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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 October to 22 October 2017

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 October to 22 October 2017


1. India has signed a MoC with which country on Technical Intern Training Programme?
a) China
b) Germany
c) Japan
d) Nepal
2. Which state government has reduced interest on loan under Saksham Yojna?
a) Jharkhand 
b) Bihar 
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Chhattisgarh
3. Pak, Afghanistan, Nepal are among the 15 nations that have been elected to this UN body.
a) UNSC
b) UNESCO
c) UNHRC
d) UNDP
4. The WCD Ministry has launched an online campaign to end gender bias in women against women. What is main hashtag for the campaign?
a) #IamThatWoman
b) #YesWeCan
c) #MeToo
d) #NoEsNo
5. Which state is going to host its first-ever Global Investors Summit?
a) Gujarat
b) Maharashtra
c) Karnataka
d) Assam
6. Which Indian-American personality won the 2017 American Bazaar Philanthropy award?
a) Ajay Raju
b) Mohd Ailam
c) Richard Verma
d) Sajid Khan
7. AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 began in which city?
a) Lucknow
b) Panaji
c) Chennai
d) New Delhi
8. The NIIF of India signed a pact worth USD 1 billion with which organisation?
a) Dubai Investment and Infrastructure Fund
b) UAE Inter-cooperative Fund
c) Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 
d) None of the above
9. India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda was inaugurated in which city?
a) Patna
b) Surat
c) Jaipur
d) New Delhi
10. The first-ever International tri services joint exercise INDRA – 2017 will be conducted between India and which country?
a) Russia
b) Japan
c) United States
d) China
11. Indian Railways has introduced a special tri-weekly Rajdhani Express on which route?
a) Delhi – Kochi
b) Delhi – Mumbai 
c) Mumbai – Bangalore
d) Delhi – Pune
12. Which Carnatic vocalist has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16?
a) Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma
b) Nithyashree Mahadevan
c) T M Krishna
d) Shankar Mahadevan
13. The World Food day was observed on 16 October with what theme?
a) Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development
b) Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty
c) Climate Change: Climate is changing
d) Feeding the world, caring for the earth
14. Pakistan signed a MoU with which nation on border security management?
a) Afghanistan 
b) India
c) China
d) Iran
15. Team Mohun Bagan won the 37th All India Governor's Gold Cup football tournament for the 10th time. The tournament is held annually in which state?
a) Assam
b) Sikkim 
c) Tripura
d) Jharkhand
Answers with Explanation
1. (c) Japan
India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP). Under the programme, India will send 3-lakh youth to Japan as technical interns for on-the-job training for a period of 3-5 years. The MoC is expected to boost bilateral cooperation between India and Japan in the field of skill development.
2. (d) Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups- under Saksham Yojna from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent. The rate of interest on loans given to them has been cut from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent to benefit more women and women’s SHGs under Saksham Yojna in the state.
3. (c) UNHRC
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with 12 other countries. The other nations elected to the human rights wing of the United Nations include Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. This Human Rights Council election by the UN General Assembly was the first one conducted with new ballot papers.

4. (a) #IamThatWoman
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an online campaign on ‘women for women’: #IamThatWoman in an attempt to end gender bias in women against women. The WCD Ministry aims to highlight through the campaign, the various aspects of women standing by and for other women.
5. (d) Assam
The first Global Investors Summit will be held in Assam in February 2018. The state government plans to utilise the event to showcase Assam's business potential with attractive policies in order to attract investment.
6. (a) Ajay Raju
Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju was honoured with the 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US. Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.
7. (b) Panaji
The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa. The two-day exhibition event is being jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the Ministry of AYUSH.
8. (c) Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India signed an investment agreement worth USD 1 billion with a wholly owned unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). As part of the partnership agreement, ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in NIIF’s investment management company.
9.  (d) New Delhi
India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on the occasion of 2nd National Ayurveda Day (NAD) on 17 October 2017. It has been set up along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
10. (a) Russia
The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” will be conducted between Indian and Russian Armed Forces in the Eastern Military District of Russia from 19 to 29 Oct 2017. INDRA-2017 will strengthen mutual confidence, inter-operability and enable sharing of best practices between both the armed forces.
11. (b) Delhi – Mumbai
Ministry of Railways is introducing a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai from 16 October 2017. The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between the two metro cities.
12. (c) T M Krishna
Carnatic music vocalist, T M Krishna would be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 on 31 October 2017, on Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary. He would be conferred the award by Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress Party. He is being awarded for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country.
13. (a) Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development
World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.
14. (d) Iran
Pakistan and Iran on 15 October 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve border security management, agreeing to not let their territories be used for terrorism against each other. The joint proposals pertaining to border situation, security matters, immigration and border trade between the two countries were discussed.
15. (b) Sikkim
Mohun Bagan won the 37th All India Governor's Gold Cup football tournament for the 10th time by defeating Partha Chakra by a narrow 1-0 margin on 15 October 2017. In the final match played at Paljor Stadium, at Gangtok, Mohun Bagan's striker GA Kramah scored the lone goal in the 7th minute. The Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup is the only tournament to have been held uninterruptedly for the last 31 years.
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