Current Affairs Quiz: October 18, 2017

Current Affairs 18 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Richard Wilbur, who passes away recently was an American _________
    A) poet

    B) singer
    C) politician
    D) actor
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Richard Wilbur (American), whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as the national poet laureate has passed away.
  2. Who among the following is selected for Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16?
    A) Vikram Vadhera
    B) SN Krishna
    C) TM Krishna
    D) Pratham Ventakaraman
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
      Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16.
  3. Who among the following has been selected for the Padma Prabha Puraskaram for the year 2017?
    A) Prabha Varma
    B) Keshav Kumar
    C) Radha Shankar
    D) Vishal Vadhera
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Eminent poet, lyricist and journalist Prabha Varma has been selected for the Padma Prabha Puraskaram this year.
  4. Who among the following is going to be honoured with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award?
    A) AR Rahman
    B) Asha Bhosle
    C) Vishwanathan Anand
    D) Javed Akhtar
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is being honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
  5. Which of the following banks has committed Rs 156 crore to fund first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to be constructed at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity-PPP Model?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Private sector Yes Bank has committed Rs 156 crore to fund first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to be constructed at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity-PPP Model.
  6. Which of the following bank has partnered with Abu Dhabi Global Markets for collaboration to further foster cross-border exchange between the two countries?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Yes Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to further foster cross-border exchange between the fintech ecosystems of the United Arab Emirates and India.
  7. Mahindra & Mahindra has launched which programme to empower women working in the agriculture sector by promoting efficient and ergonomic farm tools and equipment?
    A) Sahayak
    B) Sahyog
    C) Prerna
    D) Chhavi
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     Prerna
    The project will be initially launched in the state of Odisha, with the intention to positively impact the lives of over 1,500 families across 30-plus villages.
  8. Which of the following e-commerce company has tied up with Union Textile Ministry to work directly with weavers and elevate their economic stature.
    A) Snapdeal
    B) Amazon
    C) Jabong
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     E-commerce major Myntra launched its CSR initiative in association with the Union Textile Ministry, to work directly with weavers and elevate their economic stature.
  9. Where in Delhi is the is the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) being inaugurated by PM Modi in October 2017?
    A) Okhla
    B) Badarpur
    C) Sarita Vihar
    D) Tughlakabad
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
     On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Delhi’s Sarita Vihar.
  10. What is the budget of first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an apex institute under the ministry of AYUSH?
    A) Rs 175 crore
    B) Rs 167 crore
    C) Rs 145 crore
    D) Rs 157 crore
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
     The All India Institute of Ayurveda, set up on a total area of 10.015 acres on a budget of Rs 157 crore, is the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry to hold the coveted National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
  11. In October 2017, how many countries were elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly?
    A) 15
    B) 14
    C) 13
    D) 16
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
     In a vote, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected.
    They will serve a three-year term from January 1, 2018.
  12. Where is the headqurters of Yes Bank situated?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
       Option C
     

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