Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 15 October to 21 October 2018

Oct 21, 2018 20:21 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 15 October to 21 October 2018

15 October to 21 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj, MJ Akbar resigns and ICICI Bank controversy among others.

1. Who was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank?
a) Sandeep Bakshi
b) Nimesh Shah
c) A Balasubramanian
d) Vandana Luthra

2. India launched the first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats in partnership with which country?
a) Russia
b) China
c) Nepal
d) Sri Lanka

3. The Museum on Prime Ministers of India will be set up in which state?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Delhi
d) Maharashtra

4. India won how many gold medals in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia?
a) 13
b) 15
c) 14
d) 17

5. Which among the following countries has been elected to the UNRC with the highest votes?
a) India
b) Sri Lanka
c) Pakistan
d) Bangladesh

6. Who was the co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates who passed away recently?
a) Wayne Huizenga
b) Jon Huntsman
c) Charles Koch
d) Paul Allen

7. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved renaming of which city as Prayagraj?
a) Varanasi
b) Allahabad
c) Lucknow
d) Kanpur

8. Which Indian state won the FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award for 100% organic farming?
a) Sikkim
b) Punjab
c) West Bengal
d) Himachal Pradesh

9. 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

10. The Union Government has launched an air quality warning system to combat air pollution in which city?
a) Bengaluru
b) Chandigarh
c) Mumbai
d) New Delhi


1. (a) Sandeep Bakshi
Private sector lender ICICI Bank on October 16, 2018 announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank for three years.

2. (b) China
India and China launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats during October 15-26, 2018 under the aegis of the Trilateral Cooperation between India, China and Afghanistan. The joint training programme is being held after the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held in April 2018 at China’s Wuhan city.

3. (c) Delhi
Minister of state for culture, Mahesh Sharma and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri on October 15, 2018 jointly laid the foundation stone for proposed Museum on Prime Ministers of India at Teen Murti Estate, New Delhi.

4. (b) 15
India has concluded its campaign at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia with a record medal haul, winning a total of 72 medals that included 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals. India was placed ninth in the overall tally.

5. (a) India
India was on October 12, 2018 elected to the United Nations' Human Rights Council ' for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019. India secured 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates.

6. (d) Paul Allen
Paul Gardner Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away on October 15, 2018. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications related to Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the less-common Hodgkin's disease, is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

7. (b) Allahabad
The Uttar Cabinet has approved the proposal of the state government to rename the city of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. The decision has been vehemently opposed by the opposition parties. The city of Allahabad was originally known as Prayag in ancient times. It was named Illahabad or the abode of God by Mughal emperor Akbar due to its strategic position as a Sangam of three rivers.

8. (a) Sikkim
Sikkim won the Gold at the 2018 FAO’s Future Policy Award (FPA) for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state. The state has totally banned the sale and use of chemical pesticides. The transition has benefitted more than 66000 farming families.

9. (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.

10. (d) New Delhi
The Union Government unveiled an Air Quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels. The system will help combat air pollution in the National Capital by getting information 2-5 days in advance.


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