Current Affairs Quiz: September 10 2018

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  1. Where was the First Regional Workshop on Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) inaugurated by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, on 10th September 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Chennai
    3) Mumbai
    4) Pune
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Pune
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated first regional workshop on Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) in Pune. It was held to provide positive solution to the problems of home buyers.
  2. Where is the 1st edition of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Military Exercise (MILEX-18), held from 10th to 16th September 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Pune, India
    3) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    4) Kathmandu, Nepal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Pune, India
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, BIMSTEC Military Exercise (MILEX-18), the first edition of Military Field Training Exercise for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations, started at Aundh in Pune. It will be held from 10 to 16 September 2018. Major General Sanjeev Sharma, General Officer Commanding, Golden Katar Division, India, was the Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony. Aim of MILEX-18: to practice the BIMSTEC Nations in planning and conduct of counter terrorist operations.
  3. National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), the first of its kind university on the transport sector in India, has started functioning from which city?
    1) Bengaluru
    2) Chennai
    3) Vishakapatnam
    4) Vadodara
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Vadodara
    Explanation:
    National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), the first of its kind university on the transport sector in India, started has started functioning. National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI): India’s first railway varsity starts operations in Vadodara.At present it is functioning at the National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara. It is funded by Ministry of Railways. University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University are its international partners. It offers two undergraduate courses: BSc Transportation Technology and BBA Transportation Managements.
  4. Which state/union territory launched the doorstep delivery of 40 services on 10th September 2018?
    1) Pondicherry
    2) Delhi
    3) Telangana
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the doorstep delivery of 40 services in Delhi. To avail the services, citizens have to dial 1076 and place a request. They will be informed of the documents required. They can specify a time for a “Mobile Sahayak” to come and collect them. The services will be offered for an extra fee of Rs. 50. The services include: Passport help, caste certificates, income certificates, driving licence, ration card, marriage certificates, domicile and duplicate registration papers, water connection documents, etc.
  5. Sadarmatt Anicut and Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank of which state have become the first from India to secure a place in the register of World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS)?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Kerala
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Telangana
    Explanation:
    Sadarmatt Anicut and Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank of Telangana are the first from India to secure a place in the register of World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS). WHIS is maintained by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). These 2 were among the 14 irrigation structures added to the list at the 69th International Executive Council (IEC) of ICID, held in Saskatoon, Canada, in August 2018. Sadarmatt Anicut was constructed across the Godavari River by French engineer JJ Ottley in 1891-92. It is located in the downstream of the Sriram Sagar irrigation project in Nirmal district. Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank was built four centuries ago by rulers of Domakonda Samsthanam. It still supplies drinking water to Kamareddy town.
  6. Name the CEO of Ayushman Bharat who inaugurated Ayushman Bharat call centre in Bengaluru, on 10thSeptember 2018?
    1) Dr. Indu Bhushan
    2) Dr. Indu Malhotra
    3) Amitabh Kant
    4) Tanveer Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dr. Indu Bhushan
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, CEO of Ayushman Bharat Dr. Indu Bhushan inaugurated Ayushman Bharat call centre in Bengaluru. It is the second one in the country as one more such call centre is functioning in Hyderabad. It has been operational since August 25. It is a 24×7 functioning national call centre working in collaboration with Medi assistant. It presently gives information in English and Hindi and 9 more regional languages will be added later.
  7. Which Indian airport will be the first to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from 2019?
    1) Bengaluru International Airport
    2) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
    3) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
    4) Chennai International Airport
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bengaluru International Airport
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, Bengaluru International Airport announced that roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from 2019. This makes BIAL the first aerodrome in the country to implement paperless air travel. It has inked a pact with the Lisbon-based digital and biometric solutions services provider Vision-Box to implement the technology. This is a part of the DIgiYatra project to make boarding process paperless. Under this, for airport entry and boarding flights the passenger’s Aadhaar number and mobile phone will be used.
  8. Who is the head of the Apex monitoring committee formed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to look over implementation of directions given by NGT and other rules?
    1) Justice Mahesh Sinha
    2) Justice Yokeshwar Bhalla
    3) Justice D K Jain
    4) Justice A K Banerjee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Justice D K Jain
    Explanation:
    National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed 3 committees: apex monitoring Committee, Regional Monitoring Committees and state level committees to look over implementation of directions given by NGT and other rules. Apex monitoring committee: will be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice D K Jain. It will formulate guidelines for Regional Monitoring Committees and the States/Union Territories. Regional Monitoring Committee: will prevent mixing of bio-medical waste with municipal solid waste and ensure that bio- medical waste are processed as per The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. State level committees: will be headed by Secretary of the Urban Development Department with Secretary of the Environment Department as members.
  9. How many MoUs were signed between India and Bulgaria, during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Bulgaria, on September 5, 2018?
    1) 2
    2) 3
    3) 4
    4) 5
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 5
    Explanation:
    On September 5, 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Saint Alexander Nevski Square where he was received by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev. They held bilateral discussions on political relations and building an economic partnership. During the meeting India and Bulgaria signed 5 MoUs on various sectors. They were:
    • An agreement between Invest India and Invest Bulgaria
    • An agreement on cooperation in and facilitation of tourism
    • An agreement on enhanced science and technology cooperation
    • An agreement on civil nuclear research and cooperation
    • An agreement between the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and Sofia University to promote Hindi studies
  10. Where was the 11th Global Insurance Summit, organised by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), held on 7th September 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Chennai
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    11th Global Insurance Summit with the theme: “Increasing Role of Insurance for Economic Growth” organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) was held on 07th September 2018, in Mumbai. Mr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chairman, IRDAI was the Chief Guest. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) stated that, it is working on the guidelines for ‘sandbox’ method which will allow insurance companies to test products in a particular geography or among a set of few policyholders before they are available in the market.
  11. Name the Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, who was conferred ‘Honoris Causa’ by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM) in Kolkata, on 7th September 2018?
    1) Ajay Tyagi
    2) N K Singh
    3) Hasmukh Adhia
    4) Bibek Debroy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bibek Debroy
    Explanation:
    On 7th September 2018, Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, was conferred ‘Honoris Causa’ by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM) in Kolkata. Bibek Debroy is also the Member of NITI Aayog. Apart from Bibek Debroy two other corporate leaders were also conferred Honoris Causa.
  12. Who was appointed as the Chief Distribution Officer of Aegon Life Insurance, on 10th September 2018?
    1) Ahmed Zackaria
    2) Wahid Khan
    3) Malik Khan
    4) Pramod Banerjee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ahmed Zackaria
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, Aegon Life Insurance appointed Ahmed Zackaria as the Chief Distribution Officer. As the Chief Distribution Officer, he will manage all the sales channels for the company. Earlier, he has worked with IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank. Vineet Arora is the MD and CEO Aegon Life Insurance.
  13. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic, on 10th September 2018?
    1) Alok Amitabh Dimri
    2) Ranjan Rao
    3) Pratik Gandhi
    4) Rahul Agarwal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Alok Amitabh Dimri
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, Alok Amitabh Dimri was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic. He is presently the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  14. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Azerbaijan, on 10th September 2018?
    1) Ahsish Kumar
    2) B. Vanlalvawna
    3) Prem Sathyan K
    4) Mahesh Anand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) B. Vanlalvawna
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, Shri B. Vanlalvawna (IFS:1998), was appointed as the next Ambassabor of India to the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is presently the Consul General, Consulate General of India, Sydney.
  15. Who was named the sports ambassador of Assam, on 7th September 2018?
    1) Hima Das
    2) Dutee Chand
    3) Sushil Kumar
    4) Manu Bhaker
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Hima Das
    Explanation:
    On 7th September 2018, sprinter Hima Das was named the sports ambassador of Assam. Hima Das has been made the sports ambassador of Assam, with a two-year contract of Rs 16 lakh per annum. This announcement was made at a function held to felicitate her recent achievements. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also offered her a position of officer-level in the Sports and Youth Welfare directorate. Hima Das is 18 years old and hails from Assam. She is the only Indian athlete to win a gold at any track event in the international level.
  16. Who will succeed Jack Ma as the executive chairman of Alibaba, on 10th September 2019?
    1) James Winfield
    2) Daniel Zhang
    3) Arthur Zac
    4) Xavier Leud
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Daniel Zhang
    Explanation:
    Daniel Zhang will succeed co-founder Jack Ma as the executive chairman of Alibaba on 10th September 2019. Jack Ma will remain on the board till 2020.
  17. Who won the men’s singles title at the US Open (tennis) 2018, that was held in New York City, United States, from 27th August to 9th September 2018?
    1) Novak Djokovic
    2) Juan Martín del
    3) Roger Federer
    4) Rafael Nadal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Novak Djokovic
    Explanation:
    US Open (tennis) 2018 winners:
    CategoryWinnerRunner-upHighlight
    Men’s SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina)Novak Djokovic has leveled with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Also, this is 3rd US Open title
    Women’s SinglesNaomi Osaka (Japan)Serena Williams (United States)Naomi Osaka has become Japan’s 1st Grand Slam singles champion
    Men’s DoublesMike Bryan (United States), Jack Sock (United States)Łukasz Kubot (Poland), Marcelo Melo (Brazil)Mike Bryan won record 18th Slam doubles title with Jack Sock
    Women’s DoublesAshleigh Barty (Australia), CoCo Vandeweghe (United States)Tímea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France)
    Mixed DoublesBethanie Mattek-Sands (United States), Jamie Murray (United Kingdom)Alicja Rosolska (Poland), Nikola Mektić (Croatia)This is Jamie Murray’s 4th Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 6th title overall. It is Mattek-Sands’ 8th  Slam title
  18. Who won the women’s singles title at the US Open (tennis) 2018, that was held in New York City, United States, from 27th August to 9th September 2018?
    1) Sloane James
    2) Simona Halep
    3) Naomi Osaka
    4) Serena Williams
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Naomi Osaka
    Explanation:
    US Open (tennis) 2018 winners:
    CategoryWinnerRunner-upHighlight
    Men’s SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina)Novak Djokovic has leveled with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Also, this is 3rd US Open title
    Women’s SinglesNaomi Osaka (Japan)Serena Williams (United States)Naomi Osaka has become Japan’s 1st Grand Slam singles champion
    Men’s DoublesMike Bryan (United States), Jack Sock (United States)Łukasz Kubot (Poland), Marcelo Melo (Brazil)Mike Bryan won record 18th Slam doubles title with Jack Sock
    Women’s DoublesAshleigh Barty (Australia), CoCo Vandeweghe (United States)Tímea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France)
    Mixed DoublesBethanie Mattek-Sands (United States), Jamie Murray (United Kingdom)Alicja Rosolska (Poland), Nikola Mektić (Croatia)This is Jamie Murray’s 4th Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 6th title overall. It is Mattek-Sands’ 8th  Slam title
  19. Which author has announced the launch of her new book named “The Rule Breakers”?
    1) Rebecca Thomas
    2) Preeti Shenoy
    3) Zubi Malik
    4) Theresa John
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Preeti Shenoy
    Explanation:
    On 7th September 2018, Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book named “The Rule Breakers”. Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book: ‘The Rule Breakers’i. This book covers complex themes of women’s equality, gender, inclusion etc. It is published by Westland Books.
  20. What was the theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, observed on 10th September 2018?
    1) Prevent Suicide through peer support
    2) Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    3) Prevent Suicide, Value Life
    4) Suicide is no solution
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed all over the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO (World Health Organisation) is co-sponsor of the day. This day aims to create awareness that suicide can be prevented throughout the world. Theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
    Answer
      Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel
  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Cyprus?
    Answer
      Capital – Nicosia; Currency – Euro
  3. Where is Dibru-Saikhowa National Park located?
    Answer
      Assam
  4. Where is Dhyan Chand National Stadium located?
    Answer
      Delhi
  5. Name the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Bulgaria?
    Answer
      Pooja Kapur
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