Current Affairs Quiz: October 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which city became the first city in the country to have longest BRTS corridor in country?
    A) Surat
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani virtually unveiled projects worth Rs 201.6 crore of Surat Manpa and Suda, including the expansion of BRTS Corridor. With this, Surat became the city with the longest BRTS corridor in the country.
  2. As per recent data,which state became the top tourist destination for Indians?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh, which is one of the historically rich places, has become the topmost visited state across the country, announced the Tourism Department of the Yogi Adityanath-led government.
  3. Airports Authority of India (AAI) have planned to develop at least 100 airports, waterdromes and heliports by which year?
    A) 2025
    B) 2030
    C) 2024
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop at least 100 airports, waterdromes and heliports by 2024 under the regional air connectivity scheme.
  4. Which Bank partenered with IIT Madras to set up incubation cell for startup’s?
    A) PNB
    B) SBI
    C) Indian Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-owned Indian Bank in collaboration with IIT-Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) launched an initiative for funding start-ups.
  5. Which bank joined hands with Zenpay Solutions and YAP to drive financial inclusion to issue salary cards?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) ICICI BANK
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Zenpay Solutions y announced its partnership with RBL bank and YAP to drive financial inclusion to issue salary cards to its customers across India.
  6. Who will head the panel constituted by IRDAI to examine need for Standard Cyber Insurance Product?
    A) P Umesh
    B) SN Jaishankar
    C) Dinesh Singh
    D) Urmila Dutt Pandey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI) has set up a panel to explore possibility of a basic standard product structure to provide insurance cover for individuals and establishments to manage their cyber risks.
  7. How much loan was provided by Asian Development Bank for power supply project in rural Maharashtra?
    A) $346 million
    B) $500 million
    C) $255 million
    D) $368 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a USD 346 million loan pact to help provide efficient and reliable power supply to rural agriculture customers in Maharashtra.
  8. As per UNCTAD,by how much percent is global trade likely to fall in 2020.?
    A) 7-9%
    B) 6-8%
    C) 9-11%
    D) 5 -7%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    UNCTADThe United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has said that the value of global trade is set to fall by seven to nine per cent in 2020 from the previous year.
  9. Who was appointed as new CFO of Tata Communication?
    A) Pratibha S Kumari
    B) Kabir Ahmed Sakir
    C) Mukesh Jain
    D) Animesh Singh Dixit
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tata Communications was announced appointment of Kabir Ahmed Shakir as Chief Financial Officer with effect from October 21.
  10. Who has been awarded CEO of the Year and Visionary Leadership Award in the virtual edition of National Awards for Excellence in PSU for Investment in Start-UPS?
    A) Pravir Krishna
    B) Simona Rai
    C) Taraknath Banerjee
    D) Vikas Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Managing Director of TRIFED Pravir Krishna (IAS) has been awarded CEO of the Year and Visionary Leadership Award in the virtual edition of National Awards for Excellence in PSU for Investment in Start-UPS.
  11. Who has been named an ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020’ by a non-profit NGO for her “incredible” scientific contributions to diagnosing and treating breast cancer?
    A) Neha Porwal
    B) RK Srinivasan
    C) Mahesh Jain
    D) Jajini Varghese
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dr Jajini Varghese, a UK-based Indian-origin plastic surgeon, has been named an ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020’ by a non-profit NGO for her “incredible” scientific contributions to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.
  12. Recently which anti submarine was commissioned into Indian Navy in Vishakapatnam?
    A) Kavaratti
    B) Agni
    C) Abhay
    D) Vidyut
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane commissioned the Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette INS Kavaratti into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
  13. Who launched CuRED, a website that gives comprehensive info about the numerous COVID-19 clinical trials that the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is engaged in partnership with industry, other government departments and ministries?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Harsh Vardhan
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Piyush Goyal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Health and Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched CuRED, a website that gives comprehensive info about the numerous COVID-19 clinical trials that the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is engaged in partnership with industry, other government departments and ministries.
  14. Recently which Institute “COVIRAP” got ICMR certificate?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) iit kanpur
    D) IISC Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has validated the efficacy of ‘COVIRAP‘, a diagnostic machine developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers to detect coronavirus.
  15. As per State of Global Air 2020 (SOGA 2020) report which was released by US-based Health Effects Institute and Global Burden of Disease (GBD),which country recorded highest air pollution exposure in 2019?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Pakistan
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India recorded the highest annual average PM 2.5 concentration exposure in the world last year, according to the State of Global Air 2020 (SOGA 2020) report which was released by US-based Health Effects Institute and Global Burden of Disease (GBD).
  16. Recently Nayini Narasimha a Reddy passed away.She was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Politics
    C) Author
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior TRS leader and Former Telangana home minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy passed away at the age of 76, at a private hospital in Hyderabad.
  17. Recently Indian Air Force first women commissioned officer passed away,Name her?
    A) Saroj Pandey
    B) Arunima Chaturvedi
    C) Shivangi Rai
    D) Vijaylakshmi Ramanan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Wing Commander (Retd) Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, the first woman commissioned officer of the Indian Air Force, has died at the age of 96.
  18. When is Police Commemoration Day observed?
    A) October 21
    B) October 22
    C) October 20
    D) October 23
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21 every year to remember and honour the brave policemen who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.
  19. What is the theme of this year’s International Stuttering Awareness day 2020?
    A) A world that bounces back
    B) speak and raise up
    C) Speak your mind
    D) Journey of Words-Resilience and Bouncing back
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Stuttering Awareness Day is observed annually on October 22 to raise public awareness of the millions of people who have a speech disorder of stuttering or stammering.This year’s theme is “Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”.
  20. When is World Iodine Deficiency Day observed?
    A) October 20
    B) October 23
    C) October 22
    D) October 21
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Iodine Deficiency Day, also known as Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day, is observed on 21 October every year

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Airport Authority of India?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Surat
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Bank?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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

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