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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 2ND – 3RD OCT 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 2ND – 3RD OCT 2019
1.        What was the theme of the 7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 that held in Mumbai, Maharashtra?
A) Theme – “Shaping the World Economy along with making Society Prosperous”
B) Theme – “Optimism, Innovation & Partnerships”
C) Theme – “Thriving Economy Prosperity Society”
D) Theme – “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society”
E) None of these

2.        Which city will host the 8th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2020?
A) Bangkok, Thailand
B) The Hague, Netherlands
C) Chicago, United States
D) New Delhi, India
E) None of these

3.        Which city will hold the 50th edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting for 2020?
A) Helsinki, Finland
B) Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
C) Stockholm, Sweden
D) Copenhagen, Denmark
E) None of these

4.        Which country’s Central bank has released three coins (100, 1000 and 2500 denomination) bearing the Sikh symbol to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev?
A) Myanmar
B) Bangladesh
C) Nepal
D) Sri Lanka
E) None of these


5.        Who was honored with the 28th Saraswati Samman 2018 for the creation of his famous poetry collection ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’(Turning aside while lying down)in 2016?
A) K Siva Reddy
B) Bapiraju Adivi
C) Innaiah Narisetti
D) Keshava Reddy
E) None of these

6.        What is the name of the newly discovered gas giant Jupiter-like planet which is orbiting a dwarf star, located about 30 light-years from the sun?
A) GB 3412 b
B) GJ 3512 b
C) GK 3612 b
D) GL 3712 b
E) None of these

7.        Where was the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships held?
A) Beijing, China
B) Jakarta, Indonesia
C) Pattaya, Thailand
D) Guwahati, Assam
E) None of these

8.        Who authored the book titled “Game of Votes: Visual Media Politics and Elections in the Digital Era” that describes about the evolution of election campaigns in India?
A) Shashi Tharoor
B) Amish Tripathi
C) Salman Rushdie
D) Farhat Basir Khan
E) None of these

9.        On which date, World Heart Day (WHD) is observed?
A) September 26
B) September 29
C) September 27
D) September 25
E) None of these

10.    Which state topped in the overall performance among the Large states category as per the 1st edition of School Education Quality Index (SEQI) 2019 by National Institution for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog?
A) Kerala
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Rajasthan
E) None of these

11.    Name the 5000th railway station of India, which has been enabled with Wi-fi recently?
A) Midnapore railway station, West Bengal
B) Barakar railway station, West Bengal
C) Chakulia railway station, West Bengal
D) Dalgaon railway station, West Bengal
E) None of these

12.    Where was the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) held for 2019?
A) Kinshasa, Congo
B) Kampala, Uganda
C) Kigali, Rwanda
D) Gitega, Burundi
E) None of these

13.    Which country has celebrated the greatest and longest hindu festival “BadaDashain”?
A) Nepal
B) Bangladesh
C) Pakistan
D) Afghanistan
E) None of these

14.    Who received the 2019 M P Birla Memorial Award for the contributions in the field of cosmology?
A) Harshdeep Kaur
B) Amaal Mallik
C) Guru Randhawa
D) Thanu Padmanabhan
E) None of these

15.    Name the first Indian Musician, whose name was named to the minor planet 2006 VP32?
A) Pandit Jasraj
B) Hariprasad Chaurasia
C) Kishori Amonkar
D) Bhimsen Joshi
E) None of these

16.    Which country won the 2019 South Asian Football Federation Under-18 (SAFF U-18) football Championship title for the first time?
A) Myanmar
B) India
C) Bangladesh
D) Sri Lanka
E) None of these

17.    Who won the 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix (Formula 1 GP) at Sochi Autodrom race track in Russia?
A) Charles Leclerc
B) Michael Schumacher
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Valtteri Bottas
E) None of these

18.    Who won Men’s Singles title in Korea Open 2019?
A) Muhammad Rian Ardianto
B) Kento Momota
C) Fajar Alfian
D) Chou Tien-chen
E) None of these

19.    Name the deceased veteran actor, who was best known for playing the role of ‘Kalia’ in the film Sholay?
A) Viju Khote
B) Davo Karničar
C) M. Chandran
D) Inder Singh
E) None of these

20.    Who authored the book titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond”, which depicts the early influences, political associations and historical decisions of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister?
A) Amitav Ghosh
B) Sandeep Shastri
C) Salman Rushdie
D) Chetan Bhagat
E) None of these

21.    What was the theme of the International Translation Day for the year 2019?
A) Theme – “Translation and Diversity”
B) Theme – “Translation and Interpreting: Connecting worlds”
C) Theme – “Translation and Indigenous Languages”
D) Theme – “Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times”
E) None of these

22.    Which ministry has conducted the first National Nutrition Survey with the assistance of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)?
A) Ministry of AYUSH
B) Ministry of Human Resource Development
C) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
D) Ministry of Women and Child Development
E) None of these

23.    What is the interest rate of five year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) as per the circulation of Union Ministry of Finance from 1st October, 2019?
A) 8.6 %
B) 8.5 %
C) 7.9 %
D) 8.2 %
E) None of these

24.    How much percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India is contributed by Current Account Deficit (CAD) as per the data released by Reserve Bank of India(RBI)?
A) 3%
B) 2%
C) 5%
D) 7%
E) None of these

25.    Which bank has launched digital fixed-deposit (FD) product named ‘Express FD’ by investing a minimum Rs 5,000 up to Rs 90,000, for a tenure of 6 to 12 months?
A) Axis Bank
B) State Bank of India(SBI)
C) ICICI Bank
D) HDFC Bank
E) None of these

26.    Which insurance firm has joined hands with Paytm to offer comprehensive life insurance products?
A) New India Assurance
B) Star Health Insurance
C) Tata AIG General Insurance
D) United India Insurance Company
E) None of these

27.    What is the trade growth of the globe forecasted by World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the year 2019?
A) 2.7 %
B) 2.2 %
C) 1.2 %
D) 1.7 %
E) None of these

28.    Which entity has surpassed State Bank of India(SBI) for the first time, in terms of market capitalization?
A) Bajaj Finance Ltd
B) ICICI Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Axis Bank
E) None of these

29.    Who was appointed as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-C) of South Western Air Command on October 1, 2019?
A) Sanjiv Chachra
B) RP Singh
C) Surendra Kumar Ghotia
D) Surinder Singh
E) None of these

30.    Who was appointed as the new principal Director General(DG) of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?
A) Rajesh Malhotra
B) Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia
C) Sitanshu Kar
D) K. Syama Prasad
E) None of these

31.    Which country launched the most powerful intercontinental-range ballistic missile, “DF-41 (Dongfeng-4A) “ on the planet with a strike range of up to 9,320 miles (15,000 kilometres)?
A) China
B) Japan
C) Russia
D) United States
E) None of these

32.    Who is the author of the book, titled “India and the Netherlands – Past, Present and Future”?
A) Venu Rajamony
B) Renu Pall
C) Manjeev Singh Puri
D) Sanjay Rana
E) None of these

33.    On which date, World Vegetarian Day is observed?
A) September 28
B) September 29
C) September 30
D) October 1
E) None of these

34.    What was theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2019?
A) Theme – “Take a Stand Against Ageism”
B) Theme – “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”
C) Theme – “The Journey to Age Equality”
D) Theme – “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”
E) None of these

35.    International Coffee Day is observed annually on _________?
A) October 1
B) September 29
C) September 30
D) September 28
E) None of these

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