Current Affairs Quiz: October 5, 2018

Current Affairs 5 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which organization issued commemorative stamps on International Day of Non Violence?
    A)ADB
    B)UN Postal Agency
    C)OECD
    D)World Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In commemoration of the International Day of Non Violence , marked on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, the UN postal agency issued a new collection of stamps featuring artistic interpretation of “The Knotted Gun” an iconic global sculpture giving the message of peace and non-violence.

  2. National Khadi Festival 2018 held in which city?
    A)Nashik
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A month-long National Khadi Festival 2018 to promote Khadi products has been inaugurated on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2018, by Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh.

  3. Indian Railways have planned to develop 640 Utkrisht Rakes under its project of upgrading the mail/express trains in the next two years at how much amount?
    A)400 crore
    B)500 crore
    C)600 crore
    D)700 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways have plans to develop 640 Utkrisht Rakes under its project of upgrading the mail/express trains in the next two years at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

  4. Recently,cabinet approved how much profit over input costs for rabi crops?
    A)50 %
    B)75%
    C)60%
    D)85%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that hiked MSPs translated to 112.5 per cent more than the cost for wheat. Pegging the cost of production of wheat at Rs 866 per quintal, its MSP for the 2018-19 season would now be Rs 1840 against Rs 1,735 last year.

  5. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental health Rehabilitation in which district?
    A)Hosangabad
    B)Panna
    C)Bhopal
    D)Sehore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental health Rehabilitation in Sehore district instead of earlier approved Bhopal location.

  6. Recently,Cabinet approved two Metro Rail Projects in which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Karnataka
    C)Chattisgarh
    D)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved two Metro Rail Projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh in Indore and Bhopal.

  7. Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the world’s largest dome in which university campus?
    A)Maharashtra Institute of Technology World Peace University
    B)Banaras Hindu University
    C)IIT Madras
    D)Aligarh Muslim University
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology World Peace University campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  8. Exercise Sahyog Hop Tac 2018 is between India and which country?
    A)Japan
    B)Vietnam
    C)Australia
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards will take part in joint exercise Sahyog Hop Tac 2018 off Chennai to promote interoperability between the two maritime forces.

  9. The 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi National Maritime Exercise between the Indian,Brazalian and South African Navies is being held in which country?
    A)Brazil
    B)India
    C)Australia
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    With the aim to build interoperability and mutual understanding as well as sharing of best practices, the 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi National Maritime Exercise between the Indian,Brazalian and South African Navies, is being held at Simons Town,South Africa from Oct 1-13.

  10. India and ADB signed how much million loan agreement to strengthen capacity of Kolkata Municipal Corporation(KMC) for resilient urban services?
    A)$95 million
    B)$100 million
    C)$150 million
    D)$160 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and ADB signed $100 million loan agreement to strengthen capacity of Kolkata Municipal Corporation(KMC) for resilient urban services.

  11. Which state became the 23rd state to become Open Defecation Free in India?
    A)Mizoram
    B)Karnataka
    C)Sikkim
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh declared Manipur as the 23rd state to become Open Defecation Free in India. It is the 5th state in the North East to get the ODF tag.

  12. Which IIT has been named the national coordinating institute of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration(SPARC) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development?
    A)IIT Kharagpur
    B)IIT Bombay
    C)IIT Madras
    D)IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IIT Kharagpur has been named the national coordinating institute of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration(SPARC) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

  13. According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands” report,which company has become the top brand in the world in 2018?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Facebook
    C)Apple
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Apple displaced Google to become the top brand in the world in 2018 while Facebook, mired in data breach controversies, fell to 9th place in the top 100 brands. globally.According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands” report,Amazon achieved a 56 per cent growth to become the 3rd top brand globally.

  14. Chanda Kochhar quits from CEO position recently.She was the former CEO of which bank?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)SBI
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chanda Kochhar quit as CEO of ICICI Bank after her plea for early retirement was accepted by the bank. She is also stepping down from the board of directors of its units, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the chairperson.

  15. RBI allowed state-owned oil marketing companies to raise ECBs from lenders under the automatic route.What is “C” in ECBs?
    A)Comeback
    B)Commercial
    C)Cooperative
    D)Commercialization
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    RBI allowed state-owned oil marketing companies to raise external commercial borrowings(ECBs) from lenders under the automatic route. The RBI decision comes on the back of a fast depreciating rupee and rising oil prices.

  16. By how much percent, gross direct tax collection in the first six months of the financial year grew up?
    A)15.4 percent
    B)16.7 percent
    C)15.8 percent
    D)16.0 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Gross direct tax collection in the first six months of the financial year grew 16.7 percent to Rs 5.47 lakh crore.

  17. Which wallet player launched the breakthrough product called “Boost”?
    A)Oxigen Wallet
    B)Paytm
    C)Mobikwik
    D)Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mobikwik announced the launch of its breakthrough product called “Boost”, that offers instant loan approval and disbursal to MobiKwik users.

  18. Moody’s Investors Service assigned an A3 local currency issuer rating to which IT major company based on the IT major’s “internationally diverse revenue base and strong financial profile”?
    A)IBM
    B)Wipro
    C)Infosys
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service assigned an A3 local currency issuer rating to Infosys based on the IT major’s “internationally diverse revenue base and strong financial profile”. The rating outlook is stable.

  19. Which state claimed victory in the final of the 24th Senior Women’s National Football Championships?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Manipur
    C)Odisha
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Manipur claimed victory in the final of the 24th Senior Women’s National Football Championships, defeating hosts Odisha in the summit clash by a 2-1 margin in Cuttack.

  20. Who was named as flag bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Para Asian Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Sardar Singh
    C)Rani Rampal
    D)Thangvellu Mariyappan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangvellu Mariyappan was named as flag bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Para Asian Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13.

  21. Who was appointed as chairman of working group committee by World Federation of Exchange(WFE)?
    A)Ajay Tyagi
    B)Sandeep Bansal
    C)Vikram Limaye
    D)Amit Tandon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Federation of Exchange(WFE), has appointed NSE’s Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye as the chairman of its working group committee. His name was announced at the 58th General Assembly and Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece.

  22. The 89th FIDE Congress 2018 was held at which place?
    A)Russia
    B)France
    C)Georgia
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Arkady Dvorkovich, former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, was crowned as the new King of FIDE, the world body governing chess at the 89th FIDE Congress held at Batumi in Georgia.

  23. Who received the prestigious 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award?
    A)Evan Atar Adaha
    B)Eleanor Rosevelt
    C)Aya Mohammed
    D)Atar Rosevelt
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon who runs a remote hospital in South Sudan, received the prestigious 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

  24. Who has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar 2018?
    A)Rani Rampal
    B)Abhinav Bindra
    C)Lilima Minz
    D)PV Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Hockey player Lilima Minz, who hails from Odisha, has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar 2018. The annual award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation, would be presented at the Ekalabya Award function.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Chess Federation?
    A)USA
    B)France
    C)Greece
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Georgia?
    A)Yuan
    B)Lari
    C)Euro
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of World Federation of Exchanges?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New York
    C)London
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. In which state is  Kishanganga dam situated?
    A)Punjab
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Jammu and Kashmir
    D)Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Recently Pakistan has asked India to immediately share the data showing inflow and discharge of water at the Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir
  5. In which country is Mount Soputan situated?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Myanmar
    C)China
    D)Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Recently Mount Soputan erupted on Sulawesi island in Indonesia. Earlier earthquake and tsunami last week killed at least 1,400 people on Sulawesi island.
  6. In which state is  RAPS Nuclear Reactor situated?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Bihar
    C)West Bengal
    D)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Recently the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit 3 (RAPS-3) has set a new record of continuous 766 days of operations, breaking the earlier record of the RAPS-5 of 765 days of non-stop operations in 2014

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