Current Affairs Quiz: October 15, 2020

Current Affairs 15 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Standards Day 2020?
    A) Smart Health: Using Intelligent Systems
    B) Protecting the planet with standards
    C) Video Standards Create a Global Stage
    D) International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Standards Day is an international day celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.
    The theme of World Standards Day 2020 is “Protecting the planet with standards.”
  2. What is the theme of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020?
    A) Disaster Risk Governance
    B) Reduce disaster damage
    C) Disaster Risk Reduction
    D) Home Safe Home
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Calamity Control Day also known as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is a United Nations designated day observed on October 13 every year. The World Calamity Day dedicated to disaster risk reduction was started in 1989.
    The theme of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 is “Disaster risk governance”.
  3. Name the autobiography of late multiple term Lok Sabha MP Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Deh Vechara Kadani
    B) Deh Vechara Karani
    C) Deh Vechava Karani
    D) Dev Vechava Kadani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the autobiography of late multiple term Lok Sabha MP Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil.
    The autobiography is titled ‘Deh Vechava Karani’ or dedicating one’s life for a noble cause.
    The prime minister also renamed the Pravara Rural Education Society to ‘Loknete Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society.’
  4. Vinod Singh who passed away in October 2020 belonged to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Singer
    C) Painter
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bihar Minister for Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Vinod Singh passed away in Delhi.
  5. To what amount has the RBI raised banks’ maximum aggregate retail exposure limit to entities with turnover up to ₹50 crore?
    A) Rs 8.00 crore
    B) Rs 5.00 crore
    C) Rs 7.50 crore
    D) Rs 8.50 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a bid to increase credit flow to small businesses, the RBI raised banks’ maximum aggregate retail exposure limit to entities with turnover up to ₹50 crore to ₹7.5 crore, up from ₹5 crore.
    In another notification, the RBI said it has been decided to extend the dispensation of the enhanced Held to Maturity (HTM) limit of 22 per cent for SLR securities acquired between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, up to March 31, 2022.
  6. As per the International Monetary Fund, the iNdian Economy is projected to contract by how much percent in 2020?
    A) 11.5%
    B) 10.3%
    C) 9.7%
    D) 12.4%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said.
    However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 percent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China’s projected growth rate of 8.2 percent, the IMF said in its latest ”World Economic Outlook” report
  7. Axis Bank announced the launch of its ACE Credit Card in India in collaboration with Google Pay and which other company?
    A) VISA
    B) MasterCard
    C) Maestro Card
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank announced the launch of its ACE Credit Card in India in collaboration with Google Pay and Visa.
  8. Which state government has launched a mobile water testing laboratory van, fully equipped with a multi-parameter system containing analysers, sensor, probes and instruments meant for assessing water quality?
    A) Haryana
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Haryana government has launched a mobile water testing laboratory van, fully equipped with a multi-parameter system containing analysers, sensor, probes and instruments meant for assessing water quality, the Jal Shakti Ministry said.
  9. Loan agreement worth how much amount has been signed between India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance inclusive and sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in 14 secondary towns of the state of Rajasthan?
    A) $500 million
    B) $200 million
    C) $400 million
    D) $300 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 300 million US dollar loan to finance inclusive and sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in 14 secondary towns of the state of Rajasthan.
  10. Which team won the 17th NBA championship?
    A) Houston Rockets
    B) Miami Heat
    C) Los Angeles Lakers
    D) Toronto Raptors
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Los Angeles Lakers, fuelled by superstar LeBron James’ triple-double, dominated Miami Heat 106-93 to win its 17th NBA championship. It’s first in a decade pulled Lakers level with the Boston Celtics for the most number of crowns.
  11. Shobha Naidu who passed away recently was related with which profession?
    A) Dancer
    B) Singer
    C) Actress
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Well-known Kuchipudi classical dancer and Guru, Shobha Naidu passed away in Hyderabad. She was 64.
  12. Charlie Moore, the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, passed away in October 2020. He hailed from which country?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) Denmark
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    American Charlie Moore, the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, has died from pancreatic cancer. He was 91.
  13. When is National Philately Day celebrated?
    A) October 17
    B) October 14
    C) October 16
    D) October 13
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Philately Day is celebrated on October 14 throughout the country.The Philately is the study of postage stamps and postal history.
  14. Which institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for installing a state of the art super computer in the process of becoming part of the National Super Computing Mission of the Government of India?
    A) NIT, Jalandhar
    B) NIT, Kurukshetra
    C) NIT, Warangal
    D) NIT, Tiruchirappalli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for installing a state of the art super computer in the process of becoming part of the National Super Computing Mission of the Government of India.
  15. In which state did the Tribal Affairs Ministry along with IIT Kanpur and state’s MFP Federation launched an initiative called ‘Tech For Tribals’ to impart entrepreneurship and business skills to tribals in the state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Tribal Affairs Ministry launched an initiative that focuses on imparting entrepreneurship and business skills to tribals in Chhattisgarh.
    The initiative, Tech For Tribals, was launched in association with Chhattisgarh MFP Federation and IIT, Kanpur.
  16. How much amount did the Exim Bank extended to Maldives for undertaking Greater Male’s connectivity project in Maldives?
    A) USD 200 million
    B) USD 600 million
    C) USD 400 million
    D) USD 500 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has extended a USD 400 million (about Rs 2,932 crore) soft loan to Maldives through the Exim Bank for undertaking Greater Male’s connectivity project in Maldives.
  17. Which company partnered with the Government of India’s All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide online course modules to students across the country?
    A) Microsoft
    B) IBM
    C) Oracle
    D) Genpact
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Microsoft announced that it has partnered with the Government of India’s All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide online course modules to students across the country.
  18. Which company has partnered with Signzy, a RegTech startup based in India, for global rollout of Signzy’s video-based KYC (Know Your Customer) solution for its banking customers?
    A) VISA
    B) American Express
    C) Mastercard
    D) Maestro card
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mastercard, a global technology company in the payments industry, has partnered with Signzy, a RegTech startup based in India, for global rollout of Signzy’s video-based KYC (Know Your Customer) solution for its banking customers.
  19. Which company has been selected by the government to connect 5,000 village panchayats in border and Naxal-affected states as well as in island territories with satellite broadband under BharatNet project by March 2021?

    A) HCIL Comtel
    B) Hughes Communications
    C) Touch Net India Pvt. Ltd
    D) Nextra Broadband

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has selected Hughes Communications India to connect 5,000 village panchayats in border and Naxal-affected states as well as in island territories with satellite broadband under BharatNet project by March 2021.
  20. How much loan amount has been granted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Govt. of India to develop water supply and integrated stormwater and sewage management infrastructure and strengthen capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in the state of Madhya Pradesh?
    A) $270 million
    B) $160 million
    C) $380 million
    D) $450 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $270 million loan to develop water supply and integrated stormwater and sewage management infrastructure and strengthen capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  21. Which of the following launched its high impact TV campaign starring 11 Cricket stars?
    A) Cashfree
    B) Jio
    C) Paytm
    D) BharatPe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BharatPe has announced the launch of its high impact TV campaign starring ‘Team BharatPe’ with 11 Cricket stars.
    The TVC series has been directed by ace Bollywood director, Puneet Malhotra, and communicates the message ‘Hum Hai Team BharatPe – Jo Desh Ke Har Dukandaar Ke Saath Hai Khade’.
    This is the first time that a new age FinTech company has rolled out a TV campaign with 11 top cricket stars as its brand ambassadors. Team BharatPe includes Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Shubhman Gill.
  22. Where did the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the strategically important Nechiphu tunnel?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Nagaland
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Amid face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the strategically important Nechiphu tunnel at West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh via video conferencing.

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