GK Current Affairs Quiz 22-10-2019 with Questions and Answers

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Todays GK & Current Affairs Quiz For October 22, 2019 With Questions And Answers

Q. Where is the Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu bridge located?
A. Leh
B. Kashmir
C. Ladakh
D. Srinagar

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation: The bridge was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of India. The bridge is built between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 14,650 feet. The bridge is named in honor of Colonel Chewang Rinchen, who was one of the highly decorated officers in the Indian Army from Ladakh, and he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakara twice.


Q. Japan has announced that it is to hire skilled people from _________.
A. India
B. Indonesia
C. Thailand
D. Pakistan

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation: Japan has announced that the country is to hire skilled people from Pakistan. Japan will offer the people working visas to counter a growing decrease in its population. The announcement was made by the Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda. It also announced that Pakistan was one of the top 10 important countries from where Japan was planning to hire workers.


Q. IMNEX-19 is a naval exercise that is carried out between India and ________.
A. Maldives
B. Myanmar
C. Mongolia
D. Malawi

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation: The second edition of IMNEX-19, the India Myanmar Naval Exercise, began at Visakhapatnam on 19 October. The opening ceremony was conducted onboard INS Ranvijay. The exercise aims to grow maritime cooperation between the two navies.


Q. When was the International Social Security Association (ISSA) formed?
A. 1915
B. 1927
C. 1935
D. 1946

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation: The International Social Security Association (ISSA) was formed in 1927. The ISSA is a leading international organization established for the social security institutions, government departments, and agencies. The association aims to promote excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services. It also enables its members to develop dynamic social security systems and policies throughout the world.


Q. When was the Police Commemoration Day 2019 observed in India?
a) 19th October
b) 20th October
c) 21th October
d) 22nd October

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (c) 21th October
Expaination: The Police Commemoration Day was observed across India on October 21, 2019 with an aim to commemorate the brave policemen who sacrificed their in the line of duties.


Q. Joko Widodo has been re-elected as the President of which nation?
a) Malaysia
b) Singapore
c) Thailand
d) Indonesia

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: Indonesia
Expaination: Joko Widodo was sworn in as the President of Indonesia for the second time on October 20, 2019. This would be Widodo’s last five-year term, as he faces fresh challenges such as corruption and economic slowdown.


Q. Joko Widodo was sworn in as the President for his _______ and a final five-year term of service.
A. 2nd
B. 3rd
C. 4th
D. 5th

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation: Joko Widodo was sworn in as the President for his second and final five-year term od service. The move comes amidst fresh challenges around security, corruption, and economic slowdown. General elections were held in Indonesia in the month of April 2019.


Q. Which State Government recently agreed to implement the Central scheme PM-KISAN?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Delhi
d) Kerala

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (c) Delhi
Expaination: Delhi Government on October 21, 2019 agreed to implement Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to provide the income support of Rs 6,000 to eligible farmers in a year.


Q. Who won the Vogue award for Sportsperson of the Year 2019?
A. M.S.Dhoni
B. Dutee Chand
C. Saina Nehwal
D. Mary Kom

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation: Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand won the Vogue award for Sportsperson of the Year 2019. Dutee Chand holds the national record in women’s 100m. She has brought many laurels to the country and state. In October, she clocked 11.22 seconds in the semi-final of women’s 100m event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships 2019 in Ranchi. With this score she broke the own previous national record of 11.26 seconds. She aims to win gold medal for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Q. World’s oldest known natural pearl was discovered off which city’s coast?
a) Abu Dhabi
b) Male
c) Jakarta
d) Amman

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (a) Abu Dhabi
Expaination: World’s oldest known natural pearl was discovered off the coast of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It was discovered by archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island.


Q. How many constituencies are up for polls in the Maharashtra assembly elections 2019?
a) 253
b) 288
c) 276
d) 234

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (b) 288
Expaination: The voting was held in a single phase for 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra. The exit polls predict a major win for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the state.


Q. Which Indian cricketer broke Don Bradman’s record of highest average in Test cricket on home soil?
a) Rohit Sharma
b) Virat Kohli
c) Ajinkya Rahane
d) Ravindra Jadeja

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (a) Rohit Sharma
Expaination: Rohit Sharma broke Australian cricketer Don Bradman’s record of highest average in Test cricket on home soil during the Day 2 of India’s third test against South Africa. Rohit Sharma with 212 runs recorded an average of 99.84 on home soil, which is higher than Don Bradman’s average of 98.22 on home soil in test cricket.


Q. Who won a gold medal at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in 2019?
A. Sreedhar Savanur
B. Amrit Singh
C. Bikram Singh
D. Ronaldo Singh

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation: Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh won a gold medal in the men’s junior Keirin event held at the Asian Track Cycling Championships at Incheon in South Korea on 18 October 2019.


Q. Where was the 54th All India Railway Rifle Shooting Championship held?
A. Pune
B. Jaipur
C. Ahmedabad
D. Bhopal

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation: Ayonika Paul, Commonwealth Games’ silver medalist, won the second position in the individual 10m Air Rifle event at the 54th All India Railway Rifle Shooting Championship at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune on 19 October. She represented the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The shooting championship will conclude on 22 October. The championship has several top Indian shooters competing.


Q. Haryana Assembly Election 2019 was held in how many constituencies?
a) 81
b) 87
c) 90
d) 92

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (c) 90
Expaination: Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 were held on October 21, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. A total of 1169 candidates are contesting the Haryana Assembly Election 2019.


Q. The Ayurveda Palliative Care Unit was inaugurated recently in which city?
a) Bengaluru
b) New Delhi
c) Pune
d) Haridwar

Answer/ Explanation

Answer: (b) New Delhi
Expaination: AYUSH Ministry recently inaugurated the Ayurveda Palliative Care Unit at Palliative Care Centre, the Base Hospital at Delhi Cantt, New Delhi.


Q. When was the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) formed?
A. 1942
B. 1946
C. 1954
D. 1968

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation: Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) was formed on 26 September 1946. It is headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Chairman is Mr. Sunil Mehta.


Q. Who constructed the Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu Bridge?
A. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
B. Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
C. Indian Railways (IR)
D. Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation: The bridge was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of India. The bridge is built between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 14,650 feet. The bridge is named in honor of Colonel Chewang Rinchen, who was one of the highly decorated officers in the Indian Army from Ladakh, and he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakara twice.


Q. Who sworn in as the President of Indonesia?
A. Ma’ruf Amin
B. Prabowo Subianto
C. Jusuf Kalla
D. Joko Widodo

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation: Joko Widodo was sworn in as the President for his second and final five-year term od service. The move comes amidst fresh challenges around security, corruption, and economic slowdown. General elections were held in Indonesia in the month of April 2019. Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was re-elected as President of the country in May 2019.


Q. Which edition of the India Myanmar Naval Exercise 2019 is held?
A. 2nd
B. 4th
C. 5th
D. 7th

Answer/ Explanation

Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation: The second edition of IMNEX-19, the India Myanmar Naval Exercise, began at Visakhapatnam on 19 October. The opening ceremony was conducted onboard INS Ranvijay. The exercise aims to grow maritime cooperation between the two navies.



TOP Daily Current Affairs in Short – One-Liners – 22nd October 2019

Afghan army kills 12 Taliban terrorists in Baghlan

  • Over 12 Taliban terrorists were killed and 16 villages were liberated from Taliban’s rule in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in the northern province of Baghlan.
  • The operation was carried out on 16 October, 2019 against Taliban terrorists in parts of Baghlan province.
  • The 16 villages were liberated from the Dand-e-Ghori, Dand-e-Shahabudin and Kilagai areas of the province.
  • More than 24 terrorists, including Taliban senior commander Qari Bakhtyar, were wounded in the operation.
  • Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the Taliban group, rejected the claim and insisted the security forces’ operation had been repulsed.

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban
  • In Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes again on 20 October, 2019 as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses on a main tourist drag and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon following an unauthorised pro-democracy rally.
  • Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland Chinese ties as they skirmished late into the evening with riot police, who unleashed numerous tear gas rounds on short notice, angering residents and passers-by.
  • Police had beefed up security measures ahead of the rally, for which they refused to give permission, the latest chapter in the unrest that has disrupted life in the financial hub since early June.
  • Some 24 people were injured and treated at hospitals, including six with serious injuries.
  • Many protesters wore masks in defiance of a recently introduced ban on face coverings at public gatherings, and volunteers handed more out to the crowd.
  • The protest movement sprang out of opposition to a government proposal for an extradition bill that would have sent suspects to mainland China to stand trial, and then ballooned into broader demands for full democracy and an inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo sworn in for final term
  • Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has been sworn on 21 October, 2019 for his second and final five-year term amid a string of fresh challenges around security, corruption and economic slowdown.
  • Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, took oath at a ceremony in the capital, Jakarta, attended by politicians and foreign dignitaries.
  • Re-elected in polls that took place in 17th April, the 58-year-old was sworn into office along with 76-year-old vice president Maruf Amin, who replaces Widodo’s vice president in his first term, Jusuf Kalla.
  • Widodo clinched victory with 55.5 percent of the vote in the April presidential election.
  • More than 30,000 security personnel were deployed in the capital.
  • Police locked down some parts of the city and closed off streets near the parliament building and the presidential palace as they heightened the security.
  • The president would push two bills to replace laws that have hampered job creation, as well as warning he could sack underperforming civil servants.

EU calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan
  • European Union officials have called for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, as US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on 20th October, 2019.
  • US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead” after a Taliban attack killed a US soldier.
  • Roland Kobia, the EU special envoy for Afghanistan, said the talks’ collapse provide a chance to push for a ceasefire. He told journalists in Kabul that it is the right moment and the right opportunity to go one step beyond a simple reduction in violence and explore ways in which a ceasefire will take place.
  • Travelling with Mr. Esper that he believes the United States can reduce its force in Afghanistan to 8,600 without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
  • Any withdrawal would happen as part of a peace agreement with the Taliban. He said the aim is to still get a peace agreement at some point, that’s the best way forward.
  • US has about 14,000 American troops in Afghanistan as part of the American-led coalition.

Canada goes to poll to elect new Parliament
  • Voters in Canada are going to elect 338-member House of Commonsthe lower house of Parliament.
  • One hundred and seventy seats are needed to form a majority government. The poll is largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • It is expected to be a close race between Trudeau’s Liberals and Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, with Jagmeet Singh’s New Democratic Party making gains in the final week of the campaigning. Forty-seven year old Trudeau is seeking a second mandate.
  • Trudeau and Scheer made last desperate pitches to undecided voters over the weekend in key battlegrounds in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec provinces.

Lebanese continue protests for fourth day
  • Tens of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets for a fourth day on 20 October, 2019 to protest political stasis and corruption, as the government was rocked by the resignation of a coalition partner.
  • Demonstrations began spontaneously on 17 October, 2019 in response to a proposed tax on calls via WhatsApp and other messaging services.
  • While the government quickly dropped the plans, the protests morphed into demands for a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon’s political system, with grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure.
  • Street rallies swelled again, with thousands streaming into central Beirut and other locations throughout the country, many chanting ‘revolution’.


Rajnath Singh to inaugurate Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu in Ladakh
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for Ladakh this morning (21 October, 2019). He will attend the inaugural ceremony of Col.
  • Chewang Rinchen Setu which has been constructed at an altitude of 14,650 feet in the forward area of Ladakh region.
  • This bridge has been built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
  • During the day long visit to forward posts, Defence Minster Mr Rajnath Nath Singh will inaugurate and the dedicate to nation the Col Chewang Rinchan Bridge.
  • This Bridge is built on the strategically important road Durbuk Shyok Daulat Beg Oldie in sub sector north in eastern Ladakh.
  • The Bridge , which is 1400 feet span , is constructed by the Border Road Organization. According to BRO, micro pile technology was used during the foundation of the bridge to overcome the technological challenges in this remote areas of Ladakh.
  • The construction of the Bridge was completed within 15 working months using 6900 cubic meters of concrete and 1984 metric tons of steel.
  • It is named in honor of Colonel Chewang Rinchan who was one of the highly decorated officer in the Indian Army from Ladakh and he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakara twice.

Prahlad Singh Patel to inaugurate CCRT e-portal and YouTube Channel
  • Union Minister of state for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate e-portal of Centre for Cultural Resources and Training and YouTube Channel in New Delhi on 21 October, 2019 with an aim to take India to a newer digital pinnacle and to promote Indian culture.
  • He will attend the “Digital Bharat – Digital Sanskriti” program organised by Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, CCRT of the Ministry of Culture.
  • In order to explore & understand the unknown aspects of India’s lesser known places and their rural and semi-urban culture, CCRT has started publishing books from the series “Untold Tales of India’s Cities”.

Smriti Irani visits Amethi, participates in ‘Gandhi Sankalp Padyatra’
  • Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Jubin Irani took part in various programmes including ‘Gandhi Sankalp Padyatra’ in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • During her day-long visit to her Parliamentary constituency, Ms Irani participated in programmes on cleanliness, plantation and maintaining a healthy environment.
  • Speaking on this occasion, the Minister said, benefits of government’s welfare schemes including Ayushmaan Bharat, Swachh Bharat Mission, Kisaan Samman Yojana are reaching to the people.
  • Gandhi Ji lived his whole life for the development of villages.
  • Ms Irani also flagged off a motorcade of “Gandhi Sankalp Padyatra” beginning from Ramleela ground in Jagdishpur in Amethi which passed through various places and villages.
  • The Union Minister also planted a sapling at Jagdishpur and led a sanitation campaign at railway station Nihalgarh on Lucknow -Varanasi route.

PM Narendra Modi releases book titled ‘Bridgital Nation’
  • Positivity, creativity and constructive mind-set is essential for fast growing aspirational India.
  • Positivity, creativity and constructive mindset can lead to solutions of the problems. Releasing a book titled ‘Bridgital Nation’ in New Delhi , positivity, optimism and faith in talent and resources is the thought of New India.
  • Technology and talent were not a threat but force multiplier.
  • He added that technology is the bridge between aspiration and achievement.
  • The technological interventions have reformed and transformed governance in India in the last five years.
  • He mentioned that through technology the government was able to reach the people and provided them Bank accounts, LPG connection and also health care.
  • When technology becomes bridge it leads to transparency and targeted Delivery.
  • Effective use of technology turns the challenges into opportunities.
  • Government is making extensive use of technology to remove silos.
  • The technology was not the only solution but human intention and right intention was also very important.
  • The book has been authored by Chairman, Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran and Roopa Purushothaman. Eminent industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata was present on the occasion among others.

Two-day long manoeuvres by Sudarshan Chakra Vahini of Indian Army begins at Jaisalmer
  • Two-day long manoeuvres by Sudarshan Chakra Vahini of Indian Army started at Jaisalmer field firing range in Rajasthan.
  • In this war exercise, the army is going to exhibit its strength regarding Agni Missile and artillery.
  • Artillery, Arms and mechanized forces, Army air defence and helicopters of army aviation are participating in this exercise to test mutual coordination.
  • Endogenously manufactured light helicopter Rudra and self-propelled artillery gun system K-9 vajra are also taking part in this exercise.


MMTC offers discount on India Gold Coin to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Public sector Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) is offering a three per cent discount on the India Gold Coin to mark the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Despite the global slow down, MMTC witnessed a record selling of gold. He said that with Dhanteras festival around the corner, MMTC is geared up to cater to the city’s festive season demand of gold and silver with a brand new edition of its festival of Gold Exhibition-cum-sale.

FPIs pour in Rs 5,072 crore in Indian Capital markets
  • Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), have infused a net sum of 5,072 crore rupees into the Indian capital markets this month (October, 2019) so far amid the government’s efforts to revive domestic demand.
  • As per the latest depositories data, foreign investors put in a net sum of 4,970 crore rupees in the equities and a net 102 crore rupees in the debt market during 1st to 18th October, 2019.
  • In the preceding month, FPIs had invested about 6,558 crore rupees in the domestic capital markets (both equity and debt).
  • This came following net outflows in July and August.

India Post launches mobile banking facility
  • The Department of Post announced that it has launched mobile banking for its savings account customers.
  • The facility will be available on all the post office savings account holders of the CBS (core banking solutions) post offices.
  • The launch of the mobile banking facility comes almost a year after the Department of Post launched Internet banking facility for its savings account holders.


Dr Harsh Vardhan shares PM Narendra Modi’s vision for inclusive health at G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Conference
  • India has highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sab Ka Saath – Sab Ka Vikas – Sab Ka Vishwas’ for inclusive health along with scheme — Ayushman Bharat, at the on-going two-day G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Conference in Japan.
  • Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who represented India at the conference in Okayama City, also highlighted Mr Modi’s vision of FIT India Movement and Eat Right campaigns.
  • The deliberations of the G20 Health Ministers focused on four major global health issues like the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, response to population ageing, management of health risks and health security management including Anti-Microbial Resistance and its containment.
  • New Delhi is on the path to Universal Health Coverage and will contribute effectively in sustaining UHC at the global level.
  • On Response to population ageing, Dr. Vardhan, during his intervention, shared India’s vision for its projected 20 per cent elderly population by 2050.
  • The G20 countries about the efforts made by India to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term comprehensive health care services to an ageing population.
  • In his intervention, the Minister also made a mention of public health measures to tackle Dementia and the government’s commitment to ensure dignity with care for its elderly.
  • This opportunity was also utilized to have bi-lateral meetings with ItalySingapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

India destroys several terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
  • Indian Army has destroyed three terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and killed ten Pakistani soldiers.
  • In a major counter-offensive after unprovoked firing by Pakistan, Indian Army carried out heavy artillery strikes targeting four terror camps and several Pakistani military positions in Neelam Valley.
  • Ten terrorists were also killed in the retaliatory action by the Army.
  • Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat told media persons that the action by the Indian forces caused substantial harm to the terror infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC). He said, more information on terrorist casualty is being obtained.
  • Army chief said the terror camps destroyed by the forces were located in Athmuqam, Kundal Shahi, Jura and one in Leepa Valley.
  • Gen Rawat said, defence minister Rajnath Singh was briefed about the retaliatory action.
  • The Army had received information that terrorists were coming closer to the camps in the forward areas.
  • In the last one month, repeated infiltration attempts were made from the Gurez, Keran, Machil, Uri sectors and south of Pir Panjal.
  • Pakistani soldiers are resorting to ceasefire violation to provide support to the infiltration bids by terrorists.
  • Knowledge of different regional cultures provides understanding of Indian traditions. CCRT has produced a documentary film “Rahas” with this objective.

Science& Technology

NASA unveils space-suit for Moon mission
  • NASA has unveiled its next-generation space-suits for upcoming Artemis programme. Artemis is scheduled to launch by 2024. It will be NASA’s first woman mission on the Moon.
  • This space-suit will be more flexible and easy to wear, NASA reported.
  • NASA announced that it will allow astronauts to squat to pick up rocks and move more easily.


M Venkaiah Naidu presents Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award to K Parasaran
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 20 October, 2019 presented Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award to legal luminary and former Attorney General K. Parasaran at a function in New Delhi.
  • Mr Parasaran was honoured with the award on the occasion of the Elder’s Day celebration of Age Care India, an organization working for the welfare of the elderly.
  • The Award is a fitting recognition of Mr Parasaran’s exceptional contribution to the field of law and justice as well as his extraordinary personality.
  • Throughout his distinguished career, Mr Parasaran had handled a wide array of cases.


3rd SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship
  • The Indian football team won the 3rd Edition of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championships 2019 by beating Bangladesh by 5-3 in the penalty shoot- out.
  • The tournament was organized by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) and was held at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan.
  • Indian captain Shilky Devi slotted home from the final spot-kick to hand her side 5-3 win.

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