Current Affairs Quiz: October 19 and 20, 2020

Current Affairs 19 and 20 October 2020 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.
Quiz from Current Affairs 18 and 19 October 2020 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of October 18 and 19, 2020

  1. According to a study published in the Lancet journal, which state/UT in India has the highest life expectancy rate?
    A) Kerala
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madya Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but there are wide inequalities between states, according to a new study which assessed more than 286 causes of death and 369 diseases and injuries in more than 200 countries and territories across the world.
    The study, published in the Lancet journal, noted that life expectancy in India has risen from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019, ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Which state launched a ‘Hath dhona, Roke corona’ campaign on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day emphasising upon the sanitation practice of hand washing?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,Yogi Adityanath emphasised upon the sanitation practice of hand washing while launching a ‘Hath dhona, Roke corona’ campaign on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day.
  3. What is the rank of India in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020?
    A) 102
    B) 99
    C) 83
    D) 94
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India ranked 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and continues to be in the “serious” hunger category, though it has made some progress, particularly since the enactment of National Food Security Act. Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries.
  4. India and which country unveiled plans for a joint thrust in the e-health sector, with the aim of providing digital health facilities and security to every Indian?
    A) Poland
    B) Netherlands
    C) Syria
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and the Netherlands unveiled plans for a joint thrust in the e-health sector, with the aim of providing digital health facilities and security to every Indian.
  5. Where did the annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 held?
    A) Uppuveli Coast
    B) Mirissa Coast
    C) Trincomalee Coast
    D) Hiriketiya Coast
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The eighth edition of the annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 from October 19 to 21 begins at Trincomalee coast in Sri Lanka.
  6. Tata Motors has parterned with which bank for financing of its passenger vehicles launching schemes ‘Gradual Step Up Scheme’ and ‘TML Flexi Drive Scheme’?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tata Motors said it has parterned with HDFC Bank for financing of its passenger vehicles. Through the partnership, the company said it has introduced two new schemes’ Gradual Step Up Scheme’ and ‘TML Flexi Drive Scheme’ with an eye on making its products more accessible and driving up sales in the festive season.
  7. Who won the gold medal in the Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship, held virtually?
    A) Elavenil Valarivan
    B) Manu Bhaker
    C) Mehuli Ghosh
    D) Apurvi Chandela
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World number one Indian Elavenil Valarivan won a gold medal and Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver in the Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship, held virtually. The championship was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF).
  8. Which team won the I-League 2019-20 trophy?
    A) East Bengal
    B) Kerala Blasters
    C) Bengaluru FC
    D) Mohun Bagan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The I-League 2019-20 trophy was handed over to the champions Mohun Bagan at a city hotel in Kolkata.
  9. Who won the women’s single title of the Denmark Open?
    A) Carolina Marin
    B) Sayaka Hirota
    C) Nozomi Okuhara
    D) Yuki Fukushima
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Badminton, former World Champion Nozomi Okuhara clinched the Denmark Open title beating three-time world champion Carolina Marin in women’s singles.
    In the men’s singles final, world number seven Anders Antonsen of Denmark defeated his compatriot Rasmus Gemke.
  10. Umar Gul, cricketer from which country announced his retirement from all forms of cricket?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Iran
    C) Pakistan
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Pakistan speedster Umar Gul announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket after the end of the ongoing National T20 Cup.
  11. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, secretary under which ministry got extension of his service till 22nd August, 2021?
    A) Home Ministry
    B) Ministry of External Affairs
    C) Education Ministry
    D) Science and Development Ministry
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has got extension of service till 22nd August, 2021.
  12. Who has been elected unopposed as the new president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)?
    A) Vikas Sethi
    B) Rohan Jaitley
    C) Rahul Goswami
    D) Suresh Mehta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rohan Jaitley, the son of former finance minister late Arun Jaitley, has been elected unopposed as the new president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
  13. Jacinda Ardern won a second term as Prime Minister of which country?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Denmark
    C) Switzerland
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office in an election landslide of historic proportions.
  14. Who has been elected as President of the Editors Guild of India announced by the top body of editorial leaders?
    A) Sheetal Nath
    B) Bhavna Setia
    C) Reema Juneja
    D) Seema Mustafa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Seema Mustafa, the Editor of The Citizen, has been elected as President of the Editors Guild of India announced by the top body of editorial leaders.
    Hardnews editor Sanjay Kapoor was elected as General Secretary. Anant Nath, the Editor of The Caravan, was elected unopposed as Treasurer.
  15. Who has been elected as the chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the term 2020-21?
    A) Dinesh Kumar Khara
    B) Preetam Singh Chadha
    C) Rajkiran Rai G
    D) Suresh Chand Mittal
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) said Union Bank of India’s MD and CEO Rajkiran Rai G has been elected as the association’s chairman for the term 2020-21.
    State Bank of India’s chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara has been elected as the deputy chairman of the association.
  16. Aishwarya Sridhar who became the first Indian woman to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, won the award of her photograph titled what?
    A) Snow Exposure
    B) Face of Deception
    C) Lights of Passion
    D) The Moment
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Making India proud, Aishwarya Sridhar, 23, has become the first Indian woman to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
    Sridhar’s photograph titled ‘Lights of Passion’ bagged the coveted title at the award show organised by the National History Museum.
  17. In October 2020, India successfully conducted a night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable which missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha?
    A) Prithvi-2
    B) Prithvi-3
    C) Prithvi-4
    D) Prithvi-5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India successfully conducted a night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha.
  18. BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from Indian Navy’s which indigenously-built stealth destroyer?
    A) INS Kochi
    B) INS Kolkata
    C) INS Mysore
    D) INS Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea.
  19. Shri Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy who passed away was related to which type of music?
    A) Raga
    B) Carnatic
    C) Classical
    D) Dhrupad
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Padmabhushana Vid. Shri Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy, one among the finest gurus of carnatic music in India, passed away. He was 86.
  20. Who is the author of the book titled “On the Trail of Buddha: A Journey to the East”?
    A) Deepankar Aron
    B) Vikram Seth
    C) Durjoy Datta
    D) Upamanyu Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “On the Trail of Buddha: A Journey to the East” by Deepankar Aron has been released by West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
  21. What is the theme of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020?
    A) Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all
    B) Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty
    C) Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights
    D) Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated each year on October 17 throughout the world.
    The theme for this year is “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Banks’ Association situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Editors Guild of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A

Related posts

Leave a Comment