GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 11, 2019
Published: October 11, 2019
1. Which company’s Mutual Fund has been renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF)?
[A] Aditya Birla
Correct Answer: D [Reliance ]
The Reliance Mutual Fund has been renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF). The name change came after Nippon Life Insurance of Japan completed the acquisition of 75% stake in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management from Reliance Capital. Nippon Life is Japan’s largest life insurance company and a global financial services conglomerate. It manages assets worth over $700 billion.
2. Who has become the 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket
[A] Mithali Raj
[B] Jhulan Goswami
[C] Veda Krishnamurthy
[D] Lisa Sthalekar
Correct Answer: A [Mithali Raj]
Indian women’s cricket captain & right-handed batswoman, Mithali Raj has become the 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket. She achieved the feat while leading India to an emphatic 8-wicket win over South Africa Women in the first ODI at Vadodara on 10th October 2019. Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland on 26th June 1999 & completed 20 years and 105 days in the 50-over format. She has played 204 ODIs till now, the most by a female.
3. What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD)?
[A] Living with Schizophrenia
[B] Mental health and older adults
[C] Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
[D] Dignity in Mental Health
Correct Answer: C [Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention]
The World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on 10th of October by World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. The 2019 theme is “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention”.
4. The 2019 Nobel prize in Chemistry has been awarded for discovery in which field?
[A] Directed evolution of enzymes
[B] Cryo-electron microscopy
[C] Lithium-ion batteries
[D] Phage display of peptides and antibodies
Correct Answer: C [Lithium-ion batteries]
The Nobel Prize 2019 for Chemistry has jointly been awarded to three scientists – John D. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino – for the development of lithium-ion batteries that we use in everyday life from mobile phones to electric vehicles.
5. The 2019 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded for discovery in which field?
[A] Cellular Respiration
[B] Cancer therapy
[C] Circadian rhythm
Correct Answer: A [Cellular Respiration]
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 was awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”. The discoveries made by these scientists have fundamental importance for physiology and have paved the way for promising new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and many other diseases.
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