Current Affairs Quiz: October 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. 14th International Global Communication Association Conference on Media and Communication is to be held in which city?
    A)Jaipur
    B)Delhi
    C)Udaipur
    D)Mumbai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Global Communication Association(GCA), a not-for-profit body of media and communication professionals, is organizing its 14th international conference of communication experts and specialists, in India, on 11-12 October 2018, in the historic ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

  2. The government took how much loan from World Bank to implement the scheme ‘Status of India Nutrition” report which will cover all districts across various states and union territories?
    A)$250 million
    B)$200 million
    C)$300 million
    D)$450 million
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government said that it will come up with ‘Status of India Nutrition” report in March next year where states will be ranked according to their performance under the Poshan Abhiyaan.The National Institute on Nutrition(NIN) will come out with the report which deals with various parameters of nutrition.The government also took a loan of $200 million from World Bank for implementing the scheme which will cover all districts across various states and union territories.
  3. The Centre and ADB have signed a 110 million dollar loan agreement for the upgradation of 2800 km kilometers all-weather rural roads for which state?
    A)Arunachal Pradesh
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Centre and ADB have signed a 110 million dollar loan agreement for the upgradation of 2800 km kilometers all-weather rural roads in Madhya Pradesh.

  4. India’s first “Methanol Cooking Fuel Program” is to be launched in which state?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Mizoram
    C)Sikkim
    D)Assam
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Northeast and Assam Petro Chemicals, a state-owned company launched Asia’s first canister based and India’s first “Methanol Cooking Fuel Program”.

  5. NASSCOM launched its Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things in which state?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Odisha
    C)Bihar
    D)Haryana
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In collaboration with the Haryana government, Indian IT industry’s apex body NASSCOM launched in Haryana its Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things.

  6. How many Indian Ocean Rim Association countries adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region?
    A)17
    B)15
    C)21
    D)18
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    As many as 21 countries in the Indian Ocean Rim Association,IORA, adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region.

  7. India signed MoU with which country to promote innovative cooperation between students?
    A)Nepal
    B)Russia
    C)France
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    To promote innovative cooperation between students of India and Russia, a Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged between India’s Atal Innovation Mission and the Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation in the presence of the PM Narendra Modi and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, in New Delhi.

  8. Which state launched “Nirman Kumsuma Yojana” to provide financial assistance to children of construction workers for pursuing technical education?
    A)Haryana
    B)Odisha
    C)Bihar
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the “Nirman Kumsuma Yojana” to provide financial assistance to children of construction workers for pursuing technical education.

  9. Odisha government launched a common city payment card system “Odyssey City Card” for which city?
    A)Puri
    B)Sambalpur
    C)Cuttack
    D)Bhubaneswar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a common city payment card system “Odyssey City Card” for Bhubaneshwar.

  10. RBI proposed new norms for FPIs to attract long-term and stable FPI investments into debt markets while allowing them operational flexibility.What is “I” in FPIs?

    A)Insecure
    B)Invest
    C)Investors
    D)Investment

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    Option C
    Explanation:
    RBI proposed new norms for foreign portfolio investors(FPIs) to attract long-term and stable FPI investments into debt markets while allowing them operational flexibility.

  11. The 3rd Youth Olympic Games began in which country?
    A)France
    B)Mexico
    C)Argentina
    D)India
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 3rd Youth Olympic Games has officially begun at Buenos Aires,Argentina.India is represented with a contingent of 68 members, including 46 athletes, will compete in 13 sports during the prestigious event.

  12. Former batsman Nick Compton announced his retirement.He was the former batsman of which country?
    A)India
    B)England
    C)South Africa
    D)Australia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former England batsman Nick Compton announced his retirement from cricket.

  13. Who has been appointed as the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva?
    A)Ajay Singh
    B)Pankaj Sharma
    C)Navtej Sharna
    D)Sandeep Bhattarcharya
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pankaj Sharma has been appointed as the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

  14. Who was nominated for “Mother Teresa Memorial Award” instituted by the city-based Harmony Foundations?
    A)Jack Murray
    B)Nadia Murad
    C)Francas Arnold
    D)Denis Hinvi
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Anti-rape campaigners Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege who were earlier in the day declared as the Nobel Peace Prize winners for 2018, have been nominated for this year’s “Mother Teresa Memorial Award” instituted by the city-based Harmony Foundations.

  15. Which country won tourism award at the 14th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International travel Awards 2018?
    A)Sri Lanka
    B)France
    C)India
    D)Nepal
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nepal won tourism awards at the 14th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International travel Awards 2018 which was held in New Delhi.

  16. Which state was ranked the best state as per the ranking undertaken by Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018?
    A)Odisha
    B)Haryana
    C)Bihar
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana was ranked as the best state while Satara district of Maharashtra was ranked as the best district as per the ranking undertaken by Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018. Uttar Pardesh was rewarded for maximum citizens participation.
  17. The Indian Postal services honoured which non-profit organization by launching their postal stamps?
    A)Bhartiya Yog Sansthan
    B)Jagannath Seva Sansthan
    C)Narayan Seva Sansthan
    D)Mahavir Cancer Sansthan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian postal services honoured the Narayan Seva Sansthan, the Udaipur-based non-profit organisation, by launching their postal stamps.

  18. Recently,which veteran Journalist and former News Editor of Press Trust of India passed away?
    A)Rajdeep Sardesai
    B)Barkha Dutt
    C)Pradip Chowdhury
    D)Vikram Chandra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran Journalist and former News Editor of Press Trust of India (PTI) Pradip Chowdhury has passed away in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was 64.

  19. Recently,Montserrat Cabelle passed away.She hails from which country?
    A)USA
    B)Russia
    C)France
    D)Spain
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Montserrat Caballe, the feted Spanish soprano who won a new generation of fans after singing Barcelona with Freddie Mercury, has passed away at the age of 85.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)France
    B)USA
    C)Philippines
    D)Mexico
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is HQ of World Bank?
    A)London
    B)Paris
    C)Washington DC
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option C

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