Current Affairs Quiz -19 October 2019

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  1. Based upon the latest direction of the Ministry of Finance, Merchant Discount Rate will not be charged on digital payments made to establishments having turnover above____________ from November 1, 2019
    A) Rs 20 crore
    B) Rs 25 crore
    C) Rs 75 crore
    D) Rs 50 crore
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that system providers will not impose charges or Merchant Discount Rate on customers as well as merchants on digital payments made to establishments having a turnover in excess of Rs 50 crore from November 1.
  2. The India Myanmar Naval Exercise IMNEX-2019 is being held in which place?
    A) Visakhapatnam
    B) Dehradun
    C) Jhansi
    D) Gurugram
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The second edition of ‘India Myanmar Naval Exercise’ IMNEX-2019 began in Visakhapatnam, onboard INS Ranvijay on October 18, 2019.
  3. Who among these has been elected as the new Chairman of the Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20?
    A) Amitabh Chaudhry
    B) S S Mallikarjuna Rao
    C) Rajnish Kumar
    D) Aditya Puri
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Head of State Bank of India, Rajnish Kumar has been elected as the chairman of the Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20.
  4. Which country is hosting the 7th World Military Games, 2019?
    A) South Korea
    B) China
    C) India
    D) Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    7th World Military Games begins in China. players of Indian Armed Forces to take part
  5. What is the total number of members on the board of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)?
    A) 10
    B) 7
    C) 12
    D) 6
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Sudhaker Shukla as a Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), for a period of five years or upto the age of 65 years. With this appointment, the Governing Board of IBBI is complete, which can have a total strength of 10.
  6. Recently two female astronauts created history by becoming the first ever all-woman team to complete the spacewalk. They belonged to which space agency?
    A) ISRO
    B) JAXA
    C) NASA
    D) Roscosmos
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Two NASA astronauts namely Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made space history on October 18 as they completed the first-ever spacewalk by an all-woman team. The two astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery charger.
  7. The DANX-19 joint service exercise was conducted by which military unit of the Indian Armed Force?
    A) National Cadet Corps
    B) Western Air Command
    C) Indian Army
    D) Andaman & Nicobar Command
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) conducted second edition of large scale joint services exercise ,Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands’ 2019 (DANX-19), from 14 Oct to 18 Oct 19.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of the National Security Guard (NSG)?
    A) Vishwas Sawant
    B) Anup Kumar Singh
    C) Arjun Pratap Singh
    D) Dayanand Tiwari
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of the National Security Guard (NSG) on October 18, 2019.
  9. Which country will host the 91st INTERPOL General Assembly in 2022?
    A) India
    B) Argentina
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Singapore
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India to Host 91st INTERPOL General Assembly in New Delhi in 2022 as part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.
  10. Renowned painter Kalidas Karmakar passed away recently. He belonged to which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh Kalidas Karmakar passes away in Dhaka. He was 73.
  11. Baliyatra is the biggest trade fairs organised in which state annually?
    A) Assam
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Baliyatra, the biggest trade fairs of Odisha, is scheduled to begin from November 12 in Cuttack
  12. Alicia Alonso who passed away was a globally known Ballet dancer from which country?
    A) Egypt
    B) Chile
    C) Peru
    D) Cuba
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Legendary Cuba ballet dancer Alicia Alonso passes away at 98

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