Latest Current Affairs - 17 October 2019


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The
Nashri tunnel (9.2 km) that connects Kashmir with Jammu on NH 44, will be named
after?





Ans.   Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee





To
whom did the Indian Army include American precision-guided Excalibur artillery
ammunition?





Ans.   Dhanush howitzer





When
was the second edition of the Indo-French Knowledge Summit to be held at the
University of Lyon in France?





Ans.   17-18
October





How
many scientists have been awarded by the Indian Council of Medical Research
(ICMR) for excellence in biomedical research?





Ans.   46





Health
and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan launched which scheme with the aim of
encouraging more people to maintain food vendors and food hygiene?





Ans.   Food Mitra Scheme 





What is the aim of Food Mitra Scheme?





Ans.   ‘Eat Right India’





MasterCard,
MS Dhoni launched which campaign to promote digital payments in India?





Ans.   ‘Team Cashless India’





When was world food day celebrated?





Ans.   16 October





Which among the 117 countries ranked in the
Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019?





Ans.   102nd





Who was elected the Vice President of Jindal World
Steel Association
(Worldsteel)?





Ans.   JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal





Which mobile application was launched by Maharashtra Highway Police for its personnel?





Ans.   MRADMS Maharashtra





When is the International Day for the
Eradication of Poverty observed every year?





Ans.   17 October





Which place is India in the World Giving Index
(WGI) of 2019?





Ans.   82nd





Who inaugurated the IHGF Delhi Fair?





Ans.   Textiles Secretary, Ravi Capoor





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