Current Affairs Quiz: October 26 2018

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  1. Where was the 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave inaugurated by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on 25th October 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) New Delhi
    3) Chennai
    4) Mumbai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 25th October 2018, the 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi. Theme of the conclave was: “Nuclear Power: Towards A Clean And Base Load Energy”. It was organized by Indian Energy Forum (IEF). A roundtable on “Growth of Nuclear Power: Fleet Mode Implementation” and 2 sessions titled ‘Nuclear Energy Applications in Medical and Agriculture’ and ‘Long term perspective of Nuclear Power’ were conducted. Industry leaders and scholars from nuclear energy and medicine field, from India and other countries, participated. Dr Jitendra Singh announced that, “Hall of Nuclear Power”, India’s first permanent exhibition on nuclear power, has been built in New Delhi.
  2. Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the web portal of SPARC in New Delhi, on 25th October 2018. What does “A” represent in SPARC?
    1) Agriculture
    2) Automotive
    3) Advanced
    4) Academic
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Academic
    Explanation:
    On 25th October 2018, Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the web portal of the “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)” in New Delhi. The web portal is available at: atwww.sparc.iitkgp.ac.in. SPARC scheme aims to improve the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by enabling academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world. Under this Scheme, 600 joint research proposals will be awarded for 2 years to enable strong research collaboration between Indian research groups with the best in class faculty and renowned research groups in the top universities of the world. The areas involved will be advanced fields in science or areas with direct social relevance to the mankind, especially India.
  3. Name the head of group of ministers (GoM) constituted by the government to prevent and deal with sexual harassment of women in workplaces, on 25th October 2018?
    1) Maneka Gandhi
    2) Rajnath Singh
    3) Nirmala Sitharaman
    4) Nitin Gadkari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rajnath Singh
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, the government constituted a group of ministers (GoM) headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to prevent and deal with sexual harassment of women in workplaces. The other members of the GoM are road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and women and child development minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. The group will examine and recommend further measures required to strengthen and make the existing provisions for the safety of women within three months. It would also work on a comprehensive plan of action for ensuring time-bound implementation. India already has an Act against Sexual Harassment called: Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act.
  4. India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a pact with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) worth _____ dollars, as per which, IAI will supply Barak 8 Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) Air and Missile Defence (AMD) systems for 7 ships of Indian Navy?
    1) USD 777 million
    2) USD 560 million
    3) USD 890 million
    4) USD 950 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) USD 777 million
    Explanation:
    On October 24, 2018, India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a pact with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) worth USD 777 million. Under this contract, the IAI will supply Barak 8 Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) Air and Missile Defence (AMD) systems for 7 ships of the Indian Navy. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will be the main manufacturer for the project. With this deal, sales of the Barak 8 over the past few years would total over $6 billion.
  5. Which state government signed 4 MoUs with Israeli institutions to address issues of farmers and depleting groundwater level in the state, on 24th October 2018?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Bihar
    3) Punjab
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Punjab
    Explanation:
    On October 24, 2018, the Punjab government signed 4 MoUs with Israeli institutions to address issues of farmers and depleting groundwater level in the state. This was done by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on his five-day visit to Israel. The MoUs will help boost cooperation between Punjab and Israel in areas such as water conservation as well as agricultural research and education.
  6. METRO INOX of which city has become India’s First Rooftop Solar Powered Cinema?
    1) Bengaluru
    2) Hyderabad
    3) Mumbai
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    Mumbai’s METRO INOX is now South Mumbai’s largest cinema and India’s First Rooftop Solar Powered Cinema. It has launched two INSIGNIA screens which are 100% solar powered. It has become the first multiplex in India to join the solar revolution. The INSIGNIA screens also contribute to protecting the environment by reducing 282 tons of CO2 during its operational life. It is one of nine PSUs under the Union Ministry of Defence of India.
  7. Which state government introduced the ‘Pashu Sanjeevni Sewa’ scheme to provide free of cost health care services to livestock in the state through mobile veterinary clinics, on 25th October 2018?
    1) Punjab
    2) Haryana
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Haryana
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, the Haryana Government introduce the ‘Pashu Sanjeevni Sewa’ scheme to provide free of cost health care services to livestock in the state through mobile veterinary clinics. The decision was taken during a meeting of the animal husbandry and dairy department, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The service will be first started in all the blocks of Jind, Yamunanagar and Nuh districts for pilot run. One mobile vehicle would be pressed into service in each block of these 3 districts. Each mobile vehicle would have a three-member team comprising a veterinary doctor, one para vet and one helper-cum-driver.
  8. Which shipbuilder launched a 3,000-tonne training ship for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) named ‘ICGS Varuna’, on 24th October 2018?
    1) Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited(RNEL)
    2) Kolkata Shipbuilders Ltd
    3) Mazagon Dock Ltd
    4) RV Shipbuilders
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited(RNEL)
    Explanation:
    On October 24, 2018, Anil Ambani-led shipbuilder Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited(RNEL) launched a 3,000-tonne training ship for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) named ‘ICGS Varuna’. The ship is a 105-metre long training vessel and is the largest ship ever built for the ICG and has a capacity to accommodate 242 personnel. It was built at a cost of Rs 220 crore and was launched at the shipyard of RNEL at the Pipavav Port in Amreli district of Gujarat. It is powered by twin diesel engines and can reach speeds of 20 knots. The ship would be delivered to the ICG in May 2019.
  9. Where did President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurate the International Arya Mahasammelan 2018 on October 25, 2018?
    1) Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Chennai
    4) Kochi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Delhi
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Arya Mahasammelan 2018 on October 25, 2018 in Delhi. President announced that we will be celebrating 200th birth anniversary of Swami DayanandSaraswati in 2024. We will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Arya Samaj in 2025.
  10. Where was the 2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC) towards UHC & SDGs, held on 25thand 26th October 2018?
    1) Astana, Kazakhstan
    2) Istanbul, Turkey
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Astana, Kazakhstan
    Explanation:
    On 25th and 26th October 2018, the 2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC) towards UHC & SDGs, is held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The conference is cohosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). The conference aims to renew the commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare addressed the Second Plenary Session of the conference, on the theme “The Future of Primary Health Care”.
  11. Which country had the most outward migrants in 2017 according to Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s report titled Asian Economic Integration Report 2018?
    1) China
    2) South Korea
    3) India
    4) Mexico
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) India
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s report titled Asian Economic Integration Report 2018, most of the international migrants in 2017 were from India. The number of international migrants were topped by India, followed by China and Bangladesh. One third of international migrants were from Asia in 2017. India had the most outward migrants in 2017 (17 million), followed by China (10 million) and Bangladesh (7.5 million). The global stock of international migrants from Asia rose 3.9 per cent from 83.6 million in 2015 to 86.9 million in 2017.
  12. India and which country decided to boost maritime cooperation by being part of the maritime patrol in the Malacca Straits, on 25th October 2018?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Singapore
    3) Philippines
    4) Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Indonesia
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, India and Indonesia decided to boost maritime cooperation by being part of the maritime patrol in the Malacca Straits. This was decided on the wide-ranging talks held between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Indonesian counterpart Gen (Retd) Ryamizard Rycudu on the Indian minister’s 2-day visit to Indonesia. Apart from this, deepening of defence and security relations were also discussed. Earlier in May 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Indonesia and signed a MOU on defence cooperation and elevated the ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  13. What is the rank of India among the world countries in terms of large insurance gap, as per a Lloyd’s of London’s report named “A world at risk- Closing the insurance gap”?
    1) 1
    2) 4
    3) 5
    4) 2
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 2
    Explanation:
    On October 18, 2018, according to a Lloyd’s of London’s report – A world at risk- Closing the insurance gap, India has the second largest insurance gap in the world of USD 27 billion (in absolute terms) after China. It was prepared by Lloyd’s and Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). This report also includes all the latest non-life underinsurance and insurance penetration data for natural catastrophes for 43 countries across the globe. It was first published in 2012.
  14. What is the rank of India in terms of large solar market in the world, during the first half of 2018, according to a report titled ‘India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2018’ by Mercom Communications India?
    1) 2
    2) 3
    3) 4
    4) 5
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2
    Explanation:
    On October 15, 2018, according to a report titled ‘India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2018’ by Mercom Communications India, India stands as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of calendar year 2018. India installed 4.9 GW of solar power and was the fifth-largest solar market in the world for total installations. It follows China which topped during the January-June period. The top 10 large-scale developers accounted for 55 per cent market share during the reporting period with others making up the remaining 45 per cent. In that period, there were about 300 utility-scale project developers in the country with projects of at least 5 MW or more in operation.
  15. International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that, India will become the world’s _____ largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the United Kingdom?
    1) second
    2) third
    3) fourth
    4) sixth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) third
    Explanation:
    On 24th October 2018, International Air Transport Association (IATA) stated that, India will become the world’s 3rd largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the United Kingdom. India is at present, the world’s 7th largest aviation market. By 2037, out of 572 million new passengers in the world, India will account for 414 million passengers. The latest update to IATA’s 20-year Air Passenger Forecast has been released. It is projected that, passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to drive the biggest growth with more than half the total number of new passengers in the next 20 years coming from these markets.
  16. National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) got regulatory approval from SEBI to launch copper large futures contract with a trading unit of _____ tonne at par with international commodity markets?
    1) 25 tonne
    2) 50 tonne
    3) 65 tonne
    4) 90 tonne
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 25 tonne
    Explanation:
    On October 23, 2018, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) got regulatory approval from SEBI to launch copper large futures contract. The copper large futures contract will have a trading unit of 25 tonne at par with international commodity markets. It is one of the highest traded contracts and is considered as the global benchmark. With this, NSE aims to provide an onshore hedging platform to large Indian corporates, refiners and various users in the value chain.
  17. European Union selected Department of European Studies (DES) of which university for the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) Award, on 25th October 2018?
    1) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai
    2) Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
    3) Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru
    4) National Institute of Technology (NIT), Suratkal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, the European Union announced the selection of Department of European Studies (DES) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) for the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) Award. It became the only Centre of Excellence in European Studies in the country. The recognition comes along with a grant of close to one lakh euros for various activities planned for the next three years. Earlier, MAHE had been titled as an Institute of Eminence by the Government of India.
  18. Name the professor who has been named for the “Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018)”?
    1) Amit Tiwari
    2) Ranjan Gogoi
    3) Ashis Mukherjee
    4) Tushar Raheja
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ashis Mukherjee
    Explanation:
    On October 23, 2018, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) selected Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee for the prestigious “Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018)”. He was selected for his consistent and high-level of teaching, and inspiration and mentoring students to take up careers in Science and Technology. He will be conferred the award at the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2018. He has also received Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Biotechnology from Calcutta University and the Visitor’s (President of India is the visitor of all central universities of India) Award for Research in Basic and Applied Sciences-2018 from the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
  19. Who was appointed the managing director and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank on 25th October 2018?
    1) Shekhar Das
    2) Salim Ali
    3) Satish Kumar Gupta
    4) Arnab Chatterjee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Satish Kumar Gupta
    Explanation:
    On 25th October 2018, Satish Kumar Gupta was appointed managing director and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank. Satish Kumar Gupta replaces Renu Satti, who resigned in July 2018, to head Paytm’s new retail business. Satish Kumar Gupta was former deputy general manager at State Bank of India (SBI). He also served as chief project officer at National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  20. Who was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Union of Myanmar, on 24th October 2018?
    1) Vikram Misri
    2) Ajay Bisaria
    3) Saurabh Kumar
    4) Rajeev Menon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Saurabh Kumar
    Explanation:
    On 24th October 2018, Saurabh Kumar was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Union of Myanmar. Saurabh Kumar is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1989 batch. At present, he is the Ambassador of India to Iran. He will take up this assignment soon. Saurabh Kumar will succeed Vikram Misri who has been serving as Ambassador of India to Myanmar since 2016. In September 2018, Vikram Misri was appointed the Indian Ambassador to China.
  21. Who was appointed as the acting chief justice of the Allahabad High Court, on 23rd October 2018?
    1) Justice Govind Mathur
    2) Justice S Sreenivasan
    3) Justice Siddharth Hola
    4) Justice Joshwin Alfred
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Justice Govind Mathur
    Explanation:
    On 23rd October 2018, Justice Govind Mathur was appointed as the acting chief justice of the Allahabad High Court. Justice Govind Mathur replaces Chief Justice D B Bhosale, who retired recently. Initially, Justice Govind Mathur practiced in the Rajasthan High Court. Later he became a judge. In November 2017, he was transferred to the Allahabad High Court. He has also worked as the standing counsel for the University of Rajasthan, Indian Oil Corporation and Water and Power Consultancy Services, New Delhi.
  22. Name Indian Railways’ mobile app for buying unreserved tickets online, which will be available throughout India, from 1 November 2018?
    1) UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System)
    2) PTS (Premium Ticketing System)
    3) Internal Ticket Booking (ITB)
    4) Super-fast Ticket Booking (STB)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System)
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways’ UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System) mobile app for buying unreserved tickets online will be available throughout India, from 1 November 2018. This scheme was introduced 4 years ago. It received wide response only in Mumbai. Then, it was launched in Delhi-Palwal and Chennai city. Railways has already implemented the scheme in 15 of its zones. North East Frontier Railway and West Central Railway are the 2 zones, where it is yet to be implemented. This app is also available for buying tickets for travelling long distance, platform tickets and monthly passes. A passenger needs to be around 25-30 metres away from the station to use the UTS app. A user can book only 4 tickets at a time through the app.
  23. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists, have developed a method to mass produce robots the size of a cell, named _____ that could detect disease in the bloodstream?
    1) Minibot
    2) Syncells
    3) Cellrobot
    4) Cellcontrol
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Syncells
    Explanation:
    United States’ MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists, have developed a method to mass produce robots the size of a cell named “Syncells” (synthetic cells), that could be used to monitor the interior of an oil or gas pipeline, or to detect disease in the bloodstream. Syncells can be produced in large quantities by controlling the natural fracturing process of atomically-thin, brittle materials. A process called “autoperforation” directs the fracture lines to produce miniscule pockets of a predictable size and shape. Inside these pockets electronic circuits and materials are embedded to collect data. The outer structure of syncells if formed by a two-dimensional form of carbon called grapheme.
  24. Who became the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 one-day international (ODI) runs in 205 innings, on 24thOctober 2018?
    1) Shikhar Dawan
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rohit Sharma
    4) Rashid Khan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On 24th October 2018, Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 one-day international (ODI) runs in 205 innings. He surpassed the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved this mark in 259 innings. He reached this feat during the 2nd ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. Sachin Tendulkar was the first in history to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs in 2001.
  25. Which country won the 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championship in Yokohama, Japan, on 20th October 2018?
    1) Japan
    2) South Korea
    3) Serbia
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Serbia
    Explanation:
    Serbia women’s volleyball team beat the Italian team 3:2 in a grand finale of the Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Yokohama, Japan, on 20th October 2018. Serbia won the Volleyball Women’s World Championship title for the first time.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the MD & CEO and headquarters of National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)?
    Answer
      MD & CEO – Mr. Vikram Limaye; Headquarters – Mumbai
  2. Who is the director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA) headquartered in Montreal, Canada?
    Answer
       Alexandre de Juniac
  3. Name the president and headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    Answer
      President – Takehiko Nakao; Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
  4. Who is the director general of Indian Coast Guard?
    Answer
      Rajendra Singh
  5. Who is the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)?
    Answer
      Dr K N Vyas
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