1. Who was felicitated with the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature?
A. Madhuri Vijay
B. Sunita Saraogi
C. Manjula Reddy
D. Manu V Devdevan
2. Which country will be hosting the BRICS Summit 2019?
3. The first BIMSTEC Port Meet has been organized in which city?
4. Which Hindi writer has been selected for the Vyas Samman-2019 for outstanding literary work?
A. Vishwanath Tripathi
B. Narendra Kohli
C. Mannu Bhandari
D. Nasira Sharma
5. How many scientists recently signed a global climate emergency declaration?
6. In which city’s ladies special local train was the ‘UTTAM Rake’ introduced?
7. Sudan’s first satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by which country’?
8. Who among the following has been appointed as chairman of Land Ports Authority of India?
A. Hemant Kathpalia
B. Romesh Sobti
D. Aditya Mishra
9. Consider the following statements:
1. Sri Lanka hosts biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference.
2. The theme of the event: “Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of System”.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
10. Consider the following statements:
1. Assam govt signs pact with AFD to restore forest ecosystems.
2. The total budget for the second phase is Rs 500 crore.
Answer: 1) A
U.S. based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel, “The Far Field” has won 2019 JCB prize for Literature (most expensive Indian award for writing). Taking the reader through a complex personal story, The Far Field is set against the backdrop 1990’s Kashmir conflict .She also received the Rs 25 lakh as the prize money, a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra entitled Mirror Melting.
The novel published by Fourth estate India.
Answer: 2) B
Brazil will be hosting the annual BRICS Summit 2019 during November 13-14, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the summit to deliberate on boosting cooperation among the BRICS countries.
Answer: 3) C
BIMSTEC is a group of 7 countries in South Asia and South East Asia. The first BIMSTEC port meet has been organized in Visakhapatnam on 7 and 8 November, 2019.
Answer: 4) D
Nasira Sharma has been selected for her novel Paper Boat. The award is given to the best Hindi literary work published over a period of 10 years. The award is given by KK Birla foundation.
Answer: 5) A
11258 scientists from 153 countries around the world have declared a climate emergency. There are 69 Indian scientists who have signed this declaration. These scientists have introduced a six-point program, which can control climate change.
Answer: 6) B
Western Railway launched new local ‘Uttam Rake’ to make travel in Mumbai local better. The newly introduced rake has improved interiors and advanced features. CCTV cameras have been installed in every coach. Interestingly, this is the first non-air-conditioned local train on Western Railway route to have CCTV cameras.
Answer: 7) C
Sudan’s first-ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China. The satellite (Sudan’s remote-sensing satellite – ‘SRSS-1’) was launched aboard China’s Long March-4B rocket along with other Chinese satellites including Gaofen 7, Xiaoxiang-1 08, Whampoa 1 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China. Sudan’s remote-sensing satellite (SRSS-1), was developed by the Shenzhen Aerospace Oriental Red Sea Satellite Co. The Sudanese satellite has been mainly designed for civil and military remote sensing over Sudan. The remote-sensing satellite aims to advance research in space technology. Its main objective is to acquire the required data as well as discover natural resources for the country’s military needs. The satellite aims to generate a comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable database on the topographic, mapping and natural resources of Sudan.
Answer: 8) D
Senior IPS officer Aditya Mishra (1989 batch: Uttar Pradesh cadre) has been appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) for a period of five years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mishra as the chairman of the LPAI on the recommendations of a search-cum-selection panel.
Answer: 9) A
The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference has begun in Colombo, Sri Lanka 2019 .The Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad is representing India at the conference. The theme of the event: “Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law”. Purpose of the event: It seeks to address challenges faced by millions of people seeking to resolve legal problems or disputes.
Answer: 10) C
The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Government of Assam have signed an agreement for supporting Phase II of Assam Project for Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC).The total budget for the second phase is Rs 500 crore.The project was launched in response to the threats posed by deforestation, poaching and over-dependence of local communities on forest resources.
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