Current Affairs Quiz: October 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the Western Coalfields Limited (WCL)?
    A) Vineet Rewari
    B) Siddharth Jain
    C) Tushar Sehgal
    D) Manoj Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Manoj Kumar has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), according to a personnel ministry order issued.
  2. Which state’s Premier League spinner Prasanth Rajesh (MP Rajesh) has passed away?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) spinner Prasanth Rajesh (MP Rajesh) has passed away due to a heart attack. He was 35.
  3. Which cricketer has been appointed as the brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle, a Delhi-based sports tech & events startup?
    A) Ajinkya Rahane
    B) Hardik Pandya
    C) Rohit Sharma
    D) Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle, a Delhi-based sports tech & events startup.
  4. Sarah Hall who became the first writer to win the BBC national short story award twice, with judges describing her as a virtuoso of the form, won the prize for which of her story in 2020?
    A) How to Paint a Dead Man
    B) The Grotesques
    C) The Carhullan Army
    D) Haweswater
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sarah Hall has become the first writer to win the BBC national short story award twice, with judges describing her as a virtuoso of the form.
    Hall, who previously took the £15,000 prize in 2013, won the annual competition again for The Grotesques, a “timeless and unsettling” story that explores privilege, inequality and mother-daughter relationships in a university town.
  5. Which company has acquired Blue Acorn iCi, a digital customer experience, commerce and analytics services provider?
    A) Infosys
    B) HCL
    C) Wipro
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IT services major Infosys said it has inked a pact to acquire Blue Acorn iCi, a digital customer experience, commerce and analytics services provider, for up to $125 million (about Rs 915 crore).
  6. Which state government launched the Kisan Rath (fruits and vegetables) mobile application to facilitate timely selling of agriculture products by promoting buyer-seller network?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Nagaland
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Kisan Rath (fruits and vegetables) mobile application to facilitate timely selling of agriculture products by promoting buyer-seller network in a programme held at the Assam Administrative Staff College.
  7. When is ‘Ganga River Dolphin Day’ celebrated each year?
    A) October 6
    B) October 4
    C) October 8
    D) October 5
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India celebrates October 5 every year as the ‘Ganga River Dolphin Day’ as this day Ganga Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals in 2010.
    The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) launched Dolphin-based ecotourism programme, including Dolphin safari, at six sites in three states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal along the country’s national river on the occasion of the ‘Ganga River Dolphin Day’
  8. With which bank has Apollo Hospitals launched The Healthy Life Programme, a holistic healthcare solution which makes healthy living accessible and affordable on Apollo’s digital platform, Apollo 24|7?
    A) Bandhan Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals have joined hands to launch The HealthyLife Programme, a holistic healthcare solution which makes healthy living accessible and affordable on Apollo’s digital platform, Apollo 24|7.
  9. Which of the following launched “Project RED” (Reimagining Excellence through Digital transformation) to improve efficiencies at every level of the organization?
    A) LIC Housing Finance
    B) Housing and Urban Development Corporation
    C) Housing Development Finance Corporation
    D) GIC Housing Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    LIC Housing Finance Ltd(LICHFL) launched “Project RED” (Reimagining Excellence through Digital transformation) to improve efficiencies at every level of the organisation.
    Project RED aims to create value across the entire spectrum of stakeholders that includes employees, shareholders, business associates, existing and potential customers of LICHFL.
  10. Who has stepped down as the president of Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman of Star & Disney India effective as of December 31, 2020?
    A) Manoj Sethi
    B) Uday Shankar
    C) Brijesh Verma
    D) Sudheer Rawat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uday Shankar, president of Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, has decided to step down to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. The resignations will be effective as of December 31,2020.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of LIC Housing Finance situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Western Coalfields located?
    A) Nagpur
    B) Nanded
    C) Pune
    D) Nashik
    View Answer
    Option A

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