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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 October 2019 

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Nobel Prize 2019, World Post Day and Global Competitiveness Index 2019 among others. 

Oct 9, 2019 17:19 IST
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Current Affairs Quiz

9 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 Nobel Prize 2019, World Post Day and Global Competitiveness Index 2019 among others. 

1. Who among the following won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019?
a) Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter
b) John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
c) William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza
d) James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz 

2. Who among the following won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019?
a) Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter
b) William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza
c) James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz 
d) John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino

3. When is World Post Day observed?
a) October 9th 
b) October 5th 
c) October 8th 
d) October 4th 

4. India was ranked at which position at the Global Competitiveness Index 2019?
a) 57
b) 65
c) 68
d) 63

5. Which economy topped the Global Competitiveness Index 2019?
a) United States
b) Switzerland 
c) Denmark
d) Singapore

6. Union Cabinet recently approved additional installment of how much percent Dearness Allowance to Government employees?
a) 5%
b) 7%
c) 10%
d) 12%

7. Union Cabinet recently approved inclusion of how many displaced families in Cabinet approved Rehabilitation Package?
a) 1,500 displaced families
b) 2,700 displaced families
c) 4,100 displaced families
d) 5,300 displaced families

8. Cabinet recently relaxed the requirement of Aadhaar Card seeded data to avail of the benefits of which scheme?
a) Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)
b) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan)
c) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM- SYM)
d) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

9. When is the World Mental Health Day observed every year?
a) 8th October
b) 9th October
c) 10th October
d) 11th October

10. Which newspaper recently announced to stop its print venture and go digital completely?
a) Daily News & Analysis
b) The Statesman
c) The Millennium Post
d) Business Today

Answers

1. (b) John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly given to M Stanley Whittingham, John B Goodenough and Akira Yoshino for developing the rechargeable, lightweight, powerful and energy efficient lithium-ion batteries.

2. (c) James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz 
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded jointly, one half to James Peebles for the theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the discovery of an exoplanet.

3. (a) October 9th 
World Post Day is observed globally on October 9, to commemorate the establishment anniversary of Universal Postal Union and highlight the significant role of postal services. 

4. (c) 68
India slipped 10 places to be ranked at the 68th position in the annual Global Competitiveness Index 2019. Singapore topped the index with the highest score, displacing the United States. 

5. (d) Singapore
Singapore with a score of 84.8 took the top rank in the Global Competitiveness Index 2019, pushing the United States to the second spot.

6. (a) 5%
Union Cabinet on October 9, 2019 approved additional installment of 5 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) to Government employees; and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2019. This additional installment would cost Rs 15909.35 crore per annum extra to the Central Government. 

7. (d) 5,300 displaced families
Union Cabinet on October 9, 2019 approved the inclusion of 5,300 Displaced (DP) families of Jammu & Kashmir of 1947 in Cabinet approved Rehabilitation Package that was approved on November 30, 2016. These Displaced families are those who initially moved outside the Jammu & Kashmir but later returned and settled in J&K itself. 

8. (b) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan)
Union Cabinet recently relaxed the requirement of Aadhaar seeded data to receive the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme. Under the PM-Kisan scheme, income support of Rs 6,000 per year is being provided to landholding farmer families.

9. (c) 10th October
The World Mental Health Day is observed every year on October 10, 2019 to spread awareness about the mental health issues faced by people around the world. The Day was first celebrated in 1922.

10. (a) Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis (DNA), the 14-year-old newspaper under the parent Zee Group, will see its last print on October 10, 2019 in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Facing the liquidity crunch, the brand will now go digital.

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