1. TN Seshan, who died recently, was the Chief Election Commissioner of India for which term?
2. Who recently released the book ‘Courts of India: Past to Present’?
A. Judge Sanjay Karol
B. Judge Ranjan Gogoi
C. Judge T.N. Seshan
D. Judge Raj Singh
3. Who among the following becomes the first Indian men’s bowler to clinch a hat-trick in T20 internationals?
A. Yajuvendra Chahal
B. Mohammad shami
C. Deepak Chahar
D. Ravindra Jadeja
4. Who among the following has won the Fuzhou China Open Badminton men’s title 2019?
A. Chow Tian-chen
B. Anders Antonsen
C. Victor excelsen
D. Kento Momota
5. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has organized the 27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) in which city?
B. New Delhi
6. What is the theme of the 2019 World Science Day for Peace & Development?
A. Science for Everyone, no one excluded
B. Open science, leaving no one behind
C. Science for sustainable Development
D. Open Science for sustainable Development
7. Who among the following has been conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre?
A. Reema Das
B. Alankrita Srivastava
C. Shanta Gokhale
D. Zeenat Lakhani
8. Who among the following has been named as the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate for 2019?
A. Shankh Ghosh
B. Sitakant mahapatra
C. MR Chandrasekaran
9. Consider the following statements related to Ram Temple in Ayodhya:
1. SC paves way for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
2. Centre to frame scheme within 3 months and set up a trust for construction of a temple.
3. 1526: Babri Mosque built by Mughal emperor Babur’s commander Mir Baqi
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
10. Consider the following statements:
1. MMR of India declines by eight points in one year
2. This decline is important as it translates to over 2,000 more pregnant women saved annually.
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
Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan (86-years) passed away in Chennai. Mr Seshan (IAS Officer: 1955 batch) was appointed CEC on 12th December 1990 during the P V Narasimha Rao led Congress government. He is widely credited for bringing in electoral reforms that changed the face of Indian elections. One of them was the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, which is a set of guidelines issued to regulate political parties and candidates prior to elections. The rules range from issues related to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, the content of election manifestos, processions and general conduct so that free and fair elections are conducted.
Answer: 2) B
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has inaugurated the Assamese version of the book Courts of India: Past to Present’ in Guwahati. The book has captured the historical developments which took place in the history of the nation’s courts. The book has been published by the Publication division. The various chapters of the book narrate the historical events of the court.
Answer: 3) C
Deepak Chahar became the second Indian bowler (first-Ekta Bisht) to clinch a hat-trick in T20 internationals at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. In women’s cricket, Ekta Bisht had taken a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in 2012.Chahar recorded the best bowling figures in T20 International cricket, his 6 for 7 in 3.2 overs (earlier Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis’s figures of 6 for 8 against Zimbabwe in 2012). Chahar completed his hat-trick by removing Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam off consecutive deliveries in the final over.
Answer: 4) D
Japan’s Kento Momota (world number -1) defeated Taiwan’s Tien-chen (world number-2) to retain his Fuzhou China Open Badminton title. Momota beat Chou 21-15, 17-21, 21-18. Chinese player Chen Yufei successfully defended the women’s title with a victory over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Chen Yufei beat Okuhara 21-9, 21-12, 21-18.
Answer: 5) A
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has organized the 27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata (11-12thNovember 2019).The Conference has been inaugurated by Shri Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician of India cum Secretary, MoSPI. The theme of this year’s Conference “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
Answer: 6) B
World Science Day for Peace & Development is celebrated every year on 10th November.
2019 Theme: “Open science, leaving no one behind”
The day is observed to highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
Answer: 7) C
Writer, translator and film critic Shanta Gokhale (79-year) has been conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre. Recently, Gokhale published her memoir One Foot on the Ground: A Life Told Through the Body. Gokhale will be presented with the award on 17th November.
Answer: 8) D
Poet K Satchidanandan was named the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate for 2019. Satchidanandan has represented the country at several literary meetings overseas and headed many national literary institutions. Satchidanandan will be honoured on 14th November 2019.
Answer: 9) A
Settling the centuries-old dispute with regards to 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, the Supreme Court by a unanimous decision gave the possession of the contested property to a trust that will oversee the construction and management of the Ram temple. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also directed the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to allot five acres of land at an alternate site in Ayodhya to the Sunni Central Waqf Board to construct a mosque. The bench, comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, also came to the conclusion that the three-way bifurcation of the disputed property by the Allahabad High Court was “legally unsustainable.”
Key Points of this verdict
Points to remember
Answer: 10) C
Maternal Mortality Ratio, MMR, of India has declined by eight points in one year as per the latest special bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of India. He added that the MMR has declined from 130 per lakh live births in 2014-16 to 122 per lakh live births in 2015-17 which is a decline of 6.2 per cent. This decline is important as it translates to over 2,000 more pregnant women saved annually. India is on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) set for reducing the MMR by 2025 which is five years ahead of the fixed time-line of 2030.
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