Current Affairs Quiz: October 20, 2019

Current Affairs 20 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently the Indian Railways will run its first Buddhist Circuit train between India and which other country?
    A)Nepal
    B)Bhutan
    C)China
    D)Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Railways will run its first Buddhist Circuit train between India and Nepal from October 19 to October 26. The train journey will cover sites significant to Gautam Buddha’s life in both India and Nepal.

  2. The 11th Edition of Nuclear Energy Conclave 2019 held in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the 11th Edition of Nuclear Energy Conclave 2019 in New Delhi.

  3. Which country will host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022?
    A)China
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India will host the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 after a proposal received the overwhelming support of member countries at this year’s congregation at Santinago in Chile.

  4. Recently which state government released IRONMAN 70.3 postal stamp?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Goa
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, released a special commemorative IRONMAN 70.3 Goa postal stamp in Panaji. The IRONMAN 70.3 Goa, Half Distance Triathlon will be held in India for the first time ever on October 20.

  5. As per recent data, Indian defence exports to grow to how much amount by 2024?
    A)₹35000 cr
    B)₹30000 cr
    C)₹27000 cr
    D)₹32500 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian defence industry is becoming export-oriented and country’s defence exports are set to grow to Rs 35,000 crore by 2024, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said.

  6. The 2nd edition of Danx 19 was held at which place?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Assam
    C)Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    D)Lakhadweep
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) has conducted the 2nd edition of Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2019 (DANX-19).

  7. Karnataka,Gujarat and which other state have topped in the University-Industry Linkages in a research report conducted by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry?
    A)Kerala
    B)Maharashtra
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat have topped in the University-Industry Linkages (UILs) and have scored 7.8, 7.3 and 6.7, respectively, on the scale of ten in a research report conducted by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  8. Recently United Nation General Assembly has elected how many member states to Human Rights Council?
    A)10
    B)11
    C)12
    D)14
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nation General Assembly has elected 14 States to the 47 member body of UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC). The UNHRC is responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe.

  9. Recently Christina Koch and which other astronaut have made history by completing the first-ever all-female spacewalk?
    A)Krishtlina Georgia
    B)Christiana George
    C)Jessica Meir
    D)Sandy Rose
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history by completing the first-ever all-female spacewalk. They spent 7 hours outside the International Space Station (ISS) replacing a failed power control unit.

  10. Which country to remain on FATF grey list till February 2020?
    A)Iran
    B)Israel
    C)Pakistan
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a major development, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided “in principle” that Pakistan will remain on its grey list till February 2020 and directed the country to take “extra measures” for the “complete elimination” of terror financing and money laundering.

  11. The 2019 Asian Track Cycling Championships is being held in which country?
    A)South Korea
    B)North Korea
    C)Australia
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh bagged a gold medal in the men’s junior Keirin event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships being held at Incheon in South Korea.

  12. Who was appointed as whole time member of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)?
    A)Sudhaker Shukla
    B)Rashmi Jagwani
    C)NK Chaturvedi
    D)Nilesh Shah
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Sudhaker Shukla as Whole-Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

  13. Who was appointed as the new chief of the European Central Bank?
    A)Christine Lagarde
    B)Krystillane Georgia
    C)Indra Nooyi
    D)David Malpass
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    European Union leaders confirmed the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new chief of the European Central Bank.

  14. Recently Kalidas Karmakar passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Director
    B)Sports
    C)actor
    D)Painter
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh Kalidas Karmakar passed away in Dhaka. He was born on January 10, 1946, in Faridpur district, he completed his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1969.

  15. Recently Alicia Alonso has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Painter
    B)Actor
    C)Dancer
    D)Philanthropist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cuban ballet dancer Alicia Alonso has passed away at the age of 98. She is considered one of the greatest 20th Century ballerinas.

  16. Who is the author of book “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life”?
    A)Sachin Tendulkar
    B)MS Dhoni
    C)Saurav Ganguly
    D)Viswanathan Anand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Chess player, Viswanathan Anand has penned a book titled “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life”. The book, published by Hachette India, is releasing on December 11.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Nepal?
    A)Euro
    B)Rial
    C)Rupee
    D)Dinar
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations Human Rights Council?
    A)NewYork
    B)Geneva
    C)Rome
    D)Budapest
    View Answer
    Option B

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