Current Affairs Quiz: October 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. India’s first cryptocurrency ATM was launched in which city?
    A)Dehradun
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)Bengaluru
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Despite the government and Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) crackdown on cryptocurrency in India, virtual currency exchange Unocoin has installed a currency deposit and dispensing ATM at Kemp Fort Mall in Bengaluru.

  2. Which country’s PM arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit to India and discussed details about Jaffna?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Nepal
    C)SriLanka
    D)Australia
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is arriving in New Delhi this evening on a three-day visit to India. He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his stay.

  3. Which state’s shahi litchi has recently got GI tag?
    A)Haryana
    B)Sikkim
    C)Karnataka
    D)Bihar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    After Katrani rice, Jardalu mango and Magahi paan (betel vine), Bihar’s Shahi Litchi has got the GI tag and has become an exclusive brand in the national and international market.

  4. Which state to hold first ever corporate social responsibility Summit 2018?
    A)Haryana
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Karnataka
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Haryana will organise its first ever corporate social responsibility in Gurugram on November 12

  5. In a move aimed at promoting digital transactions, which organisation has released operational guidelines to facilitate payments among prepaid payments instruments(PPI)?
    A)SEBI
    B)RBI
    C)NABARD
    D)IRDA
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a move aimed at promoting digital transactions, the RBI has released operational guidelines to facilitate payments among prepaid payments instruments(PPI).

  6. Which company is the largest IT company servicing banks?
    A)Wipro
    B)Infosys
    C)TCS
    D)Accenture
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    TCS quarterly earnings from the financial sector have edged past that of Accenture Plc, which is nearly double its size, making the Mumbai-based company the world’s largest pure play information technology and consulting firm servicing mega banks and insurers.

  7. According to Gartner, global IT Spending to grow by how much percent in 2019?
    A)4.0%
    B)3.2%
    C)2.5%
    D)3.5%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Driven by increased Cloud adoption, worldwide IT Spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by market research firm Gartner.

  8. The Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 begins in which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Tokyo
    C)Muscat
    D)Brussels
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy begins in Muscat,Oman. In their first round-robin match, defending champions India will face hosts Oman.

  9. Who became the first Indian to win a silver medal in archery at the Youth Olympic Games?
    A)Akash Malik
    B)Abhishek Verma
    C)Rajat Chauhan
    D)Deepak Malik
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Akash Malik became the first Indian to win a silver medal in archery at the Youth Olympic Games. The 16-year-old suffered a defeat in the final to USA’s Trenton Cowles 0-6 in the men’s recurve event.

  10. Which FC clinched their second Puttaiah Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win over Madras Engineering Group (MEG)?
    A)Mumbai FC
    B)Lucknow FC
    C)Bengaluru FC
    D)Pune FC
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru FC clinched their second Puttaiah Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win over Madras Engineering Group (MEG) in the final of the 2018 edition of the competition at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bengaluru.

  11. Who is the author of “Maharana Pratap: The invincible Warrior”?
    A)HM Praveen
    B)Rima Hooja
    C)Arundhati Roy
    D)Seema Ahuja
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A new book on Maharana Pratap named “Maharana Pratap:The invincible Warrior” authored by historian Rima Hooja has been released.

  12. “There is no God” is the book based on which personality?
    A)Nikola Tesla
    B)Nelson Mandela
    C)Stephen Hawking
    D)Sachin Tendulkar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ”There is no God” that’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking whose final book is published recently.

  13. The awarding ceremony of Breakthrough Prize 2018 will take place in which city?
    A)New York
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)California
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced 9 recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.

  14. Recently, ND Tiwari passed away. He was related to which field?
    A)Scientist
    B)Singer
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand CM Narayan Dutt Tiwari passed away in a private hospital in Delhi. He was 93 years old.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of RBI?
    A)Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is HQ of TCS?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is HQ of Gartner?
    A)France
    B)UK
    C)USA
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C

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