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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - October 2018

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1. Former Indian cricketer and UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia, _________________ gave away prizes to winners of South Asia Regional WASH innovation in Thimphu (Bhutan). The basic aim of challenge was to identify innovative solutions to promote practice of hand washing with soap. ?

Sachin Tendulkar
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Gautam Gambhir
None of These

2.__________________ government approved Compensation worth 50 Lakh for Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, in compliance with a September 14 Supreme Court order, that required awarding the compensation to him for being falsely implicated in 1994 espionage case.

Andhra Pradesh
None of These

3. ________________ leader Aung San Suu Kyi became first person from whom honorary Canadian citizenship has been taken back, for her role in gross human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The honour was bestowed on Suu Kyi in 2007.

None of These

4. Obituaries (October 2018) -

  1. Otis Rush - Noted Chicago blues guitarist (USA).
  2. Balabhaskar - Noted violinist.
  3. Thampi Kannanthanam - Noted Veteran Malayalam film personality.
  4. Will Vinton - Oscar-winning American animator.
  5. Natwar Thakkar - Noted Eminent Gandhian social worker from ______________________________.
  6. Montserrat Caballé - Noted Spanish Opera singer.
  7. Pradip Chowdhury - Noted journalist and former News Editor of Press Trust of India (PTI).
  8. M N Paloor - Noted Malayalam poet.
  9. G.D. Agarwal - Environmentalist. He was on a fast for last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga.
  10. Annapurna Devi - Noted musician. She was daughter and disciple of Noted sarod player Allauddin Khan, and married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.
  11. Kishour Giri - Assamese singer and music director.
  12. Paul Allen - co-founder of Microsoft.
  13. N D Tiwari - Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  14. Osamu Shimomura - Japanese-born Marine biologist. He won Chemistry Nobel Prize in 2008, for discovery of a jellyfish protein that contributed to cancer studies.
  15. Madan Lal Khurana - Former Delhi Chief Minister
  16. Qazi Abdus Sattar - Urdu writer. He won Padma Shri in 1974 and was first recipient of Ghalib Academy Award in 1978.
  17. Yeshwant Deo - Noted Marathi musician.
West Bengal

5. Persons Resigned / Retired (October 2018) -

  1. Igor Akinfeev - Russian footballer.
  2. Mile Jedinak - Australian footballer.
  3. Nick Compton - ________________________ Cricketer.
  4. John Terry - England Footballer.
  5. Meng Hongwei - resigned as President of International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
  6. Indian American Nikki Haley resigned as United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
  7. Abdur Rehman - Pakistani Cricketer.
  8. Praveen Kumar - Indian Cricketer.
  9. MJ Akbar - resigned as Union minister of state for external affairs. He is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
  10. Rangana Herath - Sri Lankan Cricketer.
  11. Dwayne Bravo - West Indies Cricketer (Trinidad).
  12. Anupam Kher - Chairan of Film & Television Institute of India Pune. 
None of These

6. _________________________ Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani named as richest Indian for 11th consecutive year with a net worth of USD 47.3 Billion, according to Forbes magazine. He is also year’s biggest gainer, adding USD 9.3 billion to his wealth. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji retained 2nd spot, followed by Arcelor Mittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal at 3rd place.

Bharti Group
Adani Group
None of These

7. Visits from India (Oct 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Visited France. She participated in the 1st India-France Ministerial level annual defence dialogue in Paris.
  2. 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held in Astana (___________________________). India was represented by Minister of State (MoS) Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh.
  3. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Tajikistan capital Dushanbe to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Heads of Government Council Meeting.
  4. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu visited Azerbaijan to attend 5th meeting of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Science and Technology Cooperation (IA-IGC).
  5. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited Tajikistan (Central Asia). 9 MOUs were signed on the occasio, for cooeration in Political relations, Strategic research, Agriculture Renewable energy, Traditional medicine, Space technology, Youth affairs, Disaster Management AND Culture. India also announced grant of USD 20 Million to Tajikistan for implementation of development projects of Tajikistan.
None of These

8. Visits from India (Oct 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, K. J. Alphons attended 109th session of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council in Manama (Bahrain). India will be the chair of Programme and Budget Committee of UNWTO Executive Council till 2021.
  2. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj viisted Qatar and Kuwait.
    1. India and Qatar established a joint commission to review all bilateral matters, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visited Japan -
    1. Attended 13th annual bilateral summit of India –Japan -
      1. Agreed for a 2+2 dialogue between our foreign ministers and defence ministers to further work towards world peace.
      2. India-Japan Business Platform will be established to enhance the development of industrial corridors and industrial network in the region.
      3. 6 MOUs were signed -
        1. Food Safety
        2. MoU between Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India and NEXI, Japan
        3. MoU between CSIR India with Hiroshima University and University of Tokyo (Japan) for Research Partnership.
        4. MoU between National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) India, and Shizuoka University (Japan) for Academic and Research exchanges.
        5. MoU between Sports Authority of India (SAI) India and University of Tsukuba (Japan) for academic exchanges and sports cooperation.
      4. Other Important Agreements -
        1. Joint Venture Agreement between State Bank of India (SBI) and SBI Payment Services Pvt. Ltd and Hitachi Payment Services Pvt Ltd.
    2. India and Japan signied an agreement for _____________________ bilateral currency swap, representing increase of 50 % percent over last currency swap arrangement between the two countries. This will enable agreed amount of foreign capital being available to India for use as and when need arises.
    3. Japan announced joining the International Solar Alliance (ISA), submitting instrument of ratification. As of now, 70 countries have signed ISA Framework Agreement (ISA FA) and 47 countries that have ratified it.
  4. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Indonesia.
  5. Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary Visited Czech Republic for attending 11th session of India – Czech Republic Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation (JCEC).
None of These

9. Visits from india (Oct 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Kazakhstan (Central Asia).
  2. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited Tajikistan -
    1. Signed MoUs in various fields including political relations, strategic research, agriculture, renewable energy, traditional medicine, space technology, youth affairs, Culture and Disaster Management.
    2. Indian grant of 20 million US dollars was announced for Tajikistan to finance development projects.
  3. Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary Visited _______________________ for Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership held in Abuja, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank.
South Sudan
None of These

10. Visits to India (Oct 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. Andrus Ansip (European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission) Visited India. .
  2. Prime Minister of ___________________, Giuseppe Conte Visited India. He attended Joint Technology Summit at New Delhi.
  3. Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited India, as his fifth official visit to India since taking office in 2015.
  4. Rajiv Gauba (Home Secretary) Visited Myanmar, to attend 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar.
  5. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Croatia Marija Pejcinovic Burić Visited India, with 2 agreements signed to strengthen cultural and diplomatic cooperation.
  6. China’s State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi Visited India. India and China have signed agreement on internal security cooperation, as first such agreement to be signed between the two countries.
None of These

11. Visits to India (Oct 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Malaysia's Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran Visited India.
  2. Opposition leaded of Canada, Andrew Scheer Visited India.
  3. President of ____________________________________, Shavkat Mirziyoyev Visited India. 17 MOUs were signed -
    1. Visa-free travel for diplomatic passport holders.
    2. cooperation in field of tourism, military education, sphere of Law and Justice, agriculture and allied sectors, scientific-technical and innovation fields, health and medical science, combating illicit trafficking narcotic drugs, exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes, Foreign Affairs.
    3. MoU between Samarkand City of ____________ and Municipal Corporation of Agra (Uttar Pradesh).
    4. Establishment of Joint Free Pharmaceutical Zone in the Andijan Region.
    5. Cooperation between Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies.
  4. UN Secretary-General António Guterres (Portugal) Visited India.
    1. Formally opened new UN House in New Delhi.
    2. Participated in closing session of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention. He will also meet with the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan, before giving an address at the India Habitat Centre.
    3. Took part in General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance.
  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin Visited India -
    1. Attended 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
    2. Attended AIM-SIRIUS Innovation Festival 2018 in New Delhi.
    3. India and Russia signed their biggest defence deal in over two decades for Five S-400 air defence systems with worth $5.43 billion ( Rs. 40,300 crores) -
      1. The S-400 regiments will be delivered starting 2020 and are likely to be deployed to cover both the Pakistani and Chinese borders.
      2. China was first foreign buyer Signed a $3 billion deal for integrating Six S-400 in 2014.
      3. U.S. warned deal could attract sanctions under Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law that restricts defence purchases from Russia, Iran and North Korea.
      4. S-400 Air Defence System (Previously known as the S-300 PMU-3)
        1. The S-400 uses four missiles to fill its performance envelope: the very-long-range 40N6 (400 km), the long-range 48N6 (250 km), the medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and the short-range 9M96E (40 km).
        2. One S-400 can launch 160 guided missiles simultaneously, engage 80 targets at a time.(2 Missile to attack 1 target).
        3. It can hit aircraft, cruise missiles and even fast-moving intermediate range ballistic missiles. The S-400 has three components — the missile launchers themselves, a powerful radar and a command centre.
        4. The radar can track targets 600 km away. For example, S-400 systems deployed in India can track aircraft flying well outside the country’s borders, which is a major threat deterrence to the enemy’s air force.
    4. 8 MOUs signed -
      1. Protocol for Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MEA for the period 2019-2023
      2. MoU between NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission and Russian Creative school SIRIUS, to provide a platform for joint scientific and entrepreneurial efforts by youth of two nations.
      3. MOU between ISRO and ROSCOSMOS on Joint Activities in field of Human Spaceflight Programme.
        1. ROSCOSMOS offered ride to Indian astronaut short visit to International Space Station (ISS) on board Soyuz spacecraft for short training mission in 2022.
      4. Cooperation between Railways, Nuclear Field, Transport Education, MSME, Fertilizers Sector.
None of These

12. Visits to India (Oct 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Andreas Krause, Chief of German Navy visited India.
  2. Augustine P. Mahiga , Foreign Minister of ____________________ Visited India. He attended 9th Session of Joint Commission Meeting.
None of These

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