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Current Affairs Quiz: 13 October 2016

Oct 13, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Nobel Prize in Literature, International Day for Disaster Reduction and Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016 among others.

1.    Who of the following won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature?
a)    Bob Dylan
b)    Svetlana Alexievich
c)    Patrick Modiano
d)    Alice Munro

2.    What was the theme of International Day for Disaster Reduction that was observed on 13 October 2016?
a)    Knowledge for Life
b)    Resilience is for Life
c)    Women and Girls: the [in]Visible Force of Resilience
d)    Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

3.    Who was appointed as Prime Minister of Morocco recently?
a)    Abdelilah Benkirane
b)    Luo Zhaohui
c)    Antonio Guterres
d)    Jim Yong Kim

4.    India stood at which rank in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016?
a)    53rd
b)    76th
c)    118th
d)    97th

    Who of the following handed the ICC Test Championship mace to Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings?
a)    Kapil Dev
b)    Sunil Gavaskar
c)    Sachin Tendulkar
d)    Anil Kumble

6.    Who of the following was the first Indian Captain under whom India received the ICC Test Championship mace?
a)    Mahendra Singh Dhoni
b)    Sunil Gavaskar
c)    Sachin Tendulkar
d)    Anil Kumble

7.    Name the city where the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of Jammu & Kashmir is based. The institute saw attack by two terrorists in October 2016.
a)    Lal Chowk
b)    Anantnag
c)    Pampore
d)    Pahalgam

8.    Name the philanthropist and wife of Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej who passed away?
a)    Tanya Dubash
b)    Pirojsha Godrej
c)    Nisa Godrej
d)    Parmeshwar Godrej

9.    Which actor won the UK Theatre Awards 2016 for his individual contributions to British theatre?
a)    Jim Haynes
b)    Vanessa Redgrave
c)    Sir Ian McKellen
d)    Richard Demarco

    Which bank tied-up with Uber for cash-back of up to 25 percent for hailing cabs from the app?
a)    Bank of Nova Scotia
b)    Calyon Bank
c)    Deutsche Bank
d)    Standard Chartered Bank

11.    Who of the following topped the Test rankings for bowlers that was released in second week of October 2016?
a)    Ravichandran Ashwin
b)    Ravindra Jadeja
c)    James Anderson
d)    Dale Steyn

12.    How much amount will the Union Government invest to increase the capacity of Panipat Refinery from existing 15 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes?
a)    15000 crore rupees
b)    14000 crore rupees
c)    10000 crore rupees
d)    5000 crore rupees

13.    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed a high-tech electroactive bandage. It is made of which of the following materials?
a)    Vinylidene Fluoride
b)    Styrofoam
c)    Phenol Formaldehyde
d)    Polyvinylidene Flouride

14.    The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research recently established a high altitude research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH. Where is the station located?
a)    Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
b)    Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh
c)    Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
d)    Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir

 The National Seismic Programme was recently launched on Mahanadi basin in Odisha. Who will be responsible for carrying out the programme in the north-eastern states?
a)    ONGC
b)    Oil India Ltd
c)    Essar Oil
d)    Cairn India


1. (a) Bob Dylan
2. (d) Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality
3. (a) Abdelilah Benkirane
4. (d) 97th
5. (b) Sunil Gavaskar
6. (a) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
7. (c) Pampore
8. (d) Parmeshwar Godrej
9. (c) Sir Ian McKellen
10. (d) Standard Chartered Bank
11. (a) Ravichandran Ashwin
12. (a) 15000 crore rupees
13. (d) Polyvinylidene Flouride
14. (c) Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
15. (b) Oil India Ltd

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