Current Affairs Quiz: October 29, 2017

Current Affairs 29 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given places has been declared as pavitra teerth sthals on October 27, 2017 by the Uttar Pradesh government?
    A) Nandgaon and Goverdhan
    B) Chitrakoot and Gokul
    C) Vrindavan and Barsana
    D) Ayodhya and Sarnath
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order notifying Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as “pavitra teerth sthals (sacred pilgrimage sites)”. No meat and liquor shops will be allowed in these towns anymore.
  2. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Pune
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Chennai
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      Option A
    Explanation: World Congress on Adolescent Health is held by the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) every four years, with this year’s location being New Delhi, India, and is focused on lowering mortality rates for adolescents. Theme: Investing in Adolescent Health—the Future is Now
  3. Which country will host the CMS Conference of the Parties 13 (CMS COP 13) in the year 2020?
    A) India
    B) United States
    C) China
    D) Britain
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      Option A
    Explanation: India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties 13 (CMSCOP13)! Officially announced at the closing CMSCOP12 plenary, in Manila,” the UN for Environment Programme tweeted
  4. How much amount of grant has been sanctioned by the Shipping Ministry on October 26, 2017 to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for development of coastal berth?
    A) Rs 25 crore
    B) Rs 15 crore
    C) Rs 30 crore
    D) Rs 50 crore
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      Option A
    Explanation: The Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned Rs 25 crore to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for development of coastal berth and another Rs 50 crore to the Karwar port in Karnataka under the flagship Sagarmala project.
  5. According to a report by analyst firm Canalys, India has overtaken which country to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market?
    A) China
    B) United States
    C) Singapore
    D) Japan
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      Option B
    Explanation: Cheap handsets and the proliferation of fourth generation, or 4G, services have helped India overtake the US to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market, trailing only China, according to a new report by analyst firm Canalys.
  6. The 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers Meeting was held in which country?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Rwanda
    C) Argentina
    D) Philippine
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      Option D
    Explanation: The Philippine Department of National Defense hosted the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus on 23-24, 2017 in Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga.
  7. Which country has the largest smartphone market in the world as per a report by analyst firm Canalys?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) India
    C) Malaysia
    D) China
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      Option D
    Explanation: China has the largest smartphone market in the world as per a report by analyst firm Canalys.
  8. The Spanish government on October 28, 2017 stripped off the parliament of which of its autonomous region and taken charge of its government?
    A) Galicia
    B) Catalonia
    C) Andalusia
    D) Aragon
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      Option B
    Explanation: Catalonia‘s regional parliament declared independence from Spain in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court.
  9. The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has been launched in which country?
    A) Japan
    B) United States
    C) UAE
    D) China
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      Option D
    Explanation: The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running in China. The tram, which has three carriages with 66 seats, can run for 40 kilometres at a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour after being refilled with 12 kilograms of hydrogen.
  10. AU Small Finance Bank has tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to launch a Rs. _____crore fund for providing loans to MSMEs.
    A) 125
    B) 200
    C) 350
    D) 195
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      Option B
    Explanation: AU Small Finance Bank has tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to launch a Rs. 200-crore fund for providing loans to MSMEs.
  11. Name the first Indian company to cross Rs 6 trillion market capitalization.
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Tata Motors
    C) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)
    D) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
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      Option C
    Explanation: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first Indian company to cross Rs 6 trillion market capitalisation after its shares surged over 75% so far this year and hit a fresh lifetime high.
  12. Name the film personality to receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    A) Neetu Singh
    B) Amrita Singh
    C) Dimple Kapadia
    D) Sharmila Tagore
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      Option D
    Explanation: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who made her Bollywood debut in 1959, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi for her contribution in the field of cinema.
  13. According to Forbes magazine, who has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person?
    A) Patrick Collison
    B) Warren Buffett
    C) Mark Zuckerberg
    D) Jeff Bezos 
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      Option D
    Explanation: Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person with a net worth of $91.6 billion. Notably, Bezos became the richest person for the first time in July this year but lost the title in just a day.
  14. Indian Railway’s first set of solar plants with total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) has been launched in which city? 
    A) Ahmadabad
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Lucknow
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      Option C
    Explanation: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched the railways’ first set of solar plants in Delhi with a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp), an ambitious project aimed at reducing the national transporter’s carbon footprint.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the stadium to host the final match of the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
    A) Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
    B) Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
    C) Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    D) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
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      Option A
    Explanation: The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India became the most attended in the history of the tournament. With 56432 spectators turning up at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata to watch the Brazil versus Mali match, the total attendance of the FIFA U-17 World Cup reached a historic figure of 1280459 in-stadia fans.
  2. Name the CEO of the Small Industries Development Bank of India.
    A) Shri Rajkiran Rai
    B) Parthasarathi Mukherjee
    C) Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji
    D) Shri Pankaj Patel
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      Option C
    Explanation: CEO: Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji
  3. What is the capital of Catalonia?
    A) Vitoria-Gasteiz
    B) Barcelona
    C) Santiago de Compostela
    D) Pamplona
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      Option B
    Explanation:
  4. What is the currency of Philippines?
    A) Philippine Piso
    B) Philippine Euro
    C) Philippine Dollar
    D) Philippine Franc
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      Option A
    Explanation: Capital: Manila; Currency: Philippine piso
  5. Karwar port is located in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) Karnataka
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option C
    Explanation: The Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned Rs 50 crore to the Karwar port in Karnataka under the flagship Sagarmala project.
  6. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is headquartered at _____
    A) New York, United States
    B) Paris, France
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Nairobi, Kenya
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      Option D
    Explanation: The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations headquartered at Nairobi, Kenya and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.

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