Current Affairs Quiz: October 15, 2017

Current Affairs 15 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Noted educational administrator Satish Chandra passed away recently. He wrote which subject’s NCERT’s textbooks in 1970s?
    A) Geography
    B) History
    C) Science
    D) Mathematics
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
         Veteran historian of medieval India and noted educational administrator Satish Chandra has passed away.
  2. Who has been named as the next Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?
    A) Audrey Azoulay
    B) Irina Bokova
    C) Abella Martin
    D) Barbara Thomas
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
       UNESCO’s executive board has chosen former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the UN cultural agency’s next leader over a Qatari candidate in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions.
  3. Who has been appointed as the Business Head of ‘MobiKwik Payment Gateway’?
    A) Upasana Taku
    B) Rumaila Shikhawat
    C) Kinjal Rana
    D) Rukaiya Rangwala
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
       MobiKwik, mobile wallet major and a payment gateway provider announced the appointment of Rukaiya Rangwala as the Business Head of ‘MobiKwik Payment Gateway’ to drive the growth of the entity.
  4. Which of the following state government treasuries department has signed an MOU with State Bank of India for integration of SBI e-Pay with cyber treasury?
    A) Goa
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
         
  5. Name the mobile application launched by state run Union Bank of India as part of its drive to digitise customer-facing banking services.
    A) Union Suraksha
    B) Union Sahan
    C) Union Sahyog
    D) Union Sahayta
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
       Union Bank of India has launched an Android app, Union Sahyog, as part of its drive to digitise customer-facing banking services.
  6. Which of the following banks announced the takeover of micro finance lender Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Laxmi Vilas Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
       The Board of Directors of IndusInd Bank Ltd and Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd have approved the merger of two companies through a composite scheme of arrangement.  
  7. Which of the following cities is going to host International Puppet Festival from October 26?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Delhi
    C) Jaipur
    D) Jaisalmer
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Kolkata is all set to host an international Puppet festival from October 26. The puppet festival is aimed at regenerating the emotions attached to puppetry and it will be held at Mohorkunj in Kolkata.   
  8. At which of the Indian Institute of Technology, world’s largest combustion research centre has been inaugurated?
    A) IIT, Roorkee
    B) IIT, Delhi
    C) IIT, Madras
    D) IIT, Bombay
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     The world’s largest combustion research centre which will impart a major boost to the Indian scientific community has been inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.   
  9. Which of the following railway station of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay?
    A) Jhansi Junction railway station
    B) Mughalsarai railway station
    C) Bahraich railway station
    D) Bareilly City railway station
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
     The Mughalsarai railway station of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station.   
  10. With which of the following country has India launched ‘Startup Sambandh’ initiative, a mechanism to foster greater cooperation among start-ups and help both countries enter each other’s markets?
    A) Sweden
    B) Egypt
    C) Singapore
    D) Canada
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
      A Sweden-India ‘Startup Sambandh’ initiative has been launched by Invest India and Founders Alliance in Sweden for higher cooperation among start-ups.   
  11. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act that has come into effect from October 12 was passed by parliament in March 2016. It was passed to replace the BIS Act of ________
    A) 1988
    B) 1998
    C) 1986
    D) 1992
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
      Parliament had, in March 2016, passed the law to replace the BIS Act of 1986.   
  12. Experimental vaccines cAd3-EBOZ and rVSV-ZEBOV have been found safe and effective for which of the following?
    A) Polio
    B) Hepatitis B
    C) AIDS
    D) Ebola
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
       According to a large clinical trial in Liberia, two experimental Ebola vaccines — cAd3-EBOZ and rVSV-ZEBOV — are safe and can elicit immune response that lasts for at least one year. 

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