Current Affairs Quiz : October 02 2017 Question And Answers
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1. India opens two border crossing points with which two countries?
A. Myanmar and Bangladesh
B. Nepal and Bhutan
C. Pakistan and Bangladesh
D. China and Pakistan
Answer: A – Myanmar and Bangladesh – Explanation: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations with its eastern neighbours, India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Indian Government has designated Zorinpuiland check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers to or from Myanmar.
2. Where did the Government approve development of Harohalli industrial park to build?
Answer: C – Karnataka – Explanation: Central Government has given approval for the combined development of phase II and phase III of Harohalli industrial zone in Ramnagara district of Karnataka. This industrial park will be built by Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) in about 904.86 hectares of land. Cost of the project is pegged at Rs 1,561 crore and is expected to generate 23,500 jobs.
3. Recently High-Level Meeting on Railways Safety was held in _________________.
Answer: A – Mumbai – Explanation: On September 30, 2017, a high-level meeting on Railways Safety was held at Western Railways (WR) headquarters’ at Churchgate in Mumbai, under the chairmanship of Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal. The objective of this meeting was to comprehensively review Safety measures in Mumbai Suburban Railways as well as entire Indian Railways. Mr. Ashwani Lohani – Chairman of Railway Board along with all railway board members was present in this meeting.
4. Recently which state launched ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
Answer: B – Madhya Pradesh – Explanation: On October 1, 2017, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme. Under this scheme, the money will go directly into the account of the beneficiaries. ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme will benefit 35 lakh people in Madhya Pradesh.
5. Who has inaugurated the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ is held at Dilli Haat, in New Delhi?
A. Ms.Uma Bharati
B. Ms.Harsimrat Kaur Badal
C. Ms.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
D. Ms.Smriti Zubin Irani
Answer: C – Ms.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi – Explanation: On 1st – 5th October 2017, the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ is held at Dilli Haat, in New Delhi. The ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ is hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ms.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, inaugurated the festival.
6. ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule comes into force in which state?
A. Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A – Andhra Pradesh – Explanation: On 28th September 2017, ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came to act in Andhra Pradesh. ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule prohibits petrol supply to two wheeler riders without helmet. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for implementation of this rule.
7. Recently which country has banned face veils such as burqa or niqab?
Answer: C – Australia – Explanation: Austria’s law banning face veils such as burqa or niqab, came into force from October 1, 2017. This legislation was brought in by the outgoing centrist government of Chancellor Christian Kern.
8. Recently which country has opened its largest military base in Africa, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia to train Somali Soldiers?
C. South Sudan
Answer: A – Turkey – Explanation: Turkey has opened its largest military base in Africa, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia to train Somali Soldiers. Turkey’s relations with Somalia date back to the Ottoman Empire. Capitalising on this, President Tayyip Erdogan’s government in Turkey has become a close ally of the Somali government in recent years.
9. Recently which country has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks?
C. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Answer: C – United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Explanation: From October 1, 2017, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks. Tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100% and soft drinks at 50%.
10. Every year World Vegetarian Day observed on _______________.
A. 30th September
B. 1st October
C. 29th September
D. 2nd October
Answer: B – 1st October – Explanation: World Vegetarian Day was observed on October 1. World Vegetarian Day is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and approved by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration.
11. Recently who appointed as Non-Official Director of ONGC?
A. Mr.Sambit Patra
B. Ms.Shazia Ilmi
C. Syed Zafar Islam
D. Mr.Shashi Shanker
Answer: A – Mr.Sambit Patra – Explanation: On 29th September 2017, BJP’s national spokesperson Mr.Sambit Patra was appointed as the Non-Official Director on the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Mr.Sambit Patra to the post of Non-Official Director of ONGC for a period of 3years.
12. Which country has appointed first woman to senior government post as the assistant mayor of Al Khubar governorate?
B. Saudi Arabia
Answer: B – Saudi Arabia – Explanation: On 27th September 2017, Saudi Arabia appointed a woman to a senior government post for the first time, in Riyadh. Ms.Eman Al-Ghamidi was appointed as the assistant mayor of Al Khubar governorate.
13. Recently who has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for innovative IT solutions?
A. Birendra Sasmal
B. Anil Agarwal
C. Sri Prakash Lohia
D. Ajay Kalsi
Answer: A – Birendra Sasmal – Explanation: A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur named Birendra Sasmal has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for turning his company into a thriving Information Technology (IT), telecoms and manufacturing success story with operations across West Africa.
14. Recently who was awarded by a National Tourism Award in the `Best Tourist Guide’ category, in Delhi?
A. Ms.Sakthi Purwar
B. Dr. Ashok Vagul
C. Ms.Rama Khandwala
D. Ms.Aadhitya Thapar
Answer: C – Ms.Rama Khandwala -Explanation: On 27th September 2017, tour guide Ms.Rama Khandwala was awarded a National Tourism Award in the `Best Tourist Guide’ category, in Delhi. Ms.Rama Khandwala was awarded the `Best Tourist Guide’ award by President Mr.Ram Nath Kovind.
15. Recently who won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title, in Selangor, Malaysia?
A. Lewis Hamilton
B. Sebastian Vettel
C. Valtteri Bottas
D. Mark Verstappen
Answer: D – Mark Verstappen – Explanation: On 1st October 2017, Mark Verstappen won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title, in Selangor, Malaysia. Mark Verstappen of the Red Bull team won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title.