Current Affairs Quiz: October 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. The Union Cabinet approved the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation till which year?
    A) 2022-23
    B) 2023-24
    C) 2024-25
    D) 2025-26
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation till 2025-26.
  2. Recently which plan was launched by PM Modi for multi-modal connectivity to economic zones in the country?
    A) GatiShakti
    B) VayuAks
    C) Shakti
    D) PramanShakti
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    a landmark event marking a milestone for the infrastructural landscape of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan’ for multi-modal connectivity to economic zones in the country.
  3. Recently ITCA launched 75 Students’ Satellites Consortium in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Pune
    C) Lucknow
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Technology Congress Association in Bengaluru focuses on building synergies between academia, industry and research organisations. It has initiated an ambitious programme to commemorate the 75 years of Indian Independence. It has launched 75 Students’ Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022.
  4. Which state government signed MoU with NASSCOM to provide industry suited skill training to students?
    A) Assam
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Karnataka State Higher Education Council has entered into an MoU with the National Association of Software and Service Companies, NASSCOM to provide industry-suited skill training to the youth.
  5. Which state government has banned government employees from participating in politics and elections?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Haryana has banned government employees from participating in politics and elections. A notification has been issued from the office of the chief secretary in this regard. A government spokesperson said, any violation of the order will invite immediate and strict disciplinary action.
  6. Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras to how much by March 2024?
    A) 11500
    B) 12000
    C) 11000
    D) 10000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras to ten thousand by March 2024. Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry said, the number of Janaushadhi stores has increased to eight thousand 366 and all the 736 districts have been covered.
  7. Which INS are participating in Multilateral Maritime Ex Malabar Phase II in Bay of Bengal.?
    A) Ranvijay
    B) Satpura
    C) Both A and B
    D) Agni
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    INS Ranvijay (D55) and INS Satpura (F48) are participating in Multilateral Maritime Ex Malabar Phase II in Bay of Bengal. The Exercise has the participation of nine ships including US Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Japanese Helicopter Carrier JS Kaga (DDH 184), USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), HMAS Sirius (O266), HMAS Ballarat FFH 155) and JS Marasame (DD 101).
  8. Which country launched world’s first automated, driverless train?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) China
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens unveiled the world’s first automated, driver-less train in the city of Hamburg, billing it as more punctual and energy efficient than traditional trains.
  9. Recently RBI has given a banking licence to which small finance bank which was established jointly by the Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe), to carry on a SFB business in India?
    A) Unicorn SFB
    B) Centrum SFB
    C) Suryoday SFB
    D) Unity SFB
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India granted a banking licence to Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd (USFBL), which was established jointly by the Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe), to carry on a SFB business in India.
  10. Which company has launched instant business loan on WhatsApp?
    A) IDBI Federal
    B) Unicorn Ltd
    C) Centrum Finance
    D) IIFL Finance
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    IIFL Finance has launched instant business loan on WhatsApp, whereby users of the latter will be able to avail loan up to ₹10 lakh with minimum documentation and get approval in five minutes.
  11. Recently Ezetap partnered with which bank to bring ‘My Vyappar’ for the retail segment?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) SBI
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ezetap, a digital payments leader, has joined hands with Axis Bank, who has been at the forefront of driving innovation in retail acquiring, to introduce the latest offering My Vyappar to retail businesses in India.
  12. Which company has launched new participating savings product – Life Unnati?
    A) Bharti AXA
    B) IDBI
    C) ICICI Prudential
    D) HDFC Ergo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, announced the launch of a new participating savings product – Bharti AXA Life Unnati.
  13. As per World Bank, Low-Income Country Debt Rises to Record how much amount in 2020?
    A) $970 billion
    B) $800 billion
    C) $700 billion
    D) $860 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank warned of a significant 12% rise in the debt burden of the world’s low-income countries to a record $860 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for urgent efforts to reduce debt levels.
  14. Recently IMF projected India as world fastest growing economy at what percent in 2021?
    A) 9.5%
    B) 9.0%
    C) 8.6%
    D) 8.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that India will continue to be the world’s fastest growing major economy, clocking a growth rate of 9.5 per cent in 2021.
  15. Which became the first company from India to join the H2Pipe Joint Industry Project on Hydrogen Pipelines?
    A) Welspun Corp
    B) Mphasis
    C) Socras Limited
    D) Wyans Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Welspun Corp becomes first from India to join the H2Pipe Joint Industry Project on Hydrogen Pipelines.
  16. Recently who has joined the Board of BharatPe, a fintech firm, as chairman?
    A) Mukesh Sharma
    B) LV Prabhakar
    C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
    D) Rajnish Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rajnish Kumar, former chief of State Bank of India, has joined the Board of BharatPe, a fintech firm, as chairman.
  17. Who has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Amit Khare
    B) Naresh Jain
    C) Mukesh Sharma
    D) Narendra Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former IAS officer Amit Khare has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  18. Who has been appointed as CEO of Energy Efficiency Services Limited?
    A) Arun Mishra
    B) Vaibhav Tripathi
    C) Narayan V
    D) Sumit Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of NTPC Ltd and Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd, has appointed Arun Kumar Mishra as chief executive officer (CEO) on deputation.
  19. Who bagged the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence?
    A) Randeep Guleria
    B) Surjit Kaur
    C) Adar Poonewalla
    D) Amit Phangal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence to the eminent pulmonologist and Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas.
  20. Recently Giriraj Singh launched which tool for integration of climate information in Geographic Information System, GIS-based watershed planning?
    A) WATERS
    B) CRISP
    C) NAVYA
    D) CRED
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh launched Climate Resilience Information System and Planning CRISP-M tool for integration of climate information in Geographic Information System, GIS-based watershed planning under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA along with Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth in the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Tariq Ahmad through a virtual event.
  21. Recently IFFCO chairman passed away,Name him?
    A) Balvinder Singh Nakai
    B) Simranjeet Kaur
    C) Ashish Updhyay
    D) Amit Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Fertiliser major IFFCO’s Chairman Balvinder Singh Nakai,passed away. He was 87.
  22. When is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed?
    A) October 13
    B) October 14
    C) October 15
    D) October 17
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is observed on October 13, every year. The day aims to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Axis Bank?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of BharatPe?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of IFFCO?
    A) Mumbai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of International Monetary Fund?
    A) Paris
    B) NewYork
    C) Geneva
    D) Washington
    View Answer
    Option D

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