GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 1, 2019
Published: October 1, 2019
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1. Dr. K Siva Reddy, who has been awarded the Saraswati Samman 2018, is associated to which language?
Correct Answer: C [Telugu ]
Telugu poet Dr. K Siva Reddy has been awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2018 for his collection of poetry titled ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down)’. The award has been conferred by the KK Birla Foundation & carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque.
2. What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Rabies Day (WRD)?
[A] End Rabies by campaigning
[B] Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate
[C] Rabies: Defeat this horrifying disease
[D] Rabies- Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate
Correct Answer: B [Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate]
The World Rabies Day (WRD) is celebrated annually on 28th of September to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. The day also marks the anniversary of the of the death of French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur , who developed the first rabies vaccine. The 2019 theme is ‘Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate’.
3. Which team has clinched the 2019 SAFF U-18 Championship title?
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: A [India ]
In Football, India defeated Bangladesh by 2-1 in the final of SAFF Under-18 Championship 2019 to lift the title in Kathmandu on 30th September. This is India’s first SAFF U-18 trophy. Ninthoinganba Meetei from India was declared Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship.
4. Which Assam district has launched ‘Plants for Plastic’ campaign?
[A] Karbi Anglong
Correct Answer: C [Bongaigaon ]
In Assam, the ‘Plants for Plastic’ campaign has been launched by the Bongaigaon District administration in a bid to gradually collect and remove the harmful plastics from the eco- system. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to collect and remove plastic from their houses, commercial establishments and educational institutions. Under this unique initiative, any person can deposit 1Kg plastic in the Municipality office and get a valuable sapling for free.
5. Sumit Nagal, who has become first Indian tennis player to win on South American clay court, is from which state?
Correct Answer: A [Haryana ]
In Tennis, Sumit Nagal from Haryana has won the men’s singles title of 2019 ATP Challenger Tournament at Buenos Aires in Argentina. He defeated local favourite Facundo Bognis in straight-sets 6-4, 6-2 to claim the $54,160 prize money. With this feat, Nagal became first Indian to win on South American clay court. Earlier, Nagal grabbed headlines after he made his Grand Slam debut and produced a spirited fight against the legendary Roger Federer in the first-round of the US Open.
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