Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 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 topics such new CBI Director, fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs and 'Main Nahin Hum' portal among others.
25 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 topics such new CBI Director, fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs and 'Main Nahin Hum' portal among others.
1. Who was appointed as the Director of CBI after removal of Alok Verma?
a) Rakesh Asthana
b) M Nageswar Rao
c) Ranjit Sinha
d) AP Singh
2. What is the name of India’s first made-in-India engineless train?
a) Fastrack 18
b) Train 18
c) Quix 18
d) Bullet 18
3. Satish Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of which payments bank?
a) Fino Payments Bank
b) India Post Post Payments Bank
c) Airtel Payments Bank
d) Paytm Payments Bank
4. Which among the following cricketers has become the fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs?
a) Ross Taylor
b) Quinton de Kock
c) Virat Kohli
d) Kane Williamson
5. The world’s oldest intact shipwreck has been found at the bottom of which sea?
a) Black Sea
b) Mediterranean Sea
c) Caribbean Sea
d) South China Sea
6. Who will head the four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) that was constituted recently to strengthen the institutional frameworks dealing with sexual harassment at workplace?
a) Nitin Gadkari
b) Sushma Swaraj
c) Maneka Gandhi
d) Rajnath Singh
7. Who launched 'Main Nahin Hum' portal for IT professionals?
a) Rajnath Singh
b) Narendra Modi
c) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
d) Venkaiah Naidu
8. When the United Nations Day is celebrated every year?
a) 23rd October
b) 24th October
c) 25th October
d) 26th October
9. Which country opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge?
c) South Korea
10. Who won the 2018 Cameroonian presidential election?
a) Paul Biya
b) Robert Mugabe
c) Clement Atangana
d) Maurice Kamto
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) M Nageswar Rao
In a dramatic midnight action, the Union Government on October 23, 2018 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from his post. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in the past midnight. The committee also issued an order appointing M Nageshwar Rao, presently working as Joint Director at the CBI, as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2. (b) Train 18
India’s first made-in-India engineless train ‘Train 18’is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29, 2018. The train will be unveiled on October 29 for three to four days trial outside the Coach Factory’s premises. After successful trials, the train will be handed over to Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) for further trials.
3. (d) Paytm Payments Bank
The Paytm Payments Bank announced on October 24, 2018 that it has appointed Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Gupta would be succeeding Renu Satti, who stepped down from her position to head the bank’s new retail segment.
4. (c) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved the feat in 259 innings.
5. (a) Black Sea
Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.
6. (d) Rajnath Singh
The Union Government on October 24, 2018 constituted a four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine and strengthen the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. The Group of Ministers will be headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
7. (b) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 24, 2018 launched the 'Main Nahin Hum' portal and mobile application. The launch was conducted while the PM interacted with IT and electronic manufacturing professionals across India through video-conferencing.
8. (b) 24th October
The United Nations (UN) Day is observed across the world on 24 October. The Day celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. UN Day 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of the UN Charter.
9. (b) China
China officially opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, which connects the Chinese city of Zhuhai to the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau. It includes an undersea tunnel allowing ships to pass through the Pearl River delta, the heart of China’s manufacturing sector.
10. (a) Paul Biya
In Cameroon, Paul Biya won the 7th presidential term with a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election on October 23, 2018. Biya had won 71.3 percent of the ballot in the October 7 presidential election, marred by allegations of widespread fraud.
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