Current Affairs Quiz: October 9, 2018

Current Affairs 9 October 2018 Quiz

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  1. Women achievers meet at UN forum recently concluded in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Over a dozen women achievers from different walks of life participated in a day-long festival at a UN forum in Bengaluru. Created and curated by veteran journalist Barkha Dutta for “We the Women’s forum”, the fest themed on #opening doors and #breakingbarriers was marked by dialogues on issues such as the fight for women against the religious orthodoxy whether in ending Triple Talaq or demanding the right to enter Sabarimala.

  2. Which state government launched Unnati, a scheme to foster entrepreneurs working on rural and social impact technologies?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Karnataka Government of Social Welfare has launched Unnati, a scheme to foster entrepreneurs working on rural and social impact technologies. As part of the scheme, the department will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create end-to-end support infrastructure for start-ups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background.

  3. Which state to set up anti terror force “Kavach”?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Sikkim
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said an anti-terrorist force “Kavach” — will be set up to further strengthen the security arrangements in the state.

  4. Recently, Chief Meng Hongwei resigned.He was the former chief of which organization?
    A)NASA
    B)INTERPOL
    C)OECD
    D)World Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Criminal Police Organization(INTERPOL) received the resignation of its Chinese president Meng Hongwei.

  5. According to UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) report, planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degree celsius above pre-industrial levels by which year?
    A)2030
    B)2025
    C)2022
    D)2050
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) report said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degree celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people.

  6. According to World Bank,India to grow by how much percent in 2018-19 fiscal?
    A)7.6 percent
    B)7.8 percent
    C)7.3 percent
    D)7.5 percent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Growth in India is firming up and projected to accelerate to 7.3 percent in the 2018-19 fiscal and 7.5 percent in the next two years, the World Bank said.

  7. RBI issued guidelines for operating ETPs to transact in eligible instruments.What is “T” in ETPs?
    A)Trading
    B)Transact
    C)Trade
    D)Transaction
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    RBI issued guidelines for operating Electronic Trading Platforms(ETPs) to transact in eligible instruments. Trading on electronic platforms is being encouraged across the world as it enhances pricing transparency, processing efficiency and risk control.

  8. Recently,a Consumer Confidence Survey- reflecting households’ perceptions and expectations on the general economic situation was conducted.Who conducted this survey?
    A)IMF
    B)World Bank
    C)RBI
    D)NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    RBI’s September round of the Consumer Confidence Survey- reflecting households’ perceptions and expectations on the general economic situation, the employment scenario, the overall price situation and their own income and spending showed the consumers are pessimistic about the current situation.

  9. The share of private investments in the infrastructure sector has fallen to a decadal low of how much percent in FY18?
    A)37%
    B)25%
    C)30%
    D)35%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The share of private investments in the infrastructure sector has fallen to a decadal low of around 25% in FY 18 steeply down from a high of 37 per cent in FY08, says a report.

  10. The National Housing Bank increased its refinance limit to how much amount to make more funds available to eligible housing finance companies?

    A)20000 cr
    B)25000 cr
    C)30000 cr
    D)40000 cr

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Housing Bank increased its refinance limit to Rs 30,000 crore to make more funds available to eligible housing finance companies.

  11. Sandeep Chaudhary ended India’s wait for a gold medal at the 2018 Para Asian Games in Indonesia.He is related to which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)High Jumper
    C)Javelin Throw
    D)Swimmer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary ended India’s wait for a gold medal at the 2018 Para Asian Games in Indonesia.

  12. World Shooting Para Sports Trap Championship 2018 is being held in which country?
    A)UK
    B)France
    C)Iran
    D)Italy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    While Indian contingent was fighting it out in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, the Indian troika of para shooters comprising Harshit Tiwari,Rajveer Singh Sekhon and Balendu Singh scripted history as they clinched India’s first medal, a silver in 2018 World Shooting Para Sports Trap Championship being held in Lonato,Italy.

  13. Which state will host blind triangular series between India,England and SriLanka, slated to commence on 8 October?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Goa
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Goa is gearing up to witness the blind triangular series between India,England and SriLanka, slated to commence on 8 October at the Goa Cricket Association Alto Porvorim.

  14. Who has been sworn in as the 114th US Supreme Court Justice?
    A)Elena Kagan
    B)Stephen Bryer
    C)Brett Kavanaugh
    D)Samuel Alto
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as the 114th US Supreme Court Justice after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm him.

  15. Who was awarded with Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2018?
    A)Barry Barish and Richard Henderson
    B)Richard Thaler and Paul M.Romer
    C)William D.Norddhaus and Paul M.Romer
    D)Barry Barish and Jeffery C.Hall
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm has given the 50th Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences to William D.Norddhaus and Paul M.Romer both from the US for “integrating climate change and technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

  16. Who was conferred the prestigious Dhanvantari Award at a function held in Mumbai?

    A)Dipak Mishra
    B)Sultan A.Pradhan
    C)Ajay Tyagi
    D)Ranjan Gogoi

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Eminent surgical oncologist of Mumbai Sultan A.Pradhan was conferred the prestigious Dhanvantari Award at a function held in Mumbai.

  17. Which organization has won the “ISSA Good Practice Award” for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific”held at Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia?
    A)NABARD
    B)ESIC
    C)PNB
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Employees State Insurance Corporation has won the “ISSA Good Practice Award” for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific”held at Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the hq of National Housing bank?
    A)Nashik
    B)Kolkata
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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