Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 7th to 13th October 2019

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National Affairs

Q. 1       With which country India will be holding a two-week-long joint military exercise called Dharma Guardian-2019 in Mizoram?

Q. 2     For nationals of which India has announced significant relaxations in its e-visa policy or rules?

Q. 3    With which institute, the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signed a contract for introducing a two-year fellowship programme called ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme’?

Q. 4    Which mobile app has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to encourage public engagement in planting trees and Green drives.

Q. 5    Which scheme has been launched by the Union Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan to provide free medicines for pregnant women?

Q. 6    Which device has been launched by the Government of India to provide information related to disaster warning?

Q.7    What is the name of the 14 day learning programme launched on October 10, 2019 from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)?

International Affairs

Q. 8   With whom India has signed six agreements to expand the bilateral relations in various fields, including extending a credit line of $30 million for rice cultivation?

Q. 9   India has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) __________, a league of 15 of world’s leading city networks and technology governance organisations that will work towards advancing ethical and responsible use of smart city technologies.

Q. 10   According to World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus, 2019, India’s which two neighboring countries are growing faster than India?

Q. 11   Which satellite has been launched by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space?

Q. 12    What is the name of the joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US, which is conducted in Seattle between October 13, 2019 and October 28, 2019?

Q. 13    Which country has allowed its women in kingdom to serve in armed forces as a move towards women empowerment?

Q. 14   Every year, October 11 is observed as ______ by the United Nations.

Banking & Business Affairs

Q. 15    With which bank Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)?

Q. 16  For formation of which bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its final nod to the state of Kerala?

Awards and Recognition    

Q. 17    Who has been honored with ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’, the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros, in Moroni (Comoros capital)?

Q. 18    Who was awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the years 2017 and 2018 for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country?

Q. 19    Who has been honored with the 100th Nobel Prize for peace?

Q. 20   Who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2018 was and 2019?

Q. 21   Who has been selected for the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award?

Q. 22   Who has been awarded with the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

Q. 23   Who has been awarded 2019 Nobel prize for Physics?

Q. 24   2019 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability?

Q. 25   Which Indian boxer has become the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to enter the finals of Women’s World Boxing Championship in her maiden appearance?

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1:      Indian and Japan jointly will hold a two-week-long joint military exercise “Dharma Guardian-2019” in Mizoram from Oct 19 to Nov 2, 2019, to be conducted at Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram.

Answer 2:      Significant relaxations has been announced by India in its e-visa policy/rules for Chinese nationals. The announcement was made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping had met for the second informal summit, in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

Answer 3:     A contract has been signed between Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore for introducing a two-year fellowship programme “Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme”. The programme is an aim to boost skill development at the district level.

Answer 4:     The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the mHariyali mobile app to encourage public engagement in planting trees and Green drives. The application provides automatic geo- tagging of plants.

Answer 5:    The Union Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan launched the SUMAN scheme – Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan scheme at the conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare. This scheme has been launched to provide free medicines to pregnant women. The aim of this scheme is to reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country.

Answer 6:    GEMINI device has been launched by the Government of India to provide information related to disaster warning. The device has been exclusively designed for fishermen, to help them know about disasters when they are 10 to 12 km away from the coast.

Answer 7:     Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme – DHRUV, a 14-day learning programme, has been launched from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bengaluru on October 10, 2019.

Answer 8:   India and Sierra Leone signed six agreements to expand the bilateral relations in various fields, including extending a credit line of $30 million for rice cultivation. These agreements were signed during Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s five-day visit to the West African countries.   

Answer 9:   India has joined the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance of World Economic Forum (WEF). The alliance is a league of 15 of the world’s leading city networks and technology governance organizations that together will work towards advancing responsible and ethical use of smart city technologies.

Answer 10:   The World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus, 2019 stated that Nepal and Bangladesh are growing faster than India.

Answer 11:   The satellite called ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) has been  NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

Answer 12:   A joint military training exercise “Vajra Prahar”, conducted alternately in India and US, to be conducted in Seattle between October 13-28, 2019. The Southern Command of Indian Armed Forces and the Special Forces will participate in the exercise

Answer 13:   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women in kingdom to serve in armed forces, as a part of the country’s move towards women empowerment and increasing their rights in the kingdom.

Answer 14:   Every year, the United Nations observes October 11 as International Day of Girl Child. The day raises awareness on the issues faced by girls internationally, a few to name are forced child marriage, medical rights, legal rights, nutrition and education.

Answer 15:  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and Union Bank of India (UBI). Through this partnership, UBI will be able perform various services including transfer of funds through GeM Pool Accounts (GPA).

Answer 16:   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has shown green light to Kerala Government for the formation of Kerala Bank. The final statement of RBI came with certain conditions. The approval given by RBI is valid only till March 31, 2020.

Answer 17:    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu became the first to receive ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’, the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros, from India. He was conferred the honor by Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros, in Moroni (the capital of Comoros.

Answer 18:   Environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the years 2017 and 2018. He has received the award for his services in preserving and promoting the national integration in the country. The award will be presented to him  on 31 October 2019.

Answer 19:    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abhiy Ahmed Ali has been honored with the 100th Nobel Prize for peace for his efforts towards peace and international cooperation. The prize was awarded to honor the initiatives taken by him to resolve border conflict with Eritrea.

Answer 20:    Polish author Olga Tokarczuk received the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2018 and Austrian author Peter Handke received the award for the year 2019.

Answer 21:   Senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Ramesh Pandey has been selected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for Asia Environmental Enforcement Award.

Answer 22:   John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Answer 23:   The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, Swiss Scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

Answer 24:   The 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize was shared by Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe and William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of US for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

Answer 25:   Manju Rani scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to enter the Women’s World Boxing Championship finals in her maiden appearance.

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