Current Affairs Quiz: September 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 September 2018 Quiz

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  1. India and which country have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work?
    A)Nepal
    B)Bangladesh
    C)China
    D)Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work during the 5th meeting of the Nepal India Boundary Working Group which concluded in Kathmandu.

  2. Who will head the committee which will look into jail reforms across the country and suggest measures to deal with them?

    A)Amitav Ghosh
    B)Amitava Roy
    C)Mukul Mudgal
    D)Preeti Shenoy

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court constituted a three-member committee, headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy, to look into jail reforms across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.

  3. The government announced how many initiatives to take banking to last mile recently?
    A)5
    B)3
    C)4
    D)7
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government announced 3 initiatives to take banking to the last mile comprising a financial inclusion index,geographical mapping of banking services and hassle free online loans for MSMEs valuing upto Rs 1 crore.

  4. Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU, at ITO in New Delhi.What does “A” stands in WAYU?
    A)Acord
    B)Argument
    C)Augmentation
    D)Access
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit,WAYU, at ITO in New Delhi.

  5. Government will spend how much amount for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the country,as said by Nitin Gadkari?

    A)1.8 lakh crore
    B)1.2 lakh crore
    C)1 lakh crore
    D)1.5 lakh crore

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Shillong announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the country.

  6. State-run Indian Oil Corporation set up a high-level committee of experts to draw a roadmap for settlement of land acquisition issues facing the proposed $44 billion Ratnagiri refinery project in Maharashtra.Who will head this committee?
    A)Preeti Shenoy
    B)Mukul Modgal
    C)DM Sukthankar
    D)Ajay Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-run Indian Oil Corporation said that a high-level committee of experts has been set up to draw a roadmap for settlement of land acquisition issues facing the proposed $44 billion Ratnagiri refinery project in Maharashtra.The panel will be headed by former Maharashtra Chief Secretary DM Sukthankar.
  7. 21st Central Zonal Council meeting was held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Mumbai
    C)Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the meeting of 21st Central Zonal Council in Lucknow in which Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand while representative ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh participated.

  8. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal inaugurated two-day National Orientation workshop on NeVA.What is “A”in NeVA?

    A)Absolute
    B)Abondoned
    C)Application
    D)Access

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal inaugurated two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application(NeVA).

  9. VP Naidu wil inaugurate a colossal dome shaped structure in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kanpur
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A colossal dome shaped structure will be inaugurated at the Maharashrra Institute of Technology ,Pune on October 2.

  10. World Bank (WB) team estimated that Kerala would require how much amount for reconstruction of the flood-ravaged economy and infrastructure?

    A)20500 cr
    B)25050 cr
    C)24000 cr
    D)24050 cr

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Bank (WB) team estimated that Kerala would require around Rs.25,050 crore for reconstruction of the flood-ravaged economy and infrastructure.

  11. UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres has hailed the World Bank/United Nations FAM as an important new tool to help predict and prevent famine.What does “M” stands in FAM?

    A)Minor
    B)Mechanism
    C)Module
    D)Minority

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres has hailed the World Bank/United Nations Famine Action Mechanism(FAM)as an important new tool to help predict and prevent famine.

  12. Statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the UN HQ .He was the former President of which country?
    A)Austria
    B)South Africa
    C)Poland
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the UN HQ to honour the South African President’s 100th birth anniversary.

  13. Women Foreign Ministers Meeting was held in which city?
    A)Montreal
    B)NewYork
    C)Paris
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Women Foreign Ministers Meeting for the first summit of its kind vowed to bring a ‘women’s perspective’ to foreign policy. The two-day meeting began in Montreal.

  14. Shazam, world’s most popular music recognition mobile app was acquired by which company?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Cisco
    C)Apple
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Apple announced it has completed the acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular music recognition mobile apps. Apple struck a deal with Shazam for a likely sum of nearly $400 million.

  15. Which company has acquired Israel based analytics start-up called Upstream Commerce?
    A)Ebay
    B)TCS
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Flipkart has acquired an Israel based analytics start-up called Upstream Commerce,as India’s largest online retailer looks to help its massive seller base with services such as real-time pricing and product assortment information.

  16. According to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,India’s growth rate will sustain at what rate?
    A)8.5%
    B)7.2%
    C)7.5%
    D)8%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the new insolvency law, indirect tax regime and demonetization will help drive India’s growth rate and sustain it at 8%.

  17. As per Manoj Sinha, the foreign direct investment(FDI) in the telecom sector rose to how much in the last fiscal?
    A)6.4 million
    B)6.2 billion
    C)6 billion
    D)7.2 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The foreign direct investment(FDI) in the telecom sector rose to USD 6.2 billion in the last fiscal, a near five-fold increase from USD 1.3 billion in 2015-16, Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said.

  18. Who won FIFA Best Men’s Player Award at an award ceremony in London?
    A)Luka Modric
    B)Christiano Ronaldo
    C)Lionel Messi
    D)Neymar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Real Madrid and Croatian midfielder Luka Modric won FIFA Best Men’s Player Award at an award ceremony in London.

  19. Who was appointed as Chief Privacy Officer by Google?
    A)John Riot
    B)Keith Enright
    C)Scott Kiemens
    D)Kate Enrigh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google has appointed its privacy lawyer, Keith Enright, as Chief Privacy Officer as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data.

  20. Who was appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force?
    A)R Nambiar
    B)Karan Rahubir
    C)Anil Khosla
    D)Dalbir Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Air Marshal Anil Khosla will be appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force.Air Marshal R Nambiar, who is currently serving as the Deputy Air Chief, is all set to be designated as the Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Air command which is headquartered at Shillong.

  21. Shantaram Potdukhe passed away recently.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Politics
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shantaram Potdukhe has passed away. Potdukhe was a Union minister of state for finance in the Narasimha Rao-led government.

  22. Renowned commentator Jasdev Singh passed away.He was the commentator of which language?
    A)Urdu
    B)Odia
    C)Hindi
    D)English
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned hindi commentator Jasdev Singh passed away after prolonged illness. Jasdev was a rare commentator who excelled in commentating on every sport but hockey was close to his heart.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was Google founded?
    A)2005
    B)2002
    C)1998
    D)1997
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of FIFA?
    A)Australia
    B)USA
    C)Switzerland
    D)Spain
    View Answer
    Option C

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