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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 September 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new IMF Chief, IAAF Veteran Pin Prize, 'Changemaker Award' and Delhi’s new emergency number among others. 

Sep 26, 2019 18:43 IST
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26 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 new IMF Chief, IAAF Veteran Pin Prize, 'Changemaker Award' and Delhi’s new emergency number among others. 

1. Kristalina Georgieva has been selected as the new Chief of which organization?
a) EU
b) IMF
c) ADB
d) ECB

2. The Delhi University and Zoological Survey of India recently discovered a new species of the frog in which state?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Assam
c) Nagaland
d) Himachal Pradesh

3. Which Indian athlete was recently awarded with IAAF Veteran Pin Prize?
a) Sania Mirza
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Mary Kom
d) PT Usha

4. Which Indian was awarded the 'Changemaker Award' by Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation for bringing change in society?
a) Lalita Malik
b) Suman Awasthi
c) Payal Jangir
d) Deepti Sharma

5. When is World Maritime Day 2019 observed?
a) September 22nd
b) September 24th 
c) September 23rd 
d) September 26th 

6. Which country has decriminalized by abortion?
a) New Zealand
b) Canada 
c) Australia
d) France 

7. Which college would be hosting the 2nd edition of the Singapore - India Hackathon?
a) IIT Delhi 
b) IIT Madras 
c) IIT Kharagpur
d) IIT Kanpur

8. Delhi has launched which emergency number for police, fire and ambulance emergency services?
a) 111
b) 113
c) 112
d) 115

9. Indian skipper Virat Kohli now has a total of how demerit points?
a) 3
b) 4
c) 2
d) 1

10. Which two states have decided to form a panel to resolve water sharing issues?
a) Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
c) Tamil Nadu, Kerala
d) Kerala, Karnataka

Answers

1. (b)IMF
Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva has been selected as the new chief of International Monetary Fund (IMF). Kristalina Georgieva has become the second-ever woman to lead the IMF. 

2. (a) Arunachal Pradesh
A team of researchers from the National Zoological Survey and Delhi University has found a new species of frog “eos” in Arunachal Pradesh. They discovered this species of Frog in the Namdapha tiger reserve. This frog is also known as narrow-mouthed frog.

3. (d) PT Usha
India’s former athlete and famous as ‘Payyoli Express’, PT Usha has been recently awarded with IAAF Veteran Pin Prize. PT Usha shared this information on her Tweeter handle. PT Usha has also received Arjuna Award in 1983 and Padma Sri in 1985.

4. (c) Payal Jangir
Payal Jangid of Rajasthan has been awarded the 'Changemaker Award' by the Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation for bringing change in society. Payal Jangid was given this honor because of the efforts made by her to stop child marriages in her area.

5. (d) September 26
World Maritime Day 2019 was observed on September 26 to celebrate the maritime industry’s contribution to the global economy. The day aims to emphasize on the importance of maritime security, marine environment and shipping safety. 

6. (c) Australia
Australia has decriminalized abortion after the last remaining state where it was illegal, New South Wales, voted to reform its abortion laws. The country’s law now makes it legal for abortions to be done up to 22 weeks into a woman's pregnancy or later if two doctors agree.

7. (b) IIT Madras 
The second edition of the Singapore-India hackathon will be organized at IIT Madras in Chennai from September 28-29, 2019.  The hackathon will involve students of both India and Singapore, who will work in collaboration to develop innovative solutions to some of the major societal problems. 

8. (c) 112
Delhi Government has launched a single emergency number – 112 for police, fire and ambulance emergency services. The citizens will now be able to avail the facility of all the emergency services by dialing just one number. 

9. (a) 3
Indian skipper Virat Kohli now has three demerit points. Kohli, who already had two demerit points, received another demerit point during India’s third T20I match against South Africa on September 22, 2019. He is now one demerit point away from being suspended.

10. (c) Tamil Nadu, Kerala
The two southern-most states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have decided to form a panel to resolve water sharing issues. An inter-state committee comprising five members from each side will be formed to sort the difference between the two states.

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