Current Affairs Quiz: October 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. NASSCOM Foundation signed an agreement with which organization to strengthen child rights through meaningful business interventions?
    A)International Labour Organization(ILO)
    B)Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)
    C)UNICEF
    D)World Health Organization(WHO)
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    UNICEF and NASSCOM Foundation signed an agreement to strengthen child rights through meaningful business interventions. With this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two organisations will work collaboratively on two key areas including national sensitisation on “child online protection” and “encouraging innovations for child rights”in the country.

  2. Who will head the panel that will examine the trends in digital economy, including steep discounts in online retailing, and whether the e-tailers are subject to any restrictions in their access to dealerships from manufacturers?
    A)Dipak Mishra
    B)Injeti Srinivas
    C)Bipin Kumar
    D)Ajay Tyagi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A 10-member panel set up by the corporate affairs ministry will examine the trends in digital economy, including steep discounts in online retailing, and whether the e-tailers are subject to any restrictions in their access to dealerships from manufacturers. The competition law review panel chaired by corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas will also examine if the fee prescribed for the petitioners to approach the anti-trust regulator is high.

  3. Who will head the committee which has been reconstituted tasking with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region?
    A)Biblab Singh
    B)Ajay Singh
    C)Injeti Srinivas
    D)Bhure Lal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The centre has reconstituted Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution Authority or the EPCA, which is tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region. The tenure of the last EPCA expired on October 3.Former secretary Bhure Lal continues to be the chairman, while the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) DG Sunita Narain is one of the members.
  4. The Union Cabinet approved the merger of two regulatory institutions into the NCVET in order to improve skilling standards and the market relevance of skill development programmes.Expand “V” in NCVET?

    A)Vaccuum
    B)Visual
    C)Vocational
    D)Varsity

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the merger of two regulatory institutions into the National Council for Vocational Education and Training(NCVET) in order to improve skilling standards and the market relevance of skill development programmes.

  5. The Union cabinet approved closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Limited(NJMC) and which other organization recently?
    A)National Mineral Development Corporation
    B)Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    C)Bharat Electronics Limited
    D)Birds Jute and Exports Limited

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the closure of the loss incurring Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), National Jute Manufactures Corporation Limited(NJMC) and its subsidiary Birds Jute and Exports Limited(BJEL).

  6. Which country’s passport has been named the most powerful in the world, overtaking Singapore, according to the Henley Passport Index?
    A)Brazil
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)HongKong
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Japan’s passport has been named the most powerful in the world, overtaking Singapore, according to the Henley Passport Index. Having gained visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this month, Japanese citizens now have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations around the world.

  7. Which cyclone recently intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and made a landfall in areas bordering Odisha and Andhra Pradesh along the eastern coast?

    A)Titli
    B)Tez
    C)Gaja
    D)Mbar

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Cyclone Titli has intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and will make a landfall in areas bordering Odisha and Andhra Pradesh along the eastern coast.

  8. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched India for Humanity initiative at which place?
    A)Nashik
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched India for Humanity initiative in New Delhi as part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi being held over the next one year.

  9. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda inaugurated “2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products :Achieving the SDGs 2030”at which place?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Lucknow
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda inaugurated “2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products :Achieving the SDGs 2030” in New Delhi
  10. Which organization to set up country’s first biofuel at Bargarh district in Odisha?
    A)Indian Oil Corporation
    B)National Mineral Development Corporation
    C)Oil and Natural gas Corporation
    D)Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL)will complete commissioning of its second generation (2G) ethanol bio refinery at Baulsingha village in Bargarh district by 2020. The proposed plant will see an investment of Rs1000 crore the foundation stone of which will be laid on October 10.

  11. The Indian Air Force launched which mobile health app which will provide health information to the users, including first-aid and other health and nutritional topics?
    A)Raksha
    B)Kavach
    C)Med
    D)Med Aid
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Air Force has launched a mobile health app to provide health information to the users, including first-aid and other health and nutritional topics, Ministry of Defence said.The app is named “Med”.

  12. The 12-day-long Clear Sky 2018 war games are being held in which country?
    A)China
    B)Nepal
    C)USA
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ukraine has opened a series of large-scale air-force exercises with the United States and seven other NATO countries. The 12-day-long Clear Sky 2018 war games are being held in Western Ukraine.

  13. NITI Aayog has announced an internship programme with which company for the top performing under 18 students selected by the ATAL Innovation Mission?
    A)Mahindra
    B)TCS
    C)IBM
    D)Infosys
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tech major IBM India and NITI Aayog announced an internship programme for the top performing under 18 students selected by the ATAL Innovation Mission a flagship programme of the government to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.

  14. Archer Harvinder Singh extended India’s gold tally to how much as he finished first in the Men’s Individual Recurve Open-W2/ST event at Para Asian Games in Jakarta,Indonesia?
    A)8
    B)7
    C)5
    D)4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Archer Harvinder Singh extended India’s gold tally to 7 as he finished first in the Men’s Individual Recurve Open-W2/ST event at Para Asian Games in Jakarta,Indonesia.
  15. Former captain John Terry has decided to call time on his playing career after 23 years in the game.He was the former captain of which team?
    A)Japan
    B)Brazil
    C)Australia
    D)England
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has decided to call time on his playing career after 23 years in the game.

  16. Abdur Rehman has announced his retirement from international cricket.He is the former spinner of which country?
    A)Australia
    B)India
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman has announced his retirement from international cricket. Declaring the same, the 38-year-old said that it is a “tough call” but it is no longer possible for him to continue playing the game.

  17. Who has been appointed as the new Solicitor General of India?
    A)Ranjit Kumar
    B)Tushar Mehta
    C)Mohan Parasaran
    D)LN Sinha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the new Solicitor General of India. He is currently serving as the Additional Solicitor General.

  18. Nitin Bali passed away after succumbing to his injuries in a road accident.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Politician
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Singer Nitin Bali passed away after succumbing to his injuries in a road accident. He was 47. He was known for lending his voice to revamped versions of songs like “Neele Neele Ambar Par,” “Chukar Mere Man Ko,” “Ek Ajanbee Haseena Se” and “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.”

  19. Santosh Singh Jain passed away in Mumbai at the age of 97.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Film industry
    C)Journalist
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian film trade expert Santosh Singh Jain passed away in Mumbai at the age of 97. He was also addressed as ‘The Iron Man’.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day 2018?
    A)Diginity in Mnetal Health
    B)Mental Health and illness
    C)Young People and Mental Health in a changing world
    D)Mental health in workplace
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It is celebrated every year on 10 October.It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.The theme of this year is “Young People and Mental Health in a changing world”.

  21. Delhi government signed a twin city agreement with which country administration for cooperation in the fields of education, healthcare, sports, tourism, transport and environment for a period of three years?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)Australia
    D)UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Delhi government signed a twin city agreement with the Moscow administration for cooperation in the fields of education, healthcare, sports, tourism, transport and environment for a period of three years.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Russia?
    A)Rupee
    B)Dollar
    C)Ruble
    D)Yuan
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Para Asian Games 2018 are being held in which country?
    A)Indonesia
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  3. Where is the HQ of IBM?
    A)Paris
    B)New York
    C)London
    D)Moscow
    View Answer
    Option B

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