Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 2nd October 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 2nd October 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – October 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 2nd October 2019

1. International Translation Day is celebrated every year on ______.

  1. 30 Sep
  2. 4 Oct
  3. 6 Oct
  4. 10 Oct
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. 30 Sep

Explanation: It has been established by the International Federation of Translators. It is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals. It is the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translation.

2. Recently a  new mineral ‘Goldschmidtite’ has been discovered inside a diamond unearthed from a mine in _____.

  1. South Africa
  2. Egypt
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. India
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. South Africa

Explanation: The mineral has been named goldschmidtite, after Victor Moritz Goldschmidt. It has an unusual chemical signature for a mineral from Earth’s mantle. It is dark green with an adamantine luster.

3. The railway passengers of India’s 1st private train ______ will be compensated in case of any delays.  

  1. Lucknow-Delhi
  2. Chandigarh-Mumbai
  3. Jaipur-Kolkata
  4. Delhi-Ahmedabad
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Lucknow-Delhi

Explanation: The passengers will be compensated with an amount of ₹100 if the delay is for over an hour. The new Tejas Express will run on New Delhi-Lucknow route for 6 days a week. Just like in flights, meals will be served by onboard service staff by trolleys.

4. ________ and Ford Motor Company have signed a definitive agreement to create a joint venture that will develop, market and distribute Ford brand vehicles in India.

  1. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M)
  2. Maruti Suzuki
  3. Alpine
  4. Tata Motors
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M)

Explanation: This is expected to be operational by mid-2020, subject to regulatory approvals. The joint venture will be responsible for growing the Ford brand in India. M&M will hold 51% stake in the new venture while Ford will hold the remaining 49% stake.

5. The collection from Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the month of September has dipped to a 19-month low to _______.

  1. ₹91,916 crore
  2. ₹92,916 crore
  3. ₹93,916 crore
  4. ₹94,916 crore
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. ₹91,916 crore

Explanation: The lower indirect tax collection is set to put further pressure on the government finances. The total gross GST revenue (Sep) was ₹91,916 crore of which:

– Central GST (CGST) – ₹16,630 crore

– State GST (SGST) – ₹22,598 crore

– Integrated GST (IGST) – ₹45,069 crore (including ₹22,097 crore collected on imports)

–  Cess is ₹7,620 crore

6. NBCC (India) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS), to provide Project Management Consultancy for development of National Sports University in _____.

  1. Manipur
  2. Nagaland
  3. Assam
  4. UP
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Manipur

Explanation: It is presently functional from its temporary campus at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. It will be the first one of its kind to promote sports education. The university will be empowered to grant degrees, diplomas and certificates.

7. General Assembly of Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was recently held in _____.

  1. Uganda
  2. South Korea
  3. Pakistan
  4. USA
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Uganda

Explanation: The Indian parliamentary delegation was led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. This was in news as the Pakistani delegation raised the issue of Kashmir there claiming that Indian military forces have seized Kashmir. Earlier, Pakistan had raised the same issue during the 4th South Asian Speakers’ Summit.

8. Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second Prime Minister’s birth anniversary is celebrated on ______.

  1. Oct 1
  2. Oct 2
  3. Oct 3
  4. Oct 4
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Oct 2

Explanation: His birth anniversary coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. He became a loyal follower & joined the Indian independence movement. Other noteworthy facts: Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of independent India. He coined the popular slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”, during India-Pakistan war.

9. To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, the government of the Republic of ____ will issue a postage stamp on October 2, 2019.

  1. Pakistan
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Uzbekistan
  4. Bhutan
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – C. Uzbekistan

Explanation: The stamp is to be issued by its Ministry of Information Technologies and Communication. Each stamp costs around Rs 47 (6200 Uzbek sums). The circulation of the stamp is about 5,000 copies.

10. Chinese National Day is celebrated on ______ every year to commemorate the founding of People’s Republic of China. 

  1. Oct 1
  2. Oct 4
  3. Oct 7
  4. Oct 10
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Oct 1

Explanation: On October 1st, 1949 Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The holiday is held annually in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China. This period is also called also called “golden week” because of the biggest week for tourism in China.

11. Paryatan Parv 2019 will be held by which among the following ministries?

  1. Finance Ministry
  2. Personnel Ministry
  3. Corporate Affairs Ministry
  4. Tourism Ministry
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – D. Tourism Ministry

Explanation: The idea of Paryatan Parv is to propagate the message of Dekho Apna Desh. Paryatan Parv 2019 is dedicated to 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Paryatan Parv 2019 will be held (2nd-13th Oct) across the country.

12. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the licenses of two ______ pilots, who were involved in a runway incursion incident at the New Delhi airport.

  1. IndiGo
  2. Air India
  3. Kingfisher
  4. American Express
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. IndiGo

Explanation: The pilots (Rahul Dhar and Amit Kumar) have been suspended for three months from 3 Sep. It was found during the probe that the crew did not follow the instruction from air traffic controller. It also breached the runway holding point.

13. ______ has released the first edition of the School Education Quality Index (SEQI).

  1. NITI Aayog
  2. World Bank
  3. IMF
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. NITI Aayog

Explanation: School Education Quality Index (SEQI) evaluates the performance of States and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector. Notably, it aims to drive policy reforms that will improve the quality of school education.

14. The World Trade Organisation has lowered its growth projection for world merchandise trade for 2019 to _____.

  1. 1.2%
  2. 2.3%
  3. 3.6%
  4. 4.0%
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. 1.2%

Explanation: This decision is mainly due to trade tensions and sluggish global economy. Also, rising protectionism & escalating trade tensions between countries is partly responsible for the slowdown.

15. Midnapore railway station in the state of ________ has recently become the 5000th railway station in India to be WiFi-enabled. 

  1. Punjab
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. West Bengal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. West Bengal

Explanation: Due to the relentless efforts of Indian Railways’ officials, the national transporter could achieve this. Notably, RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel. RailWire leverages RailTel’s considerable infrastructure and presence pan-India.