Current Affairs Quiz: May 10 2018

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  1. On 10th May 2018, Ram Nath Kovind became the ____ president of India to visit Indian Army’s Siachen base camp?
    1.First
    2.Second
    3.Third
    4.Fifth
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Second
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind is also the Supreme Commander of Indian armed forces. Siachen base camp is also known as the “Third Pole”where temperatures drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius sometimes. He was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Ram Nath Kovind paid his respects at the Siachen war memorial to the martyrs. Nearly 11,000 army personnel have sacrificed their lives since the army began Operation Meghdoot on 13th April 1984 in Siachen. Ram Nath Kovind is the second Indian president to visit Siachen base camp. Former president APJ Abdul Kalam is the first Indian President who visited Siachen base camp in 2004.
  2. On 10th May 2018, NITI Aayog will announce the top 30 innovations of ____ in Delhi?
    1.Atal Tinkering Marathon
    2.Atal Technical Marathon
    3.Atal Trade Marathon
    4.Atal Science Marathon
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Atal Tinkering Marathon
    Explanation:
    Atal Tinkering Labs of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog, organized an Atal Tinkering Marathon, a six month long national level challenge. It was conducted in six thematic areas: clean energy, water resources, waste management, healthcare, smart mobility and agri-tech. From more than 650 innovations received, top 30 innovations have been selected from various States and Union territories of India. These Top 30 innovations and their prizes will be announced by Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog.
  3. On May 9, 2018, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stated that government has approved which colour licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private e-vehicles (electronic vehicles)?
    1.green
    2.blue
    3.orange
    4.brown
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.green
    Explanation:
    The green licence plates will make it easy to identify electric vehicles for preferential treatment in parking, free entry in congested zones and other proposed benefits like concessional toll. Currently there are four kinds of vehicle number plates in India: white licence plates with numbers in black font for private vehicles, yellow plates with black font for commercial vehicles, black plates with yellow font letters for self-driven rental vehicles and blue plates with white font for Embassies and High Commissions.
  4. On May 9, 2018, where did Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu inaugurate the 6th US-India Aviation Summit?
    1.Mumbai
    2.New Delhi
    3.Cochin
    4.Hyderabad
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Mumbai
    Explanation:
    This three-day Summit is being jointly organised by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The Summit will serve as a platform for Indian civil aviation agencies and aviation industry representatives, including private sector airlines and airport operators, to identify advanced US technologies and practices, that can support their expansion and modernization efforts. Various sessions focusing on India’s projected aviation growth in next five years, aviation and runway safety, aviation security, technologies for worldwide airspace management and regional connectivity will be held during the course of this summit. India’s civil aviation sector is slated to be third largest market globally by 2020 and, potentially, the largest by 2030.
  5. Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stated that India’s installed clean energy capacity has already touched how many GW as per data compiled on March 31, 2018?
    1.70 GW
    2.35 GW
    3.45 GW
    4.710 GW
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.70 GW
    Explanation:
    MNRE stated that that renewable energy capacity of 11788 MW was added during last fiscal, which is the highest ever in a single year. The ministry also added that 100 billion units of electricity was generated through renewables during last fiscal, which also is the highest ever so far. As per data compiled till March 31, 2018, 38 GW clean energy capacity is under implementation. On account of fast progress in the areas of renewable energy, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has reaffirmed government’s commitment to meet target of having 175 GW by 2022.
  6. On 10th May 2018, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister ____ inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant at Energy Awareness Park in Itanagar?
    1.Pema Khandu
    2.Pawan Chamling
    3.Acharya Dev Vrat
    4.Amarinder Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Pema Khandu
    Explanation:
    The plant has a capacity of 1 MW. It was commissioned on 1st April 2018. Estimated investment for the park is Rs 8.50 crore. The project was implemented by Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA). The fully-automatic plant will be able to operate without manpower. Based on weather and solar radiation, power generation starts at 5.30 am and continues till 6 pm. The plant has generated over 1 lakh units of electricity from the start of its commissioning.
  7. On 10th May 2018, Pawan Kalyan, actor and Jana Sena Party founder, unfurled the flag, claimed to be the world’s largest Indian national flag in which state?
    1.Andhra Pradesh
    2.Tamil Nadu
    3.Telangana
    4.Kerala
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Telangana
    Explanation:
    Pawan Kalyan unfurled the flag to commemorate the first war of the India’s independence that took place in 1857. The flag was 122 feet in length and 183 feet in width. The flag was prepared by an organisation called ‘Vibrants of Kalam’. This flag is claimed to be world’s largest Indian National Flag. Pawan Kalyan administered a national integration pledge to youth who attended the event.
  8. On 9th May 2018, a MoU was signed between which Indian state government and the Poland government regarding the centenary celebrations to mark independence of Poland in Delhi and other regions of the world?
    1.Maharashtra
    2.Gujarat
    3.Madhya Pradesh
    4.Rajasthan
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Gujarat
    Explanation:
    The department of youth and cultural affairs of Gujarat government will be co-organisers for the centenary celebrations. The MoU was signed by Polish ambassador to India Adam Burakowski and principal secretary of youth and cultural affairs department V P Patel. According to the MoU, the Gujarat state government’s cultural affairs department will help Poland in organising and publicising “generations to generations” programme in Delhi and other regions of the world. During the World War II, King of Jamnagar Digvijaysinh Jadeja offered shelter to more than 600 women and children of Poland. A programme about the king offering shelter to Polish people will be conducted. Poland got independence in October 1918.
  9. On 9th May 2018, the SCO Tourism Ministers’ conference was held in ____?
    1.Beijing, China
    2.New Delhi, India
    3.Shanghai, China
    4.Wuhan, China
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Wuhan, China
    Explanation:
    This is the first tourism ministerial meeting between member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, India, K. J. Alphons represented India at the conference. Tourism ministers of member states of SCO deliberated on travel product development, tourist security and research on high-tech tourism management to develop a smart tourism system. An action plan for tourism cooperation between SCO member states from 2019 to 2020 was approved at the conference.
  10. Indian Government has sent 2nd relief consignment for Rohingyas (who fled Myanmar) residing in refugee camps in which country?
    1.Nepal
    2.Bangladesh
    3.Thailand
    4.China
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Bangladesh
    Explanation:
    The 373-tonne consignment, which was loaded on Indian Navy Ship INS Airavat sailed from Vishakhapatnam and reached Chattogram on May 7, 2018. The relief consignment contained 104 tonnes of milk powder, 61 tonnes of baby food, 102 tonnes of dried fish, 50000 raincoats and 50000 pairs of gum boots. This relief material specifically addresses the needs of Rohingya women and children in the wake of onset of monsoon. It is to be noted that nearly 600000 Rohingyas fled Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017 post a military crackdown against alleged militant outfits of Rohingya Muslims. Earlier also, in September 2017, India had sent relief materials for 300000 Rohingyas under ‘Operation Insaniyat’.
  11. On 10th May 2018, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Rs 945-crore deal with ____ of the US for development of its futuristic telecommunications infrastructure (FTI) programme?
    1.SpaceX
    2.Harris Corporation
    3.LockHead Martin
    4.Aviation Tech
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Harris Corporation
    Explanation:
    The contract is for 15 years. It was signed at the sixth edition of the US-India aviation summit that started on 10th May 2018 in Mumbai. The implementation of FTI network will offer improved air traffic safety, airspace capacity and environment friendly flight levels. Under this, all telecommunication links and each network equipment in the AAI airports will be monitored centrally 24/7 for immediate response to fix any outages. According to the deal, Harris Corporation will be the prime contractor and systems integrator for the programme. The programme will be executed in two years.
  12. On 8th May 2018, the Indian tea industry reached the highest ever production of _____ and export of 256.57 million kg during the financial year 2017-18?
    1.1,325.05 million kg
    2.2,455.24 million kg
    3.4,455.21 million kg
    4.3,455.14 million kg
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.1,325.05 million kg
    Explanation:
    The total tea production in 2017-18 increased by 74.56 million kg or 5.96 % compared to 2016-17. In 2016-17, India produced 1,250.49 million kg of tea. The total quantity of tea exports during 2017-18 fiscal increased by 28.94 million kg or 12.71 % compared to 2016-17. The tea exports were 227.63 million kg in 2016-17. The foreign exchange obtained from tea exports was $785.92 million in 2017-18. It is an increase of $95.19 million or 13.78 % over 2016-17.
  13. Name the 92-year-old person who will become world’s oldest elected leader after he will be sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister?
    1.Mahathir Mohamad
    2.Abdul Qasimi
    3.Adil Mohammed
    4.Mahmud Faizal
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Mahathir Mohamad
    Explanation:
    Earlier, Mahathir governed Malaysia for 22 years from 1981 to 2003 as strongman leader of the Barisan Nasional coalition. However, for the 14th General Election, he came out of retirement and defected to the opposition. The opposition coalition under Mahathir managed to get the simple majority and defeated incumbent PM Najib Razak, who came to power in 2009. Najib’s defeat also marks the ouster of ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since Malaysia’s independence in 1957.
  14. On 8th May 2018, which firm announced that, it has bought Pakistani e-commerce firm Daraz?
    1.Walmart
    2.Amazon
    3.Reliance
    4.Alibaba
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Alibaba
    Explanation:
    Financial details of the transaction were not revealed. Daraz was founded in 2012. It operates in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. Daraz will continue to function under the same brand.
  15. Yahoo has launched its own new group chat app named ____?
    1.Nest
    2.Talkie
    3.Squirrel
    4.Letschat
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Squirrel
    Explanation:
    Squirrel Group Chat App is still in testing. It is available on Google Play and the App Store. If you need to start using the app, you need a friend who already uses the app to invite you into a group. Squirrel focuses on group chats. It has features that enables you to organise conversations with several people.
  16. On May 9, 2018, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister _____ launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme in New Delhi?
    1.Dharmendra Pradhan
    2.Ravi Shankar Prasad
    3.Narendra Singh Tomar
    4.Harsimrat Kaur
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Explanation:
    Under Digital India Internship Scheme, 25 interns will be inducted for a period of maximum three months, during which they will get an opportunity to gain first hand and practical work experience under the guidance of qualified and experienced Supervisor and Mentor. During the internship, the students will learn about working of transformative initiative of Digital India and will gain exposure to technology policy and decision making of government of India. The selected interns will be paid a stipend of 10 thousand rupees per month.
  17. Astronomers have discovered an unusual, first of its kind, carbon-rich asteroid in the Kuiper Belt. It has been named as ____?
    1.2004 EW95
    2.2018 WS54
    3.1254 ED45
    4.HS 345RT
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.2004 EW95
    Explanation:
    Kuiper belt is a circum-stellar disc in the outer Solar System, extending from the orbit of Neptune to approximately 50 astronomical unit (AU) from the Sun. As per the study, 2004 EW95 seems to have formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and then would have been flung billions of kms to its current locations. Researchers have found that 2004 EW95’s reflectance spectrum (specific pattern of wavelengths of light reflected from an object) is different from similar small Kuiper Belt Objects.
  18. Dr Nirmal Hirawat who died on May 9, 2018 was a senior Congress leader and former minister of which state?
    1.Andhra Pradesh
    2.Telangana
    3.Andhra Pradesh
    4.Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Dr Nirmal Hirawat was 74. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. He was instrumental in getting the status of a tehsil for Katangi. He was a member of Madhya Pradesh’s former Chief Minister, Shyama Charan Shukla’s cabinet.
  19. On 10th May 2018, the Delhi High Court issued an interim order restoring the ban on publication and sale of a book on which yoga guru’s life?
    1.Ram Rahim
    2.Asaram Babu
    3.Ramdev
    4.Ravishankar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Ramdev
    Explanation:
    The court stayed an order of the additional senior civil judge (ASCJ) which had removed the ban on the publication and sale of the book. The high court made it clear that it would pass a detailed order in the matter later. The court granted the interim relief to Ramdev while hearing his plea challenging the order of the ASCJ which had lifted the ban on publication and selling of book titled ‘Godman To Tycoon’, allegedly based on the life of the yoga guru.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. When was the birth anniversary of Asia’s first Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore celebrated?
    Answer
    May 7, 2018; Rabindra Jayanti is popularly called Poncheeshe Boishakh. It is celebrated all over West Bengal and Bangladesh.
  2. Name the Chairman and headquarters of Airports Authority of India (AAI)?
    Answer
    Chairman – Guruprasad Mohapatra; Headquarters – New Delhi
  3. Who is the Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that has its secretariat in Beijing, China?
    Answer
    Rashid Alimov
  4. Where is Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park located?
    Answer
    Telangana
  5. Who is the Chairman of Tea Board India?
    Answer
    P. K. Bezboruah
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