Current Affairs Quiz: October 30, 2020

Current Affairs 30 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which Shipyard company signed an agreement with Fincantieri of Italy to cooperate in shipbuilding, repairs and training?
    A) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    B) Goa Shipyard
    C) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    D) Hindustan Shipyard
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Cochin Shipyard Limited and Fincantieri of Italy have signed an agreement to cooperate in shipbuilding, repairs and training.
  2. Which Indian Organisation is chosen among the winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award?
    A) Madison Mountaineering
    B) Global Himalayan Expedition
    C) Himalayan Kingdoms
    D) International Mountain Guides
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    An Indian organisation that leverages tourism and technology to help remote communities access solar energy has won a prestigious UN award for its efforts to combat climate change amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
    The Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is among the winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award. GHE is one of the world’s first organisations using tourism and technology to bring solar energy to remote communities.
  3. Who has been named as the brand ambassador of healthcare company Dr Trust?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) Ishant Sharma
    C) Ajinkya Rahane
    D) KL Rahul
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Senior India cricketer Rohit Sharma was named brand ambassador of healthcare company Dr Trust.
  4. Which state government launched ‘State Scholarship Portal’ and ‘Sumangal Portal’ for student scholarships and inter-caste marriage incentives repectively?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Odisha
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Odisha State Scholarship Portal’ and ‘Sumangal Portal’. The former portal is to help eligible students of the state to avail scholarship benefits in a seamless and transparent manner, while the latter one is to help people avail inter-caste marriage incentives.
  5. With which country’s banks has the State Bank of India signed an agreement for a loan worth USD 1 billion (around Rs 7,403 crore)?
    A) Germany
    B) Russia
    C) Denmark
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India said it has signed an agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for a loan worth USD 1 billion (around Rs 7,403 crore).
    Of the total loan amount, USD 600 million will be financed by JBIC and USD 400 million by other participating banks – SMBC, MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, Shizuoka Bank and Bank of Yokahama.JBIC will provide a guarantee for the portion co-financed by the participating banks.
  6. Which IT company announced to be turned into a carbon neutral thirty years ahead of the 2050 timeline set by the Paris Agreement?
    A) TCS
    B) Infosys
    C) Wipro
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    IT firm Infosys Ltd said it has turned carbon neutral thirty years ahead of the 2050 timeline set by the Paris Agreement.
    Infosys was also India’s first signatory to the RE100, a global initiative by companies committed to using 100% renewable energy.
  7. In October 2020, which company collaborated with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to impart digital skills to more than one lakh underserved women in India over the next 10 months?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) IBM
    D) Oracle
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Microsoft said it has collaborated with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to impart digital skills to more than one lakh underserved women in India over the next 10 months.
  8. In collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which co-operative bank has launched its Rewards Program in October 2020?
    A) SVC Bank
    B) Saraswat Bank
    C) Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank
    D) Bharat Cooperative Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SVC Bank (SVC Co-operative Bank Ltd.), one of the leading Co-operative Banks in the country, announced the launch of SVC Rewards Program.
    To make the experience seamless, the Bank has tied up with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  9. In association with which digital platform has the payment platform BharatPe introduced digital gold product on its platform?
    A) Goldiste
    B) Safegold
    C) MMTC
    D) Augmont
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Merchant payment platform BharatPe said it has introduced digital gold product on its platform for merchants in association with Safegold.
    Safegold is a digital platform that allows customers to buy, sell and take delivery of 24k physical gold, at low ticket sizes, around the clock.
  10. Daniel Menaker who passed away was a famous?
    A) Actor
    B) Author
    C) Comedian
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House who worked with Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann and many others, has died at age 79.
    He was also known for the O Henry Award-winning title story of his collection The Old Left.
  11. Which state government launched Young Advocates Welfare Scheme aimed at helping fresh candidates to withstand the initial challenges?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has been launched the Young Advocates Welfare Fund.
    The Young Advocates Welfare Scheme is aimed at helping such fresh candidates to withstand the initial challenges.
  12. Which state became the first in the country to fix the floor price for vegetables, which would be 20 per cent above the production cost?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala became the first state to fix the floor price for vegetables, which would be 20 per cent above the production cost, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
    The scheme would come into effect from November 1.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Infosys situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of SVC Co-operative Bank Ltd. situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

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