Daily General Knowledge Question Answers - 22nd october 2018

Q1. What is the theme of the 2018 World Egg Day (WED)?

A. Protein for Life

B. Protein for Good Health

C. Eat & Run                   

D. Put an Egg On It

Q2. Which country’s team has won the 2018 Sultan Johar Cup Junior Hockey?

A. New Zealand

B. Malaysia

C. Britain

D. India

Q3. What is the India’s rank at the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI)?

A. 94th

B. 44th

C. 103rd

D. 113th

Q4. Which Indian folk artist has won the 2018 Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize?

A. Teejan Bai

B. Ila Arun

C. Malini Awasthi

D. Swaroop Khan

Q5. Who has won the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature, which is formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize?

A. Neil Gaiman

B. Haruki Murakami

C. Kim Thuy

D. Maryse Conde

Q6. India and which country have launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats?

A. China

B. Sri Lanka

C. Australia

D. Russia

Q7. Who has won the 2018 Shanghai Masters Tennis tournament?

A. Andy Murray

B. Novak Djokovic

C. Roger Federer

D. Borna Coric

Q8. Who has been appointed Director-General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)?

A. Jagdish K Paul

B. Aman Saxena

C. Shekhar C Mande

 D. Girish Sahni

Q9. What is the theme of the 2018 International Day For Disaster Reduction?

A. Reducing Disaster Economic Losses

B. Home Safe Home

C. Resilience is for Life

D. Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement

Q10. Which noted historian has authored the book “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior”?

A. Rima Hooja

B. Irfan Habib

C. Uma Chakravarti

D. Sumit Sarkar

Q11. Which of the following cities is the venue of the India International Silk Fair (IISF-2018)?

A. Pune

B. Lucknow

C. Guwahati

D. New Delhi

Q12. Who has been honored as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) 2018?

A. Rajiv Kumar            

B. Ramakrishna N.K.

C. Prema Gopalan

D. Smita Ram

Q13. Who has been appointed the new Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?

A. Shanta Sinha

B. Kushal Singh

C. Priyank Kanoongo

D. Stuti Kacker

Q14. Which country to host the 2019 IAAF World Relays?

A. Japan

B. China

C. South Korea

D. Indonesia

Q15. Who led the Indian delegation at the 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM)?

A. Sushma Swaraj

B. CR Chaudhary

C. Suresh Prabhu

D. Ajit Doval

Q16. On which date, the 2018 Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas is celebrated in India?

A. October 15

B. October 14

C. October 16

D. October 17

Q17. Paul Allen, who passed away recently, co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in which year?

A. 1975

B. 1980

C. 1983

D. 1971

Q18. India’s first agri and food business online learning platform has launched in which city?

A. Agartala

B. Nagpur

C. Kochi

D. Warangal

Q19. Which of the following is the official mascot of 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup?

A. Gauchito

B. Rhino

C. Zabivaka

D. Olly

Q20. ICICI was formed in 1955 at the initiative of which International organisation?


B. United Nations

C. World Bank


Q21. Who is the author of the book “Half the Night is Gone”, which is shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2018?

A. Amish Tripathi

B. Amitabha Bagchi

C. Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

D. Meena Kandasamy

Q22. Who has been elected as new Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)?

A. Kailash Kulkarni

B. A Balasubramanian

C. Nimesh Shah

D. M S Jha

Q23. Who has won the India’s first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018?

A. Suraj Panwar

B. Simran

C. Tababi Devi

D. Lakshya Sen

Q24. The ancient city “Prayaga” was renamed as “Allahabad” by which Mughal emperor?

A. Humayun

B. Shah Jahan

C. Aurangzeb

D. Akbar

Q25. ‘Swastha Bharat Yatra’ national campaign has been launched for which purpose?

A. Hygienic Locality

B. Secure Travelling

C. Healthy Drink

D. Safe Food

Q26. “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. This was theme of which of the following days?

A. 2018 International Day for Older Persons

B. 2018 International Day of Human Rights

C. 2018 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

D. 2018 International Day of Rural Women

Q27. What is the theme of the 2018 World Food Day (WFD)?

A. Our Actions Are Our Future

B. Harvesting nature’s diversity

C. A millennium free from hunger

D. Break the Cycle of Rural Poverty

Q28. Who will lead the Indian delegation at the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit 2018?

A. Ram Nath Kovind

B. Venkaiah Naidu

C. Sushma Swaraj

D. Narendra Modi

Q29. The festival of Fulpati has recently celebrated in which neighboring country of India?

A. Bhutan

B. Sri Lanka

C. Myanmar

D. Nepal

Q30. Where was the sixth meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) held on 18th October 2018?
A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. New Delhi
D. None of these
E. Bengaluru

Q31. Where did Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unfurl India’s highest tricolor flag, on 17thOctober 2018?
A. Hyderabad
B. New Delhi
C. Kolkata
D. None of these
E. Mumbai

Q32. Shahi litchi of which state got the 4th Geographical Indication (GI) tag, on 18th October 2018?
A. None of these
B. Himachal Pradesh
C. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Bihar
E. Assam

Q33. Which state government has decided to amend the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017 to give investment incentive through ‘Net SGST (Net State Goods And Services Tax) Incentive’ on intrastate sale?
A. Punjab
B. Gujarat
C. None of these
D. Rajasthan
E. Maharashtra

Q34. Which state announced 3 % sub-quota in recruitments for sportspersons to be extended for recruitments in Government Departments and public sector undertakings, on 17th October 2018?
A. Telangana
B. Tamil Nadu
C. None of these
D. Himachal Pradesh
E. Gujarat

Q35. Which state approved extension of the enhanced 50 % reservation for women to the office of the chairperson of panchayat samitis and zila parishads, on 18th October 2018?
A. None of these
B. Punjab
C. Kerala
D. Madhya Pradesh
E. Haryana

Q36. Who will be awarded the Rachana Entrepreneur of the Year award on November 17, 2018 in Mangaluru?
A. Ronald Castelino
B. None of these
C. Faye D’Souza
D. Lawrence Pinto
E. Aloysius Richard Lobo

Q37. Who has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 awarded by London’s Natural History Museum?
A. None of these
B. Rex Van de Camp
C. Mike Delfino
D. Michael Zachary
E. Marsel van Oosten

Q38. Name the former SBI chairperson who was appointed as the independent additional director of Reliance Industries (RIL) on 18th October 2018?
A. A S Kiran
B. Radhakrishnan Nair
C. None of these
D. Arundhati Bhattacharya
E. Surya Kumar

Q39. Who was elevated as the Head of Investment, Equity in Canara Robeco Mutual Fund on 16th October 2018?
A. Nimesh Chandan
B. None of these
C. Ashwathy Nair
D. Preethi Reddy
E. John Samuel

Q40. Name the Minister of state for external affairs who resigned on the account of rising amount of sexual allegations against him, on 17th October 2018?
A. None of these
B. Rajesh Hegde
C. Prathap Kumar
D. MJ Akbar
E. Ananth Kumar

Q41. What is the trade name of the innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” launched by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow?
A. OneerTM
B. None of these
C. PureAquaTM
D. SafeWater
E. WaterPlus

Q42. Name the galaxy proto-supercluster discovered by scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which is the largest and the most massive structure in the early universe known so far?
A. Bruno
B. None of these
C. Marsel
D. Hyperion
E. Hyperloop

Q43. Name the author of the book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” that was released on 18th October 2018?
A. None of these
B. Courtney Huber
C. Susan Phylis
D. Stephen Hawking
E. Paul Freeman

Q44. India has imposed anti-dumping duties of up to 185.51 US dollars per tonne for 5 years on some varieties of steel imports from which country?
A. China
B. None of these
C. United States
D. Bangladesh
E. Russia

Q45. Which state has become the first state in India to have 100% penetration of LPG in public sector oil companies?
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. None of these
D. Maharashtra
E. Kerala

Q46. Which state celebrated its 3rd Bihu festival known as the ‘Kati Bihu’ on 18th October 2018?
A. Bihar
B. None of these
C. Odisha
D. Assam
E. Gujarat

Q47. Where was the 8th European Congress on SME (Small and Medium Size Enterprises) held from 17th to 19thOctober 2018?
A. England, United States
B. None of these
C. Sydney, Australia
D. Kotawice, Poland
E. New Jersey, United States

Q48. Which country became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis, on 17th October 2018?
A. Australia
B. Ireland
C. Canada
D. None of these
E. United States

Q49. Market research firm Gartner has projected worldwide IT spending to total ____ dollars in 2019?
A. None of these
B. $ 5.2 trillion
C. $ 4.2 trillion
D. $3.8 trillion  
E. $ 2.9 trillion

Q50. Which country is planning to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas?
A. China
B. None of these
C. United States
D. Russia
E. Japan

Q51. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased lenders’ single borrower exposure limit for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) which do not finance infrastructure, from 10% to _____ % of capital funds, until 31st December 2018?
A. 12 %
B. 20 %
C. 17 %
D. None of these
E. 15 %

Q52. Where was India’s 1st Cryptocurrency ATM installed by virtual currency exchange Unocoin, on 19th October 2018?
A. Hyderabad
B. None of these
C. New Delhi
D. Bengaluru
E. Mumbai

Q53. Air India has received equity infusion of ____ rupees from NSSF (National Small Savings Fund)?
A. None of these
B. ₹ 900 crore
C. ₹ 550 crore
D. ₹ 1,000 crore
E. ₹ 250 crore

Q54. Which company became the world’s largest pure-play information technology (IT) and consulting firm servicing mega banks and insurers, on 19th October 2018?
A. Wipro
B. None of these
C. Infosys
D. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
E. Accenture

Q55. Name the head of the panel formed by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to examine claims in installments, on 18th October 2018?
A. None of these
B. Samuel D’souza
C. Madhan Karthik
D. Suresh Mathur
E. Rajiv Shah

Q56. Which railway zone launched two mobile apps named ‘NCR RASTA’ and ‘Yatri RASTA’ for its employees and passengers, on 18th October 2018?
A. North Central Railways
B. Southern Railways
C. South Central Railways
D. None of these
E. Central Railways

Q57. Name the mobile app for women safety inaugurated by Kamal Hassan at the Sri Sairam Engineering College, in Chennai, on October 18, 2018?
A. Lifeline
B. None of these
C. Roudram
D. Mayyam
E. Sakhi

Q58. Who was awarded the 4th annual Carnot Prize 2018 by Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, United States, on 19th October 2018?
A. Piyush Goyal
B. Amitabh Kant
C. None of these
D. Suresh Prabhu
E. Nitin Gadkari

Q59. Name the CEO of Prasar Bharti who distributed Rajbhasha awards to Prasar Bharti employees in New Delhi, on 17th October 2018?
A. Daniel Sebastian
B. None of these
C. Ramani Iyer
D. A. Surya Prakash
E. Shashi Shekhar Vempati

Q60. Who will receive 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, at the seventh annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony, known as the “Oscars of Science,” on November 4, 2018, in California, United States?
A. Charles Kane
B. None of these
C. Vincent Lafforgue
D. Eugene Mele
E. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Q61. Name the Indian who won the 2018 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) Award for his photograph ‘Pipe Owls’ in London, on 16th October 2018?
A. Arshdeep Singh
B. None of these
C. S Murali
D. Vidhya Praba
E. Asutosh Sharma

Q62. Name European Space Agency’s (ESA) first-of-its-kind mission that will send two orbiters namely Mercury Planet Orbiter (MPO) and Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) to explore Mercury?
A. None of these
B. MercuryObserver
C. MercuryMMO
D. BepiColombo
E. MercuryTracker

Q63. Who has signed the richest contract in the history of sports, which is a 5-year deal worth $365 million (over ₹ 2,680 crore) with streaming service DAZN?
A. None of these
B. Neymar
C. Canelo Álvarez
D. Giancarlo Stanton
E. Christiano Ronaldo

Q64. Narayan Dutt Tiwari died of a cardiac arrest in Delhi, on 19th October 2018. He was a _____?
A. None of these
B. Filmmaker
C. Journalist
D. Politician
E. Cricketer

Q65. When was World Osteoporosis Day 2018 observed?
A. None of these
B. October 21
C. October 17
D. October 19
E. October 20