Current Affairs Quiz: January 10, 2018

Current Affairs 10 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. The taxi hailing app, Ola has tied up with which bank to provide wide range of integrated offers to customers and driver-partners?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) State Bank of India
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Cab-hailing app Ola has partnered with ICICI Bank to offer a range of integrated services to customers and driver-partners. As part of the tie-up, customers of ICICI Bank will be able to book Ola rides and pay the fare through the bank’s mobile banking platforms — ‘iMobile’ and ‘Pockets’. ICICI Bank will also offer a ‘Pay Direct’ card for Ola’s driver partners.
  2. Name the first Indian city to introduce the initiative of common mobility card for rides on public buses and the metro
    A) Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched a common card for rides on public buses and the metro. Delhi is the first city in the country to have a common mobility card. The card, which will function like a debit card, will be operational in all DTC and cluster buses from April 2018. 
  3. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development?
    A) Nitin Nohria
    B) Satish K. Tripathi
    C) Sarvadaman Chowla
    D) Sunny Verghese
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
  4. Which Indian state has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index meant to assess international trade logistics across states and Union territories?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Gujarat
    C) Punjab
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Gujarat has topped a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain, closely followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. The state has been ranked the highest in the index, which is based on indicators such as infrastructure, services, safety of cargo, timeliness, track and trace, as per the new Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index developed by the commerce and industry ministry along with Deloitte.
  5. Who among the following has been roped in as the official brand ambassador of Sikkim to promote tourism?
    A)  Ayushmann Khurrana
    B) AR Rahman
    C) Farhan Akhtar
    D) Shankar Mahadevan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Music maestro AR Rahman has been named the official brand ambassador of Sikkim. The renowned Indian music producer will now be campaigning for Sikkim to attract tourists and business for the state. 
  6. Name the cricket all-rounder who has recently been suspended by the Board of Control for India in Cricket (BCCI) for five months for failing a dope test
    A) Cheteshwar Pujara
    B) Suresh Raina
    C) Yusuf Pathan
    D) Hardik Pandya
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for five months for failing a dope test during a domestic match last season. The Baroda all-rounder had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance — Terbutaline, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.
  7. Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) is observed annually on ______
    A) January 10
    B) January 8
    C) January 7
    D) January 9
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Every year, January 9 is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), an annual celebratory day that marks the contribution of overseas persons of Indian origin (PIO) towards their homeland.
  8. Name the veteran celebrity who has been selected for the highest French civilian honour, the Legion d’Honneur  2018
    A) Soumitra Chatterjee
    B) Naseeruddin Shah
    C) Pankaj Kapoor
    D) Mithun Chakraborty
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Having honored acclaimed actor Soumitra Chatterjee with the “Legion of Honour” which is the highest order of merit in France, the French government will confer the award to the legendary actor at the 42nd Kolkata Book Fair on January 30.
  9. Name the player to clinch the Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship 2018
    A) Pankaj Advani
    B) Aditya Mehta
    C) Brijesh Damani
    D) Laxman Rawat
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Asian Games medallist Aditya Mehta has clinched the Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship.
  10. Name the state which has imposed complete ban on electronic cigarettes in the state with a jail term of up to 3 years on its violation
    A) Bihar
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bihar government has banned manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display, and advertisement of electronic cigarettes in the state. Anyone violating the ban will attract a jail term of up to 3 years, the government notification stated.
  11. The first ever Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference was organized in which city as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi. As many as 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries will participate in this conference. This is the first PIO-Parliamentary Conference and is a way of reaching out to the Indian community overseas by the government
  12. Recently, Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer named _____ to the nation.
    A) Paarth
    B) Shoor
    C) Tapas
    D) Pratyush
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer to the nation in Pune. The supercomputer named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning the Sun, established at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts and services under the umbrella of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) is observed in India since which year?
    A) 2003
    B) 2007
    C) 2001
    D) 2005
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      Option A
  2. The Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index is prepared by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry along with which consultancy firm?
    A) Ernst and Young
    B) Deloitte
    C) Bain & Company
    D) KPMG
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Cab-hailing app Ola is headquartered in_______
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. Name the 2018 theme country for the 42nd Kolkata Book Fair?
    A) Australia
    B) Brazil
    C) Italy
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option D

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