Current Affairs Quiz: September 12, 2018

Current Affairs 12 September 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which country joined elite group of countries capable of air to air fuel transfer recently?
    A)Pakistan
    B)SriLanka
    C)USA
    D)India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The first ever mid air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out, placing India in an elite group of countries having air-to-air refuelling capacity for military planes.

  2. Minster of Railways launched which portal for upgrading its infrastructure, technology, hygiene among host of other things?
    A)Rail Sahyog
    B)Rail Swachta
    C)Rail Connect
    D)Rail Urja
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Inspired by the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister for a New India by 2022, Railways is taking various initiatives for upgrading its infrastructure, technology, hygiene among host of other things for an enhanced passenger experience. Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal launched a web portal “Rail Sahyog”.
  3. Chief Minister of which state launched first bus service recently with Nepal to strengthen their relations?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Haryana
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bihar and Nepal are now connected by bus. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off the first bus service between Bihar and Nepal.

  4. India’s first railway university started operations in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Vadodara
    D)Surat
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The first of its kind university in the country on the transport sector, the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), started operations this week. Currently, it is functioning out of the National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.

  5. National Green Tribunal has appointed whom to head the committee to monitor disposal of garbage in an eco-friendly manner across the country?
    A)Dipak Mishra
    B)Vishwajit Rai
    C)DK Jain
    D)AB Mathur
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Green Tribunal has appointed three committees to monitor disposal of garbage in an eco-friendly manner across the country. The apex monitoring committee will be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice D K Jain.
  6. Which state structures have been recognized as heritage structures at the 69th International Executive Council meeting of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID 2018) held in Saskatoon, Canada last month?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)West Bengal
    D)Telangana
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sadarmatt anicut located in Medampally in Nirmal district and Pedda Cheruvu in Kamareddy district have been nominated as heritage structures at the 69th International Executive Council meeting of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID 2018) held in Saskatoon, Canada last month.
  7. Which airport became the first airport in the country to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru International Airport(BAIL) is planning to roll out face recognition facility for the passengers of select airlines in a bid to make the boarding process paperless. The airport operator has inked a deal with Lisbon-based biometric solutions service provider, Vision Box, to implement this technology at the airport.

  8. Which state government signed MoU with Indian Oil Corporation to set up an ethanol plant for Rs 900 crore?
    A)Odisha
    B)Jharkhand
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Haryana
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Haryana government on September 10 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Oil Corporation to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat with an outlay of over Rs 900 cr.

  9. Samsung opened its world’s largest mobile experience centre in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Pune
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Looking to further cement its position in India, South Korean tech major Samsung set up what is arguably the world’s largest mobile experience centre in Bengaluru,barely two months after it opened its biggest mobile factory in Noida.

  10. A two-day India UAE Partnership Summit will be held in which city?
    A)Riyadh
    B)Mumbai
    C)Dubai
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    A two-day India UAE Partnership Summit will be held in Dubai from October 30. We are delighted to support the second IUPS being organised by the Business Leaders Forum (BLF). Its objectives and agenda fit perfectly into efforts to promote the strategic partnership between India and the United Arab Emirates.

  11. “Nomadic Elephant 2018” exercise is a exercise between India and which other country?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Mongolia
    C)Egypt
    D)USA
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indo Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant 2018, commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area, Ullanbaatar ,Mongolia.

  12. The World Economic Forum for the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations began in which country?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)Vietnam
    D)Indonesia
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Economic Forum for the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations began in Vietnam amid the ban of two human rights activists by Vietnamese authorities. Amnesty International said in a statement that Vietnam refused entry to its senior director of global operations, Minar Pimple, who was to due to speak on diversity and pluralism.

  13. Which country declared an official end to the world’s recorded listeria outbreak?
    A)South Africa
    B)Indonesia
    C)India
    D)Pakistan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    South Africa declared an official end to the world’s recorded listeria outbreak after it killed 216 people and sickened more than 1,000 since early 2017.

  14. According to Nomura,how many countries are at risk of exchange rate crisis?
    A)9
    B)8
    C)7
    D)4
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    7 countries including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Turkey are at risk of exchange rate crisis as investors re-assess their risks following the contagion in Argentina and Turkey, a new index by Nomura says.

  15. Recently,Hurricane Florence devastated which country?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Indonesia
    D)USA
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hurricane Florence,packing sustained winds of 140 mph (220 km/h), seems to have its sights set on the Carolinas. Hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate along the coast of North and South Carolina and Virginia, according to news reports.

  16. Unlimit, the only end-to-end IoT service provider in India, part of Reliance ADA Group, announced its partnership with which telecom operator?
    A)Idea
    B)Jio
    C)BSNL
    D)Airtel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Unlimit, the only end-to-end IoT service provider in India, part of Reliance ADA Group, announced its partnership with State-owned BSNL. The partnership provides comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services to the enterprise customers across India. Through this partnership, Unlimit will leverage BSNL’s ubiquitous and seamless wireless network footprint pan India to provide its solutions and services across industries.

  17. Which payments bank tied up with Financial Software and Systems(FSS) to create payments network for unorganized retail?
    A)Jio Payments Bank
    B)Fincare Small Finance Bank
    C)India Post Payment Bank
    D)Fino Payments Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a move aimed at creating a payments acceptance network for unorganized retail including small merchants and kirana stores where consumers can make payments,IPPB has partnered with Financial Software and Systems(FSS), a payments technology company to ensure that micro-merchants are able to accept payments over any channel – online, unified payments interface (UPI), quick-response (QR) codes, Aadhaar and IPPB accounts.
  18. The ICC has decided to accord ODI status to India and Pakistan’s group league matches against which country in the upcoming Asia Cup?
    A)Netherlands
    B)China
    C)Hong Kong
    D)USA
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The ICC has decided to accord ODI status to India and Pakistan’s group league matches against Hong Kong in the upcoming Asia Cup, starting September 15.

  19. Who is the winner of this year’s Paul Baran Young Scholar Award 2018?
    A) Nandakumar Rajalakshmi
    B)Sreelakshmi Nyer
    C)Anita Sahai
    D)N Natrajan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nandakumar Rajalakshmi is the winner of this year’s Young Scholar Award for her outstanding research work in detecting life-threatening symptoms using smartphones.
  20. Who was awarded with Outstanding Investigator Award by the US National Cancer Institute?
    A)Atulya Abhishek
    B)Arun Nair
    C)Nandakumar Rajalakshmi
    D)Arul Chinnaiyan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The US National Cancer Institute has give the “Outstanding Investigator Award”to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan, and $6.5 million in funding over seven years, to identify cancer biomarkers to improve diagnosis and develop new targeted therapies.

  21. Which country based charity has been awarded the 2018 Balzan Prize for humanitarian achievement?

    A)Japan
    B)Switzerland
    C)India
    D)China

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    An international children rights charity based in Switzerland has been awarded the 2018 Balzan Prize for humanitarian achievement.

  22. Who was conferred “Honorsis Causa”by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM)?
    A)Arvind Subramaniyam
    B)Bibek Debroy
    C)PS Jayakumar
    D)Raghuram Rajan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, was conferred “Honorsis Causa”by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM).

  23. Who is the author of the book “The Rule Breakers”?
    A)Amitav Ghosh
    B)Vikram Seth
    C)Preeti Shenoy
    D)Chetan Bhagat
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, “The Rule Breakers”.The book claims to explore complex themes of women’s equality, gender, and inclusion among others.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is University of Engineering and Management(UEM) located?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the capital of Switzerland?
    A)London
    B)New York
    C)Amsterdam
    D)Bern
    View Answer
    Option D

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