GK Current Affairs Quiz 11-10-2019 | Daily Current Affairs

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Q. Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019?
a) Olga Tokarczuk
b) Peter Handke
c) Kazuo Ishiguro
d) Bob Dylan

Answer/ Explanation

(b) Peter Handke
Austrian author Peter Handke has been awarded with the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature is considered as the most prestigious award in the literary world.

 

Q. Which Bank has recently reduced the lending rates by ten basis points?
a) PNB
b) SBI
c) OBC
d) PMC

Answer/ Explanation

(b) SBI
The State Bank of India (SBI) on October 10, 2019 reduced its lending rates by ten basis points and revised the savings rate by 25 basis points for fixed deposits under Rs 1 lakh.

Q. Consider the following statements about recently published reports and decisions of the National Health Mission (NHM).
I. According to the Health System Strengthening Conditionality Report, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala and Assam are the top-performing states.
II. The States were assessed based on Immunization status, health and wellness centres, primary health centres, district hospitals, provisioning of mental health services and screening of people around the health and wellness centres for non-communicable diseases.
III. No penalty is issued for worst performing states yet.
Which of the statements above is/are correct?

A. I and III
B. I and II
C. II only
D. All of the above

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: The worst performing states are penalized under National Health Mission as there will be a 20% cut of their funds. Under NHM, the funds are allocated to the states in the ratio of 80:20 where 80% of the funds to be contributed by the central government and 20% by the state governments.

 

Q. The 2019 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded for discovery in which field?
a) Cosmology
b) Laser
c) Gravitational waves
d) Neutrino oscillations

Answer/ Explanation

Option: a

 

Q. The 63rd Dhammachakra Pravartan Day 2019 has recently for which noted personality?
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) B R Ambedkar
c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer/ Explanation

Option: b

 

Q. India’s first e-waste clinic is being set up in which city?
a) Bhopal
b) New Delhi
c) Jaipur
d) Nagpur

Answer/ Explanation

Option: a

 

Q. On which date, the 2019 edition of World Post Day (WPD) is observed?
a) October 8
b) October 10
c) October 7
d) October 9

Answer/ Explanation

Option: d

 

Q. India has condemned which country’s military offensive in Syria?
a) United States
b) Turkey
c) Iran
d) Israel

Answer/ Explanation

(b) Turkey
India has hit out against Turkey for its unilateral military offensive in north-east Syria. India called on Turkey to exercise restraint and respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 

Q. Which state has lifted travel restrictions on tourists?
a) New Delhi
b) Maharashtra
c) Bihar
d) Jammu and Kashmir

Answer/ Explanation

(d) Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir has lifted the travel ban on tourists, after almost two months. A security advisory asking all tourists to leave the valley with immediate effect due to intelligence on terror threats was issued on August 2, 2019.

 

Q. When was World Mental Health Day 2019 observed?
a) October 9th
b) October 5th
c) October 10th
d) October 8th

Answer/ Explanation

(c) October 10th
The World Mental Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2019 with the theme ‘suicide prevention’. The day’s main aim is to raise awareness regarding mental health issues.

 

Q. After Union Cabinet’s approval, what is the new honorarium amount that will be given to ASHA workers?
a) Rs 3000
b) Rs 2000
c) Rs 1000
d) Rs 1500

Answer/ Explanation

(b) Rs 2000
The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi gave its approval to double the honorarium for ASHA workers to Rs 2000/ month.

 

Q. Which Programme has been launched by the Union Government to encourage talented children to enrich their skills?
a) DHRUV
b) LAKSHAY
c) PRATIBHA
d) PRATIGYA

Answer/ Explanation

(a) DHRUV
Union Ministry of Human Resource Development recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme – DHRUV to encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. The Programme was launched from the ISRO Headquarters at Bengaluru. Under the programme, the selected student will be named as Dhruv Tara.

 

Q. Who has been awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature?
a) Olga Tokarczuk
b) Patrick Modiano
c) Alice Munro
d) Mo Yan

Answer/ Explanation

(a) Olga Tokarczuk
Olga Tokarczuk has been awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Prize was postponed in 2018 for the first time in 70 years amidst the sexual assault scandal when one of the Academy members Katarina Frostenson resigned due to the sexual assault charges against her husband Jean-Claude Arnault.

 

Q. The 2019 World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy was held in which city?
a) Jabalpur
b) New Delhi
c) Pune
d) Kolkata

Answer/ Explanation

Option: c

 

Q. NITI Aayog has launched Youth Co:Lab in collaboration with which international organisation?
a) UNDP
b) WHO
c) UNESCO
d) WTO

Answer/ Explanation

Option: a

 

Q. Which of the following food and beverages companies won the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence in the field of water conservation?

A. The Coca-Cola
B. Pepsico India
C. Parle India
D. 7Up company

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: Pepsico India wins US award for saving more than 17 billion litres of water. The company has been named global Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) winner for its sustainable farming initiative in India.

 

Q. Which of the neighbouring countries received over 10,000 vials of Antirabies vaccines from India?

A. Nepal
B. Myanmar
C. Bangladesh
D. Afghanistan

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: India handed over 10,000 vials of Antirabies vaccines to Myanmar to help the latter in fighting against the Rabies disease.

 

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘150 Years of Celebrating the Mahatma the South African Legacy’?
a) Tulsi Jain
b) Siddharth Kapoor
c) Prabhas Jayawardhan
d) Fakir Hassen

Answer/ Explanation

Option: d

 

Q. Who among the following won the World Gymnastics Championships medal in Stuttgart, Germany?

A. Svetlana Khorkina
B. Simon Biles
C. Shallon Olsen
D. Alexa Moreno

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: Simon Biles from the US set the record by clinching the World Gymnastics Championships 2019 by winning 21st medal at the championships. She became the most decorated woman gymnast in history. World Gymnastics Championships 2019 is held in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Q. Who among the following is to receive the Asia Environment Enforcement Award in 2019?

A. Ruchi Ghanashyam
B. Anumala Gitesh Sharma
C. Ramesh Pandey
D. Manindra Dixit

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: C
Explanation: Senior Indian Forest Service officer Rakesh Pandey has been selected for the Asia Environment Enforcement Award, 2019 by the United Nations Environment Programme. His work to combat transboundary environmental crime got recognition from the jury panel.

 

Q. Which of these devices is recently launched by the Centre for fishermen to provide satellite-based information regarding disasters?

A. GEMINI
B. PISCES
C. GAGAN
D. None of the above

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: A
Explanation: The Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information (GEMINI) device, developed by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is launched by the Ministry for Earth Sciences, Science and Technology along with the Health & Family Welfare ministry. Providing satellite-based communication is the main objective which will be helpful to deal with natural calamities, disaster warnings etc.

 

Q. Yalitza Aparicio, who has been named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, is from which country?
a) Canada
b) Mexico
c) United States
d) Argentina

Answer/ Explanation

Option: b

 

Q. The Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise – Nomadic Elephant 2019 – has started in which state?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Jharkhand
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Sikkim

Answer/ Explanation

Option: a

 

Q. Who has been selected for the UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award?
a) Vivek Kundra
b) S H Khan
c) Subodh Kumar
d) Ramesh Pandey

Answer/ Explanation

Option: d

 

Q. Which of the following learning programs is going to be launched by the Human Resource Development Minister for allowing students to realize their complete potential and contribute to society?

A. UDYAM
B. DHRUB
C. EKLABYA
D. GYAN

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: The HRD minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal will launch DHRUB, Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Program from ISRO. The program is named after a pole star called DHRUV TARA for which around 60 students from Class IX to XII are selected across the country.

 

Q. Which space agency has developed an UltraViolet telescope to study short flashes in Earth’s atmosphere?

A) NASA
B) Russian space agency
C) ISRO
D) JAXA

Answer/ Explanation

Solution: B
The Russian space agency has developed an UltraViolet telescope along with international participation to study short flashes in Earth’s atmosphere. The UltraViolet telescope is placed on the International Space Station (ISS).

 

Q. John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino win Nobel 2019 in _____.

A. Physics
B. Chemistry
C. Medicine
D. Economics

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: B
Explanation: John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the US and Akira Yoshino of Japan win Nobel in Chemistry for their contributions to the development of lithium-ion batteries that have reshaped the foundation of a wireless, fossil-fuel-free society.

 

Q. With which of the following organizations does Government partner for the ‘Crafted in India’ project?

A. Google
B. Facebook
C. Amazon
D. Walmart

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: A
Explanation: Google Arts and Culture’s new project “Crafted in India’’ was unveiled and for this, Google partners with the Ministry of Tourism alongside 20 other cultural institutions for the project. The project is aimed to showcase the country’s rich handicraft heritage.

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