2 May 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 new coach of Indian men’s hockey team, International Labour Day and PC Chandra Puraskaar 2018 among others.
1. Who has been re-appointed as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC)?
a) Brinda Karat
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Mallikarjun Kharge
d) P Chidambaram
2. India revived Track II diplomacy with which nation?
3. Who was appointed as the new coach of Indian men’s hockey team?
a) Harendra Singh
b) Jagbir Singh
c) Sjoerd Marijne
d) Dhanraj Pillay
4. The Supreme Court has directed the centre to take help from experts to look into the colour change of which iconic Indian monument?
a) Qutub Minar
b) Taj Mahal
c) Red Fort
d) Jantar Mantar
5. When was International Labour Day observed?
a) April 30
b) May 2
c) May 1
d) April 29
6. The government of this country has stepped down after election delays.
a) Dominican Republic
7. When was the 2018 Ayushman Bharat Diwas celebrated in India?
a) April 27
b) April 28
c) April 29
d) April 30
8. Who was honoured with the PC Chandra Puraskaar 2018?
a) Asha Bhosle
b) Sonu Nigam
c) Lata Mangeshkar
d) Sharmila Tagore
9. Which country will host the multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission 2018”?
10. Who became the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?
a) Frank Noronha
b) Nakul Mehta
c) Varsha Suri
d) Sitanshu Kar
11. Which city will host the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019)?
b) New Delhi
12. The joint military exercise “Harimau Shakti 2018” started between India and which country?
c) Sri Lanka
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) Mallikarjun Kharge
The leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the 22-member Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament for its fresh term that started on May 1, 2018. A majority of the members of the parliamentary panel, which is headed by an opposition leader, are from the ruling NDA.
2. (b) Pakistan
A group of Indian experts had visited Pakistan to discuss all aspects of bilateral ties and revive the Track II diplomacy process with Islamabad amidst the strain in the relationship after a number of terror attacks in India by Pakistan-based outfits. The original Track II initiative, Neemrana Dialogue, received a fresh start with the visit.
3. (a) Harendra Singh
Hockey India on May 1, 2018 appointed women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh as the chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, replacing Sjoerd Marijne who will return back to his responsibility as coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.
4. (b) Taj Mahal
The Supreme Court on May 1, 2018 expressed concern over the changing colour of the iconic Taj Mahal and directed the centre to take urgent steps to restore the pristine glory of the ancient monument at Agra.
5. (c) May 1
The International Labour Day was observed on May 1, 2018. On the occasion, several programms were organised across India to acknowledge the contribution of the labourers in development of the society. The Union Ministry of Labor and Employment also awarded various organizations that are working for the welfare of workers and labourers.
6. (d) Gabon
Gabon's government has resigned after the constitutional court dissolved the national Parliament and called for the country's leadership to step down over election delays. The court stated that the powers of the disbanded National Assembly will be transferred to the upper house Senate until elections are held.
7. (c) April 29
As part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Ayushman Bharat Diwas was celebrated across the country on April 29, 2018. During the event, information regarding Ayushman Bharat Scheme was provided to people during health camps organised in rural areas.
8. (a) Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle was honoured with the Lifetime 26th P C Chandra Puraskaar 2018 at the Science City auditorium in Mumbai, Maharashtra on April 29, 2018. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 10 lakh which is tax exempted.
9. (b) Russia
The multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission” will be held at the Ural mountains of Russia in September 2018, under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
10. (d) Sitanshu Kar
Sitanshu Kar, a 1983-batch Indian Information Service (IIS) officer, became the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB). He succeeded Frank Noronha, who had held the post since 2014.
11. (a) Varanasi
The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019) will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from January 21 to January 23, 2019. The event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
12. (b) Malaysia
The first-ever joint Army exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 started between the troops of the Indian and Malaysian armies at Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur on April 30, 2018.