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

GK & Current Affairs Questions – September 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Questions  – 2nd September 2019

1. The longest electrified railway tunnel in the country, has been recently inaugurated in _________.

  1. MP
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Haryana
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: The tunnel has been built at a cost of ₹437 crore. It has 44 trolley refuges and 14 cross-passages in a horseshoe design.

2. ___________ has inked a pact with the Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel to support the living costs of 25 child cancer patients who come to the city seeking treatment.

  1. Mercedes-Benz
  2. Chevrolet
  3. Mahindra & Mahindra
  4. Tata Motors
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Mercedes-Benz

Explanation: Mercedes-Benz will donate ₹1 lakh each to the patients. Notably, the company organised a puppet show and a musical performance to entertain the 25 children.

3. RV16XNano, which was recently in the news, is a/an _____________.

  1. Computer Chip
  2. Asteroid
  3. Meteorite
  4. Jupiter’s New Moon
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Computer Chip

Explanation: This device is far from a modern central processing unit. MIT has developed the biggest-ever computer chip using carbon nano tubes. It integrated two different types of transistor that are essential for modern computer circuitry.

4. Which ministry has launched the ‘Angikaar campaign’?

  1. HRD Ministry
  2. Corporate Affairs Ministry
  3. Personnel Ministry
  4. Housing & Urban Affairs
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Housing & Urban Affairs

 Explanation: The ‘Angikaar’ aims at reaching out all the beneficiaries of the PMAY(U) in a phased manner. It has been launched for social behaviour change, through community mobilisation and IEC activities.

It is worth mentioning that Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pakistani military court for alleged espionage.

5. Manú National Park, sometimes seen in the news, is located in ______.

  1. Peru
  2. Spain
  3. Brazil
  4. Ukraine
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Peru

Explanation: This national park is a globally renowned haven of terrestrial biodiversity. The park was created 1973.

It has been recognised by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in 1977.

6. India provided training to 27 officials of ______ about the Line of Credit (LoC) guidelines and procedures of Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India.

  1. Nepal
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Pakistan
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Nepal 

Explanation: The program has been organised in collaboration with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) of Nepal.  This programme is a part of a bilateral understanding reached between Nepal and India during the 7th Line of Credit (LOC) Review Meeting held on June 2019 in India.

7. An all-time high of 49,29,121 ITRs was filed in a single day on _______, according to CBDT.

  1. August 25
  2. August 29
  3. August 31
  4. September 1
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. August 31

Explanation: CBDT released the data on e-filing of ITRs for which the last date of submission was August 31, 2019.

Some interesting facts:

– The peak filing rate per second on August 31 was at 196 ITRs

– The peak filing rate per minute was at 7,447 ITRs

– Over 2,205 malicious attacks on the website have been thwarted

8. The _____ tax deduction at source (TDS) on cash withdrawals of over Rs 1 crore has come into effect from September 1.

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

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Correct Answer – A. 2%

Explanation: The government had made this provision in the Union Budget. It aims to discourage cash transactions and move towards less cash economy. It is worth mentioning that the CBDT has set up a five member dedicated cell led by a CBDT member.

9. _________ will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on September 2.

  1. Pakistan
  2. Malaysia
  3. China
  4. Indonesia
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Pakistan

Explanation: Jadhav will be provided consular access in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations & ICJ judgement. This is the first time that Kulbhushan Jadhav will be given consular access.

10. ___________, the world’s first seven-coach hospital train, has been donated by the Indian Railways to bring medical and surgical healthcare to doorstep of the rural population.

  1. Lifeline Express
  2. Medical Express
  3. Chikitsa Saathi
  4. Vande Bharat
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Lifeline Express

Explanation: The Lifeline Express (LLE) has two operation theatres. Besides this, it has five operating tables fitted with world-class equipment and instruments. It is better known as Jeevan Rekha Express.

11. ________ will pay USD 150-200 million to settle allegations YouTube violated a children’s privacy law while gathering data to better target its adverts.

  1. Google
  2. Twitter
  3. Microsoft
  4. Tiktok
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer  – A. Google

Explanation: The case could have significant repercussions for other popular platforms used by young children. The settlement would be the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.

12. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar released a book ‘Jin Dhoondha Tin Paaiyan’, penned by _______.

  1. Ramesh Parthasarthy
  2. OP Singh
  3. Sunil Pokhriyal
  4. Himesh Khurana
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. OP Singh

Explanation: The 174-page book named ‘Jin Dhoondha Tin Paaiyan’, is written in Hindi. It seeks to promote the culture of cross-checking facts in the era of internet.

13. President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American _______ as a judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of California.

  1. Shireen Mathews
  2. Priyanka Malhotra
  3. Raj Sidana
  4. Mohit Narang
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. Shireen Mathews

Explanation: Presently, Matthews is a partner at Jones Day. It is the fifth-largest law firm in the country in San Diego.

If confirmed, she will be the 1st Asian Pacific American woman and first Indian-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Southern District.

14. The 1st India-Ghana Foreign Office Consultations was held in _______ recently.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Aurangabad
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Chennai
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer – A. New Delhi

Explanation: Ghana is one of India’s important partners in West Africa. The mutual relations between both countries have traditionally been warm and close. The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation inter alia, in areas of:

– Trade and investment,

– Development partnership,

– Defence & security,

– Health & pharmaceutical sector

– Capacity building & training

– People to people contacts

15. India will start getting details of bank accounts held by its citizens in _________ from September.

  1. Norway
  2. Switzerland
  3. France
  4. UAE
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Switzerland

Explanation: – In 2016, India and Switzerland had signed an information-sharing deal on bank accounts

– It was to come in effect from September 2019. This automatic exchange of information (AEOI) is to be carried out under the Common Reporting Standard

– The step is likely to shed more light on the wealth Indians have stashed away in Swiss bank accounts