Friday, October 18, 2019


1.        How much percent of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners were approved by cabinet on October 9, 2019?
A) 11%
B) 17%
C) 15%
D) 13%
E) None of these

2.        Name the India’s first dedicated two long-haul special aircraft equipped with missile defence systems that will serve Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu?
A) Boeing 777-300ER aircraft
B) Boeing 737-300ER aircraft
C) Boeing 757-300ER aircraft
D) Boeing 797-300ER aircraft
E) None of these

3.        Where did the environment ministry has given the approval for developing a commercial airport worth Rs.1,400 crores on October 7, 2019?
A) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
B) Guwahati, Assam
C) Kolkata, West Bengal
D) Kutch, Gujarat
E) None of these

4.        Which university has partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to launch a new 2-year program called ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship’ (MGNF)?
A) Bangalore Institute of Technology
B) Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIMB)
C) Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore (IISB)
D) International Institute of Information Technology- Bangalore(IITB)
E) None of these

5.        Which country topped in the World Economic Forum(WEF)’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index 4.0.?
A) Switzerland
B) Netherlands
C) Singapore
D) United States
E) None of these

6.        What is the rank of India in the World Economic Forum(WEF)’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index 4.0.?
A) 68
B) 70
C) 60
D) 75
E) None of these

7.        Name the fintech startup, which received the Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) through its subsidiary ‘Ekagrata’?
A) CreditVidya
B) Kissht
C) Capital Float
D) Shubh Loans
E) None of these

8.        Which organization has released the report titled “World Development Report (WDR) 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains”?
A) World Trade Organization (WTO)
B) World Bank (WB)
C) United Nation (UN)
D) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
E) None of these

9.        Name the organization, that has tied up with the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) to promote the micro, small and medium industries (MSME) and startups in New Delhi?
A) All India Management Association(AIMA)
B) National Association of Software and Services Companies(NASSCOM)
C) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
D) Confederation of Indian Industry(CII)
E) None of these

10.    Who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in the field of chemistry for their pivotal role in making lithium-ion batteries?
A) John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
B) Edwin Mattison McMillan, Kurt Alder and John B Goodenough
C) Kurt Alder, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
D) Otto Paul Hermann Diels, M Stanley Whittingham and Kurt Alder
E) None of these

11.    Name the oldest person, who received the Nobel prize?
A) Akira Yoshino
B) William Francis Giauque
C) M Stanley Whittingham
D) John Bannister Goodenough
E) None of these

12.    Who received the honorary Doctorate of Arts degree from the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, England?
A) Varsha Bhosle
B) Asha Bhosle
C) Lata Mangeshkar
D) Anup Jalota
E) None of these

13.    Where was the XLIX (49th) World Artistic Gymnastics Championships for the year 2019 held?
A) Paris, France
B) Beijing, China
C) Stuttgart, Germany
D) Berlin, Germany
E) None of these

14.    Who is the author of the book titled “Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India”?
A) Preeti Shenoy
B) Siddhartha Sarma
C) Khushwant Singh
D) Mulk Raj Anand
E) None of these

15.    Which month is celebrated as the “Breast Cancer Awareness month” for the year 2019?
A) August
B) September
C) October
D) November
E) None of these

16.    On which date, World Post Day is observed annually?
A) October 9
B) October 8
C) October 7
D) October 6
E) None of these

17.    Which company’s Mutual Fund  has been renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF)?
A) Aditya Birla
B) Wipro
D) Reliance

18.    Who has become the 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket
A) Mithali Raj
B) Jhulan Goswami
C) Veda Krishnamurthy
D) Lisa Sthalekar
19.    What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD)?
A) Living with Schizophrenia
B) Mental health and older adults
C) Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
D) Dignity in Mental Health

20.    The 2019 Nobel prize in Chemistry has been awarded for discovery in which field?
A) Directed evolution of enzymes
B) Cryo-electron microscopy
C) Lithium-ion batteries
D) Phage display of peptides and antibodies

21.    The 2019 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded for discovery in which field?
A) Cellular Respiration
B) Cancer therapy
C) Circadian rhythm
D) Autophagy

22.    What is the India’s rank at the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index?
A) 54th
B) 66th
C) 68th
D) 75th

23.    Who is the director of the award-winning short film “Spirit Of Kerala”?
A) Rayka Zehtabchi
B) Sujoy Ghosh
C) Arun Joseph
D) Maitrey Bajpai

24.    The 1st Government-sponsored Day Care Recreation Centre for senior citizens has been inaugurated in which city?
A) Delhi
B) Leh
C) Shimla
D) Dehradun

25.    The Union Health Ministry has launched e-DantSeva in collaboration with which institute?
A) Tata Memorial
B) Apollo
D) Fortis Healthcare

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