Current Affairs Quiz Set 102 Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of National Highways Authority of India? Pramod Tiwari Arvind Singh Sukhbir Sidhu Ganji Kamla V Rao S-c Who among the following has been appointed as managing director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd? Keshav Kumar Pathak Vijayendra Sukhbir Sindhu Pramod Tiwari S-a Who among the following has been appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir? Girish Chander Murmu Satyapal Malik Radha Krishna Mathur Dineshwar Sharma S-a E- Girish Chander Murmu was appointed the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will be administered oath of office on October 31 in Srinagar after which he will be the administrative head of Kashmir and Jammu provinces. The two Union territories -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir -- will come into existence on October 31 after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state and bifurcated it into union territories on August 5. Who among the following has been appointed as the first Lt. Governor of Ladakh? Girish Chander Murmu Satyapal Malik Radha Krishna Mathur Dineshwar Sharma S-c E- Former defence secretary Radha Krishna Mathur was appointed the first Lt Governor of strategically located Ladakh. The 65-year-old bureaucrat, belonging to 1977 IAS batch, retired as chief information commissioner last year. He will be administered oath of office on October 31 in Leh. The two Union territories -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir -- will come into existence on October 31 after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state and bifurcated it into union territories on August 5. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)? Pankaj Vohra Pankaj Bohra Pankaj Goyal Pankaj Kumar S-d E- The government appointed Pankaj Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained voluntarily by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data. The data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established in January 2009 by the government of India, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, following the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016. Who among the following was awarded the ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’? Parsaran Parsaran Parsaran Parsaran S: d E: The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ to legal luminary, scholar and former Attorney General of India, Shri K. Parasaran at a function at the India International Centre in New Delhi. Shri Parasaran was honored with the Award on the occasion of the Elder’s Day celebration of Age Care India, an organization working for the welfare of the elderly. Parasaran was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in the year 2011. Bali Jatra is a trade fair of which of the following states? Odisha Punjab Meghalaya Mizoram S-a E- Bali Jatra, one of the biggest trade fairs of Odisha, is scheduled to begin on 12 November 2019. The trade fair will continue for 8 days and this year’s Baliyatra will be jointly organized by Cuttack District Administration, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and District Cultural Council. Bali Jatra is also known Boita Banda?a, which literally means ‘A Voyage to Bali’. The annual festival is celebrated from day of Kartika Purnima (according to Odia Calendar), which comes around end of October and November. It is held in Cuttack city of Odisha, at Gadagadia Ghata of Mahanadi river. Where was the 18th NAM summit held? China Libya Kenya Azerbaijan S-d E- Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu addressed 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku of Azerbaijan. When is the World Statistics Day observed? 20 October 21 October 22 October 23 October S-a E- The World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time in 2010. It was declared by the United Nations Statistical Commission. It is celebrated once in 5 years. India celebrates Statistics Day on 29th June, on the birthday of the legend statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. When is the International United Nations Day observed? 24 October 21 October 22 October 23 October S-a E- The International United Nations day is observed on 24 October 2019. The UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. The United Nations was established in 1945 and the organization aims to support collective action to realize peace, development, and human rights for all. The day will aim to build a better world despite the many challenges the world faces. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the United Nations Resolution 2782 and declared the International observance of United Nations Day on 24th October. There are 193 member states and two observer states in the United Nations organization. When is the World Polio day observed? 24 October 21 October 22 October 23 October S-a E- World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October. The day aims to raise awareness and resources to support the polio eradication effort. On this day, Rotarians and other partners reach out to leaders and communities to engage them in the effort through various events, fundraisers, and social media campaigns to support a Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). In which year will India host the Interpol General Assembly? 2021 2022 2023 2024 S-b E- India successfully won the vote to host the Interpol General Assembly in the national capital in 2022, as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations of its independence. CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla had proposed India's candidature in his brief address at the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly at Santiago in Chile. Which of the following has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020.? IIT-Delhi IIT-Mumbai IIT-Lucknow IISC-Bengaluru S-b E- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020. This is the second time QS has published separate ranking for top institutions in India. The first edition was released in 2019, and IITB had clinched the top place on the list even then. Six other IITs have found a place among the top ten institutions in the QS list of top Indian institutions. They are Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) at number 3, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) at number 4,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) at number 5, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur(IITK) at number 6, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee(IITR) at number 9 and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati(IITG) at number 10. What is India’s rank in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking? 63 121 70 100 S-a E- India jumped into the 63rd rank in the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business rankings, soaring 14 notches from last year. The World Bank report also recognises India as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment, for the third successive time. Which of the following countries won the Sultan of Johor Cup 2019? China Great Britain India Maldives S-b E- Great Britain beats India with 2-1 in final to win men’s Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament held at Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The Indian junior men’s hockey team suffered defeat as Great Britain score 20 seconds before full-time. Great Britain was this years’ defending country after they were crowned champions in 2018.