Current Affairs Quiz: October 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of International Day of Rural Women 2020?
    A) The empowerment of rural women and girls in the wake of COVID-19
    B) Rural women and girls building resilience in the wake of COVID-19
    C) Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19
    D) Sustainable development of rural women in the wake of COVID-19
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Nations has dedicated October 15 as the International Day of Rural Women to recognise the services of women living in rural areas.
    The theme for International Day of Rural Women 2020 is “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19.”
  2. When is World Students’ Day celebrated?
    A) October 15
    B) October 13
    C) October 16
    D) October 14
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The birth anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam on October 15 is observed as World Students’ Day.
    This year marks the 89th birth anniversary of the former president and ‘Missile Man’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
    The theme for World Students’ Day 2020 is ‘learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’.
  3. Cricketer John Reid who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) South Africa
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    New Zealand’s oldest surviving Test cricketer and former captain John Reid has died at the age of 92.
  4. Who own the best actress award at the 50th Kerala film awards?
    A) Kalyani Natarajan
    B) Swasika
    C) Prayaga Martin
    D) Kani Kusurti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kani Kusurti bagged the award for the best actress, while Suraj Venjaramoodu adjudged the best actor at the 50th state film awards announced by Kerala Culture minister A K Balan.
    Fahad Fasil secured the best male actor award in a character role for a negative personality he played in the movie ‘Kumbalangi Nights’, while Swasika the best female actress in a character role for ‘Vasanthi’.
  5. Dhruv Bahl has been appointed as the chief operating officer (COO) of which of the following?
    A) BharatPe
    B) Paytm
    C) Freecharge
    D) PhonePe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Merchant payment network BharatPe has elevated Dhruv Bahl as its chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect.
  6. How much amount did India contribute to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in Near East?
    A) $ 5 million
    B) $ 1 million
    C) $ 3 million
    D) $ 2 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has contributed one million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in Near East.
  7. With India re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), which country has been elected as the Co-President for a term of two years?
    A) Italy
    B) UK
    C) France
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and France as the Co- President for a term of two years.
  8. Anti-terror exercise “Suraksha Kavach” was organized for Indian Army and which state’s Police by the Agnibaaz Division?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Goa
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Agnibaaz Division organized an anti-terror exercise “Suraksha Kavach” for both Indian Army and Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar Pune recently .
  9. How much amount has been allocated by the GOI to the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States -STARS project which is also supported by the World Bank with an amount of Rs 500 million dollar?
    A) Rs. 5,904 crore
    B) Rs. 5,448 crore
    C) Rs. 5,342 crore
    D) Rs. 5,718 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved World Bank supported Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States -STARS project.
    The total project cost is Rs. 5,718 crore with the financial support of World Bank amounting to 500 million US dollar.
  10. Which state has launched a campaign named ‘AAWAJ’ — Action Against Women-related crime and Awareness for Justice to spread awareness among woman about the crime against them and to educate them of their rights?
    A) Kerala
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Rajasthan police launched a campaign to spread awareness among woman about the crime against them and to educate them of their rights and ways to secure justice if they end up becoming its victims.
    Named ‘AAWAJ’ — Action Against Women-related crime and Awareness for Justice the campaign was launched by Civil Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the police and will run across the state to generate gender equality and curb crimes against women.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees situated?
    A) Damascus, Syria
    B) Amman, Jordan
    C) Beirut, Lebanon
    D) Cairo, Egypt
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of BharatPe situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gurgaon
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

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