Current Affairs Quiz: October 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched Shree Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store Yojna?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched Shree Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store Yojna through video conference. Under this scheme, he launched 84 shops in the state.
  2. Who will head the committee that has been setup by the government to prepare a comprehensive tax policy proposal covering all tobacco products?
    A) Priyank singh
    B) Vikas Sheel
    C) Vikas Singroul
    D) Amit Phangal
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has set up an expert group led by a senior official in the health ministry to prepare a comprehensive tax policy proposal covering all tobacco products from a public health perspective.
  3. Which state signed the Master Service Agreement for the implementation of BharatNet Project In all gram panchayat?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Ltd (TANFINET) signed the Master Service Agreement for the implementation of BharatNet Project in Tamil Nadu (two packages) with various system integrators.
  4. What is the rank of India on World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021?
    A) 81st
    B) 90th
    C) 79th
    D) 75th
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked at 79th spot among 139 countries in the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021, the world’s leading source for original and independent data on the rule of law.
  5. according to a new report released by climate tech startup Blue Sky Analytics,which country Occupies Top Spot Globally in Emissions Related to Crop Burning?
    A) Pakistan
    B) China
    C) SriLanka
    D) India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India is ranked at the top in emissions related to crop burning, accounting for 13 per cent of total global emissions for the 2015-2020 period, according to a new report released by climate tech startup Blue Sky Analytics, which is also part of global coalition “Climate TRACE”. Blue Sky Analytics, the Indian climate tech startup founded by an IIT alumnus, also pointed towards a 12.2-per cent contribution by India to cropland fire emissions in 2020.
  6. Recently Which organisation has awarded investment promotion agencies (IPA) from Costa Rica, the Netherlands and South Korea for supporting their respective governments to strengthen healthcare systems in the wake of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic?
    A) UNCTAD
    B) UNICEF
    C) IMF
    D) UN
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awardedinvestment promotion agencies (IPA) from Costa Rica, the Netherlands and South Korea for supporting their respective governments to strengthen healthcare systems in the wake of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
  7. Recently which country apart from Pakistan was added to list of FATF?
    A) Turkey
    B) Mali
    C) Jordan
    D) All of above
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its Grey List.
  8. Hwo much amount was sanctioned by NABARD for infrastructure projects in rural areas in Assam?
    A) ₹1200 cr
    B) ₹650 cr
    C) ₹700 cr
    D) ₹608 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    NABARD has sanctioned Rs 608 crore to government of India for different infrastructure projects in rural areas in Assam.
  9. which bank with Mastercard, USAID and DFC launched $100 million credit facility for MSMEs in India?
    A) HDFC bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank, Mastercard, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $100 million credit facility.
  10. Which company has partnered with non-banking financial company Muthoot Finance aims to power 15 million small and medium-sized enterprises with access to instant credit in the next few years?
    A) Cred
    B) Freecharge
    C) Mobikwik
    D) Rupifi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    SME lender and fintech Rupifi has partnered with non-banking financial company Muthoot Finance aims to power 15 million small and medium-sized enterprises with access to instant credit in the next few years.
  11. Receently Bharti AXA Life Insurance announced its bancassurance partnership with which bank for the distribution of life insurance products through the bank’s network of branches across the country?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Fino Payments bank
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) Utkarsh SFB
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharti AXA Life Insurance announced its bancassurance partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited (USFBL) for the distribution of life insurance products through the bank’s network of branches across the country.
  12. Which e commerce company has partnered with Rupifi to offer ‘Embedded Buy Now, Pay Later’ offering to MSMEs shopping?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Myntra
    D) Walmart
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The B2B marketplace of Flipkart Group, Flipkart Wholesale, has partnered with Rupifi to offer ‘Embedded Buy Now, Pay Later’ offering to MSMEs shopping on Flipkart Wholesale.
  13. Who bagged the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls in Bengaluru at 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships?
    A) Ridhima Veerendrakumar
    B) Apeksha Fernandes
    C) Dhinidhi Desinghu
    D) Shristi Danmela
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Karnataka swimmer Ridhima Veerendrakumar came up with yet another record-breaking performance at the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships as she bagged the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls, in Bengaluru.
  14. Who was appointed as new MD of India Ports Global Limited?
    A) Priyanka Sharma
    B) Shashwat Sharma
    C) Harjeet Joshi
    D) Alok Mishra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) has appointed Captain Alok Mishra as theManaging Director of India Ports Global Limited (IPGL).
  15. Who has won the Earth Guardian Award for its efforts in supporting the conservation of tigers and biodiversity?
    A) Panna Tiger Reserve
    B) Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation
    C) Kanha National Park
    D) Periyar Tiger Reserve Foundation
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation has won the Earth Guardian Award for its efforts in supporting the conservation of tigers and biodiversity.
  16. Who was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize 2021?
    A) Alexei Navalny
    B) Vladimir Putin
    C) Barack Obama
    D) Jin Bridistine
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Imprisoned Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize in a clear slap to President Vladimir Putin.
  17. Who has been conferred the prestigious Aryabhata Award by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India?
    A) G Satheesh Reddy
    B) K Sivan
    C) Aryan Khanna
    D) P Narayan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy has been conferred the prestigious Aryabhata Award by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India.
  18. Which PSU has bagged Gold Award in Environmental Sustainability category and Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine bagged Platinum Award in Environment Management category?
    A) NMDC
    B) BHEL
    C) NTPC
    D) BEML
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.(NMDC),Country’s largest iron ore producer, a CPSE under Ministry of Steel has bagged Gold Award in Environmental Sustainability category and Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine bagged Platinum Award in Environment Management category.
  19. Whivh application was launched by Haryana to provide people relief from long queues at civil hospitals?
    A) E Haryana
    B) Arogya Haryana
    C) Khile Haryana
    D) Swasth Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij launched “Swasth Haryana” mobile app to provide people relief from long queues at civil hospitals.
  20. Who is the author of book titled The Origin Story of India’s States” ?
    A) Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan
    B) S Srinivasan
    C) Arundhati Roy
    D) Ankita Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The book titled “The Origin Story of India’s States” authored by Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan slated to release on October 25, will present the incredible origin stories of each of India’s 28 states and eight union territories.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of National Mineral Development Corporation?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A) Pune
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD?
    A) Geneva
    B) Rome
    C) Paris
    D) NewYork
    View Answer
    Option A

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