Current Affairs Quiz: October 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. By which year has the Government of India set its aim to make India Trans Fat free?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2021
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the aim of the government is to make India Trans Fat free by 2022, a year ahead of target set by World Health Organization.
  2. Where did the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the first blasting for construction related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the first blasting for construction related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia, that will provide all-year connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh.
  3. Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually launched the ‘KAPILA’ on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. What does L stand for in KAPILA?
    A) Listing
    B) Literacy
    C) Liability
    D) License
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually launched the ‘KAPILA’ (Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness) campaign on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
    It has also been decided to celebrate the week of October 15th to 23rd as ‘Intellectual Property Literacy Week’.
  4. Who has been appointed by the Supreme Court to monitor steps taken to prevent stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh amid rising levels of pollution in the national capital and adjoining regions?
    A) Arun Kumar Mishra
    B) Ranjan Gogoi
    C) Madan B Lokur
    D) Jasti Chelameswar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Supreme Court appointed former justice Madan B Lokur to monitor steps taken to prevent stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh amid rising levels of pollution in the national capital and adjoining regions.
  5. Which state/UT government launched ‘My Town My Pride’ programme, to deliver services at doorsteps to the urban population?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha announced the ‘My Town My Pride’ programme, starting from October 19, as a part of the public outreach initiative “in J&K’s towns to deliver services at doorsteps to the urban population”.
  6. To which country did India hand over INS Sindhuvir, a Kilo class submarine, which will be the first submarine of the former country?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India will hand over INS Sindhuvir, a Kilo class submarine to the Myanmar Navy, the Ministry of External Affairs announced.
    INS Sindhuvir will be the first submarine of the Southeast Asian country and the move is in line with the overall Indian vision that aspires to guarantee security for all maritime partners.
  7. Which country has been designated as the Vice-Chair of Good Laboratory Practice, GLP Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Malaysia
    C) India
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been designated the Vice-Chair of Good Laboratory Practice, GLP Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), recognising the contribution of the Indian GLP programme.
  8. Which bank signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for payment of subsidy to street vendors under the Centre’s SVANidhi Scheme?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Vijaya Bank
    D) Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Public sector Indian Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for payment of subsidy to street vendors under the Centre’s SVANidhi Scheme.
  9. Which small finance bank (SFB) has partnered with Ashoknagar Co-operative Bank Limited under the bank sponsorship programme, thereby becoming the first SFB to go live under the sponsorship programme?
    A) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    B) A U Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) Jana Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jana Small Finance Bank, a Bengaluru-based small finance bank (SFB), has partnered with Ashoknagar Co-operative Bank Limited under the bank sponsorship programme.
    With this, Jana Bank has become the first SFB to go live under the sponsorship programme.
  10. Which company has launched car and bike insurance products on its platform in association with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance?
    A) PhonePe
    B) Paytm
    C) Amazon India
    D) BharatPe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Flipkart-owned PhonePe launched car and bike insurance products on its platform in association with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.
  11. ‘Saral Jeevan Bima’, a standard term insurance policy, launched by the IRDAI can be purchased by the people in the age group of 18 to how many years?
    A) 75 years
    B) 65 years
    C) 70 years
    D) 60 years
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Regulator IRDAI asked life insurance companies to launch a standard term insurance policy ‘Saral Jeevan Bima’ by January 1, 2021 to help customers take informed decisions.
    The Saral Jeevan Bima will be a pure term life insurance product that can be purchased by people in the age group of 18 to 65 years and will have a policy term of 4 to 40 years.
    The sum assured for the term life insurance policy will range from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh (in multiples of Rs 50,000).
  12. How much will the central government borrow under the special window to meet the shortfall of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation?
    A) Rs 1.1 lakh crore
    B) Rs 1.3 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1.8 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.5 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The central government will borrow ₹1.1 lakh crore under the special window to meet the shortfall of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation, the finance ministry informed.
  13. Vishal V Sharma has been appointed as the next permanent representative of India to which organization?
    A) Food and Agriculture Organization
    B) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    C) United Nations Children’s Fund
    D) United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Vishal V Sharma has been appointed as the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Sharma has succeeded Jawed Ashraf.
  14. Which sports federation appointed Michael Irani as its interim president in October 2020?
    A) International Judo Federation
    B) International Weightlifting Federation
    C) Badminton World Federation
    D) International Table Tennis Federation
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Weightlifting Federation announced the appointment of Michael Irani as its interim president.
  15. Which of the following emerged as Top Stand-Alone University in India for filling highest number of patents in a year as per Intellectual Property India annual report?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
    B) Chandigarh University
    C) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    D) Tata Consultancy Services
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chandigarh University Gharuan has emerged as Top Stand-Alone University in India for filling highest number of patents in a year.
    As per the Intellectual Property India annual report released by Government of India, Chandigarh University Gharuan has emerged as the leading stand-alone institution to file highest number of patents which is followed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with 239 patent applications, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with 202 applications and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) with 173 applications.
  16. Which country carried out test flights of an unmanned aerial vehicle SeaGuardian in a bid to learn whether it can carry out key duties, including search, recuse and maritime surveillance?
    A) Italy
    B) Denmark
    C) Netherlands
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Amid tensions between Beijing and Tokyo, Japan began test flights of an unmanned aerial vehicle SeaGuardian in a bid to learn whether it can carry out key duties, including search, recuse and maritime surveillance.
  17. Writer Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri who passed away was conferred Jnanpith Award in which language?
    A) Assamese
    B) Bengali
    C) Malayalam
    D) Tamil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mahakavi’ Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, who brought last year’s covetous Jnanpith Award to Malayalam literature, passed away.
  18. Legendary singer Kaumudi Munshi, who passed away was known as the Nightingale of which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Legendary singer Kaumudi Munshi, known as the ‘Nightingale of Gujarat’ passed away due to COVID-19. She was 91.
  19. Kapil Deo Kamat who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Politician
    C) Writer
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bihar’s Panchayati Raj minister Kapil Deo Kamat succumbed to Covid-19 at AIIMS, Patna. He was 70.
  20. Who is the author of the book titled “Mr Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon”?
    A) Pradeep Goorha
    B) Suneet Guha
    C) Brijesh Gupta
    D) Chandandeep Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pradeep Goorha, is all set for the release of his second book “Mr Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon”.
  21. Who is the author of the book titled “The Battle of Belonging”?
    A) Subramanian Swamy
    B) Kapil Sibal
    C) Shashi Tharoor
    D) Sachin Pilot
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said his “magnum opus” book on the theory, evolution and practice of nationalism will be out November 2020.
    The book titled “The Battle of Belonging” is published by Aleph Book Company.
  22. When is National Women Farmers’ Day (Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas) celebrated?
    A) October 18
    B) October 14
    C) October 16
    D) October 15
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Women Farmers’ Day (Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas) is observed every year on 15th October.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of PhonePe situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of International Weightlifting Federation situated?
    A) Brussels, Belgium
    B) Budapest, Hungary
    C) Lausanne, Switzerland
    D) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B

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