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Latest GK and Current Affairs 2018

11 – 17 March 2018

Q1. Where did the Prime Minister inaugurate the 105​th​ session of Indian Science Congress?

a) Guwahati
b) Dispur
c) Imphal
d) Shillong
A. Imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 105th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) at
Manipur Central University in Imphal. The theme is “Reaching the Unreached Through Science &
Technology”.

Q2. Which Indian city topped the list of urban governance in the ASICS 2017?

a) Delhi
b) Chandigarh
c) Ahmedabad
d) Pune
A. Pune

The ranking is issued by Bengaluru based organization ‘Janagraha’.

Pune was ranked first among 23 cities across India in terms of quality of urban governance in the
fifth edition of Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems ASICS 2017 report.

Q3. Which state will collaborate with RIMES for Disaster Management?

a) Odisha
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Karnataka
A. Odisha

The RIMES (Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System) is registered under United
Nations. It is owned and managed by 45 collaborating countries in Asia Pacific and Africa Region.
India is chairman of the body. It was established in 2009.

Q4. Name India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo.

a) Sah Gau
b) Sach Gaurav
c) Clone gau
d) Clone Gaurav

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A. Sach Gaurav

Q5. Name the third Indian state to announce Death penalty to rapists of Girls aging 12 years or
below.

a) Maharashtra
b) Haryana
c) Punjab
d) Rajasthan
A. Haryana

Haryana became third state after Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to have provision of capital
punishment for sexual offenders.

Q6. Name the country which has invented an Artificial heart?

a) India
b) Russia
c) USA
d) China
A. China

Q7. Which Indian state has opted for a two – tier Panchayati Raj system?

a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Bihar
A. Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh will do away with the Anchal Samiti, the intermediate level of the three-tier
panchayati raj system and set up a two-tier system in the state.

Q8. What is India’s ranking in the WEF Energy Transition Index?

a) 78​th
b) 88​th
c) 76​th
d) 86​th
A. 78​th

India was ranked at 78th among 114 countries on World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition
Index (ETI) released as part of report titled Fostering Effective Energy Transition.

Top 10 countries in 2018 ETI: Sweden (1st), Norway (2nd), Switzerland (3rd), Finland (4th), Denmark
(5th), Netherlands (6th), the UK (7th), Austria (8th), France (9th) and Iceland (10th).

Q9. Where is the Neutrino Observatory being set up in India?

a) Karnataka

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b) Tamil Nadu
c) Uttarakhand
d) Rajasthan
A. Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based
Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu.

Q10. What is India’s ranking in the World Happiness Index 2018?

a) 135
b) 134
c) 133
d) 131
A. 133

10 Happiest Countries: Finland (1st), Norway (2nd), Denmark (3rd), Iceland (4th), Switzerland (5th),
Netherlands (6th), Canada (7th), New Zealand(8th), Sweden (9th) and Australia (10th).

United States was ranked 18th down from 14th place last year. Britain was 19th and United Arab
Emirates at 20th

Q11. What is the theme of World Consumer Rights day 2018?

a) Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer
b) Making Digital Producers Fairer
c) Digital Markets Fairer
d) Making Digital Consumers Fairer
A. Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer

The World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is celebrated every year on March 15.
The first WCRD was observed on 15 March 1983.
In 2017, WCRD was observed with the theme “Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust”.

Q12. Name the largest transport aircraft of the IAF?

a) C 130J
b) Boeing 747 – 400
c) C 17 Globemaster
d) Boeing 777
A. C 17 Globemaster

The Indian Air Force (IAF) for first time landed its largest transport aircraft, C-17 Globemaster at
strategic Tuting Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh, which is close to Chinese
border.

Q13. Name the Indian organization that has won 2017 Kochon prize for TB Research?

a) ICMR
b) IDA

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c) AFMC
d) AAIMS
A. ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded 2017 Kochon Prize for building tradition of
excellence in Tuberculosis (TB) research and development.
The Kochon Prize is awarded annually by Stop TB Partnership based in South Korea.

Q14. Where has the President of India inaugurated the World Hindi Secretariat?

a) Mauritius
b) Vietnam
c) Maldives
d) Singapore
A. Mauritius

Q15. Name Nepal’s first woman President who has also been re – elected to the post?

a) Bidya Devi Bhandari
b) Shanta Chaudhary
c) Kumari Laxmi Rai
d) Binda Panday
A. Bidya Devi Bhandari

Q16. What is the growth rate of India’s factory output, measured by Index of Industrial Production
(IIP)?

a) 7%
b) 8%
c) 7.5%
d) 7.8%
A. 7.5%

Q17. Where was The National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies
held?

a) Bengaluru
b) New Delhi
c) Chennai
d) Hyderabad
A. New Delhi

Q18. How many states out of 14 are not in the favour of abolishment of death penalty?

a) 11
b) 13
c) 12
d) 10
A. 12

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Q19. Name the multilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise of Indian
Air Force (IAF)?

a) MILAN
b) SIMBEX
c) SAMAPAN
d) SAMVEDNA
A. SAMVEDNA

Q20. The Multinational MILES Naval exercise was a part of ______?

a) MILAN
b) MALABAR
c) OCEAN EXPLORER
d) SAMUNDRA
A. MILAN

11 naval ships of 8 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri
Lanka and Thailand) and nine Indian ships had participated in MILES – 18.

Q21. Where is India’s first Coastal Policing Academy located?

a) Karnataka
b) Goa
c) Gujarat
d) Kerala
A. Gujarat

India’s first national coastal policing academy, National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) will be
launched from campus of Gujarat’s Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha town in
Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat.

Q22. Which disease will be eradicated from India by 2025 under the campaign launched by
Narendra Modi?

a) Diabetes
b) High Blood Pressure
c) Tuberculosis
d) AIDS
A. Tuberculosis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Tuberculosis (TB) Free India Campaign after he inaugurated
Delhi End-TB Summit in New Delhi.

Q23. Along with which country has India co – hosted the International Solar Alliance Summit?

a) Pakistan
b) Qatar
c) France
d) UAE

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A. France

India, France co-hosted first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Convention Centre in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and his French counterpart President
Emmanuel Macron.

Q24. Which country has won the Best Exhibitor Award at ITB–Berlin World Tourist Meet convened at
Berlin, Germany?

a) USA
b) UAE
c) Switzerland
d) India
A. India

Q25. Name the Hypersonic missile successfully launched by Russia?

a) Kinzhal
b) Kaliningrad
c) Dvina
d) Desna
A. Kinzhal

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