23rd October, 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 23rd October, 2018
1. Who was conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration on 22 October 2018?
[A] Bindeshwar Pathak
[B] Gopalkrishna Gandhi
[C] Prannoy Roy
[D] Fali S. Nariman
[E] Dr. E. Sreedharan
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2. Who among the following has clinched MotoGP world champion title for the fifth time with a victory in the Japanese MotoGP on 21 October 2018?
[A] Marc Marquez
[B] Mick Doohan
[C] Giacomo Agostini
[D] Valentino Rossi
[E] Cal Crutchlow
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3. MHRD has informed the Madras High Court that an Expert Group has been formed to formulate a draft policy on reducing the weight of school bags. Who is the convenor of this Expert Group? 
[A] Jayati Ghosh
[B] Bhargavi Rao
[C] Ranjana Arora
[D] Manju Jaidka
[E] Mamoni Raisom Goswami
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4.

'Druzhba-III' is the annual joint military drill conducted by ________ and Russia.


[A] India
[B] Kazakhstan
[C] Pakistan
[D] Afghanistan
[E] Tajikistan
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5. A new four-lane bridge will be built by 2026-27 over the Brahmaputra river. The length of the bridge will be ________ km.
[A] 17.9
[B] 18.5
[C] 19.3
[D] 20.7
[E] 21.9
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6.

Read the following statements carefully:



1. The Supreme Court has agreed to impose a nationwide blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers.



2. It said 'green firecrackers' will be allowed to be sold.



3. It also imposed timing restrictions on burning firecrackers on Diwali.



Which of the above statements is/are true?


[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All of the above
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7. According to the U.S. Department of Labour, ________ is the only Indian company among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for the H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018. 
[A] Infosys
[B] Tata Consultancy Services
[C] HCL Technologies
[D] Tech Mahindra
[E] Capgemini
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8. According to the statistics released by Central Board of Direct Taxes relating to direct taxation, the direct tax-GDP ratio for 2017-18 is ________% .
[A] 5.26
[B] 5.43
[C] 5.68
[D] 5.86
[E] 5.98
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9. Which of the following countries announced on 21 October 2018 that it is pulling out of the 'Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty' with Russia?
[A] India
[B] UK
[C] USA
[D] Germany
[E] Poland
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10. According to Lloyd’s Underinsurance Report 2018, which is the second-most underinsured country in the world with an insurance gap of $27 billion?
[A] India
[B] China
[C] Indonesia
[D] Thailand
[E] Singapore
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