Current Affairs for IBPS PO Mains | 1st October 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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Which of the following states/UTs has recently received the Adventure tourism award during the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019?
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Who: Goa
What: received the Adventure tourism award during the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019
When: published on 27th September 2019

Andhra Pradesh bagged the top honour at the National Tourism Awards 2017-18, which were presented by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.

A total of 76 awards were given under various categories this year. Andhra Pradesh bagged the Best State award for overall growth in tourism category.

Goa and Madhya Pradesh were the joint winners in the Adventure Tourism category and Uttarakhand won the award for the Best Film Promotion-Friendly State. Telangana won the award for the Best State for the innovative use of IT.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/andhra-pradesh-best-tourist-spot-go-goa-for-adventure-heres-the-list-of-tourism-award-winners-2324641.html
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Which of the following cities has recently hosted the 21st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinating Committee?
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Who: Panaji
What: hosted the 21st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinating Committee
When: published on 24th September 2019

The 21st session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinating Committee was inaugurated in Panaji on September 23.

Originally being elected in July 2015 and re-elected in July 2017 by the Codex Alimentations Commission, this is the second session of the Coordinating Committee in Asia, hosting delegates from 18 member countries for a five-day event starting from September 23-27.

The objective of the session is to focus on food and safety at primary production involving issues and best practices for an evolving region, critical and emerging issues related to food safety for the region with an effort to identify focused action areas and exploring possibilities of mutual cooperation.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/21st-session-of-who-fao-coordinating-committee-of-asia-begins-119092400631_1.html
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Central Bank of which country has recently released three coins to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev?
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Who: Nepal Central Bank
What: releases 3 coins to mark Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary
When: published on 28th September 2019

The Central Bank of Nepal released three coins to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev.

The coins with denomination of NPR (Nepali Rupees) 100, 1000 and 2500 were jointly launched by Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Chiranjibi Nepal and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri at Hotel Aloft in Kathmandu.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sify.com/finance/nepal-central-bank-releases-3-coins-to-mark-guru-nanak-dev-s-birth-anniversary-news-commodities-tj2eueffbibea.html
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Name the person who was recently appointed as new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.
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Who: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat
What: to take over as chairman of CCS
When: published on 26th September 2019

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat will take over as the chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CCS) tomorrow. This is the last time that this handover ceremony is taking place as the Narendra Modi government recently established the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The process to identify India's first CDS has started.

General Bipin Rawat will be taking over the charge of chairman, CCS from Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa who will be retiring by the end of this month.

The senior-most among the three services chiefs is appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

The post of CCS was established following the recommendation of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012. The task force had suggested that a permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee should be created in India. The CCS comprises chiefs of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/army-chief-gen-bipin-rawat-take-over-chairman-ccs-1603531-2019-09-26
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Which of the following countries has recently stopped postal exchange with India?
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Who: Pakistan
What: stops postal exchange with India
When: published on 28th September 2019

Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan following the scrapping of special status for Jammu & Kashmir, Islamabad has now stopped the postal mail exchange between the two countries.

People in Punjab on the Indian side have stopped receiving regular mails such as magazines, publications, and even letters which they used to get regularly earlier from Pakistan via post.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pakistan-stops-postal-exchange-with-india-6035600/

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 1st October 2019
 
1. World Tourism Day was observed on 27th September 2019.
(1st October 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

On the 27th of September every year, the world celebrates the World Tourism Day. The reason for World Tourism Day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value. The occasion tries to address common difficulties stated by the United Nations of Millennium Development Goals. It is also to feature and recognize the commitment the tourism industry can make in achieving these objectives.

n 2018, the European Council on Tourism and Trade has chosen the topic for world tourism day as Tourism for Protecting Culture and Heritage. As celebrated around the world, the World Tourism Day at the European Council on both trade and tourism is observed for the most part toward the finish of September every year and is facilitated in the capital of the nation, which is in return delegated as World’s Best Tourist spot of the Year.

2. Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Rural Investors and Start-up Conclave 2019.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 1st October 2019)

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated Rural Investors and Start-up Conclave (RISC) 2019 here.

During his address, the minister stated that villages and agriculture were crucial for the economic advancement of India.

"India is a land of villages where agriculture is the primary source of livelihood. If agriculture advances, the village and the nation also advance," he stated.

Emphasising on the need for start-ups in rural areas, the minister stated that it was crucial for start-ups to emerge in order to cater to the future employment needs of the country.

3. Karnataka government partners Nasscom to foster ER&D ecosystem.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 1st October 2019)

As part of its ongoing efforts to foster an ecosystem to enhance India’s Engineering and R&D (ER&D) market, Information Technology (IT) industry’s apex body, Nasscom, on Thursday signed a statement of intent and entered into a strategic collaboration with the department of IT & BT, government of Karnataka.

“The partnership would entail both driving their efforts towards initiatives that promote, enable and position Karnataka as the Global ER&D destination attracting significant investments, high end research capabilities and skilling initiatives in the state," a statement issued by the Karnataka government said.

The statement of intent was signed by Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) and Nasscom in Bengaluru.

4. HDFC Bank retains ranking as India’s most valuable brand.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 1st October 2019)

HDFC Bank has been ranked No. 1, for a sixth consecutive year in the BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking, released on Wednesday by WPP and Kantar. With new financial products, an ongoing drive towards digital banking and new branches set-up throughout the country, the bank grew 5% in brand value to $22.7 billion. This is a positive contrast to the 8% decline in value of the top 20 global banks, WPP and Kantar said.

This year’s results revealed a 6% rise in overall brand value to $228.2 billion, a moderate pace compared to previous years, given India’s recent macroeconomic challenges, they said.

The BrandZ study, which does brand valuation ranking to combine companies’ financial data with consumer insight and opinion, shows that trust is key to develop the stability required for long-term success; highly trusted brands in the Top 75 are worth 129% more than less trusted ones.

5. B Suresh appointed as Western Air Commander of Indian Air Force.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 1st October 2019)

In a reshuffle in the top brass of the force, Air Marshal HS Arora has been appointed as the Vice Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF).

He will succeed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria who will take over as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30. Arora currently heads the Gandhinagar headquartered South Western Air Command of the Air Force.

Meanwhile, Air Marshal B Suresh has been appointed as Western Air Commander of the Air Force, in New Delhi. Suresh will succeed Kargil war hero Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on October 31. He is the incumbent AOC-in-C of Southern Air Command.

6. Pakistan stops postal exchange with India.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 1st October 2019)

Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan following the scrapping of special status for Jammu & Kashmir, Islamabad has now stopped the postal mail exchange between the two countries.

People in Punjab on the Indian side have stopped receiving regular mails such as magazines, publications, and even letters which they used to get regularly earlier from Pakistan via post.

7. Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat to take over as chairman of CCS.
(Current Affairs in Short of 1st October 2019)

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat will take over as the chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CCS) tomorrow. This is the last time that this handover ceremony is taking place as the Narendra Modi government recently established the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The process to identify India's first CDS has started.

General Bipin Rawat will be taking over the charge of chairman, CCS from Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa who will be retiring by the end of this month.

The senior-most among the three services chiefs is appointed as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

The post of CCS was established following the recommendation of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012. The task force had suggested that a permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee should be created in India. The CCS comprises chiefs of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

8. Nepal Central Bank releases 3 coins to mark Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 1st October 2019)

The Central Bank of Nepal released three coins to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev.

The coins with denomination of NPR (Nepali Rupees) 100, 1000 and 2500 were jointly launched by Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Chiranjibi Nepal and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri at Hotel Aloft in Kathmandu.

9. Panaji hosted the 21st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinating Committee.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 1st October 2019)

The 21st session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinating Committee was inaugurated in Panaji on September 23.

Originally being elected in July 2015 and re-elected in July 2017 by the Codex Alimentations Commission, this is the second session of the Coordinating Committee in Asia, hosting delegates from 18 member countries for a five-day event starting from September 23-27.

The objective of the session is to focus on food and safety at primary production involving issues and best practices for an evolving region, critical and emerging issues related to food safety for the region with an effort to identify focused action areas and exploring possibilities of mutual cooperation.

10. Goa received the Adventure tourism award during the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 1st October 2019)

Andhra Pradesh bagged the top honour at the National Tourism Awards 2017-18, which were presented by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.

A total of 76 awards were given under various categories this year. Andhra Pradesh bagged the Best State award for overall growth in tourism category.

Goa and Madhya Pradesh were the joint winners in the Adventure Tourism category and Uttarakhand won the award for the Best Film Promotion-Friendly State. Telangana won the award for the Best State for the innovative use of IT.