Current Affairs Quiz: October 21, 2018

Current Affairs 21 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. India’s first railway station inside tunnel to be built up in which state?
    A)Punjab
    B)J&K
    C)Sikkim
    D)Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur Manali Leh Line close to the Sino India border.

  2. Which railway zone launched two mobile apps, “NCR RASTA” and “Yatri Rasta”?
    A)East Central railway
    B)South East Central Railway
    C)North Central railways
    D)Western Railways
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The North Central Railways(NCR) launched two mobile apps, “NCR RASTA” and “Yatri Rasta”, for its employees and passengers, respectively, for locating assets and stations.

  3. Which country will host the 4th edition of Global Partner Forum 2018?
    A)SriLanka
    B)India
    C)UK
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India will host the 4th edition of Global Partner Forum on 12th and 13th December 2018 in NewDelhi.

  4. Which state is all set to become a smoke free state in India?
    A)Uttrakhand
    B)Chhatisgarh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kerala is now set to become the first smoke free state in the country with public sector oil companies eyeing 100% LPG penetration here.

  5. Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan inaugurated which mobile application for women safety?
    A)Raksha
    B)Roudram
    C)Ronil
    D)Romit
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan inaugurated a mobile app called “Roudram”created by a student named Sudha to empower women. Roudram app aims at giving women assistance in times of emergency.

  6. Festival Kati Bihu is celebrated in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Assam
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Assam’s third Bihu festival, known as Kati Bihu, was being celebrated across the state.

  7. The IRDAI has formed a panel to study feasibility of paying claims in instalments.Who will head this committee?
    A)Ravi Bhattacharya
    B)Abhay Singh
    C)S Siva
    D)Suresh Mathur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The IRDAI has formed a panel to examine the feasibility of payment of general and health insurance claims in instalments.In order to examine the proposal, the regulator has constituted a working group with Suresh Mathur, ED (Health), IRDAI, as its chairman.
  8. Who will head the parliamentary panel that will examine the functioning of retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation?
    A)Ajay Tyagi
    B)Suresh Marthur
    C)AB Mathur
    D)Kirit Somaiya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A parliamentary panel will examine the functioning of retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation , its coverage and recovery of arrears. The panel will be headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya and has selected a wide range of subjects related to labourers.

  9. Which government has made the man animal conflict a “State Declared Disaster”?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Uttrakhand
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The UP Government has made the man animal conflict a “State Declared Disaster”bringing such incidents under the ambit of State Disaster Response Fund(SDRF) to ensure better coordination and relief during such mishaps in the state.

  10. According to the findings of an ongoing Rural Development Ministry Survey,which state’s village is the country’s best developed village?

    A)Bihar
    B)Karnataka
    C)Kerala
    D)Sikkim

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kuligod in Karnataka’s Belagavi district is the country’s best developed village, but more than a third of the gram panchayats ranked in the top 10 are in Andhra Pradesh, according to the findings of an ongoing Rural Development Ministry Survey.

  11. The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa(DNT) will form new government in which country?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)Nepal
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa(DNT) will form new government in Bhutan.

  12. Which country made world largest amphibious aircraft AG600?
    A)Japan
    B)France
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    China’s home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world’s largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters.

  13. Who is the author of the book “Yogi Adityanath”The Rise of a Saffron Socialist”?
    A)Kiran Desai
    B)Aravind Adiga
    C)Pravin Kumar
    D)Arundhati Roy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The biography of UP Chief Minister “Yogi Adityanath”The Rise of a Saffron Socialist”is now amongst best seller books. The book written by Pravin Kumar.

  14. Which veteran commentator has come up with his new book “Indian Sports:Conversations and Reflections”?
    A)Sushil Doshi
    B)Vijayan Bala
    C)Ravi Chaturvedi
    D)Praveen Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran commentator and cricket statiscian Vijayan Bala has come up with his new book “Indian Sports:Conversations and Reflections”, a compilation of interviews of eminent sportspersons he has conducted since 1971.

  15. World Wrestling Championships 2018 has begun in which country?
    A)Hungary
    B)Norway
    C)UK
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Wrestling Championships 2018 has begun in Budapest,Hungary.

  16. Who was elected as treasurer of World Steel Association?
    A)Anil Ambani
    B)Mukesh Ambani
    C)Rakesh Mittal
    D)Sajjan Jindal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Global body World Steel Association (worldsteel) on Thursday said it has elected JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal as its treasurer.

  17. Who will receive the prestigious Carnot Prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions?
    A)Narendra Singh Tomar
    B)Piyush Goyal
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Arun Jaitley
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal will receive the prestigious Carnot Prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions.

  18. Who won the US Presidential Medal for her work against sex slavery and labour exploitation?
    A)Meera Shankar
    B)Lalita Singh
    C)Minal Patel Davis
    D)Vijaya Lakshami
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minal Patel Davis won the US Presidential Medal for her work against sex slavery and labour exploitation at a White House ceremony attended by President Donald Trump. Davis is Special Adviser on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor.

  19. Recently,Bhola Singh passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior BJP leader and sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Bihar Bhola Singh passed away at a Delhi hospital. He was 79.

  20. Popular Lingayat seer Siddalinga Swami passed away,He hails from which state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Kerala
    C)Karnataka
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Karnataka’s popular Lingayat seer Siddalinga Swami passed away at Gadag in the state’s northwest region. He was 69.

  21. What is the theme of this year’s World Osteoporosis Day ?
    A)Global action in order to improve bone health and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis
    B)Disease and Prevention
    C)Global awareness to prevent osteoporosis
    D)Prevention of bone disease
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October. The theme of World Osteoporosis Day 2018 calls for “global action in order to improve bone health and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of International Osteoporosis Foundation?
    A)USA
    B)India
    C)Switzerland
    D)Austria
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of World Steel Association?
    A)London
    B)Amsterdam
    C)Antwerp
    D)Brussels
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the currency of Hungary?
    A)Euro
    B)Forint
    C)Yuan
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option B

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