1. Which of the following states become the first state in the country to enact a law on contract farming?
A. Tamil Nadu
2. Who among the following has won the presidential election in Argentina?
A. Christina Kirchner
B. Alberto Fernandez
C. Mauricio Macri
D. Nicholas del cano
3. Saad Hariri resigns as the Prime Minister of which country?
4. What was the theme of the National Symposium to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis held in New Delhi?
A. “Unite for Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
B. “Come together to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
C. “We are together to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
D. “United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”
5. The 5th edition of International Conference on ROADTECH 2019 was held in _______.
A. New Delhi
6. Which of the following institutions has organized the third edition of the Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 at Kochi, Kerala?
A. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
B. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
C. Indian Medical Association (IMA)
D. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
7. Who among the following has been included in a 10-member athlete ambassadors’ group by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to will represent boxers in the build-up to Tokyo Olympics 2020?
A. Vijendra Singh
B. Lasharam Sarita Devi
C. MC Mary com
D. Amit Panghal
8. Which of the following banks has partnered with Srei Equipment Finance Ltd (SEFL) to provide loans to MSME and retail sector customers?
A. Canara Bank
B. Punjab National Bank
C. Union Bank of India
D. United Bank of India
9. N. Venkatachala, a former judge of the Supreme Court passed away recently, he was former Lokayukta of which state?
B. Andra Pradesh
C. Tamil Nadu
10. Consider the following statements:
1. Telecom Regulatory fixes mobile call ring time at 30 seconds; 50 seconds for landline.
2. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is a statutory body set up by the Government of India in 1997.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer: 1) A
Tamil Nadu has become the first state in the country to enact a law on contract farming with President Ram Nath Kovind giving assent to the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2019.
The Bill aims to set a policy framework and institutional mechanism on agricultural produce and livestock contract farming. With the Bill approved, TN state becomes the first state to enact the law on contract farming.
The Bill was adopted by the Tamil Nadu State government in February 2019. The Bill is first-of-its-kind legislation that assures farm income.
About contract farming:
Answer: 2) B
Argentina’s left-leaning candidate Alberto Fernandez won the presidential election in the first round bringing to an end the crisis-plagued rule of market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri. Fernandez, a 60-year-old law professor, got 47.36 per cent votes crossing the threshold for outright victory. His win also caps a remarkable political comeback for ex-president Cristina Kirchner, who will be the vice-president.
Answer: 3) C
Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri has resigned from the portfolio amid anti-government protests. He resigned bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut.
Answer: 4) D
Union minister of Health & Family Welfare (HWF), Science and technology and earth sciences, Shri Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the National symposium to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in New Delhi. The theme of the symposium was “United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis”. During the symposium, Dr. Harsh Vardhan signed a ‘Call to Action to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2021’.
14th edition of National Health Profile (NHP) was also released by health minister during the event. The NHP which covered comprehensive information on demographic, socio-economic health status, health finance indicators, health infrastructure in the nation, was prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI).The first edition of NHP was released in 2005.
Answer: 5) A
The 5th edition of the International Conference on ROADTECH 2019 was held in New Delhi on 31st October 2019. It was organized by industry body ASSOCHAM India (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India). Union Minister of State for Road Transport V.K. Singh addressed the meeting. The main objective of the conference is to pool suggestions & solutions from all stakeholders and to cooperate between the road infrastructure stakeholders and the Government. During the conference, the minister highlighted that in the last five years great amount of works have been done in the field of infrastructure and in future much more will be done. He urged the industry body to find a unique way to monetize the road projects in an environment-friendly manner.
Answer: 6) B
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the third edition of Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 on October 30 and 31, 2019 at Kochi, Kerala. As many as 400 industry leaders and delegates from SAARC, GCC and African countries have participated in the summit. The theme of the summit was “Mainstreaming Ayurveda through Startups, Innovation and Branding”. The summit was inaugurated by the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
Answer: 7) C
Six-time boxing world champion C. Mary Kom has been included in a 10-member athlete ambassadors’ group by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).The group will represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics (Tokyo Olympic 2020).C. Mary Kom will represent the Asian bloc in boxing’s athlete ambassadors’ group.The group will also comprise Ukrainian legend Vasyl Lamachenko (Europe), a two-time Olympic and world gold-medallist and five-time world champion and 2016 Olympic gold-winner Julio Cesar La Cruz (Americas).At present the President of International Olympic Association (IOC) is Thomas Bach and its headquarter is in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Answer: 8) D
Srei Equipment Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance, has partnered with the United Bank of India (UBI) to offer loans to the MSME sector and retail customers under a co-lending arrangement. The NBFC and the bank jointly organized Loan Utsavs across 20 cities. These loan melas were held in many cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ranchi, Patna, Vijaywada, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Bhopal. Loans were offered to the MSME sector and other retail customers against purchase of construction equipment. They also offered different EMI options for these loans. According to a release, loan to value of up to 90 per cent of the equipment were offered for the tenure of up to 5 years, while a moratorium of 30-60 days was also awarded depending on the loan structure and size.
Answer: 9) A
Venkatachala, a former judge of the Supreme Court and former Lokayukta of Karnataka passed away. Venkatachala was known for bringing to light the existence of Karnataka’s autonomous anti-corruption wing as the Lokayukta by conducting raids on public servants and disclosing their names and particulars of seized assets. He also functioned as the head of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, during 1990.
He was Lokayukta from July 3, 2001, to July 2, 2006.
Answer: 10) B
On 01st November, Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indian (TRAI) fixed phone call ring time at 30 seconds on mobiles and 60 seconds for landline phones, in case the call is neither answered nor rejected by the subscriber.”The time duration of alert for an incoming voice call, which is neither answered nor rejected by the called party, shall be thirty seconds for Cellular Mobile Telephone Service and sixty seconds for Basic Telephone Service. Till now there was no such limit for calls within India. Telecom operators on their own were reducing incoming call ring time to attract reverse calls from the subscriber of other networks.
Telecom Regulatory Authority
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