Current Affairs October 2017 - Part 2
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Select the place where the Railway Safety’s high-level meeting took place.
Railway Safety’s high-level meeting took place in Mumbai.
It was held on 30th September at the headquarters of Western Railways (WR) at Churchgate. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal presided over the meeting which sought to improve safety measures in railways.
Which bank in India has mandated a cancellation of charges levied on closing savings account?
State Bank of India has mandated a cancellation of charges levied on closing savings account.
The mandate was effective from 1st of October 2017. Only those customers who close the account after completion of 14 days and before the completion of 1 year would be paying a fine of Rs 500 along with GST.
Select the group Karnataka government’s “Mathru Purna” scheme is targeting.
Karnataka government’s “Mathru Purna” scheme targets pregnant women.
This scheme was launched by Siddaramaiah, the incumbent chief minister of Karnataka. It aims to tend to the nutritional wellness of pregnant women in rural areas.
Name the delegate under whose tutelage the government has commissioned a High Level Committee to manage water resources in North Eastern Region.
Rajiv Kumar is the delegate under whose tutelage the government has commissioned a High Level Committee to manage water resources in North Eastern Region.
The commission took place on 4th October 2017.
According to a report by Symantec, which country in the Asia Pacific region occupies the top position in online harassment?
According to a report by Symantec, India occupies the top position in online harassment in the Asia Pacific region.
The report was published on 4th October 2017. Based on the survey done with 1,035 adults as subjects, it was concluded that 8 in every 10 individuals face online harassment.
IBBI is a board that recently made amends to the rules concerning information utilities. What is the expansion of IBBI?
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board is the expansion of IBBI.
IBBI released a statement on 5th October 5 2017 stating that it had made amends to the rules concerning information utilities. It governs activities like lending and borrowing carried out by financial set-ups.
Which Indian delegate has been conferred with “Cross of the Order of Merit”, Germany’s highest civilian honor?
Rajesh Nath has been conferred with “Cross of the Order of Merit”, Germany’s highest civilian honor.
The awardee is the Managing Director of VDMA India, a German Engineering Federation. The honor “Cross of Order of Merit” is also known as “Federal Cross of Merit”; it honors people who have achieved in socio-economic, political and intellectual fields.
Select the city where the IAF is headquartered.
IAF is headquartered in New Delhi.
Indian Air Force (IAF) represents the air wing of the Indian armed forces. The body is ranked 4th among the Air Forces in the world. It was constituted to participate in aerial warfare.
Name the country where the first iteration of the conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations” was held?
The first iteration of the conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations” was held in Guatemala in 2013.
The second and third conferences took place in Turkey (2014) and China (2015) respectively. In India, the conference was rolled out between 8th and 15th October in 2017 in Delhi. It was jointly organized by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and National Geographic Society.
Who is the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Monaco?
Vinay Mohan Kwatra is the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Monac?
The delegate was a former IFS Officer of the batch 1988. Currently, he serves as the Ambassador of India to France. He will carry out activities for both the commissioned countries simultaneously.
Which one of the following won the Nobel prize in Economics in 2017 ?
Richard H. Thaler won the Nobel prize in Economics in 2017.
He won the prize for his path-breaking work in behavioral economics. This 72-year old professor works at University of Chicago. He is attributed to founding behavioral economics.
In which Indian city did Mastercard initiate its foremost innovation lab?
Mastercard launched its foremost innovation lab in Pune, Maharashtra.
This lab is the Mastercard’s 9th in the world. With the establishment of this centre, Mastercard aims to research on innovative and state-of-the-art payment technology to suit India’s evolving needs.
Select the city which plays host to ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’.
Kolkatta plays host to ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’.
The Puppet festival is being held from 26th to 31st October. Atri Bhattacharya, the principal secretary of Tourism and Home Affairs inaugurated the 6-day festival.
In which city is NASA headquartered?
NASA is headquartered in Washington, USA.
NASA is an independent agency that functions as a fulcrum in world-wide space research and programs. Its current administrator is Robert Lightfoot.
Select the first state government to make adjournments and legislators’ proposals online ?
Rajasthan is the first state government to make adjournments and legislators’ proposals online.
The modern online infrastructure was launched by Kailash Meghwal, the Assembly Speaker of Rajasthan. Using this online system, the government aims to reduce time consumption and paper usage, and bring urgent issues to immediate notice.
Select the Indian state that has initiated foot patrolling in all of its districts?
Punjab has initiated foot patrolling in all of its districts.
By foot patrolling, the police cohort will supervise deployed areas on foot to keep the deleterious social elements under check.
The world’s ongoing mud eruption is ‘Lusi’. In which island is it situated?
‘Lusi’ is situated in Indonesia.
It is precisely situated Java, an Indonesian island. The eruption is said to have begun in 2006, according to scientists.
What is the main aspect Section 247 of the Companies Act 2013 speaks of?
The main aspect Section 247 of the Companies Act 2013 speaks of is Valuation by Registered Valuers.
The act became effective from 18th October 2017. Under this act, companies, individuals and partnership entities are legal to function as valuers post registering with an institution assigned by the government.
Where is Dasna Jail situated?
Dasna Jail is situated in Uttar Pradesh.
Reportedly, the UP government is set to rename the dental clinic within the jail after the late Aarushi Talwar who was mysteriously murdered at the age of 14 in 2008.
Robert Mugabe’s goodwill ambassador title was called off by WHO. Why?
Robert Mugabe’s goodwill ambassador title was called off by WHO because of his exercise of corruption of abuse of power.
Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe since 1987. WHO reversed its decision to appoint him as an ambassador on grounds of corruption and abuse of power which was noted in his personalized visits abroad for his own medical treatment when the health system has imploded in Zimbabwe.
Of the options given below, which one is not a utility bill?
Cable bill is not a utility bill.
Utility bill is an amount one pays for the usage of electricity, water, oil and gas every month. Basically, it represents your usage of energy resources.
A state government released Rs 3600 crores as the third part of the third installment in accordance with the Waiver Scheme meant for farmers. Which of the following was it?
The state government of Andhra Pradesh released Rs 3,600 crores as the third part of the third installment in accordance with the Waiver Scheme meant for farmers.
The amount will be disbursed to the farmers along with 10% interests. This scheme is one among many schemes the government of Andhra Pradesh has initiated for the benefit of farmers.
Select the global communication software and service provider that purchased “BroadSoft”, a company that sells software solutions to businesses to manage communications?
CISCO is the networking company that just purchased “BroadSoft”, a US software company.
The purchase was made at $1.9 billion. The deal will be complete in the first quarter of next year (2018). By this move, CISCO aims to boost its collaboration tools as well as expand its products surrounding switching and routing.
Select the new Chief Sectary of Uttarkhand.
The new Chief Sectary of Uttarkhand is Utpal Kumar Singh.
He succeeds S Ramaswamy as the Chief Secretary of Uttarkhand. Having been a former IAS officer, he was previously appointed as an additional secretary in the agricultural ministry.
In which city was the third Global Investors’ India Forum held?
The third Global Investors’ India Forum was held in New Delhi.
The forum was organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). The theme of the third iteration was ‘Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India’. It saw in its assemblage many industrial giants.