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Current Affairs Quiz: September 11 2018

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  1. NITI Aayog, Intel and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) collaborated to set up a Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) in which city?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Chennai
    3) Mumbai
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR collaborated to set up a Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) in Bengaluru. It is a part of NITI Aayog’s plan on ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’. In the collaboration: NITI Aayog will contribute its vision of ‘AI for All’ initiative. Intel will contribute in human centric AI problem solving. TIFR will help in applied research and technology development.
  2. Name the web portal that has been launched by Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal to enable Corporates and PSUs to contribute to upgradation through Corporate Social Responsibility funds?
    1) Rail Samskari
    2) Rail Sahyog
    3) Rail Fund
    4) Rail Promo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rail Sahyog
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, the Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal launched a web portal called ‘Rail Sahyog’ to enable Corporates and PSUs to contribute to upgradation through Corporate Social Responsibility funds. The Webportal is : www.railsahyog.in. This has been made for the Indian Railway stations for upgrading its infrastructure, technology, hygiene among other things. Corporates and PSUs willing to contribute can register themselves in the portal. The shortlisted applicants would deposit their funds with Railways/nominated agencies like RITES/RAILTEL etc.
  3. External Affairs Ministry of India has signed an agreement with Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) to launch a new digital bridge between India and which country through e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati Network Project?
    1) Africa
    2) Sri Lanka
    3) Nepal
    4) Seychelles
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Africa
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, External Affairs Ministry signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) in New Delhi, to set up a pan-African e-network between India and Africa. The project is named e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati Network Project. It will serve as a digital bridge between India and Africa and promote capacity building in education and health services. This e-network aims to offer quality tele-education and tele-medicine facility by connecting select Indian Universities, Institutions and Super Specialty Hospitals to African educational institutions and hospitals.
  4. Where was the Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts held on 10th and 11th September 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Bengaluru
    3) Bhopal
    4) Kochi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Bhopal
    Explanation:
    On September 10-11, 2018, 2 day Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts was held in Bhopal. It aimed to create a common platform to implement Best Practices in Citizen Centric Governance. It was organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh. Delegates from 12 States and 2 UTs participated in the conference. It consisted of 5 Technical sessions in the 2-day conference. The themes of the sessions included: ICT Enabled Education, Agriculture, Public Service and Grievance Management and Good Governance initiatives.
  5. Where was the 150-year old Marbat festival celebrated on 11th September 2018?
    1) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    2) Kozhikode, Kerala
    3) Kolkata, West Bengal
    4) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, Marbat festival was celebrated in Nagpur, Maharashtra. It comprises burning of effigies that represent evil forces called ‘Marbats’ of Kali (black) and Pivli (Yellow). It is a 150-year old festival and is celebrated only in Nagpur.
  6. Haryana government signed a MoU with which company to set up an ethanol plant at village Bohali in Panipat, on 11th September 2018?
    1) Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL)
    2) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)
    3) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
    4) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL)
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, the Haryana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) to set up an ethanol plant at village Bohali in Panipat. The project would have a cost of over Rs 900 crore.
  7. Where was the 2nd World Hindu Congress 2018, organized by the World Hindu Foundation (WHF), held on 9thSeptember 2018?
    1) Illinois, Chicago, US
    2) New Delhi, India
    3) Washington DC, US
    4) Vancouver, Canada
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Illinois, Chicago, US
    Explanation:
    On September 9, 2018, the 2nd World Hindu Congress 2018, was held in Illinois, Chicago, US. Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu went for a 2 day visit to United States of America to attend the 2nd World Hindu Congress. This has been organized on the occasion of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893. The 2018 WHC was organized by the World Hindu Foundation (WHF). The theme of the WHC 2018 was: Sumantrite Suvikrante – THINK COLLECTIVELY, ACHIEVE VALIANTLY.
  8. Where did the 12-day long 13th Indo-Mongolia annual, bilateral joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018, start on 10th September 2018?
    1) Pune, India
    2) Dehradun, India
    3) Ullanbaatar, Mongolia
    4) Darkhan, Mongolia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ullanbaatar, Mongolia
    Explanation:
    On September 10, 2018, the 12-day long 13th Indo-Mongolia annual, bilateral joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area, Ullanbaatar, Mongolia. It aims to strengthen the partnership between Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces. The Focus of the exercise would be in joint counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in rural and urban scenario under United Nations mandate. The Indian contingent comprises of 17 PUNJAB Regimen while the Mongolian contingent is represented by Unit 084 of the Mongolian Armed Forces.
  9. Where did the 5day Vostok 2018 military exercise including contingents from China and Mongolia, start on 11thSeptember 2018?
    1) Japan
    2) Russia
    3) Germany
    4) France
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Russia
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, the 5day Vostok 2018 commenced in in central and eastern Russia. It is the dubbed as the largest military drills in almost four decades since 1981. It will involve nearly 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 planes, helicopters and drones, and up to 36,000 tanks and 80 ships. It would also include contingents from China and Mongolia.
  10. Rating agency ICRA downgraded loan and debentures of infrastructure financing firm Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services to ‘default risk’, on 9th September 2018. IL&FS’ short-term rating for the Rs.4000 & Rs 2,500 crore commercial paper programme has been lowered to ______?
    1) A4
    2) A1
    3) AA+
    4) AA-
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) A4
    Explanation:
    On September 9, 2018, Rating agency ICRA downgraded loan and debentures of infrastructure financing firm Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services to ‘default risk’. This was done due to liquidity pressure on the group owing to sizeable repayment obligations. Also the long-term rating of IL&FS’ Rs 5,225 crore non-convertible debenture programme and the Rs 350 crore term loans has been cut to ‘BB’ from ‘AA+’. The short-term rating for the Rs.4000 & Rs 2,500 crore commercial paper programme has been lowered to ‘A4’ from ‘A1+’.’BB’ stands for moderate risk of default and ‘A4’ stands for high credit risk.
  11. NTPC’s board approved an investment of _____ crore for the 1,320 MW Stage-III expansion of its Talcher plant in Angul district of Odisha, on 11th September 2018?
    1) Rs 5,620 crore
    2) Rs 9,785 crore
    3) Rs 6,890 crore
    4) Rs 9,890 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rs 9,785 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 11, 2018, NTPC’s board has approved an investment of Rs 9,785 crore for the 1,320 MW Stage-III expansion of its Talcher plant in Angul district of Odisha. Presently, the plant has four units of 60 MW and two units of 110 MW and the expansion will include 2×660 MW. It is a part of NTPC’s vision of being 130 GW company by 2032. The Talcher plant, one of the oldest and top performing power stations in the country. Other projects totalling to 20,000 MW capacity across the country are underway.
  12. What is the brand name under which SpiceJet introduced its air cargo services, on 10th September 2018?
    1) SpiceCargo
    2) SpiceXpress
    3) SpiceCarry
    4) SpiceFly
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) SpiceXpress
    Explanation:
    SpiceJet introduced air cargo services on 10th September 2018, under the brand name SpiceXpress. It also inducted its first freighter aircraft. SpiceXpress will be set up as a separate business unit under SpiceJet Limited. The cargo flight services would commence from September 18.
  13. Name the new swimming pool type research reactor that became operational at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), in Trombay, Maharashtra, on 10th September 2018?
    1) Apsara- U (upgraded) reactor
    2) Brahma II reactor
    3) Rishi IV reactor
    4) Shakthi V reactor
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Apsara- U (upgraded) reactor
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, Apsara- U (upgraded) reactor became operational at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC),at Trombay, in Mumabi, Maharashtra. Apsara, the first research reactor in Asia, became operational in BARC, Trombay, in August 1956. It was shut down in 2009, after more than 50 years of service. Apsara- U (upgraded) reactor is a swimming pool type research reactor, with higher capacity. It has been developed indigenously. It uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). Since it has higher neutron flux, it will increase indigenous production of radio-isotopes for medical application by nearly 50 %.
  14. Which company was awarded the Best WiFi Service Provider award at the My India WiFi India Summit & Awards 2018, held in New Delhi, on 6th September 2018?
    1) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
    2) Reliance Jio
    3) Airtel
    4) Vodafone-Idea
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
    Explanation:
    My India WiFi India Summit & Awards 2018, was held on 6th September 2018, in New Delhi. Winners for various categories was announced:
    • Best WiFi Project led by Woman – Ms. Sushma Mishra, BSNL.
    • Best IoT Solution – Kamakshi Clouds
    • Most Promising WiFi Brand – UTStarcom India Telecom
    • Best Home WiFi Product – D-Link (India)
    • Best WiFi Service Provider (East) – BSNL
    • Best WiFi Service Provider (West) – ONE OTT iNTERTAINMENT INDIA
    • Best WiFi Service Provider (South) – BSNL
    • Best WiFi Service Provider (North) – BSNL
    • Best WiFi Service Provider – BSNL.
    • Best WiFi Startup – Kirat Communications. (NewsVoir)
  15. Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Societe Generale’s solution centres in India and Romania?
    1) Mithun Sanjay
    2) Sunil Shah
    3) Vijay Krishna
    4) Rameez Raja
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sunil Shah
    Explanation:
    On 6th September 2018, Societe Generale, a French financial services company, appointed Sunil Shah as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Societe Generale’s solution centres: Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (India) and Societe Generale European Business Services (Romania). Sunil Shah will be based in Bangalore. He will report to Christophe Leblanc, Group Head of Corporate Resources and Innovation. Earlier, he had worked with Fidelity Investments and led the asset management IT team.
  16. Who was sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nepal, on 10th September 2018?
    1) Om Prakash Mishra
    2) Mahinder Vohra
    3) Prakash Sinha
    4) Yashwant Bhatiya
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Om Prakash Mishra
    Explanation:
    Justice Om Prakash Mishra was sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal on 10th September 2018. Nepal President Vidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Justice Mishra in Kathmandu.
  17. Which alternative asset manager has acquired JP Morgan’s real estate fund management platform in India?
    1) Fincare International
    2) Apollo Global Management
    3) Fidelity Investments
    4) Rocher Financial Investments
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Apollo Global Management
    Explanation:
    Apollo Global Management, alternative asset managers, has acquired JP Morgan’s real estate fund management platform in India. JP Morgan’s real estate fund management platform consists of 2 funds of vintage 2007 and 2014 with aggregate assets under management of about $300 million. These funds have 14 investments in 6 cities and 10 joint venture partners. After this acquisition, some JP Morgan’s members handling real estate fund management platform in India will be integrated into Apollo Global’s on-ground team. The newly formed joint platform will be headed by Nipun Sahni, who heads Apollo Global’s India real estate business.
  18. Name the triple jumper who became the first Indian to win a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup, by winning bronze medal, at Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 9th September 2018?
    1) Arpinder Singh
    2) Neeraj Chopra
    3) Vijendra Singh
    4) Manveer Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Arpinder Singh
    Explanation:
    On 9th September 2018, triple jumper Arpinder Singh became the first Indian to win a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup, by winning bronze medal, at Ostrava, Czech Republic. Arpinder Singh, who is a 25-year-old triple jumper, represented the Asia-Pacific team in the IAAF Continental Cup 2018. He won bronze medal in the men’s triple jump event with a jump of 16.59m. Reigning Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor of the United States, won gold medal with a jump of 17.59 m. This is the first time an Indian has won a medal in the Continental Cup which was known as the IAAF World Cup before 2010.
  19. Dr Rita Jitendra passed away due to cardiac arrest in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on 10th September 2018. What was her profession?
    1) Doctor
    2) Scientist
    3) Politician
    4) Writer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Writer
    Explanation:
    On 10th September 2018, writer Dr Rita Jitendra passed away due to cardiac arrest in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Dr Rita Jitendra was a leading educationist, renowned artist, writer and social activist. She was former secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located?
    Answer
      Goa
  2. Who is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh?
    Answer
      Sheikh Hasina
  3. What is the tag line of ICICI Bank?
    Answer
       Hum Hain Na!
  4. Where is the headquarters of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)?
    Answer
      Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  5. Name the Chairman & MD of NTPC?
    Answer
      Gurdeep Singh
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