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Current Affairs Quiz 18th October 2023

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 18th October 2023

 

Question 1:

How much is India planning to invest in infrastructure by 2030?

A) ₹67 lakh crore

B) ₹143 lakh crore

C) ₹36.6 lakh crore

D) ₹1.5 lakh crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: India has plans to invest approximately ₹143 lakh crore in infrastructure during the fiscal years 2024 to 2030.

 

Question 2:

How much is allocated to green projects from the infrastructure budget?

A) ₹1.5 lakh crore

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B) ₹67 lakh crore

C) ₹36.6 lakh crore

D) ₹143 lakh crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: An allocation of ₹36.6 lakh crore from the investment is specifically set aside for green projects.

 

Question 3:

Who launched IndiaSkills 2023-24 in New Delhi?

A) Narendra Modi

B) Yogi Adityanath

C) Dharmendra Pradhan

D) Indra Mani Pandey

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan introduced the IndiaSkills 2023-24 program in New Delhi.

 

Question 4:

What’s the name of the passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka?

A) ‘Cheriyapani’

B) ‘Kankesanthurai’

C) ‘Nagapattinam’

D) ‘IRON BEAM’

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The ferry service operating between India and Sri Lanka is named ‘Cheriyapani’.

 

Question 5:

How far can Israel’s ‘IRON BEAM’ missile defense system reach?

A) 3 km

B) 5 km

C) 7 km

D) 10 km

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The missile defense system ‘Iron Beam’ from Israel can reach up to a distance of 7 km.

 

Question 6:

What will Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries receive as a Diwali gift?

A) A free house

B) A free electricity connection

C) A free cooking gas cylinder

D) A free water connection

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Beneficiaries under the Ujjwala scheme are to receive a free cooking gas cylinder as a Diwali gift.

 

Question 7:

What’s the primary aim of World Trauma Day?

A) To celebrate trauma survivors

B) To fundraise for trauma care

C) To educate about trauma causes and consequences

D) To honor trauma care professionals

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The main purpose of World Trauma Day is to spread awareness about the causes, consequences, and prevention of trauma.

 

Question 8:

On which date was Kati Bihu 2023 celebrated?

A) 17th October

B) 18th October

C) 19th October

D) 20th October

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Kati Bihu was celebrated on the 18th of October in 2023.

 

Question 9:

What significant achievement did the Bhopal Mahila Thana recently secure?

A) A national award

B) ISO certification

C) Police Excellence Award

D) UN recognition

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The Bhopal Mahila Thana recently earned an ISO certification.

 

Question 10:

Which report revealed Kempegowda International Airport as the “world’s most punctual airport”?

A) Aviation Excellence Report

B) Airport Performance Insights

C) Cirium Analytics Report

D) Global Aviation Standards

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Kempegowda International Airport was recognized as the “world’s most punctual airport” by the report from the aviation analytics company, Cirium.

 

Question 11:

Who has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN in Geneva?

A) Indra Mani Pandey

B) Arindam Bagchi

C) Dharmendra Pradhan

D) Narendra Modi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Arindam Bagchi is the next designated Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva.

 

Question 12:

Where will the fourth

Asian Para Games be held?

A) Tokyo, Japan

B) New Delhi, India

C) Hangzhou, China

D) Jakarta, Indonesia

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The fourth edition of the Asian Para Games will take place in Hangzhou, China.

 

Question 13:

Who approved the merger between IDFC and IDFC First Bank?

A) Reserve Bank of India

B) Ministry of Finance

C) Competition Commission of India

D) Securities and Exchange Board of India

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The merger of IDFC with IDFC First Bank has received approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

 

Question 14:

Which day is observed annually on 17th October?

A) Kati Bihu Day

B) World Peace Day

C) World Trauma Day

D) Global Unity Day

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: 17th October is recognized annually as World Trauma Day.

 

Question 15:

Under which vision were India’s maritime initiatives introduced?

A) New India 2030

B) Vision 2050

C) Amrit Kaal Vision 2047

D) Blue Economy 2025

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The significant maritime initiatives of India are introduced under the ‘Amrit Kaal Vision 2047’.
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