Top Current Affairs Quiz: 10 October 2019
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, Nobel Prize 2019 and World Mental Health Day 2019 among others.
10 October 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, Nobel Prize 2019 and World Mental Health Day 2019 among others.
1. India has condemned which country’s military offensive in Syria?
a) United States
2. Which state has lifted travel restrictions on tourists?
a) New Delhi
d) Jammu and Kashmir
3. When was World Mental Health Day 2019 observed?
a) October 9th
b) October 5th
c) October 10th
d) October 8th
4. After Union Cabinet’s approval, what is the new honorarium amount that will be given to ASHA workers?
a) Rs 3000
b) Rs 2000
c) Rs 1000
d) Rs 1500
5. Which Programme has been launched by the Union Government to encourage talented children to enrich their skills?
6. Who has been awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature?
a) Olga Tokarczuk
b) Patrick Modiano
c) Alice Munro
d) Mo Yan
7. Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019?
a) Olga Tokarczuk
b) Peter Handke
c) Kazuo Ishiguro
d) Bob Dylan
8. Which Bank has recently reduced the lending rates by ten basis points?
Answers with Explanation
1. (b) Turkey
India has hit out against Turkey for its unilateral military offensive in north-east Syria. India called on Turkey to exercise restraint and respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
2. (d) Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir has lifted the travel ban on tourists, after almost two months. A security advisory asking all tourists to leave the valley with immediate effect due to intelligence on terror threats was issued on August 2, 2019.
3. (c) October 10th
The World Mental Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2019 with the theme ‘suicide prevention’. The day’s main aim is to raise awareness regarding mental health issues.
4. (b) Rs 2000
The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi gave its approval to double the honorarium for ASHA workers to Rs 2000/ month.
5. (a) DHRUV
Union Ministry of Human Resource Development recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme – DHRUV to encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. The Programme was launched from the ISRO Headquarters at Bengaluru. Under the programme, the selected student will be named as Dhruv Tara.
6. (a) Olga Tokarczuk
Olga Tokarczuk has been awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Prize was postponed in 2018 for the first time in 70 years amidst the sexual assault scandal when one of the Academy members Katarina Frostenson resigned due to the sexual assault charges against her husband Jean-Claude Arnault.
7. (b) Peter Handke
Austrian author Peter Handke has been awarded with the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature is considered as the most prestigious award in the literary world.
8. (b) SBI
The State Bank of India (SBI) on October 10, 2019 reduced its lending rates by ten basis points and revised the savings rate by 25 basis points for fixed deposits under Rs 1 lakh.
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