Current Affairs Quiz: October 6, 2018

Current Affairs 6 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was allocated by the government for the revival of closed NEPA mill in Madhya Pradesh?
    A)Rs 400 crore
    B)Rs 356.48 crore
    C)Rs 469.41 crore
    D)Rs 485.51 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has approved a Rs 469.41 crore package for the revival of closed NEPA mill in Madhya Pradesh, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

  2. Government unveiled which initiative under which travellers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometrics?
    A)Yatra India
    B)Digi Yatra
    C)Digi Dhan
    D)Yatra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Travellers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government’s Digi Yatra initiative.

  3. India and which country signed the USD 5.4 billion S-400 air defence system deal in New Delhi?
    A)Japan
    B)Russia
    C)France
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    After wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, India and Russia signed the USD 5.4 billion S-400 air defence system deal in New Delhi.

  4. India signed a deal with which country for cooperation on a new nuclear power project and to setup 6 nuclear reactors in India?
    A)Russia
    B)Australia
    C)France
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India and Russia signed a document for cooperation on a new nuclear power project in India with the latest VVER-1200 type reactors powered by advanced fuel.

  5. According to the latest Q3 2018 Salary Budget Planning Report released by Willis Towers Watson, salaries in India are projected to rise by how much percent in 2019?
    A)11 percent
    B)12 percent
    C)10 percent
    D)15 percent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Salaries in India are projected to rise 10 percent in 2019, same as the actual increase in 2018, according to the latest Q3 2018 Salary Budget Planning Report released by Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company.

  6. The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival began in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Pune
    C)Luc know
    D)Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival began in Lucknow. A number of conferences and exhibitions showcasing of the work of young scientists were held.The theme is “Science for Transformation”.

  7. Which city stood first in the all-India cleanliness ranking in a survey of 685 districts across the country?
    A)Nashik
    B)Satara
    C)Pune
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Satara in Maharashtra stood first in the all-India cleanliness ranking in a survey of 685 districts across the country.
  8. The 46th edition of Cervantino International Festival is to be held in which country?
    A)Brazil
    B)Russia
    C)Mexico
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 46th edition of Cervantino International Festival to be held in Mexico, will see India participating as a guest of honour, with an elaborate programme of performing arts.

  9. Reliance Jio started a campaign with which Facebook owned company to train people about using the mobile messaging platform responsibly on their JioPhones?
    A)Wechat
    B)Whatsapp
    C)Instagram
    D)Telegram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Facebook-owned Whatsapp and Reliance Jio started a campaign to train people about using the mobile messaging platform responsibly on their JioPhones.

  10. India Chem 2018, the 10th Biennial International Exhibition and Conference began in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India Chem 2018, the 10th Biennial International Exhibition and Conference began in Mumbai.

  11. 36th National Games in 2019 will be held in which state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Goa
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The much-delayed 36th National Games in Goa will be held from March 30 to April 14 next year. Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held at PJN Stadium, Fatorda.

  12. Which state’s Alphonso Mango recently got a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag?
    A)Bihar
    B)Maharshtra
    C)Mizoram
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Alphonso Mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and other adjoining areas in Maharashtra, finally gets a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.

  13. The world’s first full-sized Hyperloop passenger capsule has been unveiled in which country?
    A)USA
    B)China
    C)Spain
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The world’s first full-sized Hyperloop passenger capsule has been unveiled in Spain giving those in attendance a glimpse of the future.

  14. According to RBI 4th bi monthly Monetary Policy Review,what is the repo rate?
    A)5.25 percent
    B)5.75 percent
    C)6.25 percent
    D)6.5 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    RBI has maintained status quo on all key policy rates in the 4th bi-monthly Monetary policy review. The six member monetary policy committee, MPC headed by Governor Urjit Patel decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent and the reverse repo rate at 6.25 percent.
  15. According to a survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by payments company Visa, what is India’s rank in government e-payment adoption?
    A)32nd
    B)36th
    C)25th
    D)28th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s overall ranking on the government’s adoption of e-payments has moved up to 28th in 2018, from 36th in 2011.Norway leads the pack in the 73-country ranking, followed by France and Denmark.
  16. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 at how much percent?
    A)6.6 percent
    B)6.5 percent
    C)7.4 percent
    D)7 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 to be at 7 percent. Previously in 2017, it was 6.2%.
  17. According to World Bank, developing countries of the East Asia and Pacific Region will grow at how much percent in 2018?
    A)6.8 percent
    B)6.3 percent
    C)7.0 percent
    D)6.6 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Developing countries of the East Asia and Pacific Region will grow at 6.3 per cent in 2018, the World Bank has said.The outlook for the region remained positive despite a lower growth prospect than in 2017 owing to a moderation in China’s growth.
  18. Which company has got the R3 Approval from Insurance Regulatory Authority of India?
    A)ICICI Securities
    B)Spoton
    C)Reliance Health Insurance
    D)Bajaj Allianz
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reliance Capital Ltd said its wholly owned Reliance Health Insurance has got the R3 Approval from Insurance Regulatory Authority of India.
  19. Which cricketer became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman?
    A)Steve Smith
    B)MS Dhoni
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)Mike Hussey
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India captain Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman early on day two against the West Indies.
  20. Who assumed the role of CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo?
    A)Denis Mukwege
    B)Ramon Laguarta
    C)Indra Nooyi
    D)Ruhan Rajput
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ramon Laguarta assumed the role of CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo, succeeding India-born Indra Nooyi who had helmed the American company for 12 years.
  21. Who was awarded noble peace prize for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war?
    A)Nadia Murad and Rainer Weiss
    B)Kip Thorne and Kazua Ishiguro
    C)Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
    D)Kazua Ishiguro and Rainer Weiss
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Noble Peace Prize has been awarded to a Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and an Iraqi woman Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war.
  22. Who bagged recognition at the Mid Day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018?
    A)Ruhaan rajput
    B)Mira Rajput
    C)Ajay Singh
    D)Irfan Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ruhaan rajput, a multi-talented young actor bagged an award at the recently concluded Mid Day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018. The event took place at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
  23. Who has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine?
    A)Anil Ambani
    B)Lakshmi Mittal
    C)Aziz Premji
    D)Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
  24. Recently,Will Vinton passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Sports
    B)Politician
    C)Actor
    D)Animator
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton passed away at the age of 70. He was battling with multiple myeloma for 12 years.
  25. > The girl holding the lamp in the celebrated painting “Glow of Hope”, also known as the women with the Lamp, has died.What was her name?
    A)Geeta Sharma
    B)Meena Ramanujan
    C)Gita Uplekar
    D)Sita Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The girl holding the lamp in the celebrated painting “Glow of Hope”, also known as the women with the Lamp, has died at 102.Gita Uplekar died in Kolhapur, Maharashtra after a brief illness.
  26. What is the theme of this year’s International Teachers Day?
    A)Teaching in Freedom and Empowering Teachers
    B)Valuing teachers and Improving their status
    C)The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher
    D)Teacher and Student relation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Teachers Day also known as International Teachers Day, is observed on Oct 5 every year. World Teachers’ Day focuses on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to address issues related to teachers and teaching.This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is : “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Russia?
    A)Yuan
    B)Dollar
    C)Ruble
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Mexico?
    A)Rupee
    B)Peso
    C)Dollar
    D)Yuan
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the capital of Spain?
    A)Paris
    B)London
    C)Berlin
    D)Madrid
    View Answer
    Option D

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