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Current Affairs Quiz 23-05-2018

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1.

The global shipping industry has for the first time agreed to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases. In this context, which among the following statements is/are true?

1.The agreement was arrived at under the aegis of a specialised agency of the United Nations

2.Under the deal, emissions will be reduced by at least 80% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels

Select the correct answer using the options given below:

 

 
 
 
 

2. ‘MARPOL’ and ‘OILPOL’ conventions are related to

a) Technology transfer of advanced defence technologies
b) Prevention of animal cruelty
c) Conservation and prevention of pollution of groundwater resources
d) None of the above

 
 
 
 

3.

Regarded by some as the most significant development since the safety belt, the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) set up

1.Automatically brings the car to a stop if it gets too close to another vehicle

2.Warns drivers about hazards on roads

3.Can help reduce vehicle insurance premiums

Select the correct answer using the options  given below:

 

 
 
 
 

4. Which eminent personality will chair the panel discussion on ‘Future of Governance’ ? 

a)J Satyanarayana 

b)B N Srikrishna

c)R C Lahoti 

d)Ajit Doval

 
 
 
 

5.

The ‘EDGE of Existence’ programme, sometimes in the news, is related to
 
 
 
 

6.

The recent budget included provisions for the development of two defence industrial production corridors. Where are they proposed to come up?

a) Kochi and Paradip

b) Pokhran and Marathwada

c) Bundelkhand and Chennai-Bangalore

d) Delhi-Mumbai and Bokaro Steel City

 
 
 
 

7. What is the theme of the 2018 International Museum Day (IMD)?

a) Museums for peace and harmony in society

b)Behind the scenes in museums 

c)Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics 

d)Museums and Cultural Landscapes

 
 
 
 

8. What is the theme of the 2018 International Bio-diversity Day (IBD)?

a)Invasive Alien Species

b)Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

c)Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

d)Convention on Biological Diversity

 
 
 
 

9.

The ‘Pathalgadi rebellion’, a grassroots political movement, is associated with some villages of which among the following states?

a) Jharkhand

b) Gujarat

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Uttarakhand

 
 
 
 

10. Who is the newly elected President of Venezuela?

a)Henri Falcon 

b)Hugo Chavez

c)Javier Bertucci 

d)Nicolas Maduro

 
 
 
 

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