Current Affairs Quiz: October 24, 2019

Current Affairs 24 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Union Cabinet approved merger of which company with MTNL?
    A)Jio
    B)BSNL
    C)Vodafone
    D)Idea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved merger of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The centre approved a package of nearly Rs 70,000 crore for the two financially stressed entities.

  2. Which country install Electronic Interlocking System on Grand Chord route?
    A)Norway
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways has installed the most advanced Electronic Interlocking System on the Grand Chord route. The measure is expected to help Indian Railways speed up trains and achieve the objective of reducing the travel time between Delhi and Howrah to about 12 hours from the existing 17 to 19 hours.

  3. Which state government decided to give no government jobs having more than two children after January 1, 2021?
    A)Assam
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Assam Cabinet decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021 as per the small family norm.

  4. As per Crime in India Report 2017,which state tops the list of states in crimes against women?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The annual Crime in India Report 2017 was released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). 3,59,849 cases of crime against women were reported in India. Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states with the most number of crimes against women with 56,011 cases. It was followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal with 30,002 cases.

  5. The 1st MeitY Start-up Summit held in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad unveiled a series of new initiatives by Ministry of Electronics & Information (MeitY) in the first MeitY Start-up Summit held in New Delhi.

  6. The 1st India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ meet was held in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Gangtok
    D)Guwahati
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 1st India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ meet was held in Guwahati, Assam. The idea of the meet is to put Assam at the focus point of India’s trade expansion with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.

  7. Which platform was launched for national repository of India’s cyber tech capabilities?
    A)SagarRatna
    B)TechSagar
    C)TechFriend
    D)TechFit
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office in partnership with Data Security Council (DSCI) of India launched TechSagar – a platform to discover India’s technological capability through a portal. The portal will list business and research entities from the IT industry, startups, academia, and individual researchers.

  8. Recently President Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone of Sri Sathya Sai Sanathana Samskruti Project in which country?
    A)Nepal
    B)Japan
    C)Myanmar
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Japan laid the foundation stone for Sri Sathya Sai Sanathana Samskruti Project at Sai no Sato, Kakegawa in Japan.

  9. As per McKinsey’s Global Banking Annual Review, India’s revenue growth in banking sector dropped to how much percent?
    A)12.5%
    B)11.2%
    C)10.5%
    D)10.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The McKinsey’s Global Banking Annual Review launched said Indian revenue growth within India’s banking sector has dropped from 22 per cent (2002-07) to 10.3 per cent (2010-18).

  10. Recently Pine Labs has joined hands with which bank to offer EMI facility for its debit card customers?
    A)SBI
    B)IDBI
    C)Canara Bank
    D)Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pine Labs,an Indian merchant platform company has joined hands with Indian multinational, public sector bank, State Bank of India (SBI) to offer EMIs (equated monthly instalments) for debit card transactions.

  11. Which team won Pro Kabaddi Title?
    A)Lucknow nawabs
    B)Pune Warriors
    C)Bengal Warriors
    D)Dabang Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A clinical Bengal Warriors clinched their maiden Pro Kabaddi League title by defeating Dabang Delhi 39-34 in a pulsating summit clash.

  12. The 2019 World Military Games held in which country?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Myanmar
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai bagged the third gold medal for India in the ongoing World Military Games at Wuhan, China.

  13. Who took over as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
    A)Sachin Tendulkar
    B)VVS Laxman
    C)Saurav Ganguly
    D)MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly took over as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He will succeed interim chief C K Khanna.

  14. The 2024 Olympic Games will held in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Geneva
    C)Paris
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Paris has unveiled a gold-medal-shaped emblem for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games that incorporates the Olympic flame and the lips of Marianne.

  15. Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),?
    A)Nilesh Jain
    B)D Arora
    C)Sunil Arora
    D)Pankaj Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government appointed Pankaj Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), as part of a major reshuffle in the top bureaucracy that saw the appointments of new secretaries in crucial ministries.

  16. Who has been appointed as the Policy Advisor in the External Affairs Ministry in the rank of Additional Secretary?
    A)NK Singh
    B)Ramesh Singh
    C)Ashok Malik
    D)Sunil Jain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ashok Malik has been appointed as the Policy Advisor in the External Affairs Ministry in the rank of Additional Secretary.

  17. Which City college students win Marconi Awards for apps on women safety and checking air pollution?
    A)Delhi
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Two digital applications (apps) developed by Indian undergraduate students from Delhi for women’s safety and to check air pollution in Delhi on smartphones won the Marconi Society annual awards for the good of humanity.

  18. Which Company has won the DigiDhan Mission Fin-tech Award 2018-2019 for ‘Innovation in Digital Payments through Emerging Technology’ at the MeitY Start-up Summit 2019 held in Delhi?
    A)PhonePe
    B)Paytm
    C)BharatPe
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    BharatPe, India’s largest merchant fin-tech company has won the DigiDhan Mission Fin-tech Award 2018-2019 for ‘Innovation in Digital Payments through Emerging Technology’ at the MeitY Start-up Summit 2019 held in Delhi.

  19. Which Institute tops the list in annual university rankings 2020 published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS),?
    A)IISc Bengaluru
    B)IIM Lucknow
    C)IIT Kanpur
    D)IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to the annual university rankings 2020 published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), IIT Bombay, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and IIT Delhi were ranked as the top three educational institutes in India.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD)?
    A)Growth Through Speaking

    B)Listen and Heard
    C)raise your voice
    D)Hearing voice

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    October 22 was designated International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) in 1998. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people – one percent of the world’s population – who have the speech disorder of stuttering.This year;s theme is ‘Growth Through Speaking’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of BSNL?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A)Rupee
    B)Krone
    C)Taka
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option C

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