Current Affairs Quiz: October 18, 2019

Current Affairs 18 October 2019 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 17 October 2019 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of October 17, 2019

  1. Recently Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off 9 Sewa Service Trains in which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off 9 Sewa Service Trains at New Delhi Railway Station and said these rails will benefit in connecting small towns to major cities in different states.

  2. Recently the Chenani-Nashri tunnel of which state has been renamed after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee?
    A)Punjab
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)Jammu and Kashmir
    D)Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Chenani-Nashri tunnel, the longest tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, will be renamed after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, announced Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

  3. Which state culture department is going to organise training & performance programme of KHON Ramlila?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Himachal Pradesh
    D)Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government is going to organise the country’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON Ramlila, a masked form of Ramlila art of Thailand in collaboration with Thai government.

  4. The 5th Edition of World Coffee Conference to be held in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Coffee Organization (ICO) under the aegis of United Nations will organize its 5th Edition of World Coffee Conference to be held at Bengaluru from September 7th to 9th 2020. The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India will host the 3-day event themed, ‘Sustainability Through Consumption’ that will celebrate all things of coffee in an immersive experience with conferences addressed by international speakers, coffee exhibition, buyer sellers meets, competitions and awards, skill building workshops, amongst many others.

  5. The exercise Shinyuu Maitri is between India and which other country?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Japan
    C)Mongolia
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Air Force carryied out a joint military exercise ‘Shinyuu Maitri’ with Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) at Air Force Station, Arjan Singh in Panagarh town in West Bengal.

  6. Recently Shirui Lily Festival was inaugurated in which state?
    A)Manipur
    B)Nagaland
    C)Assam
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated Shirui Lily Festival, 2019 at Shirui Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur.

  7. Who recently set a world record for “The most full contact knee strikes in three minutes (one leg) (female), 263 strikes” & “The most full contact knee strikes alternate legs in one minute(female),120 strikes”?
    A)Kiran Uniyal
    B)Nirmala Devi
    C)Jayshree Tiwari
    D)Kusum Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kiran Uniyal, w/o a serving Colonel of Indian Army has created Individual Guinness World Records for “The most full contact knee strikes in three minutes (one leg) (female), 263 strikes” & “The most full contact knee strikes alternate legs in one minute(female),120 strikes”.

  8. The exercise EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V’ was recently held between India and which other country?
    A)Thailand
    B)Mongolia
    C)Australia
    D)Oman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Air Force (IAF) kickstarted its bilateral joint exercise with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO), named ‘EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V’ at Air Force Base Masirah, Oman.

  9. What is the rank of India in World Giving Index 2019?
    A)80
    B)73
    C)82
    D)89
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India ranked 82 spots among the 128 countries surveyed in the World Giving Index (WGI). The average figures for India over the past decade show that 34 per cent people helped a stranger, 24 per cent donated money and 19 per cent volunteered or donated their time.

  10. Recently India handed over second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to which country?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)Israel
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Iran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India handed over the second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan, boosting the capability of the Afghan Air forces.

  11. Which country announced the establishment of world’s 1st Artificial Intelligence university?
    A)Russia
    B)UAE
    C)USA
    D)Iran
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    UAE announced the establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence( MBZUAI) in Abu Dhabi.

  12. Recently which bank completed its acquisition with Gruh Finance?
    A)Federal Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)iDBI Bank
    D)Bandhan Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Affordable housing finance company Gruh Finance formally merged with private sector lender Bandhan Bank, in accordance with the amalgamation scheme. Formerly, India’s largest mortgage lender HDFC Ltd was the promoter of Ahmedabad-based Gruh.

  13. According to World Bank,which country halved its poverty rate since the 1990s?
    A)Japan
    B)SriLanka
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has halved its poverty rate since the 1990s and achieved a seven plus growth rate over the last 15 years, the World Bank said.

  14. Which Company along with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni partenered to build Team Cashless India?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Amazon
    C)Mastercard
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mastercard, along with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, announced the launch of a nationwide initiative to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of digital payments.

  15. Which country won the SAFF U-15 women’s championship 2019?
    A)India
    B)Nepal
    C)Pakistan
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India emerged champions of the SAFF U-15 women’s championship 2019 at the Chalimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan defeating Bangladesh 5-3 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 post 90 minutes.

  16. Who became the youngest batsman to score a double century in List A (One-Day) cricket?
    A)Rahul Singh
    B)Priyam Garg
    C)Ayush Badoni
    D)Yashasvi Jaiswal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    17-year-old Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest batsman to score a double century in List A (One-Day) cricket. Jaiswal scored 203 runs from 154 balls against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 at KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur.

  17. Who received the 2018/19 Golden Shoe of the year?
    A)Lionel Messi
    B)Neymar
    C)Mesut Ozil
    D)Eden Hazard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    FC Barcelona striker Argentina’s Lionel Messi received the 2018/19 Golden Shoe, the sixth of his career and the third consecutively.

  18. Recently Jenny Gunn announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Hockey
    D)Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    England all-rounder Jenny Gunn has announced her retirement from international cricket. Gunn has made 259 appearances for her country, winning three World Cups and five Ashes series. She leaves with 204 wickets and 2702 runs under her name across all formats.

  19. Who was given additional charge of Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy?
    A)VK Venugopal
    B)N Narayan
    C)Amit Khare
    D)TNSingh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare was given additional charge of Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day?
    A)Make Handwashing a Habit
    B)Our Hands Our Future
    C)Clean Hands-A recipe for Hands
    D)Clean Hands for All
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important. Global Handwashing Day occurs on 15 October of each year.This year’s theme is “Clean Hands for All”.

  21. What is the theme of this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty?
    A)Accelerating global action for a world without poverty
    B)Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to participation:Ending poverty in all its forms
    C)Building a Sustainable Future:Coming together to end poverty
    D)Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.This year’s theme is “Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Japan?
    A)Won
    B)Krone
    C)euro
    D)Yen
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Oman?
    A)Euro
    B)Rial
    C)Krone
    D)Dinar
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Bandhan Bank?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Kolkata
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

Related posts

Leave a Comment