Current Affairs Quiz: October 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. According to a study, India Needs how much GW Installed Solar Capacity to Become Net-zero Nation by 2070?
    A) 4579 GW
    B) 6789 GW
    C) 5567 GW
    D) 5630 GW
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India should increase its solar power capacity to 5630 gigawatt in order to become a net-zero emissions nation by 2070, according to a study. At present, India has 100 GW of installed renewable energy capacity, of which solar comprises 40 GW, the study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) said.
  2. Which state government will soon launch a scheme to release women prisoners who have been in jail for years and have not been able to pay their bail amounts and fulfill other legal requirements?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Kerala
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government will soon launch a scheme to release women prisoners who have been in jail for years and have not been able to pay their bail amounts and fulfill other legal requirements.
  3. Which state government launched its ‘Anganwadi on Wheels’ initiative aimed at fulfilling the nutritional and health needs of children?
    A) Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Haryana
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government launched its ‘Anganwadi on Wheels’ initiative aimed at fulfilling the nutritional and health needs of children.
  4. Which city become first city in India to use ropeway services for public transportation?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Varanasi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Varanasi, the PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency, will soon become the first Indian city to use ropeway services in public transportation. The world’s third and India’s first public transport ropeway is proposed to be constructed from Cantt Railway Station (Varanasi Junction) to Church Square (Godauliya) to ease the traffic congestion.
  5. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated how many new defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), created by incorporating the dissolved erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?
    A) 7
    B) 5
    C) 6
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation seven new defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), created by incorporating the dissolved erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
  6. “Yudh Abhyas “ is a exercise between India and which other country?
    A) USA
    B) France
    C) China
    D) UK
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 17th edition of the Indo-US joint training exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 21” commenced at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska.
  7. Which company tops Indian firms in Forbes world’s top 100 best employers list?
    A) SBI
    B) LIC
    C) Reliance
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is among the top four Indian companies to work for, according to World’s Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes. Mukesh Ambani-owned RIL was placed at the 52nd position in the overall ranking of 750 global corporates.
  8. Which organisation launched automated fuelling technology “UFill” for customers?
    A) IOCL
    B) BPCL
    C) DRDO
    D) BHEL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) – a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has announced the launch of “UFill” – a digital customer experience which delivers on BPCL’s promise of ensuring that their customers have complete control over Time, Technology and Transparency as part of their fuelling experience.
  9. Which country clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) SriLanka
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship for eighth time defeating Nepal 3-0 in Male.
  10. Recently ICC has partnered with which organisation to raise Awareness on Mental Health of Children?
    A) UNEP
    B) UNICEF
    C) UNESCO
    D) WHO
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The ICC has partnered with UNICEF to amplify awareness around mental health and well-being of children and adolescents throughout the men’s T20 World Cup.
  11. Recently Farukh Jaffar passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Sports
    B) Actor
    C) Politics
    D) author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Farrukh Jafar, known for her performance in films “Gulabo Sitabo” and “Sultan”, died at a hospital. She was 89.
  12. Recently Avi Barot passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Tennis
    D) Baseball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former India U-19 captain Avi Barot has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA).He was 29.
  13. When is World Food Day observed?
    A) October 16
    B) October 17
    C) October 19
    D) October 20
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Food Day is celebrated all over the world on October 16.
  14. What is the theme of this year’s International e-Waste Day 2021?
    A) Education and e waste
    B) Consumer is the key to circular economy
    C) Recycling waste
    D) Awareness about e waste
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International E-Waste Day (IEWD) is celebrated on 14 October every year since 2018, to promote the correct disposal of e-waste throughout the world with the aim to increase re-use, recovery and recycling rates.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Lucknow
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A) NewYork
    B) Washington
    C) Paris
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council?
    A) Paris
    B) Dubai
    C) Washington
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

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