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  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 through video conferencing, on 27th October 2018?
    1) Kanpur
    2) Chennai
    3) Lucknow
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Lucknow
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 in Lucknow through video conferencing. Krishi Kumbh is having: Haryana and Jharkhand as partner states and Japan and Israel as partner countries. Under this, the Government is providing 50 to 80 per cent discount on machineries to stop farmers from stubble burning. In addition to setting up of solar pumps in farms sectors across the country, Rice Research Centre will be set up in Varanasi. He also called upon agriculture scientists and experts to use this event to find technology-related solution so that farmers and environment both are benefited.

  2. Where did Union Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurate the 3-day 10th Edition of BIOFACH INDIA, the largest show on the “Organic Sector” in India, on 27th October 2018?
    1) Chennai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Allahabad
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 3-day 10th Edition of BIOFACH INDIA, the largest show on the “Organic Sector” in India, at Pragati Maidan. It was organized by Nuernberg Messe India and APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and supported by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the BIOFACH INDIA conference being “Enhancing export of organic products trade from India – strategies and synergies”. An organic Theme Pavilion was set up by APEDA having direct display of items and direct business opportunity to Indian organic food product producers was provided.

  3. Where was the two day 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar held on 25th and 26th October 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Kolkata
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Vishakapatnam
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 26, 2018, the two day 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar concluded in New Delhi. In the meeting: The Indian delegation was led by: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and The Myanmar delegation was led by: Deputy Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Major General Aung Thu. The following was discussed in the meeting:
    • Cooperation in preventing smuggling of wildlife and narcotic drugs,
    • Cooperation on international border management,
    • Action against insurgent groups operating within their territories,
    • Construction of subsidiary pillars to better demarcate the border.

  4. Where was the 2018 edition of India-EU dialogue on cooperation in the field of Digital Communications held on 27th October 2018?
    1) Hyderabad
    2) New Delhi
    3) Cochin
    4) Guwahati
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    2018 edition of India-EU dialogue on cooperation in the field of Digital Communications was held in New Delhi on 27th October 2018. India and European Union (EU) decided to cooperate on Digital communications, Digital economy and society. This decision was taken by: The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Government of India, Mr Manoj Sinha and the H.E. Mr Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission in their meeting in New Delhi. Under this, technical cooperation will take place between: The Indian and European Telecom Standardization Development Organizations – TSDSI (India) and ETSI (European Union).

  5. Indian railways has announced the world’s highest railway line that will run along the border of India and which country, with the highest road point of 5,360 metres above mean sea level?
    1) Bangladesh
    2) Nepal
    3) China
    4) Pakistan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) China
    Explanation:
    On October 26, 2018, Indian railways announced the world’s highest railway line that will run along the India-China border. The rail line will have a highest road point of 5,360 metres above mean sea level. The estimated cost to build this 465 km-line will be Rs 83,360 crore. It will consist of 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges and 396 minor bridges and 30 stations. Keylong station on the route will be build inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, a first in India. More than half of the train route will be covered in tunnels, longest being 27 km, and the total length of the tunnels would be 244 km.

  6. Which state launched the flagship scheme “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”, on 26th October 2018?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Kerala
    3) Meghalaya
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Meghalaya
    Explanation:
    On October 26, 2018, Meghalaya launched the flagship scheme “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”. For this, the Central Government has sanctioned 51 crore rupees. This would enable self-sufficiency in fish production.

  7. Where is the ‘Experiencing North East’ festival held from 27th-31st October, 2018?
    1) Shillong
    2) Itanagar
    3) Kohima
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, the 5-day ‘Experiencing North East’ festival was launched at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi which will continue from 27th-31st October, 2018. It was inaugurated by Shri N.N. Vohra, Former Governor and President, IIC. It was organized by North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in collaboration with India International Centre. It is a part of Destination North East series. The festival will showcase art, handicraft, handlooms, tourism, food, culture etc. of the North-East.

  8. Which state has topped the TAG (Teen Age Girls) index, which compares the performance of each State based on the status of their teenage girls, as per The Teen Age Girls (TAG) Report, prepared by Project Nanhi Kali?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Goa
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Kerala
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, according to survey findings of The Teen Age Girls (TAG) Report, conducted by Project Nanhi Kali, Kerala topped the TAG index, which compares the performance of each State based on the status of their teenage girls. This is the nation’s first report on what it means to be a teenage girl in India. This report was Compiled and published by the Naandi Foundation, with grant support from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

  9. Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot announced the construction of the international standard National Sports Stadium for differently-abled in Shillong, Meghalaya at the cost of over ____ rupees, on October 25, 2018?
    1) Rs 200 crore
    2) Rs 100 crore
    3) Rs 150 crore
    4) Rs 300 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Rs 200 crore
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2018, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot announced the construction of the international standard for differently-abled in Shillong, Meghalaya. It would be constructed at the cost of over Rs 200 crore and the state would provide 50 acres of land for the project. It will be one of the five National Sports Stadiums of international standard for differently-abled sportspersons, under the Assistance to Disabled Person scheme. It should come up before National Games 2022 in Meghalaya enabling it to host Olympics for the differently-abled. He also announced that the central government will also set up a Composite Regional Centre in the state.

  10. Where was Children’s Film Bonanza held on 25th and 26th October 2018?
    1) Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    2) Siddapura, Karnataka
    3) Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Patna, Bihar
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On October 26, 2018, two-day Childrens Film Bonanza concluded at Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh. It was organized by the Children’s Film Society of India, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh Information and Public Relations department.

  11. Name the Pakistani woman who is one of the 4 recipients of United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights 2018, which will be awarded on December 10, 2018, in New York, US?
    1) Rameeza Sheikh
    2) Sushma Malik
    3) Asma Jahangir
    4) Rabiya Sayeed
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Asma Jahangir
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, the United Nations announced the winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights 2018. It was announced by Maria Espinosa, UN General Assembly President. The awardees would be conferred in this year’s award ceremony which will be held in UN Headquarters in New York, USA on Human Rights day on December 10, 2018. The awardees are as follows:
    [table]

    Name of the awardee Country Reason for consideration
    Asma Jahangir Pakistan advocating for issues such as women’s rights and discrimination against minorities.
    Rebeca Gyumi Tanzania Fighting for girls’ right to education.
    Joenia Wapichana Brazil  
    Front Line Defenders (Charity) Ireland Supports to human rights defenders whose lives and health are at risk through advocacy, grants, security and training

    [/table]


  12. Who was awarded the Sakharov human rights prize by the European Parliament on 27th October 2018?
    1) Daniel Castellano
    2) Oleg Sentsov
    3) Ben Richardson
    4) Carlos Sollis
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Oleg Sentsov
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, the European Parliament awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. He was awarded the 50,000 euro (USD 58,000) prize for an “exceptional contribution” to human rights around the world.

  13. Which state has created a national record by opening over 16 lakh postal savings accounts under the Sukanya Samridhi Yojana?
    1) Kerala
    2) Gujarat
    3) Uttarakhand
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu has created a national record by opening over 16 lakh postal savings accounts under the Sukanya Samridhi Yojana. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Postmaster General (CPMG) M Sampath made this announcement in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, on 26th October 2018. The Chief Postmaster General (CPMG) also inspected the Vaalavanthankottai rural branch post office in Trichy to assess the progress of the Digital Advancement of Rural Post Offices in New India – Darpan scheme. He stated that over 1500 post offices, out of the total 6717 post offices in Tamil Nadu have already migrated to the Darpan system.

  14. Which company won ‘Top Challengers Award 2018’ for excellent performance during financial year 2017-18 and Best Seller in Crawler Equipment- Dozers and Rigid Dump Truck segment for mining sectors?
    1) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
    2) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    3) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
    4) Kolkata Shipbuilders Limited
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
    Explanation:
    Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) won ‘Top Challengers Award 2018’ for excellent performance during financial year 2017-18 and Best Seller in Crawler Equipment- Dozers and Rigid Dump Truck segment for mining sectors. Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) is a Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Defence. CMD of BEML Deepak Kumar Hota received the award from Construction Economist Mr. Graham D Robinson, at an event held in Delhi. The award is instituted by ASAAP Information Global Group. It is awarded based on the performance evaluation that grew top line and bottom line, stayed profitable and managed to keep financial health within defined limits.

  15. Name the former State Bank of India (SBI) chairman who was appointed as an independent director of Wipro, on October 24, 2018?
    1) Rajinish Kumar
    2) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    3) R Gandhi
    4) Sandeep Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    Explanation:
    On October 24, 2018, Wipro announced appointment of former State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as an independent director. Her term will begin from January 1, 2019. The tenure of her term is for a period of five years. She recently also joined Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as an independent director.

  16. Who was appointed as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, on 26th October 2018?
    1) Mahinda Rajapaksa
    2) Maithripala Sirisena
    3) Ranil Wickremesinghe
    4) Sri Jayavardhane
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Mahinda Rajapaksa
    Explanation:
    On 26th October 2018, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Mahinda Rajapaksa replaces Ranil Wickremesinghe. Following tensions in relationship between with Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena’s United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) withdrew the coalition with Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP). Ranil Wickremesinghe lost majority in the Parliament. Then, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka follows a semi-presidential mode of government.

  17. Who was appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 27th October 2018?
    1) Karnal Singh
    2) Sanjay Kumar Mishra
    3) Ram Naik
    4) Sreeman Ganesh
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Sanjay Kumar Mishra
    Explanation:
    On 27th October 2018, Government appointed Sanjay Kumar Mishra as chief of Enforcement Directorate (ED). Sanjay Kumar Mishra is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the Income Tax cadre of 1984 batch. He has been appointed as principal special director in the Enforcement Directorate and has been given additional charge of the post of Director for a period of 3 months or till the appointment of a regular incumbent. He replaces Karnal Singh whose term as ED director ended on 26th October 2018. He is an Indian Police Service Officer (IPS) of 1984 batch of Union Territories cadre.

  18. Pakistan has announced that it would send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with the help of which country?
    1) India
    2) United States
    3) China
    4) United Kingdom
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) China
    Explanation:
    On 25th October 2018, Pakistan announced that it would send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with the help of China. This announcement was made by Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. Pakistan’s first space mission has been planned for 2022. This plan was approved at the federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on 25th October 2018. An agreement has been signed between Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and a Chinese company. In early 2018, Pakistan had launched 2 indigenously built satellites into orbit, using a Chinese launch vehicle.

  19. Who won the 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title in Leeds, England, on 26th October 2018?
    1) Saurabj Karmakar
    2) Surabhi Sharma
    3) Jyoti Rakesh
    4) Sourav Kothari
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Sourav Kothari
    Explanation:
    On 26th October 2018, India’s Sourav Kothari won the 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title in Leeds, England. Sourav Kothari defeated Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 1134-944 in the final and won the 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title. Sourav Kothari is a former national and Asian Billiards champion.

  20. Name India’s wheelchair shuttler who won 2 gold medals, one in the men’s singles event, and one in the men’s doubles event, at the Denmark Open held in Odense, Denmark recently?
    1) R Mariappan
    2) Kunal Reddy
    3) Abhishek Sharma
    4) Sanjeev Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Sanjeev Kumar
    Explanation:
    Wheelchair shuttler Sanjeev Kumar has won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the Denmark Open held in Odense, Denmark recently. Sanjeev Kumar is an international para shuttler from Punjab. He won a gold medal in the men’s singles event, a gold medal in the men’s doubles event, and a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event. He defeated Luca Olgiati 21-18, 21-11 in the men’s singles WH1-WH2 category. In the men’s doubles, along with Marcelo Alves of Brazil he defeated Israeli pair Amir Levi and Mosha 21-16, 19-21, 21-16.

  21. When was International Animation Day celebrated all over the world?
    1) October 25
    2) October 26
    3) October 27
    4) October 28
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) October 28
    Explanation:
    On 28th October 2018, International Animation Day was celebrated all over the world. In 2002, ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation or International Animated Film Association) declared 28 October as International Animation Day. This day commemorates the first public performance of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, on 28th October 1892, considered as the birth of animation. This day highlights and celebrates the art of animation. Every year, ASIFA invites an important animator to create the poster for International Animation Day. The 2018 International Animation Day poster was created by René Castillo of ASIFA Mexico and his studio of animators.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the CMD (chairman and managing director) of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)?
      Deepak Kumar Hota

  2. Where is Namdapha National Park located?
      Arunachal Pradesh

  3. Who is the governor of Meghalaya?
      Tathagata Roy

  4. Name the President of Sri Lanka?
      Maithripala Sirisena

  5. What is the capital and currency of Pakistan?
      Capital – Islamabad; Currency – Pakistani rupee