Current Affairs Quiz: October 8, 2018

Current Affairs 8 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. The country’s biggest skill competition, “India Skills 2018”recently concluded in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The country’s biggest skill competition, “India Skills 2018” has concluded in New Delhi. The 164 winners were awarded by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde.

  2. JIMEX -18, a bilateral maritime exercise is between India and which other country?
    A)Indonesia
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    JIMEX -18, a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan,began in Vishakapatnam.

  3. Recently,RBI approved the proposal of which state’s bank having Rs 650 bn in deposits and which will be formed by consolidating State Cooperative Bank and the 14 district cooperatives?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Kerala
    C)Sikkim
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    RBI approved the proposal of Kerala government for the formation of Kerala Bank. RBI approved formation of ‘Kerala Bank’ having Rs 650 bn in deposits. The decision was taken by special task force headed by Chairman MS Sriram. The bank will be formed by consolidating State Cooperative Bank and the 14 district cooperatives.

  4. Which e-commerce company has partnered with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance to offer customised insurance solutions to power its mobile phone protection programme?
    A)Paytm
    B)Flipkart
    C)Snapdeal
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    E-commerce major Flipkart has partnered Bajaj Allianz General Insurance to offer customised insurance solutions to power its mobile phone protection programme for all leading mobile phone brands that are sold on its platform.

  5. Which country won Under 19 Asia Cup 2018?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)India
    C)Pakistan
    D)Srilanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India clinched the Under 19 Asia Cup, beating Sri Lanka by 144 runs in the final. This is India’s sixth title in seven editions of the U-19 continental tournament.

  6. Who won the Japanese Grand Prix?
    A)Valteri Bottas
    B)Nico Roseberg
    C)Lewis Hamilton
    D)Sebastian Vettel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two to take a 67-point lead in the Formula One championship.

  7. Who has been unanimously elected as the chairman and world president of International Advertising Association?
    A)Srinivisan Swamy
    B)R Swamy
    C)S Chidambaram
    D)N Ravi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Srinivasan Swamy,chairman of marketing communications firm RK Swamy Hansa Group, has been unanimously elected as the chairman and world president of International Advertising Association, for a period of two years.

  8. Who was appointed as new head of IDBI Bank?
    A)Mahesh Kumar Jain
    B)Sunil Mehta
    C)B Sriram
    D)Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government appointed former Canara Bank managing director Rakesh Sharma as head of IDBI Bank for a period of six months.

  9. Who has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Championship?
    A)Geeta Sethi
    B)Vidya Pillai
    C)Pooja Pandey
    D)Keerthana Pandian
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s Keerthana Pandian has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Championship, her maiden international crown.

  10. Who won the gold medal in the elite women’s 40 km competition at Saksham Pedal Delhi, India’s Premier Cyclothon?
    A)Pooja Singh
    B)Chitra Magimairaj
    C)Deborah Herold
    D)Vineeta Phogat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Deborah Herold won the gold medal in the elite women’s 40 km competition at Saksham Pedal Delhi, India’s Premier Cyclothon.

  11. Which pair of girls has won the Under 15 girls double titles in the Badminton Asia Junior Under-17 and Under-15 championships?
    A)PV Sindhu and Vidya Phillai
    B)Tasnim Mir and Vidya Phillai
    C)Pooja Reddy and Meghna Reddy
    D)Meghana Reddy and Tasnim Mir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian pair of Meghana Reddy and Tasnim Mir has won the Under 15 girls double titles in the Badminton Asia Junior Under-17 and Under-15 championships.

  12. Recently, Natwar Thakkar, popularly known as “Nagaland’s Gandhi”, passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Worker
    B)Actor
    C)Sports
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, popularly known as “Nagaland’s Gandhi”, passed away in a private hospital in Guwahati after a brief illness.

  13. Recently, Girish Patel passed away in Ahmedabad.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Politics
    C)Human Rights Activist
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Well-known human rights activist Girish Patel passed away in Ahmedabad. He was 86. He suffered from multiple age-related ailments.

  14. Who is the author of “Feisty At Fifty”?
    A)Anita Desai
    B)Sudha Menon
    C)Preeti Shenoy
    D)Arundhati Roy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The book “Feisty At Fifty”authored by Sudha Menon was released at the Pune International Literary Festival recently.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the tagline of IDBI Bank?
    A)Relationship beyond banking
    B)The name you can bank upon
    C)Badti ka naam Zindagi
    D)Aao Sochein Bada
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Flipkart?
    A)Pune
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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