26 October Current Affairs 2019
1. Which all-rounder recently retired from all forms of cricket?
Answer- Abhishek Nayar
Represented India in 3 ODIs
In first-class games
Mat- 103, Runs- 5749, 100/50- 13/32, Wkts- 173
2. Who will lead the Indian delegation at the 18th summit of Heads of State and Government of Non-aligned Movement?
Answer- Venkaiah Naidu
It will take place at Baku, Azerbaijan on 25-26 October.
Theme- Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the contemporary world.
President- Ilham Aliyev, PM- Ali Asadov
NAM established- 1961 (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) during the Cold War.
It is the 2nd largest International Organization after the UN.
Members- 120 member states, 17 observers, 10 International Organizations.
3. Which Paralympic athlete ended her life through euthanasia?
Answer- Marieke Vervoort (40)
Belongs to Belgium
Euthanasia- the practice of ending life intentionally to relieve from pain and suffering.
About achievements- won gold in 100 m race, 2012 London & silver in 200 m race, Rio Games 2016
4. Which state recently decided to start a scholarship for children of tea tribe community
Amount of 10K, for children studying in class 10th and 12th.
Assam Capital- Dispur
CM- Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)
Governor- Jagdish Mukhi (BJP member, RSS), also Governor of Mizoram
Longest-serving Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi (INC)
5. Who has been named the ambassadors for “Bharat Ki Laxmi” initiative?
Answer- Deepika Padukone & PV Sindhu
They were honored on 22 Oct 2019.
An initiative by PM Narendra Modi.
Aim- to celebrate the contribution of women of the nation to the public.
6. Who is appointed as the chairman & managing director of National Small Industries Corporation Ltd?
An IAS officer of 1991 batch of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Presently joint secretary, department of defense production.
7. Which state CM launched Kanya Sumangala Yojna?
Answer- CM Yogi Adityanath
Launched on 25 October 2019.
Will provide 15000 rupees to a family where a girl child is born.
Money will be given in installments- vaccination, admission in 1, 5, 9, graduation.
8. Where is the Vijaya Bank Heritage Museum inaugurated?
Collection of photos showing the growth of the bank.
On April 1, 2019, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank merged with Bank of Baroda.
9. Which renowned figure was recently given life membership by Mohun Bagan Athletic Club?
Answer- Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 along with his two co-researchers Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
a professional football club based in West Bengal, India.
The club was established on 15 August 1889 by Bhupendra Nath Bose.