Current Affairs Quiz- November, 2019
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1. Girija Kir, who passed away recently, was the noted author of which language?
Correct Answer: A [Marathi ]
Girija Kir (86), the noted Marathi author, has passed away in Bandra, Maharashtra on 31st October 2019. Kir has written dozens of novels, stories, travelogues and children’s books. She also worked as an assistant editor of ‘Anuradha’ magazine for 10 years from 1968 to 1978. Kir has won several awards for her writings, which largely originated from her on-field experiences in labour colonies, residences of patients suffering from leprosy and tribal areas. Her recent book ‘Janmathep’ was based on her study of inmates at Pune’s Yerawada jail.
2. On which date, the 2019 edition of World Thrift Day (WTD) is observed in India?
[A] October 31
[B] October 30
[C] October 29
[D] October 28
Correct Answer: A [October 31]
The World Thrift Day (WTD) is celebrated every year on 31st October worldwide to promote savings and financial security of individual and nation as a whole. In India, due to death of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the same day in 1984 this day is being celebrated on 30th October. The day was established to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under their mattress or at home.
3. Which Indian sportsperson has won the 2019 SaarLorLux Open badminton tournament in Germany?
[A] Srikanth Kidambi
[B] Lakshya Sen
[C] Parupalli Kashyap
[D] B Sai Praneeth
Correct Answer: B [Lakshya Sen]
Lakshya Sen from Uttarakhand has won the 2019 SaarLorLux Open badminton tournament at Saarbrücken in Germany. He defeated Sen Weng Hong Yang of China in an exciting final on 3rd November.
4. Which Indian author has won the JCB Prize for Literature 2019?
[A] Madhuri Vijay
[B] Pradip Krishen
[C] Anjum Hasan
[D] KR Meera
Correct Answer: A [Madhuri Vijay]
US based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay has won the JCB Prize for Literature 2019 for her debut novel ‘The Far Field’ at Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. It is the most expensive Indian award for writing. She also received a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh, along with a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra entitled ‘Mirror Melting’.
5. The documentary of which Indian Football league has won the ‘BAFTA Scotland’ Awards 2019 in the ‘Single Documentary’ category?
[A] Churchill Brothers
[B] Lonestar Kashmir
[C] Real Kashmir
[D] Madhya Bharat
Correct Answer: C [Real Kashmir]
The documentary on Real Kashmir Football Club has bagged the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and Scotland Awards 2019 at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland. The documentary narrates the journey of former Rangers ace David Robertson as the coach of Real Kashmir FC, which is currently India’s second tier football league. The hour-long film won in the ‘Single Documentary’ category.
6. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the Skills Build platform in collaboration with which company?
Correct Answer: D [IBM ]
The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has recently launched the SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with IBM to offer digital learning content from IBM and partners such as CodeDoor, Coorpacademy and Skillsoft. This initiative is part of IBM’s global commitment to create a job-ready workforce and to build the next generation of skills needed for new collar careers. As part of the programme, a two-year advanced diploma in IT, networking and cloud computing, co-created and designed by IBM, will be offered at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs).
7. On which date, the 2019 edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed?
[A] November 5
[B] November 4
[C] November 6
[D] November 7
Correct Answer: A [November 5]
The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on 5th of November to spread awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. In 2019, the day promotes Target (d) of the “Sendai Seven Campaign,” which focuses on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
8. Which state / UT government is organizing the theater festival “Mohan Rakesh Natya evam Samman Samaroh”?
Correct Answer: D [Delhi ]
To pay tribute to legendary playwright Mohan Rakesh, the 4-day festival titled “Mohan Rakesh Natya evam Samman Samaroh” is being organized by the Delhi government’s art and culture wing “Sahitya Kala Parishad” held at the Kamani Auditorium from November 11, 2019. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform to the upcoming talents in the field of theatre. Rakesh was widely-known as one of the brains behind the ‘Nai Kahani’ (New Short Story) literary movement of Hindi literature in the 1950s & also wrote the first modern Hindi play titled “Ashadh Ka Ek Din” in 1958.
9. Who has become the first Indian man cricketer to complete 100 T-20 Internationals?
[A] Ravindra Jadeja
[B] Virat Kohli
[C] Rohit Sharma
[D] Dinesh Karthik
Correct Answer: C [Rohit Sharma]
Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T-20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the 2nd match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Shoaib Malik with 111 games from Pakistan is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit is currently the top-scorer in T20 format with 2452 runs at a strike-rate of 136.67 with 4 hundreds and 17 half-centuries.
10. Which country has protested over the inclusion of the region of Kalapani in the new political map of India?
Correct Answer: C [Nepal ]
Nepal has recently formally protested over the inclusion of the disputed area of Kalapani on the fringes of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand as part of Indian Territory in the new political map of India. Kalapani is claimed by Nepal as a part of its Darchula district. It has been controlled by India’s Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) since the 1962 war with China.
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