Current Affairs Quiz: May 10, 2018

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  1. The Indian government has constituted a six member panel to advice the 15th Finance Commission on issues related to its Terms of Reference (ToR). Who will head this panel?
    A) Surjit S. Bhalla
    B) Arvind Virmani
    C) Sanjeev Gupta
    D) Pinaki Chakraborty
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an advisory council to advise and assist the commission. The six-member council will be headed by the President of Forum for Strategic Initiatives, Arvind Virmani. The role and functions of the council will be to advise the commission on any issue or subject related to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Commission.
  2. Who among the following as been ranked as the most powerful person of the world as per the latest list of The World’s Most Powerful People 2018 by Forbes?
    A) Vladimir Putin
    B) Donald Trump
    C) Xi Jinping
    D) Narendra Modi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Forbes has released a list of “The World’s Most Powerful People 2018” which consists of 75 men and women. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, seizes the top spot for the first time ever. Xi’s elevation to the world’s most powerful person unseats Russian President Vladimir Putin (#2), who held the top spot for an unprecedented four consecutive years.Only two Indians got place in this list. Top Indian is PM Modi at 9th spot and another is Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at 32nd place in the list.
  3. United States has recently announced its plan to withdraw from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. The framework deal agreement took place in which year?
    A) 2015
    B) 2016
    C) 2014
    D) 2012
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    President Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of a landmark Iran nuclear deal and reimposed its economic sanctions against the country. The historic nuclear deal was reached in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with Germany and the European Union. The pact, lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.
  4. The IMF expects India to be the fastest growing economy of 2018 with a growth rate of___________ percent.
    A) 7.8%
    B) 7.6%
    C) 7.4%
    D) 7.5%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund, IMF has reaffirmed that India will be the fastest growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 per cent that will further rise to 7.8 per cent in 2019.
  5. Name the newly launched hyperspectral imaging satellite developed by China for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere?
    A) Gaofen-3
    B) Gaofen-6
    C) Gaofen-4
    D) Gaofen-5
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    China has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country’s major problems. The Gaofen-5 satellite has been developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation for comprehensive environmental monitoring. It has a designed life of eight years.
  6. The Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India(ALIMCO) has signed an MoU with Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd (APCPL),Jhajjar to distribute aids and assistive devices to Persons with Disabilities at Charkhi Dadri District of Haryana. What is the total worth of the deal?
    A) Rs 1 crore
    B) Rs 2 crores
    C) Rs 3 crores
    D) Rs 5 crores
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India(ALIMCO), under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd (APCPL),Jhajjar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Distribution of Aids and Assistive Devices to Persons with Disabilities at Charkhi Dadri District of Haryana under the CSR initiative of APCPL. As per the MoU, Distribution camps will be organized at Charkhi Dadri District for an estimated cost of Rs 2 Crores.
  7. The ‘Vijay Prahar’ exercise which culminated recently was held to brush up the fighting skills of which command of Indian Army in nuclear weapon environment?
    A) South Western Command
    B) Eastern Command
    C) Northern Command
    D) Training Command
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Army’s ‘Vijay Prahar’ exercise in which over 25,000 troops of the Jaipur based South Western command participated concluded in Rajasthan’s Suratgarh. South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Cherish Mathson witnessed the final offensive of the forces achieving a decisive victory. 
  8. Who has been appointed as the new President of Costa Rica?
    A) Marvin Rodriguez
    B) Luis Guillermo Solis
    C) Carlos Alvarado
    D) Epsy Campbell Barr
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Journalist Carlos Alvarado has been sworn in as 48th President of Costa Rica. At 39, Alvarado is the country’s youngest president in modern history. Alvarado, who won the second round of the presidential election on April 1, received the presidential sash from his predecessor, Luis Guillermo Solis.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Costa Rica?
    A) Bogota
    B) San Jose
    C) Zagreb
    D) Roseau
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency – Costa Rican colon
  2. How many countries are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council?
    A) 7
    B) 3
    C) 5
    D) 6
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China
  3. The South Western Command of Indian Army has its headquarter at______
    A) Jaipur
    B) Kolkata
    C) Shimla
    D) Pune
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    South Western Army Commander is Lt Gen Cherish Mathson

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