Current Affairs Quiz: October 30, 2021

Current Affairs 30 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who will be the chairman of the committee for the economic advisory council to thE PM?
    A) Bibek Debroy
    B) Rakesh Mihan
    C) Poonam Gupta
    D) Naman Ojha
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has reconstituted the seven-member Economic Advisory Council to the PMfor a period of two years after its term came to an end last month.
  2. Recently SC forms independent expert committee of how many members to probe Pegasus revelations?
    A) 2
    B) 4
    C) 3
    D) 5
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court set up a three-member expert committee, to be supervised by a former judge of the top court, to inquire into the alleged use of Israeli spyware Pegasus for surveillance of Indian citizens, as it noted that the issues raised directly concern “the potential chilling effect” on right to privacy and freedom of speech.
  3. Which state government launched unique academic scheme, ‘Education at your doorstep’.?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin launched an unique academic scheme, Education at your doorstep at Villupuram. He also released an app related to the scheme and the theme song.
  4. Who launched the 6th edition of National Formulary of India to promote rational use of medicines in the country?
    A) Nitin Gadkari
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Mansukh Mandaviya
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya launched the 6th edition of National Formulary of India to promote rational use of medicines in the country.
  5. How much amount was released by the finance ministry to the States and Union Territories with Legislature under the back-to-back loan facility in lieu of GST Compensation?
    A) ₹38000 cr
    B) ₹65000 cr
    C) ₹52000 cr
    D) ₹44000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Finance Ministry has released 44 thousand crore rupees to the States and Union Territories with Legislature under the back-to-back loan facility in lieu of GST Compensation.
  6. Which programme was launched by MSMEMinister Narayan Rane for promoting entrepreneurship leading to the economic development of the country?
    A) SAMBHAV
    B) UTTAM
    C) DHRUV
    D) SHAURYA
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of MSME Narayan Rane launched ‘SAMBHAV’ a national level awareness programme for promoting entrepreneurship leading to the economic development of the country.
  7. Thé World’s largest hydrogen fuel cell power plant built in which place?
    A) Korea
    B) Thailand
    C) India
    D) China
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that it held the completion ceremony of ‘Shinincheon Bitdream Fuel Cell Power Plant’ at the Shinincheon Bitdream headquarters of Korea Southern Power in Seo-gu, Incheon.
  8. The 16th East Asia Summit (EAS) Was held in which place?
    A) Manama
    B) Brunei
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 16th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held via video conference. The Summit was chaired by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
  9. As per Climate Vulnerability Index released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW),over how many percent Indians live in climate vulnerable districts?
    A) 80%
    B) 90%
    C) 95%
    D) 70%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    More than 80 per cent Indians live in districts vulnerable to climate risks, while Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Bihar are states which are most vulnerable to extreme climate events such as floods, droughts and cyclones in India, said the Climate Vulnerability Index released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
  10. How much amount of loan was signed between India and ADB to promote agribusiness network to boost farm incomes and reduce food losses in the State of Maharashtra?
    A) $170 million
    B) $200 million
    C) $80 million
    D) $100 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government of India and Asian Development Bank, ADB signed a 100 million US dollar loan to promote agribusiness network to boost farm incomes and reduce food losses in the State of Maharashtra.
  11. How much amount of loan was signed between India and ADB for integrated urban flood management in Chennai?
    A) $251 million
    B) $310 million
    C) $405 million
    D) $500 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed a 251 million dollar loan for climate-resilient, integrated urban flood protection and management in the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar basin to strengthen resilience of Chennai city to floods.
  12. Recently which company changed its name to Meta?
    A) Facebook
    B) Oracle
    C) Google
    D) Yahoo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Facebook Inc. is re-christening itself Meta, decoupling its corporate identity from the eponymous social network mired in toxic content, and highlighting a shift to an emerging computing platform focused on virtual reality.
  13. Recently Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which state government to spread awareness about the benefits of listing SME?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Chhattisgarh to spread awareness about the benefits of listing SMEs in the state. This is expected to help in the healthy growth of SMEs.
  14. Which Indian organisation has signed a 3-year exclusive partnership with sports management firm IOS Sports and Entertainment?
    A) Sports Authority of India
    B) Badminton Association of India
    C) Olympic Federation of India
    D) Athletics Federation of India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    a first of its kind move, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has signed a 3-year exclusive partnership with sports management firm IOS Sports and Entertainment.
  15. Who was appointed as chairperson of newly set up Rs 20,000 crore National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development(NaBFID)?
    A) KV Kamath
    B) Amithabh Kant
    C) Ramesh Jairam
    D) LV Prabhakar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government announced the appointment of veteran banker K V Kamath as chairperson of the newly set up Rs 20,000 crore National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development(NaBFID).
  16. Who was appointed as new MD of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?
    A) Suresh Kathpalia
    B) Baldev Prakash
    C) Mahesh Sharma
    D) Triloknath Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jammu & Kashmir Bank said the Reserve Bank has approved the appointment of Baldev Prakash as its next Managing Director and CEO of the bank for a period of three years from the date of taking charge or April 10, 2022, whichever is earlier, J&K Bank said in a regulatory filing.
  17. Recently which Indian coast guard ship was dedicated to the nation?
    A) Agni
    B) Shaurya
    C) Arjun
    D) Sarthak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a boost to the maritime safety and security of the nation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) got a new indigenous ship, named ‘Sarthak’. It was commissioned and dedicated to the nation in Goa by Director General of ICG K Natarajan.
  18. What is the range of newly tested surface to surface ballistic missile, Agni-5 by India?
    A) 5200 kms
    B) 5000 kms
    C) 5500 kms
    D) 6000 kms
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Surface to surface ballistic missile, Agni-5 was successfully launched from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
  19. Recently M kRishnan Nair passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A) Oncologist
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Sports
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Eminent oncologist and Padma Shri awardee Dr M Krishnan Nair, the founding director of the famed Regional Cancer Centre, died in Thiruvananthapuram following age-related ailments. He was 81.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Athletics Federation of India?
    A) Mumbai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Pune
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. When was Asian Development Bank founded?
    A) 1966
    B) 1955
    C) 1970
    D) 1980
    View Answer
    Option A

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