Current Affairs Quiz: September 3 2018

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  1. Where was the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia,’ inaugurated by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on 3rd September 2018?
    1) Manilla, Philippines
    2) Kathmandu, Nepal
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Beijing, China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda inaugurated the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia,’ in New Delhi. India would work with member countries on Regional and Global health agenda for common goal of Health for All.
  2. Where did the 47th bi-annual talks between Indian and Bangladeshi border forces start on 3rd September 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Bengaluru, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, the 47th bi-annual talks between Indian and Bangladeshi border forces started for 6 days in New Delhi. from the Indian side: Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma and from Bangladesh’s Side: Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam participated. This is a part of implementation of Comprehensive Border Management Plan, Confidence Building Measures, Simultaneous Coordinated patrolling.
  3. The 10KW transmitter of All India Radio was inaugurated at Patnitop in Ramban District of which state by Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh, on 3rd September 2018?
    1) Jammu & Kashmir
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Himachal Pradesh
    4) Haryana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jammu & Kashmir
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, the Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated 10KW transmitter of All India Radio at Patnitop in Ramban District of Jammu & Kashmir. This would enable services to reach remote areas of the State in various districts like Ramban, Doda, Udhampur, Anantnag and parts of Jammu. It would be available at an ariel distance of 60 km in the frequency of 101 MHz.
  4. Which state has launched a first of its kind initiative called “Mil -Banche” in all government schools across the state to create education and learning awareness among the children?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Telangana
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On August 31, 2018, Madhya Pradesh launched a first of its kind initiative called “Mil -Banche” in all government schools across the state. It is an interactive programme between schools and society for promoting education and learing. It aims to create education and learning awareness among the children.
  5. Centre has released _____ crore for 10 states along the international borders for developing forward areas as a part of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) for 2018-19?
    1) Rs 568.70 crore
    2) Rs 399.44 crore
    3) Rs 889.78 crore
    4) Rs 234.90 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 399.44 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, Centre released Rs 399.44 crore for 10 states along the international bordersfor developing forward areas as a part of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) for 2018-19. This is a part of Rs 1,100 crore released in 2017-18 for development of villages along the international borders in 17 states. Rs 399.44 crore has been released to the following states of: Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and West Bengal.
  6. Which state government has received approval from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to rename a railway station and a town in Garhwa district after Bansidhari temple of Lord Krishna?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Odisha
    3) Bihar
    4) Jharkhand
    5P None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Jharkhand
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs approved the Jharkhand government’s proposal to rename a railway station and a town in Garhwa district after Lord Krishna. The town Nagar Untari and the railway station would be renamed as Banshidhar Nagar, after Banshidhar Temple. It would be remodeled on the lines of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh to make it a part of the Lord Krishna religious circuit. The government is looking at proposals for a tie-up with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
  7. SBI (State Bank of India) inaugurated its e-facilitation and e-corner facility for Indian army veterans at the Army Complex near Fort William in which city, on 3rd September 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Pune
    3) Dehradun
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kolkata
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, SBI inaugurated its e-facilitation and e-corner facility for Indian army veterans at the Army Complex near Fort William in Kolkata. The key features are:
    • to facilitate the process of resolution of pension cases
    • Ability to fast-track pension issues by “on the spot” resolution of pension-related grievance of veterans/ veer naris/ next of kin.
    • Cash drawal and automated passbook updation.
  8. Where was the 1st edition of ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ held on 2nd September 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Bengaluru
    3) New Delhi
    4) Hyderabad
    5P None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, on the sidelines of the first edition of ITI’s two-day ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ in Bengaluru, ITI Limited signed agreements with equipment manufacturers and startups. It partnered with Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC), New Delhi to establish telecom testing labs at its Bengaluru plant. This would help in testing of imported and indigenous telecom equipment in India. These are in line with the National Digital Communications Policy 2018.
  9. Alastair Cook who announced his retirement from International cricket, on 3rd September 2018, belongs to which country?
    1) South Africa
    2) Australia
    3) New Zealand
    4) England
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) England
    Explanation:
    On September 3, 2018, England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook announced his retirement from International cricket. He has scored 12,254 runs and made 32 centuries in 160 Tests – all England records. He is sixth on the all-time list of Test run-scorers and has made a record 11,627 runs as an opener. He became the first Englishman to reach 10,000 Test runs in 2016. He captained the England team from 2012 and led England to their first victory in India for 27 years.
  10. Arthur Pereira passed away after fighting cancer, at a hospital in Borivili, Mumbai, on 3rd September 2018. What was his profession?
    1) Writer
    2) Social Activist
    3) Football Player
    4) Politician
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Football Player
    Explanation:
    On 3rd September 2018, former Maharashtra football player Arthur Pereira passed away after fighting cancer, at a hospital in Borivili, Mumbai. Arthur Pereira was 70 years old. He represented India in the Russia tour in 1971. He represented Maharashtra in the national championships for the Santosh Trophy from 1971 to 1976. He had played for various clubs in Mumbai like the Orkay Mills club. He also served as Physical Education teacher at St Joseph’s School in Malad, Mumbai.
  11. The Health ministry has notified new draft rules for online e-pharmacies regarding selling of drugs through the internet, as per which online pharmacies should be registered with CDSCO. What does “S” represent in CDSCO?
    1) Standard
    2) Selling
    3) Stable
    4) Safe
    5)None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Standard
    Explanation:
    CDSCO – Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
    On September 3, 2018, the Health ministry notified that the online e-pharmacies will have to adhere to the set of new draft rules regarding selling of drugs through the internet. According to the new draft rules:
    • online pharmacies should be registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO),
    • Should have a trade licence — applicable across India — from any state government.
    • The grant of registration to the Central Licensing Authorityof Central Government for a sum of Rs 50,000.
    • It also banned sale of narcotics, psychotropic drugs and tranquillizers.
    The government amended the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945, to include e-pharmacies.
  12. Internet Society (ISOC) has signed an agreement with ISPAI to promote Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) which will improve security infrastructure. What does “P” represent in ISPAI?
    1) Profiteering
    2) Promotion
    3) Providers
    4) Possesion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Providers
    Explanation:
    ISPAI = Internet Service Providers Association of India
    On September 3, 2018, the Internet Society (ISOC) partnered with Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) to promote and secure internet infrastructure. They signed an agreement for the to promote ‘Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) which will improve security infrastructure. As a part of this, ISOC has conducted a workshop during the inaugural India Network Operators Group meeting (INNOG).
  13. Centre has decided to collect data on Other Backward Classes (OBC) during Census 2021, which will be the first general census to collect OBC data since the year _____?
    1) 1931
    2) 1948
    3) 1951
    4) 1987
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 1931
    Explanation:
    The Centre has decided to collect data on Other Backward Classes during Census 2021. This will be the first general census to collect such data since 1931, although a socio-economic census was conducted in 2011. The data collected in the census may be used to decide on the need and quantum of providing reservations to various Backward Classes.
  14. Which state government has declared Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve making it the 30thelephant reserve in India?
    1) Assam
    2) Arunachal Pradesh
    3) Nagaland
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    The Nagaland government has declared the Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve making it the 30th elephant reserve in India. Singphan Elephant Reserve has huge tracts of forest, located in contiguity with the Abhaypur Reserve Forest of Assam.
  15. Which Indian bank set up a remittance centre in Punggol district of Singapore, on 2nd September 2018?
    1) Indian Bank
    2) State Bank of India (SBI)
    3) Canara Bank
    4) Federal Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) State Bank of India (SBI)
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India (SBI) has set up a remittance centre in Punggol district of Singapore. Construction and marine industry workers can remit to their homes in India and Bangladesh in rupee and taka, respectively. The centre will operate late in the night. The centre was opened by India’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf, on 2nd September 2018.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) of India?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – KK Sharma
  2. Name the Chairman and headquarters of State Bank of India (SBI)?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Headquarters – Mumbai; Chairman – Rajnish Kumar
  3. Name the Drug Controller General of India?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Dr S Eswara Reddy
  4. Where is the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Pushpendra Airport located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Which state houses the Betla National Park?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Jharkhand
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