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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 October 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Shastra Puja, first World Cotton Day and new Chief Justice of which High Court among others. 

Oct 7, 2019 18:34 IST
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7 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 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Shastra Puja, first World Cotton Day and new Chief Justice of which High Court among others. 

1. Who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine?
a) William G Kaelin Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe & Gregg L Semenza
b) James P. Allison & Tasuku Honjo
c) Michael Rosbash, Michael W Young & Jeffrey C Hall
d) Yoshinori Ohsumi

2. Who will perform Shastra Puja in France after receiving the first Rafale fighter jet?
a) PM Narendra Modi
b) President Ram Nath Kovind
c) Rajnath Singh 
d) Nirmala Sitharaman

3. Which organisation hosted the celebrations of the first World Cotton Day in Geneva?
a) United Nations
b) World Trade Organisation
c) World Bank
d) International Cotton Association

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4. Justice Ajai Lamba recently took the oath as Chief Justice of which High Court?
a) Madras High Court
b) Bombay High Court
c) Guwahati High Court
d) High Court of Punjab and Haryana

5. India recently received the first tranche of details about the Indian Citizens account in which institution?
a) Swiss Banks
b) Panama Papers
c) Singapore Banks
d) Cayman Islands Banks

6. Who has been awarded with the UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2019?
a) Ram Nath Kovind
b) Prakash Javadekar
c) Ramesh Pandey 
d) Maneka Gandhi

7. When was the first World Cotton Day celebrated?
a) October 7, 2019 
b) October 5, 2019 
c) October 2, 2019 
d) October 6, 2019 

8. The Supreme Court directed which state government to assure that no more trees will be cut in Aarey colony?
a) Delhi 
b) Uttar Pradesh 
c) Karnataka 
d) Maharashtra 

9. How much monetary assistance will be provided to the families of battle casualties after Government’s latest hike?
a) Rs 8 lakh
b) Rs 5 lakh
c) Rs 10 lakh 
d) Rs 6 lakh

10. Which country has fined 80 people and groups for alleged 1MDB payments?
a) Singapore
b) China
c) Malaysia
d) Thailand 

Answers with Explanation 

1. (a) William G Kaelin Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe & Gregg L Semenza
Scientists William G Kaelin, Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza jointly won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of "how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”.

2. (c) Rajnath Singh 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be performing a Shastra Puja in France on the occasion of Dussehra after receiving India’s first Rafale fighter jet. Rajnath Singh will be receiving the first Rafale jet in Bordeaux, the French port city on October 8, 2019. 

3. (b) World Trade Organisation
World Trade Organisation hosted the first World Cotton Day on October 7, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Smriti Irani, the Union Textiles Minister is representing India at the World Cotton Day celebrations. 

4. (c) Guwahati High Court
Justice Ajai Lamba took the oath as the Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court on October 7, 2019. He was administered the oath of secrecy by Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhawan, Guwahati.

5. (a) Swiss Bank
India on October 7, 2019 received the first tranche of details of the accounts opened by Indian citizens in Swiss Banks. The information was revealed under the exchange of information framework that was negotiated between India and Switzerland earlier in 2018.

6. (c) Ramesh Pandey 
Ramesh Pandey, the Indian Forest Service officer, was selected for the UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2019. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be bestowing the award on Pandey on November 13, 2019. 

7. (a) October 7, 2019
The first-ever World Cotton Day was celebrated by the WTO on October 7, 2019 to highlight the challenges of cotton economies. The Day aims to provide exposure to cotton and all its stakeholders in production, transformation and trade.

8. (d) Maharashtra 
The Supreme Court directed the Maharashtra state government to assure that no more trees will be cut in Aarey colony. The apex court delivered the ruling after hearing petitions against Mumbai Metro’s move of felling trees in the colony to build a metro car shed.  

9. (a) Rs 8 Lakh 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a four-fold increase in the monetary assistance provided to the families of battle casualties. The families will now be provided with a sum of Rs 8 lakh, unlike earlier Rs 2 lakh.

10. (c) Malaysia
Malaysia has ordered 80 people and groups to pay fines amounting to about USD 100m for allegedly receiving funds from the 1MDB state investment fund.

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