Current Affairs Quiz: October 25, 2017

Current Affairs 25 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Who has been appointed as the new additional director general (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on October 23, 2017?
    A) Rakesh Asthana
    B) Alok Kumar Pateria
    C) Sudeep Lakhtakia
    D) Dineshwar Sharma
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      Option B
    Explanation: Alok Kumar Pateria has been appointed as the new additional director general (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Pateria is a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.
  2. Name the player to win ‘The Best FIFA Men’s Player’ award at the 2017 Best FIFA Awards.
    A) Neymar
    B) Gonzalo Higuain
    C) Lionel Messi
    D) Cristiano Ronaldo
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      Option D
    Explanation: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won ‘The Best FIFA Men’s Player’ award, while Lieke Martens was named best female player and Oliver Giroud won best goal.
  3. I.V. Sasi who passed away recently was a noted __________film director.
    A) Malayalam
    B) Telugu
    C) Marathi
    D) Hindi
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      Option A
    Explanation: Acclaimed Malayalam film director I.V. Sasi has passed away. In a career spanning close to four decades in which he also helmed some Tamil and Hindi projects, Sasi directed nearly 150 films.
  4. Who among the given pairs won the gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final held on October 24, 2017?
    A) Barbara Engleder and Peter Sidi
    B) Kim Rhode and Edward Ling
    C) Heena Sidhu and Abhinav Bindra
    D) Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu
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      Option D
    Explanation: Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to give India their first gold medal of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final, clinching the top honours in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.
  5. Name the player to win the men’s singles title at 2017 Denmark Open.
    A) Lee Hyun II
    B) Rajiv Ouseph
    C) Kidambi Srikanth
    D) Chen Long
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      Option C
    Explanation: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he defeated South Korean Lee Hyun II to win the men’s singles title of the Denmark Open in Odense.
  6. The Ministries of power and textiles have jointly announced a new scheme named _____________ to provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units.
    A) RAAHI
    B) SAATHI
    C) UJALA
    D) SAFAR
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      Option B
    Explanation: Ministries of power and textiles have jointly announced a new scheme SAATHI under which Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost.
  7. In a meeting on October 24, 2017, the Union Cabinet has approved road building programmes of around Rs _________ lakh crore with a target to construct 83,677 km of roads in the next five years.
    A) Seven
    B) Thirty
    C) Fifteen
    D) Twelve
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Union Cabinet has approved road building programmes of around Rs 7 lakh crore with a target to construct 83,677 km of roads in the next five years.
  8. The Supreme Court of India has imposed a fine of Rs _____ on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of gases creating pollution in Delhi and NCR.
    A) 5 lakh
    B) 7 Lakh
    C) 10 Lakh
    D) 2 Lakh
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries — important to mitigate air pollution in Delhi and the NCR.
  9. Name the author of the e-book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’.
    A) Shripad Yesso Naik
    B) Anantkumar Hegde
    C) Krishna Raj
    D) Rajiv Mehrishi
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      Option D
    Explanation: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook‘, compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and former Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
  10. Deep Kumar Upadhyay recently resigned as Ambassador to India from which country to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Nepal
    D) Pakistan
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Nepal government has accepted the resignation of its Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections.
  11. Who among the following has been recently promoted as the Special Directors of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
    A) Rajesh Ranjan
    B) Deepak Kumar Mishra
    C) Rakesh Asthana
    D) A.P. Maheshwari
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      Option C
    Explanation: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government promoted senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana as Special Directors of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  12. Recently, Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the second batsman-ever to score a hundred on his 200th ODI against New Zealand. Who was the first batsman to score a hundred on his 200th ODI?
    A) AB de Villiers
    B) Ricky Ponting
    C) Sachin Tendulkar
    D) Sourav Ganguly
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      Option A
    Explanation: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the top run-scorer at the 200 ODI-mark, after taking the field against New Zealand in the first ODI at Mumbai. AB de Villiers was the first to score a hundred on his 200th ODI. Virat is the 14th Indian cricketer to play 200 ODIs.
  13. Which state’s election department has recently entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Sikkim
    C) Assam
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state.
  14. In a bid to push growth and create jobs, the Union Government of India has announced Rs __________ lakh crore plan for recapitalization of the PSU (public sector undertaking) banks over a period of 2 years.
    A) 2.11
    B) 3.75
    C) 1.99
    D) 4.89
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      Option A
    Explanation: The government announced an aggressive Rs 2.11 lakh crore capital infusion for the NPA hit public sector banks over a period of 2 years.
  15. Senior IPS officers Gurbachan Singh has been promoted as the Special Directors of _________ by the Government of India.
    A)  Intelligence Bureau (IB)
    B) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
    C) Border Security Force (BSF)
    D) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
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      Option A
    Explanation: and and Intelligence Bureau (IB) respectively
  16. Chhat Puja is a well celebrated festival of which state?
    A) Chatisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: In Bihar, four-day Chhat Pooja celebrations began from 24 October, with NAHAY-KHAY. Devotees pay oblations to the Sun God.
  17. Where will the 2017 International Conference on Composite Materials be held from December 27 to 29.
    A) Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    B) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    C) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    D) Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) will organise an international conference on composite materials from December 27 to 29.
  18. The Union Government has given green clearance to about Rs. 1,400 crores Greenfield Airport Project at _________ in Gujarat.
    A) Dohad
    B) Amreli
    C) Hirasar
    D) Jamnagar
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Centre has given green clearance for a greenfield airport project at Hirasar, about 28 km from Rajkot in Gujarat, at a cost of over Rs. 1,400 crores.
  19. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to make Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for transactions for companies having aggregate exposure over Rs ______ crore.
    A) 10
    B) 5
    C) 7
    D) 9
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      Option B
    Explanation: After making Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) mandatory for transactions in interest rate, forex and credit derivative market, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to make LEI compulsory for companies having aggregate fund-based and non-fund based exposure over Rs 5 crore.
  20. The second edition of the Hackathon launched by the State Bank of India has been named as____________
    A) Enhancing Banking
    B) Digital Authentication
    C) Banking For Value
    D) Digitize For Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation: The State Bank of India has launched the second edition of its Hackathon named ‘Digitize For Bank.’ This hackathon will be held from 1st to12th November 2017.
  21. In October 2017, which of the state government suspended its plan to shift to Jan-Dec fiscal format?
    A) Goa
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option D
    Explanation: Madhya Pradesh, which was the first state to announce that it would switch to January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle starting 2018, has put the plan on the back burner.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Jharsuguda airport located?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
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       Option C
    Explanation:

    It was in NEWS – Odisha’s second airport at Jharsuguda town would be ready for operation by the end of November 2017.
  2. Amjyot Singh is related to which of the following sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Football
    D) Basketball
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       Option D
    Explanation:

    Recently Amjyot Singh has become the third Indian after the Satnam Singh and Palpreet Singh Brar in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league.
  3. Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Shahril Saabah are related with which of the following sports?
    A) Football
    B) Hockey
    C) Golf
    D) Basketball
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       Option B
    Explanation:
     
  4. Where is the proposed Kakatiya textile park located?
    A) Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
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       Option A
    Explanation:

    Recently Telangana CM  K Chandrasekhar Rao laid foundation stone for Kakatiya textile park in Warangal district of state.
  5. Where is Nahargarh Fort located?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Jaipur
    C) Varanasi
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:

    It was in NEWS – The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace in Nahargarh Fort is all set to turn into an art gallery where contemporary along with traditional sculptures will be installed both indoors and outdoors.

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