Current Affairs Quiz: October 26, 2019

Current Affairs 26 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Indian Railways has launched which machine to render fast ticketing to millions of commuters?
    A)Pay More
    B)One Pay ATM
    C)One Touch ATVM
    D)C Pay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways has launched ‘one touch ATVM’ at 42 suburban stations of Central Railway over Mumbai Suburban Network.

  2. Recently the government accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to state-owned Hindustan Petroleum and which other organisation?
    A)BSNL
    B)Shipping Corporation of India
    C)Nuclear Power Corporation of India
    D)Power Grid Corporation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to state-owned Hindustan Petroleum and Power Grid Corporation, thus giving them greater operational and financial autonomy.

  3. Recently which department released a commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier?
    A)Ministry of Finance
    B)Department of Dairying and Fisheries
    C)Department of Post
    D)Ministry of Defence
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Recently Army chief General Bipin Rawat released a commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier, issued by the Department of Post. Siachen is known as the world’s highest battlefield

  4. Recently which Bollywood actor joined hands with UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development to raise awareness and speak up against sexual abuse of children?

    A)Amitabh Bacchhan
    B)Ayushmaan Khuraana
    C)Shahrukh Khan
    D)Salman Khan

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has joined hands with UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development to raise awareness and speak up against sexual abuse of children.

  5. What is the rank of India in terms of providing pension and retirement benefits to citizens according to report by Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) 2019?
    A)35
    B)31
    C)32
    D)33
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has marginally improved its ranking to 32nd position in terms of providing pension and retirement benefits to citizens compared to last year, according to a report. The country’s score in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) 2019 rose to 45.8 from 44.6 last year.

  6. according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI),global wealth has risen by how much amount in 2019?
    A)$9 trillion
    B)$8 trillion
    C)$7 trillion
    D)$5 trillion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Global wealth has risen by $9 trillion to $360 trillion in 2019, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI). India has made a contribution of $625 billion (nearly 7% of total) to the global wealth. The biggest contribution has come from the US at $4 trillion (45% of total) and China at $1.9 trillion (21% of total).

  7. The 18th NAM Summit held in which city?
    A)Astana
    B)Baku
    C)Copenhagen
    D)Bishkek
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    XVIII Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) with participation of the heads of 60 countries, including Hassan Rouhani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, kicked off in Baku, Azerbaijan.

  8. Which year will mark the 75th anniversary of United Nations (UN)?
    A)2025
    B)2022
    C)2021
    D)2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the UN’s plan to feature a global conversation to build a collective future to mark its 75th anniversary. 24th October 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of United Nations (UN).

  9. According to Fitch Ratings,at how much percent India GDP will grow for FY20?
    A)6.6%
    B)6.0%
    C)5.6%
    D)5.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Fitch Ratings slashed India’s GDP growth forecast in the current fiscal to 5.5 per cent saying a large credit squeeze emanating from shadow banks has pushed economic growth to a six year low.

  10. Recently which company took acquisition in Bengaluru-based tech startup Vahan?
    A)BSNL
    B)Airtel
    C)Vodafone Idea
    D)Jio
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telecom major Bharti Airtel announced the launch of its startup accelerator programme to support growth of early-stage Indian tech startups. Through the initiative, early startups get access to Airtel’s online and offline distribution network, deep market understanding and ecosystem of global strategic partners.

  11. Which statewon the Vijay Hazare trophy?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Karnataka
    C)Assam
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by 60 runs to lift the Vijay Hazare trophy. With this, Karnataka has won the Vijay Hazare trophy for the fourth time.

  12. Who was appointed as the new Administrator of Lakshadweep?
    A)Dineshwar Sharma
    B)Arif Khan
    C)Kalraj Mishra
    D)Anandiben Patel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed former interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma as the new Administrator of Lakshadweep.

  13. Who was appointed as new Governor of Mizoram?
    A)Gita Naik
    B)Ram Naik
    C)PS Sreedharan Pillai
    D)Kalraj Mishra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed BJP leader P.S. Sreedharan Pillai as the Governor of Mizoram.

  14. Who was appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?
    A)Girish Chandra Murmu
    B)Satya Pal Malik
    C)Ram Sevak Kushwaha
    D)RadhaKrishna Mathur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Girish Chandra Murmu as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Radha Krishna Mathur as the first Lt Governor of Ladakh.

  15. Who has been named the winner of Australia India Science, Research and Development category at the 2019 India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA)?
    A)Arunima Bhateja
    B)Neena Mitter
    C)SwapnilSingh Chaturvedi
    D)Beena Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Neena Mitter, Indian-origin professor , an agricultural biotechnologist based at The University of Queensland, has been named the winner of Australia India Science, Research and Development category at the 2019 India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA).

  16. Who won the 2019 Sakharov Prize?
    A)Kursk Morji
    B)Saumya Swaminathan
    C)Lee Ching Wei
    D)IIham Tohti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti (Chinese). He has been awarded the Sakharov Prize for his attempts to “foster dialogue” between Chinese people and the Uighur.

  17. What is the theme of this year United Nations Day?
    A)Environment protection
    B)Universe and Earth
    C)Planet and Earth
    D)Our Planet,Our Future
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which “shall be devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for” its work.This year’s theme is ‘Our Planet. Out Future’.

  18. What is the theme of this year’s WorldPolio Day?
    A)Stories of Progress: Past and present
    B)End Polio now,make history today
    C)A celebration of unsung heroes of polio eradication
    D)Polio Eradication and Planet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Polio Day on 24 October was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis (polio). It is observed to raise awareness about the polio disease and efforts for eradication.This year’s theme is ‘Stories of Progress: Past and present’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A)Rome
    B)Washington DC
    C)NewYork
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Azerbaijan?
    A)Won
    B)Manat
    C)Lira
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option B

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