Current Affairs Quiz: October 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 October 2020 Quiz

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    1. Which scheme was launched by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar which has been formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)?
      A)Ayushmaan Sahakar
      B)Ayushmaan Bharat
      C)Atmanirbhar Bharat
      D)Ayushmaan India
      E)Ayushmaan Vimarsh
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched AYUSHMAAN SHAKAR scheme which has been formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).

    2. Recently UP governor Anandiben Patel launched “Safe City Project’ campaign in which city?
      A)Kanpur
      B)Lucknow
      C)Gorakhpur
      D)Kashi
      E)Mathura
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiven Patel launched “Safe City Project’ ,a 180 day long campaign under which the police and other departments will work towards safety of women in lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

    3. In which state,Kati bihu festival was celebrated?
      A)Arunachal Pradesh
      B)Meghalaya
      C)Mizoram
      D)Assam
      E)Maharastra
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      Locals in Bongaigaon celebrated the Kati Bihu festival in Assam. Kati Bihu is celebrated on the first day of ‘Kati’ month in Assamese calendar.

    4. Recently,NITI Aayog established a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center with help of which company?
      A)Flipkart
      B)Amazon
      C)Snapdeal
      D)Google
      E)Facebook
      View Answer
      Option B
      Explanation:
      The National Institution for Transforming India said that it had established a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center with Amazon Web Services to help address societal challenges through digital innovation.

    5. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of India’s first ever multi modal logistic park in which state recently?
      A)Karnataka
      B)Uttar Pradesh
      C)Maharashtra
      D)Assam
      E)BIhar
      View Answer
      Option D
      Explanation:
      The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of India’s first ever multi modal logistic park in Assam.
    6. Which country will join India,USA and Japan in the Malabar exercise?
      A)North Korea
      B)South Korea
      C)Thailand
      D)Australia
      E)Phliipiness
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      Option D
      Explanation:
      he Malabar drill is a milestone opportunity for the Australian Defence Force. The exercise showcases the deep trust between four major Indo-Pacific democracies and their shared will to work together on common security interests.

    7. Which country hosted the 7th meeting of Ministers of Justice of SCO?
      A)Thailand
      B)South Korea
      C)China
      D)USA
      E)India
      View Answer
      Option E
      Explanation:
      The 7th meeting of Ministers of Law and Justice of the SCO Member states was virtually hosted by Indian Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology,Ravi Shankar Prasad.

    8. Which country became the first country in the world to use facial recognition to pay taxes?
      A)Singapore
      B)Thailand
      C)Mexico
      D)China
      E)USA
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      In Singapore, online government services can now be accessed by facial recognition ,the world’s first.

    9. According to the “cost of a plate of food” report released by UN’s World Food Programme,an Indian spends how much percent of his/her income for a plate of food?
      A)2.0%
      B)1.6%
      C)2.5%
      D)3.0%
      E)3.5%
      View Answer
      Option D
      Explanation:
      On an average an Indian spends 3.5% of his/her daily income for a plate of food as compared to 0.6% to a new Yorker,according to the “cost of a plate of food” report released by UN’s World Food Programme.

    10. Which company has launched a new Unit Linked insurance plan (Ulip) titled “Invest 4G”?
      A)Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
      B)ICICI Lombard Insurance
      C)LIC
      D)NIACL
      E)AICL
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has launched a new Unit Linked insurance plan (Ulip) titled “Invest 4G”.

    11. How much amount of loan was sanctioned by Asian Development Bank to Government Of India to upgrade 450 kilometres of state highways and major district roads in Maharashtra?
      A)180 million
      B)190 million
      C)177 million
      D)195 million
      E)200 million
      View Answer
      Option C
      Explanation:
      Asian Development Bank and Governemnt of India signed a 177 million dollar loan to upgrade 450 kilometres of state highways and major district roads in Maharashtra.

    12. Recently, IIT-Madras incubated dairy-tech startup and World Economic Forum’s technology pioneer,Stellapps, launched announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, fully automated direct payment platform “mooPay” for dailry farmers in which state?
      A)Delhi
      B)Rajasthan
      C)Maharashtra
      D)Uttar Pradesh
      E)Bihar
      View Answer
      Option B
      Explanation:
      The IIT-Madras incubated dairy-tech startup and World Economic Forum’s technology pioneer,Stellapps, launched announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, fully automated direct payment platform “mooPay” for dailry farmers in Rajasthan.
    13. From which day,FSSAI Food Safety Compliance System will become operational in the entire country?
      A)Nov 1,2020
      B)Nov 30,2020
      C)Dec 1,2020
      D)1 Jan,2021
      E)1 April,2021
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      Food regulator FSSAI said its Food Safety Compliance System will become operational in the entire country from Nov 1,2020.

    14. Which country got the first Solar awards incepted by International Solar Allinace in Asia Pacific Region?
      A)India
      B)Japan
      C)Thailand
      D)China
      E)Russia
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      Option B
      Explanation:
      For the first time since the inception of the framework agreement of ISA, Solar Awards were conferred on countries of the region as well as institutions working for solar.

    15. Recently which famous Bengali elocutionist passed away ?
      A)Pratyush Chaterjee
      B)Simran Kaur
      C)Taraknath Banerjee
      D)Pradip Ghosh
      E)Somnath Chatterjee
      View Answer
      Option D
      Explanation:
      Noted Bengali elocutionist Pradip Ghosh passed away at his Jodhpur Park residence. He was 78.

    16. Which day is observed as World Trauma Day 2020?
      A)Oct 21
      B)Oct 16
      C)Oct 17
      D)Oct 18
      E)Oct 20
      View Answer
      Option C
      Explanation:
      Every year 17th October is celebrated as World Trauma Day.

    17. What is the theme of this year’s World Osteoporosis Day 2020?
      A)That’s Osteoporosis
      B)Osteoporosis-A day
      C)Treatment off Osteoporosis
      D)Raise Awareness about Osteoporosis
      E)Osteoporosis-A disease to prevent
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on Oct 20th, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

    18. What is the theme of this year’s World Statistics Day 2020?
      A) Connecting the world with data we can trust
      B)Better Data,Better Lives
      C)Data Saves the world
      D)Data-A way to communicate
      E)World with Data
      View Answer
      Option A
      Explanation:
      Every 5 years,Oct 20th is celebrated as World Statistics Day across the globe.The theme is “Connecting the world with data we can trust”.

    STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

    1. What is the capital of Australia?
      A)Melbourne
      B)Washinton
      C)Mexico
      D)Canberra
      E)Ottawa
      View Answer
      Option D

    2. Where is the HQ of FSSAI?
      A)New Delhi
      B)Mumbai
      C)Chennai
      D)Kolkata
      E)Lucknow
      View Answer
      Option A

    3. What is the currency of Singapore?
      A)Yen
      B)Shilling
      C)Krone
      D)Peso
      E)Dollar
      View Answer
      Option E

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