Current Affairs Quiz: October 7, 2020

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  1. Researchers from which institute have launched a telemedicine system ‘iMediX’ to help patients receive assistance from doctors without having to go to hospitals or clinics?
    A) IIT Varanasi
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IIT Kharagpur researchers have launched a telemedicine system ‘iMediX’ to help patients receive assistance from doctors without having to go to hospitals or clinics.
  2. According to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which of the following ranked first in case of crimes against women?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kanpur
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Mumbai recorded 6,519 cases, after national capital Delhi at 12,902 cases during the year 2019.
    Mumbai is ranked second among 19 cities in the country in recording the highest number of crimes against women after Delhi. Mumbai has 76.5 rate of crime against women as compared to other cities such as Jaipur (235), Lucknow (175.4), Delhi (170.3), Indore (169.1), Patna (102.3), Kanpur (98.5), Nagpur (93.6) and Bengaluru (85.9).
  3. Who won the 10m air pistol event in the fifth edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC)?
    A) Ramita Seth
    B) Babita Kumari
    C) Yashaswini Singh Deswal
    D) Preeti Singh Chauhan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Olympic quota winner Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the 10m air pistol event in the fifth edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC).
  4. AV Shetty who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Biologist
    B) Nephrologist
    C) Cardiologist
    D) Gynecologist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran cardiologist AV Shetty died in Mangaluru after a brief illness. He was 85.
  5. M. Gopalakrishnan, former chairman-cum-managing director of which bank passed away in October 2020?
    A) Canara Bank
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former chairman-cum-managing director of Indian Bank M. Gopalakrishnan died owing to ill-health at a private hospital. He was 86.
  6. When is World Animal Day observed?
    A) October 4
    B) October 3
    C) October 5
    D) October 2
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4.
  7. What is the theme of National Wildlife Week 2020?
    A) Learning, loving and living with wildlife
    B) RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships
    C) Youth in Conservation
    D) Life below Water: for People and Planet’
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Every year National Wildlife Week is celebrated in India between October 2nd and October 8th across the globe.
    The theme of National Wildlife Week 2020 is RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships.
  8. Who among the following was honoured with Global ‘Covid Crusader Award-2020’ by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in the Indian Bureaucrats Category?
    A) Balbir Singh Thind
    B) Suraj Rai Chaudhary
    C) Iqbal Singh Chahal
    D) Ronak Parekh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Iqbal Singh Chahal, I.A.S., Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, was honoured with Global ‘Covid Crusader Award-2020’ by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in the Indian Bureaucrats Category.
  9. Who has been conferred with the lifetime achievement award by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)?
    A) Ratan Tata
    B) Mukesh Ambani
    C) Azim Premji
    D) N. R. Narayana Murthy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has bestowed a lifetime achievement award to Indian business icon Ratan Tata at a closed-door meeting, owing to ongoing pandemic.
  10. Who has authored the coffee table book titled ‘Discovering the Heritage of Assam’?
    A) Anuja Chauhan
    B) Padampani Bora
    C) Arundhati Roy
    D) Preeti Sheenoy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh released a coffee table book – ‘Discovering the Heritage of Assam’- with a foreword by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
    The book has been written by Padampani Bora, who is by profession an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (2009 batch).
  11. Which state government has launched “Aatmanirbhar” programme to support agriculture and animal husbandry?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Goa
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Goa government released an action plan to support agriculture and animal husbandry under its “Aatmanirbhar” programme.
    The government has announced a series of initiatives under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampoorna Goa programme’ (ABSGP) including promoting dairy and poultry farming.
  12. Rasheed Masood who passed away recently had been the union minister of which of the following ministries?
    A) Corporate Affairs
    B) Health and Family Welfare
    C) Housing and Urban Affairs
    D) External Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Union Minister Rasheed Masood, who was suffering complications following his recovery from Covid-19, passed away at the age 73.
    Masood was the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare with independent charge in the National Front government led by VP Singh in 1990.
  13. Mishti Mukherjee who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Actress
    B) Journalist
    C) Activist
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actress Mishti Mukherjee who has featured in many Hindi, Bengali and Telugu films, and music videos has passed away due to renal failure. She was 27.
  14. Anantkumar Surendraray Dave, former acting chief justice of which state’s high court passed away in October 2020?
    A) Kerala
    B) Haryana and Chandigarh
    C) Odisha
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court Justice Anantkumar Surendraray Dave passed away. He was 62.
  15. Mulayam Singh Yadav who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Oncologist
    B) Politician
    C) Director
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mulayam Singh Yadav, former MLC of Samajwadi Party, passed away in his native village Kakor . He was 92.
  16. What is the theme of World Habitat Day 2020?
    A) Housing For All – A Better Urban Future
    B) Municipal Solid Waste Management
    C) Frontier Technologies as an Innovative Tool to Transform Waste to Wealth
    D) Housing Policies: Affordable Housing
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Habitat Day is observed on every first Monday of October to raise awareness amongst people globally about the state of towns and cities. This year World Habitat Day celebrated on October 5.
    “Housing For All – A Better Urban Future” is the theme for World Habitat Day 2020.
  17. Dalle Khursani (red-hot cherry pepper) of which state got geographical indication (GI) tag?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Sikkim
    C) Tripura
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The famous red-hot cherry pepper of Sikkim, which is known as Dalle Khursani, has earned the geographical indication (GI) tag from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
  18. Which airport has become the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) first entirely solar-powered airport in the country with the commissioning of 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore?
    A) Madurai Airport
    B) Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
    C) Puducherry airport
    D) Chennai International Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Puducherry airport has become the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) first entirely solar-powered airport in the country with the commissioning of 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore.
  19. Which state/UT has launched a mega anti-air pollution campaign “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh”?
    A) Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega anti-air pollution campaign “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh”, saying polluted air can be life threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  20. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has partnered with which of the following food delivery platforms to onboard street food vendors on its e-commerce platform under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme?
    A) Zomato
    B) Uber Eats
    C) Swiggy
    D) Food Panda
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has entered into an MoU with Swiggy, one of the leading food delivery platforms, to onboard street food vendors on its e-commerce platform under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme
  21. India successfully flight-tested the SMART from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. What does R stand for in SMART?
    A) Responsible
    B) Release
    C) Reliant
    D) Rolling
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India successfully flight-tested the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
  22. Under the chairmanship of which country the 12th BRICS Summit will be held in November 2020?
    A) South Africa
    B) India
    C) Brazil
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 12th BRICS Summit will be held on 17th November 2020 via video conference. The theme of the Meeting of the Leaders of BRICS countries is “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.
    The Summit this year is being held under the Chairmanship of Russia and aims at a multifaceted cooperation between the member countries.

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