Current Affairs Quiz: September 29 2018

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  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence on 29th September 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Kolkata
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence in Vigyan Bhawan with the participation of Directors of 350 universities. This conference was chaired by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development. The first of this kind of conference was held in Delhi during Vice-Chancellors’ Conference from 26-28 July, 2018. This conference was jointly organized by UGC, AICTE, ICSSR, IGNCA, IGNOU, JNU and SGT University. The theme of the Conference is to work on the challenges faced by the Indian education system.
  2. Where did President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurate the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention on 29th September 2018?
    1) Chennai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Bengaluru
    4) Hyderabad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi. To mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi and Swachh Bharat Mission. It was organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. It aimed to focus on India’s target towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030, especially targets 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3. Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end open defecation.
  3. The Centre has increased its contribution in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75 % to ______ % with effect from April 1, 2018?
    1) 85 %
    2) 80 %
    3) 90 %
    4) 95 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 90 %
    Explanation:
    On 27th September 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that, the Centre has increased its contribution in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75 % to 90 % with effect from April 1, 2018. The Centre will contribute 90 % and states will contribute 10 % to the relief fund. The additional contribution by the central government in SDRF regarding this will be Rs 1,690.35 crore for 2018-19 and Rs 1,774.67 crore for 2019-20.
  4. Which Indian entity signed a MoU with e-Government System development centre of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan for strengthening e-Governance cooperation?
    1) NITI Aayog
    2) National Informatics Centre (NIC)
    3) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    4) Department of Information Technology
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) National Informatics Centre (NIC)
    Explanation:
    On September 28, 2018, Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications, Uzbekistan Mr Shuhrat Sadikov signed 2 MOUs in ICT sector. The areas of interest were: IT-ITeS trade promotion, e-Governance, HRD and Capacity building, Telemedicine etc.
    These MOUs include:
    • Agreement between National Informatics Centre (NIC), India and e-Government System development centre of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistanfor strengthening e-Governance cooperation.
    • CDAC, Indiaand Tashkent University of Information Technologies, Uzbekistan for cooperation of capacity building in ICT Sector.
  5. India signed a loan Agreement for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (I) and Kolkata East West Metro Project (III) with which country, on 29th September 2018?
    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) Russia
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Japan
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, India and Japan sign Loan Agreement for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (I) and Kolkata East West Metro Project (III) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in New Delhi. The MOU was signed between: Dr. C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA. The disbursement of the loan amount among the projects are as follows: Yen 89.457 billion (Rs.5591 crore approx.)for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (I), Yen 25.903 billion (Rs.1619 crore approx.)for Kolkata East-West Metro Project (III).
  6. Which organization signed the ‘Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022’ on behalf of India, on 29th September 2018?
    1) Indian Standards Organisation
    2) NITI Aayog
    3) Society for Communication and Technology
    4) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Social Development
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, NITI Aayog on behalf of government of India signed the ‘Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022’. It was signed between: CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev. The signing was presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar.
  7. ______ partnered with Oracle, Apollo Hospitals and Strides Pharma Sciences to pilot a real drug supply chain, through Blockchain decentralised ledger and Internet of Things (IoT) software, on 28th September 2018?
    1) NITI Aayog
    2) National Informatics Centre
    3) Indian Medical Association
    4) All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    On 28th September 2018, NITI Aayog partnered with Oracle, Apollo Hospitals and Strides Pharma Sciences to pilot a real drug supply chain, through Blockchain decentralised ledger and Internet of Things (IoT) software. This collaboration will improve transparency, accountability and efficiency in tracing and tracking drugs manufactured in India. Agreement regarding this was signed by: Anna Roy, Advisor (Industry), NITI Aayog and Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director, Oracle India.
  8. Name the chairman of the High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility – 2018 (HLC-2018) formed by the government to review the existing framework and formulate the roadmap for a coherent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
    1) Rajiv Gauba
    2) Injeti Srinivas
    3) Ranjan Gauba
    4) Amit Pandey
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Injeti Srinivas
    Explanation:
    A High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility – 2018 (HLC-2018) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri. Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to review the existing framework and guide and formulate the roadmap for a coherent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Other members of the committee are: DG, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; Chairman, SEBI or his representative; N. Chandrasekharan, Chairman Tata Sons; Amit Chandra, MD, Bain Capital Private Equity; P. S. Narasimha, Additional Solicitor General; Anil K Gupta, Founder Honey Bee Network and Prof. IIM-A; Prakash Padukone, Former World Badminton Champion; S Santhanakrishnan, Chartered Accountant; Mathew Cherian, CEO Helpage India; and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  9. Where did India’s first corn festival begin on 29th September 2018?
    1) Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh
    2) Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
    4) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 29th September 2018, India’s first corn festival began in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh. This festival is a one-of-its-kind international event. Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest corn producing states in India. Chhindwara is the highest corn producing district.
  10. Where did National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) host Grameena Habba from September 28 – Oct 7, 2018?
    1) Hyderabad
    2) Mumbai
    3) Bengaluru
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Karnataka Regional Office has invited wholesalers and online marketing vendors to its Grameena Habba in Bengaluru from September 28- Oct 7, 2018. This would expand the market for weavers, rural artisans and craftsmen, SHGs, rural entrepreneurs, and farmers’ producer organisations. The business-to-business interaction and feedback would help the rural artisans modify their product designs and creations according to market trends.
  11. Name the initiative released by World Health Organization (WHO) to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) September 28, 2018?
    1) SAFER
    2) SECURE
    3) INITIATE
    4) IMPROVE
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) SAFER
    Explanation:
    On September 28, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). SAFER provides five high-impact strategic actions that are prioritized for implementation to promote health and development by:
    • Strengthening restrictions on alcohol availability.
    • Advance and enforcing drink driving countermeasures.
    • Facilitating access to screening, brief interventions, and treatment.
    • Enforcing bans or comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship, and promotion.
    • Raising prices on alcohol through excise taxes and pricing policies.
  12. Which country has received the biggest loan package of $57.1 billion from International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    1) Saudi Arabia
    2) Japan
    3) Argentina
    4) Afghanistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Argentina
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, the International Monetary Fund staff and Argentina authorities have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) totaling to US$57.1 billion through 2021 approved on June 20, 2018. It is the biggest loan disbursed in history of IMF. Argentina originally secured a $50 billion loan back in June 2018, when an initial $15 billion tranche was handed over. Later, an accelerated disbursement of the remaining $35 billion, with another $3 billion not due until November and the remainder over the next three years has been proposed.
  13. Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has launched the first of its kind “Rail Heritage Digitisation Project” of Indian Railways in collaboration with _____ on 29th September 2018?
    1) Google Arts & Culture
    2) Infosys Foundation
    3) Accenture
    4) HCL
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Google Arts & Culture
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2018, Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has launched the first of its kind “Rail Heritage Digitisation Project” of Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. It aims to showcase India’s Rail Heritage to National and International audience in an online story-telling platform. It is considered to be the largest cultural heritage digitization project in the Asia Pacific Region. The project would digitize National Rail Museum, Rewari Steam Centre, three World Heritage Railways, CSMT Mumbai building among others. 22 digital screens across different locations in India will be set up for showcasing this historic project.
  14. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China, 28th September 2018?
    1) Ajay Bisaria
    2) Gautam Bambawale
    3) Vikram Misri
    4) Raveena Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Vikram Misri
    Explanation:
    On 28th September 2018, Vikram Misri was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China. Vikram Misri is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (lFS) of the 1989 batch. He is currently, the Ambassador of India to Myanmar. He has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China. He will take up the assignment soon. He will replace Gautam Bambawale.
  15. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Press Trust of India?
    1) N.Ravi
    2) Vijay Kumar Chopra
    3) Shekhar Kumar
    4) Ravi Prasad
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) N.Ravi
    Explanation:
    The Publisher of The Hindu Group of Newspapers, N.Ravi has been appointed as the chairman of Press Trust of India and simultaneously the Chief Editor of Punjab Kesari Group of Newspapers Vijay Kumar Chopra had been appointed as the Vice Chairman of Press Trust of India. Ravi Succeeds the Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group. He won G.K.Reddy Memorial Award,Honorary Doctorate by the Sri Venkateswara University,Tirupati,BREAD Role Model Award and also won Several Professional Award. Vijay Kumar Chopra Succeeds the N.Ravi who is currently elected as the Chairman of PTI.
  16. Which country won the Asia Cup for a record-extending 7th time, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, on 28th September 2018?
    1) Bangladesh
    2) India
    3) Pakistan
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    On 28th September 2018, India won the Asia Cup for a record-extending 7th time, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. India defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets in the final and won the Asia Cup 2018 title. Bangladesh’s Liton Das was named man of the match. Bangladesh was the first to bat and had set a target of 223 runs for India to win. The Indian team was captained by Rohit Sharma.
  17. Manoharsinh Jadeja passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat, on 27th September 2018. What was his profession?
    1) Politician
    2) Singer
    3) Educationalist
    4) Athlete
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Politician
    Explanation:
    On 27th September 2018, former Gujarat Minister Manoharsinh Jadeja passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat. He was 83 years old. He was popularly known as ‘Dada’. He was the descendant of the royal family of Rajkot. He had served as finance minister of Gujarat. He was a five-time MLA.
  18. What was the theme of World Heart Day 2018 that was observed all over the world on 29th September 2018?
    1) My Heart, Your Heart
    2) Save the Heart
    3) Awareness on Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD)
    4) Healthy living for a healthy heart
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) My Heart, Your Heart
    Explanation:
    On 29th September 2018, World Heart Day was observed all over the world. World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation. It is observed on 29 September every year. This day creates awareness on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) including heart disease and stroke, which is the world’s leading cause of death. It highlights the preventive and control measures for CVD. Theme: for World Heart Day 2018 is “My Heart, Your Heart”.
  19. When was World Maritime Day themed “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future” observed all over the world?
    1) September 26
    2) September 27
    3) September 28
    4) September 29
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) September 27
    Explanation:
    On 27th September 2018, World Maritime Day was celebrated throughout the world. World Maritime Day is observed on the last week of September. Its date varies year to year. It highlights the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and highlights a particular aspect of International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work. IMO is a United Nations specialized agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. Theme: for World Maritime Day 2018 is – “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”.
  20. What was the theme of World Tourism Day 2018 that was observed on 27th September 2018?
    1) Travel the world
    2) Tourism and Positive Social Development
    3) Tourism and the Digital Transformation
    4) Impact of Tourism on Economic Development
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Tourism and the Digital Transformation
    Explanation:
    On 27th September 2018, World Tourism Day was celebrated throughout the world. In 1979, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly declared September 27 as World Tourism Day. It was first observed in 1980. It aims to create awareness on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Theme: for World Tourism Day 2018 is – “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. UNWTO invites interested parties to participate in the World Tourism Day celebrations on 27 September every year in the respective countries.
  21. When was International Day for Universal Access to Information observed all over the world?
    1) September 30
    2) September 29
    3) September 28
    4) September 27
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) September 28
    Explanation:
    On 28th September 2018, International Day for Universal Access to Information was observed all over the world. Since 2016, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information. This day aims to make sure public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms. It aims at more countries adopting Freedom of information (FOI) legislation, developing policies for multilingualism and cultural diversity in the cyberspace, and ensuring that women and men with disabilities are integrated.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the CEO of NITI Aayog?
    Answer
      Amitabh Kant
  2. Name the Chairman and headquarters of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?
    Answer
      Chairman – Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala; Headquarters – Mumbai
  3. Name the MD and headquarters of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    Answer
      MD – Christine Lagarde; Headquarters – Washington D.C., USA
  4. Who is the CEO of Press Trust of India(PTI)?
    Answer
      Venky Venkatesh
  5. Who is the President of World Heart Federation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland?
    Answer
      President – Prof David Wood; Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland