GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 3, 2019
Published: October 3, 2019
1. Who has become the first Indian musician to have minor planet named after him?
[A] Parveen Sultana
[B] Pandit Jasraj
[C] Kumar Gandharva
[D] Prabha Atre
Correct Answer: B [Pandit Jasraj]
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. With this, Pandit Jasraj has become the first Indian maestro to have a planet named after him. The asteroid, which is located between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon in Arizona (United States) in November 2006.
2. Who is the author of the book ‘The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century’?
[A] Sunil Ambekar
[B] Vivek Aggarwal
[C] Yasmin Ali Haque
[D] M S Golwalkar
Correct Answer: A [Sunil Ambekar]
The book titled ‘The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century’ has been authored by Sunil Ambekar of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) student wing. The book represents RSS roadmap and vision for every sector in the country.
3. Who has been appointed the new CEO of MyGov India?
[A] Mahesh Kale
[B] Ajay Chakrabarty
[C] Abhishek Singh
[D] Arvind Gupta
Correct Answer: C [Abhishek Singh]
Abhishek Singh, the 1995-batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre, has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MyGov India, the government’s citizen-centric online platform. He succeeded tech entrepreneur Arvind Gupta. The aim of MyGov India is to empower people to connect with the government and contribute towards good governance.
4. The NITI Aayog & which international organization has launched ‘The Gandhian Challenge’?
Correct Answer: B [UNICEF ]
‘The Gandhian Challenge’ have been launched by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India on the occasion of 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This innovation challenge provides a platform for every child across India to ideate innovative solutions for a sustainable India of their dreams, using Gandhi’s principles. The problem statement for the Gandhian Challenge is: “Share your innovative solutions/ideas to create a futuristic and sustainable world of your dreams, following Gandhi’s principles”. The contest – open for every child in India from 2 October to 20 October – also celebrates 70 years of partnership between Government of India and UNICEF India to enable ‘Every Right for Every Child’.
5. Which Indian company has won the 2019 Deming Prize for Total Quality Management (TQM)?
[C] Elgi Equipments
Correct Answer: C [Elgi Equipments]
The Coimbatore-headquartered company “Elgi Equipments” has bagged the coveted 2019 Deming Prize for Total Quality Management (TQM). ELGi is the first globally established Industrial air compressor manufacturer, outside of Japan, to win the prestigious award in over 60 years and will formally receive the prize on the 6th of November 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
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