Current Affairs Quiz: October 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Day Against the Death Penalty 2020?
    A) The Death Penalty does not stop drug crimes
    B) Declaration of Human Rights: the right to life
    C) Living conditions on death row
    D) Access to counsel – A matter of life or death
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Day Against the Death Penalty is organised on the 10th October by the World Coalition against the Death Penalty (WCADP) of which FIACAT is a founding member and member of the steering committee.
    The theme for 2020 is “Access to counsel – A matter of life or death.”
  2. What is the theme of the World Arthritis Day 2020?
    A) Arthritis risks and impacts
    B) Don’t Delay, Connect Today
    C) Time2Work
    D) It’s in your hands, take action
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year, October 12 is observed as World Arthritis Day to raise awareness about Arthritis around the world.
    The theme of the World Arthritis Day 2020 is “Time2Work”.
  3. Which state government has become the first to collaborate with the Postal Department to enroll 11,000 farmers, eligible to avail the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), under which small and marginal farmers get up to Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Goa
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In the country’s first and unique drive, the Goa Agriculture department has collaborated with the Postal Department to enroll 11,000 farmers, eligible to avail the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), under which small and marginal farmers get up to Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support.
  4. Who won the French Open title 2020?
    A) Alexander Zverev
    B) Andy Murray
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Rafael Nadal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Rafael Nadal scripted history by winning a record-extending 13th French Open title as he lifted his 20th Grand Slam trophy and equalled Roger Federer’s record for most Major titles.
  5. Who won the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix held in Germany?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Daniel Ricciardo
    D) Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton has won the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, held at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany.
  6. Which state became the first in the country to form a Welfare Fund Board for the uplift of farmers in the state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Kerala
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a first in the country, the Kerala government has decided to form a Welfare Fund Board for the uplift of farmers in the state.
    The state cabinet decided to set up the board to be known as ‘Kerala Karshaka Kshemanidhi Board’.
  7. Under which scheme did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch a scheme to distribute property cards to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners in rural areas?
    A) SVAMITVA
    B) SRISHTI
    C) SAUBHAGYA
    D) SAHITYAM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme to distribute property cards under the Svamitva scheme through video conference.
    The scheme aims to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners in rural areas and issue Property Cards.
  8. In October 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 in honour of whom of the following on her birth centenary?
    A) Gayatri Raje Scindia
    B) Vijaya Raje Scindia
    C) Chitrangada Raje Scindia
    D) Yashodhara Raje Scindia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Recalling the legacy of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her birth centenary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 in her honour.
  9. The most coveted trophies of Best Ship among Capital Ships was awarded to which ship in the Fleet Award Function(FAF), 2020?
    A) INS Kiltan
    B) INS Kora
    C) INS Airavat
    D) INS Sahyadri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sixteen trophies were awarded in recognition of excellence in various operational verticals in Fleet Award Function(FAF), 2020. The most coveted trophies of Best Ship were awarded to INS Sahyadri amongst Capital ships and INS Kora amongst Corvettes and similar classes of ships. Indian Naval Ships Airavat and Kiltan jointly bagged the ‘Best Spirited Ship’ displaying indomitable spirit and grit whilst undertaking a plethora of challenging missions.
  10. What is the theme of International Day of the Girl Child 2020?
    A) EmPOWER Girls: Emergency response and resilience planning
    B) My voice, our equal future
    C) With Her: A Skilled GirlForce
    D) GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Day of the Girl Child is being celebrated every year on October 11. The theme of International Day of the Girl 2020 is “My voice, our equal future”.
  11. What is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020?
    A) Birds Connect Our World
    B) Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
    C) Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation
    D) Their Future is Our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed every year on the second Saturday of May and October.
    This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is “Birds Connect Our World”
  12. Renowned Indian-origin human rights lawyer Priscilla Jana who passed away in October 2020 was residing in which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Germany
    C) South Africa
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Renowned Indian-origin South African human rights lawyer Priscilla Jana who represented many anti-apartheid political leaders, including Nelson Mandela, has passed away.
  13. Who won the Chess.com’s 2020 Junior Speed Online Chess Championship?
    A) Srinath Narayanan
    B) Vidit Gujrathi
    C) Baskaran Adhiban
    D) Nihal Sarin
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Young Indian player Nihal Sarin emerged winner in the Chess.com’s 2020 Junior Speed Online Chess Championship, beating Russia’s world junior No. 6 Alexey Sarana 18-7 in the final.
  14. Which helpline number was launched by the Rajasthan Government for mental health ”Mann Samvad”?
    A) 1800-180-0108
    B) 1800-180-1018
    C) 1800-180-0008
    D) 1800-180-0118
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A toll-free government helpline for mental health ”Mann Samvad” was launched by Health Minister Raghu Sharma in Rajasthan. The helpline 1800-180-0018 launched by the state government to continuously strengthening mental health services during the coronavirus period.
  15. When is National Postal Day observed in India?
    A) 9 October
    B) 12 October
    C) 10 October
    D) 11 October
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In India, the National Postal Day is celebrated annually on 10 October, as an extension of World Post Day, which is celebrated on 9 October.
  16. Which government has approved the ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ for the preservation of trees?
    A) Delhi
    B) Haryana
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Delhi Cabinet at a meeting approved the ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ for the preservation of trees in the Capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Cabinet also gave its nod for the installation of the second smog tower in the world at Connaught Place within ten months.
  17. Where did Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the “DBT-BIRAC Clean Tech Demo Park”?
    A) Noida
    B) Patna
    C) Delhi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the “DBT-BIRAC Clean Tech Demo Park” at Barapullah drain site, near Sundial Park, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi in a virtual event.
  18. Which country has become the first in the world to approve a strain of GMO wheat called HB4 drought-resistant GMO wheat?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Poland
    C) Finland
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Argentina has approved HB4 drought-resistant GMO wheat, making it the first country in the world to approve a strain of GMO wheat.
  19. Where will the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in 2021?
    A) Lucerne-Burgenstock
    B) Davos
    C) Lausanne
    D) Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) said it will hold its Annual Meeting 2021 in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland, from May 18 to 21, as against the traditional venue of ski resort town Davos in January-end.
  20. Which institute has designed a robotic system capable of identifying the diseases plaguing plants through camera-captured image analysis?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Kharagpur
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIT Jodhpur
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    IIT Kharagpur has designed a robotic system capable of identifying the diseases plaguing plants through camera-captured image analysis.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Argentina?
    A) Yuan
    B) Franc
    C) Peso
    D) Euro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capital: Buenos Aires
  2. Where is the HQ of World Economic Forum situated?
    A) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    B) Lausanne, Switzerland
    C) Copenhagen, Denmark
    D) Cologny, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded in 1971.

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