1. Which Indian shooter has won the gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event in the Asian Shooting Championships 2019 held at Lusail Shooting Complex, Doha, Qatar?
A. Manu Bhaker
B. Rahi Sarnobat
C. Tejaswini Sawant
D. Anisa Syed
2. Who has become the first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20 international cricket?
A. M / s. Dhoni
B. Rohit Sharma
C. Virat Kohli
D. Suresh Raina
3. Which of the following insurance companies has launched ‘Farmitra’ mobile app?
A. United India Insurance Company
B. Life Insurance of India
C. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
D. Oriental Insurance Company Limited
4. Which of the following rating agencies has lowered the outlook on the government of India’s ratings to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’?
A. Standard and Poor
B. Fitch rating
D. Moody’s Investors Service
5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on which prepaid payment instrument?
A. Oxigen Services
D. Vodafone M-Pesa Limited
6. Which of the following actors will be honoured by Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF)?
A. Anupam Kher
B. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
C. Naseeruddin shah
D. Boman Irani
7. Which of the following industrialists has been conferred with the prestigious Deming Distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion Overseas?
A. Pawan Munjal
B. Rahul Bajaj
C. Venu Srinivasan
D. Naveen Jindal
8. Which city has hosted the 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine held in November 2019?
A. Beijing, China
B. Tokyo, Japan
C. Islamabad, Pakistan
D. New Delhi, India
9. Consider the following statements:
1. India ranks 133 on Women, Peace and Security Index.
2. Norway, the best country according to the index has a score of 1.904.
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. Supreme Court orders Centre to set up a trust for temple construction.
2. The historic verdict was pronounced on 14 appeals filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment.
Answer: 1) A
India’s Manu Bhaker has won a gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event at Lusail Shooting Complex, Doha, Qatar. She put up a dominant showing, shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold. Vivaan Kapoor & Manisha Keer also won the Gold medal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2019.
Answer: 2) B
Rohit Sharma (Stand-in skipper) became the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T-20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the second match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Shoaib Malik with 111 games from Pakistan is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit is currently the top-scorer in this format with 2452 runs with regular skipper Virat Kohli second in the list with an aggregate of 2450 runs. Rohit has scored the runs at a strike-rate of 136.67 with four hundred and 17 half-centuries.
Answer: 3) C
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched a new mobile app called ‘Farmitra’ to help the farmers needs and address their worries. It also resolves with relevant information, which they can use in optimizing their farming practices. The app ‘Farmitra’ provides services for even those who are not customers of Bajaj Allianz.
Currently, the application is implemented in 6 states (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Haryana).
Answer: 4) D
Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has lowered the outlook on the government of India’s ratings to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’. It affirmed the Baa2 foreign-currency and local-currency long-term issuer ratings for India. Moody’s also affirmed India’s local-currency senior unsecured rating and another short-term local-currency rating. India’s economy grew only 5.0% year-on-year between April and June, its weakest pace since 2013
Major credit rating agencies of the world:
Answer: 5) A
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on prepaid payment instrument Oxigen Services. The move was taken in exercise of powers vested under Section 30 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines. The fine comes through a speaking order dated September 17, 2019. Oxigen Services facilitates payment processing and money transfer services.
Answer: 6) B
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be honoured by Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF). He will be awarded for his Netflix’s Emmy-nominated original series Sacred Games. Earlier, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was honoured by the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for his excellence in cinema in the International market.The Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award is one of the most honourable awards on the global platform.
Answer: 7) C
Venu Srinivasan (Chairman of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram Clayton) was conferred with the prestigious Deming Distinguished Service Award For Dissemination and Promotion Overseas. Srinivasan becomes the first industrialist from India to be bestowed this prestigious award for his contributions in the field of total quality management (TQM). The Deming Prize is the highest award for TQM in the world.
Answer: 8) D
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurating 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine in New Delhi. Mr. Naidu has stressed on the urgent need to attach high priority to emergency medicine and services in the country. Emergency medicine is the medical speciality that endeavours to the diagnosis and treatment of the acutely ill and injured patients. Within Asia, EM was first recognized in Singapore in 1984, followed by the Philippines, Turkey, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and India.
Answer: 9) A
The Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) has released its second report on Women, Peace, and Security Index. The new 2019 report ranks 167 countries for women based on three indicators – inclusion, justice and security. India, on the whole, is ranked at 133 out of 167 countries with an index score of 0.625. Norway, the best country according to the index has a score of 0.904.
Answer: 10) C
A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya. It also directed the Centre to allot an alternative five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque at a prominent place in the holy town.
It ordered a trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site. The historic verdict was pronounced on 14 appeals filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment. The Apex Court dismissed the appeal of the Shia Waqf Board in the case saying that the land belongs to the government as per revenue records. The court further said the underlying structure below the disputed site at Ayodhya was not an Islamic structure, but the Archaeological Survey of India, ASI has not established whether a temple was demolished to build a mosque.
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