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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new BJP Maharashtra legislative party leader, India Saudi Arabia MoUs and ICC’s two year ban among others. 

Oct 30, 2019 18:32 IST
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30 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 new BJP Maharashtra legislative party leader, India Saudi Arabia MoUs and ICC’s two year ban among others. 

1. Who has been elected as the BJP legislative party leader in Maharashtra?
a) Devendra Fadnavis
b) Chandrakant Patil 
c) Uddhav Thackeray
d) Aaditya Thackeray

2. India and Saudi Arabia signed how many agreements during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia?
a) 12
b) 15
c) 16
d) 17

3. The US House of Representatives recently recognized the mass extermination of these people, conducted between 1915-1917 as genocide. 
a) Armenians
b) Jews
c) Ottomans
d) Slovaks 

4. The ICC has imposed a two-year ban on which among the following cricketers for failing to report a corrupt approach?
a) Steve Smith 
b) Shakib Al Hasan
c) Rashid Khan
d) David Warner 

5. When is the World Cities Day observed globally every year?
a) 28th October
b) 29th October
c) 30th October
d) 31st October

6. Which city will host the 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)?
a) Paris
b) New Delhi
c) London
d) New York

7. Which category of citizens was recently allowed by the PFRDA to enroll in National Pension Scheme (NPS)?
a) Overseas Citizens of India
b) Scheduled Castes & Tribes
c) Senior Retired Citizens
d) None of the above

8. Which country has recently signed an agreement to establish a high level strategic partnership council with India?
a) Jordan
b) Kuwait
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Russia

9. Vice President Naidu has unveiled a new charter for parliamentary reforms. The charter comprises how many points?
a) 15
b) 18
c) 21
d) 23

10. Which country’s PM recently resigned after nationwide protests against tax provisions on using WhatsApp and Facebook?
a) South Africa
b) Spain
c) Mexico
d) Lebanon

Answers

1. (a) Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis has been re-elected unopposed as the leader of BJP state legislative party leader In Maharashtra. The meeting saw participation of all 105 newly-elected BJP MLAs.

2. (b) 15
India and Saudi Arabia signed 12 MoUs in several areas including for the establishment of a Strategic Partnership Council and to enhance cooperation in security, defence and energy, as well as for the launch of the RuPAY cards. 

3. (a) Armenians
The US House of Representatives has officially recognized the mass extermination of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1917 as genocide. The House supported the resolution by 405-11 votes. 

4. (b) Shakib Al Hasan
The ICC has imposed a two-year ban on Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, with one year suspended, for failing to report a corrupt approach by a bookie. 

5. (d) 31st October
The World Cities Day is celebrated every year on October 31, 2019. The celebrations are focussed on the general theme ‘Better City, Better Life’. The theme of 2019 World Cities Day will be “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations”.

6. (b) New Delhi
The 2nd Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be hosted by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi on October 30-31, 2019. The Assembly will be attended by various delegated from the member states and other invitees.

7. (a) Overseas Citizens of India
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on October 30, 2019 permitted the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to enroll in the National Pension Scheme (NPS) at par with the NRIs.

8. (c) Saudi Arabia
The agreement for the establishment of a high-level strategic partnership council was signed between Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. A meeting of this council will be held every two years.

9. (a) 15
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu introduced a 15 point charter to improve the functioning of Parliament. According to this, political parties should ensure at least 50% attendance of the members to overcome the issues of lack of quorum.

10. (d) Lebanon
Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri had to resign after mass protest against imposing tax on WhatsApp and Facebook in the country. On October 17, the government announced to impose tax on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for sending messages and calls.

Also read: Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2019 

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