Current Affairs Quiz 12th September 2018

  1. India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge “Bogibeel” will come up over which river?

(a) Ganga

(b) Yamuna

(c) Brahmaputra

(d) Godavari

(e) Gomati

2.Who is the head of the committee to select new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA)?

(a) Amartya Sen

(b) Bimal Jalan

(c) Jagdish Bhagwati

(d) Bibek Debroy

(e) Raghuram Rajan

3.Who will represent India at the 67th Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok?

(a) Nehal Chudasama

(b) Hannah Reji Koshy

(c) Aditi Hundia

(d) Roshni Sheoran

(e) None of these

4.Who clinched the men’s singles title of US Open 2018?

(a) Rafael Nadal

(b) Kei Nishikori

(c) Juan Martin del Potro

(d) Novak Djokovic

(e) None of these

5.What is the theme of the 2018 International Literacy Day (ILD)?

(a) Literacy and skills development

(b) Literacy in a digital world

(c) Reading the Past, Writing the Future

(d) Literacy and Sustainable Societies

(e) None of these

  1. Which will be the focus country at the 87th Izmir International Trade Show in Turkey?

(a) India

(b) Morocco

(c) Egypt

(d) China

(e) Australia

  1. India’s light combat aircraft successfully completed its first-ever mid-air refuelling trial recently. What is the aircraft called?

(a) Akash

(b) Garud

(c) Tejas

(d) Vikas

(e) None of these

8.Which department clarified that Aadhaar is not mandatory for booking International Parcel?

(a) Department of Home

(b) Department of Expenditure

(c) Department of Posts

(d) Department of Consumer Affairs

(e) None of these’

9.The 4th World Summit on Accreditation was held in which city?

(a) Hyderabad

(b) New Delhi

(c) Beijing

(d) Kathmandu

(e) Lucknow

10.When is the World Suicide Prevention Day observed every year?

(a) 6 September

(b) 8 September

(c) 9 September

(d) 10 September

(e) 11 September



Exp.The Bogibeel Bridge is a combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam, which is expected to complete at the end of 2018. Sited about 17 km downstream of Dibrugarh town, the 4.94km bridge will facilitate road and rail connectivity between the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge is 32m above the water level of the Brahmaputra and is fashioned on a bridge that links Sweden and Denmark. It has three lane roads on top and double line rail below. Upon completion, Bogibeel will be the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India and 2nd longest bridge over the Brahmaputra after Dhola-Sadiya Bridge which is a road bridge of length 9.15 km.


Exp.The Government of India (GoI) has constituted a committee, headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan, to select the next Chief Economic Advisor (CEA). Apart from Jalan, secretary of the department of personnel and training C Chandramouli and economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg will be members of the panel which will vet the applications received and conduct the interviews. Recently, Arvind Subramanian resigned from CEA post before his tenure ends in May 2019 citing personal reasons. He has since joined as a visiting professor at Harvard University. The CEA is under the direct charge of the Minister of Finance and is the ex-officio cadre controlling authority of the Indian Economic Service (IES).


Exp.Nehal Chudasama from Mumbai has been crowned the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2018 at a star-studded grand finale event in Mumbai. Now, she will represent at the 67th Miss Universe 2018 pageant, which is scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16th December 2018. At the same event, Aditi Hundia from Jaipur was crowned as Miss Diva – Supranational 2018 and Roshni Sheoran was crowned as Runner-up.


Exp.In the US Open Tennis, Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Men’s singles final by defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in straight sets. It was Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam title and the third US Open title. With this win, he has equalled Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. He is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer.


Exp.The International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated every year on 8 September to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. The 2018 theme “Literacy and skills development” explores and highlights integrated approaches that simultaneously can support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s life and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies.


Exp.The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) led a 75-member Indian delegation for the ongoing 87th Izmir International Trade Show in Turkey. The delegation had several B2B meetings and business tie-ups with members of the Turkish business community. India is the Focus Country in the trade show with a standalone pavilion named ‘Source India’.


Exp.In a first, Tejas, the advanced version of India’s indigenously produced Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was successfully refuelled mid-air by a Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tanker. The mid-air refuelling was a part of a ‘wet contact’ trial for LCA Tejas MK-1.


Exp.The Department of Posts has clarified that Aadhaar is not a mandatory document to be produced at the time of booking of an international parcel.  It stated that it is mandatory to produce a copy of an identity proof acceptable for important transactions but that need not mandatorily be Aadhaar.


Exp.The 4th World Summit on Accreditation was inaugurated by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at New Delhi on September 8. The theme of WOSA 2018 was ‘challenges and opportunities in outcome-based accreditation’. It aimed to help in establishing new trends of identifying opportunities and challenges in professional and technical education worldwide.


Exp.The World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated every year on September 10, 2018 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

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