Weekly Current Affairs QNA 2018 1 October To 8 October | UPSC, Railway, Bank,SSC,CLAT, State Exams



Q.1 Kavita Mahajan has passed away recently. She was the_______.
Ans- Economist

Q.2 Finance Ministry has approved the constitution of a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the issue regarding Modalities for Revenue Mobilisation in case of Natural Calamities and Disasters. It will be headed by ________.
Ans- Sushil Kumar Modi

Q.3 In which city, a joint border conference between India and Bangladesh was held?
Ans-Aizawl

Q.4 Who launched Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) in New Delhi?
Ans- Ravi Shankar Prasad

Q.5 Rajendra Shah has passed away recently. He was related to which sports?
Ans- Cricket

Q.6 Vikram Misri has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to_______.
Ans- China

Q.7 Manoharsinh Jadeja has passed away recently. He was the Former Finance Minister of ________.
Ans-Gujarat

Q.8 Who inaugurated the 'Parakram Parva' at Konark Stadium in Jodhpur?
Ans- Narendra Modi

Q.9 Who has been elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI)?
Ans-N. Ravi

Q.10 Who has appointed Director-General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF)?
Ans-Arun Kumar

Q.11 Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has approved the constitution of a high-level advisory group (HLAG) to look into the opportunities and ways to address the ongoing challenges in the global trade scenario. Who will head this committee?
Ans-Surjit Bhalla

Q.12 Which district will become the 52nd district of Madhya Pradesh from October 1?
Ans-  Niwadi

Q.13 Deepika Kumari has won the Bronze Medal in the Archery World Cup in Samsun, Turkey. She is from which state?
Ans- Jharkhand

Q.14 Who has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018?
Ans-Lilima Minz

Q.15 A High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility–2018 (HLC2018) has been constituted to review the existing framework and guide and formulate the roadmap. Who is chairman of this committee?
Ans- Injeti Srinivas

Q.16 Which State Government has signed an MoU with Portugal in the field of water supply, waste water management and sanitation?
Ans- Goa

Q.15 ______ edition of the joint Indo-US military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' held at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.
Ans-14th

Q.16 Which State Government has announced the setting up of a Ministry for cows?
Ans-Madhya Pradesh

Q.17 Vikram Malhotra has won the Aspin Cup 2018. He is related to which sports?
Ans-Squash

Q.18 Who has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal?
Ans- S S Deswal

Q.19 How many members are in Monetary Policy Committee?
Ans- 6

Q.20 Bala bhaskar has passed away recently. He was the_____.
Ans-Violinist

Q.21 Which country has appointed a female officer “Susane Giti” as a major general for the first time?
Ans-Bangladesh

Q.22 Which Bank has cut daily ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs 20,000 effective from Oct 31?
Ans-SBI

Q.23 Who has been appointed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department?
Ans-Gita Gopinath

Q.24 Who has been selected for 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine?
Ans- James P. Allison/Tasuku Honjo

Q.25 Who has been selected for "2018 Nobel Prize in Physics”?
Ans-Arthur Ashkin/ Gerard Mourou/Donna Strickland

Q.26 Manu Bhaker has been named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the third Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is related to which sports?
Ans- Shooting

Q.27 Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act. Where is the Headquarters of BCCI?
Ans-Mumbai (maharstra)

Q.28 Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India signed a Loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity and efficiency of the International Trade Corridor in West Bengal and North-Eastern Region of India?
Ans-150 Million Doller

Q.29 Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the ____ Chief Justice of India
Ans- 46th

Q.30 Which Bank has launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign, “Udyam Abhilasha” in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in 28 States?
Ans-SIDBI

Q.31 The sixth edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies, is being held at__________.
Ans- Simons Town, South Africa

Q.32 Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed $240 Million Loan for providing safe and sustainable drinking water to about 1.65 million people in three districts of the state of _______affected by arsenic, fluoride, and salinity
Ans- West Bengal

Q.33 Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in _______District instead of Bhopal.
Ans- Sehore

Q.34 Cabinet approves MOU between India and _______on cooperation in the field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?
Ans-Russia

Q.35 Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court?
Ans-Surya Kant

Q.36 Anil Basu has passed away recently. He was the ________.?
Ans- Politician

Q.37 Who has been selected for 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry?
Ans- Frances Arnold/George Smith/ Gregory Winter

Q.38 Air Force Exercise "Aviaindra" between India and Russia was conducted at_______.?
Ans- Lipetsk, Russia

Q.39 Who has launched SATAT initiative to promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an alternative, Green Transport Fuel?
Ans-Dharmendra Pradhan

Q.40 Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and CEO of ICICI Bank?
Ans- Sandeep Bakshi

Q.41 According to ‘Forbes India Rich List 2018’, who has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year?
Ans- Mukesh Ambani

Q.42 On which Bank, Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of five crore rupees for non-compliance of its certain directions?
Ans-Federal Bank

Q.43 Who has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser of India?
Ans- R. N. Ravi

Q.44 Prithvi Shaw is related to which sports?
Ans- Cricket

Q.45 Who has taken charge as the chairman and world president of International Advertising Association (IAA)?
Ans- Srinivasan K. Swamy

Q.46 A joint exercise — "Sahyog HOP TAC-2018" between Indian and ________Coast Guard conducted in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chennai.
Ans-Vietnami

Q.47 ________National Games will be held in Goa
Ans- 36th

Q.48 Who has been nominated as the vice-president of FIDE?
Ans-D.V. Sundar

Q.49 India has been ranked ________in the listing of countries that have pictorial health warning on tobacco products
Ans-‘Operation Samudra Maitri

Q.50 Who has been selected for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?
Ans-Nadia Murad/ Denis Mukwege

Q.51 Who has been appointed as the managing director and CEO of IDBI Bank?
Ans- Rakesh Sharma

Q.52 Sanjay Verma has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to_______.?
Ans- Spain

Q.53 Arindam Bagchi has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to________.?
Ans- Croatia

Q.54 Who has been appointed as the president of Indian Chemical Council (ICC)?
Ans-Vijay Sankar

Q.55 Who has been appointed as the ambassador and India's permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva?
Ans-  Pankaj Sharma

Q.56 In which city, Sultan of Johor Cup Junior Men's Hockey tournament has been started?
Ans-Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Q.57 Who has won the girls' title in IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships?
Ans- Keerthana Pandian

Q.58 _______edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) has been started at Visakhapatnam.
Ans-Third

Q.59 Who inaugurated the 4th India International Science Festival in Lucknow?
Ans-Ram Nath Kovind

Q.60 Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the _______justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ans- 114th

Q.61 India has been ranked ____ in government e-payment adoption.
Ans- 28th

Q.63 Who has been appointed as Chief Statistician of India?
Ans- Pravin Srivastava

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