Current Affairs Quiz: October 2, 2019

Current Affairs 2 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which organisation joined hands with Doordarshan for TV show to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation?
    A)WHO
    B)UNESCO
    C)RBI
    D)UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rarely heard audio clips of Mahatma Gandhi will be featured as part of an hour-long television programme jointly hosted by the UNESCO and Doordarshan to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

  2. Which state recently launched the ‘Plants for Plastic’ campaign?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Assam
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Assam, in order to gradually collect and remove the harmful plastics from the eco- system Bongaigaon District administration has launched a campaign ‘Plants for Plastic’. The campaign aims to encourage people to collect and remove plastic from their houses, commercial establishments and educational institutions.

  3. Which state retained its top place in Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI)?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Kerala
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kerala has retained their places as the best states in terms of school education in the country. The revelation came in the Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI) for the year 2016-17 which was released recently. Tamil Nadu retained the second spot.

  4. The Gandhi Film Festival to be held in which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Film Division in association with India Tourism will organise a Gandhi Film Festival at JB Hall in Mumbai from 2nd to 6th October.

  5. The 6th edition of International Conference Mascrade 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade) was held in which city/UT?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 6th edition of International Conference Mascrade 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade) was held on 26-27, September 2019 in New Delhi.

  6. Which has become the first Indian bank to have a branch in the Australian state of Victoria?
    A)IDBI
    B)SBI
    C)PNB
    D)BOB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India has opened its Melbourne office, becoming the first Indian bank to have a branch in the Australian state of Victoria.

  7. According to RBI data,India’s current account deficit narrowed to how much percent of GDP?
    A)2%
    B)2.5%
    C)3%
    D)4%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to 14.3 billion dollars or two per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) during April to June, data released by the Reserve Bank of India showed.

  8. Which Insurance Company recently tied up with Paytm for a Corporate Agency tie up to offer comprehensive life insurance solutions?
    A)Aegon Life Insurance
    B)Max Bupa Life Insurance
    C)IDBI Federal
    D)SBI Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Seeking to increase insurance penetration, Aegon Life Insurance, pioneer of digital insurance in India, has joined hands with Paytm, India’s largest digital payments company, for a Corporate Agency tie up to offer comprehensive life insurance solutions. As a part of the tie up, Paytm will distribute Aegon Life products to its customers.

  9. The World Tournoi satellite competition is being held in which country?
    A)Singapore
    B)Thailand
    C)Belgium
    D)Canada
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian fencer C. A. Bhavani Devi clinched the silver medal in the women’s sabre individual category in the Tournoi satellite competition (World level) at Ghent, Belgium. Bhavani lost 15-10 to Anna Bashta of Azerbaijan in the final.

  10. Who has won his 4th 100 metres title at IAAF World Championship?
    A)Rupert Boneham
    B)
    C)Rob Mariano
    D)Ozzy Lusth
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:
    Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her fourth women’s 100 metres world title in Doha in stunning style.

  11. Who has won Russian Grand Prix?
    A)Valtteri Bottas
    B)Sebastian Vettel
    C)Lewis Hamilton
    D)Nico Rosberg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix (Formula 1 GP) at Sochi Autodrom race track in Russia. Mercedes Valtteri Bottas (Finland) and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (Monaco) won the second and third spot respectively.

  12. Who has been appointed as the Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau?
    A)Rajesh Kumar Vyas
    B)Vikas Chaturvedi
    C)NKSingh
    D)KS Dhatwalia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior Indian Information Service officer, KS Dhatwalia, has been appointed as the Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau.

  13. Who has been appointed as bank administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited?
    A)Jai Bhagwan Boria
    B)S Waryam Singh
    C)N Vishwanathan
    D)Tanmay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai and appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the bank’s administrator with all powers of the board. Jai Bhagwan Bhoria replaces S.Waryam Singh.

  14. Recently Jessie Norman passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Actress
    B)Philosophy
    C)Opera star
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has passed away. She was 74.

  15. Recently V Ganesan passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Sports
    B)Army
    C)Navy
    D)Actor
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian National Army (INA) veteran V Ganesan has passed away. He joined Netaji’s INA at the age of 18 and received six months of military training in Singapore.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A)Rome
    B)Zurich
    C)Paris
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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