Current Affairs Quiz 13th September 2018

1.Which Indian software company has inked deal with Australian Open as official digital innovation partner?

(a) TCS

(b) Infosys

(c) Wipro

(d) HCL

(e) Tech Mahindra

2.Which state government has recently signed pact with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for ethanol plant?

(a) Haryana

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Punjab

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Madhya Pradesh

3.Which city is host to the first-ever BIMSTEC military exercise “MILEX-18”?

(a) Hyderabad

(b) Pune

(c) Chennai

(d) Bhubaneswar

(e) Lucknow

4.Which Bollywood personality has been honoured with the Meryl Streep Award for Excellence?

(a) Dia Mirza

(b) Priyanka Chopra

(c) Deepika Padukone

(d) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

(e) Anushka Sharma

5.Which state’s government has launched a doorstep delivery scheme for 40 government services?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Haryana

(c) Delhi

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Bihar

  1. The Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 decriminalised Section 377 to the extent it criminalses sexual acts between consenting adults, whether homosexual or hetrosexual. The ruling was made on the basis of which Article(s) of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Article 14

(b) Article 15

(c) Article 21

(d) All of the above

(e) None of these

7.The OBC population data will be introduced from which Census year in India?

(a) 2021

(b) 2020

(c) 2031

(d) 2025

(e) None of these

8.The tsunami mock drill exercise ‘IOWave18’ began in which region?

(a) Bay of Bengal

(b) Indian Ocean

(c) Pacific Ocean

(d) Andaman Islands

(e) None of these

9.The High Court of which state declared fatwas as unconstitutional?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Punjab

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) Haryana

(e) Bihar

10.Who was recommended for the post of the Chief Justice of India by incumbent CJI Dipak Misra?

(a) Justice J Chelameswar

(b) Justice Madan B Lokur

(c) Justice Ranjan Gogoi

(d) Justice Kurian Joseph

(e) None of these

Solution

Ans1.(b)

exp. Software major Infosys has recently signed a 3-year partnership with the Australian Open as its official digital innovation partner. The partnership is about creating new ways of experiencing the Australian Open. As per agreement, Infosys will leverage its expertise in emerging technologies like Big Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality, to provide unique, innovative and engaging experiences for fans. However, the financial details of the deal were, not disclosed. Tennis Australia is the governing body of tennis in Australia, promoting and facilitating participation the sport at all levels, as well as conducting national and international tournaments and events.

Ans2.(a)

exp. Haryana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat with an outlay of over Rs 900 crore. The initiative at village Bohali with a proposed capacity of 100 kilolitres of ethanol per day will manage crop residue and prevent straw burning before the upcoming paddy season. The state Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare department will motivate the farmers in the 50 km radius of the plant to provide crop residue or feedstock on regular basis as raw material. The pact will be valid for one year.

Ans3.(b)

exp. The first-ever joint military exercise of BIMSTEC, named MILEX-18, has started at Aundh Military Station in Pune from September 10 to enhance cooperation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism in the region. The aim of the week-long anti-terror exercise is to boost inter-operability among the forces and exchanging best practices to contain terror related activities. The exercise will include training in search-and-cordon operations and handling and neutralisation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) among other things. The militaries of BIMSTEC member nations barring Nepal are participating in the exercise. The BIMSTEC is a regional grouping comprising Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. The grouping accounts for 22% of the global population & has a combined gross domestic product of USD 2.8 trillion.

Ans4.(d)

exp. At the first-ever Women in Film and Television (WIFT-2018) India Award, Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been honoured with the Meryl Streep Award for Excellence in Washington, United States. The award was established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood. WIFT India is part of WIFT International, a network which promotes professional development and achievement for women in the film industry, video, and other screen-based media.

Ans5.(c)

exp. 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.

Ans6.(d)

exp. Five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 pronounced its historic judgement, decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The judgement is based on the interpretation of Article 14 (Right to Equality); Article 15 (prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth); Article 19 (Freedom of Speech and Expression); and Article 21 (Right to Life and Right to Privacy) of the Indian Constitution.

Ans7.(a)

exp. The Union Home Ministry announced that the Census 2021 will for the first time collect data on Other Backwards Castes (OBC). The exercise will involve 25 lakh trained enumerators. The 2011 Census collected information in 29 categories that included a separate column for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes.

Ans8.(b)

exp. The tsunami mock drill exercise ‘IOWave18’ began from September 4, 2018 in Indian Ocean. The exercise is being organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The purpose of the 2-day exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region.

Ans9.(c)

exp. The Uttarakhand High Court on August 30, 2018 declared fatwas as unconstitutional and illegal. The high court banned all the religious bodies and statutory panchayats in the state from issuing fatwas. The ruling came, as the court declared illegal a fatwa banishing the family of a rape victim from their village.

Ans10.(c)

exp. Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra on September 4, 2018 recommended the name of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. This recommendation will now be processed and forwarded to the President who will issue the warrant of appointment. CJI Misra retires on October 2, 2018.

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