Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21st to 27th October 2019

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Government job aspirants have to prepare Current Affairs, which is an important section of competitive exams. Opennaukri provides weekly quiz on current affairs to help boost your current affairs knowledge.

National Affairs

Q. 1  Who will visit India on November 1, 2019 for the fifth biennial Inter Governmental Consultations?

Q. 2 The researchers from IIT Hyderabad and _________ have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste.

Q. 3 Chief Minister of Odisha and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik launched a social service initiative of the party dubbed as _________.

Q. 4   Who celebrated its 58th raising day on 24th October, 2019?

Q. 5 On October 24, 2019, the Indian Railways launched the _________ at 42 suburban stations.

Q. 6 Under the aegis of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have launched an online aptitude test dubbed as ____________.

Q. 7 In partnership with Data Security Council of India (DSCI),
National Cyber Security Coordinator launched a platform called __________.

International Affairs

Q. 8 Which two countries with India has drafted a Memorandum of Understanding to create a trans-boundary wildlife conservation park?

Q. 9 Where emergency has been declared by President of Chile Sebastian Pinera following the worst violence the city has seen in years?

Banking & Business Affairs 

Q. 10 India has been ranked at which position by World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking released on October 24, 2019?

Sports Affairs

Q. 11 Who has scripted the history by becoming the first Indian man to win a gold medal at Wushu World Championships?

Awards & Recognition

Q. 12 Who has received the European Union (EU) Parliament awarded the ‘Sakharov Prize for Human Rights’?

Q. 13 Who has been named as the ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new initiative ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ movement?

Q. 14 Who has received the “Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award” by
Vice President Shri Venkaiyah Naidu?

Appointments

Q. 15 Whose appointment has been approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) as the new power secretary?

Q. 16 Whose appointment has been approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit India on 1st November 2019 for the fifth biennial Inter Governmental Consultations.

Answer 2: The researchers from School of Architecture, Bhubaneswar and
IIT Hyderabad have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste.

Answer 3: Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched a social service initiative of the party called as ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ (Odisha, my family). The aim of initiative is to encourage environment protection, the welfare of Odias in distress, and blood donation.

Answer 4: On October 24, 2019, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 58th raising day held at Greater Noida and attended by Union Minister of state Home Kishan Reddy.

Answer 5: The Indian Railways launched the “one touch ATVM” at 42 suburban stations, on October 24, 2019. The services is launched to render fast ticketing to millions of commuters, in the Mumbai Suburban Network.

Answer 6: Under the aegis of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have launched an online aptitude test called as ‘Tamanna’ (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities) help students make right career decisions.

Answer 7: A platform called ‘TechSagar’ was launched by the National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office in partnership with Data Security Council of India (DSCI).

Answer 8: A Memorandum of Understanding has been drafted by India, Bhutan and Nepal to create a trans-boundary wildlife conservation park.

Answer 9: President of Chile Sebastian Pinera has declared a state of emergency in Santiago, Chile, following the violence in the city.

Answer 10: India was raked 63rd in the Ease of Doing Business ranking released by World Bank on October 24, 2019.

Answer 11: Praveen Kumar created history by becoming the first Indian man to win a gold medal at Wushu World Championships. He defeated
Philippines’s Russel Diaz with 2-1 in the 48kg category.

Answer 12: Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti has been awarded the
‘Sakharov Prize for Human Rights’ by the European Union (EU) Parliament. Tohti has been jailed and sentenced to life imprisonment in China for “separatism”.

Answer 13: Indian professional badminton player PV Sindhu and actor Deepika Padukone has been named as the ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ movement.

Answer 14: Shri Venkaiyah Naidu, vice president of India, presented the “Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award” to former Attorney General of India Shri K Parasaran.

Answer 15: Appointment of senior IAS officer Sanjeev Nandan Sahai as the new power secretary has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

Answer 16: Appointment of IAS Pankaj Kumar as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

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