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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 October 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as First Indian cricketer played 100 T20s, World Teachers Day and Tokyo Olympics 2020 among others.

Oct 5, 2019 15:11 IST
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5 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 First Indian cricketer played 100 T20s, World Teachers Day and Tokyo Olympics 2020 among others. 

1. Which Indian cricketer has become the first Indian player who played 100 T20 internationals?
a. Smriti Mandhana
b. Harmanpreet Kaur
c. Virat Kohli
d. Rohit Sharma

2. Which PSU company has announced to launch an initiative to turn plastic into bitumen?
a. Indian Oil
b. NTPC
c. SAIL
d. GAIL

3. Which day World Teachers Day is celebrated?
a. 03 October
b. 04 October
c. 05 October
d. 06 October

4. Which Indian player has become the first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in individual competition?
a. Avinash Sable
b. Mridul Pandey
c. Kapil Patra
d. Yogesh Awasthi

Also Read | Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian cricketer to reach 100 T20 International matches

5.  Who was recently named as MD and CEO of Tata Communications?
a. R. Srinivasan
b. Y.V. Giri
c. A.S. Lakshminarayanan
d. Pradyut Bonwal

6.  Which state has launched YSR Vahana Mitra scheme recently?
a. Telangana
b. Odisha
c. Maharashtra
d. Andhra Pradesh

7. What is the name of audio guide facility app launched by Ministry of Tourism?
a. Audio Odigos
b. Radio Guide
c. Mobile Guide
d. Guide on Drive

8. Who among the following was recently appointed as chief justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court?
a. S. Manikumar
b. Ajay Lamba
c. Arup. K. Goswami
d. Ravishankar Jha

9. Which Union Ministry has instituted Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019?
a. Ministry of Human Resource Development
b. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
c. Ministry of Culture 
d. Ministry of Women and Child Development 

10. How many states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh have issued 15 point guidelines to save Ganga from pollution?
a. 11
b. 12
c. 13
d. 14


Answers with Explanation

1. (b) Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur has become first-ever Indian cricketer who played 100 T-20 international matches. Rohit Sharma played 95 T20 international matches. New Zealand’s Suzi Bates is on the top of the list who have played 111 matches.

2. (a) Indian Oil
The Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Indian Oil has announced to start a venture that can transform plastic into bitumen. The company said that bitumen will be used commercially for road construction. The first short patch of bitumen road was constructed at Faridabad under this initiative. 

3. (c) 05 October
World Teachers Day 2019 is being celebrated across the globe with a theme – Young Teachers: The future of the Profession. UNESCO said that youngsters should come forward to take this profession. It has been observed in recent times that incidents of violence against teachers have been increased across the globe.

4. (a) Avinash Sable
India’s Avinash Sable has become first Indian athlete who qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in an individual competition. The qualifying mark for Tokyo Olympic was 8.25.23 minutes while Avinash finished 8.22.51 minutes.

5. (c) A.S. Lakshminarayanan
Tata Communications has named as A.S. Lakshminarayanan MD and CEO of Tata Communications. He will communicate with the interim management committee of Tata Communications. He has a vast experience of 35 years in the same field.

6. (d) Andhra Pradesh
The YSR Vahana Mitra scheme will provide Rs. 10,000 allowance to self-employed drivers of Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched this scheme. As per the norms of the scheme, the allowance will be credited into the bank account of the beneficiary.

7. (a) Audio Odigos
The audio guide app ‘Audio Odigos’ launched for 12 states of India by the Ministry of Tourism. Now, tourists can look at the historical insights of the iconic monuments of India. It will provide inbuilt site map and navigation facility to the tourists.

8. (d) Ravishankar Jha
Ravishankar Jha was recently appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court while S. Manikumar, Ajay Lamba and Arup K. Goswami were appointed as Chief Justices of Kerala, Guwahati and Sikkim High Courts.

9. (b) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
President Ram Nath Kovind has recently conferred Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 to prestigious senior citizens and institutions working for the welfare of old people. This award has been instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

10. (a) 11
The Clean Ganga National Mission has given these instructions to Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana under section five of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. After this order, no idols can be immersed in the Ganges and its tributaries on festivals or on ordinary days.

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