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Current Affairs Quiz 6th March 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 6th March 2018

Which state's Chief Minister inaugurated the week-long 29th annual, world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF) ?
1. Punjab
2. Uttarakhand
3. Jammu & Kashmir
4. Himachal Pradesh
5. Madhya Pradesh

Q2. Which country has become the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as legal tender?
1. Marshall Islands
2. Kiribati
3. Nauru
4. Tuvalu
5. Tonga

Q3. Out of 133 countries, India is ranked ________ on a global index for its military strength.
1. 2nd
2. 3rd
3. 4th
4. 5th
5. 6th

Q4. The government of India has signed an MoU with ________ to enhance cooperation on 'National Campaign for Water Conservation in India'.
1. Japan
2. Israel
3. China
4. Germany
5. France

Q5. The leg-spinner from ________, Rashid Khan (19-year-old) has become the youngest captain in international cricket history.
1. Afghanistan
2. Bangladesh
3. Pakistan
4. India
5. None of the above

Q6. Which state's Chief Minister has announced to give ?12,000 on the birth of a child in a poor family?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Bihar

Q7. Rajasthan's ________ district, which had the lowest sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the state in 2011, has become the district with the highest SRB in the state.
1. Jhunjhunu
2. Barmer
3. Pali
4. Karauli
5. Dausa

Q8. Two coaches of Mumbai's first AC local train have been painted in which color to indicate that they are reserved for women?
1. Pink
2. Red
3. Green
4. Yellow
5. Blue

Q9. Which state government has extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 by six more months in the state?
1. Bihar
2. Assam
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Maharashtra
5. Punjab

Q10. Under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Min of Tourism, how much money has been sanctioned till date since  2014-15?
1. Rs 5210.8 crore
2. Rs.5638.87 crore
3. Rs 5891.8 crore
4. Rs 5964.82 crore
5. Rs 5975.32 crore

Answers:

Answer1: 2. Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the week-long 29th annual, world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF) in Rishikesh's Parmarth Niketan. The IYF offers daily classes from 4 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. with more than 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the world.

Answer2: 1. Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in a bid to raise money. In doing so it has become the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as legal tender. The small Pacific Island nation passed the Sovereign Currency Act to create the ‘sovereign’, or SOV. The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the US dollar.

Answer3: 3. 4th
Out of 133 countries, India is ranked fourth on a global index for its military strength. Only the United States, Russia and China are ranked above India on the list, according to the latest report of the Global Firepower index 2017. India maintained its position above France in the top five military powers in the world.

Answer4: 2. Israel
The government of India has signed an MoU with Israel to enhance cooperation on 'National Campaign for Water Conservation in India'. It was announced by the Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation S S Ahluwalia. As per this MoU, both sides would work to enhance cooperation at the national, regional and international level to design.

Answer5: 1. Afghanistan
The leg-spinner from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan (19-year-old) has become the youngest captain in international cricket history. He now holds the ICC No. 1 rank for bowlers in both the ODIs and T20Is and also became the youngest player ever to hold the top spot for any form of ICC men's ranking. England’s Arran Bindle is the youngest woman player at the age of 19 years.

Answer6: 4. Madhya Pradesh
On his 59th birthday, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the state government will give ?12,000 on the birth of a child in a poor family. Chouhan said ?5,000 will also be provided for the last rites of a poor person. Government will also provide Rs 2 lakh through insurance to people who died a natural death before reaching 60 years of age.

Answer7: 1. Jhunjhunu
Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, which had the lowest sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the state in 2011, has become the district with the highest SRB in the state. The district has increased its ratio from 837 girls per 1,000 boys in 2011 to 955 girls in December 2017. The district administration said its crackdown on sex-determining centers caused the improvement.

Answer8: 3. Green
Two coaches of Mumbai's first AC local train have been painted green to indicate that they are reserved for women. Meanwhile, Mumbai's tourist attractions, including the Bandra–Worli Sea Link and Gateway of India, have been painted on the coaches. Western Railway Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Jain said that the green colour signifies the environment.

Answer9: 2. Assam
The Assam government has extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 by six more months in the state. AFSPA gives special rights to security forces to carry out operations in "disturbed areas." This comes after Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remark that the era of violence in the state was over and the law and order situation had improved.

Answer10: 2. Rs.5638.87 crore
Rs. 5638.87 cr was sanctioned since 2014-15 till date under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Min of Tourism. Under the scheme, 13 thematic circuits have been identified for development. Under PRASHAD scheme, 23 projects have been sanctioned to 15 States for a total amount of Rs.687.92 cr. The objective of the PRASHAD is of holistic development of identified pilgrimage and heritage destination.