1. Two-days mega global investors summit held in which place which was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
D. New Delhi
2. Two-days Bay of Bengal initiative multi-sector technical and economic cooperation (BIMSTEC) Conclave was held at which place?
3. Name the product that has been allocated a separate Harmonized System (HS) code by the Union Government to give an impetus to the export of it?
A. Gems and Jewelry
B. Cotton clothes
4. Human Resource Development ministry has launched the ‘Shaala Darpan portal’ for which school organization?
A. Central school
B. Sarvodaya vidyalaya samiti
C. Military school
D. Navodaya vidyalaya samiti
5. In which station Indian Railway has installed two health ATM that will provide 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100?
A. Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
B. New Delhi Railway Station
C. Howrah Junction
D. Jaipur Railway Station
6. Which of the following Small Finance Banks has launched an instant digital savings account (SA) along with Fixed Deposit (FD) and Privilege Savings Account to offer distinctive banking and digital services to its customers?
A. Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank
B. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
C. Equitas Small Finance Bank
D. A .U Small Finance Bank
7. PS Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as the Governor of which state?
8. Who among the following has been crowned ‘Miss Asia Global 2019’ at Gokulam Convention centre in Kochi, Kerala?
A. Samijha singh
B. Nguyen Thi Yen Trang
C. Laceul Kim
D. Sara Damnjanovic
9. Consider the following statements:
1. Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’.
2. Allah’r Dol was formed in 1997 with the aim to establish Caliphate through armed struggle.
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. 12th edition of Bal Sangam to begin from Nov 9.
2. It is a confluence of folk and traditional art forms performed by children.
Answer: 1) A
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated two-day mega global investors meet ‘Rising Himachal 2019’ at Dharamshala. The event has been graced by the presence of top heads of Indian industry and business besides foreign delegations and Union minister and senior government officials. A large business delegation from UAE and Ambassadors of at least 16 countries are also participating in the meet. The State government has set a target of signing pacts worth 85,000 crores rupees during the meet.The Himachal Pradesh government is organizing this summit in order to tap the vast potential of the State in attracting investment in different sectors.
Answer: 2) B
Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya has inaugurated the two-day BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal initiative multi-sector technical and economic cooperation) Conclave at Visakhapatnam. Vizag port trust is hosting the conclave first time ever since the formation of BIMSTECH in 1997. Seven-member countries that include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan are participating in the conference. The thrust would be to discuss and share experiences in increasing productivity, availing investment opportunities, development of free trade zones, development of tourism and measures required for safety and security. Ease of doing business, sharing of expertise, and emulation of best practices would be few among the deliberations.
Answer: 3) C
The Union government has allocated a separate Harmonized System (HS) code for Khadi to give impetus to the export of this fabric. Allocation of HS code to the khadi will help the government to plan the export strategies effectively. Earlier, Khadi did not have exclusive HS code and all the export data regarding this fabric used to come under the normal fabric head.
Answer: 4) D
Sanjay Dhotre (Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development) has launched the Shala Darpan Portal of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.Shala Darpan provides an integrated platform to meet the educational and administrative needs of all stakeholders-students, teachers and parents.This will integrate all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas with a common standard which includes around 636 schools and 2.67 million students.This single integrated platform has been developed for information sharing and knowledge dissemination for the 22,000 employees and over 2 lakh students across schools and offices of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.The major components include integrated content management portal which consists of 636 websites of Navodaya schools across the country.It will contain information relating to the service record, transfer/posting, disciplinary action, ACR tracking and the portal will improve mess management and hostel conditions.The Navodaya Vidyalayas are co-educational residential schools established by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti which is an autonomous organization under MHRD to provide quality modern education.
Answer: 5) A
The Indian Railways has installed two ‘Health ATMs’ at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow.The kiosks, promoted by YOLO Health ATM, provide 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100.There are two types of check-ups a 9-minute one that costs Rs 100, and a 6-minute one that costs Rs 50.The report is delivered instantly to the email or smartphone of the user.The check-ups include body mass index, blood pressure, body fat, haemoglobin, metabolic age, muscle mass, weight, height, temperature, muscle mass, basal metabolic rating, visceral fat, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, blood glucose, and bone mass.
Answer: 6) B
The Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) has launched an instant digital savings account (SA) along with Fixed Deposit (FD) and Privilege Savings Account to offer distinctive banking and digital services to its customers.Instant Digital SA account: This account has the restriction of Rs 1 lakh deposit. It has unlimited free transactions on the bank’s own ATM (automated teller machine) and 6 free transactions for other bank ATMs per month.Privilege SA: This account comes with the eligibility for a monthly salary of Rs. 30,000 or above /on maintaining a Monthly Average Balance of Rs 25,000 / opening a Fixed Deposit of Rs. 10 Lakh.Instant Fixed Deposit (FD): With interest rate ranging from 5.5% (7days to 29 days) & up to 8.3% (799 days), the customers can invest in this account up to a maximum of Rs. 1 Lakh without a Savings Account.
Answer: 7) C
P.S Sreedharan Pillai (65-years) took oath as the Governor of Mizoram (15th).
The Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court ‘Ajai Lamba’ administered the oath of Office and Secrecy at Raj Bhawan in Aizawl.P.S Sreedharan Pillai replaced Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge- Mizoram).On the 25th of October, President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed P.S Sreedharan Pillai as the new Governor of Mizoram. Pillai was born in ‘Venmony panchayat’ in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India.
Answer: 8) D
Serbia’s Sara Damnjanovic has been crowned ‘Miss Asia Global 2019’ (5th Edition) at Gokulam Convention centre in Kochi, Kerala. Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Yen Trang was crowned ‘Miss Asia’, while Samiksha Singh (India) won the sub-title of ‘Miss Beautiful Face’. Miss Asia Global aims to find the most beautiful and talented women from all over the globe. Asia Global is one of the three beauty pageant contests in India which doesn’t have a bikini and other similar rounds. The ‘Miss Asia Global Title 2020’ will be held in Malaysia.
Answer: 9) A
Government of Bangladesh has banned the Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’ saying that it poses a threat to public safety and security. The government would ban eight outfits based on inputs from the intelligence agencies. Allah’r Dol was formed in 1995 with the aim to establish Caliphate through armed struggle. In 2004 it merged with banned militant organisation Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Allahr Dol is the ninth Islamist group to be banned for extremism and militancy in Bangladesh.
Answer: 10) B
The Eleventh edition of Bal Sangam to be organised by the National School of Drama, NSD, will begin from the 9th of this month in the New Delhi. It is a confluence of folk and traditional art forms performed by children. The four-day festival will showcase enthralling folk and traditional performing arts and folk theatre dedicated to children. As many as twelve States including Assam, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are participating in the event.
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