Current Affairs Quiz: October 23, 2018

Current Affairs 23 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. What was India’s rank in the Brand Finance’s annual Nation Brands Report ?
    A)5th
    B)10th
    C)9th
    D)8th
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Even though India slipped by one spot, it was still ranked one of the 10 most valuable nation brands in the world.Brand Finance’s annual Nation Brands Report measures nations’ brands based on the country’s image and the economy as a whole.USA topped the list.

  2. India,Japan and which other country are set to elevate the bilateral “Cope India” air exercise to a trilateral format?
    A)Nepal
    B)USA
    C)China
    D)SriLanka
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India,Japan and the US are set to elevate the bilateral “Cope India” air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the expanded Malabar Naval Exercise.

  3. Union minister for shipping Nitin Gadkari and Mahrashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged-off India’s first luxury cruise ship.Name it?
    A)Akash
    B)Akansha
    C)Avantika
    D)Angriya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union minister for shipping Nitin Gadkari and Mahrashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged-off India’s first luxury cruise ship “Angriya”which will operate between Mumbai and Goa.

  4. President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate the three-day “Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan” in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Nashik
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at Nashik to inaugurate the three-day “Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan” at Mangi Tungi in Satana taluka, about 125 kilometres from Nashik.

  5. The National Association of Software and Services Companies(NASSCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which Internet City to facilitate expansion of Indian businesses in the Middle East?
    A)Riyadh
    B)Cairo
    C)Abu Dhabi
    D)Dubai
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies(NASSCOM) said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Internet City(DIC) to facilitate expansion of Indian businesses in the Middle East.

  6. A committee to look into amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(IBC) recommended the adoption of which Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency to deal with cross-border insolvency issues?
    A)UNITARY
    B)UNCITRAL
    C)UNIQUE
    D)UNITRAL
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A committee to look into amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(IBC) recommended the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency to deal with cross-border insolvency issues.

  7. Which country will host UNICEF’s Partnership for Maternal,Newborn and Child Health stakeholders meeting 2018?
    A)Japan
    B)China
    C)India
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India will be the global host of UNICEF’s Partnership for Maternal,Newborn and Child Health stakeholders meeting, including participation from nearly hundred countries, this December.

  8. Paytm has launched a QR based smartphone payment settlement service“PayPay”in which country?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Japan
    C)China
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paytm has launched a QR based smartphone payment settlement service in Japan known as “PayPay” in collaboration with Softbank and Yahoo Japan Corporation.

  9. The 36th edition of India Carpet Expo held in which city?
    A)Varanasi
    B)Lucknow
    C)Kanpur
    D)Delhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 36th edition of India Carpet Expo,organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council, at Trade facilitation Center and Craft Museum, Varanasi was inaugurated by Narendra Modi Prime Minister through video conferencing at Amphitheatre near the museum.

  10. SBI launched its wealth business services by opening “SBI Wealth Hub”in which city?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Nashik
    C)Bangalore
    D)Mangaluru
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The nation’s largest bank, SBI launched its wealth business services by opening “SBI Wealth Hub” at the Lalbagh branch in Mangaluru.

  11. Who won Denmark Open (Badminton) 2018?
    A)Caroline Marine
    B)Serena Williams
    C)Tai Tzu Ying
    D)Saina Nehwal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In Badminton, a valiant Saina Nehwal went down fighting to world number 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the 2018 Denmark Open final match.

  12. Who won the United States Grand Prix 2018?
    A)Kimmi Raikkonen
    B)Lewis Hamilton
    C)Sebastian Coe
    D)Marx Versteppan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kimmi Raikkonen won the United States Grand Prix, his first Formula One victory since 2013, from Ferrari put on hold Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fifth career championship.

  13. Who won Japanese Grand Prix 2018?
    A)Valentino Rossi
    B)Marc Marquez
    C)Sebastian Coe
    D)Andrea Dovizioso
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Marc Marquez won the hard-fought battle with Andrea Dovizioso at Motegi to win Japanese Grand Prix.

  14. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently clarified that the club has no plans of signing which player again?
    A)Luis Suarez
    B)Lionel Messi
    C)Neymar
    D)Ronaldino
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clarified that the club has no plans of signing the Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar again.

  15. Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in test history announced his retirement.He plays from which team ?
    A)SriLanka
    B)India
    C)Australia
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SriLanka’s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month.

  16. Who was appointed as the next editor of The Hindu?
    A)Sunil Mahajan
    B)Suresh Nambath
    C)Mukund Jain
    D)Mukund Padmanabhan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Board of Directors of The Hindu Publishing Group unanimously appointed Suresh Nambath as Editor of the The Hindu with effect from March 1, 2019.

  17. Who won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2018?
    A)Shikha Sharma
    B)Sujatha Gidla
    C)Snehlatha
    D)Simran Kaur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A New York subway conductor’s story of growing up in a Dalit community in India won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2018, Fifty-five-year-old Sujatha Gidla’s electrifying debut, Ants Among Elephant:An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India,published by HarperCollins India, beat five other titles in the shortlist to claim the prestigious award.

  18. Who won 18th Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title?
    A)Anamika Shah
    B)Manushi Chillar
    C)Manpreet Ahuja
    D)Nistha Dudeja
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Haryana girl Nistha Dudeja has proved that disability cannot come in the way of success. She has won the 18th Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title at an international pageant held in Prague recently. She is the first Indian to have won any title at the Miss Deaf World Pageant.

  19. Who is the author of “Indian Sports:Conversations and Reflections”?
    A)Preeti Shenoy
    B)Vijayan Bala
    C)Amanpreet Singh
    D)Arundhoti Roy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran commentator and cricket statistican 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.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of the newspaper “The Hindu”?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Paytm?
    A)Ghaziabad
    B)Noida
    C)Delhi
    D)Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A)California
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option D

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