Current Affairs Quiz: October 17, 2017

Current Affairs 17 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned which Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam’s Naval Dockyard?
    A) Simgam

    B) Dilpam
    C) Kiltan
    D) Litwan
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned the third of the four indigenously-built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes “INS Kiltan” under Project 28 (Kamorta class) into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam’s Naval Dockyard.
  2. Name the head of parliamentary panel constituted to examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces and review the accidents involving strategic defence assets?
    A) S N Srikrishna
    B) K P Kriplani
    C) B C Khanduri
    D) M Y Khatter
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     BJP MP B C Khanduri
  3. According to an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report, which of the following states in India records 39% of cancer cases in India, highest in any state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
      Cancer is strengthening its grip across India, and reportedly, Haryana has a major share, with over 39% of cases recorded in the state.
  4. Which of the following city will host International Cherry Blossom Festival in November 2017?
    A) Shillong
    B) Kolkata
    C) Guwahati
    D) Ranchi
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Shillong, capital city of Meghalaya will hold the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11.
  5. Name the long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft which was dispatched by Indian Navy to Manila to undertake a Search and Rescue (SAR) for missing sailors of a merchant vessel that sank off the coast of Philippines?
    A) P-4I
    B) P-8I
    C) I-8P
    D) I-4P
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
     The Indian Navy has dispatched a P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Manila to undertake a Search and Rescue (SAR) for missing sailors of a merchant vessel that sank off the coast of Philippines.
  6. Which of the following has become the first nation to accept Bitcoins as payment for its ‘investment citizenship’ program?
    A) Soloman Islands
    B) Philippines
    C) Vanuatu
    D) Greenland
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
      Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago, has become the first nation to accept Bitcoins as payment for its ‘investment citizenship’ program.
  7. According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, India’s annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) remained to how much percent in September 2017?
    A) 2.6%
    B) 2.4%
    C) 2.7%
    D) 2.3%
    View Answer
       Option A 
    Explanation:
     According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, cooling of food prices helped ease India’s annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), with the revised base year of 2011-12, in September to 2.6 per cent.
  8. What is the latest FIFA ranking of India as of October 2017?
    A) 101
    B) 110
    C) 103
    D) 105
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the latest FIFA rankings in October 2017.
  9. Which of the following wrestler has become the first Indian woman wrestler to sign a WWE developmental contract?
    A) Kavita Devi
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Sonika Kaliraman
    D) Vinesh Phogat
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Kavita Devi, who was part of the WWE’s Mae Young classic tournament, has made history by becoming the first ever woman wrestler from India to be awarded a WWE developmental contract.
  10. India’s first Olympic _______ Shamsher Khan has passed away recently.
    A) Boxer
    B) Shuttler
    C) Footballer
    D) Swimmer
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     Shamsher Khan was the first swimmer to represent India in Olympics. He narrowly missed a medal, finishing fourth in 200 meter butterfly and breaststroke events in Melbourne Games.
  11. Lekh Tandon has passed away recently. He belonged to which of the following field?
    A) Journalism
    B) Cinema
    C) Medicine
    D) Writer
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
     Filmmaker Lekh Tandon has passed away. Mr. Tandon is credited with discovering actor Shah Rukh Khan by casting him in his TV serial Dil Dariya in 1988.
  12. Punyaslok Dasgupta passed away recently. He was a/an _____
    A) engineer
    B) dancer
    C) poet
    D) lyricist
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Poet Punyaslok Dasgupta known for his simplicity and loved by the common man, has passed away.
  13. Veteran player Choirul Huda from Indonesia passed away recently. He belonged to which of the following sports?
    A) Volleyball
    B) Basketball
    C) Football
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda has passed away.
  14. A book titled “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams” containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has been co-authored by whom?
    A) John Nyren and Robert Nye
    B) Jeff Nuttall and Dorothy Mills 
    C) Bryan Magee and Martin Madan
    D) Jubie John and Saji Mathew 
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     The book is co-authored by Saji Mathew and Jubie John and published by Bloomsbury in collaboration with NGO LetterFarms.
  15. Who won the singles title of 2017 Tianjin Open?
    A) Maria Sharapova
    B) Aryna Sabalenka
    C) Sara Errani
    D) Venus Williams
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     The 2017 Tianjin Open was a women’s professional tennis tournament.
    Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova won her first title since returning from a 15-month doping ban, clinching the Tianjin Open.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Name the current president of Philippines.
    A) Reuven Rivlin
    B) Viktor Orbán
    C) António Costa
    D) Rodrigo Duterte
    View Answer
       Option D
     
  2. Where is the headquarters of  World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. located?
    A) United States
    B) United Kingdom
    C) South Africa
    D) North Korea
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with revenue also coming from film, music, video games, product licensing, and direct product sales. 
  3. What is the currency of Philippines?
    A) Franc
    B) Dollar
    C) Rial
    D) Peso
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
      Capital – Manila

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