Current Affairs Quiz: October 24, 2020

Current Affairs 24 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently RPF launched which initiative in Amravathi Express between Vijaywada and Hubli?
    A) Meri Saheli
    B) Meri Sakhi
    C) Meri Dost
    D) Meri Maan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    As per the directives of Railway Board, the staff of Railway Protection Force in VijayawadaDivision launched ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative in Train No.07225 Amaravathi Express between Vijayawada-Hubli.
  2. Which state cleared the decks for the state to launch its own Scheduled Caste Post Matric Scholarship Scheme?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) West Bengal
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Punjab Cabinet cleared the decks for the state to launch its own Scheduled Caste Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in place of the Centre’s scheme, in order to facilitate students to pursue higher education in government and private institutions.
  3. Which state government implemented Smart Black Board Scheme in 80,000 government schools?
    A) Assam
    B) Karnataka
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu government is implementing the Smart Black Board scheme in 80,000 government schools to ensure better teaching environment.
  4. Who launched India’s first-ever high quality Khadi Fabric Footwear, designed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) through Video Conference?
    A) Venkaiah Naidu
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises- MSME, Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first-ever high quality Khadi Fabric Footwear, designed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) through Video Conference.
  5. As per Bangladesh Railway Minister, Passenger train services from Dhaka to Siliguri are planned to be started from which month and year?
    A) March 2021
    B) April 2021
    C) December 2020
    D) January 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Passenger train services from Dhaka to Siliguri are planned to be started from 26 March next year.
  6. Which Bank announced a tie up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) to enable finance options for the automaker’s customers and dealers?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) SBI
    D) PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) announced a tie up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) to enable finance options for the automaker’s customers and dealers.
  7. Who won his first-ever PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada?
    A) Michael Shaun
    B) Roger Federer
    C) Mike Philips
    D) Jason Kokrak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    American Jason Kokrak fired off eight birdies in a flawless final round for his first-ever PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, clinching his maiden title on the 233rd try.
  8. Who was signed as global ambassador for LG Signatures?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) MS Dhoni
    D) Roger Federer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    LG Electronics has named Lewis Hamilton a global ambassador for its home solutions brand, LG Signature.
  9. Who was appointed as new Chief Financial Officer of NHPC Limited?
    A) Raghvendra Sen
    B) Rajendra Prasad Goyal
    C) Mahesh Sharma
    D) RK Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajendra Prasad Goyal, Director (Finance), NHPC Limited has been designated as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from October 1, 2020 in place of Mahesh Kumar Mittal, Ex-Director (Finance) & CFO.
  10. Who has won a USD 25,000 young scientist challenge for a discovery that could provide a potential treatment for COVID-19?

    A) Saksham Dixit
    B) Suman Rai
    C) Niranjan Das
    D) Anika Chebrolu

    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    14-year-old Indian-American girl has won a USD 25,000 young scientist challenge for a discovery that could provide a potential treatment for COVID-19.
  11. Who has won the 12th edition of the Greenstorm International Nature Photography Contest conducted in association with UNEP in connection with the World Environment Day?
    A) Rakayet Ul Karim Nakim
    B) Shahabuddin Khan
    C) Shah Ali Khan
    D) Ali Faizal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rakayet Ul Karim Nakim, a native of Chittagong, Bangladesh, has won the 12th edition of the Greenstorm International Nature Photography Contest conducted in association with UNEP in connection with the World Environment Day.
  12. Asan Conservation Reserve becomes first Ramsar site of which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Assam
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Asan Conservation Reserve in Dehradun is the first wetland from Uttarakhand, to be recognised by Ramsar.
  13. Recently which state launched marketing campaign to prevent deaths of elephants from electrocution?
    A) Assam
    B) WestBengal
    C) Karnataka
    D) TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    To keep a check on the declining numbers of elephants in the state, the West Bengalgovernment launched marketing campaign to prevent deaths of elephants from electrocution.
  14. Which state observed ‘COVID 19 No Tolerance Fortnight’ from 26th October 2020?
    A) Kerala
    B) Bihar
    C) Assam
    D) Mizoram
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mizoram, the state government has decided to observe ‘COVID-19 – No Tolerance Fortnight’ beginning from 26th October as a containment measure to flatten the curve of Covid-19 in the state.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NHPC Limited?
    A) Faridabad
    B) Lucknow
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Vadodara
    C) Surat
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A) Dollar
    B) Taka
    C) Rupee
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option B

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