Current Affairs Quiz: October 30, 2019

Current Affairs 30 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who willhead the panel on measures to ease financial stress in telecom?
    A)Arvind Dutta
    B)Rajiv Mehta
    C)TN Manoharan
    D)Rajiv Gauba
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government is constituting a high-level panel under Rajiv Gauba, the Cabinet Secretary to suggest measures for mitigating financial stress in the telecom sector.

  2. Which common foundation course for civil service probationers is underway at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat?
    A)Ganesh
    B)Akash
    C)Arkash
    D)Aarambh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Aarambh’, the common foundation course for civil service probationers is underway at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat, with around 450 civil service probationers participating in it.

  3. Which state has launched online platform SMARTPORT?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Maharashtra
    D)TamilNadu
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh, which is ranked number 1 in Ease of Doing Business in the country, is set to become a pioneer by bringing port-related services also under the EDB ambit through a new initiative called SMARTPORT.

  4. Which district of Gujarat has become the first Kerosene-free district of the state?
    A)Vadodara
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Gandhinagar
    D)Surat
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Gandhinagar district of Gujarat has become the first Kerosene-free district of the state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has allotted one thousand LPG connections to the women beneficiaries of Gandhinagar district.

  5. Which state has launched a a social service initiative aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and welfare of its citizens in distress?
    A)Assam
    B)Odisha
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Bihar
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a social service initiative aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and the welfare of Odias in distress.

  6. Which state has announced several incentives for the athletes of the state after interactions with Sports Hostel students?
    A)WestBengal
    B)Assam
    C)Odisha
    D)Karnataka
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced several incentives for the athletes of the state after interactions with Sports Hostel students.
  7. Recently a new history was created at Ayodhya in UP as a record 6 lakh earthen lamps lit up.Ayodhya is situated on which river?
    A)Yamuna
    B)Sarayu
    C)Ganga
    D)Gomti
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A new history was created at Ayodhya in UP as a record 6 lakh earthen lamps lit up the Sarayu river bank on the eve of Diwali, days ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the title suit over the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land.

  8. Which Company has launched Preventive Health’ Tool to Raise Awareness of Personal Health Concerns?
    A)Facebook
    B)Google
    C)Microsoft
    D)Amazon
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Facebook has introduced a new health tool to push users towards preventive health measures. The Preventive Health tool connects users to health resources and assists in setting checkup reminders. In its official blog, Facebook explained that the activity within Preventive Health will not be posted publicly or shared with others.

  9. Recently who climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-high mountains in a record-breaking 189 days?
    A)Swaminathan Swamy
    B)Kalidas Raman
    C)Nirmal Nims Purja
    D)Dwayne Johnson
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Nirmal “Nims” Purja, a Nepalese former British army soldier has climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-high mountains in a record-breaking 189 days – a feat that has taken other climbers years to achieve.

  10. Which company CEO topped the list in Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019 as per Harvard Business Review?
    A)Google
    B)Microsoft
    C)Apple
    D)Nvidia
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019′ list compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) features 100 CEOs. The list has been topped by American technology company NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang. Among the top 10 chief executives on the list, 3 spots have been occupied by the Indian-origin CEOs.

  11. Recently which company got approval from IRDAI to sell life and non-life insurance products?
    A)Hike
    B)Mobikwik
    C)Ebix
    D)Paytm
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Asia’s oldest exchange BSE and its joint venture partner Ebix, the global leader in insurance exchanges, have received in-principle approval for a certificate of registration to act as a direct insurance broker under the IRDAI (Insurers Brokers) Regulations 2018.

  12. Who won the Zozo Championship 2019?
    A)Carlos Braithwaite
    B)Tim Joseph
    C)Sam Snead
    D)Tiger Woods
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Zozo Championship 2019 tournament title was clinched by America’s Tiger Woods, aged 43, which was his 82nd PGA Tour crown.

  13. Recently which Bangladeshi cricketer was banned by ICC for not reporting a corrupt approach for 2 years?
    A)Shakib Al Hasan
    B)Masrafe Murtuza
    C)Tamim Iqbal
    D)Mohammed Arif Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan has been suspended for two years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting a corrupt approach, ruling him out of the tour of India which starts November 3.

  14. Who has been sworn as 47th Chief Justice of India?
    A)HC Prasad
    B)N Ibotombi Singh
    C)Sharad Arvind Bobde
    D)Ranjan Gogoi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde will take oath as the CJI on November 18th, a day after incumbent Ranjan Gogoi demits office. He will have a tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23rd, 2021.

  15. Who has been appointed as Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards?
    A)Anoop Singh
    B)ArvindDutta
    C)Alok Chaturvedi
    D)Pramod Kumar Tiwari
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pramod Kumar Tiwari has been appointed as Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

  16. Who has taken charge as the new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG)?
    A)PC Chandra
    B)Arvind Chaturvedi
    C)Atanu Chakraborty
    D)Anup Kumar Singh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh has taken charge as the new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG).

  17. Which organisation was conferred with the National CSR Award 2018 for excellence in corporate social responsibility by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs?
    A)Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
    B)Paytm
    C)Airtel Payments Bank
    D)Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd was conferred with the National CSR Award 2018 for excellence in corporate social responsibility by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

  18. Recently V Nanammal passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Actor
    C)Yoga Teacher
    D)journalist
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country has lost its oldest yoga teacher and exponent, V Nanammal. Her family said the yoga teacher who was confined to her bed for the past 30 days due to a fall she suffered, died peacefully.

  19. Recently Taro Chatung passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)author
    C)Journalist
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh’s Veteran journalist Taro Chatung has passed away after a brief illness. He was 57.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s National Ayurveda Day?
    A)Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes
    B)Ayurveda and Naturopethy
    C)HerbalTreatment
    D)Yogic Breathing
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). This year Ayurveda Day is being observed on 25th October 2019. Ayurveda is perceived as one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times. Its holistic approach whether for healthy individuals or for diseased ones remains unparalleled. The theme for this year is ‘Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IRDAI?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Nvidia?
    A)Rome
    B)New York
    C)California
    D)Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option C

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