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31 October 2019 Current Affairs-2

31 October 2019 Current Affairs-2

Questions on Current Affairs
1. Which former Prime Minister's death anniversary is observed
on October 31?
Ans- Indira Gandhi
The 35th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi was observed on October 31, 2019. Indira Gandhi
was assassinated by her own bodyguards on October 31, 1984
for launching Operation Blue Star.

2. Which social media platform has decided to ban political
Ans- Twitter
Twitter has decided to ban all political advertising from its
platform. This was announced by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who
tweeted saying that political message reach should be earned,
not bought.
3. Which is the third gulf country to witness the launch of the
RuPAY card?
Ans-Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the third Gulf state to witness the launch of the
RuPay card, during the visit of PM Narendra Modi.

4. BCCI ethics officer DK Jain has summoned which former
cricketer for the second time for clarifications on the conflict of
interest allegations levelled against him?
Ans- Rahul Dravid
The BCCI Ethics Officer D K Jain has asked National Cricket
Academy head Rahul Dravid to appear in person for the second
time, on November 12 for further clarifications on the conflict of
interest allegations leveled against him.

5. Who was recently appointed as the Indian Ambassador to
Ans-Pavan Kapoor
Pavan Kapoor recently took charge as the Indian Ambassador to
the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Kapoor succeeds Navdeep
Singh Suri, who retired in September 2019. Kapoor is a 1990
batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.
6. Which city is hosting the 35th ASEAN Summit?
The 35th ASEAN Summit began in Bangkok on October 31,
2019 and will continue till November 4, 2019. Prime Minister
Narendra Modi will be attending the summit on November 3-4,
7.Who has become the fastest Indian cricketer to take 50 T20I
Ans- Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal has become the fastest Indian bowler to take
50 T20I wickets by getting there in 34 matches, beating Jasprit
Bumrah and R Ashwin who took 42 and 46 innings respectively
to achieve the feat. Chahal reached the milestone durind the 3rd
and final T20I between India and Bangladesh at the VCA
Stadium in Nagpur.
8. The first day-night Test match will be played between India
and Bangladesh on which ground?
Ans- Eden Gardens Stadium
The first day-night Test between India and Bangladesh will be
played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata from 22
November. Another feature of this match is that it will be played
with a pink colored ball.

9. Which country recently cancelled hosting of COP25 and
APEC Summits?
Ans- Chile
The government of Chile has canceled hosting of the United
Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) and the Asia-
Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit due to anti-
government protests in the country.
10. Former Parliamentarian, Gurudas Dasgupta passed away at
the age of 83 on October 31. He had served as the Deputy
General Secretary for which political party?
Ans- CPI
Gurudas Dasgupta, veteran CPI leader passed away in Kolkata
on October 31, 2019. He was 83. The parliamentarian was
suffering from heart and kidney-related ailments.

11. 31st October is celebrated as _________________________.

Ans- The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the National Unity Day

is celebrated on 31 October in India. The day marks the birth
anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. At the time of
independence, Patel played a key role in convincing several
princely states to align with the Indian Union. The day
celebrates Patel's efforts and contributions to the country.

12. Which country’s PM recently resigned after nationwide
protests against tax provisions on using WhatsApp and
Ans- Lebanon
Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri had to resign after mass protest
against imposing tax on WhatsApp and Facebook in the country.

On October 17, the government announced to impose tax on
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for sending messages and

13.Which category of citizens was recently allowed by the
PFRDA to enroll in National Pension Scheme (NPS)?

Ans-Overseas Citizens of India
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on
October 30, 2019 permitted the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to enroll
in the National Pension Scheme (NPS) at par with the NRIs.

14. Which country will host the first edition of expanded 24-team FIFA
World Cup for Clubs in 2021?

Ans- China

15. Which institute has topped the 2020 QS India University Rankings?

Ans- IIT Bombay

16. India signed the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with which


17.___________ is the first Central Government hospital in India to start
the latest Robot Surgery facility.

Ans- Safdarjang Hospital (SJH)

Safdarjang Hospital (SJH) is one of the biggest tertiary care referral
centre of India. It functions under the Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare. SJH caters to all poor patients of uro-oncological cancers like
kidney, bladder cancers, prostate, and kidney failures across India. SJH
is the first Central Government hospital in India to start this latest Robot

Surgery facility. The hospital provides treatment for all poor patients for

18.Where will the 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) be
Around four Guinness World Records is to be attempted during the
course of the 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) that has
been scheduled to begin in Kolkata on 5 November 2019.

19. Who is to be conferred the Icon of Golden Jubilee of the IFFI award
in 2019?

Ans- Shri S Rajinikanth

The Government is to confer the Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI award to
the eminent film personality Shri S Rajinikanth. It was announced by the
Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar,
in New Delhi on 2 November 2019. The award recognizes his
outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several

20. India is to sign 2 MoUs concerning military medicine and military
education with _________ during the visit of Rajnath Singh.

Ans- Uzbekistan

India and Uzbekistan are planning to sign two memorandum of
understanding (MOUs) concerning military medicine and military
education. The 2 MoUs were signed during the three-day visit of the
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Uzbekistan, the Central Asian

21. What is the name of the former Election Commissioner, who has
passed away recently, who was strongly advocated electoral reforms in
Ans-TN Seshan
TN Seshan was passed away on 10 November 2019. He was 10th Chief
Election Commissioner of India. He was known as the strongest and

most strict CEC of India. TN Seshan is remembered for promoting
transparency and fairness in elections.

22. Which Ministry has launched the Swachh – Nirmal Tat
Abhiyaan 2019?
Ans-Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
launched a a mass cleanliness drive “Swachh – Nirmal Tat
Abhiyaan” to make beaches clean and create awareness amongst
the citizens. The cleanliness drive will be undertaken at 50
identified beaches during November 11-17, 2019.

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