Current Affairs Quiz: October 31, 2020

Current Affairs 31 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Central government decided to set up vulture conservation centres in 5 states. Which of the following is not one of those?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Tripura
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will get a vulture conservation and breeding centre each, according to the Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025.
  2. NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India (QCI) launched NPMPF which is a framework to bring radical reforms in the way infrastructure projects are executed in India. What does first P stand for in NPMPF?
    A) Price and Program
    B) Policy and Price
    C) Program and Project
    D) Project and Policy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India (QCI) launched the ‘National Program and Project Management Policy Framework’ (NPMPF), with the aim of bringing radical reforms in the way infrastructure projects are executed in India. It was launched by Union Minister for Street Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari.
    Gadkari also unveiled the Indian Infrastructure Body of Knowledge (InBoK), a book on the practice of program and project management in India, and launched the framework.
  3. How much amount did India extended as credit to Central Asian countries for priority projects in connectivity, energy, IT and health care?
    A) $2 billion
    B) $5 billion
    C) $3 billion
    D) $1 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India extended a $1-billion line of credit to Central Asian countries for priority projects in connectivity, energy, IT and health care, with the move being perceived as part of New Delhi’s efforts to boost its role as a transparent development partner. It was announced at the meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue held virtually with participation of Afghanistan.
  4. Which country hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers of Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers of Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade. It was chaired by Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal
    During the meeting, the First-ever SCO Startup Forum was also launched. Startups from all the SCO countries participated with great enthusiasm in the forum which is a flagship initiative under India’s chairmanship.
  5. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) agreed to provide how much loan amount (in total) to the State Bank of India (SBI) and NTPC in support of India’s manufacturing and renewable energy sectors?
    A) Rs 10,000 crore
    B) Rs 14,000 crore
    C) Rs 11,000 crore
    D) Rs 12,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed loan agreements totaling about Rs 11,000 crore with the State Bank of India (SBI) and NTPC in support of India’s manufacturing and renewable energy sectors.
    The JBIC agreed to provide $1 billion (approx Rs 7,400 crore) to SBI for funding the manufacturing and sales business of suppliers and dealers of Japanese automobile manufacturers as well as for the provision of auto loans for the purchase of Japanese automobiles in India.
    The Japanese lender also signed an agreement for financing worth JPY 50 billion (approx Rs 3,500 crore) to state-owned power generation company, NTPC for solar power generation projects and installation of environmental equipment in India.
  6. Which public sector bank launched a Tracking & Monitoring Staff Accountability Cases (TMSAC) portal to help bank identify the internal fraud in advance?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Central Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    As a part of the Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW), the nation’s leading public sector bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB), launched the PNB Tracking & Monitoring Staff Accountability Cases (TMSAC) portal and PNB’s 2020 Vigilance Manual.
    The portal will help the Bank identify the internal fraud in advance, take instant action, and improve the internal processes.
  7. Which insurance company in partnership with Freepaycard launched Group Safeguard Insurance to receive an assured amount in case of any injury or hospitalization for treatment?
    A) ICICI Lombard
    B) TATA AIG
    C) Star Health Insurance
    D) Reliance General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Lombard in partnership with Freepaycard, an online pre-paid card trading platform, has launched Group Safeguard Insurance to receive an assured amount in case of any injury or hospitalization for treatment.
  8. Which company collaborated with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to transform the latter’s customer experience using digital tools?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Accenture
    C) Hewlett-Packard
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tech giant IBM said it has collaborated with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to transform the latter’s customer experience using digital tools.
  9. Union government revised the base year for computing Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) CPI-IW from the present 2001 to which year?
    A) 2018
    B) 2019
    C) 2016
    D) 2020
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union government revised the base year for computing Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) CPI-IW from the present 2001 to 2016 after a gap of 15 years.
  10. The Reserve Bank of India granted its approval to Maple Group to acquire up to a 9.99 percent stake in which bank?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender RBL Bank said the Reserve Bank of India has granted its approval to Maple Group to acquire up to a 9.99 percent stake in the bank.
  11. Who is appointed as the new Central Information Commissioner of India?
    A) Vanaja N Sarna
    B) Uday Mahurkar
    C) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
    D) Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former diplomat and Central Information Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha is tipped to be appointed as the country’s next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), two months after the position at the top transparency watchdog fell vacant.
  12. Which bank has been named as the ‘Safest Bank in Asia’ for the 12th consecutive year by New York-based trade publication Global Finance?
    A) OCBC Bank
    B) DBS Bank
    C) Bank of East Asia
    D) HSBC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    DBS Bank announced that it has been named the ‘Safest Bank in Asia’ for the 12th consecutive year by New York-based trade publication Global Finance.
    DBS’ rankings as the fourth-safest commercial bank in the world and 14th safest bank globally remain unchanged from 2019 and 2018.
  13. Which actor (late) was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB 2020)?
    A) Kader Khan
    B) Amjad Khan
    C) Om Puri
    D) Pran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Late actor Om Puri was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB 2020).
    The Best Feature Film Award went to the Malayalam film “Kaanthi”. The Best Actor (male) in a feature film award went to Victor Bannerjee for his portrayal of a priest in “Josef: Born In Grace”. The Best Actor (female) award was given to Shylaja Ambu who played the part of the tribal mother in “Kaanthi”.
    The Best Short Film award went to the Iranian film “Better Than Neil Armstrong”, while “Baitullah” was adjudged Best Film With A Social Cause.
    Another highlight of the festival was a conversation with chef Vikas Khanna, recipient of the “Pride of India Award”.
  14. Dr Satish Mishra, scientist at which organization has been selected for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020 in recognition of his research work on Malaria parasite’s life cycle which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages?
    A) CSIR-CDRI
    B) ISRO
    C) BIS
    D) DRDO
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020 in recognition of his research work on Malaria parasite’s life cycle which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages.
  15. Anzar Mustaeen Ali from which country won a special prize of USD 1000 for his artwork in the global art competition organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)?
    A) India
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A six year old Bangladeshi boy Anzar Mustaeen Ali won a special prize of USD 1000 for his artwork in the global art competition organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
    The ICCR had launched a global painting competition named ‘United Against CORONA- Express through Art’ which attracted 8000 artwork entries from around the world.
  16. Which state government launched ‘Dharani’ Portal for land and property registrations in the state?
    A) Goa
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched ‘Dharani’ Portal for land and property registrations at Mudu Chinatalapalli.
    One can register their property, succession and also the partition of agriculture lands and once the registration is done, the owner will be provided with e-pattadar passbook.
  17. ‘Green Delhi’ App launched by the Delhi government is launched for which purpose?
    A) Fight against pollution
    B) Grow more trees
    C) Dengue prevention
    D) Make buses pollution free
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Green Delhi’ App to increase citizen participation in Delhi’s fight against pollution and ensure timely action against pollution sources in the city.
  18. Which space company’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon?
    A) Roscosmos
    B) ISRO
    C) SpaceX
    D) NASA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.
  19. Sukumar Hansda who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Trinamool Congress MLA from Jhargram, Sukumar Hansda, passed away at a Kolkata hospital. He was 65.
  20. Keshubhai Patel who passed away was the former Chief Minister of which state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Gujarat Chief Minister and a stalwart who played a key role in building the BJP in Gujarat, Keshubhai Patel, died of cardiac arrest. He was 92.
  21. When is International Internet Day celebrated worldwide?
    A) October 28
    B) October 27
    C) October 25
    D) October 29
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Internet Day is celebrated worldwide, every year on 29th of October since the year 2005.
  22. When is World Stroke Day celebrated?
    A) October 27
    B) October 29
    C) October 28
    D) October 30
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Stroke Day is celebrated on October 29th, seeks to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Quality Council of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kochi
    C) Pune
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

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