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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 10th October 2018

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1 When is the "World Mental Health Day 2018" being observed across the world ?
A 8th October
B 9th October
C 10th October
D 11th October

Answer: Option [C]
World Mental Health Day 2018 is observed on October 10 across the world. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to increase awareness about mental health and the importance of mental health in the overall health of a person. The theme of World Mental Health Day 2018 is "Young people and mental health in a changing world."
2 Recently, M N Paloor passed away in Kerala on 9 October 2018. He was a ________.
A Poet
B Folk Dancer
C Singer
D Journalist

Answer: Option [A]
Well-known Malayalam poet M N Paloor passed away in Kerala on 9 October 2018. Paloor is the author of some of the finest Malayalam poems of the latter half of the 20th century. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography 'Kathayillathavante Katha' in 2013. Paloor won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the state's highest literary honour, in 1983 for 'Kalikalam'.
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3 Who inaugurated Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region, Zone III in Guwahati ?
A Naresh kumar
B Karthick Iyer
C Sumitra Mahajan
D Suresh Prabhu

Answer: Option [C]
Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region, Zone III in Guwahati.
4 Which state has unveiled the 'Unnati Scheme' on 6 October 2018 to identify and promote entrepreneurs from SC and ST background?
A Jharkhand
B Odisha
C Karnataka
D Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option [C]
Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge unveiled the 'Unnati Scheme'.The scheme will identify and promote entrepreneurs from SC and ST background.The govt will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create the end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneursThe department will provide up to Rs 50 lakh to winning entrepreneurs to develop tech-based solutions.
5 Which country government signed agreement with Indian Railways recently?
A US Government
B UAE Government
C Pakistan Government
D Russian Government

Answer: Option [D]
Russian Government and Indian railways signed agreement recently.
6 Who has become India's first judo medallist (women) at the Olympic level in Youth Olympic Games 2018 at Buenos Aires?
A Shushila Likmabam
B Khumujam Tombi Devi
C Thangjam Tababi Devi
D Garima Chaudhary

Answer: Option [C]
Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level in Youth Olympic Games 2018 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. She won a silver medal after losing to Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the finals of the women's 44kg event. India has never won an Olympic medal in judo either at the senior or the youth level.
7 Who won Texas Open Squash Championship 2018 held at the U.S.?
A Vikram Malhotra
B Saurav Ghosal
C James Willstrop
D Ramy Ashour

Answer: Option [A]
India's Squash player, Vikram Malhotra triumphed in the Texas Open Squash Championship, Houston, the U.S.
8 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a 64-Feet tall statue of ________ at Sampla in Rohtak district on 9 October 2018.
A Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram
B Chaudhari Devi Lal
C Balram Jakhar
D Harkishan Singh Surjeet

Answer: Option [A]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 64-Feet tall statue of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram at Sampla in Rohtak district. Sir Chhotu Ram was a prominent leader in the Punjab Province. He belonged to Jat community and worked ceaselessly for the welfare of farmers. Prime minister also laid the foundation stone of the Rail Coach Repair Factory at Badhi in Sonepat district.
9 SEBI has permitted foreign entities having actual exposure to Indian commodity markets to participate in the commodity derivative segment. These entities will be known as ________.
A Direct Foreign Entities
B Eligible Foreign Entities
C Authentic Foreign Entities
D Actual Foreign Entities

Answer: Option [B]
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) permitted foreign entities having actual exposure to Indian commodity markets to participate in the commodity derivative segment. Such foreign entities will be known as Eligible Foreign Entities. Currently, foreign entities are not permitted to directly participate in the Indian commodity derivatives market.
10 The 2018 Nobel prize for ________ has been awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer of the United States.
A Physics
B Chemistry
C Literature
D Economics

Answer: Option [D]
The 2018 Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer of the United States for their work on sustainable growth. The research of the two US economists focuses on how climate change and technology have affected the economy. Prof Nordhaus was the first person to create a model that described the interplay between the economy and the climate.
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