Current Affairs Quiz: 19 October 2016 brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like a mammal whose milk could fight superbugs, GST Council meet and a species declared Critically Endangered by IUCN.

Created On: Oct 19, 2016 19:00 ISTModified On: Oct 19, 2016 17:01 IST

1.    Milk of which the following mammals contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds, as per a recent research, that can kill several drug-resistant superbugs?
a)    Red kangaroo
b)    Tasmanian devil
c)    Sugar glider
d)    Eastern grey kangaroo

2.    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council reached a consensus during first day of three-day meeting. Consider the following statements in context to the consensus and discussion that was reached on the day.
I.    The states would be compensated for any loss of revenue after implementation of the new indirect tax regime
II.    Base year for calculating the revenue of a state would be 2015-16
III.    The council discussed possible GST rates, including a five-slab structure

Which is/are correct?
a)    Only I
b)    Only I and II
c)    Only I and III
d)    I, II and III

   The International Union for Conservation of Nature is all set to declare which of the following animals a Critically Endangered species?
a)    Kashmiri Red Stag
b)    Blackbuck
c)    Nilgai
d)    Both (a) and (b)

4.    Which of the following oil and gas companies was recently granted a licence to BP Plc to set up 3500 petrol pumps in India?
a)    Saudi Aramco
b)    Petrobangla
c)    North Oil Company
d)    BP

5.    Kigeli V Ndahindurwa who passed away recently was the last king of which of the following countries?
a)    Morocco
b)    Ethiopia
c)    Rwanda
d)    Gabon

6.    Who of the following was appointed as the DSP in Haryana Police?
a)    Sakshi Malik
b)    Geeta Phogat
c)    Sushil Kumar
d)    Yogeshwar Dutt

7.    Who was elected as the President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India?
a)    S P Yadav
b)    J P Yadav
c)    Rohit Bundela
d)    None of the above

8.    Name the place where the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
a)    Pune, Maharashtra
b)    Jaipur, Rajasthan
c)    Ludhiana, Punjab
d)    Hyderabad, Telangana

 Who of the following announced the formation of a new political party named Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA)?
a)    Irom Sharmila
b)    Medha Patkar
c)    Yogendra Yadav
d)    None of the above

10.    Name the country that recently executed a Prince for shooting a man during a brawl.
a)    Monaco
b)    Bhutan
c)    Brunei
d)    Saudi Arabia

11.    India and Myanmar signed three Agreements in New Delhi. Consider the following statements in context agreements
I.    Agreements were inked during India visit of state Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi
II.    MoU on Cooperation in the field of Railways was inked
III.    MoU on Banking Supervision between RBI and Central Bank of Myanmar

Which is/are correct?
a)    Only III
b)    Only I and II
c)    Only I and III
d)    I, II and III

12.    Name the country that will be provided 2 billion US dollars by World Bank aid to tackle climate change.
a)    China
b)    India
c)    Bangladesh
d)    Pakistan

    Election Commission’s first ever International Conference on Voter Education was held in which city?
a)    New Delhi
b)    Mumbai
c)    Panji
d)    Lucknow

14.    A country agreed for close security coordination with India in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other’s strategic interests. Name it.
a)    Myanmar
b)    Bangladesh
c)    Pakistan
d)    Nepal

15.    Prime Minster Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1752 MW capacities in Himachal Pradesh. Which of the following project was not inaugurated on the day?
a)    Parbati hydro power project
b)    Rampur project
c)    Kol Dam power project
d)    Baira Siul Hydroelectric Project    

1. (b) Tasmanian devil
2. (b) Only I and II
3. (a) Kashmiri Red Stag
4. (d) BP
5. (c) Rwanda
6. (b) Geeta Phogat
7. (a) S P Yadav
8. (c) Ludhiana, Punjab
9. (a) Irom Sharmila
10. (d) Saudi Arabia
11. (c) Only I and III
12. (c) Bangladesh
13. (a) New Delhi
14. (a) Myanmar
15. (d) Baira Siul Hydroelectric Project

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