Current Affairs Quiz: May 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which state has announced to set up 31 new government colleges for the girls that would function with effect from July 2018?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Punjab
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Haryana Government has decided to start 31 government colleges for girls with effect from ensuing academic session 2018-19. The Minister said that all these colleges would start functioning from the academic session starting in July 2018.
  2. Which Indian state has launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all the smart cities prevailing in the state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all seven smart cities of the state in Bhopal. Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Satna, and Sagar are the seven smart cities under SCM in Madhya Pradesh.
  3. With which country, India has recently signed two agreements in the field of agriculture and on exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Panama
    C) Guatemala
    D) Nepal
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India and Panama have signed two agreements on exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports and in the field of Agriculture. Besides, two centres for Biodiversity and Innovation will be setup by India in Panama worth US $10 mn. and US $15 mn. each.
  4. The Asia Media Summit 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Amid growing impact of digitization on media and entertainment industry, a two-days Asia Media Summit began in New Delhi from May 10. The theme of the summit is “Telling Our Stories – Asia and More”.
  5. The 6th US-India Aviation Summit took place in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 6th US-India Aviation Summit was formally inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu in Mumbai. The summit is a technical, policy and commercial forum by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation and the US Trade and Development Agency.
  6. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia?
    A) Anifah Aman‎
    B) Najib Razak
    C) Mahathir Mohamad
    D) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Prime Minister of Malaysia with a historic victory in the country’s general elections. With this win, 92-year old Mahathir, who previously ruled the country with an iron fist for 22 years, becomes the oldest Prime Minister in the world. Mahathir’s coalition, Pakatan Harapan, won 121 seats, over the threshold of 112 seats needed to form a government of the total 222 seats. Mahathir defeated the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power for more than 60 years. BN coalition won 79 seats.
  7. In an effort to help sugar mills to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers, the government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs_____ per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills.
    A) Rs 2.50
    B) Rs 5.50
    C) Rs 7.50
    D) Rs 9.50
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Central government has issued orders for extending assistance to help sugar mills to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers. The government has decided to provide financial assistance of 5.50 rupees per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane. The total assistance would be about 1540 crore rupees.
  8. Renowned film editor Anne V. Coates who died recently hailed from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) United States
    C) Australia
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    English-born film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Academy Award for David Leans classic “Lawrence of Arabia”, is dead. She was 92.
  9. Which state has recently launched Rs 8,000 per acre crop investment support scheme named Rythu Bandhu for the benefit of the farmers of the state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Telangana
    D) Odisha
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Telangana government has launched a new scheme in which the farmers in the state will get Rs 8,000 per acre each every year as crop investment support. Launching the programme titled ‘Rythu Bandhu’, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao claimed that Telangana is the first state in India to implement a farmer investment support scheme.The government plans to spend Rs 12,000 crore every year under this scheme, benefiting 58 lakh farmers. The financial assistance will be for two crops each year.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Serbia?
    A) Nassau
    B) Tirane
    C) Belgrade
    D) Juba
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency-Serbian dinar
  2. What is the currency of Jordan?
    A) Jordanian Dinar
    B) Jordanian Peso
    C) Jordanian Riyal
    D) Jordanian Won
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital – Amman
  3. What is the currency of Malaysia?
    A) Malaysian Rupee
    B) Malaysian Dollar
    C) Malaysian Lira
    D) Malaysian Ringgit
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital – Kuala Lumpur
  4. What is the capital of Panama?
    A) Caracas
    B) Panama City
    C) Lisbon
    D) Victoria
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currencies: United States Dollar, Panamanian balboa
  5. How many smart cities have been recongnised in Madhya Pradesh?
    A) 7
    B) 5
    C) 9
    D) 11
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Satna, and Sagar are the seven smart cities under SCM in Madhya Pradesh. 

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