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Current Affairs Quiz 8th January 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz 8th January 2018

Q1. Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy (HRP) portal?
1. Punjab
2. Bihar
3. Gujarat
4. Haryana
5. Kerala

Q2. Which state CM has inaugurated various skill development centres across the state to impart vocational training to the native youth and help them become financially independent?
1. Assam
2. Goa
3. Punjab
4. Telangana
5. Karnataka

Q3. Which of the following states is getting it's first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government?
1. Himachal Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Andhra Pradesh

Q4. Where is the second edition of the Elite Women's National Boxing Championship being organised?
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Odisha
3. Punjab
4. Haryana
5. Tripura

Q5. Who is recently appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry?
1. Vijay Keshav Gokhale
2. S. M. Krishna
3. T S Tirumurti
4. Kiren Rijiju
5. R. P. N. Singh

Q6. Himachal Pradesh CM to setup a helpline named 'Gudiya' in the state. What is it's aim?
1. For reporting crime against women
2. For reporting child labour
3. For reporting child marriage
4. For reporting killing of girl child
5. None of the above

Q7. Which of the following will be the first State promoted and co-financing NBFC?
1. Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL)
2. Assam Industrial Health Clinic
3. Olin Health Centre
4. Madhya Pradesh Health Clinic Ltd
5. Punjab Industrial Health Clinic

Q8. Where was 75th Gloden Globe Award ceremony held?
1. Bangkok
2. Canada
3. Los Angeles
4. Dubai
5. Swizerland

Q9. Among the following players, who won Brisbane International title?
1. Anastasija Sevastova
2. Karolina Pliskova
3. Elina Svitolina
4. Kristina Mladenovic
5. Sania Mirza

Q10. Which of the following countries won Hopman Cup Title?
1. Germany
2. Switzerland
3. Australia
4. Zimbabwe
5. Russia

Answers:

Answer1: 4. Haryana
Haryana has become the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy (HRP) portal. This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnancy cases but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. The initiative had been lauded by Niti Ayog and the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Answer2: 1. Assam
With an aim to promote skill development in northeast India, the centre and the states have been rolling out various projects. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated various skill development centres across the state. Sonowal recently inaugurated around 249 skill centres in the state to impart vocational training to the native youth and help them become financially independent.

Answer3: 2. Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government as part of tapping the potential of the Northeastern region. This would be the second such institute in the country. The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune, an autonomous institute operating under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Answer4: 4. Haryana
Over 300 top female boxers will be stepping into the ring during the second edition of the Elite Women's National Boxing Championship. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has indicated that the weeklong tournament will be seen as selection trials for 2018's biggest boxing events- the Common Wealth Games and the Asian Games. Championship is being organised in Haryana.

Answer5: 3. T S Tirumurti
India's High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur T S Tirumurti was appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post, in place of Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who was recently named as the Foreign Secretary. Tirumurti is a 1985-batch officers of Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Answer6: 1. For reporting crime against women
Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the government would set up 'Gudiya helpline' for reporting crime against women. They have adopted policy of zero tolerance. Special women cells would be created in the state to deal with crime against women. ’Gudiya’ is a nickname given to the 16-year-old victim of rape and murder in Kotkhai town. The incident took place in 2017.

Answer7: 1. Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL)
Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL), a State government initiative, has got RBI clearance to register and function as a non-banking finance company (NBFC). It will be the first State promoted and co-financing NBFC. It had won the SKOCH Platinum Award in September 2017 under the smart governance category in the MSME segment.

Answer8: 3. Los Angeles
The 75th Golden Globe Award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, the USA. Best motion picture, drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand. Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama: Gary Oldman.

Answer9: 3. Elina Svitolina
Svitolina claimed the first WTA title of the year at the Brisbane International. The Ukrainian beat surprise finalist Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 6-1. Sasnovich, the world number 88, had come through qualifying.

Answer10: 2. Switzerland
Switzerland won their third Hopman Cup as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany's Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber. It was Federer's second Hopman Cup triumph after victory in 2001 alongside then world number one Martina Hingis. The final was held at the Perth Arena.