Current Affairs Quiz 4th October 2018

Q1. Which of the following has become the India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans?

(a) Odisha

(b) Assam

(c) Karnataka

(d) Kerala

(e) Uttar Pradesh

Q2.What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, according to UNCTAD’s latest report “Trade and Development Report”?

(a) 6.7%

(b) 7.2%

(c) 7.0%

(d) 7.5%

(e) 8.0%

Q3. Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan has launched an innovative initiative titled SATAT. What does S stand for in SATAT?

(a) Sagarmala

(b) Simulating

(c) Securing

(d) Sustainable

(e) Sampurna

Q4.he Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on which of the following banks for non-compliance of its directives?

(a) Bandhan Bank

(b) Allahabad Bank

(c) Karur Vysya Bank

(d) Bank of Baroda

(e) Dena Bank

Q5.As per the RBI, India’s external debt declined _______to USD 514.4 billion at June-end

(a) 2.8%

(b) 3.8%

(c) 1.8%

(d) 2.2%

(e) 3.3%

Q6.The theme for World Habitat Day 2018 is _______.

(a) Save your city

(b) Let’s visit our villages

(c) Municipal Solid Waste Management

(d) Plastic Waste Management

(e) Waste Management: Waste to money

Q7.Which of the following states has topped the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM)?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Goa

(e) Karnataka

Q8.The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of which cancer therapy?

(a) Chemotherapy

(b) Radiation

(c) Surgery

(d) Immunotherapy

(e) None of these

Q9.Assam Government will offer a Wage Compensation for pregnant women working in the tea gardens of the state. Under the scheme, an amount of ________ will be given to the pregnant women.

(a) Rs 12,000

(b) Rs 4,000

(c) Rs 6,000

(d) Rs 10,000

(e) Rs 8,000

Q10.Jasdev Singh, who passed away recently, was associated with Doordarshan for 48 years as __?

(a) Legal Expert

(b) Marketing Advisor

(c) Content Manager

(d) Hindi Commentator

(e) None of these



Exp.President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation During Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016. The bill provides legal protection to the good samaritans in Karnataka, who help accident victims with emergency medical care within the golden hour. In medical terms, the ‘golden hour’ is the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency treatment is very crucial. Now, the legislation will encourage people to offer first aid to victims without the fear of legal wrangles. With this, Karnataka has become the India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans. Under the new law, the Karnataka government will provide financial help to Good Samaritans who help victims. They will be exempted from repeated attendance in courts and police stations, and in case attendance is mandatory, expenses of such “running around to courts and police stations” will be taken care through the proposed Good Samaritan Fund.


Exp.The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has expected India’s economy to grow 7.0% in calendar year 2018 compared with 6.2% in 2017. As per the report “Trade and Development”, the effects of demonetization are still evident in private consumption trends within the economy. It also emphasised that countries like India and Thailand, which have been most favoured by foreign investors and experienced the largest spike in asset prices, would be most vulnerable to capital outflows. Further, countries like India which are dealing with Current Account Deficits (CAD) have a tendency of reducing imports. This assumes significance in the wake of India putting in place measures to control the rising CAD and capital outflows.


Exp.Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched an innovative initiative titled SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation).


Exp.The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on Karur Vysya Bank for non-compliance of its directives. According to RBI statement, the penalty was imposed for non-compliance with its directions on “Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, reporting of frauds, and on the need for discipline at the time of opening of current accounts”.


Exp.As per the RBI, India’s external debt declined 2.8% to USD 514.4 billion at June-end over the previous quarter on account of a decrease in commercial borrowings, short-term debt and non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits


Exp.The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The theme for World Habitat Day 1 October 2018 is Municipal Solid Waste Management.


Exp.According to Association of Mutual Funds of India’s (AMFI) statistics, Maharashtra tops the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM). Also, as per August, average assets under management (AUM) of mutual funds rose to an all-time high of Rs 25.2 lakh crore across the country.


Exp.The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Dr. James P. Allison of the United States and Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Both the doctors, working separately, showed in the 1990s how certain proteins act as “brakes” on the immune system’s T-cells, limiting their ability to attack cancer cells, and that suppressing those proteins could transform the body’s ability to fight cancer. They used immunotherapy to help the cells of the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells. Until their breakthroughs cancer treatment consisted of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Their work led to a fourth class of treatment, harnessing the immune system, what the Nobel committee at the Karolinska Institute called “an entirely new principle for cancer therapy.”


Exp.Under the scheme, an amount of Rs 12,000 will be given to the pregnant women so that they can take care of themselves and the unborn baby. The compensation of wages to pregnant women will be given in 4 installments – Rs 2,000 in the first trimester, Rs 4,000 in the second trimester, Rs 3,000 for institutional delivery and Rs 3,000 for registration of the child’s birth.


Exp.Renowned hindi commentator Jasdev Singh (87), who was the voice of Indian sports on Doordarshan, has passed away in New Delhi on September 25, 2018. He was a rare commentator who excelled in commentating on every sport including hockey and cricket. Interestingly, he started his career in All India Radio (AIR) in 1955 at their Jaipur station. He was also the voice of sports in AIR for a long time. From 1963, he was also an official commentator on Independence Day and Republic Day parade broadcasts for 48 long years. He had covered 9 editions of Olympics from Helsinki (1968) to Melbourne (2000), 8 hockey World Cups and six Asian Games. Jasdev was also awarded the ‘Olympic Order’ by IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch at the Seoul edition in 1988 for his role in spreading the Olympic movement. He was conferred with the Padma Shri in 1985 and Padma Bhushan in 2008.

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