Current Affairs Quiz: October 11, 2020

Current Affairs 11 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. As announced by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), used for large value transactions, will be made available 24*7 from when?
    A) June 2021
    B) January 2021
    C) December 2020
    D) April 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a business-friendly move, the Reserve Bank of India said that Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), used for large value transactions, will be made available round-the-clock from December. In December 2019, the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system was made available on a 24x7x365 basis.
  2. Which country’s prime minister handed his/her power to a 16-year-old girl as apart of a campaign to promote girls’ rights in the country?
    A) Poland
    B) Egypt
    C) Norway
    D) Finland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a truly remarkable development, a 16-year-old Finnish girl Aava Murto was made the country’s Prime Minister.Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin handed her power to a 16-year-old girl as apart of a campaign to promote girls’ rights in the country.
  3. Which state has become the first Har Ghar Jal State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household?
    A) Goa
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Goa has become the first Har Ghar Jal State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household. The state has provided tap water connection to two lakh 30 thousand rural households.
  4. Who has been named as the first digital brand ambassador of the fashion e-commerce platform Myntra to strengthen its digital presence?
    A) Ashish Chanchlani
    B) Bhuvan Bam
    C) Ajey Nagar
    D) Tanmay Bhat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Fashion e-commerce platform Myntra has named digital influencer Bhuvan Bam as its first digital brand ambassador, to strengthen its digital presence and engage with tech-savvy customers ahead of the festive season.
  5. Who is chosen to promote the India’s first-ever homegrown professional badminton brand “Transform” that was launched recently?
    A) Lakshya Sen
    B) Sumeeth Reddy
    C) Sameer Verma
    D) Chetan Anand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    At the time when country is encouraged to be aatmanirbhar, the Commonwealth Games medallist shuttler Chetan Anand will be sporting India’s first-ever homegrown professional badminton brand “Transform” that was launched recently.
  6. In October 2020, World Trade Organization upgraded its forecast for trade in goods for this year. According to this, global merchandise trade would fall by what percent in 2020?
    A) 9.7%
    B) 8.5%
    C) 9.2%
    D) 7.6%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Trade Organization upgraded its forecast for trade in goods this year to a level still comparable to the decline during the global financial crisis, but better than initially predicted due to a rebound in June and July.
    The WTO said that global merchandise trade would fall by 9.2% this year and then increase by 7.2% in 2021.
  7. Justice KK Usha who passed away was the former (first women) Chief Justice of which state’s High Court died at the age of 81 in Kochi?
    A) Kerala
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Justice KK Usha, the former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court died at the age of 81 in Kochi.
    KK Usha was the first woman to be directly elevated to the HC bench from the bar.
  8. Avinash Kharshikar who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Businessman
    C) Actor
    D) Physician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Marathi actor Avinash Kharshikar died due to a heart attack in Bethany Hospital, Thane.
  9. The two-day half-yearly coastal security exercise, Sagar Kavach, was held along the coasts of which 2 states?
    A) Karnataka and Goa
    B) Odisha and West Bengal
    C) Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra
    D) Kerala and Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The two-day half-yearly coastal security exercise, Sagar Kavach, along the Kerala and Karnataka coasts ended recently. Conducted by the Navy and the Coast Guard, the exercise had participation by all coastal security stakeholders.
  10. Guidance, nodal investment promotion and facilitation agency of which state has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to establish India’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB) in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Guidance, nodal investment promotion and facilitation agency of the state of Tamil Nadu has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to establish India’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB) in Tamil Nadu.
  11. Which state launched “Swa-nirbhar Naari: Atmanirbhar Asom” scheme in a bid to empower the economically disadvantaged women of the State?
    A) Assam
    B) Goa
    C) Manipur
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched “Swa-nirbhar Naari: Atmanirbhar Asom” scheme in a bid to empower the economically disadvantaged women of the State in a programme organized by Panchayat & Rural Development Department at Chandrapur in Kamrup (Metro) district.
  12. Which state government launched a new scheme, Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, providing free kits to students studying in government schools from Class 1 to 10 ahead of the academic?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched a new scheme, Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, providing free kits to students studying in government schools from Class 1 to 10 ahead of the academic which is scheduled to begin from November 2.
  13. Which state government launched the Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana for self-employment by solar energy farming?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana for self-employment by solar energy farming at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali auditorium in Dehradun.
  14. Who ranked second in the list of wealthiest Indians in Forbes India list released recently in October 2020?
    A) Radhakishan Damani
    B) Gautam Adani
    C) Hinduja brothers
    D) Shiv Nadar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, remains the wealthiest Indian for the 13th consecutive year on Forbes India list, which has recently been released.
    List of India’s top 5 richest persons
    1. Mukesh Ambani (88.7 billion dollar)
    2. Gautam Adani (25.2 billion dollar)
    3. Shiv Nadar (20.4 billion dollar)
    4. Radhakishan Damani (15.4 billion dollar)
    5. Hinduja brothers (12.8 billion dollar)
  15. Bishr al-Khasawneh has been appointed as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Jordan
    B) Mozambique
    C) Armenia
    D) Austria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    King of Jordan, Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein has appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh, policy advisor to the king, as new Prime Minister of the country.
  16. India successfully test-fired Rudram 1, the tactical anti-radiation missile that the Indian Air Force can launch from its which fighter jets to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems?
    A) Sukhoi-10MKI
    B) Sukhoi-30MKI
    C) Sukhoi-40MKI
    D) Sukhoi-20MKI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India successfully test-fired Rudram 1, the tactical anti-radiation missile that the Indian Air Force can launch from its Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems.
  17. Who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution following demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan?
    A) Smriti Irani
    B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C) Piyush Goyal
    D) Narendra Singh Tomar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal will take over charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, in addition to his existing portfolios as Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
  18. When was World Egg Day 2020 celebrated?
    A) October 9
    B) October 8
    C) October 7
    D) October 10
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Egg Day will be celebrated on second Friday in October every year. World Egg Day 2020 is celebrated on October 9.
  19. What is the theme of the World Mental Health Day 2020?
    A) Mental Health in the Workplace
    B) young people and mental health
    C) suicide prevention
    D) mental health for all
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year for global mental heatlh education, awareness, advocacy against the social stigma that is often attached to it.
    This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.
  20. When is National Postal Week celebrated each year in the country?
    A) 8 October to 14 October
    B) 10 October to 16 October
    C) 9 October to 15 October
    D) 7 October to 13 October
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Postal Week is being celebrated in the country from 9 October to 15 October every year to create awareness about the role and contributions of postal sector in social and economic development as well as in lives of people and business.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Trade Organization situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Singapore
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) Canberra, Australia
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Finland?
    A) Dollar
    B) Pound
    C) Euro
    D) Franc
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capital: Helsinki

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