Current Affairs Quiz || 07 – 09 – 2018

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here is the Current Affairs Quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions for the upcoming IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk and other bank and Insurance Exams.
1. Which state assembly recently passed a resolution for establishing a Legislative Council?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Odisha
C) Tamil Nadu         
D) Karnataka  
E) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: B)
The Odisha Assembly passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad. CM Naveen Patnaik said the state had picked up growth momentum, and to further accelerate this growth wider consultations would be necessary. The government will now need the Centre’s approval, both houses of the Parliament to approve the resolution. And the President’s nod. There are 7 states with the bicameral legislature- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.

2. Supreme Court of India in a recent judgement decriminalised homosexuality. The hearing diluted which section of IPC?
A) Section 337        
B) Section 373        
C) Section 733        
D) Section 377        
E) Section 737
Answer: D)
The Supreme Court restored a landmark Delhi High Court judgement which had decriminalised homosexuality. A five-judge bench led by CJI Dipak Misra diluted Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, to exclude all kinds of adult consensual sexual behaviour.

3. Google recently launched a new search engine _________ for helping the scientific community.
A) Google Scientist
B) Dataset Search  
C) Search Scientist 
D) Google Scholar  
E) Google Dataset
Answer: B)
Google launched a new search engine for the scientific community that will help them make sense of millions of datasets present online. The service, called Dataset Search, will help scientists, data journalists, etc.

4. Saurabh Chaudhary is an Indian sportsman who was recently in the news. He is associated with which sport?
A) Shooting 
B) Swimming           
C) Athletics  
D) Golf          
E) Archery
Answer: A)
Saurabh Chaudhary won a gold in the junior 10m air pistol event at the 52nd ISSF World Championship. Arjun Singh Cheema won a bronze medal.

5. India recently signed a military-information sharing pact at a 2+2 bilateral summit with _________
A) Russia
B) Bangladesh         
D) France
E) Israel
Answer: C)
India and US signed a military-information sharing pact at the 2+2 bilateral summit. It will give India access to the US technology to keep an eye on China and the neighbourhood. The agreement is called Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA).

6. President of India recently visited the Czech Republic. Which of the following statements is correct about the Czech Republic?
A) 'Czech koruna' is its currency 
B) Lisbon is its capital       
C) It is situated in the South American Continent      
D) Both 1 and 2      
E) Both 2 and 3
Answer: A)
President of India on his 3-nation state visit reached the Czech Republic. He is the fifth Indian President to visit the central European country. The trade between India and the Czech Republic is USD 1.07 billion annually. Currency: Czech koruna, Capital: Prague. It is located in the European Continent.

7. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas. The 2nd WHC will be held in which city?
A) New York
B) San Francisco     
C) Washington        
D) Los Angeles        
E) Chicago
Answer: E)
The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. It is held every 4 years. The inaugural WHC, held in November 2014, saw 1800 delegates from 53 countries. The second World Hindu Congress will be held in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. from September 7 – 9, 2018, inspired by the Hindu principle, Sumantrite Suvikrante or THINK COLLECTIVELY, ACHIEVE VALIANTLY.

8. India will be launching a mega business pavilion ‘Source India’ at the 87th Izmir International tradeshow. It is being held in which country?
A) Turkey      
B) Egypt        
C) Saudi Arabia
E) None of the above
Answer: A)
India is the Partner Country in the 87th Izmir International tradeshow which began in Turkey. In this tradeshow, India will also be launching a mega business pavilion ‘Source India’ hosting 75 Indian companies with the aim of tie-ups in order to increase India’s exports to Turkey and other neighbouring countries.

9. India will organize a global sanitation convention to mark the birth anniversary celebrations of ________
A) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
B) Syama Prasad Mukherjee
C) Deendayal Upadhyaya
D) Mahatma Gandhi         
E) Subhash Chandra Bose
Answer: D)
Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organize a global sanitation convention to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, also coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission. Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

10. Burt Reynolds, who recently passed away was associated with which field?
A) Journalism          
B) Acting      
C) Social work         
D) Music
E) Science
Answer: B)
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in Deliverance and Boogie Nights, commercial hits such as Smokey passed away. He was from the USA.

11. Denali is the highest mountain peak in which continent?
A) Asia
B) North America
C) South America
D) Australia
E) Europe
Answer: B)
Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain peak in North America. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centrepiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

12. If Scheduled Commercial Banks have any shortfall in lending to the priority sector, the allocated amount is contributed to RIDF under ________
A) SIDBI        
Answer: C)
Scheduled Commercial Banks having any shortfall in lending to priority sector shall be allocated amounts for contribution to the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) established with NABARD.