Latest Current Affairs Question Answers - 11th October 2018

Q1. Rikako Ikee, who has become the first female athlete to be named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at Asian Games, is from which country?

A.  China
B.  North Korea
C.  South Korea
D.  Japan

Q2. Which state government has decided to organise employment camps for martyrs’ families?

A.  Rajasthan 
B.  Punjab
C.  Madhya Pradesh
D.  Haryana

Q3. Indian men’s hockey team defeated which country to win bronze at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games?

A.  South Korea
B.  Pakistan
C.  Japan
D.  Indonesia

Q4. Which country hosted the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM)?

A.  Japan
B.  Malaysia
C.  New Zealand
D.  Singapore 

Q5. Which Indian sportsperson was the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony in the 18th Asian Games?

A.  Rahi Sarnobat
B.  Rani Rampal
C.  Vinesh Phogat
D.  Bajrang Punia

Q 6. The E-pharmacies will not be allowed to sell which of the following as per recently released draft rules on “sale of drugs by e-pharmacy”?

A.  Narcotics 
B.  All of the above
C.  Tranquillisers
D.  Psychotropic drugs                               

Q7. Who is the author of the book “Moving On, Moving Forward: A year in Office”?

A.  Venkaiah Naidu
B.  Anand Sharma
C.  Arun Jaitley
D.  Sumitra Mahajan

Q8. What was the theme of the 2018 World Coconut Day (WCD)?

A.  Coconut for Healthy Life
B.  Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellness
C.  Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
D.  Coconut: A Healthy Drink

Q9. Arthur Pereira, who passed away recently, was associated which which sports?

A.  Hockey
B.  Football
C.  Boxing
D.  Chess

Q10. According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s annual data, which country has topped the India’s FDI chart in FY18?

A.  Singapore
B.  Mauritius
C.  Netherlands
D.  France

Q11. The Government of India (GoI) has provided first-ever financial support to which International sporting event for participation in England?

A.  Kho Kho
B.  Kabaddi 
C.  Bridge
D.  Equestrian 

Q12. The multi-nation tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” has started in which of the following oceans?

A.  Southern Antarctic Ocean
B.  Pacific Ocean
C.  Indian Ocean
D.  Atlantic Ocean

Q13. Which of the following have become the first set of Indian shooters to secure quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

A.  Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela
B.  Heena Sidhu and Shreyasi Singh
C.  Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar
D.  Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat

Q14. India has recently signed agreements with which European country on combating money laundering and environment?

A.  Cyprus 
B.  Czech Republic
C.  Poland
D.  Croatia

Q15. Which phenomenon was used by US researchers to develop a wearable device that could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging?

A.  Photoelectric effect
B.  Piezoelectric effect
C.  Polar effect
D.  Penn effect

Q16. Alastair Cook, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, is associated with which country?

A.  Australia
B.  England
C.  West Indies
D.  New Zealand

Q17. India is hosting its first-ever FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters event in which city?

A.  Hyderabad
B.  Chennai
C.  Pune
D.  New Delhi

Q18. The Government of India (GoI) has decided to observe which month as National Nutrition Month (NNM) across country to mark the fight against malnutrition?

A.  October
B.  August
C.  December
D.  September

Q19. Which country is host to the International Women Entrepreneurs Summit (IWES) 2018?

A.  India
B.  Sri Lanka
C.  Nepal
D.  Bhutan

Q20. he joint military exercise “Rapid Trident 2018” has started in which country?

A.  Russia
B.  China 
C.  Mongolia
D.  Ukraine 

Q21. Which US company hit $1 trillion in market capitalisation recently, after Apple?
A. Berkshire Hathaway
B. Amazon
C. McKesson Corporation
D. Walmart

Q22. Which insurance company launched 'E@Secure', a Cyber Insurance Policy for individuals.
A. Star Health and Allied Insurance
B. Bajaj Allianz General Insurances
C. Apollo Munich Health Insurance
D. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company

Q23. Who plans to introduce the Draft rules for e-pharmacies to regulate online sale of medicines?
A. National AIDS Control Organisation
B. Medical Council of India
C. Ministry of AYUSH
D. Health Minister

Q24. Who signed agreements, equipment manufacturers and startup to boost manufacturing of ICT, IoT and Defence Technology: recently?
A. ITI Limited
B. Power Grid Corporation of India

Q25. Name the bank which bank opened portal to claim education loan interest subsidy.
B. Canara bank
C. Axis Bank
D. Yes Bank

Q26. Centre has released how much amount for 10 states along the international borders for developing forward areas as a part of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) for 2018-19?
A. ₹ 568.70 crore
B. ₹ 234.90 crore
C. ₹ 889.78 crore
D. ₹ 399.44 crore

Q27. Who is the elected as the President of Pakistan?
A. Imran Khan
B. Maulana Fazlur Rehman
C. Arif Alvi
D. Aitzaz Ahsan

Q28. For which state, NABARD has sanctioned ₹ 335 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)?
A. West Bengal
B. Haryana
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Gujarat

Q29. Which state renames town and railway station after Bansidhari temple of Lord Krishna?
A. Uttarakhand
B. Rajasthan
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Jharkhand

Q30. Who launched "Coffee Connect" and digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders named "Coffee KrishiTharanga"?
A. Arun Jaitley
B. Manoj Sinha
C. Suresh Prabhu
D. Piyush Goyal

Q31. The Internal Ombudsman (IO) scheme 2018 gives statutory powers to Internal Ombudsman has introduced recently under which law?
A. Banking Regulation Act
B. Mortgage of Immovable Properties or Assets
C. Lokpal and Lokayukta Act
D. Reserve Bank of India Act

Q32. The International Day of Charity is observed on;
A. September 4
B. September 5
C. September 2
D. September 3

Q33. This country recently developed a space elevator and will conduct a first trial in September.
A. Japan
D. France

Q34. Which Indian women nominated for 2nd term as Regional Director WHO South-East Asia?
A. Shila Dawre
B. Roshini Sharma
C. Anjali Gupta
D. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Q35. Who of the following was elected as the new President of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF)?
A. Ram Kapoor
B. Punita Kumar
C. NP Singh
D. Aman Mittal 

Q36. Which of the following is an open-ended scheme and added more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts?

Q37. Who inagurates the E-Mobility in Indian Railways" conference, recently?
A. Shri Manoj Sinha
B. Shri Piyush Goyal
C. Shri Venkaiah Naidu
D. D. V. Sadananda Gowda

Q38. The theme for National Nutrition Week 2018 observed from 1st to 7th September 2018 is;
A. Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health
B. Better Nutrition: Key to Development
C. Go Further With Food
D. Life cycle approach for better Nutrition

Q39. India plans to buy 18 bullet trains from __________ for ₹ 7,000 crore.
A. Russia
C. China
D. Japan

Q40. Which ministry approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase the wages of artisans by over 36%?
A. Ministry of Urban Development
B. Ministry of External Affairs
C. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
D. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Q41. Which country has recently announced to launch Mars Mission "HOPE" by 2020?
B. Israel
C. Oman
D. Iran

Q42. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the first luxury cruise of Varanasi recently, it is named as;
A. Alaknanda
B. Yoga Rishi
C. Niksha
D. Ganga Vahini

Q43. Who is appointed as the brand ambassador by BSNL for 2 years ?
A. Saina Nehwal
B. Mary Kom
C. P. V. Sindhu
D. Shahid kapoor

Q44. This country has minted a gold coin encrusted with rare pink diamonds worth US$1.8 million to meet growing demand for high-end collectables?
A. Australia
B. China
C. France

Q45. The government has made Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme, and has doubled the over-draft limit for account holders to _____?
A.  None of these
B.  ₹ 20,000
C.  ₹ 30,000
D.  ₹ 15,000
E.  ₹ 10,000

Q46. Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal has launched a mobile app named ______ of ‘Indian Railways e-procurement system’ (IREPS) that offers information and data related to e-tendering and e-auction activities of Indian Railways?
A.  Spoorthi
B.  None of these
C.  RailShiksha
D.  Aapoorti
E.  RailMithra

Q47. Where was the Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference 2018, held from 6th to 8th September 2018?
A.   New Delhi
B.  Mumbai
C.  None of these
D.  Guwahati
E.  Bengaluru

Q48. Who is the head of the monitoring committee that has been formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to prepare a time-bound action plan on groundwater recharge in Delhi?
A.  Justice A K Goel
B.  Justice (retd) P K Mishra
C.  Justice Anu Malik
D.  None of these
E.  Justice (retd) S P Garg

Q49. As per the scheme approved by Supreme Court on 5th September 2018, what is the minimum compensation granted to the survivors of rape and sexual assault?
A.  ₹ 3 lakh
B.  ₹ 2 lakh
C.  ₹ 1 lakh
D.  None of these
E.  ₹ 4 lakh

Q50. Where was the 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo held from 6th to 8th September 2018?
A.  Chennai
B.  New Delhi
C.  None of these
D.  Bengaluru
E.  Mumbai

Q51. Where is the 8th edition of joint exercise SLINEX-2018 between Indian and Sri Lanka Navy held from 7th to 13th September 2018?
A.  Kochi, India
B.  None of these
B.  Vishakapatnam, India
D.  Colombo, Sri Lanka
E.  Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Q52. Which payments bank announced that users can withdraw cash from ATMs, without the need for a physical debit or credit card, on 7th September 2018?
A.  Airtel Payment Bank
B.  None of these
C.  Fino Payments Bank
D.  Paytm Payment Bank
E.  India Post Payment Bank

Q53. Indian Overseas Bank got Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s approval for call option on bonds totaling _____ crore, on 7th September 2018?
A. None of these
B.  ₹ 710 crore
C.  ₹ 980 crore
D.  ₹ 655 crore
E.  ₹ 678 crore

Q54. Bharat Electronics Limited for the first time has bagged an order worth ____ crore for supply of 7 Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) systems?
A.  ₹ 78,000 crore
B.  ₹ 10,300 crore
C.  ₹ 14,900 crore
D.  None of these
E.  ₹ 9,200 crore

Q55. Which company received an order from Indian Army to supply SpyLite mini UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) systems for high altitude aerial surveillance, on 7th September 2018?
A.  Semantic Defence Systems
B.  Relaince Defence Systems
C.  DRM Defence Systems
D.  None of these           
E.  Cyient Solutions & Systems (CSS)

Q56. Which bank has retained its top spot for the 5th consecutive year, in the ‘WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s BrandZ 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands’ ranking, released on 6th September 2018?
A.  HDFC Bank
B.  Axis Bank
C.  ICICI Bank
D.  None of these
E.  State Bank of India (SBI)

Q57. Who was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Mutual Fund, on 7th September 2018?
A.  None of these
B.  Anuradha Rao
C.  Mukesh Kumar
D.  Poornima Rao
E.  Ashwani Bhatia

Q58. Who was appointed the Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), on 7th September 2018?
A.  Rahul Srivastava
B.  None of these
C.  Anshula Kant
D.  Purushotam Das
E.  B Sriram

Q59.Vijaya Bank increased its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by what percent on select maturities, with effect from September 7, 2018?
A.  0.25 %
B.  0.05 %
C.  None of these
D.  0.35 %
E.  0.45 %

Q60. Which cricket team has won the 57th edition of Duleep Trophy 2018?

A.  India Blue
B.  India Red
C.  India Orange
D.  India Green

Q61.Which Indian sportsperson has been officially named as the Sports Ambassador of Assam?

A.  Hima Das
B.  Fouaad Mirza
C.  Dutee Chand
D.  Neeraj Chopra

Q62. Which Indian woman writer has authored a new novel “The Rule Breakers”?

A.  Anita Desai
B.  Anuja Chauhan
C.  Jhumpa Lahiri
D.  Preeti Shenoy

Q63. Which noted Odia poet will be honoured with the prestigious 39th edition of the ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award 2018?

A.  Satrughna Pandav
B.  Banaj Devi
C.  Ghasiram Mishra
D.  Umesh Chandra Kar

Q64. Which Indian economist has been conferred ‘Honoris Causa’ by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM) in Kolkata?

A.  Bibek Debroy
B.  Amartya Sen
C.  Kaushik Basu
D. Manmohan Singh

Q65. Under which article, the Odisha Assembly has passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) in the state?

A.  Article 168
B.  Article 171
C.  Article 170
D. Article 169

Q66. Which renowned personality has been made the first Honorary Ambassador of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation?

A.  Akshay Kumar            
B.  Chetan Bhagat
C.  Medha Patkar
D.  Narendra Modi