Current Affairs Quiz: September 1 2018

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  1. India opened Zokhawthar immigration check-post in Mizoram on September 1, 2018. This check post has been set up along the border of which country?
    1) China
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Nepal
    4) Myanmar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Myanmar
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, India opens Zokhawthar immigration check-post in Mizoram along Myanmar border. It is the second immigration check-post in Mizoram, after Zorinpui chech post which was opened in 2017. It is one of the largest trading centres after the state capital Aizwal. Myanmar also opened the land border crossing at Zokhawthar-Rih.
  2. Name the home that offers shelter and protection for widows that has been inaugurated in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh?
    1) Mathura Mandir
    2) Krishna Kutir
    3) Yasodha Bhavan
    4) Lakshmi Bhavan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Krishna Kutir
    Explanation:
    On 31st August 2018, Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Adityanath Yogi inaugurated ‘Krishna Kutir’, a home for widows, at an event at Vrindavan, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Krishna Kutir is a special home that will offer shelter and protection to 1000 helpless widows. It has been set up by the Ministry of Women & Child Development under the Ministry’s Swadhar Greh scheme. Krishna Kutir is the largest facility of its kind so far, to be developed by a government organization. It has been constructed on 1.4 hectare of land at a total cost of 57.48 Crores through National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC).
  3. Where was the conference on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA) held on 30th and 31stAugust 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Bengaluru
    3) Pune
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 30th and 31st August 2018, a conference on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA) was held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), in New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR). The conference offered an opportunity to discuss various options for attracting youth to agriculture and motivating them towards entrepreneurship in agriculture and related fields. The conference was organized by: Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Skill India, Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD).
  4. An MoU was signed by the shipping and railway ministries, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra governments for implementation of Indore-Manmad rail project worth _____ billion?
    1) Rs 50 billion
    2) Rs 90 billion
    3) Rs 40 billion
    4) Rs 70 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 90 billion
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, MoU has been signed among the shipping and railway ministries, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra governments for implementation of 90 billion Indore-Manmad rail project. Ministry of Shipping or its nominated PSUs including JNPT, will be the main promoter of the project. It will have 55% share and Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will have share of 15 per cent each. The tribal sectors of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will benefit from it.
  5. Where was the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held on 30th and 31st August 2018?
    1) Kathmandu, Nepal
    2) Beijing, China
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Moscow, Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Kathmandu, Nepal
    Explanation:
    On August 30-31, 2018, the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit was held for 2days in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is the current chair of the BIMSTEC. The theme of the 4th meeting was : “Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region”. The Nepalese Prime Minister handed over the chairmanship of BIMSTEC to the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.
  6. What was the theme of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 30th and 31st August 2018?
    1) Sustainable Growth of the Bay of Bengal Region
    2) Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region
    3) Growth and Trade Development of Bay of Bengal Region
    4) Trade Development through Digital Initiatives in the Bay of Bengal Region
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region
    Explanation:
    On August 30-31, 2018, the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit was held for 2days in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is the current chair of the BIMSTEC. The theme of the 4th meeting was : “Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region”. The Nepalese Prime Minister handed over the chairmanship of BIMSTEC to the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.
  7. Which of the following urban co-operative bank’s license was cancelled by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 1stSeptember 2018?
    1) Apna Sahakari Co-operative Bank
    2) Ahmedabad Mercantile Co-operative Bank
    3) Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank
    4) Bhilwara Mahila Urban Co-operative Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bhilwara Mahila Urban Co-operative Bank
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, RBI cancelled the licence of Rajasthan-based Bhilwara Mahila Urban Co-operative Bank. This is with effect from the close of business on August 31, 2018. This was done due to inadequate capital and earning prospects. It is thus prohibited from conducting business of banking which includes acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits.
  8. State Bank of India (SBI) increased its MCLR (Marginal Cost of funds based Lending rate) by what percent across all tenors upto 3 years, on 1st September 2018?
    1) 0.2 %
    2) 0.15 %
    3) 0.45 %
    4) 0.50 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 0.2 %
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, SBI increased its benchmark lending rates or MCLR by 0.2 percent across all tenors upto 3 years. This changes are effective from September 1, 2018. This made home, auto and other loans would become costlier. It comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked benchmark lending rate called repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent.
    The changed rates are as follows:
    Tenor The increased rate in per cent
    Overnight 8.1
    One Month 8.1
    One Year 8.45
    Three Year 8.65
  9. World Bank approved a financial assistance of _____ crore for Shimla water supply and sewerage project, on 1stSeptember 2018?
    1) Rs 5,899 crore
    2) Rs. 929.89 crore
    3) Rs. 678.78 crore
    4) Rs. 2,799 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs. 929.89 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, the World Bank has approved a financial assistance of Rs. 929.89 crore for Shimla water supply and sewerage project. The assistance will be made as a development policy loan and will be finalized negotiation meeting on October 24, 2018.
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) with capital of _____ billion at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi?
    1) Rs 14.35 billion
    2) Rs 25.76 billion
    3) Rs 56.78 billion
    4) Rs 67.78 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 14.35 billion
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) with capital of Rs 14.35 billion at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. IPPB branches have opened across 650 districts and 3,250 access points. There are over 1.5 lakh post offices and over 3 lakh postmen or “grameen dak sevaks”. It would enable financial inclusion. It will carry out most banking operations like accepting deposits but will be enabled to advance loans or issue credit cards. It will accept deposits of up to Rs 100,000, offer remittance services, mobile payments/transfers/purchases and other services like ATM/debit cards, net banking and third-party fund transfers.
  11. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked banks to ensure that at least 8 enrolments or updations are carried out daily in each stipulated branch from which date?
    1) November 1, 2018
    2) January 26, 2019
    3) June 1, 2019
    4) December 30, 2018
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) November 1, 2018
    Explanation:
    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked banks to ensure that at least eight enrolments or updations are carried out daily in each stipulated branch from November 1, 2018, to avoid financial disincentives to be applicable from July 2018. On June 1, the UIDAI had said that stipulated bank branches with Aadhaar facility will have to ensure at least eight enrolments or updations in each branch daily from July 1, 2018, 12 per day per branch from October 1, and to 16 from January 1, 2019 onwards. Under the new deadline, the banks will have to ensure that minimum enrolment or updation be raised to 12 from January 1, 2019 and 16 from April 1, 2019.
  12. Who has been named for 2018 Dr B.C. Roy National Award as an Eminent Medical Person of the Year?
    1) Dr Anil Mishra
    2) Dr Kumar Mangalam
    3) Dr B.K. Misra
    4) Dr Sathya Priya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Dr B.K. Misra
    Explanation:
    Neurosurgeon Dr B.K. Misra from Mumbai has been named for 2018 Dr B.C. Roy National Award as an Eminent Medical Person of the Year. Dr B.C. Roy National award will be presented to Dr B.K. Misra by President Ram Nath Kovind on 1st July 2019 (National Doctors Day). Dr B.K. Misra is the Head of Department of Surgery and Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at P.D. Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. He has achieved a lot of firsts like image guided aneurysm microsurgery and first doctor in South Asia to perform gamma knife radiosurgery. He is also the first doctor in India to perform awake craniotomy for brain tumours.
  13. Who has become the first Indian poet to be invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C?
    1) Rishi Sharma
    2) Vinay Kumar
    3) Ravindra Bhattacharya
    4) Abhay K
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Abhay K
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, Indian poet-diplomat Mr. Abhay K became the first Indian poet invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The prestigious reading series is called : ‘The Poet and the poem’. His poems have appeared in over sixty international literary journals. He received the SAARC Literary Award 2013 and was nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2013. He is also the editor of poetry anthologies CAPITALS and 100 Great Indian Poems. His first collection of poems Enigmatic Love was published in 2009.
  14. Who was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, on 1st September 2018?
    1) Binoy Kumar
    2) Ravi Parthasarathy
    3) Misha Sharma
    4) Poornima Balakrishnan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Binoy Kumar
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, Binoy Kumar, IAS (TG:83) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India. He had been posted as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry since 21st May 2018. Prior to this, he was Special Secretary, Logistics, in the Department of Commerce, where he held additional charge till 31st July 2018. He also held the post of Director General (Supplies & Disposals) and developed Government e-Marketplace (GeM). He also was the Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of External Affairs and Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence.
  15. Name the person who has been elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the year 2018-19?
    1) Rajinish Kumar
    2) Sunil Mehta
    3) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    4) R Gandhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sunil Mehta
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, Managing Director and CEO, Punjab National Bank, Sunil Mehta was elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the year 2018-19. Dinabandhu Mohapatra, Managing Director and CEO, Bank of India, has been elected as IBA’s Deputy Chairman. Madhav Nair, country head and chief executive, Mashreqbank PSC, has been elected as the Honorary Secretary of the association for 2018-19. The other deputy chairmen of IBA are: State Bank of India’s chairman, Rajnish Kumar, and Federal Bank’s managing director, Shyam Srinivasan.
  16. Who has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)?
    1) Ravi Bhatra
    2) R Madhavan
    3) B Sriram
    4) Rajath Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) R Madhavan
    Explanation:
    R Madhavan has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). R Madhavan replaces Suvarnu Raju as the CMD of HAL. Earlier, R Madhavan was heading the Accessories Division of HAL at Lucknow as an Executive Director. He had headed the successful absorption of technology for the production of Su-30 airframe and engine accessories from raw material phase.
  17. Who will take charge as the next Chief Justice of India on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Manishankar Iyer
    2) Ranjan Sanghvi
    3) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
    4) Suresh Mahajan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
    Explanation:
    Justice Ranjan Gogoi will take charge as the next Chief Justice of India on 3rd October 2018. Current Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra will retire on 2nd October 2018. As per convention, the senior-most judge is eligible to be the Chief Justice of India. Ranjan Gogoi is expected to retire on November 17 as the Supreme Court judge. He has served as a judge in Gauhati High Court and Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  18. Former Indian batsman Subramaniam Badrinath announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 31stAugust 2018. He belongs to which state?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Karnataka
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On 31st August 2018, Former India and Tamil Nadu batsman Subramaniam Badrinath announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) headquarters, in Chennai. Badrinath is 38 years old. He had represented India in all 3 formats of cricket. He has played 2 Tests, 7 ODIs and a T20I. He represented the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has played cricket for more than 17 years. He has scored 10,245 runs in 145 first-class games at an average of 54.49.
  19. Government has approved the participation of Indian Kho Kho team at the 1st International Kho Kho Championship from 1st to 4th September 2018 to be held in which country?
    1) China
    2) United States
    3) Spain
    4) England
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) England
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the participation of Indian Kho Kho team at the 1st International Kho Kho Championship in England from 1st to 4th September 2018. Financial support for participation of the Kho Kho team will be provided by Government of India. This is the first time financial support for participation of the Kho Kho team in an International event has been approved. This approval has been made by relaxing guidelines of the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry, which specifies that sports disciplines like Kho Kho that are categorised as “Others” will not be eligible for financial support for participating in International events.
  20. Morna Nielsen has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. Which country does she belong to?
    1) Australia
    2) New Zealand
    3) Zimbabwe
    4) South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Zealand
    Explanation:
    New Zealand spinner Morna Nielsen has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket to shift her focus on working as a structural engineer. Morna Nielsen is 28 years old. She played her last international match in November 2016. She has played a total of 42 one day internationals and has taken 53 wickets with an economy rate of 3.61. After retirement, she will be open for domestic competitions.
  21. Tarun Sagar died following a long term illness, at Radhapuri temple, in Delhi, on 1st September 2018. He was a ____?
    1) Social Activist
    2) Writer
    3) Cricketer
    4) Jain Monk
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Jain Monk
    Explanation:
    On 1st September 2018, Jain monk Tarun Sagar died following a long term illness, at Radhapuri temple, in Delhi. Tarun Sagar was 51 years old. He was born on 26th June 1967 in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh. His original name was Pawan Kumar Jain. His lectures called “Kadve Pravachan” were very popular and he was followed by many people from the Jain community.
  22. India’s GDP growth improved to what percent in the first quarter of current fiscal (2018-19), which is the highest in over two years?
    1) 7.9 %
    2) 8.2 %
    3) 7.8 %
    4) 8.4 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 8.2 %
    Explanation:
    India’s economic growth rose to a nine-quarter high of 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2018-19, surpassing analysts’ expectations. Gross domestic product (GDP) had earlier grown by 7.7 per cent in Q4FY18. Manufacturing grew at a nine-quarter high of 13.5 per cent largely contributing to a low base effect. Whereas the services sector expanded at a slower pace.
  23. Where was the Seventh meeting of National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) of Ministry of AYUSH held on 30th August 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Pune
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    The Seventh meeting of National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) of Ministry of AYUSH was held under the chairpersonship of Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at New Delhi on 30th August 2018. During the meeting the Minister said that Government will support as far as possible for development of medicinal plants sector. The Board meeting considered various Agenda Items placed before it for consideration. The Board also reviewed the achievements in the various sectors like cultivation, conservation, IEC, R&D etc.
  24. The book named “Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed” to be released in September 2018, has been written by ______?
    1) Kapil Sibal
    2) Mufti Mohammed Sayed
    3) P Chidambaram
    4) Pranab Mukherjee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Kapil Sibal
    Explanation:
    Congress MP Kapil Sibal will be releasing a new book titled “Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed in September 2018. It will be published by New Delhi-based Rupa Publication.
  25. India and which country have agreed to undertake the Indus Waters Treaty tours in the Indus basin on both sides, to resolve issues on the various hydroelectric projects?
    1) Afghanistan
    2) Pakistan
    3) China
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Pakistan
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, India and Pakistan agreed to undertake the Indus Waters Treaty tours in the Indus basin on both sides. This agreement came after the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore in August 18, 2018. Important points regarding the treaty: Decision on strengthening the role of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) for matters under the 1960 Treaty was taken. On implementation of the treaty on hydroelectric projects including Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Lower Kalnai (48 MW) in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. India has invited Pakistani experts to visit sites of Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai hydropower projects on Chenab river in September 2018.
  26. Pindara Thakur village in Amethi of which state was made fully digital under Digital India Programme of the Union government, on 1st September 2018?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, Pindara Thakur village in Amethi of Uttar Pradesh,was made fully digital under Digital India Programme of the Union government. It will have access to 206 government services digitally. It was linked with Wi Fi Chaupal and use of 2 GB free data for 15 days has been made available. Union Minister of Textiles Mrs. Smriti Irani inaugurated the ‘Digital India Banking Service’ at the head post office of Amethi.
  27. Which Indian boxer won gold medal in Men’s 49kg Boxing, at the Asian Games 2018, in Indonesia?
    1) Manpreet Singh
    2) S. V. Sunil
    3) Surender Kumar
    4) Amit Panghal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Amit Panghal
    Explanation:
    Amit Panghal defeated reigning Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov from Uzbekistan 3-2 and won gold medal in Men’s 49kg Boxing, at the Asian Games 2018, in Indonesia. He is the eighth Indian boxer to win a gold medal at the Asian Games. He is 22 years old and hails from Haryana. This is his first appearance in the Asian Games.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. What is the tag line of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Aapka Bank Aapke Dwaar
  3. Name the Prime Minister of Pakistan?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Imran Khan
  4. Where is Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Uttar Pradesh
  5. Who is the Managing Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Sunil Mehta
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