1. Who among the following has recently taken over as the 24th Accountant General Controller?
a. Anil Kaushik
b. Devendra Narayan
c. Soma Roy
d. Jatin Prasad

Answer: c. Soma Roy
Government has appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, as the new Comptroller General of Accounts. She is the seventh woman to reach this position. Burman has held various positions in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways in a career of 33 years. Prior to this, Burman held the post of Additional Controller General of Accounts.

2. On which of the following days is International Slavery Abolition Day celebrated?
a. 02 December
b. 03 December
c. 30 November
d. 29 November

Answer: a. 02 December
International slavery elimination day is observed every year on 02 December. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about ending human trafficking and exploitation of humans. In the purpose of celebrating this day by the United Nations, it has been said that due to modern methods of slavery, it is still important today. Modern methods of slavery include forced marriages, human trafficking, child labor and forced marriages etc.

3. On which of the following days is World AIDS celebrated?
a. 28 November 
b. 29 November
c. 30 November
d. 01 December

Answer: d. 01 December
World AIDS Day is observed every year worldwide on 01 December to make people aware of HIV infection. World AIDS Day was first started globally in August 1987 by two individuals named James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, associated with the WHO’s AIDS awareness campaign. AIDS is the full name of acquired immune deficiency syndrome and is spread by a type of virus called HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus).

4. Which program has been launched by the government to protect children from routine immunization from fatal diseases?
a. Mission Survival 2.0
b. Mission Indradhanush 2.0
c. Mission Ayush 2.0
d. Mission Harmony 2.0

Answer: b. Mission Indradhanush 2.0
This flagship scheme of the government aims to immunize children below 2 years of age and protect pregnant women from preventable diseases. Under this, vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and hepatitis B have been included. Under this mission, which runs from 02 December 2019 to 02 March 2020, 272 districts of 27 states will be covered.

5. Which Malayalam poet has won the 55th Jnanpith Award for outstanding contribution to the literary world?
a. Akkitam Achuthan Namboodari
b. Purushottam Bilimalay
c. Shamim Hanafi
d. Onv Kurup

Answer: a. Akkitam Achuthan
Namboodari Akkitam Achuthan Namboodari was born on 08 March 1926 in Palakkad district of Kerala. Since childhood, he was interested in literature and art. Apart from poetry, Akkitam has also written plays and novels. The Jnanpith Award is the highest award given by the Indian Jnanpith Trust for Indian literature.