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

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1. Indian Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua climbed Asia's highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand. Its highest peak in __________________ and also a potentially active volcano, with elevation of 5609 metres.

Iran
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
None of These


2. Indian poet __________________________________ became first Indian poet invited to record his poems at Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Amish Tripathi
Kumar Vishwas
Abhay K
Vikram Seth
None of These


3. Mukesh Ambani (chairman of ___________________)’ topped ‘Barclays Hurun India Rich List 2018’ for 7th consecutive year, with the total net worth of INR 371,000 crores.

Adani Industries
TATA Sons
Aditya Birla Group
Reliance Industries
None of These


4. Nehal Chudasama declared as winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe 2018, to represent India at Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok (__________________) in December 2018.

Myanmar
Singapore
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand


5. Obituaries (September 2018) -

  1. Tarun Sagar - Noted Jainism monk.
  2. Bhagwati Kumar Sharma - Noted Gujarati author and journalist.
  3. Burt Reynolds - Noted American Actor.
  4. Rita Jitendra - Noted Writer from J & K.
  5. Vijay Shankar Vyas - Noted agricultural economist. He worked with two Prime Ministers (Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh) as a member of their Economic Advisory Councils (EAC).
  6. Goura Chandra Mohapatra - Noted Freedom fighter from Odisha.
  7. Brij Katyal - Noted Bollywood Storywriter.
  8. Satya Prakash Malaviya - Former Union petroleum minister. He served as petroleum minister in cabinet headed by former PM Chandra Shekhar.
  9. Anna Rajam Malhotra - India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence.
  10. Captain Raju - Noted Malayalam actor
  11. Ganpatrao Andalkar - former Asian Games champion Wrestler.
  12. Kalpana Lajmi - Filmmaker.
  13. Biswanath Dutt - Former BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president.
  14. Tran Dai Quang - Serving President of Vietnam.
  15. Jasdev Singh - Noted Commentator (primarily cricket).
  16. Kavita Mahajan - Noted Marathi writer, novelist and translator.
  17. Pandit Tulsidas Borkar - Noted __________________ artist.
Sitar
Sarangi
Harmonium
Bansuri
None of These


6. Persons Resigned / Retired (September 2018) -

  1. Alastair Cook - ________________ Cricketer. He is overall 5th and _____________'s top scorer in test cricket, with 12472 runs.
  2. Rudra Pratap Singh - Indian Cricketer.
  3. Morna Nielsen - New Zealand Female Cricketer.
  4. Sardar Singh - Former India Hockey Player and captain.
  5. James Foster - England Cricketer.
  6. Paul Collingwood - England cricketer.
  7. Shaida Mohammad Abdali - Afghanistan Ambassador to India.
  8. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger - Co-founders of Social Media app Instagram.
  9. Ramesh Bawa - IL&FS Financial Services Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  10. Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny (nicknamed ‘Colonel’), retired from professional tennis, with 499 career wins.
  11. Jiwanjot Singh Teja - National compound archery coach. He resigned following denial of Dronacharya award.
England
Netherlands
New Zealand
South Africa
None of These


7. US private space firm SpaceX signed world’s first private passenger to fly around Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle. _________________ billionaire (founder of fashion giant Zozo), Yusaku Maezawa will be the first Moon tourist on SpaceX’s Lunar BFR Mission.

Chinese
Japanese
Vietnamese
Cambodian
None of These


8. Visits from India (Sep 1 - 10, 2018)

  1. India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul (_________________________). Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
  2. Minister of State (IC) for Labour& Employment ShriSantosh Kumar Gangwar visited Mendoza (Argentina), for G-20 Labour& Employment Ministers’ Meeting.
  3. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satya Pal Singh visited Mendoza (Argentina), for G-20 Education Ministers’ Meeting. It was first ever meeting of Education Ministers in history of G-20.
  4. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Vietnam and Cambodia.
    1. In Vietnam, She inaugurated 3rd Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi.
    2. In Cambodia, She signed 2 MOUs - 1st MOU is on Rrestoration and preservation of world heritage site of an 11th century temple of Lord Shiva called ‘Temple of Preah Vihear’ in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear. 2ndMOU is on cooperation between India’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and Cambodia’s National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR).
  5. Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa visited Myanmar and Malaysia.
  6. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu visited USA to address 2nd World Hindu Congress held in Chicago, on occasion of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech at Parliament of the World's Religions on Sep 11, 1893.
  7. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment visited Seoul (Korea),to attend the 3rd ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons’.
  8. Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das visited China. He invited China to participate in food processing summit, which will be organised by Jharkhand Government in November.
  9. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited European Nations Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic.
    1. Cyprus -
      1. India and Cyprus have signed two agreements on combating money laundering and cooperation in field of environment.
      2. India and Cyprus agreed to revise Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) signed between India and Cyprus in 2016 to further enhance investment cross flows. 
    2. Bulgaria -
      1. India and Bulgaria sign five pacts on Investment, Tourism, Civil Nuclear Cooperation, science and technology cooperation and Establishment of Hindi Chair at Sofia University.
    3. Czech Republic -
      1. 5 Agreements signed -
        1. Cooperation between Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Czech Academy of Sciences
        2. Visa waiver agreement for diplomatic passport holders
        3. A work plan to support Indo-Czech projects in diverse areas of science and technology.
        4. Cooperation in laser technology between ELI Beamlines and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
        5. Cooperation between Haryana Agricultural University and Czech University of Life Sciences.
Afghanistan
Iran
Turkey
Tajikistan
None of These


9. Visits from India (Sep 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Navy Chief Sunil Lanba visited Rhode Island (USA).
  2. India and Niger signed an MoU for implementation of Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC) in Niamey (Niger). It was signed during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Niger (_______________________Africa).
  3. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Russia for participting in 23rd meeting of India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission (IRIGC-TEC.
  4. Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu Visited Russia.
  5. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu participated in G-20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Mar del Plata (Argentina).
  6. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited European Nations Serbia, Malta and Romania - 
    1. Romania -
      1. Romania agreed to take lead to re-start negotiations on India-EU-BTIA (Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement) 
      2. Romania will open a Consulate in Chennai
      3. India Opens Ayush Information cell in Romania 
    2. Malta -
      1. 3 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed in fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training.
    3. Serbia -
      1. India and Serbia signed agreements on cooperation in plant protection and plant quarantine and on-air services. India and Serbia are observing 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them.
Western
Eastern
Southern
Northern
None of These


10. Visits from India (Sep 21 - 30, 2018) -

  1. Senior security officials from Iran, Russia, China, India and Afghanistan attended a meeting in Tehran (__________________). National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Visited on India's Behalf.
  2. USA and India formed ‘USAID-India End TB Alliance comprising leading experts in public and private sectors to combat the menace of tuberculosis. Event was attended by Health Minister J P Nadda on India's Behalf.
    1. It includes Soumya Swaminathan (Deputy Director General of Programmes (DDP) at World Health Organisation (WHO)) and Blessina Kumar from Global Coalition of TB Activists.
    2. USAID will make initial US $30 million commitment, subject to approval of the US Congress.
  3. Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Visited Bangladesh.
Afghanistan
China
Russia
Iran
None of These


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

  1. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, former Prime Minister of ______________ Visited India.
Mauritius
Seychelles
Bhutan
Nepal
None of These


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

  1. __________________ President Ashraf Ghani visited India.
  2. India and Morocco signed revised Air Services Agreement, enabling greater connectivity through a modernized agreement.  It was signed during Mohammed Sajid's Visit to India. He is Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy.
    1. Mr. Mohamnmad Sajid also inaugurated India's First ever India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) in in New Delhi, organized by Ministry of Tourism.
Iran
Afghanistan
Turkey
UAE
None of These


13. Visits to India (Sep 21 - 30, 2018) -

  1. ______________________ government signed agreement with Portugal in field of water supply, waste water management and sanitation for a period of 2 years. It was signed during Portugal’s Minister of Environment Joao Pedro de Matos Fernandes Visiting India.
  2. Sayyid Badr Saud Harib Al Busaidi, Defence Minister of Sultanate of Oman Visited India.
  3. India and Morocco have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and security, during Visit of Moroccan Defence Minister Abdeltif Loudyi, to India. 2 MoUs signed - Cyber Security AND Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
  4. Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan, Shuhrat Sadikov Visited India. 2 MoUs signed
    1. Strengthening e-Governance cooperation.
    2. Declaration of Intent between CDAC India and Tashkent University of Information Technologies (Uzbekistan) for cooperation in capacity building in ICT sector.
  5. Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck Visited India.
Punjab
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Goa




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