Latest Current Affairs Question Answers - 30th July 2018

Q1. Which of the following is the venue of India’s first corn festival?

A.  Chhindwara

B.  Kota

C.  Raipur

D.  Gorakhpur

Q2. NITI Aayog has recently signed pact with which cloud services provider to curb the distribution of fake drugs using blockchain?

A.  Oracle

B.  IBM Cloud

C.  Microsoft Azure

D.  Google Cloud Platform

Q3. Who heads the High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) to look into global trade challenges?

A.  Chandrajit Banerjee

B.  Surjit S. Bhalla

C.  Shekhar Shah

D.  S. Jaishankar

Q4. Which of the following is India’s best institute, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019?

A.  IIT Roorkee

B.  IIT Indore

C.  IIT Madras

D.  IISc Bengaluru

Q5. India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel is to be established in which state?

A.  Assam

B.  Tamil Nadu

C.  Himachal Pradesh

D.  Rajasthan

Q6. What is the theme of 2018 World Rabies Day (WRD)?

A.  Rabies: Share the message. Save a life!

B.  Rabies: Zero by 30

C.  Rabies: Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate

D.  Rabies: 100% Vaccine preventable

Q7. The 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship has started in which city recently?

A.  Thiruvananthapuram

B.  Hyderabad

C.  Pune

D.  New Delhi

Q8. Ayush Information Cell has recently set up by the Government of India (GoI) in which country?

A.  South Africa

B.  Romania

C.  Japan

D.  Romania

Q9. Who has been appointed the new Director-General of Border Security Force (BSF)?

A.  P S Munshi

B.  S S Deswal

C.  K K Sharma

D.  Rajni Kant Mishra

Q10. #LooReview Campaign has been launched by the Union Government in partnership with____?

A.  Google

B.  Twitter

C.  Microsoft

D.  Facebook

Q11. Which of the following has become India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans?

A.  Karnataka

B.  Assam

C.  Punjab

D.  Odisha

Q12. Who will lead India at the 2018 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in Muscat?

A.  Harendra Singh

B.  Rupinder Pal Singh

C.  Manpreet Singh

D.  Somwarpet Vittalacharya Sunil

Q13. Sanya Richards-Ross, who will be event ambassador for the Airtel Delhi half marathon, is from which country?

A.  France

B.  Germany

C.  Italy

D.  United States

Q14. Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, who is the official winner of the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, is from which country?

A.  South Sudan

B.  Spain

C.  Brazil

D.  South Sudan

Q15. Jasdev Singh, who passed away recently, was associated with Doordarshan for 48 years as __?

A.  Hindi Commentator

B.  Legal Expert

C.  Content Mana

D.  Marketing Advisor

Q16. Recently, Arun Kumar was appointed as new Director-General of Railway Protection Force (RPF). Which of the following is the Motto of RPF?

A.  Bahujana Hitaya Bahujana Sukhaya

B.  Service, Security and Brotherhood

C.  Service and Loyalty

D.  Duty Unto Death

Q17. Which city has launched India’s first Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS)?

A.  Kolkata

B.  Hyderabad

C.  Kochi

D.  Chennai

Q18. Which alcohol control initiative has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), recently?





Q19. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of which cancer therapy?

A.  Immunotherapy

B.  Surgery

C.  Chemotherapy

D.  Radiation

Q20. What is India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, according to UNCTAD’s latest report “Trade and Development Report”?

A.  7.0%

B.  7.2%

C.  7.4%

D.  6.7%

Q21. India’s first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy is to be set up in which city?

A.  Baroda

B.  Jaipur

C.  Thiruvananthapuram

D.  Guwahati

Q22. Who heads the high-level committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

A.  Injeti Srinivas

B.  Arundhati Das

C.  Amit Sagar

D.  Ranjana Prakash Desai

Q23. Who has been appointed the first-ever female major general in the 47 years history of Bangladesh?

A.  Susane Giti

B.  Monica Ali

C.  Nasreen Jahan

D.  Selina Hossain

Q24. Which Indian origin personality has been named as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

A.  Gita Gopinath

B.  Sashi Cheliah

C.  Guruswamy Jayraman

D.  Shand Panesa

Q25. The 17th century ‘Oonth Kadal’ bridge, which is in news recently, is located in which state?

A.  Uttar Pradesh

B.  Jammu & Kashmir

C.  Punjab

D.  Himachal Pradesh

Q26. Which new initiative has been launched by the Government of India (GoI) to promote use of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG)?





Q27. The nationwide Action Research Project of Gram Panchayat development scheme has been launched from which city?

A.  Gwalior

B.  Jaipur

C.  Agra

D.  New Delhi

Q28. Pandit Tulsidas Borkar, who passed away recently, was the legendary exponent of which musical instrument?

A.  Drum

B.  Harmonium

C.  Banjo

D.  Flute

Q29. Which of the following will become the 2nd Indian state after Rajasthan to set up Ministry for cows?

A.  Madhya Pradesh

B.  Jharkhand

C.  Uttar Pradesh

D.  Gujarat

Q30. Who has been named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games 2018?

A.  Manu Bhaker

B.  Lakshya Sena

C.  Saurabh Chaudhary

D.  Mehuli Ghosh

Q31. Which state government has recently launched its own food security scheme to cover the poor people who left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA)?

A.  Maharashtra

B.  Odisha

C.  Goa

D.  Assam

Q32. India has been ranked 5th along with which of the following countries in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, according to latest Canadian Cancer Society report?

A.  Hong Kong and Thailand

B.  Timor Leste and Brazil

C.  Nepal and Vanuatu

D.  Indonesia and Malaysia

Q33. India’s tallest National flag from the average city elevation has recently installed in which city?

A.  Guwahati

B.  Gandhi Nagar

C.  New Delhi

D.  Kolkata

Q34. Thampi Kannanthanam, who passed away recently, was associated to which of the following regional cinemas?

A.  Telugu

B.  Odia

C.  Malayalam

D.  Tamil

Q35. The joint Multi-National Maritime Exercise “IBSAMAR 2018” has kicked off in which country?

A.  South Africa

B.  Brazil

C.  South Korea

D.  India

Q36. What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Older Persons?

A.  Celebrating Older Human Rights champions

B.  Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

C.  Take a Stand Against Ageinst                                         

D.  Tapping the Talents of Older Persons in Society                                       

Q37. Who will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine modalities for ‘calamity tax’ under GST?

A.  Suresh Prabhu

B.  Ravi Shankar Prasad

C.  Sushil Modi

D.  Narendra Singh Tomar

Q38. The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) has recently concluded in which city?

A.  New Delhi

B.  Ahmedabad

C.  Gandhi Nagar

D.  Kanpur

Q39. Which of the following women physicists has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics?

A.  Gabriela Gonzalez

B.  Donna Strickland

C.  Lisa Randall

D.  Lisa Randall

Q40. Who has been named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian games 2018?

A.  Girisha Nagarajegowda

B.  Amit Kumar Saroha

C.  Devendra Jhajharia

D.  Thangvellu Mariyappan

Q41. Name the policy on biometric-based digital processing of passengers at airports that was launched by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on October 5, 2018?
A.  Digi Yatra
B.  Digi Clearance
C.  None of these
D.  Bio Approve
E.  Digi Travel

Q42. Name the type of Mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, that got registered as Geographical Indication (GI)?
A.  None of these
B.  Kesar
C.  Neelam
D.  Alphonso
E.  Sindoora

Q43. Which brand was named the best brand of 2018, according to a report called “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” by global brand consultancy Interbrand?
A.  Apple
B.  Google
C.  Facebook
D.  None of these
E.  Microsoft

Q44. What is the current Repo rate as per the 4th bi-monthly monetary policy released on 5th October 2018?
A.  6.5%
B.  6.75 %
C.  6.25 %
D.  None of these
E.  7.00 %

Q45. Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a ______ dollar loan for development projects in Madhya Pradesh?
A.  $250 million
B.  $110 million
C.  $750 million
D.  None of these
E.  $500 million

Q46. CRISIL upgraded AU Small Finance Bank’s Long-Term Debt Instruments Rating to CRISIL _____ with Stable Outlook from previous CRISIL A+, on 5th October 2018?
A.  None of these
B.  BB+
C.  AA–
C.  BB –
D.  B+

Q47. Who has been named the CEO of Reliance Health Insurance that has received approval from IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) to begin operations from December 2018?
A.  Rahul Singh
B.  None of these
C.  Ravi Viswanath
D.  Alexander Smith
E.  Manik Jain

Q48. Name the persons who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?
A.  None of these
B.  Laura Shelton, Lauren Prentice
C.  Frances Kissinger, Ronald Mathews
D.  Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad
E.  Amaira Abidi, Steve Longman

Q49. Which state was ranked as the best state under the Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 (SSG 2018) presented in New Delhi?
A.  Maharashtra
B.  Kerala
C.  Manipur
D.  None of these
E.  Haryana

Q50. Who was appointed India’s Ambassador to Spain on 5th October 2018?
A.  Sanjay Verma
B.  None of these
C.  Manish Karmakar
D.  Anil Chandra
E.  Subash Rao

Q51. Who was appointed as Chairman of the Working Committee (WoCo) and Director on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), on 3rd October 2018?
A.  Vinith Chandra
B.  None of these
C.  Anita Patil
D.  Vikram Limaye
E.  Manohar Khurana

Q52. Who was appointed as the Vice-chairman and Managing Director (MD) of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), on 4th October 2018?
A.  Sushil Chandra
B.  None of these
C.  Vineet Nayyar
D.  Vinay Kumar
E.  Ramesh Nair

Q54. Who was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor (internal affairs), on 4th October 2018?
A.  None of these
B.  Ajith Singhal
C.  Arjun Kamath
D.  Murali Kumar Joshi
E.  RN Ravi

Q55. Name the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) that was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) between September 26 and October 3, 2018, at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha?
A.  Mahila
B.  None of these
C.  Astra
D.  Vistara
E.  Rana

Q56. Who has been appointed as the ambassador and India's permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament (UNCD)?
A. Pratik Mathur
B. Pankaj Sharma
C. Gopalakrishnan S
D. Navtej Sarna

Q57. Who has taken charge as the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA)?
A. R. Banumathi
B. Arjan Kumar Sikri
C. Madan Bhimarao Lokur i
D. Adarsh Kumar Goel

Q58. The ministry was named as the best department under the "Swachchta Hi Seva" category of awards.
A. Ministry of Culture
B. Ministry of Consumer Affairs
C. Ministry of Defence
D. Ministry of Railways

Q59. The 31st All India Railways Chess tournament 2018 has started in which city, recently?
A. New Delhi
B. Tiruchirappalli
C. Kanpur
D. Hyderabad

Q60. Who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recently?
A. Kim Jong-Un & Moon Jae-In
B. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
C. John McCain and Emmanuel Macro006E
D. Malala Yousafzai and Edward Snowden

Q61. Sahyog-Hop Tac 2018 is the joint exercise between India and which country?
A. Nepal
B. Myanmar
C. Bangladesh
D. Vietnam

Q62. Who has been named Cricket Australia's CEO?
A. Kevin Roberts
B. Michael Reed
C. Ramon Patrick
D. James Sutherland

Q63. Who has taken charge as interim CMD (Chairman-cum-Managing Director) of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)?
A. Ravi Sundaram
B. Sudhir Garg
C. Madan Karthik
D. Nitish Kumar

Q64. Bank of Maharashtra will close __________ branches across India as part of cost-cutting measures.
A. 65
B. 38
C. 72
D. 51

Q65. This state was declared as the 23rd state to become Open Defecation Free (ODF).
A. Manipur
B. Mizoram
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Sikkim

Q66. India Chem 2018, the 10th Biennial International Exhibition & Conference began in __________.
A. Mumbai
B. Kolkata
C. Pune
D. Surat

Q67. Who among the following named as the ambassador for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon?
A. G Sathiyan
B. Anne Richards
C. Sanya Richards-Ross
D. Hima Das

Q68. Justice Surya Kant was appointed as the Chief Justice of which high court?
A. Himachal Pradesh High Court
B. Meghalaya High Court
C. Gujarat High Court
D. Calcutta High Court

Q69. Ramon Laguarta took charge as the chief executive officer (CEO) of this company.
A. Tropicana Products
B. PepsiCo
C. McDonald
D. Nestle

Q70. Who has been appointed as the CEO of Facebook-owned Instagram?
A. Adam Mosseri
B. Shantanu Narayen
C. Daniel Springer
D. Mike Krieger

Q71. MobiKwik's new product to offer instant loan within 90 seconds was named as:
A. Boost
B. Mortgage Origination Program
C. FastCash

Q72. The Cabinet approved to set up the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in which state?
A. Rajasthan
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh

Q73. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Uttarakhand Investors Summit in __________.
A. New Delhi
B. Dehradun
C. Haridwar
D. Lucknow

Q74. Who was conferred with the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award?
A. Katrine Camiller
B. Dr. Evan Atar Adaha
C. Aqeela Asifi
D. Zannah Mustapha

Q75. Sahyog-Hop Tac 2018 is a joint exercise between which two countries?
A. Myanmar and Pakistan
B. Nepal and Russia
C. Vietnam and India
D. Bangladesh and Nepal

Q76. Vikram Limaye has been appointed the chairman of the working committee and director for which organisation?

Q77. Who among the following was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court?
A. Brett Kavanaugh
B. Thomas Beall Griffith
C. Merrick Garland
D. Diane Schwerm Sykes

Q78. India has launched which humanitarian assistance operation to provide assistance to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia?
A. Operation Maitri
B. Operation Samudra Maitri
C. Operation Samudra Parakram
D. Operation Trident

Q79. Which department signed an MoU with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for training of 2.5 lakh urban poor in the construction sector?
B. Ashiana Housing Limited
D. Xplore Realty

Q80. This company launched a digital engagement solution for banks, recently.
A. Infosys Finacle
B. Fiserv banking solutions
C. Deloittex
D. Canopus EpaySuite

Q81. Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestham scheme was launched in the state of;
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Manipur
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Assam

Q82. India Skills 2018 has concluded with 164 winners in __________.
A. New Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Pune
D. Kolkata

Q83. Russian President attended the _______ India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
A.  19th
B.  18th
C.  17th
D.  21th
E.  20st

Q84. Where was the 2-day First Regional Conference on ‘Women in Detention and Access to Justice’ held
A.  Guwahati
B.  Kohima
C.  Gangtok
D.  Darjeeling
E.  Shimla

Q84. Name a website and an application launched by Maharashtra to accurate analysis of drought-like situation in villages of the state.
A.  Rythu Bandhu
B.  My Plant
C.  Maha Madat
D.  Shaur Nahin
E.  Aaple Sarkar

Q85. Which state government launched a scheme aimed to provide ₹10000 p.a worth of Free Electricity To Farmers To Increase Their Income?
A.  Bihar
B.  Maharashtra
C.  Rajasthan
D.  West Bengal
E.  Odisha

Q86. Which state govt unveils ‘Unnati’ scheme to create end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background?
A.  Andhra Pradesh
B.  Karnataka
C.  Kerala
D.  Odisha
E.  Tamil Nadu

Q87. _________________ Directions, 2018’ released by Reserve Bank of India.
A.  Money Transfer service scheme
B.  None of above
C.  Money Market Instruments
D.  Electronic Trading Platforms
E.  External Commercial Borrowings

Q88. Richie Benaud named Sports Australia Hall of Fame Legend. Richie Benaud belongs to which sport?
A.  Cricket
B.  None of above
C.  Tennis
D.  Football
E.  Basketball