Current Affairs Quiz: October 14, 2017

Current Affairs 14 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. “The Coalition Years — 1996-2012” whose third volume was released recently is the autobiography of whom?
    A) Prakash Javadekar
    B) Pranab Mukherjee
    C) Mohammad Hamid Ansari
    D) Jairam Ramesh
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
         The third volume of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s autobiography titled “The Coalition Years — 1996-2012” has been released.  
  2. Who among the following actors was honoured with ‘Shivarama Karanth Huttura Prashasti’ in October 2017?
    A) Prakash Raj
    B) Kamal Haasan
    C) Manoj Bajpai
    D) Irrfan Khan
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
        Prakash Raj   
  3. Name the book presented by HRD Minsiter Prakash Javedkar to Pranab Mukherjee which is a compilation of convocation addresses given by the latter.
    A) Vachana-Sangraha
    B) Gorakha-Sangraha
    C) Sarva-Sangraha
    D) Guru-Sangraha
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
        Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presented a book “Guru-Sangraha” which is a compilation of convocation addresses given by Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India. The book has been prepared by National Book Trust of India.   
  4. Name the CEO and vice chairman of Samsung Electronics who announced his resignation in October 2017?
    A) Kwon Seo-yeon
    B) Kwon Seo-hyeon
    C) Kwon Oh-hyun
    D) Kwon Ji-woo
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
        Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung Electronics’ CEO, vice chairman, and the head of its hugely successful components business, has announced his resignation.    
  5. Who has been appointed as the next ambassador to China in October 2017?
    A) Gautam H. Bambawale
    B) Vijay Gokhale
    C) Sirish N. Bambawale
    D) Ajay Kumar Bhagaria
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       India’s high commissioner to Pakistan Gautam H. Bambawale has been appointed as next ambassador to China. Bambawale is believed to be an expert on China. He will replace Vijay Gokhale in China.    
  6. Who has become the 1st cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee?
    A) Tamim Iqbal
    B) Mushfiqur Rahim
    C) Shakib Al Hasan
    D) Mohammad Ashraful
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
       All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee under the chairmanship of Mike Gatting.   
  7. ___________ Football team captain Arjen Robben announced the end of his international career.
    A) Austria
    B) Slovakia
    C) Italy
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
       Netherlands captain Arjen Robben announced the end of his international career after his country failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals despite a 2-0 win over Sweden.   
  8. What is the name given to Sun-like star which have been found by astronomers and which is around 350 light-years away consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths?
    A) Kronos
    B) Pronos
    C) Hromos
    D) Dromos
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
        Dubbed Kronos after the child-eating Titan of Greek mythology, the star is the clearest and most dramatic case yet of a Sun-like star consuming its own planets.   
  9. Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) joined hands with which of the following banks to extend the benefits of its holistic solutions for the disposal of all types of pre-owned vehicles and equipment?
    A) Vijaya Bank
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
        Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL), a platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment, joined hands with the State Bank of India (SBI) to extend the benefits of its holistic solutions for the disposal of all types of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.   
  10. Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up with which of the following companies to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’?
    A) Apple
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
       Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms.   
  11. Where did the central government approve the setting up of country’s first Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode?
    A) Surat and Varanasi
    B) Haridwar and Ahmedabad
    C) Ahmedabad and Varanasi
    D) Haridwar and Varanasi
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
       The Centre has approved setting up of sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Haridwar and Varanasi in the public-private partnership mode for a combined cost of ₹324.69 crore under its Namami Gange programme.   
  12. Which of the following state government announced financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh for remarriage of widows in the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
       Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a slew of measures for women in the State, including a financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh for remarriage of widows.   
  13. Which of the following country will host the ‘International AYUSH Conference and Exhibition 2017’, Dubai’s first-ever AYUSH conference in November 2017?
    A) India
    B) Bangladesh
    C) China
    D) Germany
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       India will hold Dubai’s first-ever AYUSH conference next month to spread awareness about the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases through Yoga and Ayurveda.   
  14. Where in India has MasterCard launched its innovation centre to focus on solving “India-specific” problems in the areas of technology and financial enablement?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mangalore
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     MasterCard announced the launch of its innovation centre to focus on solving “India-specific” problems in the areas of technology and financial enablement. This would be their second innovation centre, after Singapore, in Asia and ninth globally.     
  15. Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt visited which country to participate in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with country’s Marine Self Defence Force?
    A) Germany
    B) France
    C) Japan
    D) Kosovo
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt will participate in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force.     
  16. Where did the 5th India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” conducted in October 2017?
    A) Puri
    B) Nashik
    C) Pune
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
        The fifth India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” focusing on counter-terrorism operations kicked off at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra.   
  17. Which two countries have decided to withdraw from UNESCO?
    A) USA, Israel
    B) USA, Netherlands
    C) Israel, Denmark
    D) Denmark, Netherlands
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       The United States has withdrawn from the Paris-based UNESCO, which over what the country claims, is the organisation’s “continuing anti-Israel bias”.
    Israel also joined USA for the same.
  18. According to Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2017, which city crowned as top spot for attracting business and talent?
    A) Tokyo
    B) Delhi
    C) London
    D) California
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
       London has retained its rank as the number one city in the world shrugging off Brexit worries, according to Global Power City Index (GPCI).   
  19. Which of the following city has been named as the world’s safest city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017?
    A) Tokyo
    B) Berlin
    C) Ottawa
    D) London
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       Japanese capital city Tokyo has topped The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017, which ranked 60 cities on parameters including personal and health security.
    Delhi and Mumbai have ranked 43rd and 45th respectively
  20. Which of the following banks has started a new initiative called SME Assist to provide short-term working capital demand loans to its MSME clients?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       The new initiative of SBI, called SME Assist, would offer loans to MSME customers on the basis of their input credit claims under Goods and Services Tax (GST). The loans will be offered at a concessional rate of interest.    
  21. Which of the following banks has launched SmartUp zones in its branches across India to collaborate with the start-up community in the country?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
      HDFC Bank     
  22. According to the Reserve Bank of India, Gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio for NBFCs increased to _______ at end-March 2017 from 2.9 per cent at end-March 2012.
    A) 4.8%
    B) 4%
    C) 4.5%
    D) 5%
    View Answer
       Option D
    5%   
  23. According to a Crisil report, banks are likely to need nearly _______ this fiscal as provisioning for large NPA accounts in the current financial year.
    A) Rs 3.3 lakh crore
    B) Rs 4.2 lakh crore
    C) Rs 2.4 lakh crore
    D) Rs 4.8 lakh crore
    View Answer
       Option A
       
  24. When is World Arthritis Day observed annually?
    A) 13 October
    B) 11 October
    C) 12 October
    D) 14 october
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
       12 October
    This year’s theme for World Arthritis Day is ‘It’s in your hands, take action’.   

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    Thankyou Shubhra Mam 🙂

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