Current Affairs Quiz – September 15 & 16 2018

Current Affairs Quiz – September 15 & 16 2018

1. According to Report, India ranks _______ globally in family-owned businesses.
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 4th

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Answer c) 3rd. India ranks third globally in terms of number of family-owned businesses with 111 companies having a total market capitalisation of $839 billion, according to a Credit Suisse report.

2. India ranks_____ in UN Human Development Index.
a) 100th
b) 112th
c) 129th
d) 130th

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Answer d) 130th. India has climbed up one spot to rank 130 out of 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Programme.

3. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Lok Sabha ethics panel?
a) L K Advani
b) Ramnath Govind
c) Nirmala Sitharaman
d) Ajay Gokhle

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Answer a) L K Advani. Senior BJP leader L K Advani has been renominated as the chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Committee examines complaints relating to unethical conduct by members of Parliament.

4. Which among the following ministries has launched ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App?
a) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
b) Minister For Minority Affairs
c) Ministry of External Affairs
d) Maulana Azad Education

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Answer b) Minister For Minority Affairs. The “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections.

5. New Majerhat bridge to be constructed in____________.
a) Bhopal
b) West Bengal
c) Kolkata
d) Sikkim

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Answer b) West Bengal. The West Bengal government is to demolish the Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata. A portion of the bridge collapsed on September 4 and killed three people. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said an expert panel headed by Chief Secretary has suggested opinion to raze the bridge completely and to construct a new bridge in a year.

6. IBM headquarters is situated in________.
a) London
b) Brooklyn
c) New York
d) Los Angeles

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Answer c) New York. American technology firm IBM has teamed up with IIT Bombay to ‘accelerate’ AI research in India through its AI Horizons Network.

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