16th October 2018 Current Affairs Quiz
1.GPF interest rate hiked to 8% for which month quarter?
2.Which city name rename as Prayagraj approved by Uttar Pradesh Cabinet?
3.Who wins India’s 1st Athletics Medal in the Youth Olympic Games 2018?
4.In which place the foundation stone for the museum on Prime Ministers of India was laid down?
5.Nimesh Shah elected as _________ chairman.
b)Punjab National Bank
c)Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund
d)Association of Mutual Funds in India
6.Who is the new Chairperson of NCPCR?
a)Kusal Singh Kacker
7.Who was awarded as India 8th Social Entrepreneur of the year 2018?
c)H M Pernal
8.Who was Paul Allen who recently passes away?
a)Co-founder of Apple
b)Co-founder of Microsoft
c)Founder of WHO
d)Founder of PayTm
9.What is the name of Al chatbot launched by IRCTC for its website?
10.Which day was observed as World Food Day?
1. GPF interest rate hiked to 8% for which month quarter?
The government has increased the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 percentage points to 8% for the October-December quarter. The rate is in line with that for Public Provident Fund (PPF). The interest rate on GPF was 7.6% for the July-September quarter of 2018-19
2. Which city name rename as Prayagraj approved by Uttar Pradesh Cabinet?
The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Tuesday adopted a proposal to rename the historic city of Allahabad as Prayagraj. Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh informed the media regarding the decision. The new name derives from a place in the city called Prayag, where three rivers flowing across the state meet
3. Who wins India’s 1st Athletics Medal in the Youth Olympic Games 2018?
Suraj Panwar won India’s first medal in athletics at the third Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 17-year-old's silver was India's third overall medal in athletics in the history of the Youth Olympic Games. His times of 20.35.87 and 20.23.30 in the two stages of the 5,000m race walk earned him the silver medal behind Ecuador’s Oscar Patin.
4. In which place the foundation stone for the museum on Prime Ministers of India was laid down?
The foundation stone for the Museum on Prime Ministers of India was laid down at the Teen Murti Estate in New Delhi today by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The museum will depict modern India through collections relating to the Prime Ministers, their lives, works and significant contributions made towards nation building.
5. Nimesh Shah elected as _________ chairman.
Nimesh Shah , MD & CEO of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company, was elected the chairperson of the fund industry trade body, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). Shah has replaced A Balasubramanian, CEO of Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. Kailash Kulkarni, CEO, L&T Mutual Fund continues to be the Vice Chairperson.
6. Who is the new Chairperson of NCPCR?
Priyank Kanoongo appointed to the post of Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India for a period of 03 years. Kanoongo has been member of the commission from November 2015.
7. Who was awarded as India 8th Social Entrepreneur of the year 2018?
Prema Gopalan, founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), was awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018. Prema Gopalan was honoured for her work in empowering women in rural areas to be entrepreneurs, participate in local governance and serve as resilient leaders, particularly on climate change.
8. Who was Paul Allen who recently passes away?
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates died after battling cancer.
9. What is the name of Al chatbot launched by IRCTC for its website?
IRCTC has launched a new AI-based assistant, 'Ask Disha' for its website. This new assistant will be prompt in answering generic queries about most frequently asked questions on the ticket booking platform. The AI chatbot called Disha is powered by CoRover, a Bengaluru-based startup that owns the platform which is built on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
10. Which day was observed as World Food Day?
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The theme for WFD 2018 is "Our Actions Are Our Future".