GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 8, 2019
Published: October 8, 2019
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1. Surender Singh is associated to which sports?
Correct Answer: C [Powerlifting ]
Surender Singh of India created three world records at the ongoing 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Berlin, Germany. Surender bagged gold in 110 kg category, Classic Raw and the Best Lifter Award in Classic Raw and Single Ply. While, 3-time World Champion Mukesh Singh went on to add another feather to his cap by winning yet another gold only to be known as 4-time World Champion.
2. WTO is hosting the first-ever World Cotton Day (WCD) in which city?
[B] New Delhi
[D] New York
Correct Answer: A [Geneva ]
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is hosting the first-ever World Cotton Day (WCD) in Geneva on 7th October 2019. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is representing India in the 5-day event of WCD. The WCD will celebrate the many advantages of cotton, from its qualities as a natural fibre, to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and consumption. It will also serve to shed light on the challenges faced by cotton economies around the world because cotton is important to least developed, developing and developed economies worldwide.
3. Who won the 2019 Japan Open tennis title?
[A] Andy Murray
[B] Rafael Nadal
[C] Novak Djokovic
[D] Roger Federer
Correct Answer: C [Novak Djokovic]
Novak Djokovic, World No. 1 won his 76th tour-level title by defeating Aussie John Millman 6-3, 6-2 to win the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. It is the 10th time the Serbian has lifted a trophy on his main draw debut at a tour-level event.
4. The paintings of Jodhaiya Bai Baiga of which Indian state are being showcased at exhibition in Italy?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Madhya Pradesh]
In Italy, the paintings and artworks created by an 80-year-old tribal woman “Jodhaiya Bai Baiga” has being showcased at the ongoing exhibition at Milan, which is the global capital of fashion and design. Jodhaiya hails from Umaria district’s Lorha village of Madhya Pradesh. Her painting style mainly includes nature and animals. Her teacher Ashish Swami said that this will motivate other members of the Adivasi community to engage in different activities.
5. Indian Army has started its mountain combat exercise ‘Him Vijay’ in which state?
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: D [Arunachal Pradesh]
Indian Army has started its first-of -its kind biggest ever mountain combat exercise titled ‘Him Vijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the first-ever such drill that the military is holding in the northeastern state i.e., 100 km away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The exercise is to test mobility, communication and coordination of such huge body of fast-moving troops in difficult terrain. The exercise is to be conducted in two phases. The first phase will be held between 7th to 10th October 2019 and the other phase will be from 20th- 24th October 2019.
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