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Questions Based on Current Affairs September 30 2019

  1. Which organization has released its first edition of School Education Quality Index (SEQI) 2019 with the aim to evaluate the performance of States and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector with the reference year 2016-17 ?
    1) Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD)
    2) Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)
    3) National Institution for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog
    4) National Development Council(NDC)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) National Institution for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog
    Explanation:
    A policy think tank of the Government of India (GoI), NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has released its first edition of School Education Quality Index (SEQI) 2019 with the aim to evaluate the performance of States and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector with the reference year 2016-17. West Bengal did not participate in the Niti Aayog exercise.

  2. Which state topped in the overall performance among the Large states category as per the 1st edition of School Education Quality Index (SEQI) 2019 by National Institution for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog ?
    1) Kerala
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Karnataka
    4) Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Kerala
    Explanation:
    Overall performance for large and Small states & UT Large states category: As per the Index , Kerala has emerged at the top with 76.6 percent points in overall performance in large states category in 2016-17. Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom with 36.4 % points. Small states category: Among Small States , Manipur has claimed the top spot with 68.8% & Arunachal Pradesh ranked at the bottom with 24.6 percent points.

  3. What was the theme of the 6th edition of International Conference Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade (MASCRADE) for 2019 held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Countering Illicit Market Operations – Synergies to Secure Our Future”
    2) Theme – “Containing Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy: A Winning Strategy”
    3) Theme – “Defending Your Brand – Measuring the Reputational and Financial Impact on Your Business”
    4) Theme – “Combating Content Theft in The Digital World – Strategies and Solutions”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Theme – “Containing Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy: A Winning Strategy”
    Explanation:
    The 6th edition of International Conference Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade (MASCRADE) for 2019 was held at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi on September 26-27, 2019 under the theme “Containing Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy: A Winning Strategy”. This annual flagship event was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s (FICCI) Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE).

  4. PIO cards was in news recently, what does ‘P’ stands for _____________ ?
    1) P – Population
    2) P – Personnel
    3) P – Patents
    4) P – Persons
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) P – Persons
    Explanation:
    P stands for Persons.The full form of PIO is Persons of Indian Origin.

  5. Till which year, Bureau of Immigration (BoI) will accept Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards as valid travel document ?
    1) 31 June 2020
    2) 31 May 2020
    3) 31 March 2020
    4) 31 April 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer- 3) 31 March 2020
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019, The Indian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) stated that, the Bureau of Immigration (BoI) will now accept Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards as valid travel document till 31 March 2020 along with valid foreign passport. The Immigration Check Post(s) in India will continue to allow all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31 March 2020.

  6. Name the 5000th railway station of India, which has been enabled with Wi-fi recently?
    1) Midnapore railway station, West Bengal
    2) Barakar railway station, West Bengal
    3) Chakulia railway station, West Bengal
    4) Dalgaon railway station, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Midnapore railway station, West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On September 28, 2019 the Midnapore railway station of West Bengal became the 5000th railway station to be enabled with Wi-fi. The project for providing Wi-fi was started by RailTel in 2016, with Mumbai central railway station being the first for wifi implementation.

  7. Where was the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) held for 2019?
    1) Kinshasa, Congo
    2) Kampala, Uganda
    3) Kigali, Rwanda
    4) Gitega, Burundi
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Kampala, Uganda
    Explanation:
    The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for 2019 was held in Kampala, Uganda from September 22- 29, 2019.

  8. What was the theme of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for 2019 that held in New Delhi ?
    1) Theme – “Repositioning the Commonwealth for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”
    2) Theme – “Collaborative Commonwealth: Unity, Diversity and Common Challenges.”
    3) Theme – “Continuing to enhance the high standards of performance of Parliamentarians”
    4) Theme – “Adaption, engagement, and evolution of parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth”
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Theme – “Adaption, engagement, and evolution of parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth”
    Explanation:
    The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for 2019 was held in Kampala, Uganda from September 22- 29, 2019 under the theme ‘Adaption, engagement, and evolution of parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth’.

  9. Who led the Indian delegation to the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for 2019 ?
    1) P Sreeramakrishnan
    2) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
    3) Om Birla
    4) Rajeev Bindal
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Om Birla
    Explanation:
    The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for 2019 was held in Kampala, Uganda from September 22- 29, 2019. Indian delegation: It was led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Other members were Dr Rajeev Bindal, Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Mohd Ahmed Sharif, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, P Sreeramakrishnan, Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly and Prem Chand Aggarwal, Speaker of Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha, Aparajita Sarangi, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Hanumanthaiah, MP (Rajya Sabha), Snehlata Shrivastava, Secretary General, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly and other Presiding Officers and Secretaries of State Legislatures.

  10. Which country has celebrated the greatest and longest hindu festival “BadaDashain”?
    1) Nepal
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Pakistan
    4) Afghanistan
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Nepal
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019 the greatest and longest hindu festival of Nepal named as Bada Dashain formally began. The first day of this Dashain marks the beginning of Navaratri festival too. Seeds of maize, wheat, barley, etc are sowed in a “Ghada” (earthen pot) and kept in houses or temples as part of the vedic tradition. The sprouts are taken on 10th day which is observed as vijayadashami.This festival is also simply called as Dashain.

  11. Which Life Insurance company has signed an corporate agency agreement with Paytm to offer comprehensive life insurance products ?
    1) Life Insurance Corporation
    2) Aegon Life Insurance
    3) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    4) Max Life Insurance
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Aegon Life Insurance
    Explanation:
    On September 27, 2019, Indian life insurance provider, Aegon Life Insurance has signed a Corporate Agency Agreement with Paytm, an Indian e-commerce payment system to offer comprehensive life insurance products.As per this agreement, Paytm will distribute Aegon Life products to its customers. The product portfolio comprises existing and co-created tailor-made propositions.Through this partnership, Aegon Life will deepen the penetration of its product offers and enable more policy holders to access their risk solutions.

  12. Name the organization which eased its norms to allow smart cities raise funds through ‘Muni Bonds‘ ?
    1) Association of Mutual Funds in India(AMFI)
    2) Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI)
    3) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    Explanation:
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) eased its norms to allow smart cities raise funds through ‘Muni Bonds‘. The entities working in areas of city planning and urban development work, including municipalities, special purpose vehicles (SPVs) set up under the central government’s ambitious ‘Smart Cities Mission’ can also raise funds through debt securities.

  13. What is the minimum subscription amount per investor for a private placements to align it with the regulations for corporate bonds ?
    1) Rs 20 lakh
    2) Rs 30 lakh
    3) Rs 10 lakh
    4) Rs 40 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Rs 10 lakh
    Explanation:
    The existing regulations (withdrawn now) allow issuance of only revenue bonds with a minimum tenure of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years, if it is a public issue. In case of private placements, the minimum subscription amount per investor currently at Rs 25 lakh has been reduced to Rs 10 lakh to align it with the regulations for corporate bonds. Any offer (private placement) or invitation made to qualified institutional buyers shall not be considered while calculating the limit of 200 persons.

  14. Under which act, buyback (repurchase) of shares by listed companies especially those having subsidiaries in housing finance and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) segments governed ?
    1) Buyback Regulations of SEBI & Companies Act
    2) Buyback Regulations & Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) Act
    3) Repurchase Regulations of SEBI Act
    4) Buyback Regulations of SEBI Act
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Buyback Regulations of SEBI & Companies Act
    Explanation:
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) eased its norms for buyback (repurchase) of shares by listed companies, which is governed by the Buyback Regulations of SEBI & Companies Act, especially those having subsidiaries in housing finance and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) segments.

  15. Who received the 2019 M P Birla Memorial Award for the contributions in the field of cosmology ?
    1) Harshdeep Kaur
    2) Amaal Mallik
    3) Guru Randhawa
    4) Thanu Padmanabhan
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Thanu Padmanabhan
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019 Scientist Thanu Padmanabhan (Physicist) received 2019 M P Birla Memorial Award for his contributions in the field of cosmology. The award was given in M P Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal. The award that comprises a citation, a trophy and a cheque for Rs 2,51,000 was given by H V Lodha, Chairman of Madhav Prasad(MP) Birla Group.

  16. To which bank, Jai Bhagwan Bhoria was appointed as the new administrator ?
    1) Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank Limited
    2) Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Ltd
    3) Rajasthan State Co-operative Bank
    4) Nagpur Nagrik Sahakari Bank Ltd
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Ltd
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI ) appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the new administrator of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Ltd, Mumbai succeeding S.Waryam Singh and it superseded the existing Board.RBI provided a toll-free number- 1800223993 for enquiries to be used by customers for grievances & redressal and they can also report it through the website www.pmcbank.com.

  17. Where was the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully test fired the land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise ?
    1) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    2) Kochi, Kerala
    3) Balasore, Odisha
    4) Bengaluru, Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Balasore, Odisha
    Explanation:
    On September 30, 2019 the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully test fired the land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise from Chandipur coast in Odisha in its Balasore district. Having a strike range of 290 km, this missile can be fired from both land and sea based platforms and also adds strength to the “Make in India” flagship programme.

  18. Name the first Indian Musician, whose name was named to the minor planet 2006 VP32 ?
    1) Pandit Jasraj
    2) Hariprasad Chaurasia
    3) Kishori Amonkar
    4) Bhimsen Joshi
    5) None of these
    Answer- 1) Pandit Jasraj
    Explanation:
    On September 23, 2019 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named minor planet 2006 VP32 (number -300128), located between Mars and Jupiter, as “Panditjasraj”after Indian classical vocal musician PanditJasraj. By this he became the first Indian musician to have a minor planet named after him.

  19. Keeladi is seen in news recently, it is located in which district of Tamil Nadu ?
    1) Thoothukudi
    2) Thanjavur
    3) Kanchipuram
    4) Sivaganga
    5) None of these
    Answer- 4) Sivaganga
    Explanation:
    As per the report, Keeladi-An Urban Settlement of Sangam Age on the Banks of River Vaigai ’published by the TNAD (Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department), One of the 6 samples from cultural deposits unearthed during excavation at Keeladi in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu (TN)at a depth of 353 cm and sent for carbon dating test in the Beta Analytic Lab, Miami, Florida,U.S (United States) ,goes back to 580 BCE(Before the Common Era).

  20. Which country won the 2019 South Asian Football Federation Under-18 (SAFF U-18) football Championship title for the first time ?
    1) Myanmar
    2) India
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) India
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019, India won the 3rd edition of South Asian Football Federation Under-18 (SAFF U-18) football Championship 2019 title for the first time by defeating Bangladesh in the finals held in the host country Nepal, in Kathmandu’s Halchowk Stadium. India’s Vikram Partap Singh and Ravi Bahadur Rana, each scored a goal to make up to the maiden championship title by defeating Bangladesh for 2-1.

  21. Who won the 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix (Formula 1 GP) at Sochi Autodrom race track in Russia ?
    1) Charles Leclerc
    2) Michael Schumacher
    3) Lewis Hamilton
    4) Valtteri Bottas
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019 Britain’s Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton commonly known as Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, won the 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix (Formula 1 GP) at Sochi Autodrom race track in Russia. Mercedes ValteriBottas(Finland) and Ferrari’s Charles Lecrec (Monaco) won the second and third spot respectively. By this win, Hamilton became all-time record holder, winning his 143rd Grand Prix totally, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s(Germany) mark which he held for 18 years.

  22. Bhavani Devi is in news recently, she is associated with which sport ?
    1) Sabre Fencing
    2) Badminton
    3) Tennis
    4) Racing
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Sabre Fencing
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019 Indian fencer CA Bhavani Devi (Chennai, Tamilnadu) won silver medal in women’s sabre individual category in the 2019 Tournoi Satellite Fencingcompetition (World level)at Ghent, Belgium. She lost to Azerbaijan’s Bashta Anna who won the gold medal in the event.

  23. Name the Indian tennis player, who won gold medal in the men’s singles title in Challenger Buenos Aires 2019 (Tennis) that held in Racket Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina?
    1) Yuki Bhambri
    2) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
    3) Ramkumar Ramanathan
    4) Sumit Nagal
    5) None of these
    Answer- 4) Sumit Nagal
    Explanation:
    The 9th edition of Challenger Buenos Aires 2019 (Tennis) was held at Racket Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina from September 23-29, 2019. In men’s singles, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal, aged 22, defeated Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis and clinched the title by 6-4, 6-2. He is currently ranked 135.In men’s doubles, Argentina’s Guido Andreozzi and Andrés Molteni defeated Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien and Federico Zeballos and clinched the title by 6–7, 6–2.

  24. Who won Men’s Singles title in Korea Open 2019 ?
    1) Muhammad Rian Ardianto
    2) Kento Momota
    3) Fajar Alfian
    4) Chou Tien-chen
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Kento Momota
    Explanation:The Korea Open 2019, a badminton Super 500 tournament was held at Incheon International Airport Skydom in Incheon, South Korea from September 24 – 29, 2019.

    CategoryWinnerRunner
    Men’s SinglesKento Momota (Japan)Chou Tien-chen (Taiwan)
    Women’s SinglesHe BingjiaoRatchanok Intanon
    Men’s DoublesFajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)Takeshi Kamura & Keigo Sonoda (Japan)
    Women’s DoublesKim So-yeong & Kong Hee-yong (South Korea)Lee So-hee & Shin Seung-chan (South Korea)
    Mixed DoublesDechapol Puavaranukroh & Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand)Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong  (China)

  25. Which country’s badminton player, He Bingjiao won women’s singles title in Korea Open 2019 ?
    1) Thailand
    2) Taiwan
    3) China
    4) Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) China
    Explanation:
    He Bingjiao won women’s singles title.She belongs to China.

  26. Name the deceased veteran actor, who was best known for playing the role of ‘Kalia’ in the film Sholay ?
    1) Viju Khote
    2) Davo Karničar
    3) M. Chandran
    4) Inder Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Viju Khote
    Explanation:
    Bollywood veteran actor Viju Khote, best known for playing the role of ‘Kalia’ in the film Sholay, has passed away at his home in Mumbai , Maharashtra due to multiple organ failure. He was 77. Born on 17 December 1941, khote was most remembered for his work in more than 440 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema.The several popular feature films that Khote was a part of also included , Robert in Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Maan Singh in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988),Shirish Appa in Ventilator (2016) & TV (Television ) show Zabaan Sambhalke (1993).

  27. V Ganesan Indian National Army (INA) veteran passed away recently, he joined INA under the leadership of which Political leader ?
    1) Vallabhbhai Patel
    2) Bhagat Singh
    3) Lal Bahadur Shastri
    4) Subhas Chandra Bose
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Subhas Chandra Bose
    Explanation:
    On September 29, 2019, Indian National Army (INA) veteran V Ganesan, aged 94, passed away in Tamil Nadu. He had joined Nethaji’s INA at the age of 18. He hailed from Sembodai village near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.He was honoured by the President of India in 2012 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan and is a recipient of Copper Plaques from the central and state governments.He is the founder of the Nethaji Hospital, at Sembodai village, Tamil Nadu.

  28. Who authored the book titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond”, which depicts the early influences, political associations and historical decisions of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister ?
    1) Amitav Ghosh
    2) Sandeep Shastri
    3) Salman Rushdie
    4) Chetan Bhagat
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Sandeep Shastri
    Explanation:
    Book titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond” authored by political analyst Sandeep Shastri commemorating Late Shashtri’s 113th birth anniversary on October 2, 2019 is set to be released. It is published by Rupa Publications. It depicts the early influences, political associations and historical decisions of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister.

  29. What was the theme of the International Translation Day for the year 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Translation and Diversity”
    2) Theme – “Translation and Interpreting: Connecting worlds”
    3) Theme – “Translation and Indigenous Languages”
    4) Theme – “Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times”
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Theme – “Translation and Indigenous Languages”
    Explanation:
    The International Translation Day by the United Nations (UN) is observed annually on the 30th of September, under the resolution A/RES/71/288, adopted in 24 May 2017 at the General Assembly. This day is observed as a tribute to the work of language professionals playing an important role in uniting the nations, contributing to the development and strengthening world peace and security. The theme for 2019 is “Translation and Indigenous Languages”.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Sajan Bhanwal is associated with which sport ?
    Answer-Wrestling
    Explanation:
    Sajan Bhanwal, the only Indian to win two junior World Championship medals, expectedly earned a place in the country’s Greco Roman team for the Under-23 World Championship by emerging champion in that age-group Nationals.

  2. Lara Super Thermal Power Station is located in which state?
    Answer-Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    State-run power giant NTPC said its 800 MW Unit-I of Lara Super Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh will become commercially operational.

  3. Who is the Chairperson of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) ?
    Answer-Narendra Modi

  4. Where is the head quarter of Badminton World Federation (BWF) located ?
    Answer-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  5. Who is the MD and CEO of Aegon Life Insurance ?
    Answer-Mr. Vineet Arora

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