Current Affairs Quiz: September 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 September 2018 Quiz

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  1. India signed MoU with which organization for sustainable development framework?
    A)ADB
    B)United Nations
    C)World Bank
    D)AIIB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    CEO NITI Aayog,Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, will sign the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework(UNSDF) for 2018-2022.

  2. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Monument was inaugurated by Amit Shah at which place?
    A)Satna
    B)Panna
    C)Dhankya
    D)Bilaspur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    BJP president Amit Shah asked the Railways and the Rajasthan Government to set up a research centre at Dhankya, where Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya spent his early years, to explore the principles of integral humanism and upliftment of weakest sections.

  3. The 2nd Global REINVEST 2018 will be held in which place?
    A)Bihar
    B)New Delhi
    C)Haryana
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 2nd Global REINVEST will be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 5th October.

  4. “Smart City Expo India 2018” will be held in which city?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Satna
    C)Jaipur
    D)Surat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The city is all decked up to host a three-day international conference, “Smart City Expo India 2018” at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) in Sitapura.

  5. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a national literary and intellectual conference- “Lok Manthan 2018’ at which place?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Bhopal
    C)Ranchi
    D)Surat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a national literary and intellectual conference- “Lok Manthan 2018”at Khel Gaon in Ranchi.

  6. Who will head the committee that will make recommendations in identifying opportunities and addressing challenges in the contemporary global trade scenario?
    A)Surajit S Bhalla
    B)Dipak Mishra
    C)Dilip Tyagi
    D)Bimal Jalan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, approved constitution of a High Level Advisory Group to make recommendations in identifying opportunities and addressing challenges in the contemporary global trade scenario.The HLAG will be headed by Surajit S Bhalla, Director of Oxus Research and
    Investments.
  7. Recently,the Centre cut borrowing estimates for the current fiscal by how much amount?
    A)80000 cr
    B)45000 cr
    C)70000 cr
    D)50000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Economic affairs secretary SC Garg announced reduction in gross borrowing estimate for the current fiscal by Rs 70,000crore and maintained that the government will contain fiscal deficit target at 3.3 percent.

  8. According to Counterpoint Research,India to have 700 million smartphone users by which year?
    A)2025
    B)2019
    C)2020
    D)2022
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    More than a billion smartphones will be sold in India over the next five years, taking the number of users to surpass 700 million by 2022, Counterpoint Research said.

  9. The centre announced to enhance its contribution to the State Disaster Response Fund(SDRF) from 75 per cent to how much percent with effect from April 1 this year?
    A)95
    B)85
    C)80
    D)90
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The centre announced to enhance its contribution to the State Disaster Response Fund(SDRF) from 75 per cent to 90 percent with effect from April 1 this year.

  10. Who launched Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and Digivaarta?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Ravi Shankar Prasad
    D)Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Informatics Centre(NIC) and National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated(NICSI) have jointly set up a Centre of Excellence for data analytics to support Government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

  11. Which union minister presented the National Tourism Awards 2016-17 and launched the “Incredible India’ mobile app?
    A)Ravi Shankar Prasad
    B)KJ Alphons
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union KJ Alphons presented the National Tourism Awards 2016-17 and launched the “Incredible India’ mobile app and the “Incredible India Tourist Facilitators Certification” programme on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

  12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Parakram Parv at the Combined Commanders’ Conference in which city?
    A)Jodhpur
    B)Surat
    C)Vadodara
    D)Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    To mark the 2nd anniversary of the Surgical Strikes, carried out by the Indian army, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Parakram Parv at the Combined Commanders’ Conference in Jodhpur.

  13. 2nd Ministrial Meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association held in which place?
    A)Chennai
    B)Jabalpur
    C)New Delhi
    D)Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is organising the First Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA); the 2nd Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting and the 2nd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo from 2nd to 5th October 2018 in New Delhi.

  14. Who will head the panel that will review the enforcement of CSR provisions under the companies law as well as look at having a centralised scrutiny and prosecution mechanism to deal with violations?
    A)Ranjan Gogai
    B)Manmohan Juneja
    C)Manmohan Singh
    D)Dipak Mishra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has set up a 12-member panel to review the enforcement of CSR provisions under the companies law as well as look at having a centralised scrutiny and prosecution mechanism to deal with violations.The 12-member panel is headed by Regional Director Manmohan Juneja.
  15. Ministry of Railways signed with which company to launch a project that aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Indian Railways?
    A)Cisco
    B)Microsoft
    C)Google
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a first-of-its-scale heritage mapping and digitisation project, Google and Ministry of Railways launched a project that aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Indian Railways.

  16. NITI Aayog has joined hands with which company against counterfeit drugs usage in India?
    A)Google
    B)TCS
    C)IBM
    D)Oracle
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to battle the issue of counterfeit drugs in India,NITI Aayog joined hands with Cloud major Oracle,Apollo Hospitals and global pharmaceutical manufacturer strides Pharma Sciences to pilot a real drug supply chain, using Blockchain decentralised ledger and Internet of Things (IoT) software.

  17. Recently,the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the entry of women in Sabarimala Temple.Where is this temple located?
    A)Bihar
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Karnataka
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a verdict which only strengthens the concept of ‘gender equality’, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the entry of women in Sabarimala Temple,Kerala.

  18. Recently,a joint border conference was held between India and Bangladesh at which place regarding border issues?
    A)Gorakhpur
    B)Aizawl
    C)Gandhinagar
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A joint border conference was held between india and Bangladesh at aizawl and delegates from both sides deliberated on the border issues between the two countries.

  19. Which state government will launch Universal Pension scheme in the state on the 2nd October?
    A)Bihar
    B)Karnataka
    C)Mizoram
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Assam Government will launch the Universal Pension scheme in the state on the 2nd October, the birth anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.

  20. Which state government will provide electricity connection to all households by Dec 31 this year under SOUVAGYA Scheme?

    A)West Bengal
    B)Bihar
    C)Assam
    D)Uttar Pradesh

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Assam government will provide electricity connection to all households by Dec 31 this year under SOUVAGYA Scheme.

  21. The famous Indra Jatra Festival is celebrated in which country?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Bhutan
    C)India
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Nepal, the famous Indra Jatra Festival is being celebrated in Kathmandu with gaiety and religious fervor.

  22. What was India’s rank in Economic Freedom index Report 2018?
    A)92nd
    B)96th
    C)90th
    D)88th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s rank improved by a couple of notches, but it was still placed 96th among 162 countries in this year’s report on Economic Freedom in the World.

  23. Which country will host Interfaith Alliance Forum 2018?
    A)India
    B)UAE
    C)USA
    D)UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The UAE will host the interfaith Alliance Forum in Abu Dhabi on 19th and 20th November.

  24. Which country will host 5th World Internet Conference 2018?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)USA
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    China will hold the 5th World Internet Conference in its river town of Wuzhen in November.

  25. Asian Development bank (ADB) will provide how much loan to build climate resilient infrastructure in several cities of Tamil Nadu?
    A)330 million
    B)200 million
    C)550 million
    D)500 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    ADB will provide a USD 500 million loan to build climate resilient infrastructure in several cities of Tamil Nadu.

  26. Which bank board approved a proposal for capital infusion of Rs 5431 crore from the Central government by way of preferential issue of equity shares?
    A)BOB
    B)OBC
    C)PNB
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-run PNB board approved a proposal for capital infusion of Rs 5431 crore from the Central government by way of preferential issue of equity shares.

  27. Who was chosen as captain of Indian’s women cricket team for the upcoming Women’s World T20 tournament 2018?
    A)Jhulan Goswami
    B)Mithali Raj
    C)Harmanpreet Kaur
    D)Smriti Mandhana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The BCCI’s All-India Women Selection Committee announced the squad for the upcoming Women’s World T20 tournament 2018. The committee picked Harmanpreet Kaur as the captain of the side, while Smriti Mandhana was selected as the vice captain.

  28. Which city is set to host first two new-format Davis Cup finals in 2019 and 2020?
    A)Paris
    B)London
    C)New York
    D)Madrid
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madrid has been chosen to host the first two new-format Davis Cup finals in 2019 and 2020.

  29. 58th National Open Athletics Championship 2018 held in which city?
    A)Shillong
    B)Guwahati
    C)Pune
    D)Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Railways athlete Sharmila Kumari produced the first upset in the 58th National Open Athletics Championship by pipping national record holder Annu Rani to the gold medal in the women’s javelin thow.

  30. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of Tribes India?
    A)Sharukh Khan
    B)Akshay Kumar
    C)Mary Kom
    D)Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tribes India and TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched “Punched Tantra Collection” and “Ms.Mary Kom as brand ambassador of Tribes India.
  31. Who will be conferred with Maharashtra Government’s prestigious “Lata Mangeshkar Award 2018”?
    A)Anil Kumar Singh
    B)Vijay Patil
    C)Vikash Chaturvedi
    D)Smriti Chauchan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra Goverenment prestigious “Lata Mangeshkar Award 2018” will be conferred on Vijay Patil of the music director duo Raam-Laxman.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the capital of Spain?
    A)Paris
    B)London
    C)Madrid
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Spain?
    A)Yuan
    B)Rupee
    C)Dollar
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. Davis Cup is related to which sports?
    A)Volleyball
    B)Tennis
    C)Cricket
    D)Baseball
    View Answer
    Option B

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