Current Affairs Quiz: October 30 2018

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  1. Where did Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurate the first Mega Food Park-The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park on 29th October 2018?
    1) Gandhinagar
    2) Surat
    3) Ahmedabad
    4) Rajkot
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Surat
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the first Mega Food Park- The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park, in Surat, Gujarat. It is promoted by M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd and is located at Village Shah and Vasravi, Taluka Mangrol, District Surat. This has been set up in 70.15 acre of land at a cost of Rs. 117.87 crore.
  2. Name the first engine-less semi-high speed train released by India on 29th October 2018, that was developed by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai?
    1) Train 15
    2) Train 24
    3) Train 18
    4) Train X
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Train 18
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, India released its first engine-less semi-high speed train called- Train 18. It is a 16-coach prototype without a locomotive (engine) that will travel at a speed of up to 160 kmph. It was developed by the city-based Integral Coach Factory, Chennai in 18 months as part of the ‘Make In India’ initiative. It cost nearly Rs 100 crore and will cut travel time by 15 per cent compared to the Shatabdi. The ICF will make six such train sets, out of which two will have sleeper coaches.
  3. Where was the conference on Innovation in Cyberspace, Cyber Security – Challenges and Innovations, organized by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) held on 29th October 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Kolkata
    3) New Delhi
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO organized a day-long conference on Innovation in Cyberspace, Cyber Security – Challenges and Innovations,held in DRDO Bhawan, NewDelhi. Secretary, Department of Defence, Research and Development, and Chairman, DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy stressed on work on the cyberspace area.
  4. Where was the 2nd edition of India Mobile Congress held from 25th to 27th October 2018?
    1) Bengaluru
    2) Pune
    3) New Delhi
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, the 3-day long 2nd edition of India Mobile Congress concluded at Aerocity, New Delhi. It is a regular platform for exploring area of digital communications with specific focus on South and South-East Asia. It was inaugurated by Shri Manoj Sinha,Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications. It was organized by the Department of Telecommunications, GOI and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The theme for this year was: “New Digital Horizons. Connect. Create. Innovate.” More than 5,000 delegates, delegations from 20 countries and more than 300 companies participated in the event. Also, delegations from several BIMSTEC and ASEAN countries such as Ministers from the European Commission, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Lao PDR led their respective delegations.
  5. The “Ro-Pax” (roll on/off-passenger) ferry service connecting Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej, was launched in which state on 27th October 2018?
    1) Rajasthan
    2) Gujarat
    3) Karnataka
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On October 27, 2018, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the “Ro-Pax” (roll on/off-passenger) ferry service connecting Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat. The inaugural vessel- Voyage Symphony was flagged off from the RORO terminal at Ghogha, Bhavnagar and will pass through the Gulf of Cambay. It will cut the distance between Ghogha and Dahej via sea route to just 30 kilometres from 300 kms and reduce the time from 10-12 hours to 1.5 hours. The ferry can carry around 60 trucks, five to seven buses, 35-40 cars and an equal number of bikes in addition to 525 passengers. The service would be operated by Surat-based Indigo Seaways Pvt Ltd (ISPL) and Gujarat Maritime Board under the public-private partnership model.
  6. Where was the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers was opened on 29th October 2018?
    1) Bern, Switzerland
    2) London, England
    3) Istanbul, Turkey
    4) Cairo, Egypt
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Istanbul, Turkey
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers was opened in Istanbul, Turkey. It has been constructed as a part of the phase-1A of the project – Istanbul New Airport. It has been constructed by – IGA and the first phase costed 7.5 billion Euro. It has five pier blocks as well as 77 boarding gates and 143 aero-bridges. The airport has been envisioned to have a total capacity of up to 200 million passengers, once all four phases are completed in the next 10 years.
  7. Payments solution provider Hitachi Payment Services India entered into an agreement with which bank to form a joint venture for establishing a card acceptance and digital payment platform, on 29th October 2018?
    1) Axis Bank
    2) State Bank of India
    3) HDFC Bank
    4) ICICI Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) State Bank of India
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, State Bank of India (SBI) and payments solution provider Hitachi Payment Services India entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for establishing a card acceptance and digital payment platform. According to the joint venture (JV), Hitachi will pick up 26 per cent stake in SBI Payment Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI.
  8. Which country is Asia’s most investment savvy economy, according to a new Standard Chartered study-‘The Emerging Affluent Study 2018– Climbing the Prosperity Ladder’?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) India
    4) Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) India
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, according to a new Standard Chartered study-‘The Emerging Affluent Study 2018– Climbing the Prosperity Ladder’, India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy. The survey markets were: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, the UAE. It examined the views of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers from 11 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. More than half (59%) of emerging affluent consumers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are experiencing upward social mobility. Of these, 7% are enjoying ‘supercharged’ social mobility, not just relative to the previous generation, but compared to the rest of the socially mobile. Overall, the socially mobile class had an earnings growth, with over a third (35%) enjoying a salary increase of 10% or more in the past year and 28% seeing their earnings jump by 50% or more in the past five years.
  9. Whatsapp partnered with which organization to train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs on using the messaging platform, on 29th October 2018?
    1) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
    2) NITI Aayog
    3) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    4) Google
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, Whatsapp partnered with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs on using the messaging platform. This will be done through CII’s SME Technology Facilitation Centre that was set up in November 2016. This will consist of on-ground training around the country to explain the features and best practices on the WhatsApp Business app that was launched in January 2018. The training material will be available on the CII SME website.
  10. Who was re-elected as Irish president for the 2nd term, on 28th October 2018?
    1) Peter Caisey
    2) Michael D Higgins
    3) Orson Hodgkins
    4) Andrew Parker
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Michael D Higgins
    Explanation:
    On October 28, 2018, Michael D Higgins was re-elected as Irish president for the 2nd term. He won the election after receiving 56% of the country’s election vote. Businessman Peter Casey came second with 23.1%.
  11. Which company agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat Inc for $34 billion, including debt, on 29thOctober 2018?
    1) IBM
    2) Infosys
    3) TCS
    4) Cognizant
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) IBM
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, IBM had agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat Inc for $34 billion, including debt. It will be by far IBM’s biggest acquisition. This MOU would diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services. The deal between IBM and Red Hat is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Also, Red Hat would continue to be led by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and Red Hat’s current management team. Red Hat specializes in Linux operating systems, the most popular type of open-source software and would operate as a distinct unit within IBM’s Hybrid Cloud team.
  12. Name United Arab Emirates’ first locally made satellite that was launched aboard a Japanese rocket on 29thOctober 2018?
    1) KhalifaSat
    2) MiaSat
    3) UAEPro – I
    4) DesertKing
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) KhalifaSat
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, a Japanese rocket lifted off the United Arab Emirates’ first locally made satellite, the KhalifaSat Earth observation satellite, into orbit. The launch was done by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from the Tanegashima Space Center. The rocket named: H-2A, also carried an Ibuki-2 greenhouse gas observation satellite for Japan.
  13. Which tennis player won his 99th career ATP Tour title in the Swiss Indoors final in Basel, Switzerland, on 28th October 2018?
    1) Rafael Nadal
    2) Roger Federer
    3) Novak Djokovic
    4) Marius Copil
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Roger Federer
    Explanation:
    On 28th October 2018, Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title in the Swiss Indoors final in Basel, Switzerland. Roger Federer defeated Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final. This is his 9th Swiss Indoors title. He is now only 10 titles short of the all-time record. The all-time singles titles list is topped by Jimmy Connors with 109 titles.
  14. India jointly won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy title with which country in Muscat, Oman, on 28th October 2018?
    1) Afghanistan
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Pakistan
    4) Nepal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On 28th October 2018, India and Pakistan jointly won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy title in Muscat, Oman. The start of the final match was delayed due to heavy rain. As the turf was completely waterlogged the teams couldn’t play. Both India and Pakistan were declared joint winners of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. India remained unbeaten throughout the tournament after winning over: Oman (11-0), Pakistan (3-1), Japan (9-0) and South Korea (4-1) and a game with Malaysia ended in a goalless draw. Pakistan was defeated only by India. It had won over: South Korea (3-1), Oman (1-8), Malaysia (1-0) and a game against Japan ended in a 1-1 tie.
  15. Name the Indian table tennis player who won silver medal in the under-21 women’s singles category of the 2018 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open, held in De Haan, Belgium, from 23 to 27 October 2018?
    1) Ayhika Mukherjee
    2) Reena Seth
    3) Lithvika Roy
    4) Shreya Ranjith
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ayhika Mukherjee
    Explanation:
    From 23 to 27 October 2018, 2018 (ITTF) International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Belgium Open, was held in De Haan, Belgium. India’s Ayhika Mukherjee won silver medal in the under-21 women’s singles category. She lost 1-3 to Korea’s Youjin Kim in the final. India’s Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty won bronze medal in the men’s doubles.
  16. Who won the men’s race at the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain with a new world best time of 58 mins 18 sec for the half-marathon, on 28th October 2018?
    1) Abraham Kiptum
    2) Jemal Yimer
    3) Abadi Hadis
    4) Zersenay Tadesse
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Abraham Kiptum
    Explanation:
    On 28th October 2018, Kenyan distance runner Abraham Kiptum won the men’s race at the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain with a new world best time of 58 mins 18 sec for the half-marathon. The previous record was by Ethiopia’s Zersenay Tadesse who finished the Lisbon half-marathon in 58 minutes and 23 seconds in March 2010. Abraham Kiptum is 29 years old. He has a personal best time of 2 hrs 5 minutes 26 seconds for a marathon set at Amsterdam in October 2017. Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer finished in the second place with a timing of 58:33 and another Ethiopian Abadi Hadis came third in 58:44. In the women’s race Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka came first in 1:06:11, United Arab Emiartes’ Alia Mohammed Saeed came second in 1:06:13 and Kenya’s Edith Chelimo finished 3rd in 1:06:18.
  17. Who won the Australian MotoGP in Australia, on 28th October 2018?
    1) Maverick Viñales
    2) Andrea Iannone
    3) Andrea Dovizioso
    4) Thomas Scavo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Maverick Viñales
    Explanation:
    On 28th October 2018, Spanish rider Maverick Viñales won the Australian MotoGP in Australia. This is Maverick Viñales’s (Yamaha) first title of the season, who finished in 40mins 51.081 secs. Italy’s Andrea Iannone (Suzuki) came second in 40:52,624. Third position was occupied by Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) in 40:52.913.
  18. Name the author of the book ‘Prashasan’ (administration)?
    1) Ram Vilas Paswan
    2) Manohar Joshi
    3) Suresh Prabhu
    4) Uddhav Thackarey
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Manohar Joshi
    Explanation:
    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will release ‘Prashasan’ (administration), a book authored by senior party leader and former Chief Minister Manohar Joshi on his birthday on December 2. The books includes 17 interviews taken by Joshi of professionals from various sectors sharing their experiences about bureaucracy.
  19. Qazi Abdussattar, died following a long term illness, in Delhi, on 29th October 2018. He was a _____?
    1) Politician
    2) Singer
    3) Writer
    4) Cricketer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Writer
    Explanation:
    On 29th October 2018, Professor and Urdu writer Qazi Abdussattar, died following a long term illness, in Delhi. Qazi Abdussattar was 85 years old. He was the former head of Aligarh Muslim University’s Urdu department. He had won Padma Shri in 1974. He was the first recipient of Ghalib Academy Award in 1978. He was born in Machretta village of Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh in 1933. In 1954, he joined the Aligarh Muslim University as a researcher. He wrote short stories and historical novels. Some of his important works are: “Peetal Ka Ghanta”, “Darashiko”, “Khalidbinwalid” and “Ghalib”.
  20. When was Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day observed?
    1) October 29
    2) October 28
    3) October 27
    4) October 26
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) October 29
    Explanation:
    On 29th October 2018, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) and the mass message system to inform people in advance of upcoming calamities on the occasion of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day. The EWDS system is the first of its kind automatic public address system in India to alert the people about the possible cyclone, tsunami, etc. EWDS will help to warn the people living along the coast of Odisha from the state headquarters through alert siren system from towers installed at 122 locations. Towers have been installed at a distance of 1.5 km approximately from the coastline. Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day is observed every year on October 29, the day on which Super Cyclone hit Odisha in 1999 and killed more than 10,000 people.
  21. What is the theme of 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week observed from 29 October to 3 November 2018?
    1) Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India
    2) Eliminate Corruption
    3) Towards a better India
    4) Create a better world
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2018, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) started observing the annual Vigilance Awareness Week which will continue till 3rd November, 2018. Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls during this week. The theme for 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week is: “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India “.
  22. When was 72nd Infantry Day celebrated in India?
    1) October 27
    2) October 29
    3) October 30
    4) October 31
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) October 27
    Explanation:
    On 27th October 2018, 72nd Infantry Day was celebrated in India. Infantry Day is celebrated to commemorate the selfless dedication to duty by Indian Army’s Infantrymen. A wreath laying ceremony was organised at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, in New Delhi. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, and other senior officers, laid wreaths. Sepoy Boota Singh, a recipient of Vir Chakra in 1971 War represented the veterans. Also, Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw Memorial Lecture was organised at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment. Infantry Day is celebrated on 27 October every year in India to commemorate the first Infantry action after independence.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India?
    Answer
      K. V. Chowdary
  2. Where is Simlipal National Park located?
    Answer
       Odisha
  3. Name the President and headquarters of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
    Answer
      President – Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal; Headquarters – New Delhi
  4. Who is the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank headquartered in London?
    Answer
       Bill Winters
  5. Who is the MD of Hitachi Payment Services India?
    Answer
      Bharat Kaushal
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