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Weekly Current Affair Quizzes: 17 October to 22 October 2016

Oct 23, 2016 09:10 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader quizzes of the week that covers important happenings of the week. The section revises the selected quizzes of the week to help its readers in revising the most important happenings. The topics covered this week include topics like mammals contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds, outcome of the first day meet of GST council and a species declared as Critically Endangered by IUCN among others.

   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

3.    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.    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

5.    Name the manned spacecraft of China that was launched carrying two astronauts in October 2016.
a)    Shenzhou-10
b)    Shenzhou-11
c)    Long March-2F
d)    Tiangong-2
6.    Kigali Agreement that was reached by more than 170 countries in October seeks to amend a agreement/protocol. Name it.
a)    Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
b)    Montreal Protocol
c)    Paris Agreement
d)    Kyoto Protocol

7.    Who of the following was appointed as member of IOC's Athletes' Commission?
a)    Sania Mirza
b)    Saina Nehwal
c)    PV Sindhu
d)    Pullela Gopichand

8.    The State Bank of India (SBI) declared its 5th zone in North-East India. Name the place where this zone is located.
a)    Guwahati
b)    Shillong
c)    Dibrugarh
d)    Silchar

9.    Name the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) that was commissioned by Indian Navy in the third week of October 2016.
a)    INS Tihayu
b)    INS Chakra
c)    INS Kalvari
d)    INS Kursura

10.    Name the country that will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men.
a)    China
b)    Russia
c)    The United States of America
d)    The United Kingdom

11.    India was ranked at what position in the FIFA ranking that was released on 20 October 2016?
a)    146
b)    137
c)    123
d)    121

    Name the Sikh-American actor after whom a day was named in New York.
a)    Babaji Singh
b)    Dharma Singh Khalsa
c)    Waris Ahluwalia
d)    Vikram Kaur Khalsa

13.    Name the country that formally announced its separation from the United States recently.
a)    Philippines
b)    Vietnam
c)    Pakistan
d)    Nepal

14.    Name the country that formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
a)    South Africa
b)    Pakistan
c)    China
d)    Japan

15.    TRAI recommended to imposition of penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio. What is the sum that will be slapped on these cellular companies?
a)    1200 crore rupees
b)    2000 crore rupees
c)    2575 crore rupees
d)    3050 crore rupees

1. (b) Tasmanian devil
2. (b) Only I and II
3. (a) Kashmiri Red Stag
4. (c) Only I and III
5. (b) Shenzhou-11
6. (b) Montreal Protocol
Montreal Protocol on Substances that depletes the Ozone Layer.
7. (b) Saina Nehwal
8. (d) Silchar
9. (a) INS Tihayu
10. (d) The United Kingdom
11. (b) 137
12. (c) Waris Ahluwalia
13. (a) Philippines
14. (a) South Africa
15.(d) 3050 crore rupees

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