Daily Current Affairs Quiz : May 18, 2023
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1. Which country is the host of the 6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)?
[B] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: C [Bangladesh]
The 6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) is being organized to bring together states and principal maritime partners of the region to discuss the prospects of regional cooperation for Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
It is being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) was started in 2016.
2. The World Health Organisation announced the end of the 10-month long global health emergency for which disease?
[D] Swine Flu
Correct Answer: B [MPox]
MPox, also known as monkey pox, is a viral disease that spreads the direct contact with bloody fluids.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced the end of the 10-month long global health emergency for this disease.
3. The SCO Startup Forum 2023 was organised in which city?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
The third edition of the SCO startup forum was held recently. It was organized in New Delhi by the Department of Promotion for Industry and Internal Trade.
It is aimed at expanding the startup interactions amongst the SCO Member States, nurturing innovation, generating employment and encouraging young talent to build innovative solutions.
4. As per a new report, which country’s e-waste generation per person tripled over the last two decades?
Correct Answer: B [Canada]
A new study revealed that Canada’s e-waste has tripled over the last two decades. The e-waste generation per person has surged from 8.3 kilograms in 2000 to 25.3 kilograms in 2020.
Canadians produced nearly one million tonnes of e-waste in 2020. That is expected to reach 1.2 million tonnes annually by 2030.
5. Which country has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a state visit?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
State visit is a visit to foreign countries led by the head of the state or a government, acting in their sovereign capacity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to go to the US on a state visit on June 22 following an invitation from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
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