13-15 October 2019 Current Affairs

2019 Nobel Prize | 2019 Economics Nobel | Abhijeet Banerjee | visually impaired woman IAS | Alexei Leonov | Marathon record |

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1) India-American economist Abhijeet Banerjee, Esther Dufloand and Michael Kremer were jointly awarded Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 for their experimental work in which field? – Poverty Alleviation (Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. This was announced on 14 October 2019. Banerjee is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata and the JNU and did his Ph.D. in Economics in Harvard University)

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2) India's first visually impaired woman IAS officer Pranjal Patil on 14 October 2019 took charge as Sub-collector of which district? – Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala (Pranjal Patil, India's first visually impaired woman IAS officer took change as Sub-collector of Kerala’s Thiruvanthapuram district on 14 October, 2019. She managed to secure 124th rank in 2017 after she did her Master's in International relations from JNU. She hails from Ulhas Nagar in Maharashtra and had lost her vision at the age of six)

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3) Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who passed away during October 2019, was known for which feat? – He was the first-ever person to have conducted a spacewalk (Alexei Leonov was the man who conducted the first-ever spacewalk. On 18 March 1965, Leonov stepped out of his spacecraft for a spacewalk that lasted over 12 minutes. He passed away on 11 October 2019 at the age of 85)

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4) What is the name of Boeing Co. CEO who was removed from the Chairman post by the company on 12 October 2019? - Dennis Muilenburg (Boeing Co. on 12 October 2019 stripped Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dennis Muilenburg of his role as Chairman. This move leaves little margin for the executive in his final push to resolve the 737 Max crisis that has engulfed the company for months now. Boeing’s reputation and finances have been battered since two Max crashes (involving Lion Air of Indonesia and Ethiopian Airlines) killed 346 people and prompted a worldwide grounding)

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5) During October 2019 who became the first athlete ever to run a 42.2-km marathon in under two hours? - Eliud Kipchoge (Kenyan Olympic gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge on 12 October 2019 created history as the he became first athlete in history ever to run a 42.2-km marathon in under two hours. The 34-year-old covered the 42.2-km distance in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Austria's Vienna)

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6) BRICS Culture Ministers' meeting was held on 13 October 2019 at which place? - Curitiba, Brazil (BRICS Culture Ministers' meeting was held on 13 October 2019 at Curitiba in Brazil. India was represented by Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel in the meeting)

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