Current Affairs Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam: 17th October 2018

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Current Affairs Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam: 17th October 2018

Current Affairs Quiz for Indian Bank PO Mains 2018

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.

Q1. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on __________.
13 October
26 November
24 October
10 October
16 October
Solution:
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.

Q2. The theme for World Food Day (WFD) 2018 is ____________.
Climate change: Climate is changing, Food and agriculture must too
Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth
World food security: the challenges of climate change and bioenergy
Our Actions Are Our Future
United against hunger
Solution:
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The theme for WFD 2018 is "Our Actions Are Our Future".

Q3. The 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) was inaugurated recently by Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani in ________.
Varanasi
New Delhi
Mumbai
Jammu
Ladakh
Solution:
Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated the 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) in New Delhi. Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta was also present on the occasion.

Q4. Paul Allen, recently passed away. He was the co-founder of _________.
Microsoft
Time Magazine
Forbes Magazine
Fortune Magazine
Playboy Magazine
Solution:
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft in 1975 passed away aged 65 after battling cancer. Allen was the childhood friend of Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates. It was Allen who came up with the name Microsoft and had left the company in 1983.

Q5. India recorded its best-ever medal haul at the Asian Para Games by winning ____ total medals.
69
92
101
72
103
Solution:
India recorded its best-ever medal haul at the Asian Para Games by ending the 2018 edition with 72 medals (15 gold, 24 silver, and 33 bronze medals). Continental giants, China were at the top of the pecking order with 172 gold.

Q6. Recently Prof. G.D. Agarwal died. He was a well-known _________.
RTI Activist
Environmentalist
Physicist
Economist
Freedom fighter
Solution:
Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga, died after a heart attack in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

Q7. The government has announced ________rupee award for states that would complete the household electrification early under the Saubhagaya scheme.
200 crore
50 crore
150 crore
10 crore
100 crore
Solution:
The government has announced 100 crore rupee award for states that would complete the household electrification early under the Saubhagaya scheme. Apart from discoms, employees would also collectively get 50 lakh rupees award for completing the task of electrifying households under the scheme.

Q8. IRCTC has launched a new AI-based assistant for its website. What is the name of that assistant?
R-Siri
Purva
Disha
Anugrah
Aagrah
Solution:
IRCTC has launched a new AI-based assistant, Disha for its website. This new assistant will be prompt in answering generic queries about most frequently asked questions on the ticket booking platform.

Q9. Who was recently awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018?
Prema Gopalan
Azim Premji
Narayan Singh
Ritesh Agarwal
Geeta Gopinath
Solution:
Prema Gopalan, founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), was awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018, for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the grassroots and ensuring rural livelihood.

Q10. Who has been appointed to the post of Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?
Bharat Vatwani
Amol Gupte
Kailash Satyarhi
Priyank Kanoongo
Sonam Wangchuk
Solution:
Priyank Kanoongo appointed to the post of Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India for a period of 03 years.

Q11. Who has been elected as Chairman of trade body, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)?
Aditya Puri
N S Kanan
Ajay Tyagi
Nirav Modi
Nimesh Shah
Solution:
Nimesh Shah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, has been elected as Chairman of trade body, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). Shah has replaced A Balasubramanian, CEO of Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund.

Q12. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a biography titled 'Building a Legacy' of late ___________.
Anumolu Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna Ramamurthi
Shri Rama Anumolu
K Venugopal Ayyar
Ramaswami Naidu
Solution:
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a biography of late Anumolu Ramakrishna, a pioneer in the application of innovative systems and construction techniques in the Indian construction sector. The biography titled 'Building a Legacy' is authored by Chartered Accountant V Pattabhi Ram.

Q13. Museum on Prime Ministers of India is being built at ________.
Teen Murti Estate, Allahabad
Teen Murti Estate, New Delhi
Shakti Sthala, Delhi
Gyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Dharohar Bhawan, New Delhi
Solution:
The new museum will incorporate the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) at the Teen Murti Estate, New Delhi the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Museum will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 271 crore.

Q14. The government has increased the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4% points to _____ for the October-December quarter.
7.5%
8%
8.4%
8.8%
7.8%
Solution:
The government has increased the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4% points to 8% for the October-December quarter.

Q15. Suraj Panwar won the silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in the ________ event.
Half Marathon
Sprint
Javelin Throw
Race walk
Archery
Solution:
Suraj Panwar won India's first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 after claiming the silver medal in the men's 5000m race walk event Buenos Aires, Argentina.

               




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