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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN ENGLISH => 01-September-2019 to 01-September-2019
  • 1. Which Union Minister has announced a big consolidation of public sector banks ?
    • A) Piyush Goyal
    • B) Nirmala Sitharaman
    • C) Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi
    • D) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
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    Answer B
    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a big consolidation of public sector banks. Under the scheme of amalgamation, 10 public sector banks are to be merged into four banks.

  • 2. Which government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve ?
    • A) Uttar Pradesh
    • B) Uttarakhand
    • C) Madhya Pradesh
    • D) Megalaya
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    Answer B
    i. The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve through villages located on its fringes. ii. The STPF will serve as a second layer of protection for tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

  • 3. Which state Chief Minister has launched the ‘Walk to Work’ campaign in the state ?
    • A) Mizoram
    • B) Megalaya
    • C) Madhya Pradesh
    • D) Manipur
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    Answer B
    Chief Minister of Meghalaya launched the ‘Walk to Work’ campaign in the state. The campaign is a part of Fit India Movement which has been launched in the country by the Prime Minister. The campaign comes with the multiple benefits like cost cutting of fuel including reduction of CO2 emission, reduction in congestion in the city and the most important "health and fitness" for the citizens.

  • 4. Research Designs and Standards Organization organized the "Mega Vendor Meet 2019" at
    • A) Lucknow
    • B) Gujarat
    • C) Manipur
    • D) Mizoram
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    Answer A
    Research Designs and Standards Organization organized the "Mega Vendor Meet 2019" at Lucknow. The special meet was organized to expand vendor base and spread information on greater business opportunities in Railways Sector. Research Designs and Standards Organization is a research wing of Indian Railways.

  • 5. The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed an MoU with which Institute for Artificial Intelligence ?
    • A) Indian Institute of Technology , Indore
    • B) Wadhwani Institute
    • C) Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur
    • D) National Institute of Technology, Warangal
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    Answer B
    The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed an MoU with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Under the MoU, the division seeks to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against tuberculosis (TB).

  • 6. Elavenil Valarivan has secured Which Place in ISSF list?
    • A) Third
    • B) Second
    • C) Fourth
    • D) First
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    Answer B
    Elavenil Valarivan is a sport shooter from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India. Elavenil represented India at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup and won a gold medal and she clinched silver in world university Games in 2019 after which she won Gold at World Junior World Cup Suhl 2019. Elavenil Valarivan has secured Second Place in ISSF list.

  • 7. Two Indian universities to open branches in __________
    • A) Kazakhstan
    • B) Uzbekistan
    • C) Kyrgyzstan
    • D) Afghanistan
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    Answer B
    In accordance with the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan on establishing Amity University, a branch of Indian University will be opened in Tashkent. The University will train personnel for IT sphere, including software and hardware developers, specialists in artificial intelligence, big data and ICT management.

  • 8. Which Commission launched a new mega Electors Verification Programme (EVP) across the country ?
    • A) Law Commission
    • B) Election Commission
    • C) Vigilance Commission
    • D) Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector
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    Answer B
    i. The Election Commission launched a new mega Electors Verification Programme (EVP) across the country. ii. The programme, which seeks to electoral rolls through crowdsourcing, will go on till 15th of October. iii. Under the programme, a voter from each family will get a username and password, allowing a person to upload all documents related to electoral registration and tag similar details about his or her family members. The EVP programme can be effected both online and offline.

  • 9. Which month of 2019 will be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah ?
    • A) October
    • B) September
    • C) August
    • D) July
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    Answer B
    The entire month of September 2019 will be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah. This year the theme is Complementary Feeding. Prime Minister's Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment- POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.

  • 10. India’s first garbage cafe to be opened in Which city ?
    • A) Chandigarh
    • B) Chhattisgarh
    • C) Gujarat
    • D) Megalaya
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    In a unique initiative, the Ambikapur municipal corporation of Chhattisgarh will open a first-of-its-kind 'Garbage Cafe'. This initiative is a step towards making the city plastic-free. In this unique Cafe' poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic, while breakfast will be provided if half a kilogram of plastic is brought to the cafe.