Current Affairs Quiz: October 9, 2019

Current Affairs 9 October 2019 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was offered by India to Mongolia for building oil refinery?
    A)$236 million
    B)$250 million
    C)$275 million
    D)$300 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has offered an additional $ 236 million credit to Mongolia for setting up a 1.5 million tonne per annum oil refinery in that country.

  2. Recently Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched which initiative to connect with stakeholders of of the rivers?
    A)Ganga Rejuvenation
    B)Ganga Amantaran
    C)Swach Ganga
    D)Pavitra Ganga
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched a unique initiative called ‘Ganga Amantran’ to connect with the stakeholders of the river. It is a pioneering exploratory open- water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river.

  3. Who will head the high level inter-ministerial committee to check money laundering activities?
    A)nK Singh
    B)Ajay Tyagi
    C)Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    D)TN Manoharan
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government set up a high-level inter-ministerial committee chaired by Ajay Bhushan Pandey, revenue secretary for better coordination among various departments and law enforcement agencies to prevent money laundering activities.

  4. As announced by Union Minister Prakash Javedkar, Bharat Stage (BS) VI fuel will be made available in the country from Which day?
    A)April 1,2020
    B)Feb 1,2020
    C)Dec 31,2019
    D)Jan 1,2020
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharat Stage (BS) VI fuel will be made available in the country from April 1 next year. The BS-VI compliant vehicles will also be made available from next year. This initiative will reduce pollution in the air by 80-90 per cent.

  5. Which country recently handed over the Rafale fighter jet to India?
    A)Russia
    B)France
    C)USA
    D)Israel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The first of the 36 French-built Rafale fighter jet bearing the tail number RB-001 was formally delivered to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  6. Which state launched Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana?
    A)Bihar
    B)Haryana
    C)Odisha
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of Mahanavmi introduced the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana.

  7. Which state government has integrated panic button for taxi riders?
    A)Bihar
    B)Telangana
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    To provide a safe and secure environment to commuters, especially women, the Telangana police have integrated police patrol systems with passenger cabs. The system would enable the riders in distress to press the panic button provided in the taxi facilitators app.

  8. According to e-Conomy SEA, a report jointly published by Google,South East Asia Internet economy to exceed to how much amount this year?
    A)$100 billion
    B)$150 billion
    C)$200 billion
    D)$300 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Southeast Asia’s internet economy is on track to exceed $100 billion this year before tripling by 2025, becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing arenas for online commerce thanks to a youthful population increasingly comfortable with smartphones. This is according to e-Conomy SEA, a report jointly published by Google, Singapore investment company Temasek and American consultancy Bain & Company.

  9. Recently S&P Global Ratings reduced India’s growth projection for 2019-20 to how much percent?
    A)6.5%
    B)6.6%
    C)6.1%
    D)6.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    S&P Global Ratings reduced India’s growth projection for 2019-20 from 7.1% to 6.3%, but said it expected a “decent, albeit unspectacular” recovery in 2020-21 to 7%.

  10. The FIA Women’s Grand Prix 2019 held in which country?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)USA
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s Koneru Humpy is the new World No. 3, according to the latest rankings issued by FIDE. Recently, the 32-year-old from Andhra Pradesh made a brilliant comeback after a two-year hiatus to win the FIA Women’s Grand Prix held in Skolkovo, Russia.

  11. Which country to host 3×3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March next year?
    A)Singapore
    B)India
    C)Bhutan
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India will be hosting the 3×3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March next year, basketball world governing body FIBA has announced.

  12. Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz; James Peebles won the 2019 Noble Prize for Physics for which of the following work?
    A)For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
    B)For their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.
    C)For shedding light on the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.
    D)For the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for shedding light on the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.

  13. Who has been selected for the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme?
    A)Vikas Chaturvedi
    B)Ramesh Pandey
    C)Ram Singh
    D)Amardeep Goswami
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior Indian Forest Service officer Ramesh Pandey has been selected for the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme.

  14. Recently Arjun Bansal and which other Indian personality featured in Fortune’s 2019 ‘40 Under 40’ list?
    A)Indra Nooyi
    B)Vinod Singh
    C)Ritesh Agarwal
    D)Ankiti Bose
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Arjun Bansal, the Vice President of artificial intelligence (AI) software and AI Lab at Intel, and Ankiti Bose, the CEO and co-founder of Zilingo, are two Indian-origin individuals featuring in Fortune’s 2019 ‘40 Under 40’ list.

  15. Recently M Gopal Gowda passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Artist
    C)Director
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned Kudmi Konkani folk artiste M Gopal Gowda has passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 64.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Mongolia?
    A)Beijing
    B)Monrovia
    C)Ulannbaatar
    D)Nur Sultan
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the capital of Vietnam?
    A)Hanoi
    B)Monrovia
    C)Bishkek
    D)Thimphu
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the capital of Indonesia?
    A)Surabaya
    B)Jakarta
    C)Rome
    D)Bali
    View Answer
    Option B

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