Daily Current Affairs: May 13, 2018

Daily Current Affairs: May 13, 2018

7 May to 13 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Walmart-Flipkart Deal, US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal and National Technology Day among others.

1. NASA recently launched which mission to study Mar’s deep interior?
a) InSight

2. President Ram Nath Kovind recently approved the amendments to the Minimum Wages Act of which state?
a) Bihar
b) Delhi
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh

3. India signed USD 200 million loan deal with which organisation for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)?
a) Asian Development Bank
b) International Monetary Fund
c) World Bank
d) United Nations

4. Walmart acquired what percent of stake in Flipkart recently?
a) 39 percent
b) 55 percent
c) 77 percent
d) 89 percent

5. Who was elected as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia?
a) Najib Razak
b) Mahathir bin Mohamad
c) Daim Zainuddin
d) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

6. Which country hosted the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?
a) Malaysia
b) India
c) Singapore
d) China

7. The Supreme Court has struck down which state’s legislation allowing former Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation?
a) Karnataka
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Haryana
d) Jharkhand

8. Which court has had held that death or injury while boarding or de-boarding train entitles passenger to compensation?
a) Supreme Court
b) Delhi High Court
c) Bombay High Court
d) Madras High Court

9. When was national technology day held?
a) May 11
b) May 12
c) May 9
d) May 10

10. Which nation has announced withdrawal from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran?
a) Russia
b) UK
c) China
d) US


1. (a) InSight
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on May 5, 2018 launched the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Spacecraft to study the Mars’ deep interior. InSight, a Mars lander, has been designed to listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of taking off the human missions to explore the Red Planet.

2. (b) Delhi
The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017 was officially notified on May 4, 2018 following the approval of the Bill by President Ram Nath Kovind on April 26, 2018. This new legislation amends the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and was passed by the Delhi Assembly on August 10, 2017. The bill was first tabled in 2015.

3. (c) World Bank
India signed a loan agreement of USD 200-million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) to achieve its goal of reducing stunting in children aged 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

4. (c) 77 percent
Global retail giant Walmart on May 9, 2018 formally signed a definitive agreement to acquire 77 percent stake in Flipkart with an investment of around USD 16 billion. The deal will value Flipkart at around USD 20.8 billion, up from its previous valuation of USD 12 billion.

5. (b) Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad claimed election victory in the country’s General Elections 2018, making a stunning comeback to politics 15 years after his retirement. Mahathir’s coalition, Pakatan Harapan, won 121 out of 222 seats.

6. (b) India
The 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) was held in New Delhi on May 10-12, 2018 with theme “Telling our Stories- Asia and More”. The summit provided a unique opportunity for broadcasters in Asia to share their thoughts on broadcasting and information.

7. (b) Uttar Pradesh
The Supreme Court on May 7, 2018 struck down a legislation that allowed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation even after demitting office.  The ruling was made by a bench of judges headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The bench termed the law as “arbitrary and discriminatory”, saying it violated the concept of equality under the Constitution.

8. (a) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of India has held that railways will be liable to pay compensation to passengers in case of death or injury while boarding and de-boarding trains.The court stated that death or injury while boarding or de-boarding a train is an untoward incident which entitles a passenger to compensation and will not be considered his negligence.

9. (a) May 11
The National Technology Day was observed across India on May 11, 2018 to commemorate the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. The day also marks India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements.

10. (d) US
The President of United States, Donald Trump has announced US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump stated that the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made.” He added that the United States “will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction.”

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