Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 23rd October 2019
Daily GK & Current Affairs Quiz – 23rd October 2019

GK & Current Affairs Questions – October 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 23rd October 2019

1. ______ of the adult population have personal wealth less than $10,000 or about Rs 7,30,000, according to the latest Credit Suisse report on global wealth.

  1. 45%
  2. 67%
  3. 78%
  4. 84%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. 78% 

Explanation: •  India ranked fifth globally in terms of the ultra-rich population

  • Only a small fraction of the population: 1.8% of adults enjoy a net worth of $1,00,000
  • Millionaires in India could number 1.2 million in 2024, according to the Credit Suisse Report

• Globally, Switzerland is ranked top in terms of wealth per adult with $5,64,650

2. Pakistan has decided to unilaterally stop postal mail service with _____.

  1. India
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Malaysia
  4. Myanmar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. India

Explanation: • Pakistan has not been accepting any postal consignment from India for the past more than 1.5 months

• This move is unprecedented as postal mail services between the two countries had continued even in the past

3. Who surpassed the batting average of the legendary Don Bradman in Test cricket on home soil?

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. MS Dhoni
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Rohit Sharma

Explanation: Sharma’s batting average at home is now the highest batting average in Test cricket. While Don Bradman’s average was 98.22 on home soil in test cricket. This record was created during the Day 2 of India’s third test against South Africa at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

4.______ accounted for more than two-thirds of all patent, trademark and industrial design applications in 2018.

  1. Europe
  2. South America
  3. Asia
  4. Australia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Asia

Explanation: • China accounted for nearly half of global patent filings last year

  • While United States of America maintained its primacy in patent applications filed in export markets
  • Meanwhile, Australia had the highest share of non-resident filings with 90.8%

5. The government employees of the new Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will get salaries and other benefits as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from ______.

  1. Oct 31
  2. Nov 14
  3. Nov 30
  4. Dec 31
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Oct 31

Explanation: • In August, the central government announced the abrogation of the special status given to J&K under Article 370

  • The effective increase in salary of the employees (on an average) will be around Rs. 4,800 p.m.

6.The 2019 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group has been held in _____.

  1. India
  2. Tasmania
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. US
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – D. US

Explanation: • The Annual Meetings traditionally are held in Washington, D.C. two years out of three

  • The inaugural Meeting of the Boards of Governors was held in March 1946
  • A key role is played by the World Bank Group to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity

7. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released a Request for Proposal for AFRS. Expand AFRS.

  1. Automated Facial Recognition System
  2. Automated Facial Registry System
  3. Automated Floral Recognition System
  4. Automatic Facial Recognition System
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Automated Facial Recognition System

Explanation: • AFRS can play a very vital role in crime prevention, criminal identification and verification

  • This system works by maintaining a large database with photos and videos of peoples’ faces

• The project is aimed at being compatible with other biometrics. It will be a mobile and web application.

8. The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held in _______.

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. India
  3. Nepal
  4. Russia
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Azerbaijan

Explanation: • The Non-Aligned Movement was formed during the Cold War. The first NAM Summit Conference took place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

  • Reportedly,the term ‘Non-Alignment’ was coined by VK Menon in his 1953 UN speech
  • India is a founding member of the NAM summit

9. China Hub Power Generation Plant, sometimes seen in the news, has been inaugurated in ________.

  1. Balochistan
  2. Beijing
  3. New Delhi
  4. Tokyo
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. WHO

Correct Answer – A. Balochistan

Explanation: • Power plant will generate 1,320 megawatts of electricity

  • The plant has been established under CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor)
  • The CPHGC is a joint venture between the Hub Power Company & China Power International Holding

10. Mission Kakatiya, sometimes seen in the news, is associated with which among the following state governments?

  1. Haryana
  2. Telangana
  3. Punjab
  4. Maharashtra
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – B. Telangana

Explanation: Mission Kakatiya aims to restore and revive the irrigation tanks. It is worth mentioning that tank rehabilitation is increasingly becoming central to climate adaptation. Mission Kakatiya is aimed at:

  • Improving the ground water table
  • Reducing the power consumption by farm sector,
  • Getting higher yields
  • Spurring the growth of livestock
  • Rejuvenating rural economy

11. With 11,698 rioting cases to its share, ______ was the rioting capital of India in 2017, according to the NCRB figures.

  1. UP
  2. Bihar
  3. West Bengal
  4. Uttarakhand
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – B. Bihar

Explanation: As per the report, 58,880 incidents of rioting were reported. The state wise statistics are:

  1. Bihar – 11,698
  2. Uttar Pradesh – 8,990
  3. Maharashtra – 7,743

After a delay of 2 years, the annual “Crime in India Report 2017” was published by NCRB.

12. ______ was awarded ownership of a North Korean cargo ship “The Wise Honest” that was seized for violating international sanctions.

  1. US
  2. South Africa
  3. Japan
  4. India
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. US 

Explanation: • The US won a federal court battle to take ownership of a North Korean ship

  • The 17,061 ton bulk carrier Wise Honest was caught carrying a $3 million shipment of coal and later handed over to US authorities
  • The Wise Honest is one of the largest cargo ships in North Korea’s fleet

13. Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald has been appointed as the new head coach of ______ for a three-year term. 

  1. Rajasthan Royals
  2. CSK
  3. Mumbai Indians
  4. Kings XI Punjab
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Rajasthan Royals

Explanation: McDonald has been a part of the IPL in the past having played for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2009. McDonald has an impressive record as a coach. He was associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore last year.

14. Sri Lanka has been removed from the “Grey List” of the international terror financing watchdog ______.

  1. FATF
  2. WIPO
  3. IMF
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. FATF

Explanation: • Sri Lanka made significant progress in addressing the strategic AML/CFT deficiencies identified earlier

  • FATF retained Pakistan on its “Grey List” and warned it of getting blacklisted
  • The island nation will no longer be subject to the Financial Action Task Force’s monitoring

15. Which nation has halved its poverty rate since the 1990s and achieved a seven plus growth rate over the last 15 years, according to the World Bank?

  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. China
  4. South Korea
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. India

Explanation: • India needs to achieve greater resource efficiency as it sustains growth, according to the World Bank

• India is both critical to the success of global development efforts. India’s growth is expected to continue. The elimination of extreme poverty in the decade is within India’s reach

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