Current Affairs Quiz: October 27, 2017

Current Affairs 27 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Name the activist who has been named as the UK’s most influential black person of the year?
    A) Gina Miller
    B) Taran Singh Brar
    C) Sri Prakash Lohia
    D) Gopichand Hinduja
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      Option A
    Explanation: Gina Miller, an Indian-origin campaigner has been named the UK’s most influential black person of the year for winning a legal challenge that prevented British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval.
  2. The 2018 World Rally Championship (WRC) will be held in which country?
    A) Greece
    B) Turkey
    C) Georgia
    D) Syria
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      Option B
    Explanation: Turkey is all set to host the 10th installment of the ‘World Rally Championship’ (WRC) in September 2018 in Ankara, capital city of Turkey.
  3. E-commerce company eBay has recently acquired 5.4 percent stake in which of the given firms?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Amazon
    D) Jabong
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      Option A
    Explanation: E-commerce major eBay has acquired a 5.4% stake in Flipkart, according to the company’s quarterly report filed with the US Securities and Exchange (SEC).
  4. Which country has attained the top position in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017?
    A) Australia
    B) Denmark
    C) Netherlands
    D) New Zealand
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      Option B
    Explanation: Denmark has retained the top position with an overall score of 78.9, ahead of the Netherlands and Australia at 78.8 and 77.1, respectively in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017
  5. Legendary Rock n Roll pioneer ___________ and New Orleans hero died on October 24, 2017 at the age of 89.
    A) Chuck Berry
    B) Little Richard
    C) Fats Domino
    D) Bill Haley
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      Option C
    Explanation: Legendary rhythm and blues pianist and singer-songwriter and rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino (Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. – American) has passed away at 89.
  6. Which Indian Chief Minister has been honored with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award in the 17th London Global Convention in London in the category of Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation?
    A) Sarbananda Sonowal
    B) Nitish Kumar
    C) N Chandrababu Naidu 
    D) Yogi Aditya Nath
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      Option C
    Explanation: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been honoured with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award in the 17th London Global Convention held in London. The Chief Minister was awarded in the category of “Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation”.
  7. What is the rank of India in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017?
    A) 20
    B) 25
    C) 28
    D) 30
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      Option C
    Explanation: While India stands at the 28th position out of the 30 among the reviewed countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017, its pension system is found to be more sustainable than that of Poland, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Austria, Brazil, China and Argentina.
  8. Which bank has signed an MoU with Escorts Ltd to finance farmers for purchase of Escorts tractors?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) State Bank of India
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      Option D
    Explanation: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest public sector lender has signed an agreement with Escorts Ltd to finance farmers for purchase of Escorts tractors.
  9. World’s first 3D-printed cycling bridge has been opened in which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Denmark
    C) Netherlands
    D) China
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      Option C
    Explanation: A town called Gemert in the Netherlands has became home to the first 3D-printed cycling bridge ever. With this, Dutch cyclists can now pedal over the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge.
  10. Other than United States, which is the only country refusing to give its support to the Paris Climate Agreement?
    A) Nicaragua
    B) Syria
    C) Uzbekistan
    D) Russia
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      Option B
    Explanation: Nicaragua has signed the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US and Syria as the only two countries out of the global pact. It was the only nation to reject the agreement arguing that it did not do enough to tackle the problem of climate change. The legally-binding pact aims to fight climate change by curbing global emissions of greenhouse gases.
  11. According to a report published by UBS and PwC, which among the given has become the home for most billionaires in the world?
    A) Australia
    B) Africa
    C) Europe
    D) Asia
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      Option D
    Explanation: Asia now has the most billionaires in the world, surpassing the US for the first time, according to a report by UBS and PwC. The number of billionaires in Asia rose by 117 to 637, whereas the US added 25 billionaires for a total of 563 in 2016. However, US billionaires still control the most wealth at $2.8 trillion
  12. What is the rank of India in the list of the family-owned businesses as per the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI) latest “CS Family 1000” report?
    A) 3
    B) 1
    C) 5
    D) 4
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      Option A
    Explanation: As per the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI) latest “CS Family 1000” report, India has 108 publicly-listed family-owned businesses, third highest in the world.
  13. Name the country to top the latest “CS Family 1000” report list by Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI).
    A) UAE
    B) United States
    C) China
    D) Britain
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      Option C
    Explanation: China tops the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI) latest “CS Family 1000” report tally with 167 such companies followed by the US which has 121.
  14. Name the first Indian state to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu families who migrated from Pakistan several years ago.
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
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      Option B
    Explanation: As many as 51 Hindu families who had migrated from Pakistan several years ago and have been living on the outskirts of Raipur were granted Indian citizenship.  Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to award citizenship after Prime Minister Narendra Modi granted the power to states to do so.
  15. The 2017 International Conference on Consumer Protection has been organsied in which city?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Kolkata
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a two-day international conference on consumer protection in New Delhi.
  16. The ‘Third Global Investors’ India Forum was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Amritsar
    D) Lucknow
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      Option A
    Explanation: New Delhi hosted the ‘Third Global Investors’ India Forum. The theme of the event was ‘Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India’
  17. The Indian Space Research Organization is set to start lunar journey of _____________ mission by March 2018.
    A) Chandrayaan-2
    B) Chandrayaan-1
    C) Chandrayaan-3
    D) Chandrayaan-4
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      Option A
    Explanation: India’s second bid to explore Earth’s satellite is likely to start in March 2018. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), is set to start a lunar journey of the Chandrayaan-2 mission as early as March of next year.
  18. Name the high court to ban the use of pictures of living persons on banners and hoardings in the state on October 24, 2017.
    A) Bombay High Court
    B) Madras High Court 
    C) Delhi High Court
    D) Allahabad High Court
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      Option B
    Explanation: The Madras high court has banned the use of pictures of living persons on banners and hoardings in Tamil Nadu, where towering cut-outs of politicians and actors are almost a part of the local culture.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Turkey?
    A) Lari
    B) Lira
    C) Som
    D) Manat
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency: Lari
    Capital: Ankara
  2. What is the currency of Denmark?
    A) Manat
    B) Won
    C) Krona
    D) Krone
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capitals: Copenhagen, Nuuk, Tórshavn
  3. What is the currency of Netherlands?
    A) Euro
    B) Metical
    C) Peso
    D) Franc
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital: Amsterdam
  4. What is the capital of Nicaragua?
    A) Sanagua
    B) Tirana
    C) Managua
    D) Banjul
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba
  5. Name the current president of Turkey.
    A) Emmanuel Macron
    B) Francisco Guterres
    C) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
    D) Petro Poroshenko
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister – Binali Yıldırım
  6. Name the present US Secretary of State .
    A) John Kerry
    B) Rex Tillerson
    C) Condoleezza Rice
    D) Colin Powell
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Recently, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Delhi on his maiden official visit to India.
  7. Name the country which will host 18th Asian Games in 2018?
    A)South Korea
    B) India
    C) Thailand
    D) Indonesia
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Recenly, Indonesia, host of the 18th Asian Games, has finalised 40 sports for the Games to be held next year.

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