Current Affairs Quiz: October 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. India will work towards the operationalization of the Sittwe port in which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Myanmar
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and Myanmar have agreed to work towards the operationalization of the Sittwe port in the Rakhine state in the first quarter of 2021.
  2. Which of the following in collaboration with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has launched an exclusive co-branded credit card for Company Secretaries (CS)?
    A) IIFL Holdings Limited
    B) Eko India Financial Services
    C) Indiabulls
    D) BOB Financial Solutions Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BOB Financial Solutions Ltd (BFSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB), and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), have launched an exclusive co-branded credit card for Company Secretaries (CS).
    The BoB-ICSI Diamond credit card will bring exclusive benefits and conveniences to Company Secretaries, who are influencers and opinion leaders in their own right, and are contributing in building a modern and Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) India.
  3. Where did the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, the United States, Australia and India held in October 2020?
    A) New York
    B) Tokyo
    C) Sydney
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India Dr S Jaishankar participated in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, the United States, Australia and India in Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Which state government has decided to start ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme in all the 14,000 gram panchayats in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To ensure optimum utilisation of technology for public welfare in rural areas, Gujarat government has decided to start ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme in all the 14,000 gram panchayats in the state.
  5. Which state has launched DISHTAVO (Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching And Virtual Orientations), an online learning platform involving YouTube channel, which is first of its kind initiative in the country?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) West Bengal
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched DISHTAVO (Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching And Virtual Orientations), an online learning platform involving YouTube channel, which is first of its kind initiative in the country.
    DISHTAVO is a comprehensive and holistic program to create e-content in the form of video lectures of syllabus pertaining to the colleges affiliated to the Goa University.
  6. Which country’s Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz has resigned from the post?
    A) Jordan
    B) Oman
    C) Nigeria
    D) Armenia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz gives his resignation to Jordan’s King Abdullah.
  7. Indian with which country will launch the constellation of maritime surveillance satellites for the Indian Ocean Region that will be able to trace illegal spillage of oil by ships?
    A) Italy
    B) Hungary
    C) France
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The constellation of maritime surveillance satellites for the Indian Ocean Region, to be jointly launched by India and France, will be able to trace illegal spillage of oil by ships.
  8. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be commissioning India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ with which company?
    A) Intel
    B) Arm Holdings
    C) Logitech
    D) NVIDIA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be commissioning India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ with NVIDIA.
    This initiative will place India among the top countries in global AI supercomputing research and innovation.
  9. Cricketer Najeeb Tarakai who passed away belonged to which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Afghanistan’s top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died of the injuries he sustained in a road accident. He was 29.
  10. Naseeb Pathan who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Director
    C) Activist
    D) Biologist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Congress leader and two-term member of the U.P. Legislative Council, Naseeb Pathan, who had recently hit the headlines for asking for the expulsion of veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, died of COVID-19 at Lucknow.
  11. In which state will the country’s first two Organic Spices Seed parks, supported by NABARD, be set up?
    A) Goa
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Gujarat Chief Minister released the sanction letters to two farmer producer organisations (FPOs) for a NABARD-supported Organic Spices Seed Park for saunf (fennel seed) in the Banaskantha district and jeera (cumin seed) in Patan for promotion of organic seed value chain of the spices.
  12. Which company has launched a ‘Make Small Strong’ initiative in India to help small and local businesses across the country?
    A) Apple
    B) Facebook
    C) Google
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Technology giant Google has launched a ‘Make Small Strong’ initiative in India to help small and local businesses across the country.
    The new initiative launched by Google will be aiming to support those small businesses, Kirana stores, vegetable vendors who have suffered massive loss during the lockdown period which was imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
  13. Which bank has become the first in the country to launch a debit card facility for the customers who avail Loans Against Securities (LAS) from the bank?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank and Visa has partnered to launch a debit card facility for the customers who avail Loans Against Securities (LAS) from the bank.
    Thus ICICI Bank has become the first bank in India to launch this facility after RBI allowed banks to issue electronics cards to customers who avail OD (Overdraft) facility.
  14. How much amount will the Asian Development Bank (ADB) invest in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help the company to scale up photovoltaic solar energy generation capacity in India?
    A) $15 million
    B) $12 million
    C) $10 million
    D) $18 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest $15 million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help the company to scale up photovoltaic solar energy generation capacity in India.The investment is ADB’s second in AEPL after a first round of $50 million made in April 2019.
  15. Which railway station of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Siddharthnagar railway station?
    A) Naugarh railway station
    B) Shamli railway station
    C) Baghpat railway station
    D) Mandhana railway station
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal through a video link inaugurated the renaming of Naugarh railway station to Siddharthnagar railway station situated at Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
  16. Whom of the following did not won the 2020 Nobel Prize for physics?
    A) Roger Penrose
    B) Reinhard Genzel
    C) Michel Mayor
    D) Andrea Ghez
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 2020 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose for black hole discovery and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for discovering “a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”
    The three laureates share this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole.
  17. When is Origin Space, a private company in China planning to send out the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space?
    A) December 2020
    B) March 2021
    C) November 2020
    D) April 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A private company, Origin Space in Beijing (China) is set to send out the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020. The robot has been named ‘asteroid mining robot’ by the space start-up in China.
  18. According to Wood Mackenzie, when will (expected) India overtake China as the world’s largest cooking gas LPG residential sector market?
    A) 2035
    B) 2028
    C) 2025
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is expected to overtake China as the world’s largest cooking gas LPG residential sector market by 2030, Wood Mackenzie said.
  19. Which seventh offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was unveiled at the Kattupalli port in October 2020?
    A) Vedant
    B) Vigraha
    C) Samarth
    D) Vikram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The seventh offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), ‘Vigraha’ was formally unveiled at the Kattupalli port. The vessel is expected to be inducted into the Coast Guard after completion of extensive trials and testing for the equipment and machinery by March 2021.
  20. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)?
    A) Suneet Sethi
    B) Rajnish Kumar
    C) Dinesh Kumar Khara
    D) Raj Kumar Bhalla
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The central government appoints Dinesh Kumar Khara as chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years with effect from the date of his taking over charge of the post on or after October 7, 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier
    He replaces Rajnish Kumar, who completed his three-year term.
  21. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)?
    A) M A Ganapathy
    B) Rakesh Asthana
    C) F G Swami
    D) Bhupesh Gavaskar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre,M A Ganapathy has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for a tenure up to his superannuation on February 29, 2024.
    The post of BCAS chief fell vacant after Rakesh Asthana was appointed as the Director General of Border Security Force in August.
  22. Which expressway will have India’s 1st 5 ‘animal bridges’ for safe passage of wildlife?
    A) Delhi-Jaipur
    B) Delhi-Bhopal
    C) Delhi-Mumbai
    D) Delhi-Patna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To offer a safe passage to wildlife on the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, five “animal overpasses” on the lines of “ecoducts” in the Netherlands are being planned, a first such effort in the country.
    These have been planned to ensure there are no disturbances to the Ranthambore Wildlife Corridor connecting Ranthambhore and Mukundra (Darrah) wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan.

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