Current Affairs Quiz: October 6 2018

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  1. Where was the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance held on 3rd to 5th October 2018?
    1) Greater Noida, India
    2) Paris, France
    3) New York, United States
    4) Melbourne, Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Greater Noida, India                                                        Explanation:
    From 3rd to 5th October 2018, the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance took place in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, UP. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres, was present on the occasion. PM Modi announced the plan to launch a National Energy Storage Mission that will look at manufacturing, deployment, technology development and policy framework. A short film on the ‘Journey of Renewable Energy in India”  and film on Student Initiative on Solar Lamp was screened. 100 students from various schools lit the Solar Study Lamp. UN Secretary General  Mr. Antonio Guterres announced to convene a Climate Summit inDecember 2019 to bring climate action to the top of international agenda.
  2. Where was the 2nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting held from 2nd to 4th October 2018?
    1) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
    2) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    3) Greater Noida, India
    4) Jakarta, Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3)Greater Noida, India 
    Explanation:
    The 2nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting took place in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, UP, from 3rd to 5th October 2018 along side the 2nd edition of RE-Invest 2018. This event was jointly organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) andMinistry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Ocean Rim Association IORA.
  3. Where was the 2nd Global RE-Invest Meet & Expo held on 2nd to 4th October 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Greater Noida
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Greater Noida
    Explanation:
    The 2nd edition of Global RE-Invest Meet & Expo took place in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, UP, from 3rd to 5th October 2018. It was attended by Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Uttar Pradesh showcasing their renewable energy policy initiatives. 9 country sessions were organised by leading RE countries such as France, USA, European Union, Australia, UK, Finland. Also, Chief Executive Officer, Soft Bank Group, Mr Masayoshi Son, addressed the plenary session of the 2nd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo, (REINVEST- 2018) called ‘#RENNOVATE’. He announced free power from solar power projects after 25 years of PPA to all ISA member countries.
  4. Who received the Champions of the Earth award from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 3rd October 2018?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) PV Sindhu
    4) Ram Nath Kovind
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Narendra Modi
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented the Champions of the Earth’ award to PM Narendra Modi. The award is shared between PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron. This was announced at the UN General Assembly held in New York in September 2018.
  5. Where was the 2nd edition of IndiaSkills 2018, India’s biggest skill competition, held from 4th to 6th October 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Bengaluru
    3) Guwahati
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    From 4th to 6th October 2018, 2nd edition of IndiaSkills 2018, India’s biggest skill competition, was conducted in New Delhi. IndiaSkills 2018 was organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It aimed to identify, promote and reward the best talents in different skills. 450 participants took part in the competitions. 46 competition trades and 10 demonstration trades participated. Winners were awarded by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde and Subhash Ghai, Chairman of Media and Entertainment Skills Council and India Film Director. Some winners will be given more training and will be sent to represent India at the 45th WorldSkills Competition at Kazan, Russia in 2019.
  6. Where was ‘Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol cooking Stove’, India’s first methanol-based cooking fuel project, launched on 6th October 2018?
    1) Odisha
    2) Gujarat
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Assam
    Explanation:
    On October 6, 2018, NITI Aayog member and former director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Vijay Kumar Saraswat inaugurated the ‘Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol cooking Stove’ in Assam.This launched the country’s first methanol based cooking oil by Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL). It is the first of its kind in realizing the concept of NITI Aayog’s programme of ‘Methanol Economy’. Initially the product will be available only in the Northeastern Region. It is available in canisters of 1.2 kg capacity each,which will be priced at around Rs 32.And 18 Canisters will be equal to 1 domestic LPG Cylinder.
  7. Where was the 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2018, held from 5th to 8th October 2018?
    1) Panaji, Goa
    2) New Delhi, Delhi
    3) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    4) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On October 5, 2018, President Ramnath Kovind formally inaugurated the 4-day 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for the first time. The theme of this year’s festival is Science for Transformation. This Festival aims to apply science and technology for transformation of the country and enable positive change for social and economic progress. It features 23 special events, and is being attended by about 10000 delegates. A “science village” was set up at National Botanical Garden in Lucknow for interaction of science with common people.
  8. Where was the International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment, held on 6th October 2018?
    1) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    2) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
    3) Pune, Maharashtra
    4) Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 6th October 2018, International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment was held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The conference was organised by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India and the Kanpur Obstetric and Gynaecological Society. Theme of the conference was: “Give her wings and let her soar.” President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the conference. He also addressed a seminar organised by the Talent Development Council, Kanpur. He unveiled a statue of the late freedom fighter Shyamlal Parshad in Kanpur.
  9. RBI (Reserve Bank of India) approved the proposal of Kerala government for the formation of Kerala Bank, with a net deposit amount of _____ rupees?
    1) Rs 650 billion
    2) Rs 500 billion
    3) Rs 700 billion
    4) Rs 850 billion
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 650 billion
    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2018, RBI approved the proposal of Kerala government for the formation of Kerala Bank. The decision was taken by special task force headed by Chairman M S Sriram. The bank will be formed by consolidating State Cooperative Bank and the 14 district cooperatives. It will have a net deposit amount of Rs 650 billion. It will provide modern facilities to the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS). The unification will be completed by March 2019.
  10. First Abu Dhabi Bank announced its tie up with which payment services provider for implementing sound based contactless payments, on 6th October 2018?
    1) Paytm
    2) PayPal
    3) ToneTag
    4) MobiQwik
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) ToneTag
    Explanation:
    On October 6, 2018, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Sound-based payment services provider ToneTag announced their tie up for implementing sound based contactless payments. This will allow the customers to pay using sound through the PayIt app and make cardless and cashless payments through their mobile phones. It will offer sound wave-based proximity payment solutions to their clients across all seven Emirates of UAE.
  11. Who took charge as chairman and world president of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for 2 years, at an event in Bucharest, Romania, recently?
    1) Neel Chand Vohra
    2) Manish Lade
    3) Srinivasan Swamy
    4) Vinay Chakraborthy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Srinivasan Swamy
    Explanation:
    Srinivasan Swamy took charge as chairman and world president of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for 2 years, at an event in Bucharest, Romania, recently. Srinivasan Swamy replaces Felix Tataru. He is the first Indian to hold the chairman and world president post of IAA. In his new role, he will lead a team of 25 Executive Committee members from various countries. Also, India will host the 44thedition of ‘IAA World Congress’, in Cochin in 2019. He is the chairman of RK Swamy Hansa Group. He has received Global Champion award by the IAA and was inducted into the IAA India Chapter Hall of Fame in 2017.
  12. Who was appointed the Managing Director of IDBI Bank for a period of 6 months, on 5th October 2018?
    1) Atul Kumar Goel
    2) R Gandhi
    3) Rakesh Sharma
    4) B Sriram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rakesh Sharma
    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2018, the government appointed Rakesh Sharma as Managing Director of IDBI Bank for a period of 6 months. Rakesh Sharma replaces B Sriram. He is former managing director of Canara Bank. Earlier, he headed Lakshmi Vilas Bank.
  13. Name the sprinter who joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as HR Officer (Grade A) in Guwahati?
    1) Manu Bhaker
    2) Hima Das
    3) Anita Singh
    4) Deepak Patil
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Hima Das
    Explanation:
    On 1st October 2018, sprinter Hima Das joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as HR Officer (Grade A). Hima Das will be posted at her state office in Guwahati, Assam. IOCL will provide necessary support for her training. Hima Das had won 3 medals, including gold in 4x400m women’s relay in Asian Games 2018. She had won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championship in Finland. She also received Arjuna award in 2018. IOCL will provide costs of travelling to different locations for participating in national and international track and field competitions.
  14. Who was appointed the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, on 5th October 2018?
    1) Gurjeet Singh
    2) Sumit Rawat
    3) Pranesh Rao
    4) Pankaj Sharma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Pankaj Sharma
    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2018, Pankaj Sharma was appointed as the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Pankaj Sharma will replace Amandeep Gill. At present, Pankaj Sharma is the joint secretary (Disarmament and International Security Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is an Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer of 1991 batch. Currently he is a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  15. Who was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University, Thanjavur, on 29th September 2018?
    1) Vani Shankar
    2) G Balasubramanian
    3) Balakrishnan S
    4) Savitha Ramakrishnan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) G Balasubramanian
    Explanation:
    On 29th September 2018, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit appointed G Balasubramanian as Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University, Thanjavur. G Balasubramanian has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University for a period of 3 years. Banwarilal Purohit is also the Chancellor of Tamil University. G Balasubramanian is Pro Vice Chancellor of Dravidian University. He has published 22 research papers at national and international level. He has also written 4 books. He has served as an external examiner for Singapore University and a visiting professor of the University of Warsaw, Poland.
  16. Where will be the 36th National Games held from March 30 to April 14, 2019?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Kerala
    3) Gujarat
    4) Goa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Goa
    Explanation:
    The 36th National Games will be held from March 30 to April 14, 2019 in Goa. This announcement was made by Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) Executive Director V M Prabhudesai in Panaji. The Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held at PJN Stadium, Fatorda. Shooting and cycling events will be held in New Delhi since Goa does not have the facilities for these sports. Five sports: Rugby, Wushu, Modern Penthatlon, Lawn Bowl, and Billiards and Snooker, will be added to the Games programme. Expected budget of the Event is Rs.400 Crore.
  17. Will Vinton passed away after fighting multiple myeloma in the United States, on 4th October 2018. He was a _____?
    1) Social Activist
    2) Politician
    3) Journalist
    4) Animator
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Animator
    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2018, Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton passed away after fighting multiple myeloma in the United States. He was 70 years old. He received Oscar award for the animated short film ‘Closed Mondays’ (1975). He was also the founder of Will Vinton studios.
  18. Name the author of the book “Feisty At Fifty” that was released at the Pune International Literary Festival recently?
    1) Shilpa Shetty Kundra
    2) Soha Ali Khan
    3) Hema Malini
    4) Sudha Menon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Sudha Menon
    Explanation:
    The book “Feisty At Fifty” authored by Sudha Menon, was released at the Pune International Literary Festival recently. The book has been published by Pan Macmillan India. It will be available in bookstores from October 22, 2018. The books speaks about different phases of a woman’s life. Sudha Menon has also written the following books: Leading Ladies: Women Who Inspire India, and Devi, Diva or She-Devil: The smart career woman’s survival guide.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Orang National Park located?
    Answer
       Assam
  2. Who is the governor of Uttar Pradesh?
    Answer
       Ram Naik
  3. Who is the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)?
    Answer
      Sanjiv Singh
  4. Name the CEO of Tone Tag, a sound-based payments services provider?
    Answer
       Kumar Abhishek
  5. Where is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport located?
    Answer
       Assam