Current Affairs Quiz: October 12, 2017

Current Affairs 12 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. In October 2017, who has been appointed as the  new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?
    A) Farhan Akhtar
    B) Prasoon Joshi
    C) Sanjay Leela Bhansali
    D) Anupam Kher
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       Option D
    Explanation: 
    Anupam Kher, who has acted in over 500 movies and is a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has bcen named as Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He will succeed Gajendra Chauhan
  2. Who has been appointed as the new president of the US-India Business Council (USIBC)?
    A) Nisha Desai Sardana
    B) Reena Khatter Biswal
    C) Nisha Desai Biswal
    D) Reena Khatter Sardana 
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    Former assistant secretary of state Nisha Desai Biswal has been named as the new president of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).
  3. In October 2017,  the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) suspended which country team from international football because of undue third-party interference?
    A) Guyana
    B) Oslo
    C) Pakistan
    D) Maldives
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       Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect because of undue third-party interference.
  4. Gurbax Singh Sandhu who was recently honoured with the National Awards for senior citizens belongs to which of the following sports?
    A) Football 

    B) Boxing
    C) Athletics
    D) Hockey 
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       Option B
    Explanation:  
    Long-serving Indian boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu, who has the distinction of coaching both the men and women boxers, has been honoured with the National Awards for senior citizens by President Ramnath Kovind. Sandhu was the chief coach when India won its maiden Olympic medal in boxing through Vijender Singh in 2008.
  5. Which of the following country launched its fourth Michibiki satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) in October 2017?
    A) China
    B) Germany
    C) USA
    D) Japan
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       Option D
  6. According to the provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to September, 2017, they reported an increase of how much percent as compared to the net collections for the corresponding period of last year?
    A) 15.8%
    B) 18.5%
    C) 15.4%
    D) 16.7%
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       Option A
    Explanation: 
    The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to September, 2017 reported a 15.8 percent increase (Rs. 3.86 lakh crore) compared to the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.
  7. How much amount has been approved by  the union government specifically for setting up Aadhaar centres in post offices?
    A) Rs 1,000 crore
    B) Rs 2,000 crore
    C) Rs 3,000 crore
    D) Rs 4,000 crore
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       Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Rs 2,000 crore specifically for setting up Aadhaar centres in post offices, a move that will see private contractors phased out from the data collection process.
  8. After buying 7% stake in Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) from IDBI Bank, what is the total shareholding of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) now?
    A) 10%
    B) 11%
    C) 9%
    D) 12%
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       Option A
    Explanation: 
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has bought an additional 7% stake in Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) for Rs900 crore from troubled public sector lender IDBI Bank Ltd. This raised its total shareholding in Sidbi to 10%.
      
  9. Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s study group headed by whom  has recently submitted its report on an external benchmark rate for banks, has revealed several startling and “disconcerting” banking practices?
    A) Krishan Iyer
    B) PV Reddi
    C) Janak Raj
    D) Somil Gaba
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       Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s study group head by Janak Raj, principal adviser, Monetary Policy Department, which recently submitted its report on an external benchmark rate for banks, has revealed several startling and “disconcerting” banking practices, including violation of the RBI guidelines, inflating of base rate and arbitrary adjustment of spreads.
  10. Where did the first meeting of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Noida
    C) New Delhi 
    D) Faridabad
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       Option C
    Explanation:  
    The recently constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held its first meeting in New Delhi to deliberate upon and lay out a roadmap to give a leg up to the Indian economy in the short term after GDP growth for the first quarter fell to a three-year low of 5.7%.
  11. Which of the folloiwng state government launched Sankalp Seva bus service of 50 buses to connect the villages in the state?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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       Option D
     
  12. Visa has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh government for Digital Dhan Sankalp project to develop _________into India’s first ‘less cash’ city.
    A) Vizianagaram

    B) Visakhapatnam
    C) Amravati
    D) Guntur
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       Option B
    Explanation:  
    Visa has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh government for Digital Dhan Sankalp project. It is an initiative to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city.
  13. Which of the following countries will assist Indian Railways to make country’s existing rail corridors semi high speed with trains running at 200 km per hour?
    A) USA
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) Germany
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       Option D
  14. Name the head of the panel formed to look into pay hike issue of lower court judges?
    A) PV Reddi
    B) KY Sinha
    C) MS Radhey
    D) KP Reddi
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       Option A
  15. Name the head of the Standing Committee on External Affairs formed to examine the whole gamut of Sino-Indian relations, including the border situation?
    A) P Chidambaram
    B) Shashi Tharoor 
    C) Rakesh Yadav
    D) Rupesh Sinha
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    The Standing Committee on External Affairs, which will examine the relations between the two Asian powers – India and China, is headed by Shashi Tharoor, Congress member of the Lok Sabha.


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