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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 September 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2019 World Billiards Championship title winner, Jan Soochna Portal and first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh among others.

Sep 16, 2019 17:47 IST
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Top Current Affairs Quiz

16 September 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 2019 World Billiards Championship title winner, Jan Soochna Portal and first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh among others.

1. Who among the following has won two awards at the Boston Film Festival?
a) Shabana Azmi
b) Neena Gupta
c) Soni Razdan
d) Kirron Kher

2. Who among the following set a new record in cue sports by winning his 22nd World Billiards Title?
a) Sourav Kothari
b) Rajdeep Sarkar
c) Abhinav Bindra 
d) Pankaj Advani

3. Which state’s legislative assembly has passed a resolution against proposed Uranium mining in Nallamala forest area?
a) Karnataka
b) Andhra Pradesh 
c) Telangana
d) Kerala

4. The Supreme Court has allowed which Congress leader to visit J&K?
a) Rahul Gandhi 
b) Sonia Gandhi 
c) Manmohan Singh 
d) Gulam Nabi Azad

5. The Centre has pledged to provide how much fund to ECGC in next five years?
a) Rs 8,500 crore
b) Rs 7000 crore
c) Rs 6500 crore
d) Rs 9100 crore

6. Which state recently launched Jan Soochna Portal for its citizens?
a) Rajasthan
b) Maharashtra
c) Gujarat
d) Madhya Pradesh

7. Who has been appointed as the first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh?
a) Justice A Goswami
b) Justice P Lakshman Reddy
c) Justice S D Manirattnam
d) Justice Ram Rao

8. What is the name of Indian player who recently won the world’s toughest ‘Enduroman Triathlon’ with a world record?
a) Sanjay Bhatt
b) Jayprakash Govind
c) Lakshya Thapar
d) Mayank Vaid

9. Which state government recently launched a pilot project to track stolen mobile phones?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Punjab

10. Which international organization has decided to publish the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in international languages?
a) UNESCO
b) World Bank
c) Obama Foundation
d) Clinton Foundation

Answers

1. (b) Neena Gupta
Bollywood actor Neena Gupta has been honoured with two awards at the Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The actress won the Best Actress award for her role in world-renowned chef Vikas Khanna’s directorial debut- ‘The Last Colour’. The film also won the Best Feature Film award. The Last Colour deals with taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi in India.

2. (d) Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani recently won his 22nd World Billiards Title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019. This is Advani’s fourth consecutive world title in billiards short format (150-up). Pankaj Advani has won more world titles in cue sports more than anyone in the world making him the greatest cueist of all time. 

3. (c) Telangana
The Telangana State Assembly on September 16, 2019 unanimously passed a resolution against proposed Uranium mining in Nallamala forest area. The Assembly urged the Central Government to withdraw the proposal of Uranium mining in the area stating that it could pose a threat to the habitation and biodiversity in and around Nallamala. 

4. (d) Gulam Nabi Azad
The Supreme Court on September 16, 2019 allowed senior Congress leader and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet the people. The SC bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer however clarified that the Congress leader cannot hold any political rally in the state. 

5. (a) Rs 8,500 crore
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the central government will provide support of Rs 8,500 crore to Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) in the next five years.

6. (a) Rajasthan
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot launched a “Jan Soochna Portal” aimed at easing the access to information for the beneficiaries of welfare schemes. The portal has been created by the Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C) in collaboration with civil society.

7. (b) Justice P Lakshman Reddy
Justice P Lakshman Reddy was sworn in as the first Lokayukta of the Andhra Pradesh. Justice Reddy will be holding the position for the next five years. He is the first Lokayukta to be assuming charge since the state bifurcated in 2014.

8. (d) Mayank Vaid
Mayak Vaid has become first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon in a record time. Mayank took 16 hours 35 minutes for running, 12 hours 48 minutes for swimming and 13 hours 29 minutes for cycling, total 463 kms.   

9. (c) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra state government has launched a portal which will help the users to detect their lost or stolen mobile phones. If your mobile is stolen or lost, you have to lodge an FIR and inform Department of Telecom (DoT) via helpline number 14422. DoT will block the reported lost/stolen phone across the network which will prevent the reuse of the phone.

10. (a) UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in world languages to mark his 550th birth anniversary.

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