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29th October 2017 Current Affairs
  • SBI foundation among seven shortlisted companies given LOI under Adopt a Heritage Scheme
  • IDFC to exit $2.6 billion infra, PE funds business
  • Government retains General Provident Fund interest rate at 7.8% for Oct-Dec
  • GMR Hyderabad Airport, Malaysia Tourism, MAHB sign pact to promote tourism
  • Petroleum ministry launches Rs 320 crore startup fund for entrepreneurs
  • Biocon ranked 9th in Science Careers’ top employers’ survey
  • South African Indian-origin couple Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins top US award for AIDS research
  • Utpal Kumar Singh Takes Charge as Uttarakhand Chief Secretary
  • American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Step Down After 16 Years
  • Indian Navy approves new mission-based deployment plan

GK Questions 28th October 2017


Question 1: Which country opened the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, mainly for the use of cyclists?

1.    Norway
2.    Sweden
3.    Italy
4.    Netherlands
5.    USA

Answer: 4

Explanation:

There world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge was inaugurated at the southeastern town of Gemert, Netherlands. The bridge is 26 feet long and less than 12 feet wide. The bridge is made of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete. Printing the bridge took around 3 months. It consists of nearly 800 layers. The bridge was commissioned by the province of North-Brabant and led by the company BAM Infra. The bridge’s elements were printed locally at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Question 2: According to Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS), what is India’s rank in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 out of 30 ?

1.    10
2.    15
3.    28
4.    30
5.    29

Answer: 3

Explanation:

India has ranked 28th out of 30 countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 published by Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS). The index reviewed pension system of 30 countries which together cover 60 percent of the world’s population. Although India has ranked 28th, its pension system has been adjudged as more sustainable than that of Poland, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Austria, Brazil, China and Argentina.

Question 3: Union Government announced to infuse Rs. 2.11 lakh crore capital over the next two years into public sector banks (PSBs). This announcement was made by whom, after in which this recapitalisation plan was approved?

1.    Finance Minister
2.    Prime Minister
3.    Chief Minister of Delhi
4.    The President
5.    Cabinet

Answer: 1

Explanation:

On October 24, 2017, Union Government announced to infuse Rs. 2.11 lakh crore capital over the next two years into public sector banks (PSBs). This announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley post a cabinet meeting in which this recapitalisation plan was approved. 18000 crore out of Rs. 2.11 lakh crore will be funded through Government’s Indradhanush Plan. In 2015 Government had announced Indradhnush Plan to infuse Rs 70,000 crore in public sector banks over four years to meet their capital requirement as per Basel –III norms.


Question 4: The Government of India along with which organisation had signed a $300 million loan to continue fiscal reforms in West Bengal aimed at improving the quality of public service delivery?

1.    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
2.    Asian Development bank (ADB)
3.    World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
4.    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
5.    State Bank of India (SBI)

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Asian Development Bank and the Government of India signed a $300 million loan to continue fiscal reforms in West Bengal aimed at improving the quality of public service delivery. Funds procured through this loan will be deployed in the second phase of West Bengal Development Finance Program which has a target to increase public investment by reducing unproductive expenditure and generate savings from efficiencies in revenue collections.

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Question 5: Which country has the world’s largest auto industry?

1.    Japan
2.    India
3.    Srilanka
4.    Russia
5.    China

Answer: 5

Explanation:

Electric car maker Tesla has set up its first electric car manufacturing plant outside the US at Shangai in China. China has the world’s largest auto industry. China charges a tariff of 25 percent on imported cars when compared with 2.5 percent in the United States and 9.8 percent in the European Union. China also has a 17 percent VAT that is charged not only on the price of the car but also on the tariff, so that the taxes are effectively compounded.

Question 6: Which company has been honoured with the CII Industrial Innovation Award, 2017 in New Delhi?

1.    HCL
2.    CTS
3.    L&T
4.    TCS
5.    Verizon

Answer: 3

Explanation:

L&T Technology Services (LTTS) has been honoured with the CII Industrial Innovation Award, 2017 in New Delhi. This award is referred as one of the most innovative Indian companies in the services category at the CII Industrial Innovation Awards ceremony in New Delhi. The Confederation of Indian Industry praised LTTS’ efforts to create a collaborative ecosystem comprising of global technology firms and internationally reputed institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science, IITs, Germany’s Fraunhofer and US-based Purdue University to make advances in R&D, creating best in class engineering solutions that can benefit the nation.


Question 7: Where will be the Odisha’s second airport would be ready for operation by the end of November?

1.    Angul
2.    Jharsuguda
3.    Sambalpur
4.    Bargarh
5.    Berhampur

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Odisha’s second airport at Jharsuguda town would be ready for operation by the end of November. The airport is among five airports in Odisha chosen to provide regional flight services under the Centre’s ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme.


Question 8: Why did Deep Kumar Upadhyay resign from the post of Nepal’s ambassador to India?

1.    He Became Aged
2.    He Was Sick
3.    He Wanted To Start a Party
4.    To Contest in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
5.    To Engage in Business

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Nepal’s ambassador to India has resigned from his position to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections. He handed over his resignation to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara on 6th October 2017. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on 23rd October 2017 accepted the resignation of Upadhyay.

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Question 9: Who was appointed as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

1.    Rajnath Singh
2.    Alok Kumar Pateria
3.    O P Singh
4.    Sashastra Seema
5.    Soma Ghosh

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Alok Kumar Pateria, IPS (Indian Police Service) Officer (MP:86) as Additional Director General (ADG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). His appointment has been made on deputation basis for a period up to 31.05.2020. This is the date of his superannuation from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Question 10: Which networking company bought US software company “BroadSoft” for $1.9 billion?

1.    K Link
2.    Oriflame
3.    Unicity
4.    Vestige
5.    CISCO

Answer: 5

Explanation:

American technology conglomerate, Cisco Systems has finalised a deal to acquire American communication software and service provider BroadSoft for $1.9 billion. The acquisition deal will be completed during the first quarter of 2018. CISCO will pay $55 per share in cash. This deal will enable CISCO to migrate away from its stagnating switches and routers business and will help to foray in selling unified communications software to big telecommunications firms.


Question 11: Name the Commerce and Industry Minister who launched Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM’s) Website?

1.    Dharmendra Pradhan
2.    Suresh Prabhu
3.    Nirmala Sitharaman
4.    Piyush Goyal
5.    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu launched the official website for the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). CIPAM has been set up under the support of DIPP to implement the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. Secretary of DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek was also present during the launch.

Question 12: Who was the first European to reach India by sea?

1.    Nicolau Coelho
2.    Bartolomeu Dias
3.    Nepolean
4.    Vasco Da Gama
5.    Roald Amundsen

Answer: 4

Explanation:

About Vasco da Gama: Occupation – Portuguese explorer. Highlight – first European to reach India by sea. A navigation tool recovered from a ship of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama that guided ships to India in the 16th century, has been confirmed as the world’s oldest astrolabe (maritime navigation tool).


Question 13: Researchers from Brunel University in the UK have developed the first 3D printed wearable ‘_____________’?

1.    Watch
2.    Hat
3.    Battery
4.    Monitor
5.    Wireless phone

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Researchers from Brunel University in the UK have developed the first 3D printed wearable ‘battery’. The 3D printing method of the wearable ‘battery’ stacks silicone, glue and gel electrolyte, layer by layer to make a supercapacitor. The supercapacitor stores energy on its surface without chemical reactions.


Question 14: The Supreme Court has fined of Rs 2 lakh on which ministry for not fixing the pollution emission standards of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries?

1.    Union Environment Ministry
2.    State Pollution control board
3.    Central Pollution control board
4.    Union chemical Ministry
5.    Union textile Ministry

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The Supreme Court has fined of Rs 2 lakh on the Union Environment Ministry for not fixing the pollution emission standards of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries as per May 2 order and also SC banned of using pet coke and furnace oil in Delhi and the NCR to control the air pollution. The bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta noted that in its May 2 order had directed the ministry and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to fix sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides standards for these industries and had said that standards should be fixed on or before June 30 in view of the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

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Question 15: Supreme Court banned the using of pet coke and furnace oil in which Indian states to control the air pollution?

1.    Delhi & Ahmedabad
2.    Delhi & NCR
3.    Gujarat & Chandigarh
4.    Jammu & Kanniyakumari
5.    Mumbai & Kolkata

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The Supreme Court has fined of Rs 2 lakh on the Union Environment Ministry for not fixing the pollution emission standards of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries as per May 2 order and also SC banned of using pet coke and furnace oil in Delhi and the NCR to control the air pollution.

Question 16: As per 2015 proposal of Government, biochemical oxygen demand (BoD) in water treated by upcoming STPs should not be more than _____ mg/litre.

1.    20
2.    15
3.    10
4.    25
5.    19

Answer: 3

Explanation:

As per 2015 proposal of Government, biochemical oxygen demand (BoD) in water treated by upcoming STPs should not be more than 10 mg/litre. BoD is a marker for organic pollutants in the water.mThis requirement has been eased and now upcoming STPs will have to conform only to 30 mg/litre of BoD (permitted by the current law).

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Question 17: Girija Devi is related to which of the below given field?

1.    Actor
2.    Classical Singer
3.    Musician
4.    Dancer
5.    Politician

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Famous classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi died of cardiac arrest, at BM Birla Heart Research Centre, in Kolkata. She was 88 years old. She was admitted to BM Birla Heart Research Centre in Kolkata with cardiovascular ailments. She died at 8.45 pm on 24th October 2017 due to cardiac arrest. She is survived by a daughter.

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Question 18: Name the cross-country woman bike rider who recently died in a car accident in Hyderabad.

1.    Jaya Kannian
2.    Roshni Sharma
3.    Joshna Bloor
4.    Sana Iqbal
5.    Shyamala Smith

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Cross-country woman bike rider Sana Iqbal died in a car accident in Hyderabad. Sana Iqbal met with a car accident while driving with her husband Abdul Nadeem in Hyderabad. She had severe head injuries and was declared dead while undergoing treatment at a nearby private hospital. She fought against suicide and depression by spreading awareness through her bike rides.


Question 19: Who launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook’?

1.    Prime Minister Narendra Modi
2.    The President
3.    Pondicherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy
4.    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje
5.    Finance Minister Arun Jaitely

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook’. ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ was compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and former Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. Rajiv Mehrishi said that, the e-book includes lot of information on important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data about demographics, trade, economy and many other topics.

Question 20: Where did the First International Day of Diplomats celebrated?

1.    Portugal
2.    Brasilia
3.    Minas Gerais
4.    Sao Paulo
5.    Finland

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The first International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Brasilia. Diplomats of Bangladesh, Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey participated in the First International Day of Diplomats celebration in Brasilia. The idea of celebrating International Day of Diplomats is to recognize the hard work and sacrifices of diplomats and their families. This idea has gained wide support from the international community, including diplomats of various countries.


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