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Current Affairs Quiz , 08 May 2019
- May 10, 2019
- Posted by: DOTS IAS
- Category: Quizes
1) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which the U.S recently withdrew, is related to
b) North Korea
• Iran is expected to announce plans to scale back compliance with a landmark nuclear deal on the anniversary of the United States’s decision to withdraw from the international accord
• The US unilaterally withdrew, from the 2015 multilateral deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of biting sanctions.
2) Which of the following countries is not a member of the Arctic Council?
• India has been re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic Council
• Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States are members of the Arctic Council.
• The Arctic Council promotes cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, the region’s indigenous communities and other inhabitants on common issues, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection
3) Who among the following started AnubhavaMantapa called the ‘First Parliament Concept of the World’?
• BasavaJayanthi is the birthday of Basavanna, a Hindu Kannada poet of the 12th century. Traditionally observed by the Lingayats, Basavanna who was also a philosopher is believed to be the founding saint of the Lingayat section.
• BasavaJayanthi 2019 will be observed on May 7.
• Basavanna started the AnubhavaMantapa called ‘First Parliament Concept of the World’, which later became commonplace for people of all classes to discuss spiritual topics.
• Basavanna’s literacy works of Basaveshwar consist of VachanaSahitya.
4) The purple Maveli frog is set to become the ‘state frog’ of which state?
• Maveliforgis on its way to being recognised as Kerala’s state frog.
• This purplish, puffy termite-eater with a blister for a nose is native to the Western Ghats of India and has apparently been around since the age of the dinosaurs
5) Ogossagou massacre, recently seen in news, occurred in
• Mali’s president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence
• Several attacks by gunmen killed a reported 160 Fulani herders in central Mali.
• The UN’s MINUSMA mission said the Ogossagou massacre had been “planned, organised and coordinated” and could constitute a “crime against humanity.”