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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September to 29 September 2019

The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Oscars 2019, Global Goalkeeper award, Dadasaheb Phalke award, new National Unity award, UNGA 2019 and IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 among others. 

Sep 29, 2019 14:23 IST
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23 September to 29 September 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Oscars 2019, Global Goalkeeper award, Dadasaheb Phalke award, new National Unity award, UNGA 2019 and IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 among others. 

1. Which film has been nominated for Oscar 2019 as India’s official entry?
a) Gully Boy
b) Raazi
c) Padmavat
d) Andhadhun

2. Who among the following was conferred “Global Goalkeeper" award?
a) Donald Trump 
b) Emmanuel Macron 
c) Angela Merkel 
d) Narendra Modi 

3. Who has been selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke award?
a) Amitabh Bachchan
b) Rajinikanth 
c) Asha Bhosle 
d) Lata Mangeshwar 

4. National unity award has been constituted on whose name?
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Narendra Modi
c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
d) B R Ambedkar 

5. Which city hosted the Howdy Modi event wherein PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump shared the stage together?
a) Houston
b) Boston
c) Las Vegas
d) New York

6. What was India’s rank in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019?
a) 45th 
b) 44th 
c) 48th 
d) 47th 

7. Which among the following travel giants collapsed recently due to bankruptcy?
a) Emirates
b) Virgin Atlantic
c) British Airways
d) Thomas Cook

8. Who is the current president of UN General Assembly?
a) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
b) María Fernanda Espinosa
c) Antonio Guterres
d) Kyriakos Mitsotakis

9. Which country is going to give online tourist visa for the first time?
a) Qatar
b) Jordan 
c) Saudi Arabia
d) South Africa

10. Kristalina Georgieva has been selected as the new Chief of which organization?
a) EU
b) IMF
c) ADB
d) ECB

11. Which Indian athlete was recently awarded with IAAF Veteran Pin Prize?
a) Sania Mirza
b) Vinesh Phogat
c) Mary Kom
d) PT Usha

12. Which Indian was awarded the 'Changemaker Award' by Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation for bringing change in society?
a) Lalita Malik
b) Suman Awasthi
c) Payal Jangir
d) Deepti Sharma

Answers

1. (a) Gully Boy
'Gully Boy' has been nominated by India for the Oscar Awards to be held in February 2020. The film is directed by Zoya Akhtar while Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are the main characters in this film. Gully Boy depicts the story of a man who becomes a famous rapper coping with his adverse circumstances.

2. (d) Narendra Modi 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the "Global Goalkeeper" award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on September 24, 2019 for his leadership in India’s massive Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

3. (a) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the highest Indian film honour- Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2019. 

4. (c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
The Union Government has instituted Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel award, the highest civilian award in the field of contribution to the unity and integrity of India.

5. (a) Houston
PM Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump addressed the 'Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston on September 23rd, 2019. Trump is the first US President to share the stage with Indian Prime Minister to address the Indian-American Community.

6. (b) 44th 
India has risen by four places to be ranked 44th in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 (WDCR). In 2018, India was ranked at the 48th position and its position this year has improved overall in all factors including future readiness in exploring more digital technologies, knowledge and technology.

7. (d) Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook, 178-year-old British travel giant has declared bankruptcy, leaving 150000 British citizens stranded abroad, triggering the largest-ever peacetime emergency rescue operation in the British history.

8. (a) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
The current President of UN General Assembly is Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande succeeds María Fernanda Espinosa of Ecuador, whose term ends in September 2019.

9. (c) Saudi Arabia
The government of Saudi Arabia has decided to offer tourist visas for the first time. Tourism Visa is one of the main aims of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to prepare the biggest Arab economy post-oil era.

10. (b)IMF
Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva has been selected as the new chief of International Monetary Fund (IMF). Kristalina Georgieva has become the second-ever woman to lead the IMF. 

11. (d) PT Usha
India’s former athlete and famous as ‘Payyoli Express’, PT Usha has been recently awarded with IAAF Veteran Pin Prize. PT Usha shared this information on her Tweeter handle. PT Usha has also received Arjuna Award in 1983 and Padma Sri in 1985.

12. (c) Payal Jangir
Payal Jangid of Rajasthan has been awarded the 'Changemaker Award' by the Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation for bringing change in society. Payal Jangid was given this honor because of the efforts made by her to stop child marriages in her area.

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