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Current Affairs Quiz - October 05, 2019



Updated On - Saturday, 05 October 2019

The cabinet of which state / union territory approved the bill for the establishment of a sports university?

Answer: Delhi

 


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo/millenniumpos

 

Delhi Cabinet approved the bill for the establishment of Sports University on October 3, 2019. Graduation, post-graduation and doctoral degrees in hockey, football and cricket will be provided in this university. This university will be established on 90 acres of land.

 

 

 

Which Ministry launched the Automated Real Time Performance Smart-Board?

Answer:

 


Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for electronics and IT, Photo/ Electronicsb2b.

 

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has recently launched Automated Real Time Performance Smart-Board for monitoring the major programs of the government like Digital India, Aadhaar, Digital Payments etc.

 

 

 

Which Union Ministry launched the Audio Odigos app?

Answer: Ministry of Tourism,

Union Ministry of Tourism launched 'Audio Odigos' app for 12 places in the country on the occasion of Nationwide Tourism Festival 2019. Through this app, tourists can get information about the history of the said place. Tourists can change the language of the audio as they wish.

 

 

 

With which bank has the Indian Army signed a MoU for customized service?

Answer: Bank of Baroda

 


Bank of Baroda

 

Indian Army has signed MoU with Bank of Baroda for customized service. Under this agreement, account holders will be provided with free accident insurance, free air travel insurance of 15 to 50 lakhs, an overdraft of three times the net monthly salary. Pensioners of the Indian Army can also avail of this for 70 years.

 

 

 

Which bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product called 'Express FD'?

Answer: Axis Bank

 


Axis Bank

 

Axis Bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product called 'Express FD'. For this, the customer can open an FD account online in just three minutes. An attractive interest rate will also be provided with this account. Customers can invest between Rs 5,000 and Rs 90,000 for a period of 6 to 12 months in an Express FD account.

 

 

 

Which state has recently banned certain categories of pan masala?

Answer: Rajasthan

The Government of Rajasthan has announced ban on pan spices containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral  oil and flavoured betel nut under the Food Safety Act 2006. Earlier, Maharashtra and Bihar have also banned pan masala.

 

 

 

India's first floating basketball court has been started near which city?

Answer: Mumbai

 


NBA great Jason Williams at India's first floating basketball court near Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Pic/ Atul Kamble

 

India's first floating basketball court has been opened in the Arabian Sea near the Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai. It is founded by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers will be played at the NBA India Games on October 4-5 in Mumbai.

 

 

 

What is the repo rate as per RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20?

Answer: 5.15%,

RBI has reduced the repo rate (short term lending rate) by 25 basis points. This decision was taken during the RBI's fourth bi-monthly policy review. Now the repo rate has reached 5.15%, the lowest level since 2010. The Reserve Bank has lowered its GDP growth forecast from 6.9% to 6.1%.

 

 

 

What is the theme of World Space Week 2019?

Answer:

Moon: The door of the stars is being celebrated on World Space Week 2019 between October 4 and 10, its theme is 'Moon: Gate of the Stars'. This year, the 50th anniversary of the first step of humans is being celebrated on the moon.

 

 

 

When is World Animal Day celebrated?

Answer: 4 October


World Animal Welfare Day

Every year, World Animal Day is celebrated on 4 October, through this day, work is done to spread awareness about the conservation of animals and the effect of human activities on animals.

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