Current Affairs Quiz: May 8, 2018

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  1. India observed ___________ birth anniversary of nation’s first Nobel Award winner Rabindranath Tagore on May 7, 2018
    A) 157
    B) 156
    C) 155
    D) 154
    View Answer
      Option A
    May 7 2018 marks the 157th birth anniversary of India’s first Nobel Award winner Rabindranath Tagore. He was born in 1861 in Calcutta. Tagore was given a nickname by Mahatma Gandhi and was called Gurudev with love and respect. He contributed in reshaping Bengali literature and played a catalyst in the nationalist movement with his poems and music.
  2. India’s Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is on a week long visit to three nations from May 6.  Which country is not among those three countries?
    A) Guatemala
    B) Panama
    C) Peru
    D) Colombia
    View Answer
      Option D
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is on a three-nation visit to the Latin american countries of Guatemala, Panama and Peru. This is the vice president’s first foreign visit after assuming office.
  3. How many additional One Stop Centres have recently been approved by the government to be set up in 9 states for the benefit of the violence affected women?
    A) 50
    B) 100
    C) 150
    D) 200
    View Answer
      Option B
    The Centre has approved setting up of 100 additional One Stop Centres in 9 states to help violence affected women. The states are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of these centres is to facilitate integrated services for violence affected women such as police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling and legal aid.
  4. With which among the given technology giants, India has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to enhance the growth of  artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning ecosystem in the country?
    A) Samsung
    B) Microsoft
    C) Google
    D) Apple
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      Option C
    NITI Aayog has joined hands with Google to foster growth in India’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning ecosystem by working together on several initiatives in the two areas.
  5. Name the Cabinet Secretary of India whose tenure has recently been extended by one year till June 2019.
    A) B. K. Chaturvedi
    B) Surendra Singh
    C) Ajit Seth
    D) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    View Answer
      Option D
    Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been given one year extension. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his extension to the post till 12th of June 2019. In May 2015, Mr Sinha was appointed as cabinet secretary for a fixed two-year term.
  6. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and World Bank for National Nutrition Mission -POSHAN Abhiyaan?
    A) $ 200 million
    B) $ 100 million
    C) $ 250 million
    D) $ 150 million
    View Answer
      Option A
    The Centre has signed a loan agreement worth 200 million dollar with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission -POSHAN Abhiyaan. The loan approved will support the first phase scale up to 315 districts across all states and union territories (UTs) and help in achieving its goal of reducing stunting in children upto 6 years of age from 38.4 per cent to 25 per cent by 2022.
  7. Which among the following countries has clinched the 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) held in Colombo?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Sri lanka
    C) India
    D) Bangladesh
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      Option C
     Indian junior athletes clinched overall title in the 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) which concluded at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. At the end of two-day meet, they bagged 20 gold, 22 silver and eight bronze medals to put India on top of the medals table.Hosts Sri Lanka (12-10-19) and Pakistan (0-1-1) took second and third positions.
  8. Which international body has tied up with NITI Aayog to help prevent any fraud or corruption in Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    D) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    View Answer
      Option B
    NITI Aayog seeks World Bank’s help to prevent fraud in healthcare insurance programme. The NITI Aayog has sought the World Bank’s assistance to provide it information and expertise on fraud detection and prevention to ensure no embezzlement of funds takes place in the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). 
  9. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been again sworn in as the President of the country for ______ term.
    A) 3rd
    B) 5th
    C) 2nd
    D) 4th
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      Option D
    Vladimir Putin took the oath of office on May 7 for a fourth term as Russia’s president. Putin, who has ruled Russia as prime minister or president for more than 18 years since 1999, was re-elected as President for another 6 years after 70 percent voters backed him in an election in March 2018.
  10. Which among the given Indian pair has won the silver medal in the 10m air rifle mixed team event at the Grand Prix of Liberation International Shooting Competition in Czech Republic?
    A) Gagan Narang – Pooja Ghatkar
    B) Abhinav Bindra – Heena Sidhu
    C) Manavjit Singh Sandhu – Shreyasi Singh
    D) Jitu Rai – Apurvi Chandela
    View Answer
      Option A
    Olympic medallist Gagan Narang and young Pooja Ghatkar clinched silver medal in the 10m air rifle mixed team event in the Grand Prix of Liberation International Shooting Competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The Indian pair came close to overtaking Jurate Cesynaite and Karolis Girulis for the gold, before missing the target by 1.3 point.They topped the qualification with 833.2 points, with Pooja shooting 413.5 and Gagan 419.7.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Czech Republic?
    A) Prague
    B) Praia
    C) Zagreb
    D) Roseau
    View Answer
      Option A
    Currency- Czech koruna
  2. The 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) took place in which country?
    A) India
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) was held at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
  3. What is the currency of Guatemala?
    A) Koruna
    B) Sol
    C) Quetzal
    D) Balboa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Capital : Guatemala City
    Currency : Guatemalan quetzal
  4. Juan Carlos Varela is the President of which country?
    A) Peru
    B) Panama
    C) Czech Republic
    D) Guatemala
    View Answer
      Option B
    Currency:United States Dollar, Panamanian balboa
    Capital: Panama City
  5. What is the capital of Peru?
    A) Skopje
    B) Dublin
    C) Riga
    D) Lima
    View Answer
      Option D
    Currency: Sol

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