Current Affairs Quiz: October 22, 2019

Current Affairs 22 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated ‘Col Chewang Rinchen Setu’, in which region?
    A)Kashmir
    B)Ladakh
    C)Jammu
    D)Leh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated ‘Col Chewang Rinchen Setu’, India’s highest altitude all-weather permanent bridge, over Shyok river in Ladakh region. The bridge has been built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and connects Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in Eastern Ladakh.

  2. Recently Defence Ministry cleared acquisition worth how much amount for the Indian Army including Made in India anti-tank guided missiles for taking out enemy tanks?
    A)₹3300 cr
    B)₹3500 cr
    C)₹3900 cr
    D)₹3700 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Defence Ministry cleared acquisitions worth over Rs 3,300 crore for the Indian Army including Made in India anti-tank guided missiles for taking out enemy tanks.

  3. Recently how many hospitals have been rewarded by the government with ‘gold certificates’ for bringing in quality culture in providing healthcare services to the patients under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)?
    A)5
    B)4
    C)2
    D)3
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a first in India, three hospitals have been rewarded by the government with ‘gold certificates’ for bringing in quality culture in providing healthcare services to the patients under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

  4. As per study by CARE ratings,which state ranked first in terms of expenditure incurred on capital outlay/asset creation (capex) by State governments during 2015-2019 on irrigation in India?
    A)Telangana
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to a study by CARE Ratings, Telangana was ranked first in terms of expenditure incurred on capital outlay/asset creation (capex) by State governments during 2015-2019 on irrigation in India.

  5. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India,which town emerged as the most polluted city in India with the Air Quality Index (AQI) figures at 358?
    A)Nagod
    B)Devendranagar
    C)Loni
    D)Panna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India, Loni rural (Dehat) of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh emerged as the most polluted city in India with the Air Quality Index (AQI) figures at 358. Strict measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) were implemented in the city to tackle air pollution.

  6. Recently World Animal Protection launches city wide campaign on Better Dairy in which city/UT?
    A)Kanpur
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    International animal welfare organisation – World Animal Protection launched their city-wide ‘Better Dairy’ campaign in New Delhi.

  7. Recently which institute invented “PM 2.5” device to curb air pollution?
    A)IIT Kharagpur
    B)IIT Kanpur
    C)IIT Bombay
    D)BHU
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kharagpur has invented a device called “PM 2.5” when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. 1 car fitted with the device can neutralise the pollution emitted from 10 cars in its vicinity.

  8. Which Insurance company launched video calling service ‘i-SERV’ to enhance customer service experience?
    A)Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    B)IDBI Federal Insurance
    C)National Insurance Company Limited
    D)Max Bupa Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has taken yet another step towards digital disruption by launching i-SERV, a first-of-its-kind video calling service within the life insurance industry.

  9. Which company tied up with Synchrony to launch co-branded Venmo’s first credit card?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)Paytm
    C)PayPal
    D)Google Pay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    PayPal Holdings Inc and Synchrony partnered to launch co-branded Venmo’s first credit card. Synchrony will become the exclusive issuer of a Venmo co-branded consumer credit card in the United States (US). It is expected to be launched in the second half of 2020.

  10. Which pair won the badminton mixed doubles title at the Egypt International 2019 in Cairo, Egypt?
    A)Kuhoo Garg and Nikhil Jain
    B)Dinesh ShAh and Karishma Sharma
    C)Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar
    D)Kuhoo Garg and Dhruv Rawat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kuhoo Garg and Dhruv Rawat win the badminton mixed doubles title at the Egypt International 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

  11. Recently which IPL franchise appointed Andrew Barry McDonald as new head coach for a tenure of three years?
    A)Mumbai Indians
    B)Chennai Super Kings
    C)Royal Challengers Bangalore
    D)Rajasthan Royals
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have appointed Australian coach and cricketer Andrew Barry McDonald as new head coach for a tenure of three years.

  12. The 9th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2019 was held in which country?
    A)Singapore
    B)Thailand
    C)Malaysia
    D)Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Great Britain defeated India in the finals by 2-1 in the 9th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2019, an international men’s under-21 field hockey tournament, was held at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It was their 3rd title.

  13. Recently Joko Widodo was sworn in as president of which country?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Thailand
    C)Indonesia
    D)Maldives
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Faced with a string of fresh challenges including security, corruption and economic slowdown, Indonesia‘s popular President Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second and final five-year term.

  14. Who launched the book titled ‘Bridgital Nation’ in New Delhi.?
    A)Narendra Modi
    B)Venkaiah Naidu
    C)Ram Nath Kovind
    D)Rahul Gandhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a book titled ‘Bridgital Nation’ in New Delhi. The book has been authored by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Roopa Purushothaman Eminent industrialist.

  15. Recently Mark Hurd,CEO of which company passed away?
    A)Paytm
    B)Wechat
    C)Microsoft
    D)Oracle
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Co-Chief executive Officer(CEO) of Oracle Mark Hurd, passed away. He was previously served as chairman, CEO, and president of Hewlett-Packard (HP).

  16. What is the theme of this year’s World Statistics Day?
    A)High Quality statistic Information
    B)Quality Assurance in Statistics
    C)Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    D)Better Data, Better Lives
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Statistics Day was an international day celebrated for the first time on 20 October 2010 worldwide. World Statistics Day is celebrated every five years. The day acknowledges the fundamental importance of sustainable national statistical capacity.The 2019 World Statistics day theme is “Better Data, Better Lives”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Whereis the HQ of CARE Ratings ?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Kolkata
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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