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GK Questions 26th October 2017


Question 1: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will analyse social media trends & data in monitoring security. Where is the headquarters of CISF?

1.    Kanpur
2.    Bhopal
3.    Kolkata
4.    New Delhi

Answer: 4


Explanation:

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is in news because it will analyse the social media trends and data for the first time in monitoring security. The data will be used to monitor the India’s most vital assets such as airports and nuclear and aerospace installations. A special team of CISF men and women has been trained to track social media trends, news, reports and indicators across various platforms, collate them and dish them out as vital pieces of actionable intelligence to its various airports and other vital units.

Question 2: Who has been appointed as the new Special Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?

1.    Deepak Mishra
2.    Sudeep Lakhtakia
3.    Rakesh Asthana
4.    Javeed Ahmed

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Rakesh Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Gujarat-cadre, has been appointed the special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. (CBI). Currently, he is posted as additional director in CBI. Apart from him, Gurbachan Singh has been appointed as the special director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DG in CRPF. Rajesh Ranjan and AP Maheshwari have been promoted as Special DG in the Border Security Force (BSF).

Question 3:  Who will be the new chief executive of India operations of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd (HSBC)?

1.    Stuart Milne
2.    Jayant Rikhye
3.    Preeti Bose
4.    Nikhil Chopra

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Jayant Rikhye has been appointed as the new chief executive of India operations of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd (HSBC). He will take charge from 1 December and will succeed Stuart Milne. Currently, he is HSBC’s international head for Asia-Pacific, which is responsible for 11 markets in the region.


Question 4:  Which state election department has entered the Limca Book of Records for formation of biggest human logo?

1.    Meghalaya
2.    Gujarat
3.    Himachal Pradesh
4.    Rajasthan

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The Meghalaya Election department has entered the Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo by newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya. Limca official Garima Manon conveyed this in a message to the office of Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer on October 24, 2017. It will feature in the forthcoming ion of the book 2018. A total of 2870 students from 113 schools, 3 colleges in the age group of 18 and 19 enrolled as new voters and formed a 75 feet by 120 feet size human logo named You ‘N’ I on July 1, 2017.

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Question 5:  Who has been named as the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player?

1.    Gianluigi Buffon
2.    Cristiano Ronaldo
3.    Neymar
4.    Lionel Messi

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s Portugal striker, has been named the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player award for a second straight year at the 2017 award ceremony in London, England on October 23, 2017. He is four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of FC Barcelona and the Netherlands won the best FIFA Women’s Player award and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman the best female coach.


Question 6: The 2017 World Polio Day (WPD) is observed on which date?

1.    October 23
2.    October 22
3.    October 25
4.    October 24

Answer: 4

Explanation:

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 24 to raise awareness about the hazards of the crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. The day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. There is no cure for this disease, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Polio can be prevented through immunization.

Question 7: The 2017 United Nations Day (UND) is observed on which date?

1.    October 24
2.    October 23
3.    October 22
4.    October 26

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The United Nations Day is observed every year on October 24 to make known to the people about the aims and achievements of the UN and to mark the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force. With the ratification of this founding document in 1948 by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.


Question 8: The 56th raising day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has celebrated on which date?

1.    October 23
2.    October 21
3.    October 24
4.    October 22

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has celebrated its 56th raising day on October 24, 2017. The ITBP guards 3488 KMs long borders in the Himalayas on the BOPs at altitudes ranging from 9K to 18.7 K ft. Apart from border guarding, the Force is also deployed for Anti-Naxal Operations and other Internal Security duties. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF) of India, raised on 24th October in 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

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Question 9: Which country to host the 2nd ion of World Congress on Marxism?

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

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The 2nd ion of World Congress on Marxism will be held at Peking University in Beijing, China, which is scheduled to be held from May 5-6, 2018, with theme “Marxism and the current world and China”. The congress will discuss Marxism in the 21st century and its development in China. It coincides with the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx and the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Approx 300 Marxism researchers from all over the world will attend the conference.


Question 10: The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?

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

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in Somwarpet taluk of the Kodagu district, Karnataka and is spread over 102.59 square kilometres. It is home to rare and endangered birdlife such as great pied hornbill, Malabar trogon and Nilgiri blackbird. It is also home to mammals include elephant, tiger, slender loris, Nilgiri marten and bonnet macaque.

Question 11: Where is Kandla Port Trust located?
1.    Maharashtra
2.    Gujarat
3.    Sikkim
4.    Tamil Nadu
5.    Kerala

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Government-owned Kandla Port Trust has received environment clearance for setting up a smart industrial port city in Kutch, Gujarat As per the proposal, smart industrial port cities will be set up at two separate sites in Gandhidham city, (in Kutch district of Gujarat). These industrial port cities would house about 35,700 residential flats, schools and parks, and would generate jobs for more than 60,000 people.


Question 12: Where did the Prime Minister lay foundation stone for the capacity expansion of theMundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)?

1.    Vadodara
2.    Bhavnagar
3.    Junagadh
4.    Rajkot
5.    Ahmedabad

Answer: 1

Explanation:

PM laid foundation stone for the capacity expansion of the Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), at Vadodara. He also laid the foundation stones of an integrated transport hub, regional water supply schemes, housing projects, and a flyover.

Question 13: Which State Government had proposed to build the Hirasar Greenfield Airport, as the existing airport in Rajkot is small ?

1.    Gujarat
2.    Jammu Kashmir
3.    Karnataka
4.    Odisha
5.    West Bengal

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Gujarat State Government had proposed to build the Hirasar Greenfield Airport, as the existing airport in Rajkot is small and the earlier plan to extend the current runway could not be carried out as it involved high land cost. Hirasar Greenfield Airport Project will be developed by Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd (GSAICL). Estimated project cost is over Rs 1400 crore

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Question 14: Which Board of Gujarat has executed the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat, which was inaugurated by PM?

1.    Gujarat Marketting Board
2.    Vadodara Muncipality Board
3.    Gujarat Electricity Board
4.    Gujarat Maritime Board
5.    Gujarat Railways Board

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat. Chief Minister Mr.Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Mr.Nitin Patel were also present during the launch. Mr.Modi said that, this is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia. Gujarat Maritime Board has executed the ro-ro project. This project has been carried out with funds of Rs.615 crore.

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Question 15: Which city of Telengana will host the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival?

1.    Nalgonda
2.    Karimnagar
3.    Adilabad
4.    Hyderabad
5.    Khammam

Answer: 4

Explanation:

The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) is to be held in Hyderabad between 8 and 14 November 2017. The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) festival is also called ‘The Golden Elephant’. It is being organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI). It will be hosted by the Telangana government jointly with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Question 16: The Bijepur lift irrigation project in Odisha is named after whom?

1.    Poet Biju Patnaik
2.    Scholar Bidhu Bhusan Das
3.    Artist Anu Chowdary
4.    Actor Arindam Roy
5.    Poet Gangadhar Meher

Answer: 5


Explanation:

The Bijepur lift irrigation project was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Bijepur lift irrigation project is named after renowned poet Gangadhar Meher. The project is estimated for Rs.1246 crore. It will be completed by March 2018. Water will be drawn from Hirakud dam through Baragarh main canal into Barihapalli secondary storage structure. From secondary structure, water will be delivered to the command area.

Question 17: Who is the Union Minister who went on an official visit to Bangladesh on an invitation by Bangladeshi counterpart, AH Mahmood Ali ?

1.    Smriti Rani
2.    Sushma Swaraj
3.    Arun Jaitley
4.    Sushri Uma Bharathi
5.    Menaka Sanjay Gandhi

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on an official visit to Bangladesh on 22nd and 23rd October 2017.This visit of Ms. Swaraj was on invitation by Bangladeshi counterpart, AH Mahmood Ali. Ms. Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the fourth Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali in Dhaka. On October 23, 2017, Ms. Sushma Swaraj opened the new chancery complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Swaraj had lit the ceremonial lamp to mark the opening of this complex.

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Question 18: Why 400 out of the 13,000-odd industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been being de-affiliated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship ?

1.    Poor infrastructure
2.    No proper training personalities
3.    No proper equipments
4.    None of these
5.    All the above

Answer: 5

Explanation:

400 out of the 13,000-odd industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been being de-affiliated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The 400 ITIs have been de-affiliated on basis of quality inspection which revealed that these institutes did not have requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students. ITIs play an instrumental role in administering Government’s vocational training programmes.

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Question 19: Which Indian company has emerged as the largest passenger cars exporter for the April –September 2017 period?

1.    Maruti Suzuki
2.    TATA Motors
3.    Ashok Leyland
4.    Mahindra & Mahindra
5.    Eicher Motors

Answer: 1

Explanation:

According to the latest data by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Maruti Suzuki India has emerged as the largest passenger cars exporter from India for the April –September 2017 period. As per the latest data by SIAM, Maruti exported 57300 units of passenger cars in the first half of the ongoing fiscal, which marks a 6% growth as compared to 54008 units exported in the same period of previous fiscal year. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) lost its position of No. 1 exporter of passenger vehicles as it shipped only 44,585 units in April –September 2017 period.

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Question 20: How many US firms visited Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) which was called as US in UP?

1.    30
2.    100
3.    150
4.    26
5.    5

Answer: 4

Explanation:

On October 23, 2017, 26 major American companies headed by Aircraft Manufacturer Boeing interacted with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adtiyanath to explore investment opportunities in the state. This interaction has been given the tagline ‘US in UP’. The delegation comprising representative from 26 US firms visited Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). USISPF focuses on creating strong strategic partnership between the US and India and promotes bilateral trade.


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