Current Affairs Quiz: October 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state topped the Anemia Mukt Bharat Index?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Haryana State has the best Anemia Mukt Bharat Index among 29 states in the country. Haryana was ranked at the top slot with an AMB Index of 46.7.
  2. Who has invited the British Government and the private sector for exploiting huge business potential in North Eastern Region during the virtual meeting with officials of British High Commission?
    A) Smriti Irani
    B) Jitendra Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Dr Jitendra Singh has invited the British Government and the private sector for exploiting huge business potential in North Eastern Region during the virtual meeting with officials of British High Commission.
  3. In which state,first water taxi service was launched in backwaters of Alappuzba?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerala
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kerala’s first water taxi service launched in the backwaters of Alappuzha. The water taxi is set to ferry passengers.
  4. Which state has decided to open up women held desk in every police station of state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Bihar
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major decision related to women security in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has ordered to establish women help desks in each and every police station of state.
  5. According to Sydney based Lowy Institute Asia a Power Index 2020,what is the rank of India in the Asia Pacific Region?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C) 6th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has become the fourth most powerful country in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index for 2020, which ranks 26 nations and territories.
  6. As per report by OECD,what is rank of India in terms of total inflow of new migrants to OECD countries during 2018?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India ranked second in terms of the “total” inflow of new migrants to OECD countries during the year 2018 as well as in the number of Indians obtaining citizenship of these countries, a report by OECD revealed.
  7. Which country’s embassy to have Water Attacchhe in India from January 2021?
    A)Israel
    B) Iraq
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Israel Embassy will have a separate ‘Water Attache’ from January 2021 to help share their country’s best practices and technologies for advancements in India’s water management and agriculture sectors.
  8. Which bank launched recently launched banking services on WhatsApp for seamless banking experience?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Sbi
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) UCO Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IDBI Bank introduced the banking services on WhatsApp for its customers. This launch is a part of sustained initiatives the Bank has taken to enable the customers to access banking services remotely at their convenience.
  9. Which e commerce company will partner with various banks to launch co branded credit cards?
    A) Paytm
    B) Flipkart
    C) Mobikwik
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Digital financial services platform Paytm said it would be partnering with various card issuers to introduce co-branded credit cards, with an aim to issue two million such cards in the next 12-18 months.
  10. How much amount was approved by World Bank in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute Covid vaccines?
    A) $15 billion
    B) $13 billion
    C) $10 billion
    D) $12 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination of up to one billion people.
  11. Which state government signed a MoU with Flipkart to provide platform for local artisans,craftsmen ,weavers to reach customers worldwide?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The JK Government signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with online store Flipkart to provide a platform for local artisans, craftsmen, weavers to reach customers across the globe.
  12. Which company surpassed Accenture to become most valuable IT services firms globally?
    A) TCS
    B) Wipro
    C) Infosys
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tata group flagship firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the most-valuable information technology (IT) company globally, surpassing rival Accenture for the first time.
  13. Which state government signed MoU with BSE and GlobalLinker to help MSMEs in raising equity funds?
    A) Telangana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government along with GlobalLinker, has signed an MoU with the Bombay Stock Exchange to help MSMEs raise equity funds.
  14. Which organisation has constituted a body named Market Data Advisroy Committee to recommend appropriate policy for access to securities markets?
    A) SEBI
    B) RBI
    C) IRDA
    D) NITI AAYOG
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SEBI has constituted a Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC), a Standing Committee – to recommend appropriate policy for access to securities market data, identify segment wise data perimeters, data needs and gaps, recommend data privacy and data access regulations applicable to market data.
  15. BondEvalue is targeting to launch a blockchain platform in India.It is a bond exchange platform based in which country?
    A) USA
    B) Thailand
    C) Singapore
    D) Mexico
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Singapore-based bond exchange, BondEvalue, developed by India-origin entrepreneurs, is targeting to launch a blockchain-platform in the New Year to facilitate investment in bondsby individuals and common man.
  16. Who won the St Petersburg Open Tennis Tournament?
    A) Alex Riley
    B) Roger Federer
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Andrey Rublev
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andrey Rublev joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win four tour singles titles in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as he beat Borna Coric 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final of the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament.
  17. Which state government will sponsor national Rugby a Team for next 3 years?
    A) Odisha
    B) Assam
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Odisha Government will pay the Indian Rugby Football Union (also known as Rugby India) ₹3 crore as sponsor of National teams over three years.
  18. Which country successfully test-fired the Stand-off-Anti-tank (SANT) missile?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Pakistan
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian successfully test-fired the Stand-off-Anti-tank (SANT) missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast.
  19. Which state government launched “Mo Bidyut” application for electricity consumers?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched an electricity consumer service portal Mo Bidyut and its mobile app to provide efficient, time-bound and transparent online service to the people of the State.
  20. Which telecom company has been chosen by NASA to built first ever cellular network on moon?
    A) Nokia Oyj
    B) Vodafone
    C) Spice
    D) Airtel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nokia Oyj has been chosen by NASA to build the first ever cellular network on the moon.
  21. Recently which portal was launched by Ministry of Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Under PM Awas Yojana?
    A) ARHC
    B) ABHAY
    C) AVNI
    D) SNEH
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Affordable Rental Housing Complex(ARHC) Portal(arhc.mohua.gov.in) under PM Awas Yojana via a webinar.
  22. Recently Zarina Roshan Khan passed away,She was related to which field?
    A) Actress
    B) Singer
    C) Writer
    D) Philosophy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Zarina Roshan Khan, who played the role of Indu Daasi/Suri in Zee TV’s daily soap Kumkum Bhagya, has passed away due to a cardiac arrest. She was 54.
  23. “Portraits of Power-Half a century of being at Ringside” is the autobiography of whom?
    A) NK Singh
    B) Sucheta Singh
    C) Avnish Chaturvedi
    D) Dinesh Raikwar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Portraits of Power : Half a Century of Being at Ringside” is an autobiography of Veteran Economist and bureaucrat N K Singh has been released recently, traces the Origin and growth of the PMO.
  24. What is the theme of this year’s International Chef Day 2020?
    A) Healthy Food for the future
    B) Healthy Food for growing up
    C) Healthy life
    D) Health and diet for life
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Chef’s day is celebrated on October 20 every year to honour the profession and educate people about healthy food.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of OECD?
    A) Paris
    B) Rome
    C) Geneva
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Israel?
    A) Shekel
    B) Dinar
    C) Peso
    D) Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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