Current Affairs Quiz: October 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state topped the list of states in central government’s one of the most ambitious schemes – the PM Atmanirbhar Nidhi Scheme (SVANidhi Scheme) by approving the highest number of loans under the scheme in the country?
    A) Goa
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh government has secured the first rank in central government’s one of the most ambitious schemes – the PM Atmanirbhar Nidhi Scheme (SVANidhi Scheme) by approving the highest number of loans under the scheme in the country.
    Seven cities of the state also find place in the list of top 10 cities of the country. Varanasi, Lucknow and Aligarh are the top three cities in the list even as other cities of the state include Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad and Kanpur.
  2. Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Art of Living launched two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare, one of which in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra and other for the villages of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare. These centers were launched in collaboration between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living through video conference.
    The one Center will be engaged in the field of training tribal farmers in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on sustainable natural farming while the second one will be working towards strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions in 5 districts covering 30 Gram Panchayats and 150 villages of Jharkhand.
  3. In October 2020, Department of Posts, India signed agreement with the postal service of which country for electronic exchange of customs data related to postal shipments exchanged between the two countries?
    A) Canada
    B) Netherlands
    C) USA
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Department of Posts and United States Postal Service, USPS have entered into an agreement for electronic exchange of customs data related to postal shipments exchanged between the two countries.
  4. In October 2020, which country announced to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) Australia
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that the country will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled “Night of the Restless Spirits: Stories from 1984”?
    A) Sarbpreet Singh
    B) Manpreet Kaur
    C) Vimal Kumar Scindia
    D) Rajkumar Punia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Night of the Restless Spirits: Stories from 1984” authored by Sarbpreet Singh was released. The book is published by Penguin.
  6. When is the Infantry Day celebrated by the Indian Army every year?
    A) October 28
    B) October 27
    C) October 26
    D) October 23
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Army celebrated the 74th Infantry Day on October 27 in this tech hub with solemnity and gaiety.
  7. Which bank partnered with non-banking finance company, IIFL Finance (IIFL) for sourcing and managing retail gold loan assets?
    A) Karur Vysya Bank
    B) Dhanlaxmi Bank
    C) CSB Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Private-sector lender CSB Bank, formerly Catholic Syrian Bank, said that it has entered into a partnership with non-banking finance company, IIFL Finance (IIFL) for sourcing and managing retail gold loan assets.
  8. Where did the 3rd bilateral two plus two Ministerial Dialogue between India and US held?
    A) Mumbai
    B) California
    C) New York
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India and US held the 3rd bilateral two plus two Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi and signed the landmark defence pact BECA. India and US signed five agreements in total.
  9. According to Ookla Speedtest Global Index for September 2020, India is placed at which spot in terms of global average of mobile download speed?
    A) 131
    B) 138
    C) 135
    D) 132
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The global average of mobile download speed, according to Ookla Speedtest Global Index for September 2020, is 32.26 Mbps, while that of India is 12.07 Mbps. India is placed at 131, out of a total of 138 countries.
    South Korea has the best mobile internet speed of 121 Mbps, while China is at the second spot on the index, with an average mobile download speed of 113.35 Mbps
  10. In October 2020, Shipping minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated a direct port entry (DPE) facility for which port for expediting cargo movement?
    A) Mumbai Port
    B) V.O. Chidambaranar port
    C) Nhava Sheva Port
    D) Paradip Port
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Shipping minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated a direct port entry (DPE) facility at V.O. Chidambaranar port trust, a development aimed at expediting cargo movement.
  11. When is International Animation Day observed every year?
    A) October 27
    B) October 29
    C) October 28
    D) October 26
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year, October 28 is observed as International Animation Day.
  12. The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite (NISAR) will be launched by which year as announced by India and the US jointly?
    A) 2022
    B) 2024
    C) 2025
    D) 2023
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to a joint statement issued after a strategic dialogue between India and the US, the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite (NISAR) is expected to be launched by 2022 as India and the U.S. have decided to share Space Situational Awareness Information, which will catalyse efforts to create the conditions for a safe and sustainable space environment.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of CSB Bank situated?
    A) Thrissur
    B) Kolkata
    C) Chennai
    D) Aluva
    View Answer
    Option A

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