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Current Affairs Quiz - October 13-14, 2019



Updated On - Monday, 14 October 2019

 

Who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 Indian Sports Honors?

Answer: Milkha Singh

 


Milkha Singh

 

92-year-old Milkha Singh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 Indian Sports Honors. Milkha Singh is known as 'Flying Sikh'. He finished fourth in the 400-meter run at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. India's star woman batsman Smriti Mandhana was given the title of 'Sportswoman of the Year' in the team category. The Indian men's cricket team was given the title of 'Team of the Year'. Indian Sports Honors is an initiative of Sanjeev Goenka, Chairman of RP-SG Group.

 

 

 

Who is the author of the book 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster'?

Answer: Bill Gates

 


Bill Gates

 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has written the book 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster'. In this book, Bill Gates has expressed concern about climate change and stressed on taking necessary measures to prevent it. This book will be available in the market after June 24, 2020.

 

 

 

Which Union Ministry is organizing the 2019 Saras Livelihood Fair?

Answer: Ministry of Rural Development

 


Saras Aajeevika Mela

 

Saras Aajeevika Mela Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - is an initiative under National Rural Livelihood Mission. The objective of this initiative is to bring self-help groups on one platform. Through this, women can sell their products. This will help women to understand the demand of customers from urban areas.

 

 

 

With which country will India organize the 'Dharma Guardian' exercise?

Answer: Japan

India and Japan joint military exercise 'Dharma Guardian 2019' will be organized from October 19 to November 2, 2019. During this two-week exercise, emphasis will be placed on interoperability between the armies of the two countries. In this exercise, anti-terrorism platoon level joint military exercises will be conducted in the jungle and urban environment.

 

 

 

Recently Pangio bhujia is a species which has been in the headlines?

Answer: The research team of Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) discovered a species of fish called Bhujia eel loach (Pangio bhujia) in Kozhikode. 

 


Pangio bhujia

 

The length of this fish is about 3 centimeters, its color is pinkish-red.

 

 

 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019, with which country did he play an important role in ending Ethiopia's 20-year war?

Answer: Eritrea


Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture: AFP

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. He has been given this award for his efforts to restore peace with Eritrea. Eritrea recently re-opened its embassy in Ethiopia two decades later. On this occasion, the Embassy in Addis Ababa was started by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
Eritrea was formerly a province in Ethiopia. Eritrea separated from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long struggle. After this, a war was fought between the two countries in the year 1998, in which more than 80,000 people died. The peace deal was signed two years after the war, but Ethiopia later refused to abide by the agreement. Since the independence of Eritrea, relations between the two countries have been very tense.

 

 

  

Which state government has decided to establish Kanyashree university for the empowerment of girls?

Answer: West Bengal

Government of West Bengal has decided to establish Kanyashree university in the state for the empowerment of girls. This university will be for women / girls only. In the year 2013, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched Kanyashree Yojana to improve the condition of girls in the state. Under the Kanyashree scheme, funds were given to the families of economically weaker girls, with the aim of preventing the marriage of girls at an early age.

 

 

 

Which Indian was awarded the highest civilian honor of the Comoros?

Answer: M. Venkaiah Naidu


Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu; Image: ANI

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu was awarded the highest civilian honor of Comoros. Comoros is a former African island nation. M. Venkaiah Naidu was awarded the Comoros highest civilian honor The Order of the Green Crescent in Moroni, the capital of Comoros. India and Comoros have signed a total of 6 agreements in the fields of defense, health and culture.

 

 

 

Under the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Nikah Scheme, which state has announced an amount of Rs 51,000 for the toilets in the in-laws' house of the new bride-to-be?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh, the newly-weds of economically weaker communities will have to provide Rs 51,000 under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah / Nikah Yojana', to get the amount of availability of toilets in their in-laws. Evidence must be given before marriage. For this, the groom has to stand outside the toilet of his house and take a selfie. The objective of this initiative is to ensure the construction of toilets in all houses of the state.

 

 

 

Who was awarded the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award for the year 2018?

Answer: Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Well known environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been awarded the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award for the year 2018. He has been given this honor to maintain the national integrity of the country. The winner of this award is given a reward of Rs 10 lakh. Chandi Prasad Bhatt is a resident of Uttarakhand, he has also been associated with the Chipko movement.

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