1. The first-ever ‘International Cooperative Trade Fair’ will be held in which city?
A. New Delhi
2. Which of the following institutions in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness ‘eDantSeva’?
A. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
B. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
C. Central Council for Research Institute (CCRI)
D. Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
3. On 8th October Indian Air Force has celebrated its _____ anniversary?
4. Every year on which date World Post Day is celebrated to commemorates the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern?
A. 5 October
B. 6 October
C. 7 October
D. 9 October
5. Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy was sworn in as the 25th Chief Justice of which High Court?
A. Himachal Pradesh High Court
B. Telangana High Court
C. Guwahati High Court
D. Rajasthan High Court
6. Who among the following has been appointed as the 37th Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court?
A. Justice Lingappa Narayan Swamy
B. Justice Indrajit Mohanty
C. Justice Bala Krishna Narayan
D. Justice Manthoj Ganga Rao
7. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 long-awaited Rafale fighter jets on behalf of the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is manufactured by which country?
8. Where is the 50th IFFI 2019 being held?
9. When was World Mental Health Day observed?
A. 10 October
B. 12 October
C. 13 October
10. According to the Global Competitiveness Index which of the following is the world’s most competitive economy in the world in 2019?
A. Hong Kong
Answer: 1) A
A three-day International Cooperative Trade Fair will be held in New Delhi from 11th to 13th October 2019. The first-ever such fair is aimed at promoting cooperative to cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity. According to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomer, Representatives from over 150 cooperative societies and 35 countries including, Australia, Japan, China, Brazil, US, UK, Germany and Iran are going to participate in the fair. The event will offer a huge opportunity for the industry and business houses from India and abroad to build an alliance, business networking, product sourcing and interact with primary producers of a wide range of products and service providers.
Answer: 2) B
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness ‘eDantSeva’. The digital platform ‘eDantSeva’ will provide oral health information gathered from authentic scientific resources and connect the people to timely advice for managing any dental emergency or oral health problem. The website also provides GPRS route and satellite images of the facility for easier access to the people. It also constitutes a unique feature called the ‘Symptom Checker’. A Braille booklet and voice-over on oral health education for visually impaired were also released on the occasion.
Answer: 3) C
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has celebrated its 87th anniversary across India. The Indian Air Force has displayed various Aircraft at Air Force Station Hindan airbase near Delhi with a parade and air display. The highlight of the event was Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leading a MiG formation and flying a MiG Bison Aircraft. The Chiefs of the three Services R K S Bhadauria (Air Chief Marshal), Bipin Rawat (Army Chief) and, Admiral Karambir Singh (Chief of Naval Staff) visited the National War Memorial in New Delhi and paid tributes at the memorial.
Indian Air Force
Answer: 4) D
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9th October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries around the world participate annually in the celebrations. Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.
Answer: 5) A
Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy was sworn in as the 25th Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Bandaru Dattatraya in a ceremony held at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in Shimla. Justice Swamy served as the Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court from 18th January 2019 to 9th May 2019.
Answer: 6) B
Justice Indrajit Mohanty was sworn in as the 37th Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. He was administered the oath of office by Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra in a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan. Justice Mohanty is the former Judge of Bombay High Court. Rajasthan Chief Secretary D B Gupta read out the appointment warrant issued by President Ramnath Kovind.
Answer: 7) C
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 long-awaited Rafale fighter jets on behalf of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in France. The first batch of four combat jets is expected to be ferried to India by May 2020. The fighters to be armed with the SCALP ground attack missiles that have a range well over 300 km.
It will be flown by IAF pilots in France for at least 1,500 hours as part of the testing and acceptance process before they come to their home base in Ambala. India had signed an agreement with France for the procurement of 36 Rafale jets at a cost of Rs. 59,000 crores.
Answer: 8) D
The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)- 2019 (Golden Jubilee edition) will be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Goa. Over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian Panorama section will be screened at the film festival. Around 10 thousand people and film lovers are expected to participate in the Golden Jubilee edition of the festival. 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years this year, will also be showcased.
International Film Festival of India
Answer: 9) A
The World Mental Health Day is observed every year on 10th October to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The theme for this year World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention.’
This year, the initiative is being supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Association for Suicide Prevention and United for Global Mental Health. India makes up for 17% of the world’s population and records a high number of suicidal deaths (around 2.2 lakh people every year).Three to ten people in every 1000 person have severe mental morbidity in India.
Answer: 10) B
According to the Global Competitiveness Index 2019, India has been ranked 68th, down 10 places from previous year. Last year it was at 58th place. Singapore has replaced the U.S. as the world’s most competitive economy in the index, released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on October 9, 2019. The World Economic Forum said that the drop of 10 places in India’s position to 68th place may look dramatic, but the decline in the country’s competitiveness score is relatively small. A number of similarly-placed economies including Colombia, South Africa and Turkey improved over the past year and hence have overtaken India. Sri Lanka at 84th place, Bangladesh at 105th, Nepal at 108th and Pakistan at 110th place.
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