- ICICI was formed in 1955 at the initiative of which International organisation: World Bank.
Explanation: The ICICI Bank was originally established by ICICI Limited as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1994. of India (ICICI) was formed in 1955 as a joint-venture of the World Bank, the Government of India (GoI) and representatives of Indian industry. The principal objective was to create a development financial institution for providing medium-term and long-term project financing to Indian businesses.
- Who is the author of the book “Half the Night is Gone”, which is shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2018: Amitabh Baghchi.
Explanation: The book titled “Half the Night is Gone”, which is shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2018 in the fiction segment, is authored by Amitabha Bagchi. It tells the story of a celebrated Hindi novelist Vishwanath, heartbroken by the recent loss of his son. The book raises questions of religion, literature and society that speak to our fractured times.
- Who has been elected as new Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI): Nimesh Shah.
Explanation: Nimesh Shah, the MD & CEO of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, has been elected as new Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). He succeed A Balasubramanian, CEO of Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. Shah has been appointed as Chairman at a time when volatile equity markets and fears of liquidity at IL&FS are keeping investors jittery.
- Who has won the India’s first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018: Suraj Powar.
Explanation: Suraj Panwar has won the India’s first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 after claiming the silver in the men’s 5000m race walk event at the Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was India’s third overall medal in athletics in the history of the Youth Olympic Games.
- The ancient city “Prayaga” was renamed as “Allahabad” by which Mughal emperor: Shah Jahan.
Explanation: Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has officially adopted a proposal to rename the historic city of Allahabad as Prayagraj. The city was known as Prayag before 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar built a fort near the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna and named it “Ilahabad”. His grandson Shah Jahan renamed the entire city “Allahabad”. An area near the confluence of the river continues to be known as Prayag.
- Swastha Bharat Yatra’ national campaign has been launched for which purpose: Safe Food.
Explanation: The Government of India (GoI) has launched a nationwide campaign ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ from October 16 on the occasion of 2018 World Food Day (WFD to create consumer awareness about eating safe and nutritious food for becoming healthy. As per the campaign, a pan-India cycle rally is being organized by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to sensitize people about eating safe food and be healthy.
- “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. This was theme of which day: 2018 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Explanation: The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”.