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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 September 2018

7 September 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Section 377, COMCASA and Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign among others.

1. Which defence agreement was signed by India and the United States recently?
a) COMCASA
b) CISMOA
c) GSOMIA
d) BECA

2. Who was appointed as the DGP of Jammu & Kashmir?
a) Shesh Paul Vaid
b) Dilbagh Singh
c) Abdul Gani
d) Arun Chaudhury

3. When is the International Literacy Day observed every year?
a) 6 September
b) 7 September
c) 8 September
d) 9 September

4. India recently legalised homosexuality by decriminalising Section 377 of the IPC. Homosexuality is still illegal in how many countries?
a) 67
b) 69
c) 71
d) 73

5. Which country recently decided to end Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) boycott?
a) India
b) China
c) Russia
d) Japan

6. India has signed implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’ with which nation?
a) UK
b) US
c) France
d) Bulgaria

7. Who has been appointed to lead the selection panel tasked with selecting India’s next Chief Economic Advisor?
a) Bimal Jalan
b) Arvind Subramanian
c) Urjit Patel
d) Raghuram Rajan

8. Which city is hosting India's first Global Mobility Summit –‘MOVE’?
a) Pune
b) Chennai
c) Hyderabad
d) New Delhi

9. When will the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign be launched?
a) September 23
b) September 15
c) September 10
d) September 16

10. Which state’s assembly has passed the Panchayati Raj amendment bill, relaxing the ‘two-child’ rule for those looking to contest panchayat elections?
a) Odisha
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Rajasthan
d) Haryana

ANSWERS

1. (a) COMCASA
COMCASA is an India-specific version of the Communication and Information on Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA). The Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) is one of the four foundational agreements that a country needs to sign to become a major defence partner of the United States. The agreement comes into effect immediately and has a lifespan of 10 years.

2. (b) Dilbagh Singh
Jammu and Kashmir Government on September 6, 2018 appointed Dilbagh Singh as the Director General of Police (DGP) of the state. Singh replaces Shesh Paul Vaid, who was removed from the post and was appointed as the Transport Commissioner in the State’s General Administrative Department (GAD).

3. (c) 8 September
The International Literacy Day is commemorated every year on 8 September. This year,  the theme of the International Literacy Day is ‘literacy and skills development.’

4. (d) 73
A Five Judge Constitution Bench of the Indian Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 pronounced its historic judgement, decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), this legalising homosexuality. However, there are still 73 countries that have not legalised homosexuality.

5. (a) India
India recently decided to end the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) boycott. The decision to boycott PISA was undertaken by the UPA government, which blamed “out of context” questions for the poor show in 2009.

6. (c) France
India and France signed an implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’ (MYC) on September 6, 2018. Mobilise Your City is a part of an international initiative which is supported by the French and the German Governments and was launched at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December, 2015.

7. (a) Bimal Jalan
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

8. (d) New Delhi
India’s first-ever Global Mobility Summit - MOVE was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 7. The two-day summit will deliberate on five themes including electrification and alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics and data analytics and mobility.

9. (b) September 15
The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’, a jan andolan for Swachhata will be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), from September 15 to October 2 2018, as the sanitation movement enters its final leg.

10. (c) Rajasthan
The Rajasthan Assembly on September 6, 2018 passed a bill that relaxes the "two-child" rule for those aspiring to contest panchayat elections, if one of the children is differently-abled. It also passed an amendment aimed at allowing people suffering from leprosy to contest panchayat elections.

 

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