Current Affairs Quiz: October 5 2018

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  1. Name the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports that was launched by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on October 5, 2018?
    1) Digi Travel
    2) Digi Yatra
    3) Digi Clearance
    4) Bio Approve
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Digi Yatra
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, he Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu released “Digi Yatra”, a policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports. DigiYatra Central Platform will be operational by end of February, 2019. Bangalore & Hyderabad International Airports are the first 2 to implement it by the end of February 2019. Airport Authority of India (AAI) will roll out the programme initially at Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune & Vijayawada by April, 2019.
  2. Name the type of Mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, that got registered as Geographical Indication (GI)?
    1) Alphonso
    2) Kesar
    3) Neelam
    4) Sindoora
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Alphonso
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, Alphonso from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, got registered as Geographical Indication (GI). The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus’ in Maharashtra. It is one of the world’s most popular fruit and is exported to various countries including Japan, Korea and Europe. Other similar GI tagged products include: Darjeeling Tea, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, Blue Pottery of Jaipur, Banarasi Sarees and Tirupati Laddus.
  3. Which brand was named the best brand of 2018, according to a report called “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” by global brand consultancy Interbrand?
    1) Facebook
    2) Google
    3) Apple
    4) Microsoft
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Apple
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, according to a report called – “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” by global brand consultancy Interbrand, Apple topped the chart as the best brand of 2018. Apple is valued at $1 trillion and is followed by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Coca Cola. Samsung ranked 6th and Facebook was ranked 9th. Spotify and Subaru made it to the global top 100 brand list for the first time. Tesla couldn’t get a spot despite being there in top 100 in the previous list of 2017.
  4. What is the current Repo rate as per the 4th bi-monthly monetary policy released on 5th October 2018?
    1) 6.5%
    2) 6.25 %
    3) 6.75 %
    4) 7.00 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 6.5%
    Explanation:
    Overview of the policy rates and reserve ratios:
    Categories 4th Bi-Monthly in percent 3rd Bi-Monthly in per cent
    CRR 4 4
    SLR 19.5 19.5
    Repo Rate 6.5 6.50
    Reverse Repo rate 6.25 6.25
    MSF 6.75 6.75
    Bank Rate 6.75 6.75
  5. Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a ______ dollar loan for development projects in Madhya Pradesh?
    1) $110 million
    2) $250 million
    3) $500 million
    4) $750 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) $110 million
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $110 million loan for development projects in Madhya Pradesh. It aims to upgrade 2,800 kilometers all-weather rural roads in the State of Madhya Pradesh under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY). It is the 2nd tranche loan and is a part of the $500 million Second Rural Connectivity investment Program for India. It was approved in 2017.
  6. CRISIL upgraded AU Small Finance Bank’s Long Term Debt Instruments Rating to CRISIL _____ with Stable Outlook from previous CRISIL A+, on 5th October 2018?
    1) AA–
    2) BB+
    3) BB –
    4) B+
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) AA–
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, CRISIL upgraded AU Small Finance Bank’s Long Term Debt Instruments Rating to CRISIL AA– with Stable Outlook from previous CRISIL A+. Thus, AU Bank’s long-term instruments have got a rating of AA- from all four rating agencies including CARE Ratings, India Ratings and ICRA Ratings. The short term ratings on its deposits programme were reaffirmed at CRISIL A1+.It was due to the recent capital infusion by Temasek Holdings that has supported the bank’s scale of operations and the sustainable above average asset quality over the past few years.
  7. Who has been named the CEO of Reliance Health Insurance that has received approval from IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) to begin operations from December 2018?
    1) Manik Jain
    2) Ravi Viswanath
    3) Alexander Smith
    4) Rahul Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ravi Viswanath
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, IRDAI approved Reliance Health Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Capital, to begin operations. It will commence operations by December 2018. Ravi Viswanath has been designated as the CEO of the firm.
  8. Name the persons who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?
    1) Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad
    2) Frances Kissinger, Ronald Mathews
    3) Amaira Abidi, Steve Longman
    4) Laura Shelton, Lauren Prentice
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr Mukwege, a 63 year-old gynaecologist has been associated with treatment of various sexual assault victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2008, he also won the UN Human Rights prize. Ms Murad, 25, became a victim of war crimes herself and became the first UN goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking.
  9. Which state was ranked as the best state under the Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 (SSG 2018) presented in New Delhi?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Haryana
    3) Kerala
    4) Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Haryana
    Explanation:

    Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 (SSG 2018) were awarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, in New Delhi. Awards were presented to top ranked states, districts and states & districts with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. An independent survey agency developed ranking of all districts in India based on quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters. 6786 villages in 685 Districts were covered and 182,531 citizens were interviewed for the survey.

    Top ranked States and Districts which received awards:

    Overall Ranking:

    Top 3 States:

    1) Haryana,

    2) Gujarat

    3) Maharashtra

    Top 3 Districts:

    1) Satara, Maharashtra

    2) Rewari, Haryana

    3) Pedapalli, Telangana

    States with maximum citizen participation:

    1) Uttar Pradesh

    2) Gujarat

    3) Maharashtra

    Districts with maximum citizens’ participation:

    1) Nashik, Maharashtra

    2) Solapur, Maharashtra

    3) Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

  10. Who was appointed India’s Ambassador to Spain on 5th October 2018?
    1) Manish Karmakar
    2) Sanjay Verma
    3) Subash Rao
    4) Anil Chandra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sanjay Verma
    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2018, Sanjay Verma was appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain. Sanjay Verma is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He is currently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain. He will take up this assignment soon.
  11. Who was appointed as Chairman of the Working Committee (WoCo) and Director on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Vinith Chandra
    2) Vikram Limaye
    3) Manohar Khurana
    4) Anita Patil
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Vikram Limaye
    Explanation:
    On 3rd October 2018, Vikram Limaye was appointed as Chairman of the Working Committee (WoCo) and Director on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director and CEO of National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). His appointment was made at the 58th General Assembly and Annual Meeting of WEF in Athens, Greece. WFE also admitted 6 new members. They are: Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), London Stock Exchange Group, Boursa Kuwait, Tunis Stock Exchange, China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation and Nairobi Securities Exchange. WFE represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs (Central Counterparties) that are included in exchange groups.
  12. Who was appointed as the Vice-chairman and Managing Director (MD) of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), on 4th October 2018?
    1) Vineet Nayyar
    2) Sushil Chandra
    3) Ramesh Nair
    4) Vinay Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Vineet Nayyar
    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2018, Vineet Nayyar has been appointed as the Vice-chairman and Managing Director (MD) of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS). Nand Kishore was appointed as the chairman of the audit committee and GC Chaturvedi as the chairperson of the Remuneration Committee. The appointments were made by the new board of IL&FS that was formed on 1st October 2018, following allegations on the IL&FS group regarding defaults in loan payment and corporate governance issues. The control of IL&FS was given to the six-member board headed by Uday Kotak as non-executive chairman of IL&FS.
  13. Who was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor (internal affairs), on 4th October 2018?
    1) Arjun Kamath
    2) Ajith Singhal
    3) RN Ravi
    4) Murali Kumar Joshi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) RN Ravi
    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2018, government redesignated RN Ravi as Deputy National Security Advisor (internal affairs) from his post as the chief of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). R N Ravi will also continue to be the central government’s interlocutor for Nagaland. He is a 1976-batch Indian Police Service officer (retired) of the Kerala cadre. In August 2018, he was given an extension as the government’s representative for the talks with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM). In 2012, he retired as the Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau. In September 2014, he was appointed as the chairman of the JIC which functions under the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
  14. Name the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) that was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) between September 26 and October 3, 2018, at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha?
    1) Vistara
    2) Astra
    3) Rana
    4) Mahila
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Astra
    Explanation:
    Flight trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) were conducted successfully by the Indian Air Force (IAF) between September 26 and October 3, 2018, at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha. The trials included complex tests for engagement of pilotless target in various modes of manoeuvring, off-boresight, medium and long ranges. Astra has been tested 6 times under various launch conditions and ranges as part of the final development trial. It had active participation from IAF. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the missile and integrated the weapon on Su-30 and other air platforms. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik, played a major role in modifying Su-30 aircrafts for Astra weapon integration and support during trials.
  15. England’s Nick Compton announced his international retirement on 5th October 2018. Which sport does he belong to?
    1) Hockey
    2) Football
    3) Cricket
    4) Basketball
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Cricket
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, 35-year-old Former England batsman Compton announced his retirement from cricket. He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2004. He was a part of the series win in 2012 against India which made England win for the first time in 28 years. He has played 16 Tests for England, scoring two hundred. He is the grandson of cricket player Denis Compton.
  16. When was World Animal Day celebrated throughout the world?
    1) October 2
    2) October 3
    3) October 4
    4) October 5
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) October 4
    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2018, World Animal Day was celebrated throughout the world. World Animal Day is observed every year on October 4, which is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In 1925, Heinrich Zimmermann organized the first World Animal Day. In 1931, World Animal Day (October 4) was declared as a universal observation, at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence, Italy. This day focuses on animal rights and welfare. It aims to raise the status of animals, improve welfare standards and protect endangered species and natural habitat.
  17. What was the theme of International Teachers Day or World Teacher’s Day celebrated on October 5, 2018?
    1) Education is the foundation for a better life
    2) The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher
    3) Teachers are the stepping stones to an educated society
    4) Education: Key to a secured life
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher
    Explanation:
    October 5 is celebrated as International Teachers Day or World Teacher’s Day. This year’s theme is: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). To reach the 2030 Education Goals of universal primary and secondary education, the world needs to recruit almost 69 million new teachers. It was established in 1994 and commemorates the signing of 1966 UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning status of teachers. It is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and Education International.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve located?
    Answer
      Maharashtra
  2. Name the capital and currency of Kazakhstan?
    Answer
       Capital – Astana; Currency – Kazakhstani tenge
  3. Name the MD & CEO and headquarters of AU Small Finance Bank?
    Answer
       MD & CEO – Mr. Sanjay Agarwal; Headquarters – Jaipur
  4. Who is the CEO of Paypal?
    Answer
       Dan Schulman
  5. Who is the CEO of World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)?
    Answer
       Nandini Sukumar
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