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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 October 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as social media ban on political advertising, RuPAY card launch, 35th ASEAN Summit and death anniversary of first Indian Female Prime Minister among others. 

Oct 31, 2019 17:51 IST
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31 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 social media ban on political advertising, RuPAY card launch, 35th ASEAN summit and death anniversary of first Indian Female Prime Minister among others. 

1. Which former Prime Minister's death anniversary is observed on October 31?
a) HD Deve Gowda
b) I K Gujaral
c) Jawahar Lal Nehru
d) Indira Gandhi

2. Which social media platform has decided to ban political advertising?
a) Facebook 
b) Instagram 
c) Twitter
d) Whatsapp

3. Which is the third gulf country to witness the launch of the RuPAY card?
a) Qatar 
b) Jordan
c) Oman 
d) Saudi Arabia 

4. BCCI ethics officer DK Jain has summoned which former cricketer for the second time for clarifications on the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him?
a) Saurav Ganguly
b) Rahul Dravid 
c) Kapil Dev
d) Sachin Tendulkar 

5. Who was recently appointed as the Indian Ambassador to UAE?
a) Pavan Kapoor
b) Navdeep Singh Suri
c) Aman Singh
d) Pradeep Bhaskar

6. Which city is hosting the 35th ASEAN Summit?
a) New Delhi
b) Shanghai
c) Bangkok
d) Kathmandu

7. Which of the following organizations recently revealed that 1.3 million Indian payment cards are up for sale on the Dark Web?
a) ZDNet
b) Microsoft
c) United Nations
d) Moody’s

8. The first day-night Test match will be played between India and Bangladesh on which ground?
a) Arun Jaitley Stadium
b) Eden Gardens Stadium
c) Wankhede Stadium
d) Nehru Stadium

9. Which country recently cancelled hosting of COP25 and APEC Summits?
a) Argentina
b) Peru
c) Chile
d) Greece

10. Former Parliamentarian, Gurudas Dasgupta passed away at the age of 83 on October 31. He had served as the Deputy General Secretary for which political party?
a) CPI
b) INC
c) TMC
d) BJP

Answers

1. (d) Indira Gandhi
The 35th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed on October 31, 2019. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards on October 31, 1984 for launching Operation Blue Star. 

2. (c) Twitter
Twitter has decided to ban all political advertising from its platform. This was announced by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who tweeted saying that political message reach should be earned, not bought. 

3. (d) Saudi Arabia 
Saudi Arabia is the third Gulf state to witness the launch of the RuPay card, during the visit of PM Narendra Modi. 

4. (b) Rahul Dravid
The BCCI Ethics Officer D K Jain has asked National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid to appear in person for the second time, on November 12 for further clarifications on the conflict of interest allegations leveled against him.

5. (a) Pavan Kapoor
Pavan Kapoor recently took charge as the Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Kapoor succeeds Navdeep Singh Suri, who retired in September 2019. Kapoor is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.

6. (c) Bangkok
The 35th ASEAN Summit began in Bangkok on October 31, 2019 and will continue till November 4, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the summit on November 3-4, 2019.

7. (a) ZDNet
As per the ZDNet report, around 1.3 million debit and credit cards are up for sale on the on Joker’s Stash, one of the card shops on the dark web. The dump was founded by the researchers of the Singapore-based Group-IB on October 28, 2019.

8. (b) Eden Gardens Stadium
The first day-night Test between India and Bangladesh will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata from 22 November. Another feature of this match is that it will be played with a pink colored ball.

9. (c) Chile
The government of Chile has canceled hosting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit due to anti-government protests in the country.

10. (a) CPI 
Gurudas Dasgupta, veteran CPI leader passed away in Kolkata on October 31, 2019. He was 83. The parliamentarian was suffering from heart and kidney-related ailments. 

Also read: Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2019 

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