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Current Affairs of 20th October

Neelakshi Das, Published On:20-Oct-2018


Current affairs

1. India, Japan, U.S. plan joint air exercise

  • India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format to be held in in Kalaikunda [West Bengal]

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo, Currency: Japanese Yen
  • US Capital: Washington DC, Currency: US Dollar


2.  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met National Security Adviser Ajit Doval ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


  • Sri Lanka Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Currency: Sri Lankan rupee




3. Turkey to host 4-nation summit on Syria crisis ANKARA A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul on October 27 to discuss the conflicts in Syria and take up efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country






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Russian ruble


4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to increase the single­ borrower exposure limit of banks for nonbanking finance companies (NBFCs) which do not fi­nance infrastructure, to 15% from the existing 10% of their capital funds.

  • Owing to  IL&FS imbroglio ­induced liquidity crisis in the system.  

  • IL&FS - Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services


5. Indian government imposes anti-dumping duty on certain steel products from China.


6. RBI to keep repo rate unchanged at 6.5% to keep retail inflation at 4 %.


7. Bhutan’s next prime minister will be 50-year-old Lotay Tshering, a consultant urologist.

  • Bhutan Capital: Thimphu, Currency: ngultrum




8. Akash Malik became India’s first archery silver­ medallist at the Youth Olympic Games.


9. Russia tops table at the Youth Olympic Games.

  1. Russia - 59 medals (29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze)
  2. Japan - 39 medals (15 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze)
  3. China - 36 medals (18 gold, 9 silver, 9 bronze)
  • India ranked 17th with 13 medals (3 gold, 9 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mascot - Pandi

Appointments and Resignation

10. Maninder Singh has stepped down as the additional Solicitor General of India.

  • Solicitor General of India - Tushar Mehta
  • Attorney General of India -  K. K. Venugopal


11. Facebook hires Nick Clegg, UK ex deputy PM as global affairs head.

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express


Important Questions for BANK/SSC/UPSC and other government exams:



  1. The capital of Turkey is
    1. Istanbul
    2. Ankara
    3. Adana
    4. Berlin
  2. Which countries are going to participate in the ‘Cope India’ air exercise?
    1. India, China and Japan
    2. India, Britain and US
    3. India, Japan and U.S
    4. Britain, China and India.
  3. Who is the National Security Advisor of India?
    1. Maninder Singh
    2. Ajit Doval
    3. Tushar Mehta
    4. Akash Malik
  4. The capital of Sri Lanka is
    1. Ankara
    2. Colombo
    3. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
    4. Thimpu
  5. Recently, Indian government has imposed anti-dumping duty on steel. The duty has been imposed upon imports from which country?
    1. Japan
    2. Sri Lanka
    3. Turkey
    4. China
  6. The current repo rate is
    1. 6.25 %
    2. 6.5 %
    3. 6.75 %
    4. None of these
  7. India ranked at what place in the recently concluded Youth Olympics Games?
    1. 15th
    2. 17th
    3. 16th
    4. 14th
  8. Where was the Summer Youth Olympic games 2018 held?
    1. Pyeongchang
    2. Buenos Aires
    3. Rio de Janeiro
    4. Beijing
  9. Who is the Attorney General of India?
    1. Maninder Singh
    2. Ajit Doval
    3. Tushar Mehta
    4. K. K. Venugopal
  10. Who was hired as the global affairs head?
    1. Ranil Wickremesinghe
    2. Nick Clegg
    3. K. K. Venugopal
    4. Lotay Tshering



  1. b. Ankara

  2. c. India, Japan and U.S
  3. b. Ajit Doval
  4. c. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  5. d. China
  6. c. 6.5 %
  7. b. 17th
  8. b. Buenos Aires
  9. d. K. K. Venugopal
  10. C. Nick Clegg



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