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Current Affairs Quiz: 26 October

Oct 26, 2016 19:00 IST


Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like 2016 Man Booker Prize, amendment of Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 and new species, named Illacme Tobini among others.

1.    Who of the following won the 2016 Man Booker Prize?
a)    Deborah Levy (UK)
b)    Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK)
c)    Paul Beatty (US)
d)    Madeleine Thien (Canada)

2.    Name the state whose High court in October 2016 ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state?
a)    Kerala
b)    Delhi
c)    Tamil Nadu
d)    Uttarakhand

3.    Union Government amended the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 to enable service voters including armed forces personnel, to cast their votes in elections through e-postal ballot. Consider the following statements in context to the amendment
I.    It amended Rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961
II.    It also amended Rule 25 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961
III.    Under this system a blank postal ballot paper would be transmitted to them electronically to cast his/her vote and send back by post.

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

4.    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 October 2016 inaugurated 2016 National Tribal Carnival in  
a)    Mumbai
b)    Ranchi
c)    New Delhi
d)    Cuttack

5. 
   Which country topped the list of global country rankings of business efficiency in World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All?
a)    New Zealand
b)    Singapore
c)    Denmark
d)    Hong Kong

6.    Which rank was secured by India in the World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report?
a)    67th
b)    107th
c)    130th
d)    152nd

7.    The fourth edition of Joint Military Exercise Mitra Shakti 2016 began was conducted recently between India and which country?
a)    Japan
b)    Indonesia
c)    Qatar
d)    Sri Lanka

8.    Who was appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Mysuru City recently?
a)    AS Rao
b)    BN Patel
c)    Rajeev Misra
d)    G Balakrishna

9.    Which dam recently won World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam?
a)    Almatti Dam
b)    Perunchani Dam
c)    Mettur Dam
d)    Tehri Dam

10.    Which of the following companies recently agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc.?
a)    AT&T
b)    Gannett
c)    ITV
d)    Comcast Corporation

11.    
Who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of International Hockey Federation?
a)    Paul Leautey
b)    Kelly Fairweather
c)    Paul McCracken
d)    Jason McCracken

12.    A new species, named Illacme tobini, of which of the following reptiles was recently found in the Sequoia National Park in California?
a)    Snake
b)    Crocodile
c)    Millipede
d)    Lizard

13.    Legendary footballer Carlos Alberto passed away recently. He belonged to which country?
a)    Argentina
b)    Brazil
c)    Italy
d)    Portugal

14.  
 Which of the following animal characters was recently chosen as the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
a)    A wolf
b)    A tiger
c)    A cat
d)    An elephant

15.    Name the challenge/scheme launched by Akshat Prakash, student of DPS Indirapuram to involve schools in the national mission towards cleanliness.
a)    Bagit challenge
b)    Cleanit challenge
c)    Swachh challenge
d)    Dustit challenge

Answer.
1. (c) Paul Beatty (US)
2. (d) Uttarakhand
3. (c) Only I and III
4. (c) New Delhi
5. (a) New Zealand
6. (c) 130th
7. (d) Sri Lanka
8. (a) AS Rao
9. (a) Almatti Dam
10. (a) AT&T
11. (d) Jason McCracken
12. (c) Millipede
13. (b) Brazil
14. (a) A wolf
15. (a) Bagit challenge

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