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Current Affairs Quiz - October 15, 2019



Updated On - Tuesday, 15 October 2019

 

Who was conferred with the National Kishore Kumar Award 2018-19?

Answer: Priyadarshan

 


Director Priyadarshan, Photo: Express Archive

 

Famous film director and producer Priyadarshan was awarded the National Kishore Kumar Award 2018-19. National Kishore Kumar Award for the year 2017-18 was conferred on actress Waheeda Rehman.

 

 

 

Simone Biles is associated with which sport?

Answer: Gymnastics

 


Simone Biles was the world champion on balance beam in 2014 and 2015 but struggled in 2016 and has now regained her form. (Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP)

 

American artistic gymnast Simon Biles recently set a record for winning the most medals at the World Championships. Now Simone Biles' total medals in the world championships have increased to 25.

 

 


'Bini Sutoy' has been selected for International Kerala Film Festival, which regional cinema is it associated with?

Answer: Bengali

Bengali film 'Binisutoy' (Without strings) has been selected for International Kerala Film Festival. 

Following are 6 other films in the 'Indian Cinema Now' section at the International Kerala Film Festival: Anandi Gopal (Marathi), Axone (Hindi/English), Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005) (Marathi), Hellaro (Gujarati), Market/Lewduh (Khasi), and The Funeral/Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi (Hindi).

 

 

 

What is the theme of International Girl Child Day 2019?

Answer: GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable

 


GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable;Photo: Kesamagazine

 

October 11 is celebrated as International Girl Child Day worldwide. Its objective is to spread awareness about the rights of girls and to provide them with education, nutrition, health facilities, legal rights and protection from discrimination.

 

 

 

Which international organization recently released a report titled 'South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work'?

Answer: World Bank

World Bank recently released a report titled 'South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work'. According to this report Bangladesh has become the second fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan. In this report, the economy of Bangladesh has been estimated to be 7%.

 

 

 

Vajra Prahar 2019 practice is being organized by India in association with which country?

Answer: US

 


Vajra Prahar 2019 practice

 

The Joint military exercise "Vajra Prahar" between India and the US recently started in Seattle, USA. It is being organized between the special forces of the two countries, its objective is to conduct an anti-terrorism operation between the special forces of the two countries. The exercise will conclude on October 28, 2019.

 

 

 

The 10th National Culture Festival is being held in which state?

Answer: National Culture Festival is being organized by Madhya Pradesh Culture Ministry in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, it was inaugurated on October 14, 2019. It is a part of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat', it is being organized from October 14 to 21, 2019. 

 

 

 

'Dawn' is the highest sporting award of which country?

Answer: Australia

Australia awarded tennis player Ashleigh Barty the 'Dawn' award at the annual Sports Australia Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

When is Disaster Mitigation Day celebrated?

Answer: 13 October


Disaster Mitigation Day

13 October is celebrated every year as International Disaster Mitigation Day. Its objective is to spread disaster mitigation and risk awareness in the world. On this day citizens and government are motivated to build strong and safe community and nation for disaster. The theme of International Disaster Mitigation Day this year is "Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services".

 

 

 

Who represented India in the meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers held in Brazil?

Answer: Prahlad Singh Patel

The meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers was held in Curitiba in Brazil, in which India was represented by State Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.

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