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Current Affairs Questions on 11 to 15 October 2017 :
What is the India’s GDP forecast for FY18 by IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report?
A. 7.7%
B. 6.7%
C. 7.9%
D. 6.2%
Answer: B
Explanation: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently released its October 2017 World Economic Outlook. In it, IMF slashed India’s growth forecast by 0.5% points to 6.7% in FY 18 due to the lingering effects of disruption caused by demonetisation and transition costs of GST. Earlier, in April, the IMF had pegged India’s GDP growth at 7.2% for FY18. It has also lowered the growth projection for FY 19 ( 2018-19) to 7.4% from its earlier estimate in April and June of 7.7%. Though, the IMF was more optimistic about medium-term growth prospects for India through gains from the new indirect tax levy. Apart from IMF, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also lowered its growth projection to 6.7% for the current financial year from its earlier estimate of 7.3% due to adverse impact on economic growth by the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

What does PMGDISHA stand for in the context of digital literacy?
A. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
B. Pradhan Mantri Gaon Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
C. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Dual Saksharta Abhiyan
D. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Ayojana
Answer:A
Explanation: PMGDISHA is expected to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019, making it one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. PMGDISHA aims at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas free of cost. It aims to provide access to information, knowledge, education, and healthcare. It will create avenues for livelihood generation and financial inclusion through digital payments and help bridge the digital divide. It is expected to reach around 40% rural households in country by March 2019.

Who has been appointed president of USIBC on 10th Oct 2017?
A. Nisha Desai Biswal
B. Indra Nooyi
C. Mukesh Aghi
D. Niti Mohan
Answer: A
Explanation: Nisha Desai Biswal, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, has been appointed president of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). USIBC is a forum of U.S. businesses under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The USIBC has been at the centre of a recent controversy after its previous board decided to set up a new organisation called the U.S-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), breaking away from the Chamber. Former President of the USIBC Mukesh Aghi is heading the USISPF, which has on its board PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi and CISCO chairman John T. Chambers, among others.

Jemson Ningthoujam is associated with which sports?
A. Boxing
B. Tennis
C. Chess
D. Archery
Answer: D
Explanation: The mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched gold at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario, Argentina.This is India’s first world title at the youth championships since Deepika Kumari’s victories in 2009 and 2011. India also bagged one silver and one bronze in a promising show by the youngsters.

11th October is celebrated as?
A. International Day of the Girl Child
B. World Obesity Day
C. Earth Day
D. Both A and B
Answer: D
Explanation:  International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11th October. On the International Day of the Girl Child, UN commits to investing in skills training and education for girls and livelihood activities for young women around the world who are facing crises. Read more» This year, International Day of the Girl (11 October) will focus on the theme, "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict". World Obesity Day is observed globally on 11 October with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the World Health Organisation and is a collaborating body on the Lancet Commission on Obesity. The first World Obesity Day took place in 2015.

The joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” has started between India and which country?
A. USA
B. China
C. Japan
D. Sri Lanka
Answer: D
Explanation: The 5th India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” has started at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharshtra. The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations (CTO) and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same. It will be conducted for next 14 days upto 26 Oct 17 & will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.

Who has been chosen for the 2017 Mathrubhumi Literary award (MLA)?
A. YN Singh
B. M Leelavathy
C. M K Sanu
D. Ranjeet Singh
Answer: C
Explanation: M K Sanu, the well-known critic, biographer and orator, has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2017 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a citation and a statuette. Sanu is a permanent member of International body for Human rights. He is also the founding member of Mithram, School for Mentally Handicapped, at Mulanthuruthy village in Ernakulam District, Kerala.

Who was appointed the new Chairman of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?
A. Pehlaj Nihlani
B. Anupam Kher
C. Kiran Kher
D. Irfan Khan
Answer: B
Explanation: Noted actor Anupam Kher was appointed the new Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune on 11 October 2017. Kher replaces Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial tenure as head of the institute. Chauhan’s appointment was met with strident opposition from students, faculty and many in the film fraternity as they felt that he lacked the credentials for the post. Kher who has appeared in over 500 films is a recipient of the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts. The veteran star has won many national and international awards including two National Film Awards of Govt. of India. ...... Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK