Current Affairs Quiz 6th October 2018

Q1. Who has been named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian games 2018?

(a) Devendra Jhajharia

(b) Thangvellu Mariyappan

(c) Amit Kumar Saroha

(d) Girisha Nagarajegowda

(e) None of these

Q2.Barham Salih has been newly elected as the President of which nation?

(a) Iran

(b) Israel

(c) Iraq

(d) Turkey

(e) Istanbul

Q3.When was International day of non-violence observed?

(a) October 1

(b) September 2

(c) October 2

(d) October 3

(e) None of these

Q4.Which of the following women physicists has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics?

(a) Lisa Randall

(b) Lisa Randall

(c) Donna Strickland

(d) Gabriela Gonzalez

(e) None of these

Q5.India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel is going to be established in which state?

(a) Kerala

(b) Assam

(c) Punjab

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Madhya Prdaesh

Q6.The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) has recently concluded in which city?

(a) Gandhi Nagar

(b) New Delhi

(c) Kanpur

(d) Ahmedabad

(e) Lucknow

Q7.The joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise “IBSAMAR 2018” has kicked off in which country?

(a) India

(b) Brazil

(c) South Africa

(d) South Korea

(e) None of these

Q8.Which alcohol control initiative has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), recently?

(a) UNAC




(e) None of these

Q9.Which state government has recently launched its own food security scheme to cover the poor people who left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA)?

(a) Odisha

(b) Assam

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Goa

(e) Uttar Pradesh

Q10.The third highest national flag was unfurled recently in which city?

(a) New Delhi

(b) Guwahati

(c) Bengaluru

(d) Siachen

(e) None of these



Exp.Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangvellu Mariyappan has been named as flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6-13. India will field its biggest ever contingent of 302 members including athletes, coaches, support staff, escorts and officials. The Indian contingent were initially denied entry on Oct 1 when they arrived at the Games Village as the Sports Ministry had not till then cleared funds to the tune of $2.5 lakh. However, the issue was later resolved.


Exp.Iraq’s Parliament has elected a veteran Kurdish Politician Barham Salih as the country’s new President. He has named Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister of the country. The move will pave the way to form a new government, nearly five months after national elections.


Exp.The International Day of Non-Violence was observed across the world on October 2, 2018, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.


Exp.American scientist Arthur Ashkin, French engineer Gerard Mourou and Canadian professor Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in the field of laser physics. Dr. Ashkin has been awarded the Prize “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems. Dr. Mourou and Dr. Strickland have been awarded “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”. With this, Dr. Strickland has become the third female laureate to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, after Maria Goeppert-Mayer and Marie Curie.


Exp.The Public sector Assam Petrochemicals Limited will roll out India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel at Namrup methanol plant in Dibrugarh district, Assam on October 5. The pilot project involves 500 burners and stoves, each fuelled by a 1.2-litre canister of methanol. It will be priced at around Rs 32 and about 18 of them would be equivalent to one conventional domestic LPG cylinder.


Exp.The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) has recently concluded in New Delhi on October 2. The purpose of the 4–day event was to share sanitation success stories and lessons from the participating countries. In it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the convention. MGISC is organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. The convention also coincides with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission. 53 Ministers of Sanitation from around the world and more than 160 international representatives from 68 countries participated in the convention. The international conference brings together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world.


Exp.The 6th edition of joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise “IBSAMAR 2018” between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies has started at Simons Town, South Africa from 1st Oct 2018. The aim of the 13-day exercise is to undertake collective training for participating navies, building inter-operability and mutual understanding as well as sharing of best practices. The Indian Navy is represented in IBSAMAR VI by Guided Missile Frigate Tarkash, Guided Missile Destroyer Kolkata, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I, Seaking and Chetak helicopters as well as a MARCOS contingent. The exercise includes both harbour and sea phases with various navigation and seamanship evolutions, surface weapons firing, force protection exercises, antipiracy exercise, anti-air and anti-submarine exercise as well as flying operations. Apart from professional activities, sports and social engagements are also planned.


Exp.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a new alcohol control initiative ‘SAFER’ to prevent and reduce alcohol-related death and disability. It provides five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.


Exp.On the occasion of 149th Gandhi Jayanti, the Odisha government has launched its own food security scheme to benefit 25 lakh poor people that were excluded from the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar. The beneficiaries will get 5 kg of rice per person per month at the rate of Rs 1 per kg. The State government will spend Rs. 443.5 crore per annum to support the scheme and Rs. 221.75 crore in the current financial year.


Exp.India’s third highest national flag was unfurled in Guwahati, Assam, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.The 319.5 feet flag pole is the highest in the country with respect to the average elevation of the city. Considering only the height of the flag pole, it is ranked the third highest in the country after the one in Indo-Pakistan border at Attari (360 ft) and Pimpri Chinchwad Bhakti Shakti Chawk, Pune (351 ft).

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