Current Affairs October 2017 – Part 1

2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine-Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C Hall and Michael W Young-QzzBzz

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Along the borders of which countries has India instituted new immigration check posts?

1. Nepal and Bhutan
2. Bhutan and Bangladesh
3. Bangladesh and Myanmar

Along the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar India has instituted new immigration check posts.

This establishment comes as a measure to improve the Indian bilateral relations with these countries. The central government designated Zorinpui land check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram and Kawrpuichhuah land check post in Lunglei district of Mizoram as immigration check posts for Myanmar and Bangladesh respectively. 

Name the field in which Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C Hall and Michael W Young were conferred with the Nobel Prize in 2017.

1. literature
2. physiology or medicine
3. peace

Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C Hall and Michael W Young were conferred with the Nobel Prize in 2017 for their work in physiology or medicine.

They made path-breaking discoveries on the molecular mechanisms that helm the circadian rhythms, also known as the body’s inner clock. 

Which state government in India has allotted 1.2 lakh acres of land for the purpose of industrial use and purpose?

1. Odisha
2. Punjab
3. West Bengal

The state government of Odisha has allotted 1.2 lakh acres of land for the purpose of industrial use and purpose.

This initiative has been executed in a bid to help investors set up facilities within the state. The land has been granted all clearances for immediate occupancy with no delays.  

With which country has India signed an MoU on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector?

1. Norway
2. Switzerland
3. Netherlands

India signed an MoU on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector with Switzerland.

The MoU seeks to further the bilateral cooperation in railway sector. The decision was jointly discussed and taken by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and the Swiss Ambassador. 

Where is the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held?

1. Chennai
2. Hyderabad
3. Kolkatta

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 is to be held in Hyderabad.

Officials from Government of India and the United States have scheduled to hold the summit from 28th – 30th November 2017.

 

In which district of Gujarat was the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

1. Ahmedabad
2. Gandhinagar
3. Baroda

In Gandhinagar, the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The objective of this scheme is to impart and improve digital literacy among citizens belonging to rural areas.

Where did the International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV take place?

1. Delhi & Gujarat
2. Kolkatta & Gujarat
3. Mumbai & Gujarat

The International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV took place in Delhi & Gujarat.

 National Geographic Society and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) jointly organized this conference from 8th – 15th October, 2017.

What was the date on which the Indian Air-force day was celebrated?

1. Oct 3
2. Oct 5
3. Oct 8

The Indian Air-force day was celebrated on Oct 8th.

October 8 2017 marked the 85th anniversary of The Indian Air Force (IAF). 

India Water Week was celebrated between 10th and 14th October, 2017. What was its theme ?

1. Saving, preserving and maintaing water resources
2. Water and Energy for inclusive growth
3. Water sustainability

The theme of India Water Week was Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth.

Every year, India Water Week gives a common ground for global dignitaries, researchers, politicians and entrepreneurs involved in conservation and regulation of water resources to toss around ideas that would enable mutual benefit. 

Who has been chosen as the recipient of 2017’s Vayalar award ?

1. Arun Kolatkar
2. T D Radhakrishnan
3. Anupama Chandrasekhar

T D Radhakrishnan, a novelist, has been chosen as the recipient of 2017’s Vayalar award.

The award is to commemorate Vayalar Ramavarma, a popular Malayalam poet and lyricist.

Who is the newly appointed chairman of FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) ?

1. R K Lakshmanan
2. Bhupendra Kainthola
3. Actor Anupam Kher

Actor Anupam Kher is the newly appointed chairman of FTII (Film and Television Institute of India)

Having registered his presence in both cinema and theater, Anupam Kher succeeds Gajendra Chauhan, the former Chairman of FTII. 

In Indian primary market, which organization is the largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) ?

1. Coal India
2. Reliance Power
3. General Insurance Corporation

In Indian primary market, Coal India is the largest IPO (Initial Public Offering)

With Rs. 15,200 in 2010, Coal India is the largest IPO in India followed by Reliance Power and GIC.

International Day for Disaster Reduction was celebrated on 13th October, 2017. What was the topical slogan this year?

1. ‘Home Safe Home: Clean and neat Environment’
2. ‘Home secure : Implement technology, Reducing Risk’
3. ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’

The slogan was ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’

This year, the campaign seeks to spread awareness on the practices, actions and policies taken to prevent people from being exposed to disaster risk.

Who is the newly appointed chief of UNESCO?

1. Tair Mansurov
2. Irina Bokova
3. Audrey Azoulay

Audrey Azoulay is the newly appointed chief of UNESCO.

She was a former Minister of Culture in France. Her appointment was decided by the UNESCO’s executive board.

Whom did Roger Federer beat to win the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament?

1. Rafael Nadal
2. Pete Sampras
3. Juan Martin

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament

This win marks Roger Federer’s historic 94th title in his Open Era career. However, it is the American tennis player Jimmy Connors who occupied the top spot with 109 career titles.

Select the first Indian woman wrestler to be signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)?

1. Geeta Phogat
2. Kavita Devi
3. Sakshi Malik

Kavita Devi is the first Indian woman wrestler to be signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

She was previously a competitive powerlifter. She’ll be training at the WWE Performance Center in Florida in January 2018. The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) coached her to become a professional wrestler. 

Who is the renowned Konkani folk artist who was conferred with ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ award in 2017?

1. Shubha Mudgal
2. Papon
3. Gopal Gowda

Gopal Gowda is the renowned Konkani folk artist who was conferred with ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ award in 2017.

Gopal Gowda was the unanimous choice of the Mandd Sobhann Committee. The award honors his contributions to the promotion, preservation and popularization of Kudmi Konkani folk art.

Which state clocks the highest number (39%) of cancer cases in India?

1. Haryana
2. Delhi
3. Karnataka

Haryana clocks the highest number (39%) of cancer cases in India.

The results were published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Delhi and Uttar Pradesh follow the state with 27.3 and 12.7% of cancer cases. 

Where was AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 held?

1. Chennai, TamilNadu
2. Panaji, Goa
3. Agartala, Tripura

AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was held in Panaji, Goa.

The two-day exhibition event aims to promote congenial hobbies like stamp collection among people. It is organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, Goa Postal Region and Indian postal department. 

Who is the new Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia?

1. Gautam Babu
2. Manika Jain
3. Rajeev Vishvas

Manika Jain is the new Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

She was a former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer. Currently, she presides as the Consul General of India, Melbourne. 

Select the country which has legalized medical plant marijuana?

1. Bolivia
2. Peru
3. Ecuador

Peru has passed a legislation to legalize medical plant marijuana.

This bill was put forth by Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as a reaction to the police personnel arraigning a group of mothers on manufacturing cannabis oil in order to cure their children from epilepsy. 

Which city in Telengana will play host to the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival ?

1. Khammam
2. Hyderabad
3. Adilabad

Hyderabad will be hosting the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival.

The fest will take from 8 to 14 November 2017. The Telangana government collaborates with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to organize the event.

In which province of China is the 2ndWorld Congress on Marxism set to take place?

1. Bowang
2. Beijing
3. Shangai

The 2ndWorld Congress on Marxism will be held in Beijing.

The congress will take in place Peking University, Beijing between 5th and 6th May 2018. The theme of the congress is “Marxism and the current world and China”. 

Who is the full-time Chairman of Kolkata Port Trust?

1. Vinit Kumar
2. Vinay Mohan Kwatra
3. S K Sadangi

Vinit Kumar is the full-time Chairman of Kolkata Port Trust.

Prior to this appointment, he worked as the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer. He succeeds M T Krishna Babu.

World Bank reported that India’s growth forecast has dropped from 8.6% to _____% in 2017

1. 7
2. 7.5
3. 6

World Bank reported that India’s growth forecast has dropped from 8.6% to 7% in 2017.

Apparently, the major drop is caused due to demonetization and the implementation of GST (Goods & Services Tax).

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