Current Affairs Quiz |18th October 2018

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  1. During October 2018, the Union Government came out with which first-ever regulations pertaining to flow of Ganga? – The minimum quantity of water that various stretches of the Ganga must necessarily have all through the year
  2. Who was appointed the new Solicitor General of India by the Union Government on 10 October 2018? – Tushar Mehta
  3. Which private equity firm appointed former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as an adviser, as was disclosed on 10 October 2018? – ChrysCapital
  4. What is the name of the severe cyclone that made landfall between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of 11 October 2018 and devastated the two states resulting in death of at least 8 persons? – “Titli”
  5. On 10 October 2018 who was appointed the new chief of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)? –  Gen. Asim Munir
  6. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 has been awarded to two which two activists as was announced on 5 October 2018? –  Denis Mukwege (Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq)
  7. On 8 October 2018 which two American economists were announced as the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics? – William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer 
  8. On 5 October 2018 India and Russia signed an Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) for the supply of which iconic anti-aircraft missile system to India? – S-400 Triumf
  9. What was the real name of the eminent Gandhian who was popularly known as ‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’ and who passed away on 6 October 2018? – Natwar Thakkar
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 October 2018 received the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champion of the Earth’ award. He shared this prestigious award with whom? – Emmanuel Macron (French President)
  11. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, as was announced on 1 October 2018. What is the field of study of these scientists? – Cancer Treatment
  12. What are the names of the three physicists that have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics? – Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland
  13. Who were chosen for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2018, as was announced on 3 October 2018? – Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter
  14. Which Indian-American economist was appointed as chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as was announced on 1 October 2018? – Gita Gopinath
  15. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the takeover of housing finance major IL&FS board by government nominees on 1 October 2018. A new six-member board led by whom took charge of the entity? – Uday Kotak

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