Current Affairs Quiz: October 8, 2019

Current Affairs 8 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently the The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched which application on oral health awareness?
    A)eDantSeva
    B)Oral Hygiene
    C)EOral
    D)eDant
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness.

  2. Which city hosted the 39th World Congress of Poets?
    A)Kochi
    B)Bhubaneswar
    C)Lucknow
    D)Kanpur
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

  3. As per Indian Meterological Department,which state tops the list with highest number of dry districts?
    A)Odisha
    B)Bihar
    C)Rajasthan
    D)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Haryana had the highest number of dry districts, 19 out of 21, including three where rainfall was scanty in this year’s monsoon season. The overall monsoon deficiency in Haryana was 42%, which made it the driest state in the country in the season after Manipur (-56%).

  4. Peddapalli district of which state topped the rural Swachhta survey?
    A)Telangana
    B)Bihar
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Peddapalli in Telangana has jumped two places in the annual sanitation survey to become the cleanest district replacing Satara in Maharashtra. The most remarkable improvement was recorded by Faridabad which jumped to the second rank in the 2019 rural swachhta survey findings from a lowly 71 a year back.

  5. Recently Indian Army biggest mountain combat exercise ‘Him Vijay’ held in which state?
    A)Manipur
    B)Sikkim
    C)Assam
    D)Arunachal Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Army undergoing its biggest transformation has started its biggest mountain assault exercise called ‘Him Vijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh. The exercise is to test mobility, communication and coordination of such huge body of fast-moving troops in difficult terrain.

  6. The exercise Ekuverin is between India and which other country?
    A)Mauritius
    B)Maldives
    C)Thailand
    D)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tenth edition of the Joint Military Exercise Ekuverin between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force was organised at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra. The Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces have been conducting Exercise Ekuverin meaning ‘Friends’ in the Dhivehi language since 2009.

  7. Who will head the panel set up by IRDA to standardise title insurance for home buyers in India?
    A)TN Bakshi
    B)TL Alamelu
    C)NK Singh
    D)VR Bhanushali
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Regulator IRDAI has started the process to standardise ‘title insurance’ with an aim to promote the product which provides indemnity to property buyers against loss arising from defects in title deeds. Towards this, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has set a working group to revisit the product structure of title insurance

  8. Which country to quit OPEC in 2020 in search of bigger export revenue?
    A)Rwanda
    B)Singapore
    C)Ecuador
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ecuador, one of the smallest members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has announced to leave the 14-nation bloc from Jan. 1 due to fiscal problems.

  9. Recently U Gro Capital has tied up with which bank for co-origination loans to SMEs?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)uCO bank
    D)Bank of Baroda
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    U GRO Capital, a technology-enabled lender to small businesses, has entered into a loan co-origination partnership with Bank of Baroda. The partnership aims to offer customised lending solutions at a competitive rate of interest with a significant reduction in turn-around time to SMEs.

  10. Which bank has launched ‘Debit Card EMI facility’ for its existing customers,?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)SBI
    C)BOB
    D)pNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India launched ‘Debit Card EMI facility’ for its existing customers, whereby they can opt for an EMI tenure of minimum six months to 18 months.

  11. Who has become the 1st Indian to play 100 T20 International matches?
    A)Harmanpreet Kaur
    B)Smriti Mandhana
    C)Mithali Raj
    D)jhulan Goswami
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Harmanpreet Kaur has become the 1st Indian to play 100 T20 International matches. She has joined the club of 10 female players who have reached the three figure mark in terms of appearances.

  12. Who has won women’s China Open 2019?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Naomi Osaka
    C)Ashleigh Barty
    D)Sania Mirza
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Japan’s Naomi Osaka has won the China Open held in Beijing, China. She defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

  13. Who won men’s singles Japan Open 2019?
    A)Leander Paes
    B)Roger Federer
    C)John Millman
    D)Novak Djokovic
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Novak Djokovic defeated Australia’s John Millman in the finals to win the Japan Open title. He defeated Millman with a score of 6-3, 6-2 and secured a 76th career singles tournament win.

  14. Who has won the Hero Women’s Indian Open held at Gurugram, Haryana?
    A)Christine Wolf
    B)Christinea Paliskova
    C)Naomi Osaka
    D)Sammy Nancy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Austria’s Christine Wolf has won the Hero Women’s Indian Open held at Gurugram, Haryana

  15. Who has become the youngest player to take a T20 hat-trick?
    A)Mohammed Shoaib
    B)Mohammed Nabi
    C)Jasprit Bumrah
    D)Mohammed Hasnain
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain has become the youngest player to take a T20 hat-trick.

  16. Who has been appointed as new PM of Portugal?
    A)Pedro Passos
    B)Antonia Costa
    C)Marcelo Vieeera
    D)Anibal Cavaco
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Portugal’s Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa, has won the second term in the elections held in Portuguese.

  17. Who has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology?
    A) William G. Kaelin Jr
    B) Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe
    C) Gregg L. Semenza
    D)All of the above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Nobel Assembly has decided to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr. (US), Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe (UK) and Gregg L. Semenza (US) for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

  18. Recently Diahann Carroll passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Sports
    C)Actress
    D)Poet
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    US actress Diahann Carroll, who won Golden Globe and Tony awards and was nominated for an Oscar passed away.

  19. What is the theme of this year’s World Habitat Day?
    A)Frontier Technologies as an innovative Tool to Transform Waste into Wealth
    B)Housing Policies,Affordable Homes
    C)Habitats and the World Policies
    D)Homes and Technology
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.It was observed on 7th October 2019 this year.The 2019 theme is ‘Frontier Technologies as an innovative Tool to Transform Waste into Wealth’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ Of Indian Meterology Department?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the capital of Maldives?
    A)Thimphu
    B)Colombo
    C)Male
    D)Maafushi
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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