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Current Affairs of 28th October 2017
  • President of India addresses members of Karnataka Legislature on 60th anniversary of Vidhana Soudha
  • CVC to develop Integrity Index of 25 Organizations
  • Bills on MLA disqualification, power distribution passed in Rajasthan assembly
  • Reliance Communications To Shut Down 2G Mobile Business In A Month
  • CVC to launch new ‘integrity index’ to rank govt departments over anti-corruption measures
  • Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Rs 198 cr aerospace park
  • Deadline for linking Aadhaar with government schemes extended to March 31, 2018: Centre to SC
  • Power Minister R.K. Singh addresses the 3rd Global Investors’ India Forum
  • Odisha government starts work to prepare 2nd phase of SCCAP
  • IAF planes carry out emergency landing drill on Lucknow-Agra Expressway
  • Chile named best country to visit in 2018
  • India grants USD 585,000 aid to Sri Lanka University
  • Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time
  • China unveils World’s first track-less train that runs on virtual railways

GK Questions 28th October 2017


Question 1: Which Indian origin couple has won the 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research?

1.    Shikha Chawla and Nitin Chawla
2.    Saba Karim and Anna Karim
3.    Naren Prabhu and Kirti Singh
4.    Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple, has been honoured with a prestigious 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. The researcher couple received the award from the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.


Question 2:

Which country hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine?

1.    Myanmar
2.    Bangladesh
3.    India
4.    Thailand

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Union Ministry of AYUSH hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine (BITFM) on October 24-25, 2017 at Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. India being a major stake holder in the field of Traditional Medicine plays an important role in influencing the policies and strategies related to the Traditional Medicine in the BIMSTEC Forum.

Question 3: What is the theme of the 2017 Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW)?

1.    Vision to promote Corruption Free India
2.    My Vision-Corruption Free India
3.    Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance
4.    Public participation to promote integrity

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The 2017 Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) will be observed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) from 30th October to 4thNovember, 2017 with theme “My Vision-Corruption Free India”. The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function to be held on 30th October 2017.


Question 4: Which state will be the ‘Focus State’ at World Food India (WFI) 2017?

1.    Odisha
2.    West Bengal
3.    Assam
4.    Karnataka

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Odisha will be the ‘Focus State’ in the mega international food event “World Food India (WFI) 2017”, which is scheduled to be held at New Delhi on November 3-5. In the WFI 2017, Japan, Denmark and Germany are partner countries, and Italy & Netherlands are ‘Focus Countries’. More than 200 global companies and 41 global CEOs from 30 countries will participate and will also see 21 ministerial and business delegations.

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Question 5: What is the India’s passport position in the Global Passport Power Rank 2017, as per global financial advisory firm Arton Capital?

1.    78th
2.    94th
3.    75th
4.    66th

Answer: 3

Explanation:

India’s passport has been ranked 75th out of 94 countries with a visa-free score of 51, according to the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’ by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The list is topped by Singapore, followed by Germany, Sweden and South Korea. As per report, Singapore’s passport is the most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. Afghanistan was on bottom most position (94th) with the score of 22, while Pakistan was at 93rd Position with Iraq with the score of 26.

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Question 6: Which of the following union ministries have jointly launched a new scheme “SAATHI”?

1.    Ministries of Finance and Railways
2.    Ministries of Power and Science & Technology
3.    Ministries of Minority Affairs and Human Resource Development
4.    Ministries of Power and Textiles

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Ministries of Power and Textiles have jointly launched a new scheme SAATHI under which Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost. The use of the efficient equipment would result in energy and cost savings to the unit owner and he will repay in installments to EESL over a 4 to 5 year period. The SAATHI initiative of the government will be jointly implemented by EESL and the office of the Textile Commissioner on a pan-India basis.


Question 7: Girija Devi, who passed away recently, was the renowned classical singer of which gharana?

1.    Seniya and Banaras gharanas
2.    Gwalior and Kirana gharanas
3.    Atrauli and Seniya gharanas
4.    Patiala and Bhendi Bazaar gharanas

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Girija Devi (88), the veteran Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on October 24, 2017. She was known as ‘Thumri queen’, who popularised the genre of semi-classical Indian music. She was conferred with all three Padma awards, and was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

Question 8: The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) is located in which state?

1.    Karnataka
2.    Kerala
3.    Telangana
4.    Andhra Pradesh

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) is located in the southeast part of Kannur District of Kerala Dhanbad district of Jharkhand and covers an area of 55 Sq. Km. It is home to elephant, wild boar, leopard, mongoose, nilgiri langur, hanuman langur, malabar giant squirrel, etc.

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Question 9: Who is the author of the e-book “India 2017 Yearbook”?

1.    Rajiv Mehrishi
2.    R. K. Verma
3.    Ashwani Lohani
4.    Rajiv Gauba

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Rajiv Mehrishi, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India(CAG) and former Union home secretary, has authored an e-book titled “India 2017 Yearbook” on current affairs in India. It is recently launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur. The e-book includes a plethora of information on important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data about demographics, trade, economy and many other topics.


Question 10: Which country is hosting the 2017 global conference on consumer protection?

1.    China
2.    South Korea
3.    Bangladesh
4.    India

Answer: 4

Explanation:

The global conference on consumer protection has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on October 26, 2017 with theme “Empowering Consumers in New Markets”. This is the first time that an international conference on consumer protection is being organised by India for countries of the region which account for a majority of the global consumers and share common challenges and experiences.

Question 11: Which footballer (male) won the FIFA player-of-the-year awards 2017?

1.    Lionel Messi
2.    Cristiano Ronaldo
3.    Neymar
4.    Tom Brady
5.    Cam Newton

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and Lieke Martens has been named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. FIFA’s annual ‘The Best’ football award ceremony was held on October 23, 2017 in London, UK. Cristiano Ronaldo was adjudged best male footballer by securing 43.16% of the total vote. Male footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar received second and third highest votes respectively.

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Question 12: Which Indian State’s Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state?

1.    Manipur
2.    Mizoram
3.    Meghalaya
4.    Tripura
5.    Bihar

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state. The logo formation was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of the Special drive to enroll young and left out voters in the age categories of 18 to 21 years held in July 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex.

Question 13: Who was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?

1.    AP Singh
2.    Ashok pal Singh
3.    Seema Biswas
4.    Narendra Modi
5.    Suresh Sethi

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Suresh Sethi has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). He replaces AP Singh who had held the post since January 2017. As stated by Union Ministry of Communications, Suresh Sethi had been selected by the Banks Board Bureau. Several top heads from public and private sector banks as well as reputed finance professionals were vying for this post.


Question 14: Which state government appointed Kanwaljit Singh Cheema as the principal secretary of Board of Administrators (BoA)?

1.    West Bengal
2.    Punjab
3.    Gujarat
4.    Maharashtra
5.    Telengana

Answer: 1

Explanation:

West Bengal government appointed Kanwaljit Singh Cheema as the principal secretary of Board of Administrators (BoA) in Darjeeling. He was the principal secretary of the Mass Education Extension and Library Service Department, has been appointed as principal secretary of the Board Of Administrators. The board was so far run by Barun Roy as an administrator. On 20th September 2017, BoA was formed in place of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration for Darjeeling hills with Binay Tamang as its chairman. The BoA is a nine-member board.

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Question 15: Who is the newly appointed chief executive of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)?

1.    CVR Rajendran
2.    Pradeep Kumar
3.    Bala Subramanian
4.    NS Venkatesh
5.    Ajay Tyagi

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has been hunting for a new CEO for quite some time after the former CEO Rajendran left while half way through in his tenure in the month of December. Almost after ten months, India’s mutual fund lobby, Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi) is set to get its chief executive officer (CEO) MR. NS Venkatesh.

Question 16: Reliance Communications (RCom) along with the merger Sistema will carry on SSTL business in India under which Tele service brand?

1.    Vodafone
2.    MTS
3.    Airtel
4.    Docomo
5.    Idea

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) announced that it has received the final approval on its merger with Sistema from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). The closure of merger transaction will be completed in November 2017. However, RCom will carry on SSTL business in India under MTS brand. Validity of RCom’s spectrum portfolio (valid up to 2021) will also be extended as Sistema has spectrum in eight circles – Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, UP-West and West Bengal – with validity up to 2033.


Question 17: Myanmar announced to launch its own satellite system in June 2019 which was named as __________?

1.    MyanmarSat-2
2.    Suraksha
3.    Varuna
4.    Agni-2
5.    Sat2-Myanmar

Answer: 1

Explanation:

India’s neighbouring country, Myanmar has announced to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019. MyanmarSat 2 will carry six C-band and six Ku-band transponders. Myanmar is currently using MyanmarSat-1 on lease system, whereas MyanmarSat-2, will be used on joint ownership system with an undisclosed partner.

Question 18: Where was “European Open champions 2017” held at?

1.    Germany
2.    France
3.    Italy
4.    Sweden
5.    Belgium

Answer: 5

Explanation:

India’s Divij Sharan and America’s Scott Lipsky won the European Open trophy in Antwerp, Belgium. Divij Sharan and Scott Lipsky defeated Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta by 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 in the finals. They won the 2017 European Open title. Divij Sharan has won his first title of the 2017 season on the ATP World Tour, and third overall, by winning the European Open trophy.

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Question 19: Who is the first Indian to occupy the top spot on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings?

1.    Abhay Parshal
2.    Abhay Thakkar
3.    Viswanath Anand
4.    Manav Thakkar
5.    Karan Tackar

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian to occupy the top spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings. He hails from Surat. He was previously placed at No. 5 position. He has reached the top position of top ITTF Junior Circuit standings after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open, Belgrade. Through this Manav Thakkar has ensured a place for himself in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be held in February 2018 in Luxembourg.


Question 20: Which country hosted the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup tournament?

1.    China
2.    India
3.    Russia
4.    Australia
5.    Pakistan
Answer: 2

Explanation:

Jitu Rai, a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist, and Heena Sidhu, also a former Commonwealth Gamesgold-winner, picked up their third gold together in the 10m air pistol mixed team event, being held officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup on the opening day of competitions . India is hosting the tournament for the first time in its history.


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