Current Affairs Quiz: October 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which Indian embassy released commemorative stamps in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary?
    A)UK
    B)Netherlands
    C)Ukraine
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian embassy in the Netherlands released commemorative stamps in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.The stamps were released in the country’s iconic Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice, by the Indian Postal Department and were presented

  2. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development launched the initiative SATAT that is aimed at providing a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.What is “S” in SATAT?

    A)Sustainable
    B)System
    C)Sacred
    D)Symptoms

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will kick off an innovative initiative in New Delhi with PSU Oil Marketing Companies.Titled SATAT, the initiative is aimed at providing a Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation(SATAT) as a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.
  3. 23rd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Nashik
    C)Pune
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 23rd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council in Kolkata.

  4. Which country’s board of Cricket was recently brought under the RTI Act and made answerable to the people of the country under its mechanism?

    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)SriLanka
    D)Bangladesh

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act and answerable to the people of the country under its mechanism.

  5. How much percent decline in total operated area was shown in the government’s agriculture census 2015-16?
    A)1.87 percent
    B)1.55 percent
    C)1.53 percent
    D)2.0 percent
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government released agriculture census for 2015-16 that showed a 1.53 per cent decline in total operated area at 57.14 million hectare as compared to 2010-11 data, but a rise in both operational holdings and female participation.

  6. Sustainable Mountain Development Summit 7 to be held in which city?
    A)Dehradun
    B)Nainital
    C)Mussorie
    D)Shimla
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Deliberations on ecological, social and economic drivers of change will mark the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit 7 to be held in Shimla from October 3 to 5.

  7. Which became the first state to offer financial assistance under a special scheme for pregnant tea garden workers?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Manipur
    C)Assam
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assam became the first state to offer financial assistance under a special scheme for pregnant tea garden workers.They will also not be engaged in work from the third trimester of pregnancy to three months after delivery. Women form the bulk of the workforce in the state’s 800-odd tea gardens.

  8. Which state government launched his own food security scheme on Gandhi Jayanti that would cover 25 lakh people in the first phase, who were left out under the National Food Security Act (NFSA)-2013?

    A)Odisha
    B)Haryana
    C)Sikkim
    D)TamilNadu

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched his government’s own food security scheme on Gandhi Jayanti that would cover 25 lakh people in the first phase, who were left out under the National Food Security Act (NFSA)-2013.

  9. US space agency NASA has completed how many years of human space exploration, discovering the world beyond Earth and developing new technologies?

    A)70 years
    B)65 years
    C)55 years
    D)60 years

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    US space agency NASA has completed 60 years of human space exploration, discovering the world beyond Earth and developing new technologies.

  10. The 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi-National Maritime Exercise between the Indian,Brazilian and South African Navies is being held in which country?
    A)India
    B)Indonesia
    C)Brazil
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi-National Maritime Exercise between the Indian,Brazilian and South African Navies, is being held at Simoes Town,South Africa.

  11. India and which country will take part in joint exercises off Chennai to promote interoperability between the two maritime forces?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Indonesia
    C)Vietnam
    D)Brazil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards will take part in joint exercises off Chennai to promote interoperability between the two maritime forces.

  12. Asian Development Bank approved how much loan to finance road infrastructure and international trade corridor in West Bengal and north-eastern states?

    A)$160 million
    B)$ 150 million
    C)$140 million
    D)$145 million

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    ADB said it has approved a USD 150 million loan to finance road infrastructure and international trade corridor in West Bengal and north-eastern states.

  13. The 56th annual convention of the World Boxing Council(WBC) kicked off in which city?
    A)Kiev
    B)Tokyo
    C)Beijing
    D)Ulanbaatar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 56th annual convention of the World Boxing Council(WBC) kicked off in Kiev,Ukraine.

  14. Football captain Mile Jedinak has announced his retirement from international football.He was the former football captain of which country?
    A)Brazil
    B)England
    C)Australia
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Australian football captain Mile Jedinak has announced his retirement from international football after a stellar career that saw him reach three World Cups.

  15. Who was appointed as Instagram head by Facebook?

    A)Reed Hastings
    B)Peter Thiel
    C)Adan Mosseri
    D)Jan Koum

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facebook has appointed Adan Mosseri, Vice President of Product, as new head of its photo-sharing app Instagram.

  16. Who was named as the new President of Hockey India ?
    A)Himant Biswa Sharma
    B)Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad
    C)Harsh Bhanwala
    D)Sardar Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad was named as the new President of Hockey India following the 8th Hockey India Congress and Elections in New Delhi.

  17. Who was honored with Nobel Prize in Physics?
    A)Arthur Ashkin
    B)Gerard Mourou
    C)Donna Strickland
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    American scientist Arthur Ashkin,French engineer Gerard Mourou and Canadian professor Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in the field of laser physics.

  18. Recently, musician and violinist Balabhaskar passed away.She hails from which state?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Sikkim
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was seriously injured along with his wife in a road accident last week, passed away in Thiruvananthapuram.

  19. Recently, Thampi Kannanthanam passed away. He is related to which field?
    A)Film industry
    B)Musician
    C)Politics
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Malayalam film personality Thampi Kannanthanam passed away at a private hospital in Kochi after several days of illness.
  20. What is the theme of this year’s World Habitat Day?
    A)Housing at the Centre
    B)Housing Policies
    C)Municipal Solid Waste Management
    D)Solid and Waste
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Habitat Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October. The event focuses on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter.This year theme is “Municipal Solid Waste Management”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is HQ of facebook?
    A)California
    B)New York
    C)Paris
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Boxing Council?
    A)Beijing
    B)Tokyo
    C)Mexico City
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C

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