Current Affairs Quiz: October 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of ₹75 denomination to mark the long-standing relation of India with which organization?
    A) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    B) Food and Agriculture Organisation
    C) International Fund for Agricultural Development
    D) World Wide Fund for Nature
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of ₹75 denomination to mark the long-standing relation of India with Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO).
    The coin was released on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
  2. In which state will the world’s biggest Zinc Smelter project be set up?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Gujarat government has announced the setting up of the world’s biggest Zinc Smelter project in Dosawada in Tapi district.
    The project with the investment of Rs.10 thousand crore will also have a State-of-the-art Research and Development Centre.
  3. Which state has become the first state in the country to provide quality drinking water in urban areas there by launching ‘Sujal-Drink from Tap Mission’?
    A) Goa
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Kerala
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government, launched the ‘Sujal-Drink from Tap Mission’ in the state’s capital, Bhubaneswar and Masani Chandi in Puri to provide quality drinking water which would be suitable for consumption from the tap.
    With this initiative, Odisha has become “the first state in the country to provide quality drinking water, fit for direct consumption, in urban areas.”
  4. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has appointed whom as the chairman of the committee for preparing the Professional Engineers Bill?
    A) M.S. Ananth
    B) D.K. Misra
    C) L.G. Doval
    D) B.N. Khare
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has informed that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has constituted a committee for preparing the Professional Engineers Bill.
    The committee will function under the chairmanship of M.S. Ananth, former director, IIT Mardas.
  5. Under whose chairmanship has the government constituted a panel to streamline the spectrum allocation process and examine the possibility of drawing up an annual calendar for auction of airwaves?
    A) Nripendra Misra
    B) Rajiv Gauba
    C) Rajiv Mehrishi
    D) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has constituted a panel of secretaries under cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to streamline the spectrum allocation process and examine the possibility of drawing up an annual calendar for auction of airwaves that will give telcos a clear road map of the quantum as well as the frequency of spectrum on offer for commercial use.
  6. Which state/UT has launched ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign, a new anti-pollution campaign under which people will be encouraged to switch engines of their vehicles off while waiting at traffic signals?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a new anti-pollution campaign under which people will be encouraged to switch engines of their vehicles off while waiting at traffic signals.
    The ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign will aim to bring a behavioural change in that regard. It will help reduce air pollution.
  7. As per the Arton Capital’s Global Passport Index, what is the rank of India in terms of the strongest passports in the world?
    A) 53
    B) 65
    C) 77
    D) 58
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    New Zealand has knocked off Japan for the strongest passport in the world according to the latest Global Passport Index compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
    The US passport ranked 21 and India 58.
  8. IKEA has partnered with which bank along with Mastercard to launch IKEA Family Credit Card?
    A) Citibank
    B) Standard Chartered Bank
    C) HSBC Bank
    D) DBS Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Citibank India (Citi) and Mastercard jointly announced the launch of “IKEA Family Credit Card by Citi” to make shopping at the Swedish furnishing company more affordable, convenient and rewarding.
  9. ‘Salary Card’, a zero-touch digital card by Early Salary is powered by which of the following?
    A) Mastercard
    B) Visa
    C) RuPay
    D) Maestro Card
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    EarlySalary, India’s largest consumer lending platform, announced the launch of ‘Salary Card’ a zero-touch digital card that provides instant access for salaried professionals, enabling them to make instant purchases across thousands of merchants across India.
    Powered by RuPay, the Salary Card comes with a unique feature that allows consumers the flexibility of setting up a dynamic credit limit to suit that shopping, medical, travel, entertainment and other needs.
  10. Under which section of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019, the Centre notified the directorate general of shipping as the National authority for recycling of ships?
    A) 7
    B) 3
    C) 4
    D) 5
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre notified the directorate general of shipping as the National authority for recycling of ships, as it moves closer to aligning India with an international convention for safe recycling of ships.
    The notification was issued under the section 3 of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019.
  11. Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigne das the President of which country?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Azerbaijan
    C) Turkmenistan
    D) Kyrgyzstan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The president of the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned after 10 days of unrest sparked by disputed parliamentary elections.
  12. Constantina Dita, named as an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships to be held in Gdynia, hails from which country?
    A) Romania
    B) Ireland
    C) Norway
    D) Kyrgyzstan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Romania’s 2008 Olympic champion Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships to be held in Gdynia.
  13. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has extended the tenure of Gurdeep Singh as the chairman and managing director of which company?
    A) Coal India
    B) Power Grid Corporation of India
    C) NTPC Ltd.
    D) Indian Oil Corporation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has extended the tenure of state run NTPC Ltd chairman and managing director, Gurdeep Singh till 31 July 2025.
  14. Governor of the Central Bank of which country won the 2020 Governor of the year at the Central bank of the year award?
    A) Ghana
    B) UK
    C) UAE
    D) Bahrain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Republic of Ghana’s central bank Bank of Ghana has won the 2020 Central bank of the year award.
    Apart from this, Economist Mark Joseph Carney, Governor of the central bank of the United Kingdom Bank of England, has won the 2020 Governor of the year at the Central bank of the year award .
  15. 3 students from which Indian state developed a nano satellite which has been chosen as an indigenous experimental satellite by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen an indigenous experimental satellite developed by three students from Tamil Nadu for launch in suborbital space.
    The three students are mentored and guided by Chennai-based Space Kids India.They hail from pockets in Tamil Nadu – M Adnaan of Thanthonrimalai, M Kesavan of Nagampalli village near Malaikovilur and V Arun of Thennilai.
  16. Kishore Bhimani who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Businessman
    B) Politician
    C) Mathematician
    D) Writer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran sports journalist, writer and commentator Kishore Bhimani passed away after contacting COVID-19. He was 80.
  17. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, who passed away won the Oscar Award for which film?
    A) Kaajal
    B) Waqt
    C) Gandhi
    D) Pyaasa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, died at her home after prolonged illness. Bhanu Athaiya won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in the 1982 film Gandhi.
  18. Rajan who passed away in October 2020, was related which of the following professions?
    A) Composer
    B) Director
    C) Actor
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Music composer Rajan of the famous Rajan-Nagendra duo, passed away at his residence in Bengaluru. He was 85.
  19. What is the theme of World Food Day 2020?
    A) Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future
    B) Our Actions Are Our Future. Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World
    C) Zero Hunger
    D) Change the future of migration
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) marked October 16 of every year as World Food Day.
    In light of the current pandemic this year, the day will be celebrated with the theme – “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
  20. When is International E-Waste Day 2020 celebrated?
    A) October 15
    B) October 12
    C) October 13
    D) October 14
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International E-Waste Day observed every year on October 14 since 2018. The WEEE Forum members have decided to focus the celebration on International E-Waste Day 2020 on the theme of education.
  21. What is the theme of Global Handwashing Day 2020?
    A) Make handwashing a habit
    B) Clean hands – A recipe for health
    C) Clean Hands for All
    D) Hand Hygiene for All
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Global Handwashing Day occurs on 15 October of each year to highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the world.
    This year’s theme is “Hand Hygiene for All”.

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