Current Affairs Quiz: September 2 2018

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  1. Where was the 6th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Ministers’ Meeting held on August 30-31st, 2018?
    1) United States
    2) China
    3) South Korea
    4) Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Singapore
    Explanation:
    On August 30-31st, 2018, the 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting was held in Singapore. 10 ASEAN countries and six ASEAN FTA partners namely, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. From the Indian side: Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu took part in the meeting. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu met Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Seko Hiroshige in Singapore. Mr. Suresh Prabhu met Minister of Trade Relations of Singapore, S Iswaran and launched the 3rd Review of India Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in Singapore.
  2. Where was the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) held on September 1, 2018?
    1) Mauritius
    2) Nepal
    3) Singapore
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Singapore
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) was held in Singapore. Singapore is currently holding the Chair of ASEAN. From India, Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended the meetings. The 6th East-Asia Economic Ministers’ Meeting was chaired by : Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  3. Which country leads the growth in international tourism in South Asian region as per UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 2017 report?
    1) Malaysia
    2) India
    3) Indonesia
    4) Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    On September 2, 2018, according to a report by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), international tourism hits a record high of 1,323 million international tourist arrivals across the globe in 2017. India leads the chart of growth in the South Asian region with a total of 15.54 million in 2017. Tourism is the world’s third largest export category, earning USD 1.3 trillion in receipts in 2017: an increase of five per cent. Total exports from international tourism was USD 1.6 trillion, or an average of USD 4 billion a day. For India, it grew from 22.42 billion dollars in 2016 to 27.36 billion dollars in 2017.
  4. ICICI increased its Marginal Cost of funds based Lending rate (MCLR) by what percent, on 1st September 2018?
    1) 0.15 %
    2) 0.03 %
    3) 0.10 %
    4) 0.25 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 0.15 %
    Explanation:
    On September 1, 2018, ICICI increased its benchmark lending rates or MCLR by 0.15 percent. 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:
    TenorThe increased rate in per cent
    Overnight8.30
    One Months8.30
    Three Months8.35
    Six Months8.5
    One Year8.55
  5. Who was sworn in as the first woman chief justice in Pakistan’s Balochistan High Court, on 2nd September 2018?
    1) Justice Majida Khan
    2) Justice Tahira Safdar
    3) Justice Faridha Mansoor
    4) Justice Sarah Akram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Justice Tahira Safdar
    Explanation:
    On September 2, 2018, Justice Tahira Safdar was sworn in as the first woman chief justice in Pakistan’s Balochistan High Court. She is the first woman ever to take the position of a chief justice in a Pakistan high court. In 1982 when she became the first woman civil judge in Balochistan. She is currently a member of the three-judge special court conducting the trial of former President Pervez Musharraf.
  6. Who has written the book “Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office” launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 2nd September 2018?
    1) Venkaiah Naidu
    2) Ram Nath Kovind
    3) Sushma Swaraj
    4) Smriti Irani
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    On 2nd September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book “Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office” written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Narendra Modi presented the first copy of the book to Venkaiah Naidu. The book was written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to mark his one year in office.
  7. When was World coconut day celebrated all over the world?
    1) September 1
    2) September 2
    3) August 31
    4) August 28
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) September 2
    Explanation:
    On 2nd September 2018, World coconut day was celebrated all over the world. World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September. It was established in 2009 to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). This day highlights the importance and uses of coconuts. In India, World Coconut Day is celebrated with the guidance of Coconut Development Board in several coconut growing states. On 2nd September 2018, Coconut Development Board celebrated the World Coconut Day 2018 along with the Department of Horticulture, Government of Chhattisgarh with the theme ‘Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellness’.
  8. How many medals did India win at the 18th edition of Asian Games 2018, held in Indonesia, from 18 August to 2 September 2018?
    1) 65
    2) 45
    3) 75
    4) 69
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 69
    Explanation:
    On 2ndSeptember 2018, Asian Games 2018 concluded. India achieved its highest ever medal tally at the Asian Games. India won a total of 69 medals which comprises: 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals, and ranked 8th in the medals tally. China finished on top of the medal tally with 289 medals. India has surpassed its previous highest tally of 65 medals achieved at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Also, India has matched the gold medal tally from the first-ever Asian Games in 1951. Overall 465 gold medals were won by the athletes of 28 countries. 37 out of 45 participating nations have won medals at the Asian Games 2018.
  9. Who was India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of Asian Games 2018 held in Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018?
    1) Rani Rampal
    2) Neeraj Chopra
    3) Mary Kom
    4) PV Sindhu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rani Rampal
    Explanation:
    On 2ndSeptember 2018, Asian Games 2018 concluded. Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampalwas India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. India achieved its highest ever medal tally at the Asian Games. India won a total of 69 medals which comprises: 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals, and ranked 8th in the medals tally. China finished on top of the medal tally with 289 medals. India has surpassed its previous highest tally of 65 medals achieved at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Also, India has matched the gold medal tally from the first-ever Asian Games in 1951.
  10. Which became the first state of India to settle claim under the public health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, on 1st September 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) West Bengal
    3) Haryana
    4) Chhattisgarh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Haryana
    Explanation:
    Haryana has become the first state in India to settle and release payment of the first claim under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Haryana government settled the first claim of Rs 9,000 for a baby girl born in a state-run hospital in Karnal district, on 1st September 2018. Mousami has become the first beneficiary under the scheme.
  11. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference. Where was the conference held from 27-28 August 2018?
    1) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    2) Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Hanoi, Vietnam
    4) Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Hanoi, Vietnam
    Explanation:
    From 27-30 August 2018, External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj went on a 2 nation ministerial visit to Vietnam and Cambodia. India’s visit to the two key ASEAN nations is seen as India’s attempt to balance China’s rising influence in the Southeast Asian region. She inaugurated 3rd Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  12. Gujarat Government has partnered with a top India-centric American advocacy group for which edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ to be held from 18th to 20th January 2019 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat?
    1) 8th
    2) 9th
    3) 11th
    4) 12th
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 9th
    Explanation:
    Gujarat Government has partnered with a top India-centric American advocacy group for the 9th edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat’, the annual industry summit, which will be held from 18th to 20th January 2019 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. John Chambers, chairman of US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), will lead a high-level CEO delegation to Vibrant Gujarat 2019. Prior to the summit, USISPF will conduct roadshows in 5 cities: San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, New York and Washington DC in the US. It will also conduct roundtables.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – John Chambers
  2. Where is Tadoba National Park located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Maharashtra
  3. Where is the headquarters of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Jakarta, Indonesia
  4. Name the Prime Minister of Vietnam?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Nguyen Xuan Phuc
  5. When was Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) founded?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2012