Current Affairs Quiz Set 70 Who among the following is the first batsman in the world to score 20,000 international runs in a decade? Hardik Pandya Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma S-c E- Indian captain Virat Kohli has become the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade, the incredible stat providing another reflection of his greatness. Kohli has aggregated 20,502 runs across three formats out of which he has scored 20,018 in the ongoing decade. The batting maestro achieved the feat on the way to his match-winning hundred, his 43rd in the format, against the West Indies in the third ODI. Which of the following countries has won the Physical Disability World Series T20? England West Indies India Australia S-c E- India lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after defeating hosts England by 36 runs in the finals. India posted 180 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs in the summit clash which was played at Blackfinch in England. Who among the following won Tamil Nadu Government’s P.J. Abdul Kalam Award? K Sivan V Naidu Rajnikant Suresh Prabhu S-a E- Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K. Sivan, under whose leadership, the organisation launched its Chandrayaan-2 mission, was awarded Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award. A native of Kanniyakumari district, Mr. Sivan is known popularly known as the ‘Rocket Man’. Which of the following committees had recommended the post of Chief of Defence Staff for the first time? Kargil Review Committee (KRC) Lt General Shekatkar Committee Naresh Chandra Task Force DK Jain Committee S-a E- The post of CDS was first recommended by a Group of Ministers (GoM) set up to examine the findings of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) in 2000. In May 2001, the GoM headed by former Minister of State for Defence Arun Singh recommended the appointment of CDS with 'administrative control over India's Strategic Forces Command, as the focal point for military advice to the Government'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the creation of the post of the Chief of Defence Staff, a four-star officer who will be the government's single-point military advisor. Which Indian state will have residential schools named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee in all 18 divisions? Madhya Pradesh Haryana Uttar Pradesh Punjab S-c E- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state government will set up residential schools named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee in all 18 divisions and a memorial in Bateshwar, the former prime minister’s native village in Agra. Which of the following has the highest tree and forest cover in terms of geographical area? Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh S-a E- In terms of geographical area, the highest tree and forest cover is in Madhya Pradesh, with 85,487 sq km. At 97 per cent, the Union Territory of Lakshadweep is on top – its geographical area is only 30 square km. Among the six states with the highest forest and tree cover, four are in the Northeast – Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalaya. Which of the following is the best retailer brand in Asia? Alibaba Walmart com Inc Seven and Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd S-a E- Euromonitor conducted research for the 2019 edition of the report in 100 countries. It researched 15 Asia Pacific economies in the third quarter of 2018. Across Asia, China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, owned by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma topped the rankings, followed by JD.com Inc, and Japan’s Seven and Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd that owns the popular 7-Eleven convenience stores. What is India’s rank on National Water Stress Rankings Across Globe? 12 11 13 14 S-c E- The World Resources Institute's Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas ranked water stress, drought risk, and riverine flood risk across 189 countries and their sub-national regions, like states and provinces. India is among the 17 countries, which are home to a quarter of the world's population, facing 'extremely high' water stress, close to 'Day Zero' conditions when the taps run dry. India ranked 13 on Aqueduct's list of 'extremely highly' water-stressed countries, and has more than three times the population of the other 16 countries in this category combined. Northern India faces severe groundwater depletion, visualised on Aqueduct's maps and included in calculations of water stress for the first time. An Indian movie based on the beautification of a railway station won the Rajat-Kamal award. Which railways station was it based on? Dadar New Delhi Safdarjung Madhubani S-d E- A short-film –'Madhubani- The Station of Colours', which narrates the beautification of a remote railway station belonging to the East Central Railway (ECR) has bagged the ‘Rajat-Kamal’ award at the 66th National Film Awards for 2018. The Madhubani railway station located in a remote part of Madhubani district of Bihar was earlier ranked as the country’s second most dirty railway station. However, with the help of artists who have decorated the station with indigenous Madhubani paintings, it has now become one of the cleanliest and most beautiful railway stations in the country. Where will be the first deployment of the Railway’s commando unit CORAS will be done? Punjab Jammu & Kashmir Chhattisgarh Jharkhand S-c E- The first deployment of the Railway’s commando unit CORAS will be in the Naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh. A new state-of-the-art facility will be built in Haryana’s Jagadhari city to train CORAS commandos. What is the age of retirement of the Chief Justice of India? 65 years 60 years 62 years 63 years S-a E- As per the Indian Constitution, Chief Justices cannot be above the age of 65. Where are the headquarters of SEBI situated? Lucknow Pune Delhi Mumbai S-d E: SEBI is the capital market regulator of the country and the headquarters of SEBI are situated in Mumbai and the present chief is Ajay Tyagi. Where are the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank situated? UK New Zealand Philippines US S-c E- The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Who among the following is the Vice-President at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)? Harish Salve Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf Xue Hanqin Peter Tomka S- c E- Xue Hanqin is the Vice-President at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She is from China and is the Vice-President of the Court since 6 February 2018. The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. Who among the following was the longest serving Chief Justice of India? V. Chandrachud Kamal Narain Singh Amal Sarkar Sarv Mittra Sikri S-a E- Since the birth of the Republic of India on 26 January 1950, 46 people have served as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Y. V. Chandrachud is the longest serving Chief Justice (February 1978 – July 1985), while Kamal Narain Singh is the shortest serving one (21 November 1991 – 12 December 1991). While H. J. Kania is the inaugural CJI, the current incumbent is Ranjan Gogoi who is appointed as Chief Justice of India on 3 October 2018.