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Questions Based on Current Affairs October 31 2019

  1. How many states and Union Territories are there in India after Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh formally inducted as the new Union Territories ?
    1) 26 states and 11 UTs
    2) 27 states and 10 UTs
    3) 28 states and 9 UTs
    4) 29 states and 8 UTs
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 28 states and 9 UTs
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, The 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first home minister of India, which is celebrated as National Unity Day, the 2 new Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh formally came into existence. As per the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, 2 UTs came into existence at the stroke of midnight on 31 October 2019, almost three months after the Centre revoked Article 370. With this, India now has 28 states and 9 UTs.

  2. Who recently received permission from Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and are eligible to apply for National Pension System (NPS) ?
    1) Overseas Citizens of India(OCI)
    2) Disabled Citizen of India(DCI)
    3) People older than 80
    4) Non Resident India (NRI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Overseas Citizens of India(OCI)
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2019, the union finance ministry of the govt. has made an announcement that Overseas Citizens of India(OCI) are now eligible to apply for National Pension System (NPS) at par with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), as permitted by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

  3. Under which act, Overseas Citizens of India(OCI) can apply for the pension system at par with Non Resident Indians (NRIs) ?
    1) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2010
    2) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2011
    3) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2012
    4) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2013
    5) None of these
    Answer- 4) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2013
    Explanation:
    As per the released notification, the OCIs can apply for the pension system according to the PFRDA Act 2013 and the amount will also be repatriable based on Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999, guidelines.

  4. What was the theme of the National Symposium to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis that held in New Delhi ?
    1) “Simulation to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
    2) “United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
    3) “Investigation to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
    4) “Enquiry to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) “United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2019 the Union minister of Health & Family Welfare(HWF), Science and technology and earth sciences, Shri Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the National symposium under the theme “United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”, in order to eliminate the disease, in New Delhi. During the event, Shri Vardhan also signed ‘Call to Action to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2021’ with the govt’s commitment to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis from 2021.

  5. Where was the 5th edition of International Conference on ROADTECH 2019 with agenda Sustainable Roads and Highways-Smart Use of Available Resources for Green and Sustainable Roads, held ?
    1) Chennai
    2) Mumbai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, The 5th edition of International Conference on ROADTECH 2019 with agenda “Sustainable Roads and Highways-Smart Use of Available Resources for Green and Sustainable Roads”, organized by ASSOCHAM India (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India ), was held in Hotel Shangri, New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Road Transport Vijay Kumar Singh addressed the meeting. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways was its Chief Guest.

  6. Which two countries have signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement taking the total number of signatories to 83 ?
    1) Eritrea and St. Kitts & Nevis
    2) Somalia and St. Kitts & Nevis
    3) Djibouti and Somalia
    4) Comoros and Somalia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Eritrea and St. Kitts & Nevis
    Explanation:
    The 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on October 30-31, 2019. It was hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Mr R.K. Singh, Minister for New and Renewable Energy and Power was the President of the ISA Assembly and Ms Brune Poirson, Minister of State for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Govt. of France, was the Co-President of the Assembly. 2 countries, Eritrea and St. Kitts & Nevis signed the ISA framework agreement taking the total number of signatories to 83.

  7. Who unveiled a 15-point charter during the “Arun Jaitely Memorial Lecture on Strengthening of Parliamentary Institutions in the Country” in Delhi University in New Delhi ?
    1) Ram Nath Kovind
    2) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Venkaiah Naidu
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Venkaiah Naidu
    Explanation:
    On October 30 2019, the Vice President of India shri Venkaiah Naidu, unveiled a 15-point charter during the delivery of first Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture in Delhi University in New Delhi, in-order to create reforms in parliament for its effective functioning. The charter was mainly created citing poor attendance in legislatures and quality of debate in the parliament. The parties are entitled to ensure at-least 50% of attendance of their legislators.

  8. Which institute has signed an MoU (Memorandum of understanding) with Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ), Germany in New Delhi for research in the field of genomics ?
    1) National Institute of Health and Family Welfare(NIHFW)
    2) All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
    3) Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology(IGIB)
    4) Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College(AUTC)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of understanding) with Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ), Germany in New Delhi to research in the field of genomics & develop norms supported with new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

  9. Which bank has partnered with Srei Equipment Finance Ltd (SEFL) to provide loans to MSME and retail sector customers ?
    1) Union Bank of India
    2) Punjab National Bank
    3) United Bank of India
    4) State Bank of India
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) United Bank of India
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2019 in a bid to provide loans to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and to the retail sectors, the United Bank of India (UBI) and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd (SEFL), the Non-Banking Financial Company(NBFC) and wholly owned subsidiary of the Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd have partnered together under a co-lending agreement (Intercreditor Agreement). They both have also jointly organised “Loan Utsavs” across 20 cities in India.

  10. Who led the High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on trade and policy, that suggests the simpler regulatory and tax framework for overseas investment funds ?
    1) Surjit Bhalla
    2) Rathin Roy
    3) Bibek Debroy
    4) Swapan Dasgupta
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Surjit Bhalla
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2019, The High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on trade and policy led by Surjit Bhalla, a former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PM-EAC) submitted its report to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The group suggested a simpler regulatory and tax framework for overseas investment funds, allowing individual investment from abroad in Indian debt and capital markets, and state-specific policies to facilitate foreign direct investment in agro-processing.

  11. Which year is set as target to increase the Capital base of the EXIM (Export Import) Bank to Rs 20,000 crore ?
    1) 2025
    2) 2020
    3) 2021
    4) 2022
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) 2022
    Explanation:
    The capital base of the EXIM (Export Import) Bank should be increased by Rs 20,000 crore by 2022 and that of the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) by Rs 350 crore.

  12. Which organization has released the 12th edition of the report titled “Global Microscope 2019: The enabling environment for financial inclusion” ?
    1) World Bank (WB)
    2) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
    3) World Economic Forum (WEF)
    4) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Economist Intelligence Unit
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) 2019 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion report was released. The report assessed 55 countries based on enabling environment for financial access.

  13. At what position does India ranks as per the recently released “Global Microscope 2019: The enabling environment for financial inclusion” ?
    1) 3
    2) 4
    3) 5
    4) 6
    5) None of these
    Answer- 3) 5
    Explanation:As per the report, India was placed at the 5th spot in the nations having the most conducive environments for inclusive finance. Columbia topped the spot, followed by Peru, Uruguay and Mexico in the second, third and fourth spot respectively.

    Rank Country 
    5India 
    1Columbia 
    2Peru 
    3Uruguay

  14. Who received the Golden dragon award at Cardiff international film festival 2019 held in Wales, UK ?
    1) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    2) Pankaj Tripathi
    3) Anurag Kashyap
    4) Saif Ali Khan
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2019, Nawazuddin Siddiqui (45), an Indian actor, known for his works in Hindi cinema , has been awarded the prestigious Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival (CIFF ) 2019 held in historical Pierhead Building in the heart of Cardiff Bay, Wales, UK (United Kingdom) from 24th – 27th October, 2019. Siddiqui was given this award by counsel general of Wales, UK, Mick Antoniw, for his commendable contribution to the cinema world.

  15. Name the Russia’s most advanced version of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine that test fired the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile for first time .
    1) Bulava Vladimir
    2) Tochka Vladimir
    3) Stiletto Vladimir
    4) Knyaz Vladimir
    5) None of these
    Answer- 4) Knyaz Vladimir
    Explanation:
    On October 30, 2019, On October 30, 2019 Russia’s most advanced version of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine named Knyaz Vladimir(Prince Vladimir) of Borei-class vessel, test fired the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile for first time. The launch was conducted in the white sea of the northwest coast of Russia with a dummy payload and had precisely hit the target range of thousand kms away in the Russian region of Kamchatka.

  16. Name the first Indian pair to enter the finals of a BWF World Tour Super 750 event at the Yonex French Open 2019 .
    1) Srikanth Kidambi and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
    2) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
    3) Srikanth Kidambi and Chirag Shetty
    4) Parupalli Kashyap and Srikanth Kidambi
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
    Explanation:
    On October 29, 2019, Indian men’s doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were ranked 9th in the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) World Rankings 2019. They were the runners in the men’s doubles category at Yonex French Open 2019. They gained two places in the ranking. The ranking was topped by the Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. They were the first Indian pair to enter the finals of a BWF World Tour Super 750 event at the Yonex French Open 2019 and become the 2nd Indian doubles pair after Partho Ganguli and Vikram Singh in 1983 to win the French Open.

  17. Who has been inducted into the 10-member sports ambassador group by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Boxing workforce to represent boxers ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ?
    1) Vijender Singh
    2) Devendro Singh
    3) Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
    4) Shiva Thapa
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, The 6-time world champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (36) has been inducted into the 10-member sports ambassador group by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Boxing workforce to represent boxers ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

  18. Name the Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI), who has passed away in Kolkata,West Bengal .
    1) Gurudas Dasgupta
    2) Sudip Bandyopadhyay
    3) Tarun Mandal
    4) Basudeb Acharia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Gurudas Dasgupta
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, Gurudas Dasgupta ,an Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has passed away in Kolkata,West Bengal after suffering from kidney and heart-related ailments.He was 83. Gurudas was a member of Rajya Sabha 3 times (1985,1988 &1994)and Lok Sabha twice (from Panskura constituency of West Bengal in 14th Lok Sabha (2004) and Ghatal in the 15th Lok Sabha (2009).

  19. Actress Geetanjali passed away recently, she hailed from which state ?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Kerala
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019, Popular Telugu actress of yesteryears Geetanjali, aged 74, passed away due to cardiac arrest in Hyderabad, Telangana. She was renowned for her role as Goddess Sita in the movie ‘Sitarama Kalyanam’. She acted in nearly 500 films and some of her other memorable films include ‘Doctor Chakravarti’, ‘Letha Manasulu’ and ‘Sambarala Rambabu’. Born as Mani, in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, she also acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films for several decades.

  20. When was the National Unity Day, also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed ?
    1) October 28
    2) October 31
    3) October 30
    4) October 29
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) October 31
    Explanation:
    On October 31, 2019 the National Unity Day, also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was observed, marking the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

  21. Who was the first deputy prime minister of India ?
    1) Bhagat Singh
    2) Rajendra Prasad
    3) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    4) Subhas Chandra Bose
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    Explanation:
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first deputy prime minister of India. Also familiarly known as the “Iron Man of India”, Patel’s dream of scrapping Article 370 and full integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India came to effect on his 144th birthday as a tribute to him. The national unity day has been observed since 2014 and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

  22. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated “technology demonstration site’ on National Unity Day, also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas ?
    1) Kevadiya, Gujarat
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Kolkata,
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Kevadiya, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade’ was conducted in Gujarat by personnel of Gujarat Police and central armed forces after which, Pm Modi inaugurated “technology demonstration site’ in Kevadiya town of Gujarat.

  23. On which date, 73rd Infantry Day is celebrated ?
    1) October 30
    2) October 29
    3) October 28
    4) October 27
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) October 27
    Explanation:
    73rd Infantry Day was celebrated on October 27, 2019 by the Indian Army. The day is observed to commemorate the dedication and duties of the Indian Army’s gallant infantrymen. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.

  24. Who released a commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier ?
    1) Karambir Singh
    2) Bipin Rawat
    3) Sunil Lanba
    4) Birender Singh Dhanoa
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Bipin Rawat
    Explanation:
    On October 25, 2019, Army chief General Bipin Rawat released a commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier. It is issued by the Department of Post, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications of the Government of India.Siachen is known as the world’s highest battlefield.

  25. What was the theme of the World Cities Day(WCD) 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Better Life, Better City, Better Country”
    2) Theme – “Innovative Governance, Open Cities”
    3) Theme – “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations”
    4) Theme – “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future
    Explanation:
    The World Cities Day(WCD) is observed annually on October 31 by the United Nations(UN) under the resolution (A/RES/68/239). The day is observed to promote global urbanization and to address challenges in urbanization. The day also aims to implement the New Urban Agenda globally. Theme: The theme for the year 2019 is “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations”. The general theme of WCD is ‘Better City, Better Life’.

  26. 7th edition of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is observed from _________.
    1) 24 to 31 October 2019
    2) 23 to 30 October 2019
    3) 22 to 29 October 2019
    4) 21 to 28 October 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 24 to 31 October 2019
    Explanation:
    7th edition of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week observed from 24 to 31 October 2019 to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for All”. The theme for the year 2019 is “Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered”.

  27. What was the theme of the World Savings Day (WSD), also called the World Thrift Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Saving is essential”
    2) Theme – “Think and Save”
    3) Theme – “Savings is good”
    4) Theme – “Savings give life a lift”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Savings give life a lift”
    Explanation:
    World Savings Day (WSD), also called the World Thrift Day was observed on October 31, 2019. It is celebrated every year across the world since 1924. The day promotes the value of bank savings and re-establishes the citizen’s confidence in banks. The theme for 2019 is “Savings give life a lift”.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs

  1. Which country celebrates the festival named “Tihar” ?
    Answer- Nepal
    Explanation:
    Tihar, one of the biggest festivals of Nepal, also known as Deepawali, formally began in Nepal. The five-day festival is celebrated with fervour and gaiety worshipping animals as well as the human body. As the celebrations last for five days, it is called Yama Panchak.

  2. Which bank will continue with USD 6 billion lending target for India ?
    Answer-World Bank
    Explanation:
    World Bank President David Malpass said the multi-lateral funding agency will continue with USD 6 billion lending target for India. As many as 97 projects are being currently executed with loan assistance from the World Bank. “World Bank right now has 97 projects with USD 24 billion committed. So, we expect the programme to continue and to reflect the projects and reforms that were going on in India.

  3. Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer- Nagaland

  4. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations(UNAOC) located ?
    Answer-New York City,US

  5. Who is the President of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM) ?
    Answer-Balkrishan Goenka

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