Current Affairs Quiz: October 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking which birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
    A)165th
    B)145th
    C)150th
    D)140th
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

  2. Who will head the committee to examine modalities for revenue mobilisation in case of natural calamities and disasters?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Bimal Jalan
    C)Sushil Modi
    D)Bibek Debroy
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government constituted a seven-member ministerial panel headed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi to examine modalities for revenue mobilisation in case of natural calamities and disasters.

  3. Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that 1.5 lakh primary health centres(PHCs) and sub-centres will be converted into wellness centres by which year?

    A)2030
    B)2025
    C)2019
    D)2022

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that 1.5 lakh primary health centres(PHCs) and sub-centres will be converted into wellness centres by 2022.

  4. Which state government unanimously passed a resolution to declare cow the “Rashtra Mata” or the mother of the nation?
    A)Haryana
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Uttarakhand
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Uttarakhand Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to declare cow the “Rashtra Mata” or the mother of the nation.

  5. Three-day conclave Kalahandi Dialogue was held in which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Odisha
    C)Manipur
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Inaugurating the three-day conclave Kalahandi Dialogue, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the Regional Research And Technology Transfer Station(RRTTS),Bhawanipatna will henceforth be the Centre of Excellence for cotton, tropical fruit, crops and aromatic rice.

  6. RBI will inject how much amount into the system through purchase of government bonds in October to meet the festival season demand for funds?
    A)36000 cr
    B)30000 cr
    C)25000 cr
    D)20000 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    RBI announced that it will inject Rs. 36000 crore liquidity into the system through purchase of government bonds in October to meet the festival season demand for funds.

  7. With which country,India signed 17 agreements to boost connectivity and set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Uzbekistan
    C)China
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and Uzbekistan set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion to be achieved within two years and agreed to boost connectivity as the two sides signed 17 agreements across a range of sectors following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in New delhi.

  8. According to RBI,India’s external debt declined by how much percent at end June 2018?
    A)2.5
    B)2.8
    C)3.5
    D)2.0
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s external debt declined 2.8 per cent to USD 514.4 billion at June-end over the previous quarter on account of a decrease in commercial borrowings, short-term debt and non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits.

  9. Which application tops UPI payments with over 33% market share?
    A)Freecharge
    B)Paytm
    C)PhonePe
    D)Tez
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Paytm said it registered over 137 million UPI transactions in September, becoming the leading contributor to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments with over 33 per cent of the overall market share.

  10. Who was appointed as special representative of young people by UNICEF?
    A)Ajay Singh
    B)Preeti Sharan
    C)Dilip Shenoy
    D)Ravi Venkatesan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The UNICEF has appointed Ravi Venkatesan has its special representative of young people.

  11. Who was appointed as Chief Economist by IMF?
    A)Sanjay Bhattarcharya
    B)Gita Gopinath
    C)Jayant Mathew
    D)Ajay Tyagi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    IMF has appointed Gita Gopinath as its Chief economist.

  12. Who was elected as the president of the prestigious Indian Newspaper Society?

    A)Jayant Mammen Mathew
    B)Gita Saran
    C)Chuck Robbins
    D)Bimal Jalan

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jayant Mammen Mathew, Executive Editor of Malayala Manorama, was elected as the president of the prestigious Indian Newspaper Society.

  13. Who was appointed as first chief of National Financial Reporting Authority(NFRA)?

    A)Anil Khosla
    B)Ajit Mohan
    C)Abhirup Bhattarcharya
    D)Rangachari Sridharan

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rangachari Sridharan was appointed as first chief of National Financial Reporting Authority(NFRA).

  14. Who were awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering work in the fight against cancer?
    A)James P Allison
    B)Tasuko Honjo
    C)Both a and b
    D)Paul Rhymes
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    James P.Allison of the USA and Tasuko Honjo of Japan were jointly awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering work in the fight against cancer.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons ?
    A)Human and Ageism
    B) Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions
    C)Stepping into the Future
    D)Take a stand against Ageism
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1each year to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.The theme this year is, “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of International Monetary Fund?
    A)Paris
    B)London
    C)Washington DC
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

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