Current Affairs Quiz: October 08, 2017

Current Affairs 8 October 2017 Quiz

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  1. Who of the following has been appointed as the has been appointed as the CEO of Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Ltd?
    A) Sudhakar Singh
    B) Sangram Singh
    C) Sanjay Singh
    D) Saurah Singh
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    The country’s third largest private sector lender Axis Bank has acquired payments wallet Freecharge for Rs. 373 crore in an all-cash deal and appointed Sangram Singh as its CEO. Sangram Singh has been appointed as the CEO of Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Ltd.
  2. Apollo Munich has partnered with which of the following life insurance company?
    A) Met Life
    B) HDFC Life
    C) Sun Life
    D) ING Group
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    HDFC Life Insurance and Apollo Munich Health have come together to launch ‘Click2Protect Health plan’, which provides both life and health cover under a single plan.
  3. National Award-winning director and Film-maker __has passed away.
    A) Abhay Chakraboty
    B) Rituprna Mallick
    C) Kundan Shah
    D) Anthony Gonsalves
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    National Award-winning director Kundan Shah, best known for his dark satire “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and coming-of-age comedy “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”, has passed away.
  4. ‘Eazy connect’ , an online customer service for social media platforms has been launched by which of the following life insurance company ?
    A) Aviva
    B) Met Life
    C) Bajaj Alliance
    D) Tata AIA Life
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    Private insurer Tata AIA Life announced the launch of ‘Eazy Connect’, that will extend online customer service to social media platforms. The chatbot will be available through social media platforms and is developed to respond to the most frequently asked queries.
  5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed certain restriction on banking activities of which of the following ank ?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Bank of India
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed certain restriction on banking activities of government-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce which has suffered huge losses due to sharp rise in bad loan. This will be the seventh bank among the 21 PSU banks to be placed under restrictions since March this calendar year.
  6. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the first time a test for detecting the __virus in donated blood.
    A) Canine
    B) Feline
    C) Zika
    D) Rika
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    The cobas Zika test, manufactured by Roche Molecular Systems Inc., is intended for use by blood collection establishments to detect Zika virus in blood donations, not for the individual diagnosis of Zika virus infection.
  7. A BRICS-themed subway train with carriages has started test operations in which of the following country?
    A) Brazil
    B) India
    C) South Africa
    D) China
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    A BRICS-themed subway train with carriages representing the five member nations including India has started test operations in China’s southeastern Xiamen city.
  8. Which of the following Tiger Reserve has highest number of clouded leopards in South-east Asia?
    A) Melghat Tiger Reserve
    B) Corbett Tiger Reserve
    C) Dampa Tiger Reserve
    D) Manas Tiger Reserve
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia, the state government has claimed. The density of population of clouded leopards, locally knows as ‘Kelral’, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura.
  9. Which of the following state has banned the use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride?
    A) Bihar
    B) Chattisgarh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    In Chhattisgarh, the state government has banned the use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride -PVC. The advertising and promotion materials like PVC banners, flex, and hoardings have also been banned with immediate effect. Chhattisgarh government decision is with an objective to conserve and improve the environment.
  10. Aadhar card is made mandatory for which of the following Scheme?
    A) Post Office Savings Account
    B) Small Saving Scheme
    C) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme
    D) National Savings Certificates
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    The Finance Ministry has made Aadhaar mandatory for small saving schemes including post office deposits and Public Provident Fund.
  11. Centre to examine problems faced by people along border, LoC. Who of the following is the head of the team?
    A) Rashmita Sen
    B) Rina Mitra
    C) Rinki Singh
    D) Rashi Bhat
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    Due to ever-present threat of cross-border firing from Pakistan, the Centre has set up a study group to examine the problems being faced by the people living near the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The group will meet people living in the border areas of Valley, security forces were deployed, district administration officials, local public representatives were assigned their duties and will submit their report within two months. Special secretary in the home ministry Rina Mitra will head the team.
  12. Aadhar Card comes under which of the following ministry?
    A) Ministry of Consumer Affairs
    B) Ministry of Communications
    C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    D) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    View Answer
       Option D 
  13. Who of the following is the CEO of Aadhar ?
    A) Bibek Debroy
    B) Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    C) Nandan Sharma
    D) Rahul Pandey
    View Answer
       Option B 
  14. Who of the following is the CM of Mizoram?
    A) Lal Denga
    B) Zoramthanga
    C) Lal Thanhawla
    D) T Sailo
    View Answer
       Option C 
  15. Who of the following is the CMD of Axis Bank?
    A) Usha Subramanian
    B) Chanda Kochar
    C) Shikha Sharma
    D) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    View Answer
       Option C 


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