Current Affairs Quiz: October 26, 2017

Current Affairs 26 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the former India men’s national team head coach who has joined NBA India as head of basketball operations.
    A) Arnab Mondal
    B) Phil Weber
    C) Kenny Natt
    D) Scott Flemming
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      Option D
    Explanation: Scott Fleming, former India men’s national team head coach, has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations. He will oversee the league’s youth and elite basketball development in India, including the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, NBA Academy India and NBA Basketball School.
  2. Considered as the queen of Thumri, ________ passed away on 24 October at the age of 88.
    A) Shobha Gurtu
    B) Girija Devi 
    C) Begum Akhtar
    D) Rasoolan Bai
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      Option B
    Explanation: Thumri exponent and veteran classical singer, Girija Devi, has passed away following a cardiac arrest.
  3. To support innovations in the energy sector, Petroleum Ministry has recently launched a startup programme for entrepreneurs with a fund corpus of Rs ____crore.
    A) 410 crore
    B) 350 crore
    C) 430 crore
    D) 320 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: In a novel initiative by the Petroleum Ministry, 10 oil and gas companies under it launched a startup programme for entrepreneurs with a fund corpus of Rs 320 crore to be disbursed over a 3-year period to support innovations in the energy sector.
  4. The first Indian to occupy the top spot on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings is _________
    A) Kanak Jha
    B) Manav Thakkar
    C) Bastien Rembert
    D) Francisco Sanchi
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      Option B
    Explanation: Manav Thakkar became the first Indian to occupy the top spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings. Thakkar was previously placed at No. 5 position and the rise to the top spot must have given him the boost that he needed after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open.
  5. The 100th branch of the IDFC Bank has been opened in which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation: IDFC Bank has launched its 100th branch at Honnali, Karnataka and plans to expand its network in the metros in the next one year.
  6. Indian-origin South African couple Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the prestigious US award on October 25, 2017 for their exceptional contributions in the field of________. 
    A) Rotaviral enteritis
    B) Hepatitis C
    C) HIV/AIDS
    D) Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections
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      Option C
    Explanation: A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured with a prestigious US award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US.
  7. To promote further fiscal reforms in West Bengal, the Government of India has signed $____ million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank.
    A) $ 200 million
    B) $ 300 million
    C) $ 250 million
    D) $ 350 million
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India signed a $300 million loan to continue a series of fiscal reforms in the State of West Bengal to improve the quality of public service delivery.
  8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs ___ crore on Yes Bank and Rs ____ crore on IDFC Bank respectively for non-compliance with the apex bank’s directions.
    A) 6, 2
    B) 2, 6
    C) 4, 3
    D) 5, 5
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 6 crore on Yes Bank and fined IDFC Bank Rs 2 crore for not complying with the directions of the central bank.
  9. Which country has been named as the best country to visit in 2018 according to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list?
    A) Denmark
    B) Portugal
    C) Chile
    D) South Korea
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      Option C
    Explanation: Chile has been named the best country to visit next year by Lonely Planet in its ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list. South Korea and Portugal have ranked second and third respectively.
  10. Which country has signed a long-term sales and purchase agreement with India on October 23, 2017 to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) China
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Ethiopia
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      Option A
    Explanation: Bangladesh has signed a long-term sales and purchase agreement with an Indian refiner to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand. Deal between Bangladesh Petroleum Corp. (BPC) and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) in Assam has been signed for the same.
  11. According to the Passport Index, which country has been ranked as the top country to offer world’s most powerful passport?
    A) India
    B) Singapore
    C) Hong Kong
    D) China
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      Option B
    Explanation: Singapore’s passport has been announced as the most powerful in the world as it secured the top spot in the Passport Index’ most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. This is the first time an Asian country has been announced as having the most powerful passport, according to the Passport Index developed by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
  12. According to the Passport Index, what is the rank of India in the list of countries have most powerful passports in the world?
    A) 87
    B) 72
    C) 75
    D) 85
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      Option C
    Explanation: India, which was listed 78th last year, has improved its ranking, figuring at 75th position with a visa-free score of 51.
  13. What is the name of the bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia?
    A) SIMBEX
    B) CORPAT
    C) AUSINDEX
    D) SLINEX
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      Option B
    Explanation: Indian Naval ship Sukanya reached Belawan port, Indonesia to take part in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and third Bilateral exercise between the Indian and Indonesian navies.  The exercise is aimed at fostering closer maritime ties with countries located on the rim of the Indian Ocean.
  14. The Indian Naval ship INS________ has reached Indonesia to take part in the 30th edition of CORPAT on October 24, 2017.
    A) Samridhi
    B) Satpura
    C) Sahyadri
    D) Sukanya
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      Option D
    Explanation: Indian Naval ship Sukanya reached Belawan port, Indonesia to take part in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and third Bilateral exercise between the Indian and Indonesian navies. 
  15. India on 25 October offered USD ________ aid to Sri Lanka as a part of the partnership in the field of higher education.
    A) 4.20 lakh
    B) 5.85 lakh
    C) 3.26 lakh
    D) 5.10 lakh
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      Option B
    Explanation: India provided equipment and vehicles worth USD 585,000 to a university in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Jaffna city as part of its development partnership with the country in the field of higher education.
  16. The Government of India has extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various government schemes till _______
    A) March 31, 2018
    B) April 30, 2018
    C) February 28, 2018
    D) December 31, 2017
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Centre told the Supreme Court that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail benefits of various government schemes would be extended till 31st of March, 2018.
  17. Which among the following will be named as the First War of Independence from the next academic session as per the direction of HRD Ministry?
    A) Anglo-Zulu War
    B) First Boer War
    C) Paika Bidroha
    D) Opium Rebellion
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      Option C
    Explanation: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the ‘Paika Bidroha’ (Paika rebellion) of 1817 will find a place in the history books as ‘the First War of Independence’ from the next academic session. ‘Paika Bidroha’ against the British rule took place four decades before the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, which has so far been regarded as the First War of Indian Independence.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB) is headquartered at _______
    A) New York
    B) Geneva
    C) Philippines
    D) Washington DC
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in Mandaluyong, Metro ManilaPhilippines
  2. Where is the headquarter of IDFC bank located?
    A) Kolkata
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Lucknow
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      Option C
    Explanation: IDFC Bank Ltd. (Infrastructure Development Finance Company) is an Indian banking company with headquarters in Mumbai that forms part of IDFC, an integrated infrastructure finance company. 
  3. What is the currency of Singapore?
    A) Singapore Dollar
    B) Singapore Euro
    C) Singapore Yen
    D) Singapore Sterling
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      Option A
    Explanation:
  4. Name the President of Sri Lanka.
    A) Karu Jayasuriya
    B) Ranil Wickremesinghe
    C) Maithripala Sirisena
    D) Priyasath Dep
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      Option C
    Explanation: President: Maithripala Sirisena; Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe; Speaker of the Parliament: Karu Jayasuriya; Chief Justice: Priyasath Dep
  5. Where is  Yadadri Supercritical Thermal Power Plant situated?
    A) Telangana
    B) West Bengal
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation: Recently, State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) has commenced execution of Rs20,400 crore Yadadri supercritical thermal power project ordered by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation.

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