reaches the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

7. (c) Jack Ma
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on July 12, 2018 constituted a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The panel will be co-chaired by Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.  

8. (c) India
The Telecom Commission of India has approved the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) net neutrality recommendations that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.

9. (a) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of India has stated that the social stigma and discrimination attached to the LGBTQ community would go if the criminality of consensual gay sex is done away with. The court stated this while maintaining that it would scrutinise the constitutional validity of section 377 of the IPC in detail.

10. (d) Hima Das
Sprinter Hima Das on July 12, 2018 scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women's 400 m final race on the third day of competitions in Tampere, Finland.

 

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