Current Affairs Quiz Set 106 Which country will issue tourist visas to non-Indian Sikhs visiting the Kartarpur corridor and other 'gurdwaras' in the country during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev? Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Malaysia S-a E- The Pakistan government will issue tourist visas to non-Indian Sikhs visiting the Kartarpur corridor and other 'gurdwaras' in the country during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. Under the Kartarpur Corridor agreement between India and Pakistan, pilgrims coming from India for one day would not require visa but they can only visit Gurudwara Baba Guru Nanak. However, those coming from other countries will need a visa and be free to visit other religious places. Which country will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj? Malaysia Pakistan Bangladesh Turkey S-c E- Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj, from January 10 to 12, 2020 in Dhaka. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19. Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka since 1967. Bishwa Ijtema means world congregation and it draws in Muslims from about 150 countries. In 2010, 5 million people were estimated to take part in the Bishwa Ijtema. It is a gathering that focuses on prayer and meditation and is not open for political discussions. Which of the following bought smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion? Microsoft Google Apple Facebook S-b E- Google has bought Fitbit, a company that makes fitness bands and smartwatches. The company is paying $2.1 billion for the smartwatch maker. Fitbit makes Fitbit fitness bands like Charge and Inspire as well as smartwatches that are part of the company's Versa series. Apple has in the last few years seen impressive growth in the sale of Apple Watch, and with its focus on health-related features -- ECG through watch, for example -- the iPhone maker is well poised to make good use of opportunities that may arrive in tech-health space. Which country recently ruled out rolls out 5G mobile phone technology before schedule? China South Korea Japan US S-a E- China's three state telecoms companies announced the roll out 5G mobile phone services, marking a key step in Beijing's ambitions to become a technology superpower while it remains locked in a trade war with Washington. The three companies are- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Which of the following countries has recently passed a resolution recognising Armenian genocide? US Turkey Russia Germany S-a E- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution recognizing the genocide, which Ankara denies, and passed a bill aiming to impose fresh sanctions on Turkey over its military operation against Syrian Kurdish forces. In response, the Turkish government summoned David Satterfield, the U.S. representative in Ankara. The Turkish foreign ministry rejected the genocide recognition as "meaningless" and "devoid of any historical or legal basis" in a statement suggesting that lawmakers had approved the resolution to "take vengeance" against Turkey over its incursion into Syria. The Armenian genocide — the massacre and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915 — is a sensitive issue in Turkey. Turkey accepts that many Armenians in the Ottoman Empire died during World War I, but denies that the killings were systematic and firmly rejects the label "genocide." Most modern historians say that the killings do constitute genocide. In the EU, many countries and institutions have recognized the killings as genocide, often prompting outrage from Turkey. The U.S. resolution comes amid deteriorating ties between Ankara and Washington following disputes over a number of issues, in particular Turkey's recent Syria offensive. Who among the following is the first female Prime Minister of Belgium? Sophie Wilmes Jacinda Arden Sophie Arden Sophie John S-a E- Belgium’s first female prime minister in its 189-year history has taken office, after Sophie Wilmès was named as the head of the country’s next caretaker government. Wilmès succeeds the liberal leader Charles Michel, who will become president of the European council on 1 December. Who among the following won the Argentine presidential election? Alberto Fernandez Mauricio Macri Alberto Mario Alberto Williams S-a E- Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez won Argentina’s presidential election in the first bringing to an end the crisis-plagued rule of market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri. Who among the following has been elected as the new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency? Rafael Mariano Grossi Yukiya Amano Mohamed El-Baradei Hans Blix S-b and a E- Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina has been elected as the new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Grossi succeeds Yukiya Amano of Japan, who passed away in July. The new Director General, appointed for a term of four years, will be the IAEA’s sixth head since it was founded in 1957. The Board envisages that he will assume office no later than 1 January 2020. Yukiya Amano of Japan was the IAEA’s fifth Director General. He was first appointed to the office effective December 2009 and reappointed in 2013 and 2017. He passed away on 18 July 2019. He followed Mohamed El-Baradei (1997-2009), Hans Blix (1981-1997), Sigvard Eklund (1961-1981) and Sterling Cole (1957-1961). Who among the following is India’s next Chief Justice? Sharad Arvind Bobde NV Ramana Ashok Bhushan Nageshwar Rao S-a E- President Ram Nath Kovind signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde, the next senior-most judge in the Supreme Court pecking order after CJI Ranjan Gogoi, will take oath on November 18. Who among the following is the CEO of Adobe ? Shantanu Narayen Ajay Banga Satya Nadella Sundar Picchai S-a E- Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, who took over in 2007, occupied the sixth spot, followed by Mastercard’s Ajay Banga (assumed the post in 2010) at seven and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella (2014) at nine in Harvard Business Review CEO 100 List. Notably, all three are CEOs of top IT firms in the United States. Who among the following is on the top position at the Harvard Business Review CEO 100 List? Shantanu Narayen Jensen Huang Satya Nadella Sundar Picchai S-b E- NVIDIA’s co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang topped the Harvard Business Review CEO 100 List. Huang, a Taiwanese immigrant, who studied electrical engineering at Oregon State and Stanford, has headed the company since 1993. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, who took over in 2007, occupied the sixth spot, followed by Mastercard’s Ajay Banga (assumed the post in 2010) at seven and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella (2014) at nine in Harvard Business Review CEO 100 List. Notably, all three are CEOs of top IT firms in the United States. Which of the following ministries has created the National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards? Ministry of Corporate Affairs Ministry of External Affairs NITI Aayog Prime Minister’s Office S-a E- The National Corporate Social Responsibility awards has been instituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recognize corporate initiatives in the area of CSR to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development. Who among the following has been conferred with the 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018? Manglesh Dabrai Ramesh Shah Kedarnath Singh Leeladhar Jagoori S-d E- The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred on noted Hindi poet and writer Leeladhar Jagoori for his poetry collection ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’, at a function held in New Delhi. Jagoori was conferred the prestigious award for his poetry collection by renowned author and scholar Govind Mishra. SEED Awards have been constituted by which of the following? United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) All of the above S-d E- SEED was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The award highlights the contribution of green and social enterprises to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every year, awards are decided under various categories. This year’s categories includes SEED Low Carbon, SEED Africa Awards, SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards and SEED Gender equality award. Which of the following organized the 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 31 October in New Delhi? Ministry of Non Renewable Energy United Nations, India Niti Aayog Prime Minister’s Office S-a E- Ministry of Non Renewable Energy NRE Hosts 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 31 October in New Delhi Delegations from 78 countries are participating in this Assembly, this includes 29 Ministerial delegations of which 25 are from ISA member countries, 2 from signatory countries and further 2 from prospective member countries participated in the second general assembly of ISA in New Delhi. The Assembly also has participation from important ISA Partners, and other invitees.