Current Affairs Quiz: October 5, 2019

Current Affairs 5 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Tourism Ministry launched which application for 12 sites of India on occasion of Paryatan Parv 2019?
    A)Audio Sarang
    B)Audio Odigos
    C)Audio Vars
    D)Audio Oreo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tourism Ministry has launched the Audio Guide facility “Audio Odigos” for 12 sites of India (including Iconic Sites) on the occasion of “Paryatan Parv 2019”.

  2. Recently government launched which portal for monitoring coal supply to power plants?
    A)CHAMAK
    B)VARUN
    C)PRANJAY
    D)PRAKASH
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Power Minister RK Singh and Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi have jointly launched PRAKASH – Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony- portal in New Delhi.

  3. Recently which state has become the fully electrified states in the country after providing electricity to over 5 lakh 15 thousand households under the Soubhagya Yojana?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Telangana
    C)Odisha
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telangana has become the fully electrified states in the country after providing electricity to over 5 lakh 15 thousand households under the Soubhagya Yojana introduced by the Centre in October 2017.

  4. Recently CMYogi Adityanath flagged off Tejas Express from Lucknow to which city/UT?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Jammu
    C)Kanpur
    D)Varanasi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express from capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is the first ‘private train’ of the country by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) with world-class luxury and comfort.

  5. Recently Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan and Harsimrat Kaur Badal flagged off which express at New Delhi Railway Station?
    A)Sarbat Da Bhala Express
    B)Sher E Punjab Express
    C)Shatabdi Express
    D)Tejas Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan and Harsimrat Kaur Badal flagged off ‘Sarbat Da Bhala Express’ train at New Delhi railway station. The renamed New Delhi-Ludhiana Intercity Express will ply from New Delhi to Lohian Khas via holy city Sultanpur Lodhi.

  6. Recently which state government announced to set up a sports university?
    A)Bihar
    B)Haryana
    C)Delhi
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his government will set up a ‘Sports University’ in the national capital. Sportspersons will be able to devote all of their time to sports in the university. They will get graduate degrees in different sports like cricket, hockey, football and so on.

  7. Which state became the third state to ban certain categories of pan masala?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Odisha
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan became the third state in India after Maharashtra and Bihar to ban certain categories of pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’. All such products will now be banned in the State under the Food Safety Act.

  8. Which city railway station topped the list of cleanest railway stations in the country, as per a report ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat 2019’ released by Ministry of Railways?
    A)Jaipur
    B)Indore
    C)Lucknow
    D)Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jaipur topped the list of cleanest railway stations in the country, as per a report ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat 2019’ released by Ministry of Railways.

  9. Which city hosted the IANCON 2019, 27th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Hyderabad
    C)Pune
    D)Bangalore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vice President Naidu inaugurated IANCON 2019, 27th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  10. Which organisation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to provide project management consultancy for the development of National Sports University at Imphal, Manipur?
    A)Carrom Federation of India
    B)National Buildings Construction Corporation
    C)Archery Association of India
    D)Olympic Council of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    National Buildings Construction Corporation(NBCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to provide project management consultancy for the development of National Sports University at Imphal, Manipur. NBCC has bagged a Rs 400-crore contract to develop National Sports University.

  11. Which country has unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Zagreb to commemorate the leader’s 150th birth anniversary?
    A)Canada
    B)Zimbabwe
    C)Marshall Islands
    D)Croatia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Croatia has unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Zagreb to commemorate the leader’s 150th birth anniversary.

  12. Which bank has signed MoU with Indian Army for customised services to account holders?
    A)UCO Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Punjab National Bank
    D)Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army under which the bank would offer customised services along with a host of facilities to account holders.

  13. Recently the RBI lowered the Recently the RBI lowered the GDP growth forecast for current financial year 2019-20 to how much percent?
    A)6.1%
    B)6.3%
    C)6.6%
    D)6.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut repo rate for the fifth consecutive time this calendar year to 5.15 per cent from the current 5.4 per cent in a bid to support government measures for boosting economic activity amid benign inflation.

  14. Which Indian cricketer recently resigned from the Cricket Advisory Committee of BCCI?
    A)Sanjay Manjrekar
    B)Ajay Jadeja
    C)Kapil Dev
    D)Saurav Ganguly
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The former Indian captain Kapil Dev has resigned from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of BCCI. This decision comes after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer D.K. Jain sent a notice to the panel comprising of Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy with regards to allegations of conflict of interest as claimed by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta.

  15. Recently Indian men’s hockey team defeated which country to maintain their 100 percent record in the tour?
    A)Canada
    B)Netherlands
    C)Belgium
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian men’s hockey team produced an attacking masterclass to defeat reigning world and European champions Belgium 5-1 in the fifth and last match to maintain their 100 per cent record in their tour of Belgium. The Indian team won all five matches during the tour, beating Belgium 2-0 in the opening match, and registering 6-1 and 5-1 wins over Spain in the next two games, before finishing off their Tour with two wins against Belgium (2-1 and 5-1).

  16. Who was appointed as the Managing Director(MD)and Chief Executive of the Punjab National Bank(PNB)?
    A)Rajesh Menon
    B)SS Mallikarjuna Rao
    C)Sunil Mehta
    D)PV Bharathi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    SS Mallikarjuna Rao was appointed as the Managing Director(MD)and Chief Executive of the Punjab National Bank(PNB). He will replace Sunil Mehta.

  17. Who was appointed the chief executive officer of MyGov India, the government’s citizen-centric online platform?
    A)Abhimanyu Pratap
    B)Abhishek Singh
    C)Vikas Singh
    D)Rajesh Singh Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officer Abhishek Singh was appointed the chief executive officer of MyGov India, the government’s citizen-centric online platform.

  18. Who has been appointed as new MD and CEO of Oil India Company Limited?
    A)PC Chandra
    B)Sanjiv Ranjan
    C)Utpal Bora
    D)Sushil Chandra Mishra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Oil India Limited appointed Sushil Chandra Mishra as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Mishra replaces Utpal Bora.

  19. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NBCC(National Buildings Construction Corporation) Limited?
    A)NC Chandra
    B)Shiv Das Meena
    C)PK Gupta
    D)TN Manoharan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    P K Gupta has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NBCC(National Buildings Construction Corporation) Limited till September 30, 2023. He succeeds Shiv Das Meena.

  20. Who was awarded the 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) prestigious Nansen Award?
    A)Azizbek Ashurov
    B)Eli Latsoudi
    C)Zannah Mustapha
    D)Aqeela Asifi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Human rights lawyer from Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Ashurov was awarded the 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) prestigious Nansen Award.

  21. Who is the author of book “The Tech Whisperer”?
    A)Manoj Sinha
    B)MK Haroon
    C)Jaspreet Bindra
    D)TV Shah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A new book entitled “The Tech Whisperer”, written by digital transformation expert Jaspreet Bindra, features a chapter on AI (Artificial Intelligence). The book has been published by Penguin India.

  22. Recently Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Philosopher
    C)Surgeon
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned kidney transplant surgeon and Padma Shri recipient Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi has passed away due to age-related illnesses. He was 87.

  23. Recently Eric Pleskow passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Film Producer
    C)Author
    D)Philosopher
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    American-Austrian film producer Eric Pleskow the Hollywood tycoon passed away. He was the president of the film company United Artists from 1973 to 1978 and then as co-founder of Orion Pictures where many films under these film companies won Oscar awards.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. What is the currency of Croatia?
    A)Rufiyaa
    B)Krone
    C)Kuna
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the. HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A)Chennai
    B)Surat
    C)Vadodara
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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