Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 October 2018

Oct 18, 2018 16:58 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 October 2018

18 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like MJ Akbar resigns, Global Competitiveness Index 2018 and Man Booker Prize 2018 among others.

1. Name the Union Minister who resigned recently from his post over sexual harassment allegations?
a) MJ Akbar
b) Kuldeep Singh Sengar
c) Bikram Singh Brahma
d) M Vincent

2. What was India’s rank in Global Competitiveness Index 2018?
a) 27th
b) 58th
c) 79th
d) 97th

3. Who won the Man Booker Prize 2018?
a) Esi Edugyan
b) Rachel Kushner
c) Anna Burns
d) Daisy Johnson

4. Who won the India’s first medal in Athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018?
a) Saurabh Singh
b) Lakshya Sen
c) Tababi Devi
d) Suraj Panwar

5. Who led Indian delegation at the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit 2018?
a) Venkaiah Naidu
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Narendra Modi

6. Which organisation releases the Global Competitiveness Index?
a) International Monetary Fund
b) World Economic Forum
c) World Bank
d) United Nations

7. Which country became the second one to legalise possession and use of recreational marijuana?
a) Uruguay
b) USA
c) Canada
d) Israel

8. Which Indian organisation released the guidelines for interoperability between Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs)?
a) NITI Aayog
b) Supreme Court
c) Finance Ministry
d) Reserve Bank of India

ANSWERS

1. (a) MJ Akbar
Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists in the wake of #MeToo movement.

2. (b) 58th
The World Economic Forum (WEF) on October 16, 2018 released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018. The report publishes the Global Competitiveness Index, ranking 140 countries on the basis of 98 indicators organised into 12 pillars. India was ranked as the 58th most competitive economy with a score of 62.0 on the Global Competitiveness Index 2018.

3. (c) Anna Burns
Irish Author Anna Burns on October 16, 2018 won the Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize 2018 for her third novel 'Milkman'. Burns received the award from Prince Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as 50000 pounds (USD 65900) as the prize money.

4. (d) Suraj Panwar
Suraj Panwar won India’s first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 after claiming the silver in the men’s 5000m race walk event at the Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was India’s third overall medal in athletics in the history of the Youth Olympic Games.

5. (a) Venkaiah Naidu
The 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit 2018 was held in Brussels, Belgium from October 18 with theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges”. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu led the Indian delegation at the two-day summit.

6. (b) World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) on October 16, 2018 released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018. The report publishes the Global Competitiveness Index, ranking 140 countries on the basis of 98 indicators organised into 12 pillars.

7. (c) Canada
Canada has become the second country to legalise possession and use of recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.

8. (d) Reserve Bank of India
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the guidelines for interoperability between Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs). This will allow users of payment wallets to transfer money from one wallet to another.

 

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