Current Affairs Quiz: October 05, 2017

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  1. With which of the following countries did the union cabinet apprised of a MoU on technical cooperation in the rail sector, including development of tilting trains that tilt on approaching a bend?
    A) Japan
    B) Canada
    C) Germany
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:

    Switzerland
    The MoU will enable technical cooperation in a range of areas including traction propulsion equipment, freight and passenger cars, tilting trains, railway electrification equipment, train scheduling and operation improvement, railway station modernisation, multimodal transport and tunnelling technology.
  2. For proper management of water resources in the North-Eastern region, the union cabinet has set up a high level committee. Who is the head of this committee?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Anurag Sharma
    D) V. K. Saraswat
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:

    Bibek Debroy
    It will facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco tourism.
  3. To examine subcategorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a five-member Commission. Who is the head of this commission?
    A) Ramesh Chand 
    B) V. K. Saraswat
    C) G Rohini 
    D) Radha Mohan Singh
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:

    It will be headed by Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G Rohini
    This decision has been taken to ensure more backward among the OBC communities to avail the benefits of reservation
  4. At which of the following places is the foundation stone laid for the first ever Industrial Training Institute for the Dibyangans, a one of a kind institute in the country?
    A) Guwahati 
    B) Dibrugarh
    C) Udaipur
    D) Ambassa 
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    Foundation stone for the first ever Industrial Training Institute for the Dibyangans exclusively was laid on October 3 at Dibrugarh ITI Complex at Borboruah, Dibrugarh in Assam by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
  5. At which of the following places is the first community toilet for transgenders being inaugurated which is also  first of its kind in the country?
    A) Nashik
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Varanasi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a toilet in the Mangalwara area of Bihar for the exclusive use of transgenders. 
  6. In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, where is a Turtle sanctuary going to be developed? 
    A) Guwahati
    B) Lucknow
    C) Allahabad
    D) Surat
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad, UP along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati) have been approved under Namami Gange programme.
  7. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned how much amount to the Andhra Pradesh Government for its Rural Water supply, Road and Bridge projects?
    A) Rs. 273.06 crore
    B) Rs. 265.08 crore
    C) Rs. 282.06 crore
    D) Rs. 276.08 crore
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:

    Rs. 273.06 crore
    The projects involve laying of new roads in rural areas and widening and strengthening of the existing ones to improve the rural connectivity.
  8. Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with which bank will co-finance a USD 100-million loan for India to improve power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy?
    A) World Bank
    B) International Monetary Fund
    C) New Development Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    China-led AIIB and multilateral funding agency ADB will co-finance a USD 100-million loan for India to improve power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy
  9. What is the current Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) as announced by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India on 4th October, 2017?
    A) 19.75%
    B) 19.50%
    C) 20.00%
    D) 20.50%
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:

    Repo Rate: Unchanged at 6%
    Revrese Repo Rate: Unchanged at 5.75%
    Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate: Unchanged at 6.25%
    Bank Rate: Unchanged at 6.25%
    Cash Reserve Ratio: Unchanged at 4%
    Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR): Changed by 50 basis points to 19.5%
  10. What is the Gross Value Added (GVA) for India for the years 2017-18 as announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4th October, 2017?
    A) 7.3%
    B) 6.7%
    C) 7.1%
    D) 6.8%
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lowered the country’s growth projection for 2017-18, pegging the Gross Value Added (GVA) at 6.7 per cent, from 7.3 per cent earlier, due to lower kharif foodgrain production and disruptions arising from the implementations of GST.
  11. According to Fitch Ratings, what is India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal (2017-18)?
    A) 7.4%
    B) 6.5%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 6.9%
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    Fitch Ratings has lowered India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 6.9 per cent from 7.4 per cent after the GDP growth “unexpectedly faltered” in the April-June quarter. However, it expects the economic activity to accelerate in the second half of the fiscal year.
  12. According to market research firm Gartner, Global IT spending in India is projected to hit how much in 2018?
    A) $3.7 trillion
    B) $3.3 trillion
    C) $3.9 trillion
    D) $3.5 trillion
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:

  13. Who has become the first Indian to win a European Racing Championship which was held at Imola, Italy in October, 2017?
    A) Narain Karthikeyan
    B) Mahaveer Raghunathan
    C) Karun Chandhok 
    D) Bhuvan Vinayak
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    Racer Mahaveer Raghunathan became the first Indian to win a European Racing Championship, when he sped to victory in the last two races of the Boss GP Championship (Formula Class) held at Imola, Italy.
  14. Who among the following created history after bagging India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships that was held in Russia this year?
    A) Manisha Laur
    B) Kaman Bharadwaaj 
    C) Reena Sardana
    D) Pooja Kadian
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    Pooja Kadian created history as she bagged India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships in Russia.
  15. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of India’s largest bank, State Bank of India?
    A) Raveesh Kumar
    B) Rajnish Bhalla 
    C) Rajnish Kumar
    D) Raveesh Bhalla
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre has appointed Rajnish Kumar to head State Bank of India, the country’s biggest bank. Kumar will replace Arundhati Bhattacharya whose term comes to an end in October 2nd week.
  16. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed as one of the deputy directors general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Who is the another one?
    A) Kerina Wilson
    B) Margaret Smith
    C) Emma Jones
    D) Jane Ellison
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:

    First time such a post (deputy director general) has been ever created within the organisation (WHO)>
    Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Soumya Swaminathan and Ms. Jane Ellison, who was Special Parliamentary Adviser to the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, have both been appointed to this post
  17. Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 2017 has been conferred for which of the following?
    A) For the design and synthesis of molecular machines
    B) For developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
    C) For mechanistic studies of DNA repair
    D) For the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:

    The technique they developed, called cryo-electron microscopy, has allowed the structure of biomolecules to be studied in high-resolution for the first time, an advance that revolutionised the field of biochemistry.
  18. Who among the following has been conferred Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 2017?
    A) Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson
    B) Bernard L. Feringa, Joachim Frank and William E. Moerner
    C) Jacques Dubochet, J. Fraser Stoddart and Richard Henderson
    D) J. Fraser Stoddart, Joachim Frank and Bernard L. Feringa
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have thereby received a £825,000 prize for developing an effective method for generating 3D images of life-building structures.

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