Current Affairs Quiz: September 6 2018

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  1. India and which country announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO’s first manned mission at the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Germany
    2) France
    3) Russia
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) France
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, India and France announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO’s first manned mission at the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo. India plans to send three humans to space before 2022. ISRO and CNES, the French space agency, will be combining their expertise in fields of space medicine, astronaut health monitoring, life support, radiation protection, space debris protection and personal hygiene systems for the mission. ISRO plans to conduct experiments on microgravity through its astronauts.
  2. Who has been made the first honorary ambassador of Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation?
    1) Amitabh Bacchan
    2) Aamir Khan
    3) Shah Rukh Khan
    4) Akshay Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Akshay Kumar
    Explanation:
    On 5th September 2018, actor Akshay Kumar was made the first honorary ambassador of Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation. Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation was founded by the family of India’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. His grandson Vinamra Shastri, is the current president of the foundation. Akshay Kumar will support the ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ motto for the welfare of the soldier (jawan) and the farmer (kisan).
  3. Who has been appointed the acting chief justice of the Gauhati High Court with effect from 6thSeptember 2018?
    1) Justice Ajit Singh
    2) Justice Arup Kumar Goswami
    3) Justice Madhu Sharma
    4) Justice Vineet Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Justice Arup Kumar Goswami
    Explanation:
    Justice Arup Kumar Goswami has been appointed the acting chief justice of the Gauhati High Court with effect from 6thSeptember 2018. His appointment has been made following the retirement of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh.
  4. What is the rank of India in the ‘Theft Ranking’ for countries with weapons usable nuclear materials, as per the biennial Nuclear Security Index released by US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), on 6th September 2018?
    1) 20
    2) 15
    3) 16
    4) 19
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 19
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, according to the biennial Nuclear Security Index released by US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), India ranks 19th in the ‘Theft Ranking’ for countries with weapons usable nuclear materials. India has improved its ranking by one spot from 2016. India got 19th rank and Pakistan ranked 20th. Australia (that topped in 2012, 2014, 2016) shares the top spot with Switzerland in 2018. They are followed by Canada, Germany and Japan.
  5. Where is the International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018, held from 3rd to 5th September 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Kathmandu, Nepal
    3) Beijing, China
    4) Toronto, Canada
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Kathmandu, Nepal
    Explanation:
    On September 5, 2018, the 3 –day long International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 inaugurated by Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun concluded in Nepal. The theme of the 3-day event was “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”. It was organized by the South Asian Women Development Forum. The main objective of the summit is to bring together achievers, women business leaders, professionals etc to focus on innovative economic transformation through discussions and collaborations.
  6. Which state cabinet passed a resolution to dissolve its first Legislative Assembly, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Telangana
    3) Chhattisgarh
    4) Sikkim
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Telangana
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, the Telengana Cabinet passed a resolution to dissolve the first Legislative Assembly. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao and his cabinet will continue as caretaker government. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi now has 90 members. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao also announced a list of 105 candidates for the upcoming elections.
  7. Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) K.J. Alphons sanctioned _____ crore for “Development of Rural Circuit: Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project’ in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Rs 45.78 crore
    2) Rs 80.37 crore
    3) Rs 93.39 crore
    4) Rs 56.87 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 80.37 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) Shri K.J. Alphons announced the sanction of Rs. 80.37 Crores for “Development of Rural Circuit: Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project’ in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The project focuses on development of water based thematic cruise experiences in and around Valapattanam and Kuppam Rivers of Kannur District.
  8. Supreme Court decriminalised part of the law under Section _____ of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Section 123
    2) Section 234
    3) Section 377
    4) Section 256
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Section 377
    Explanation:
    On 6th September 2018, the Supreme Court decriminalised part of the law under Section 377 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) which criminalises consensual unnatural sex. The constitution bench stated that, the part of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, violated the right to equality and the right to live with dignity. It has struck down Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex. It has also set aside its 2013 verdict in which it had re-criminalised consensual unnatural sex. Other aspects of Section 377 of the IPC related unnatural sex with animals and children remain in force.
  9. Where was ISA (International Solar Alliance) Innovation and Investment Forum held on 4th September 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Bengaluru
    3) Mumbai
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    ISA Innovation and Investment Forum (ISA-IIF) was organised by FICCI under the aegis of International Solar Alliance (ISA) with support of Invest India on 4th September 2018 in New Delhi. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu addressed the gathering. It was stated that, India has set a target to generate100 GW solar energy by 2022 for increasing share of carbon free energy in the energy mix.
  10. Typhoon Jebi hit which country on 4th September 2018?
    1) China
    2) South Korea
    3) Japan
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Japan
    Explanation:
    Typhoon Jebi is Japan’s most powerful storm in 25 years. Death toll in the typhoon stood at 10, with 300 people injured. It has left a trail of destruction across west of Japan. It has hit major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.
  11. Where has Facebook planned to build its first data centre in Asia, that will be operational by 2022?
    1) India
    2) Malaysia
    3) Singapore
    4) Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Singapore
    Explanation:
    Facebook will invest more than $1 billion to build its first data centre in Asia in Singapore. It is expected to be opened in 2022. The data centre will be built on an area of 170,000 square metre.
  12. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was sworn in as a member of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, on 5th September 2018. He was elected as MLA from which constituency of Meghalaya?
    1) Shillong
    2) South Tura
    3) Cherrapunji
    4) Nong Poh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) South Tura
    Explanation:
    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was sworn in as a member of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on 5thSeptember 2018. He was elected as MLA of the South Tura assembly constituency in the by-election held on August 23, 2018.
  13. Where was Food and Drink Technology Africa 2018 trade show held from 3rd to 6th September 2018?
    1) Nairobi, Kenya
    2) Cape Town, South Africa
    3) Lagos, Nigeria
    4) Johannesburg, South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Johannesburg, South Africa
    Explanation:
    Food and Drink Technology Africa 2018 trade show was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 3rd to 6th September 2018. On behalf of India, Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of Ministry of Commerce and Industry and delegation of 42 Indian businessmen related to food and beverages industry took part in it. This provided a platform for them to explore export opportunities, joint ventures, technology transfers and marketing tie-ups with other nations including South Africa.
  14. Government launched National Mission on GeM on 5th September 2018. What does “M” represent in GeM?
    1) Monitoring
    2) Marketplace
    3) Mission
    4) Mentor
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Marketplace
    Explanation:
    On 5th September 2018, National Mission on Government e Marketplace (GeM) was launched to enhance the adoption and use of GeM by major central Ministries, State Governments and their agencies. The National Mission aims to promote inclusiveness, transparency and efficiency in public procurement and bring cashless, contactless and paperless transaction. It will increase overall efficiency and cost saving on government expenditure in procurement. A 6-week special drive is conducted from 6th September to 15th October 2018, where the mission will be launched at state headquarters by Chief Ministers.
  15. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH) beyond the 12th Plan period from 2017-18 to 2019-20, with an outlay of ____ crore?
    1) Rs 567.89 crore
    2) Rs 1731.72 crore
    3) Rs 4567.78 crore
    4) Rs 789.90 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 1731.72 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH)beyond the 12thPlan period from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The total outlay is Rs. 1731.72 crore for 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  16. Where was India Ideas Summit conducted by US India Business Council (USIBC) and US Chambers of Commerce on 5th and 6th September 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    India Ideas Summit is an effort by USIBC and by the US Chambers of Commerce. It was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu delivered the key note address. It was held in Mumbai on 5th and 6th September 2018.
  17. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the official website and app for Kumbh Mela 2019. When does Kumbh Mela 2019 start?
    1) 10 January 2019
    2) 15 January 2019
    3) 25 January 2019
    4) 6 June 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 15 January 2019
    Explanation:
    On September 5, 2018, Rail Minister Piyush Goyal along with Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath launched the official website and appfor Kumbh Mela, 2019 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. These will help pilgrims and tourists to attend the Kumbh that starts on the banks of Sangam in 15th January 2019. The website is: www.kumbh.gov.in. It will provide details about location, trains, accessibility, weather and accommodations. The railway Minister directed officials to use 100 racks of different trains for promotion of Brand Kumbh.
  18. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bought _____ tonne of gold in financial year 2017-18, which is the first purchase in almost nine years?
    1) 7.85 tonne
    2) 8.46 tonne
    3) 5.56 tonne
    4) 3.25 tonne
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 8.46 tonne
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bought 8.46 tonne of gold in financial year 2017-18. This is the first purchase in almost nine years. RBI now has 566.23 tonne of gold in this year. Earlier in November 2009, RBI had bought 200 tonne of gold from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The value of gold held as asset of Banking Department rose by 11.12% due to the depreciating value of rupee against dollar.
  19. Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with which company for the production of wings of F-16 Block 70 fighter jets in India as a part of Make in India’ initiative?
    1) Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
    2) Bharat Forge
    3) Hinduja Group
    4) Reliance Defence Arm
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
    Explanation:None of these
    On September 6, 2018, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin announced that the wings of F-16 Block 70 fighter jets will be produced in India as a part of Make in India’ initiative. It entered into an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) for the production of the wings. Further partnership on building the C-130J [Super Hercules airlifter] and S-92 [helicopter] has been made between the 2 firms.
  20. Indian Air Force for the first time successfully conducted mid-air refuelling of which fighter jet by Indian Air Force’s Russian built Il-78 tanker, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Tejas MK I fighter jet
    2) Sukhoi Su 30MKI fighter jet
    3) Dassault Rafale fighter jet
    4) Prabhat 6S fighter jet
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Tejas MK I fighter jet
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, Indian Air Force for the first time successfully conducted mid-air refuelling of Tejas MK I fighter jet by Indian Air Force’s Russian built Il-78 tanker. Dry link up means no fuel was transferred between the 2 aircrafts. The tanker was launched from IAF’s base in Agra while LCA Tejas fighter was launched from Gwalior. Nine more tests will be held including the wet tests where the actual transfer of fuel will take place.
  21. Which country has planned to conduct the first trial of its mini ‘space elevator’ on 11th September 2018?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) United States
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Japan
    Explanation:
    Japanese researchers have developed a “space elevator”. Its first trial will be conducted on 11th September 2018, by launching a miniature version on satellites. The test equipment has been developed by researchers at Shizuoka University. It will be launched on an H-2B rocket by Japan’s space agency from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. The miniature elevator is 6 cm long, 3 cm wide, and 3 cm high. It will move along a 10-metre cable suspended in space between two mini satellites.
  22. Name the book released on basic principles of Gandhi’s ‘Nai Talim’ by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, on 5th September 2018?
    1) Experiential Learning – Gandhiji’s Nai Talim
    2) Principles of Nai Talim
    3) Nai Talim for Strong Foundation
    4) Nai Talim – A Better Understanding
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Experiential Learning – Gandhiji’s Nai Talim
    Explanation:
    On 5th September 2018, a book named “Experiential Learning – Gandhiji’s Nai Talim” (basic education) was released by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of National Teachers’ Day. Contents: basic principles of Gandhi’s ‘Nai Talim’, work and education curriculum for schools, D.Ed, B.Ed and faculty development programmes for teachers. Launched in 13 languages: Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Odiya, Kannada, Malyalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English.
  23. Where was India-U.S. Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue held on September 6, 2018?
    1) New York, United States
    2) New Delhi, India
    3) Washington DC, United States
    4) Mumbai, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On September 6, 2018, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to India for the inaugural India-U.S. Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue held in New Delhi. The next 2+2 meeting is to be held in the United States in 2019.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the Secretary of State for United States?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Michael R. Pompeo
  2. Where is Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Telangana
  3. What is the tag line of Bank Of Baroda?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – India’s International Bank
  4. Where is the headquarters of South Asian Women Development Forum?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Kathmandu, Nepal
  5. Who is the Governor of Kerala?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Palanisamy Sathasivam