Current Affairs Quiz: October 30, 2018

Current Affairs 30 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which organization to launch project on creating India’s intangible heritage inventory?
    A)ADB
    B)OECD
    C)United Nations
    D)World Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Concerned over the “disappearance” of many intangible legacy of India over time, the UN will soon launch a project on creating an “inventory” of art forms, craftsmanship and other intangible cultural heritage of the country.

  2. India signed MoC with which country to promote Ayurveda and Yoga?
    A)Australia
    B)UK
    C)Russia
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India and Japan decided to cooperate for the first time in the areas of Indian traditional medicinal systems such as Yoga and Ayurveda to provide holistic healthcare and wellness in both the countries.

  3. India signed currency swap agreement with which country worth USD 75 billion?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Canada
    C)Japan
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India and Japan concluded a USD 75 billion currency swap agreement, a move that will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country.

  4. Which country’s organization successfully conducted crucial tests to ensure smooth and precise landing of Vikram on Moon?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Japan
    C)India
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ISRO successfully conducted crucial tests to ensure smooth and precise landing of Vikram, the lander aboard Chandrayaan 2.

  5. What is the name of India’s first engine less train , widely regarded as the success to the Shatabdi Express?
    A)Train 2018
    B)Train 15
    C)Train 18
    D)Train 20
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s first engine less train , widely regarded as the success to the Shatabdi Express will hit the tracks on October 29. Known as Train 18, this train is run by a self-propulsion module without a separate engine

  6. The Confederation of Indian Industry joined which company to train Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) across India?
    A)Instagram
    B)Twitter
    C)Facebook
    D)WhatsApp
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Confederation of Indian Industry announced that it would work with Whatsapp to educate and train Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) on how WhatsApp Business App can help them grow their businesses.

  7. Which company launched the Digital Literacy Library in 6 Indian languages?
    A)Facebook
    B)Twitter
    C)MasterCard
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    As part of its efforts to train 3,00,000 people in India on digital literacy by end of 2018, Facebook has announced the launch of the Digital Literacy Library, a collection of lessons in six local languages – Hindi,Bengali, Tamil,Telugu,Kannada and Malayalam.

  8. What is the theme of this year’s Vigilance Awareness Week?
    A)Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance
    B)Public participation in eradicating corruption
    C)My Vision-Corruption Free India
    D)Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Vigilance Awareness Week will be observed across the country from 29 October to promote probity in public life and achieve a corruption-free society. The theme of the week this year is, “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India”.

  9. India Mobile Congress 2018 held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India Mobile Congress 2018, a marquee event which provided a peep into the exciting future in the rapidly evolving area of digital communications ended on 29 October. This year’s event theme was “New Digital Horizons –Connect,Create ,Innovate”.

  10. India’s first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened in which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Punjab
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The country’s first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened to the public at the Pushpa Gujral Science City,Kapurthala.

  11. Which state CM launched India’s first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System(EDWS)?
    A)Odisha
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Gujarat
    D)Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched India’s first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System(EDWS).
  12. Gujarat’s first “Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park”was launched in which city?
    A)Rajkot
    B)Surat
    C)Vadodara
    D)Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the state’s first “Food Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park”,jointly built by Central and Gujarat Governments at a cost of Rs 120 crore on 70-acre plot, at Shah Village in Mangrol taluka in Surat district.

  13. Which leader announced that she will quit as German Chancellor at end of 2021?
    A)Scott Morrison
    B)Ajit Pai
    C)Angela Markel
    D)Mark Zuckerberg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Angela Markel has announced she will quit as German Chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition.

  14. According to WHO,how many percent children breathe toxic air globally?
    A)80 percent
    B)85 percent
    C)90 percent
    D)93 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Every day, around 93 percent of the children globally under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, the World Health Organisation(WHO) said.

  15. Which company overtook Amazon to become the 2nd most valuable tech company in the US?
    A)Walmart
    B)Microsoft
    C)Capgemini
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Microsoft overtook Amazon to become the 2nd most valuable tech company in the US.

  16. Which tech company acquired Open Source Solutions leader Red Hat for a massive $34 billion?
    A)Wipro
    B)IBM
    C)TCS
    D)Capgemini
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tech major IBM has announced to acquire Open Source Solutions leader Red Hat for a massive $34 billion.

  17. Which bank signed an agreement with Hitachi Payment Services India for digital payment platform?
    A)HDFC
    B)ICICI
    C)SBI
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Country’s largest lender SBI and payments solution provider Hitachi Payment Services India entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for establishing a card acceptance and digital payment platform.

  18. Who won 99th ATP Tour title of his career with Basel triumph?
    A)Rafael Nadal
    B)Juan Martin del Potro
    C)Marius Copil
    D)Roger Federer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Roger Federer defeated Romanian qualifier Marius Copil at the Swiss Indoors in Basel to win the 99th ATP Tour title of his career.

  19. Asian Champions Trophy 2018 in which both India and Pakistan were declared joint winners in Men’s Hockey was held at which place?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)India
    C)Australia
    D)Oman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Men’s Hockey, India and Pakistan were declared joint winners of the Asian Champions Trophy at Muscat in Oman.

  20. Who won the mini cadet boys singles’ title at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament?
    A)Rajat Chauhan
    B)Atanu Das
    C)Vishal Rajveer Shah
    D)Badr Mostafa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Vishal Rajveer Shah won the mini cadet boys singles’ title at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament after he outclassed local boy Badr Mostafa in straight games.

  21. Who emerged on top in the men’s compound section in the first invitational Indian Open Indoor Archery Tournament 2018?
    A)Rajat Chauhan
    B)Atanu Das
    C)Badr Mostafa
    D)Rajeev Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s highest ranked archer Atanu Das won the men’s recurve title while Asian Games silver medallist Rajat Chauhan emerged on top in the men’s compound section in the first invitational Indian Open Indoor Archery Tournament that concluded at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

  22. Who won the Panasonic Open India Title 2018?
    A)Siddikur Rahman
    B)Khalin Joshi
    C)Shubhankar Sharma
    D)Arjun Atwal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian golfer Khalin Joshi clinched his maiden Asian Tour title, claiming the Panasonic Open India at the Delhi Golf Club.

  23. Who was sworn as new Brazil President?
    A)Prudente Morris
    B)Jair Bolsonaro
    C)Dilma Vana Rousseff
    D)Floriano Peixoto
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil’s presidential election.

  24. Who was crowned as winner of Miss Grand International 2018?
    A)Manushi Chillar
    B)Clara Sosa
    C)Meenakshi Chaudhary
    D)Nadia Purwoko
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Stunning Clara Sosa was crowned as the winner of Miss Grand International 2018.

  25. Recently, Pankaj Bandyopadhyay passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Singer
    C)Journalist
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pankaj Bandyopadhyay, also former leader of the opposition in West Bengal assembly, was 72 and he was also founding member of TMC.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Brazil?
    A)Rupee
    B)Real
    C)Riel
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Hitachi Global?
    A)Paris
    B)New York
    C)Beijing
    D)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of IBM?
    A)New York
    B)Tokyo
    C)Paris
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option A

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