Current Affairs Quiz: September 21, 2019

Current Affairs 21 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. According to WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report,how much percent of Open defecation down in India between 2000-2017?
    A)44%
    B)42%
    C)47%
    D)43%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    As much as 43 per cent of Indians have gained access to basic sanitation, while the practice of open defecation decreased by 47 per cent in the country between 2000 and 2017, says a WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report.

  2. Recently Khaltmaagiin Battulga arrived in New Delhi on a five-day visit to India.He is the reigning president of which country?
    A)South Africa
    B)Zimbabwe
    C)Kazakhstan
    D)Mongolia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga arrived in New Delhi on a five-day visit to India with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries.

  3. Recently Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched (MIS) portal for stakeholders of the Accessible India Campaign (AIC).What does “I” stand in MIS?

    A)Institute
    B)India
    C)Information
    D)Infrastructure

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the Management Information System (MIS) portal for stakeholders of the Accessible India Campaign (AIC).

  4. Recently as per Defence Minister Rajnath Singh,India will achieve 26 billion dollars Defence Industry by Which year?
    A)2027
    B)2025
    C)2030
    D)2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Defence minister Rajnath Singh has said, India will achieve 26 Billion dollars Defence Industry by 2025. He said, Defence sector has been identified as one of the most prominent sectors under Make in India initiative to realize 5 Trillion dollar Economy by 2024. He said, performance of Indian defence industry has not been commensurate with its potential in past.

  5. Which state declared 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology?
    A)Telangana
    B)Kerala
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology.

  6. Recently The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be setting up a world-class National Police University (NPU) in Which city/UT?
    A)Pune
    B)Greater Noida
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be setting up a world-class National Police University (NPU) dedicated to advancement and dissemination of education, research and scholarships of the highest quality in the domain of policing science, forensic science, cyber forensics, criminology, criminal justice, risk management and related areas.

  7. Recently Which state government has decided to set up ‘Swachh Bharat World University’?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Government of Maharashtra has decided to set up ‘Swachh Bharat World University’ in Wardha to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The University will focus on research studies in sanitation, cleanliness and environment.

  8. The 35th Tri-Services Commanders conference was held in which city?
    A)Surat
    B)Pune
    C)Nagpur
    D)Jaisalmer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 35th Tri-Services Commanders conference was held in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The conference is an annual exercise to strengthen the jointness and synergy amongst the three service commands of the Army, Navy and Air Force while undertaking Operations, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief missions in the region.

  9. Recently The Indian Air Force and the DRDO successfully carried out the third consecutive test firing of which missile off the coast of Odisha?
    A)Vela
    B)Ranjit
    C)Vayu
    D)Astra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Air Force and the DRDO successfully carried out the third consecutive test firing of Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile off the coast of Odisha.

  10. Recently Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman KN Vyas has launched the NCG Vishwam Cancer Care Connect in which city?
    A)Paris
    B)Rome
    C)London
    D)Vienna
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman KN Vyas has launched the NCG Vishwam Cancer Care Connect in Vienna, Austria on the sidelines of 63rd general conference of IAEA.

  11. Recently Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur announced the opening of a cricket and sports academy at Which place?
    A)Srinagar
    B)Leh
    C)Shimla
    D)Jammu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a boost to sports training in the region, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, in his first official visit to Union Territory of Ladakh, announced the opening of a Cricket and Sports Academy in Leh.

  12. What is the name of mascot for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Beijing?
    A)Giant Panda
    B)White Tiger
    C)Cabellors
    D)Custers
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Beijing has released its mascot for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games — a smiling giant panda wearing a suit made to resemble ice. The panda is named Bing Dwen Dwen — in Mandarin, “bing” means ice and “dwen dwen” means robust and lively.

  13. The Commonwealth Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships 2019 is being held in Which country?
    A)Finland
    B)USA
    C)Canada
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chennai-based powerlifter Arthi Arun has won five gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships 2019, St. John’s, Canada.

  14. Who has become the highest T20I run-getter in world cricket?
    A)Asif Ali
    B)Steve Smith
    C)Babar Azam
    D)Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India skipper Virat Kohli has become the highest T20I run-getter after he played an unbeaten knock of 72 runs to defeat South Africa.

  15. What is the rank of India in the latest FIFA rankings?
    A)102nd
    B)103rd
    C)104th
    D)105th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian football team has dropped one spot to 104 in the latest FIFA rankings which were revealed recently.

  16. Recently Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).He belongs to which country team?
    A)Pakistan
    B)India
    C)Zimbabwe
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

  17. Who has been appointed the next chief of the India Air Force (IAF)?
    A)Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
    B)Ajit Singh Chaudhary
    C)Karambir Singh
    D)BS Dhanao
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Central government appointed Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria the next chief of the India Air Force (IAF).

  18. Recently How many institutions(public and private) were given institute of eminence (IoE) tag by HRD ministry?
    A)22
    B)18
    C)16
    D)14
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The ministry of human resource development (HRD) has named seven private and an equal number public institutions for the institute of eminence (IoE) tag, following the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

  19. Who is the author of book “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas”?
    A)Nilanjana Roy
    B)Dhaval Kulkarni
    C)Gaurav koshik
    D)Raj Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The book titled “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas” written by the journalist Dhaval Kulkarni was released. It is published by Penguin Random House. The book depicts the political journey of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.

  20. Recently Sathar passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Sports
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Sathar, who figured prominently in South Indian films in the 1970s and 80s, has passed away. He was 67.

  21. What is the theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day 2019?
    A)Speak Up for Patient Safety
    B)Safe Medication and Health for All
    C)Global Health Concern
    D)Patient Safety: a global health priority
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Recognizing the urgency of the issue, on Tuesday 17 September 2019, health stakeholders from all over the world will come together, united in a celebration of the first ever World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). This is a unique opportunity for patients, patients’ groups, carers, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to join the common cause for safe-patient-centred healthcare as an essential component for the achievement universal health coverage.The theme of World Patient Safety Day 2019 is “Patient Safety: a global health priority” and the slogan is “Speak up for patient safety.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of Atomic Energy Commission of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kolkata
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the capital of Mongolia?
    A)UlanUde
    B)Ulaanbaatar
    C)Nursultan
    D)Astana
    View Answer
    Option B

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