Current Affairs Quiz: October 14, 2020

Current Affairs 14 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a special festival advance of how much amount to all government employees there by announcing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme?
    A) Rs 25,000
    B) Rs 15,000
    C) Rs 20,000
    D) Rs 10,000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Leave Travel Concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme and a special festival advance of Rs 10,000 to all government employees to increase consumer spending.
  2. Which state is poised to feature on country’s aviation map with a greenfield airport coming in one of its districts?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Tripura
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Arunachal Pradesh is poised to feature on country’s aviation map with a greenfield airport at Hollongi. With estimated cost of 650 crore rupees, the project includes the development work, construction of airport pavements, air side work, terminal Building and city side works.
  3. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a package of how much amount to stimulate consumer spending in the economy in an effort to fight the slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic following lockdown?
    A) Rs 78,000 cr
    B) Rs 82,000 cr
    C) Rs 85,000 cr
    D) Rs 73,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 73 thousand crore rupees to stimulate consumer spending in the economy in an effort to fight the slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic following lockdown.
  4. Which state government announced to dedicate the Navratra festival in October 2020 to women’s safety, dignity and empowerment by launching “Mission Shakti”?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government will dedicate the coming Navratra festival to women’s safety, dignity and empowerment by launching “Mission Shakti”.
  5. Which state has become the first in the country to declare the state public education sector completely digital?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has declared the state public education sector completely digital as Kerala has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms in all its public schools.
  6. According to Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) report, what is the rank of India in protecting labour rights?
    A) 151
    B) 129
    C) 134
    D) 176
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has fared poorly in protecting labour rights and has slipped to rank 151 among 158 countries, according to Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) report.
    Overall, India ranked 129 in the CRI index out of 158 countries on government policies, and actions in areas of public services of education, health, social protection, taxation, and workers’ rights. Norway topped the CRI index.
  7. According to a study published in the medical journal Lancet, India is likely to overtake which country as the third largest economy in the world by 2050 and continue in that position till 2100?
    A) Russia
    B) Italy
    C) Japan
    D) Nigeria
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India is likely to overtake Japan as the third largest economy in the world by 2050 and continue in that position till 2100, according to a study published in the medical journal Lancet. The study constructed scenarios for GDP using the working age population of countries.
    By 2100, India was forecasted to still have the largest working-age population in the world, followed by Nigeria, China, and the USA.
  8. Who own the women singles title of the French Open cChampionship?
    A) Victoria Azarenka
    B) Sofia Kenin
    C) Magda Linette
    D) Iga Swiatek
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Tennis, Polish teenager Iga Swiatek has become the new French Open Champion. She beat the American Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin in the Women Singles final by 6-4, 6-1.
  9. What is the new motto unveiled by the All India Football Federation, the apex body for the sport of football in the country?
    A) Spirit in Motion
    B) Football for good
    C) Faster – Higher – Stronger
    D) Indian Football. Forward Together
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    All India Football Federation, the apex body for the sport of football in the country, announced the launch of their new motto ‘Indian Football. Forward Together’, defining the new brand direction.
  10. Who has been unanimously elected for a second term as the president of India’s motorsports governing body, FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India)?
    A) Farooq Ahmed
    B) Akbar Ebrahim
    C) Yasin Malik
    D) Maqbool Bhat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former racer Akbar Ebrahim was unanimously elected for a second term as the president of India’s motorsports governing body, FMSCI.
    Farooq Ahmed was unanimously elected as the vice-president
  11. Delhi girl Chaitanya Venkateswaran recently became the ___________ high commissioner to India for a day?
    A) Malaysian
    B) British
    C) German
    D) Australian
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Delhi girl Chaitanya Venkateswaran recently became the British high commissioner to India for a day.
  12. Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) awarded 8 beaches in India with the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification in October 2020. Rushikonda, one of these 8 beaches is located in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Eight beaches in India have been awarded the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification by an eminent international jury, which comprises members of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
    The beaches selected for the certification are: Kappad (Kerala), Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
    The certification is awarded by the Denmark-based non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education.
  13. Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launched the Earthshot Prize, offering how much amount in funding for solutions to the environmental and climate crises?
    A) £80m
    B) £50m
    C) £70m
    D) £40m
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launched the Earthshot Prize, which offers £50m (US$65m) in funding for solutions to the environmental and climate crises.
    The aim of the prize, which was launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation, is to provide an incentive to find solutions to repair the planet over the next decade.
  14. Professor Paul R Milgrom and Professor Robert B Wilson were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics for which of the following?
    A) for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis
    B) for contributions to behavioural economics
    C) for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
    D) for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics, also called the Memorial Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economics, has been awarded to a pair of Stanford professors – Professor Paul R Milgrom and Professor Robert B Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
  15. Which institute’s startup Nanosafe Solutions has developed a range of antimicrobial mixing traditional science with nanotechnology called “AqCure”, which is based on the inherent antimicrobial properties of copper?
    A) IIT madras
    B) IIR Ropar
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IIT Delhi-incubated startup Nanosafe Solutions has developed a range of antimicrobial mixing traditional science with nanotechnology i.e. antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal water storage containers and launched it as “AqCure”, which is based on the inherent antimicrobial properties of copper.
  16. Which country unveiled what analysts believe to be one of the world’s largest ballistic missiles at a military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary?
    A) North Korea
    B) Norway
    C) Russia
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    North Korea unveiled what analysts believe to be one of the world’s largest ballistic missiles at a military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary in Pyongyang.
  17. Who has written the book titled “The Khalistan Conspiracy”?
    A) DCB Rewari
    B) BNK Sethi
    C) GBS Sidhu
    D) BVD Juneja
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A former intelligence officer with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), GBS Sidhu has written the book titled “The Khalistan Conspiracy”.
  18. Sarat Kumar Kar who passed away belonged to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Director
    C) Author
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former speaker of Odisha Assembly and renowned writer Sarat Kumar Kar, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 81.
  19. Savithri Vaithi who passed away was a?
    A) Writer
    B) Dancer
    C) Philanthropist
    D) Economist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned philanthropist and social worker Savithri Vaithi succumbed to a cardiac arrest in Chennai . He was 92.
  20. C.M. Chang who passed away in October 2020 was the Minister for Environment of which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Sikkim
    C) Mizoram
    D) Manipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Nagaland Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Justice and Law C.M. Chang passed away at Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima.
  21. Carlton Chapman who passed away was related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Chess
    C) Tennis
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former India football captain Carlton Chapman, who had formed a deadly trio in club football with Bhaichung Bhutia and IM Vijayan in the 1990s passed away. He was 49.
  22. B. Vijaya Reddy who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Filmmaker
    D) Writer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran film-maker B. Vijaya Reddy, better known as Vijay in the Kannada film industry, passed away in Chennai. He was 84.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Foundation for Environmental Education situated?
    A) Copenhagen, Denmark
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) Helsinki, Finland
    D) Oslo, Norway
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

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