Current Affairs Quiz: October 15, 2018

Current Affairs 15 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. India and Australia held the second “2+2” secretary level dialogue in which city?
    A)Sydney
    B)Canberra
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and Australia held the second “2+2” secretary level dialogue in Canberra during which key issues related to their strategic and defence ties were discussed and the two countries underlined the need for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

  2. What is India’s rank in the latest global index on Right to Information in 2018?
    A)1st
    B)5th
    C)4th
    D)6th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has slipped four positions in the last seven years, to settle at the 6th rank in the latest global index on Right to Information.Afghanistan topped the list.
  3. Which former Indian captain’s technology start-up Spektacom Technologies launched the “Power Bat” ?
    A)Anil Kumble
    B)Rahul Dravid
    C)Saurav Ganguly
    D)MS Dhoni
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former India captain Anil Kumble’s technology start-up Spektacom Technologies launched the “Power Bat” – a unique tool powered by Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services.

  4. Which country’s cabinet agreed to abolish the death penalty and halt pending executions?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Malaysia
    C)Iran
    D)Iraq
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Malaysia Cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty and halt pending executions, a move that has been hailed by International Human Rights groups and foreign diplomats.

  5. The World Bank launched a new fund intended to help insure vulnerable countries against natural disasters. How much fund is allocated for the same?
    A)$50 million
    B)$250 million
    C)$150 million
    D)$100 million
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Bank launched a new $150 million fund intended to help insure vulnerable countries against natural disasters and the increasing risk of climate change-linked crises.

  6. Who has been declared as the official mascot for the Odisha’s Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018?
    A)Truise
    B)Olive
    C)Salmon
    D)Olly
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Turtle “Olly” has been declared as the official mascot for the Odisha’s Men’s Hockey World Cup, scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar from November 28 to December 16, 2018.

  7. Who has become the youngest Indian to make a century on his Test Debut on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot?
    A)Pawan Negi
    B)Shardul Thakur
    C)Prithvi Shaw
    D)Parthiv Patel
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to make a century on his Test Debut on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot.

  8. Which state to get the “Oscar for best policies” at a UN ceremony in Rome”?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Mizoram
    C)Sikkim
    D)Nagaland
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The “100 per cent organic state” Sikkim,the first in the world, will get the “Oscar for best policies” at a UN ceremony in Rome”and it bolsters efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

  9. Who has been announced as the winner of the New Academy prize in literature 2018?
    A)Nadia Murad
    B)Maryse Conde
    C)Arthur Askin
    D)James Allison
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Conde has been announced as the winner of the New Academy prize in literature, a one-off award intended to fill the void left by the cancellation of this year’s scandal-dogged Nobel prize for literature.

  10. What is the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird day 2018?
    A)Stand Up for Bird Rights
    B)Unifying Our voices for Bird Conservation
    C)Bird and Us
    D)Bird Nature and Us
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Migratory Bird day is now celebrated twice a year, on the second Saturday of May and in October.The theme for this year is “Unifying our voices for Bird Conservation”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Guadeloupe?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Basse Terre
    C)Kiev
    D)Uganda
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the currency of Guadeloupe?
    A)Ruble
    B)Dollar
    C)Rupee
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Food and Agriculture Organisation?
    A)London
    B)Paris
    C)Rome
    D)Kiev
    View Answer
    Option C

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