GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 12-13, 2019
Published: October 13, 2019
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1. The first-ever National Hindi Science writers conference has started in which city?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: D [Lucknow ]
In Uttar Pradesh, the first -ever National Hindi Science writers conference has started on 11th of October in Lucknow with an aim to release science writing from the clutches of English and to promote use of Hindi and other Vernacular languages. More than one thousand science writers from across the country are participating in this conference which is aimed to bring all Hindi and vernacular language science writers at one platform and to promote Hindi in the field of science writing.
2. Olga Tokarczuk, who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018, is from which country?
Correct Answer: A [Poland]
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life. Her first novel, “The Journey of the People of the Book,” was released in 1993. She has also won the Booker International Prize for her 2007 novel “Flights”. She became the 15th woman to have won the prestigious distinction, out of 116 literature laureates honoured since 1901. It must be noted that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature was announced along with the 2018 Prize as the latter was delayed by a year following a scandal that included allegations of sexual misconduct.
3. Who is the author of the book “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”?
[A] Kazuo Ishiguro
[B] Peter Handke
[C] Olga Tokarczuk
[D] Bob Dylan
Correct Answer: B [Peter Handke]
Austrian author Peter Handke has been honoured with the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience. His notable works include “Short Letter, Long Farewell” and “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”. He will receive 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000), as well as a medal and a diploma.
4. The SUMAN initiative has been launched for which purpose?
[A] Explore Ionosphere
[B] Alert fishermen from upcoming disasters
[C] Student learning Programme
[D] Quality health care
Correct Answer: D [Quality health care ]
On 11th October 2019, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) initiative in New Delhi during the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare. The aim of the initiative is to assure dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting the public health facility in order to end all preventable maternal and newborn deaths. It also provides a positive birth experience to both mother and infant.
5. Kadri Gopalnath, who passed away recently, was eminent personality in which musical instrument?
Correct Answer: C [Saxophone ]
Kadri Gopalnath (69), the well known Saxophone master & Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Mangaluru on 11th October 2019. He was considered as a pioneer in playing Carnatic ragas on his Saxophone. His production East-West is a fusion of western and Indian music.
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