Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 March to 18 March 2018
12 March to 18 March 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like new Civil Aviation Minister, International Kochon Prize 2017 and SIPRI report among others.
1. Which country’s Supreme Court has barred foreign lawyers and law firms from practicing in the nation?
2. Which Union Minister has got the additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry?
a) Nirmala Sitharaman
b) Prakash Javadekar
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Suresh Prabhu
3. Which state’s assembly passed a bill proposing death penalty in rape cases of girls below the age of 12?
a) Uttar Pradesh
4. According to Sipri report, which country was the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013–17?
b) Saudi Arabia
5. The Union government has launched a campaign to free India from which terminal disease?
6. Which state government is going to make 'adulteration of milk' a non-bailable offence?
d) Madhya Pradesh
7. Which country’s parliament has passed a law to limit cash deals?
8. Name the famous French fashion designer who passed away recently?
a) Christian Dior
b) Hubert de Givenchy
c) Yves Saint Laurent
d) Christobal Balenciaga
9. Which renowned modern physicist passed away on March 14, 2018?
a) Steven Weinberg
b) Stephen Hawking
c) Jane Goodall
d) Richard Dawkins
10. Which Indian research body won the International Kochon Prize 2017?
11. Which state government has proposed insurance scheme for journalists?
12. India’s first national coastal policing academy was launched in which State?
Answers with Explanations
1. (d) India
The Supreme Court of India has ruled that foreign law firms cannot set up offices in India but their lawyers could visit in 'fly in and fly out' mode to give legal advice on foreign laws to clients, which would be casual in nature.
2. (d) Suresh Prabhu
Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu was on March 10, 2018 given the additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind.
3. (b) Haryana
The state assembly of Haryana has passed a bill proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below the age of 12 years. The maximum punishment of 14 years may be extended to life imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the case.
4. (a) India
According to the latest Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) report, India was the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013–17 and accounted for 12 per cent of the global total. India’s imports increased by 24 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17.
5. (c) Tuberculosis
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on March 13, 2018 launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of the globally-set deadline. The TB free India Campaign will take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB elimination forward in a mission mode.
6. (b) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government may bring in a law to make the adulteration of milk a non-bailable offence, with a punishment of up to three years in jail. The information was shared by the state Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat, who said that if the punishment for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there will be no scope for the accused to get bail.
7. (b) Israel
Israel's parliament passed a law that limits the amount of cash in the economy in an effort to fight against dirty money, economic crime and money laundering. The new law imposes a limit on cash transactions made to businesses, which could be further reduced in 2020.
8. (b) Hubert de Givenchy
Hubert de Givenchy was part of the elite cadre of Paris-based designers including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and his mentor, Christobal Balenciaga, that redefined fashion in the wake of World War II.
9. (b) Stephen Hawking
Renowned physicist and modern cosmology patron, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge. He was 76. Hawking’s most notable work has been on the basic laws which govern the universe - including theories about the Big Bang and black holes.
10. (d) ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for its contribution to the national programme in Tuberculosis research. The ICMR through its TB Consortium accelerated the efforts for research and development on the terminal disease in the country.
11. (c) Assam
The state government of Assam has proposed an insurance scheme for journalists and their families in its latest budget. The scheme would ensure security and protection of the journalists and their families.
12. (c) Gujarat
India’s first national coastal policing academy has been set up in Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat to train police forces in effectively safeguarding the Indian shoreline.