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1. International Translation Day is an international day celebrated every year on ________.
    A. 30 September B. 01 October C. 02 October D. 29 September E. First Tuesday of October

2. World Day of Deaf 2019 was observed on which date?
    A. September 30 B. September 29 C. September 28 D. September 27 E. October 01

3. 1 October is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons. Which is the theme for the 2019 International Day of Older Persons?
    A. The Journey to Age Equality B. Celebrating Older Human Rights champions C. Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment D. Take a Stand Against Ageism E. Longevity: Shaping the Future

4. What is the limit of Ways and Means Advances (WMA) set by RBI for second half of 2019-20?
    A. Rs 15,000 crore B. Rs 20,000 crore C. Rs 25,000 crore D. Rs 30,000 crore E. Rs 35,000 crore

5. Which bank became the first Indian bank to have office in Australia’s Victoria?
    A. Union Bankt B. Indian Bankt C. SBIt D. Canara Bankt E. Punjab National Bank

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
International Translation Day is an international day celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The celebrations have been promoted by International Federation of Translators ever since it was set up in 1953. Theme: “Translation and Indigenous Languages”.
2. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
World Deaf Day is celebrated every year in last week (last Sunday of the month of September) of the September to draw the attention of general public, politician and development authorities towards the achievements of the deaf people as well as deaf people community. In 2019, it was held from September 23-29.The theme of 2019 IWD is ‘Sign Language Rights for All!’
3. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106.2019 Theme: “The Journey to Age Equality”
4. Answer - Option E
Explanation -
The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Government of India has decided that the limits for Ways and Means Advances (WMA) for the second half of the financial year 2019-20 (October 2019 to March 2020) will be Rs. 35,000 crore.The Reserve Bank retains the flexibility to revise the limit at any time, in consultation with the Government of India, taking into consideration the prevailing circumstances. The Reserve Bank may trigger fresh floatation of market loans when the Government of India utilises 75 per cent of the WMA limit. The interest rate on WMA will be Repo Rate and overdraft will be 2% above the Repo Rate.
5. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
The State Bank of India becoming the first Indian bank to have a branch in the Australian state of Victoria. The Melbourne office will assist the growing trade and investment relations between Victoria and India and is the outcome of the state’s 10-year India Strategy – our shared future According to official figures, the two-way merchandise trade between Victoria and India was to the tune of 1.76 billion Australian dollars in 2018.
1. Name the winner of 2018 Saraswati Samman?
    A. Padma Sachdev B. Mahabaleshwar Sail C. Sitanshu Yashaschandra D. Dr. K. Siva Reddy E. None of these

2. Name the scientist who received the M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology.
    A. Vijayendra Verma B. Mahendra Sahoo C. Thanu Padmanabhan D. Satish Dhawan E. None of these

3. Who is the author of the book ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond’?
    A. Rima Hooja B. Bishweshwar Nandi C. Sudha Murty D. Sandeep Shastri E. None of these

4. Which country is going to host the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 2019?
    A. Russia B. Germany C. Uganda D. Zimbabwae E. Kenya

5. Aegon Life to sell insurance through which digital payments platform to strengthen digital presence?
    A. PhonePay B. GooglePay C. PayUMoney D. Freecharge E. Paytm

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the 28th Saraswati Samman for the year 2018 to Dr. K. Siva Reddy for his Telugu poetry collection ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’. He was presented the award during a ceremony organized by the KK Birla Foundation in New Delhi on September 28, 2019. The award is given annually by the New Delhi based K. K. Birla Foundation since 1991 for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any of the 22 languages of India listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.
2. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
Noted physicist Thanu Padmanabhan received the M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology. Padmanabhan, a professor of Inter-university Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, received the award at a programme held at the M P Birla Planetarium.Padmanabhan, a visiting faculty to several institutes in the US and the UK, has contributed to the fields of general relativity, gravitation and cosmology. The M P Birla Memorial Award comprises a citation, trophy and a cheque for Rs. 2,51,000
3. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
“Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond” authored by political analyst Sandeep Shastri commemorating Late Shashtri’s 113th birth anniversary on October 2, 2019 is set to be released. It is published by Rupa Publications. It depicts the early influences, political associations and historical decisions of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
4. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
One of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians will take place from 22 to 29 September 2019 at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda. The conference will be hosted by the CPA President Designate (2018-2019), Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda. The main conference theme is: ‘Adaption, engagement, and evolution of parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth’.
During the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 37th CPA Small Branches Conference; 6th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference; 64th CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the Society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.
5. Answer - Option E
Explanation -
Aegon Life Insurance announced its tie-up with Paytm, India’s largest digital payments platform, to offer comprehensive insurance products. Aegon is one of the pioneers in adopting tech and digitisation in the insurance space and the company will now offer its products through Paytm as well. As per this agreement, Paytm will distribute Aegon Life products to its customers. The product portfolio comprises existing and co-created tailor-made propositions. Through this partnership, Aegon Life will deepen the penetration of its product offers and enable more policy holders to access their risk solutions.
1. Who has won the men’s single title at the Maldives International Challenge 2019?
    A. Anand Pawar B. Kaushal Dharmamer C. Saipratheek Krishnaprasad D. Siril Verma E. Arun George

2. Sumit Nagal is related to which sports?
    A. Badminton B. Tennis C. Archery D. Chess E. Shooting

3. Which country was the host nation of 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships?
    A. South Korea B. Thailand C. China D. Georgia E. Russia

4. K P S Menon (junior) passed away recently. He served on which of these posts?
    A. Cabinet Secretary B. Chief Justice of India C. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India D. Foreign Secretary of India E. Corporate Affairs Secretary

5. Name the Indian National Army (INA) veteran who passed away?
    A. V Ganesan B. R Ranga Rajan C. S Murugeshan D. K Gopalan E. None of these

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
In Badminton, Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer clinched the men’s singles title at the Maldives International Challenge with a straight-games win over Siril Verma in Male.In the women’s doubles event, the duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy.
Saipratheek Krishnaprasad and Ashwini Bhat went down to Thailand’s Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn and Chasinee Korepap in the mixed doubles final. Men’s doubles pair of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla lost to top seeds Keiichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi from Japan.
2. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
In Tennis, Sumit Nagal has won the men’s singles title of ATP Challenger Tournament at Buenos Aires in Argentina. He defeated local favourite Facundo Bognis in straight to claim the 54,160 US dollars prize money. The 22-year-old from Haryana, seeded seventh, outclassed 8th seed Bognis of Argentina to become first Indian to win on South American clay court.
3. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
China topped the medal table with 29 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships PATTAYA, Thailand. DPR Korea finished second with 7 gold, 12 silver and 5 bronze medals.
In the men’s over 109kg category, Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze broke all three world records in snatch, clean and jerk and total and secured all three gold medals for his country. The 10-day championships also served as qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
4. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
Former diplomat K P S Menon (junior), who served as the Foreign Secretary of India from 1987 to 1989, has passed away at the age of 90. Menon was a 1951 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He was the son of K P S (Kumara Padma Sivasankara) Menon (senior), who was the first Foreign Secretary of independent India.
5. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
Indian National Army (INA) veteran V Ganesan passed away at the age of 90. He joined Nethaji’s INA at the age of 18 and received six months of military training in Singapore. He was honored by the President of India in 2012 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also a recipient of Copper Plaques from both the central and state governments.

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