Current Affairs Quiz: October 4, 2020

Current Affairs 4 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the strategically important Atal Tunnel in October 2020?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang.
    Built by the Border Roads Organisation, the tunnel will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by four to five hours.
  2. Which jail launched ‘Radio Prison’ on the occasion of the 151st Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation?
    A) Rajahmundry Central Jail
    B) Tihar Jail
    C) Yerawada Central Jail
    D) Sabarmati Central Jail
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad has launched ‘Radio Prison’ on the occasion of the 151st Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
  3. Which state released a picture postcard named “Jau Kandhei” on the theme of ‘Traditional Toys of India’ on the occasion of World Postcard Day?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of World Postcard Day, the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, has released a picture postcard named “Jau Kandhei” on the theme of ‘Traditional Toys of India’.
  4. Tamil Nadu has been integrated with which state under One Nation One Ration Card?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Nagaland
    C) Haryana
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two more States, Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh have been integrated with existing national portability cluster of 26 States and UTs under One Nation One Ration Card.
  5. Which state has launched a portal called ‘Kritagyata’, an online pension submission and tracking system for the retired government employee?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Assam
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched a portal ‘Kritagyata’ an online pension submission and tracking system.
    With the help of the portal, the retired government employee, besides submitting pension related papers on line will get opportunity to check the status of his pension. The portal has been created in line with the ‘Bhabhisya’ portal of Government of India.
  6. Which state launched ‘Pathashree Abhijan’, a road repair scheme, where more than 7,000 stretches of roads comprising 12,000 kilometers across the state will be repaired?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Sikkim
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched the Pathashree Abhijan, a road repair scheme, where more than 7,000 stretches of roads comprising 12,000 kilometers across the state will be repaired.
  7. The US has committed how much amount to support vulnerable populations in India like informal sector workers whose livelihoods have been disrupted due to COVID-19?
    A) USD 1.2 million
    B) USD 1.5 million
    C) USD 1.7 million
    D) USD 1.9 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The US has committed USD 1.9 million to support vulnerable populations in India like informal sector workers whose livelihoods have been disrupted due to COVID-19.
  8. Where did the 2nd edition of Indian and Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar held?
    A) Indian Ocean
    B) Pacific Ocean
    C) Bay of Bengal
    D) Arabian Sea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 2nd edition of Indian and Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar is commenced in the Northern Bay of Bengal.
  9. Where did a 20-bed tribal unit of the National Institute of Naturopathy was inaugurated by Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik to provide free clinical services to the tribal population in the area?
    A) Bhubaneshwar
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A 20-bed tribal unit of the National Institute of Naturopathy was inaugurated in Pune’s Ambegaon tehsil by Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik. It would provide free clinical services to the tribal population in the area.
  10. So far how much amount has been disbursed by yhe National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) for construction of 3.29 crore household toilets?
    A) Rs 12,298 crore
    B) Rs 14,456 crore
    C) Rs 13,286 crore
    D) Rs 12,302 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has disbursed Rs 12,298 crore so far under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) for construction of 3.29 crore household toilets.
  11. For financial year 2020-21, ow much amount has been earmarked by the NABARD to support the government’s Water, Sanitisation and Hygiene (WASH) programme in rural areas?
    A) Rs. 500 cr
    B) Rs. 700 cr
    C) Rs. 400 cr
    D) Rs. 800 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a bid to promote sustainable and healthy lifestyle in rural areas, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced a special refinance facility to support the government”s Water, Sanitisation and Hygiene (WASH) programme.
    An amount of Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for this purpose for the financial year 2020-21.
  12. Which bank has introduced a Kisan credit card loan scheme for fishermen in Tamil Nadu?
    A) Indian Bank
    B) Union Bank of India
    C) United Bank of India
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Bank has introduced a Kisan credit card loan scheme for fishermen in Tamil Nadu.
    The features of the scheme include the availability of revolving credit up to ₹2 lakh, 7 per cent interest rate, interest subvention of 3 per cent for those who repay the loan within a period of one year.
  13. India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace, ‘Tribes India E-Marketplace’, launched by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda can be assessed through which of the following?
    A) marketplace.tribesindia.com
    B) marketplace.tribesindia.in
    C) market.tribesindia.com
    D) market.tribesindia.in
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda virtually launched India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace, Tribes India E-Marketplace (market.tribesindia.com) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
  14. In the latest ICC rankings released in October 2020, what is the rank of Indian women’s cricket team?
    A) 3rd
    B) 4th
    C) 2nd
    D) 6th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian women’s cricket team has overtaken New Zealand to rise to the third spot in the T20 International standings and retained the second position in the ODI chart of the latest ICC rankings.
  15. Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of which bank?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Punjab National Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India (SBI) said Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  16. Who has been chosen for ‘Gandhi’ Award instituted by the Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation?
    A) Sahil Gupta
    B) Sanjay Singh
    C) Naresh Mehta
    D) Nitish Yadav
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rajya Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has been chosen for ‘Gandhi’ Award instituted by the Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation.
    He was instrumental in India’s diplomatic intervention to remove Mahatma Gandhi’s images on beer bottles of a private company in Israel, Mr Jose, who brought the matter into the public domain.
  17. Which state bagged the first position at state level under the Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category of the Swachh Bharat Awards-2020?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Under the Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category Gujarat bagged the first position at state level whereas Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu got the Award for cleanliness at District Level. Khachrod block in Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh was awarded the first position and Chinnanur Village in Tamil Nadu bagged the top slot at Gram Panchayat level.
    Under the Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh were awarded as the best performing states whereas Prayagraj and Bareilly got it for being the best performing districts.
    Under the Gandagi Mukth Bharat Mission, Haryana and Telangana were awarded the top slot.
  18. Pushpa Bhave who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Economist
    B) Biologist
    C) Activist
    D) Professor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran social activist Pushpa Bhave also known as the Iron Lady of Mumbai died following a prolonged illness. She was 81.
  19. When is International Coffee Day observed?
    A) October 1
    B) October 2
    C) October 3
    D) October 4
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Coffee Day takes place on October 1 every year to celebrate the coffee sector’s diversity, quality and passion.
  20. When is World Postcard Day observed?
    A) October 4
    B) October 3
    C) October 1
    D) October 2
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The first ever World Postcard Day was celebrated on October 1, 2020.

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