International Current Affairs October 2017

1. India and which country have recently agreed for first time to conduct a joint tiger census using a globally-recognised method in their forests, national parks and protected areas? – Nepal

2. India and European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently (Oct-2017) signed the finance contract for lending of 300 million euros for which metro? – Bangalore Metro
3. Name the hurricane which recently (Oct-2017) made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, United States? – Hurricane Nate
4. Which country recently (Oct-2017) announced its decision of withdrawing itself from UNESCO, citing its ‘anti-Israel bias’? – USA

5. ___ recently (Oct-2017) became the first nation to accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship? – Vanuatu
6. Which country recently (Oct-2017) declared 2020 as ‘Unique Year for Space Sector’? –  UAE
7. Which country recently (Oct-2017) passed its first budget since 2005? – Lebanon

8. Which country recently (Oct-2017) appointed world’s first Minister for Artificial Intelligence? – UAE
9. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in the elections on 22 October 2017. Name the political party of Shinzo Abe? – Liberal Democratic Party

10. Sri Lankan Coast Guard on 22 October 2017 has commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) SURAKSHA gifted by India at Colombo port. Suraksha earlier belonged to Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and was known as? – Varuna

11. “State of World Population 2017” report was recently (Oct-2017) released by? – United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)
12. ___ recently (Oct-2017) became the first nation ever to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC)? – Burundi

 

13. To strengthen maritime security, India and which country have recently (Oct-2017) agreed to implement the program for Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC)? – USA

14. Catalonia on 27 October 2017 declared its independence from which country? – Spain