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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - January 2018

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1. Visits from India (Jan 1-10, 2018) -

  1. External Affairs Minister __________________ visited three South East Asian countries – Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
    1. Indonesia - Co-chaired 5th meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission.
    2. Singapore - Inaugurated Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas of ASEAN countries.
  2. Union Minister (Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) Nitin Gadkari visited Singapore to inaugurate ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Sushma Swaraj
Rajnath Singh
Nitin Gadkari
Uma Bharti
None of These

2. Visits to India (Jan 01 - 10, 2018)

  1. King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of ________________ (Southern African Nation) visited India.
  2. H Wiranto (Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs) visited India, To attend first bilateral security dialogue between India and Indonesia.
None of These

3. Actress ___________ became an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative.

Hema Malini
Kangana Ranaut
Deepika Padukone
None of These

4. A health worker from Mandi district (_____________), Verma has featured in World Health Organization (WHO) calendar for 2018, for her efforts to ensure hundred per cent coverage of her area of operation under measles and rubella programme.

Himachal Pradesh

5. Mihai Tudose resigned as Prime Minister of ___________ (Southeastern Europe).

None of These

6. Tracey Crouch is appointed as ______________’s first-ever minister for loneliness, charged to tackle loneliness and combat social isolation. This role has been created in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016.

None of These

7. American Actor __________ will be honoured by American Society of Cinematographers with ASC Board of Governors Award.

Cameron Diaz
Angelina Jolie
Charlize Theron
Jennifer Lawrence
None of These

8. Defence Minister ______________ became first woman defence minister to fly in an IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

Nirmala Sitharaman
Sushma Swaraj
Maneka Gandhi
Smriti Irani
None of These

9. Indian-origin boy Mehul Garg (10 years age) in _____________ became youngest applicant in decade to achieve highest score in Mensa IQ test, beating geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking by scoring maximum score of 162.

None of These

10. Kolkata (_____________) became first Indian city to get a floating market, located on lake at Patuli in South Kolkata which is 400 metres long and 60 metres wide. Lake has been transformed into the floating market similar to one in Thailand.

West Bengal
None of These

11. Paul Romer resigned as ______________’s chief economist.

World Bank
None of These

12. Visits from India (Jan 11 - 20, 2018)

  1. Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs ________________ Visited UK. On this occasion, India and UK signed 2 MoUs dealing with return of Indians residing in Britain as illegal migrants and sharing of criminal records and intelligence.
  2. Minister for Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad visited Sri Lanka. During His Visit, India and Sri Lanka signed agreements for
    1. Collaboration in Information and communication technology (ICT) sector
    2. Connecting National Knowledge network (NKN) for collaboration among universities and academics
    3. Setting up of e-office system.
Rajnath Singh
Kiren Rijiju
Sushma Swaraj
Nitin Gadkari
None of These

13. Visits to India (Jan 11 - 20, 2018)

  1. Prime Minister 0f _________________, Benjamin Netyanahu Visited India. Several MOUs were signed during his visit -
    1. Cyber Security.
    2. Oil and Gas
    3. Air Transport
    4. Film-co-production
    5. Homeopathic Medicine
    6. Space
    7. During this Visit, central Delhi's Teen Murti Chowk is formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa after City Haifa in _____________.
    8. Both PMs dedicated to nation, the iCREATE facility located near Ahmedabad (Gujarat). iCreate is an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through a blend of creativity, engineering and leveraging emerging technologies to deal with major issues such as food security, water, cybersecurity, IT and electronics, energy, bio-medical equipment etc.

14. Minister of State (IC) of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), _______________ has been conferred with degree of Honorary Doctorate by Amity University in recognition of his lifetime achievements in field of academics, research and public life.

Jitendra Singh
Rajnath Singh
Nitin Gadkari
Sushma Swaraj
None of These

15. Obituaries in Jan 2018 -

  1. Radha Vishwanathan - Carnatic vocalist (daughter of legendary classical singer M S Subbulakshmi).
  2. Anwar Jalalpuri - Noted Urdu poet.
  3. Ambalavaner Sivanandan - Noted Sri Lankna novelist.
  4. John Young - Noted American astronaut, who walked on Moon and was only agency astronaut to go into space as part of Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs.
  5. Shrivallabh Vyas - Bollywood Actor.
  6. Jerry Van Dyke - Noted American comedian and actor.
  7. Peter Sutherland - Former Irish World Trade Organization (WTO) director general.
  8. Shashikant Bhagwat - Noted sports journalist.
  9. Saksham Yadav - Former Powerlifting world champion.
  10. Baldev Raj - Noted Nuclear Physicist and Director of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).
  11. Sukhchain Singh Cheema - wrestler and Asian Games bronze medalist.
  12. Doodhnath Singh - Noted Hindi writer.
  13. Charu Rohatgi - Noted TV Actress.
  14. Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta - Sarod maestro.
  15. Raghunath Jha - Ex-Union minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterpries.
  16. Gnani Sankaran - Noted Tamil writer and journalist.
  17. NK Trikha - Noted Journalist.
  18. W.B. Rao - Noted Hindi film cinematographer.
  19. Jo Jo White - Noted USA Basketballer (Basketball Hall of Famer).
  20. Kashinath - Noted Kannada film actor.
  21. Leslie Harding Pde - Noted Khasi author (Meghalaya).
  22. Chandi Lahiri - Noted Cartoonist.
  23. Hugh Masekela - Noted Composer and singer. Known as father of South African jazz.
  24. Ursula K. Le Guin - Noted American Writer.
  25. Sulaiman ‘Dik’ Abed - Former South African Cricketer.
  26. Honsen Lyngdoh - Meghalaya's Noted philanthropist.
  27. Jimmy Armfield - Noted England footballer.
  28. Supriya Devi - Noted Bengali actress.
  29. Chandrashekhar - Noted Kannada actor
  30. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat - Noted _________________
  31. Ingvar Kamprad - Noted Swedish Industrialist and World's 5th Richest Person with net worth of $58.7 billion. He was founder of Furniture Giant IKEA.
  32. Dinesh Nandan Sahay - Chhattisgarh’s first Governor.
  33. Daya Nath Singh - Noted journalist.
Agricultural Scientist
None of These

16. Visits from India (Jan 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Visited Victoria (______________). During this visit, both nations signed a revised agreement that will allow India to build military infrastructure on ____________’ Assumption Island. Note that Vijay Gokhale is now new Foreign Secretary of India.
None of These

17. Visits to India (Jan 21 - 31, 2018)

  1. Heads 0f Government of 10 ASEAN Nations visited India to participate in India's 69th Republic day celebrations as Chief Guests. Visiting Delegates are -
    Name Nation
    Hassanal Bolkiah ____________
    Hun Sen  Cambodia
    Joko Widodo  Indonesia
    Thongloun Sisoulith  Laos
    Najib Razak  Malaysia
    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi  Myanmar
    Rodrigo Roa Duterte  Philippines
    Lee Hsien Loong  Singapore
    Prayuth Chan-ocha  Thailand
    Nguyn Xuan Phuc  Vietnam
  2. During this visit by Laos President Thongloun Sisoulith, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an agreement with Laos Government for providing SkyRev360, a e-data gathering, invoicing and collection system developed in collaboration with International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  3. During this Visit by Cambodian President Hun Sen, India and Cambodia signed MOUs in several Trades -
    1. Cultural Exchange Programme with Cambodia for Period 2018-2022.
    2. Criminal Matters and prevention of Human Trafficking.
    3. Credit Agreement between EXIM Bank of India and Cambodia for Line of Credit to finance Stung Sva Hab Water Resource Development Project for US$ 36.92 million.
None of These

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