Current Affairs November 06, 2018


1. Which city is the venue of the National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda ?

         1) Pune
         2) Guwahati
         3) New Delhi
         4) Chennai
         5) None of these

Answer – 3 ) New Delhi

Explanation: On November 4, the National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda was started at Dr. Ambedkar International centre in New Delhi. The seminar is expected to develop awareness among stakeholders about business opportunities, encouraging young entrepreneurs to use modern technologies and highlight opportunities at global level. The 2-day seminar is being organised by Ministry of AYUSH in association with NITI Aayog with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. Experts in marketing, innovation, policymakers, experts in start-up as well as experienced entrepreneurs in Ayurveda pharmaceuticals and hospital industry will guide and share their experiences with the participants.

2. India and this country have signed a loan pact of Rs 18.17 crore for the construction of the Turga Pumped Storage in West Bengal ?

        1) Japan
        2) France
        3) South Africa
        4) Brazil
        5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Japan

Explanation: India and Japan has recently a Loan Agreement worth Rs. 1817 crore for the ‘Project for the Construction of Turga Pumped Storage (I)’ in the State of West Bengal. The purpose of the Project is to strengthen the capability to respond to fluctuation in supply and demand of power and to improve stability of the power supply by constructing the pumped storage facilities, thereby contributing to the Industrial Development and Living Standard Improvement in the State of West Bengal.

3. On November 5, 2018, Where was the ‘Sharjah-India Business Roundtable’ held ?

         1) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
         2) Mumbai, India
         3) New Delhi, India
         4) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
         5) None of these

Answer – 1 ) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Explanation: On November 5, 2018, India and Sharjah decided to boost economic ties at The ‘Sharjah-India Business Roundtable’, that was held in Sharjah, UAE. It was organized by Sharjah FDI Office, Invest in Sharjah. The conference focused on addressing the investment opportunities spanning across emerging sectors such as technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and renewable energy, in a bid to expand the number of businesses in Sharjah.  It was held on the sidelines of the Indian-UAE Partnership Summit that was held in October 30-31, 2018 in Dubai.

4. India’s first nuclear-powered submarine completed its first deterrence patrol recently. The name of the Submarine is;

         1) INS Kalvari
         2) INS Arighat
         3) INS Arihant
         4) INS Sindhuvijay
         5) None of these

Answer – ) INS Arihant

Explanation: The submarine completes India’s nuclear triad — which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. INS Arihant can fire nuclear weapons from underwater. INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016. Another nuclear submarine — the Argihat — will be commissioned in the next few years.

5. The All-India ‘Unreserved Mobile Ticketing’ facility (UTS on Mobile) has been developed by Indian Railway- CRIS.  Where is the headquarters of CRIS ?

         1) New Delhi
         2) Pune
         3) Chennai
         4) Kolkata
         5) None of these

Answer – ) New Delhi

Explanation: On November 1, the Ministry of Railways has officially rolled out All-India Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility (UTS on Mobile) with a view to promote three C’s- Cashless transactions (Digital payment), Contact less ticketing (no need to physically visit the point of sale) and Customer convenience and experience. CRIS was established in 1986 by the Ministry of Railways and its of headquarters CRIS is located in New Delhi. Now, the facility of booking unreserved tickets, including season tickets and also platform tickets is available through the ‘UTSONMOBILE’ app available for Android, IOS and Windows phones. The ‘UTS on Mobile’ application ‘in house’ has been developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).

6. India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge “Signature Bridge” was inagurated in which city ?

         1) Delhi
         2) Pune
         3) Mumbai
         4) Hydrabad
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Delhi

Explanation: India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge “Signature Bridge” has recently inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal across the Yamuna River.  It shortens the travel time between north and northeast Delhi. The bridge connects Outer Ring Road on the western flank of the Yamuna river with the Wazirabad Road on the east. The 675-metre long bridge, originally conceptualised in 2004, has finally available for public use from November 5. The pylon of the Signature bridge is tallest structure in Delhi and is double the height of Qutb Minar, which act as selfie points for people.

7. On November 5, 2018, What was the theme of 3rd Ayurveda Day observed by Ministry of AYUSH?

         1) Ayurveda for a Healthy Life
         2) Ayurveda and Health
         3) Ayurveda for Better Life
         4) Ayurveda for Public health
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Ayurveda for Public health

Explanation: On November 5, 2018, Ministry of AYUSH observed the 3rd Ayurveda Day. The theme of 2018 Ayurveda Day was: “Ayurveda for Public health”. It is annually celebrated on the eve of on Dhanawantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).

8. Which state records highest school dropouts in India ?

         1) Odisha
         2) Tripura
         3) Nagaland
         4) Uttar Pradesh
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Nagaland

Explanation: As per survey conducted by the World Bank, the student dropout rate in Nagaland’s upper primary (VI-VIII) and the secondary (IX-X) class stood at 17.7 per cent and 35.1 per cent respectively. This data was presented by Community Avenue Network (CAN) Youth of Nagaland Chief Functionary Jenpu Rongmei during the launching programme of “My Scholarship Foundation” at Tourist Lodge in Dimapur. The student dropout rate in Nagaland’s primary schools, in Grades I-V, stood at 19.4%, four times above the national average of 4.3%, making it the state with highest school dropout rate in the country.

9. Name the Indian who won the SaarLorLux Open 2018 badminton tournament, held in Saarbrücken, Germany, from 30th October to 4th November 2018 ?

         1) Rahul Agrawal
         2) Manish Sinha
         3) Subhankar Dey
         4) Sathya Kumar
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Subhankar Dey

Explanation: From 30th October to 4th November 2018, SaarLorLux Open 2018 badminton tournament, was held in Saarbrücken, Germany. 2018 SaarLorLux Open was the 10th Super 100 tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. The tournament was organized by German Badminton Association and was sanctioned by the BWF (Badminton World Federation). Total prize money for the tournament was $75,000.

Men’s SinglesSubhankar Dey (India)
Women’s SinglesCai Yanyan (China)
Men’s DoublesMarcus Ellis, Chris Langridge (England)
Women’s DoublesGabriela Stoeva, Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria)
Mixed DoublesMarcus Ellis, Lauren Smith (England)

10. On 30th October 2018, Name the person who was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in New Delhi ?

         1) Dr. H Vinod Bhat
         2) Reena Ted
         3) Dr. Ramdas M Pai
         4) Arpit Sharma
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Dr. Ramdas M Pai

Explanation: On 30th October 2018, Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor and President of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in New Delhi. He has been awarded for his contributions in the fields of education and healthcare. Dr. Ramdas M Pai is also Chairman Emeritus, Manipal Education and Medical Group. The award was received by Dr. H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, from Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) as Dr. Ramdas M Pai was unable to attend the function.

11. ICICI Bank announced partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’ on which platform ?

         1) PayPal
         2) Visa
         3) Master Card
         4) American Express
         5) None of these

Answer – ) Visa

Explanation: On October 30, 2018, ICICI Bank announced partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’. This co-branded card is available on Visa platform. This will make online shopping more affordable and provide the best value to Amazon Pay customers.This move is expected to help significantly expand the credit card customer base for the bank. This move is expected to help significantly expand the credit card customer base for the bank.