10 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 topics such as doorstep delivery scheme, International Literacy Day and Global Mobility Summit among others.
1. Who has created history by becoming first Indian to win a medal in IAAF Continental Cup?
a) Arpinder Singh
b) Neeraj Chopra
c) Hima Das
d) Swapna Barman
2. Which e-commerce giant’s founder and executive chairman is going to step down in September 2019?
3. Which state’s government has launched a doorstep delivery scheme for 40 government services?
d) Uttar Pradesh
4. Which film became the first-ever Bollywood one to release in Saudi Arabia?
5. Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore rewarded which athlete with Rs 10 lakh even though the Indian failed to clinch a medal at the Asian Games 2018?
a) Sushil Kumar
b) Dipa Karmakar
c) Sathish Kumar Sivalingam
d) Govindan Lakshamanan
6. Who won men’s singles final in the US Open Tennis?
a) Rafael Nadal
b) Roger Federer
c) Novak Djokovic
d) Juan Martin
7. When is the International Literacy Day observed every year?
a) 7 September
b) 8 September
c) 9 September
d) 10 September
8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for investment in which sector during his address at the Global Mobility Summit?
a) Solar Power
c) Digital Payment
d) Unmanned vehicles
9. The Ocean Cleanup foundation deployed 2000 ft long device to clean Great Garbage Patch. Where is the patch located?
a) North Pacific Ocean
b) South Pacific Ocean
c) North Atlantic Ocean
d) South Atlantic Ocean
10. Sadarmatt anicut and Pedda Cheruvu recently got Heritage Irrigation Structure status. Where are these sites located?
d) Andhra Pradesh
11. Which Indian sportsperson was named as the Sports Ambassador of Assam?
a) Hima Das
b) Arokia Rajiv
c) Dutee Chand
d) Sarita Gayakwad
12. Which state recently passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad)?
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) Arpinder Singh
Triple jumper Arpinder Singh created history on September 8, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup at Ostrava in Czech Republic. The 25-year-old won bronze while he was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the meet, which is held once every four years.
2. (b) Alibaba
Alibaba’s Jack Ma has announced that he would be stepping down as the head of the Chinese e-commerce giant in September 2019. He named the company CEO Daniel Zhang as his successor and said that he will work closely with him for the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition of the chairmanship.
3. (c) Delhi
The Delhi government has launched a scheme that will enable doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services such as caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections in the first phase.
4. (b) Gold
Indian movie 'Gold' has become the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia. The film is a fictional re-telling of India's iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics. This film is the only second movie after Rajnikanth's social drama "Kala" to hit the theatres in the Gulf country.
5. (d) Govindan Lakshamanan
Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on September 6, 2018 rewarded Indian athlete Govindan Lakshamanan with Rs 10 lakh to acknowledge his performance in the 10,000 metres race in which he was dramatically disqualified after finishing third. Lakshmanan had stepped off the track momentarily, as he was hit by the spike of another athlete. The Indian team protested against the disqualification at two levels but it was turned down.
6. (c) Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Men's singles final in the US Open Tennis. He defeated Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in straight sets. It was Djokovic's 14th Grand Slam title and the third US Open title. With this win, he has equalled Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams. He is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six from the record 20 held by Roger Federer.
7. (b) 8 September
The 52nd International Literacy Day was celebrated across the world on September 8, 2018 with an aim to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the existing literacy challenges.
8. (b) Electric-vehicles
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7, 2018 unveiled a mobility road map that seeks investments in manufacturing electric vehicles and increased use of public transport for travel. PM Modi also announced that the government will soon come out with a policy on electric vehicles (e-vehicles) and Alternative Fuel Technology to give a boost to e-mobility in India.
9. (a) North Pacific Ocean
The Ocean Cleanup foundation, an organisation founded by 24-year-old Dutch innovator Boyan Slat, on September 9, 2018 launched the world’s first ocean cleanup array from San Francisco, marking the start of the cleanup of Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean.
10. (c) Telangana
The International Executive Council, the highest decision making body of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), accorded Heritage Irrigation Structure (HIS) status on the 127-year-old Sadarmatt anicut and the iconic Pedda Cheruvu tank, located in Telangana.
11. (a) Hima Das
Indian sprinter Hima Das was named as the Sports Ambassador of Assam for her recent achievements in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games and IAAF World U-20 Championship 2018 at a function held at Srimanta Sankardev International Auditorium, Guwahati.
12. (b) Odisha
On September 6, 2018, the Odisha Assembly passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council ( Vidhan Parishad or second House of legislature). As per the resolution, the proposed Council will function similar to the Rajya Sabha in Parliament and will have 49 members.
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