Current Affairs Quiz: October 3 2018

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  1. Name the project launched by Indian Railways to upgrade 140 rakes of Mail/Express trains in the first phase?
    1) Rail Upgrade
    2) Utkrisht
    3) Rail Vikas
    4) Upgrade
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Utkrisht
    Explanation:
    On October 2, 2018, Indian Railways launched its Project ‘Utkrisht’ to upgrade 140 rakes of Mail/Express trains in the first phase. The project aims to do the following:
    • Installing ‘Swachh Rail Toilet’,
    • Fitting of energy-efficient LED lights – in the main interior, doorway, gangway and inside toilets,
    • Braille signage & night glow stickers,
    • LED panel photo frame in first AC coaches, new types of bottle holders, big size mirrors,
    • Anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping in the gangway area,
    • New types of fire extinguishers,
    • Health faucets, auto janitors, odonil containers, big size mirror etc.
  2. Where did Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh inaugurate a month long- National Khadi Festival 2018 on 2nd October 2018?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Chennai
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    On October 2, 2018, Union Minister for Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh inaugurated a month long- National Khadi Festival 2018 in Mumbai. Its objective is to promote Khadi products. This event was organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Around 100 institutions from across the country participated in the event. Loan disbursal to successful MSMEs was enhanced to over Rs. 1 crore by the ministry from the earlier range of Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 1 crore. The Minister also launched the PMEGP Portal – a tool for increasing employment in micro enterprises. He also inaugurated an exhibition and planted four moringa saplings in the premises of Central Office, Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
  3. National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) signed an MoU with which Union Ministry for training of 2.5 lakh urban poor in the construction sector, on 29th September 2018?
    1) Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
    2) Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    3) Union Ministry of Skill Development
    4) Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) signed an MoU with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for training of 2.5 lakh urban poor in the construction sector. This will be implemented under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The implementation of this initiative will be carried out through training providers empanelled with the Construction Sector Skill Council (CSDCI). The initiative will focus on minimum 80 hours (10 days) to a maximum of 6 months of training for skill the semi-skilled construction workers.
  4. Which institute was named the national coordinating institute of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, on 3rd October 2018?
    1) IIT-Kharagpur
    2) IIT-Ahmedabad
    3) IIT-Delhi
    4) IIT-Madras
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) IIT-Kharagpur
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, IIT-Kharagpur was named the national coordinating institute of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. As a national coordinating institute, it would do the following:• Routing SPARC funds,
    • Managing the online portal,
    • Coordinating with the other nodal institutes of India,
    • Organising two annual SPARC conferences and
    • Managing the intellectual output of SPARC.
  5. Which state launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestham’ scheme through which Rs. 1000 will be given as monthly unemployment allowance to eligible jobless youth of the state, on 2nd October 2018?
    1) Telangana
    2) Kerala
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On October 2, 2018, on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestham’ scheme in Amaravati. According to the scheme, an amount of Rs. 1000 will be given as monthly unemployment allowance to eligible jobless youth of the state. It would also provide skill training to 10 lakh youth and 260 training partners have been appointed for this purpose. The training partners are from the countries of: Singapore, UK and Germany.
  6. Which state was declared the 23rd state to become Open Defecation Free (ODF) in India, on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Mizoram
    2) Manipur
    3) Sikkim
    4) Arunachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Manipur
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh declared Manipur as the 23rd state in the country to become Open Defecation Free (ODF) in India. It is the 5th North-Eastern state to get the tag. This announced during the celebration of National Cleanliness Day at Gandhi Memorial Hall in Imphal. He also launched the Google Toilet Locator to enable locating nearest public toilet for use.
  7. The joint exercise ‘Sahyog-Hop Tac 2018’ commenced off Chennai coast on 3rd October 2018, between India and which country?
    1) Sri Lanka
    2) Singapore
    3) Vietnam
    4) Nepal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Vietnam
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, a joint exercise of ‘Sahyog-Hop Tac 2018’ commenced off Chennai coast between Vietnam and India. In this bilateral exercise, Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8001 took part in it or the first time. A vessel ‘Sagar Manjusha’, owned by National Institute of Ocean Technology and vessels from Indian coast guard took part in it as well. This exercise enhances cooperation between the two Coast Guards in areas of maritime safety and security.
  8. Percentage of female operational land holders increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to _____ % in 2015-16, as per 10th Agriculture Census 2015-16 released by the Agriculture Ministry?
    1) 13.87 %
    2) 14.67 %
    3) 25.89 %
    4) 34.67 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 13.87 %
    Explanation:
    On October 1, 2018, 10th Agriculture Census 2015-16 was released by the Agriculture Ministry. As per the latest data, more women are participating in the farming sector with an overall increase of small and medium land holding farmers and tillers. The percentage of female operational land holders increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to 13.87% in 2015-16. It also showed a decline of 1.53% of total operated area to 157.14 million hectare as compared to 159.59 million ha in 2010-11 data. And in terms of operated area women participation increased from previous 10.36% to 11.57%. By the number of people tilling the land, Uttar Pradesh topped the chart followed by Bihar and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh had 23.82 million (16%) farmers and tillers in 2015-16, followed by Bihar at 16.41 million and Maharashtra with 14.71 million. In terms of total operated area: Rajasthan comes first followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
  9. Where did the 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies start on 1st October 2018?
    1) Simons Town, South Africa
    2) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Johannesburg, South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Simons Town, South Africa
    Explanation:
    On October 1, 2018, the a 14 –day 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies commenced at Simons Town, South Africa. The Indian Navy is represented by: Guided Missile Frigate INS Tarkash, Guided Missile Destroyer INS Kolkata, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I, Seaking and Chetak helicopters as well as a MARCOS contingent. Alongside this exercise, an IBSA Joint Defence Working Group meeting will also be held in South Africa.
  10. Where did India launch ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ to help Tsunami hit victims on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Vietnam
    2) Indonesia
    3) Philippines
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Indonesia
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, India launched ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ in Central Sulawesi Province of the Republic of Indonesia. Its objective is to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. The humanitarian assistance operation consisted of the two IAF Aircrafts, C-130J and C-17 along with medical personnel and relief material. The aircrafts also had tents and equipments to set up a field hospital along with medicines, generators and water. Also, 3 Indian Naval Ships – INS Tir, INS Sujatha and INS Shardul set sail for the to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).
  11. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a _____ dollar loan to finance regional connectivity projects in North Bengal and North Eastern states, on 1st October 2018?
    1) $150 million
    2) $200 million
    3) $300 million
    4) $250 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $150 million
    Explanation:
    On October 1, 2018, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $150 million loan to finance regional connectivity projects in North Bengal and North Eastern states. It is the 2nd tranche of a $500 million loan agreement for the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program. It was approved in 2014 and was aimed to develop 500 kms of roads in India’s North Bengal and northeastern region for better regional connectivity to regional and other SASEC member countries. The new loan will involve: Upgradation of 66 kms of nationaland 103 kms of state highways in Manipur, Construction of about 1.5 kmof an international bridge between India and Nepal.
  12. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 to be at what percent?
    1) 7.5 %
    2) 7 %
    3) 7.6 %
    4) 8.5 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 7 %
    Explanation:
    On September 26, 2018, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 to be at 7%. Previously in 2017, it was 6.2%. According to the report, India’s GDP grew 8.2% in the April-June quarter especially due to manufacturing and better farm sector performance. The main reasons for overall 7% growth are expansion in services and higher demand for exports.
  13. Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) announced closure of how many branches across India as part of cost-cutting measures, on 3rd October 2018?
    1) 23
    2) 36
    3) 45
    4) 51
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 51
    Explanation:
    Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) announced the closure of 51 branches across India as part of cost-cutting measures being implemented in the banking industry, on 3rd October 2018. All the branches of the public sector bank (PSB) were in urban centres and they have been identified for the action as they were declared non-viable and incurred huge losses.
  14. Which bank launched a six-day national level entrepreneurship awareness campaign named Udyam Abhilasha on 3rd October 2018?
    1) State Bank of India (SBI)
    2) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    3) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
    4) Canara Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched a six-day national level entrepreneurship awareness campaign–Udyam Abhilasha. It has been launched in 115 aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog in 28 States reaching to around 15,000 youth. This will help 800 trainers create and provide entrepreneurship training to the aspiring youths across these districts. For its implementation it has partnered with Banks, NABARD, NBFCs, SFBs, District Industries Centres, State Govt. etc. Also, the Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India had set up a Special Purpose Vehicle, (CSC SPV)- CSC e-Governance Services India Limitedto work with SIDBI.
  15. Who received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1st October 2018?
    1) Dr Steven Jones
    2) Dr. Evan Atar Adaha
    3) Miriam James
    4) Qureshia Aboobaker
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dr. Evan Atar Adaha
    Explanation:
    On 1st October 2018, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) conferred 2018 Nansen Refugee Award to Dr. Evan Atar Adaha in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Evan Atar Adaha is a surgeon from South Sudan. He was awarded for his 20-year medical service to refugees of Sudan and South Sudan. He was presented the award by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
  16. Who was sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI), on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
    2) Justice Prathik Chatterjee
    3) Justice Narasimha Rao
    4) Justice Mukunt Krishnan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
    Explanation:
    On 3rd October 2018, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Ranjan Gogoi was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind. He is the first Chief Justice of India from the north-east. His term will end on November 17, 2019. He replaces Dipak Misra. He hails from Dibrugarh in Assam. He was born on November 18, 1954. In 2001, he started his career as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court. In 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court and became its Chief Justice in 2011. In 2012, he became a Supreme Court judge.
  17. Who was elected as 8th president of Iraq on 2nd October 2018?
    1) Adel Abdul Mahdi
    2) Fuad Masum
    3) Barham Salih
    4) Imran Arshad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Barham Salih
    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2018, Barham Salih was elected as 8th president of Iraq. Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)’s Barham Salih secured 219 votes while his rival Fuad Hussein of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) obtained 22 votes in the presidential election. Barham Salih replaces Fuad Masum. Barham Salih is 58 years old. He is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government. He has named Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate and has bestowed him the responsibility of forming a new government.
  18. Who has been named the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Facebook owned Instagram?
    1) Kevin Systrom
    2) Mike Krieger
    3) Adam Mosseri
    4) Roger Fernandez
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Adam Mosseri
    Explanation:
    Adam Mosseri has been named the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Facebook owned Instagram. Adam Mosseri replaces Kevin Systrom who resigned recently. Adam Mosseri was previously the Vice President of Product at Instagram. He had joined Facebook in 2008. Instagram was founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was sold to Facebook for $1 billion in 2012.
  19. Who has taken charge as interim CMD (Chairman-cum-Managing Director) of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)?
    1) Nitish Kumar
    2) Sudhir Garg
    3) Ravi Sundaram
    4) Madan Karthik
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sudhir Garg
    Explanation:
    MSME Joint Secretary Sudhir Garg has taken charge as interim CMD (Chairman-cum-Managing Director) of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC). Sudhir Garg has been given additional charge as CMD of NSIC from October 1, 2018, till a period of 3 months or until further orders, whichever is earlier. NSIC is a PSU (Public Sector Unit) that functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
  20. Name the athlete who has been named as the event ambassador for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that will be held on 21st October 2018?
    1) Sanya Richards-Ross
    2) Anne Richards
    3) Hima Das
    4) G Sathiyan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Sanya Richards-Ross
    Explanation:
    Athlete Sanya Richards-Ross has been named as the event ambassador for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that will be held on 21st October 2018. Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and a seven-time medalist at the World Championships. She is the fastest American woman in the history of 400m with her record of 48.70s timing set at the IAAF World Cup 2006.
  21. Who has been named Cricket Australia’s CEO?
    1) James Sutherland
    2) Ramon Patrick
    3) Kevin Roberts
    4) Michael Reed
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kevin Roberts
    Explanation:
    Kevin Roberts has been named Cricket Australia’s CEO. He will succeed James Sutherland at the end of October 2018. Kevin Roberts has been Sutherland’s deputy for a number of years since joining Cricket Australia board as an independent director in 2012.
  22. Hayabusa2 probe of which country launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, towards asteroid Ryugu’s surface, on 3rd October 2018?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) Germany
    4) United States
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Japan
    Explanation:
    On 3rd October 2018, Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, towards asteroid Ryugu’s surface. MASCOT weighs 10 kg. It is box-shaped and is equipped with several sensors. It can take images at multiple wavelengths, investigate minerals with a microscope, measure surface temperatures and magnetic fields. MASCOT will be mostly immobile. It will jump only once on its mission and it can turn on its sides. It has a maximum battery life of 16 hours. It will transmit the collected data to Hayabusa2. Hayabusa2 mission was launched in December 2014 to study the origins of the solar system. It will return to Earth with samples in 2020.
  23. M V V S Murthy died in a road accident in the USA, on 3rd October 2018. He was a _____?
    1) Cricketer
    2) Scientist
    3) Politician
    4) Spiritual leader
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Politician
    Explanation:
    On 3rd October 2018, Telugu Desam Party leader, educationist and member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council M V V S Murthy died in a road accident in the USA. M V V S Murthy was 76 yaers old. He served as member of Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam for two terms from 1991 to 1996 and 1999 to 2004. He was elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in 2014. He was also Chairman of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority from 1987 to 1989. He founded the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) at Rushikonda, Andhra Pradesh.
  24. Name the author of the book ‘Pyjamas are Forgiving’, that was launched recently?
    1) Aishwarya Rai
    2) Soha Ali Khan
    3) Twinkle Khanna
    4) Divya Spandana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Twinkle Khanna
    Explanation:
    The book Pyjamas are forgiving was authored by Twinkle Khanna. It was published by Juggernaut Books. This Twinkle Khanna’s first novel.

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  1. Where is Sanjay Gandhi National Park located?
    Answer
      Maharashtra
  2. Who is the President of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)?
    Answer
      Niranjan Hiranandani
  3. Name the secretary general and headquarters of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)?
    Answer
       Secretary-General – Mukhisa Kituyi; Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Who is the governor of Manipur?
    Answer
       Najma Heptulla
  5. Name the President and headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    Answer
      President – Takehiko Nakao; Headquarters – Manila, Philippines