18th August, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 18th August, 2018
1. A tigress named 'Sundari' has been brought from Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and released in ________.
[A] Pench National Park
[B] Dampa Tiger Reserve
[C] Kanha Tiger Reserve
[D] Satkosia Tiger Reserve
[E] Satpura National Park

Read the following statements carefully:

1.India's third freight corridor is likely to come up between Kharagpur and Vijaywada sections.

2.The project, which is also called the East Coast Corridor, will be 4,114 km in length and is part of the Golden Quadrilateral project of Indian Railways.

3.The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd has sent a proposal to Indian Railways to undertake the 3rd freight corridor project.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 2 and 3
[D] Only 1 and 3
[E] All of the above
3. Who has been awarded the prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control?
[A] S K Arora
[B] Kiruba S. Varadharajan
[C] Mohan Raju
[D] S.R. Ananthkumar
[E] Prem K. Mony
4. Which mobile payment platform has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation to facilitate digital payment on the IRCTC Rail Connect Android app?
[A] PhonePe
[B] RazorPay
[C] Paytm
[D] MobiKwik
[E] JioMoney
5. Who has been appointed as the head of the Iran Action Group?
[A] John Kerry
[B] Ashton Carter
[C] Michael Richard Pence
[D] Brian Hook
[E] James Richard Perry
6. Who has been elected as the President of Mali in 2018?
[A] Amadou Toumani Touré
[B] Alpha Oumar Konaré
[C] Cheick Modibo Diarra
[D] Dioncounda Traoré
[E] Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
7. Bank credit to MSMEs increased on average by ________% year on year during the June quarter of fiscal year 2018-19.
[A] 7
[B] 7.5
[C] 8
[D] 8.5
[E] 9

Read the following statements carefully:

1.The Government of India banned the import of petcoke for use as fuel but allowed import of the product by some industries, which will use it as feedstock.

2.It is allowed only for cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries which uses pet coke as feedstock.

3.India imports about half of its annual petcoke consumption mainly from Germany.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 2
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 2 and 3
[D] Only 1 and 3
[E] All are correct
9. The United States imposed sanctions on four ________ military and police commanders and two army units.
[B] Myanmar
[C] Iran
[D] Bangladesh
[E] China
10. The Chief Financial Officer, M D Ranganath has recently resigned. He was a CFO of which of the following company?
[A] Infosys
[B] Tata Consultancy Services
[C] Tech Mahindra
[D] Wipro
[E] HCL Technologies
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