16th October, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 16th October, 2018
1. In which of the following countries will the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit 2018 be held?
[A] Belgium
[B] Netherlands
[C] France
[D] Germany
[E] Switzerland

Read the following statements carefully:

1.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the guidelines for interoperability between prepaid payment instruments (PPIs).

2.This will allow users of payment wallets to transfer money from one wallet to another.Interoperability across PPIs shall be enabled through Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

3.RBI also allowed PPIs to issue cards using authorised card networks such as Mastercard, Visa.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] ​Only 1 and 3
[D] ​Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
3. Professionals keen on doing volunteer work will be provided a platform by the government through an app named ________ developed by MyGov.
[A] Work4Society
[B] Self4Society
[C] Live4Society
[D] Competition4Society
[E] Growth4Society
4. IAF has announced India’s first competition in the defence sector, the Mehar Baba Prize, in which the participants have to build a swarm of ________ drones.
[A] 20
[B] 30
[C] 40
[D] 50
[E] 60
5. When is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed?
[A] 15 October
[B] 16 October
[C] 17 October
[D] 18 October
[E] 19 October
6. India and Tanzania have signed _________ Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16 October 2018.
[A] 2
[B] 3
[C] 4
[D] 5
[E] 6
7. Who has been named for 2018 Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement?
[A] Sahir Ludhianvi
[B] Yash Chopra
[C] ​Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi
[D] Majrooh Sultanpuri
[E] O.P. Nayyar
8. What is the rank of India according to the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index for 2018?
[A] 40
[B] 45
[C] 52
[D] 58
[E] 60
9. In which country was the festival of 'Fulpati' celebrated on 17 October 2018?
[A] Nepal
[B] Bangladesh
[C] India
[D] Sri Lanka
[E] Bhutan
10. The General Assembly voted to grant ________ temporary rights to act as chair of the 'Group of 77 plus China' ​on 16 October 2018.
[A] Palestine
[B] Syria
[C] India
[D] Myanmar
[E] Japan