Current Affairs Quiz: October 8, 2021

Current Affairs 8 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the Multilingual Dementia Research and Assessment (MUDRA) Toolbox in how many Indian languages?
    A) 6
    B) 5
    C) 4
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the Multilingual Dementia Research and Assessment (MUDRA) Toolbox in five Indian languages – Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
  2. As per Union government,how many Science Technology and Innovation Hubs exclusively for SCs & STs to be established?
    A) 80
    B) 28
    C) 75
    D) 85
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the government will set up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs in different parts of the country.
  3. How much amount was approved by the central government to setup 7 mega textile parks?
    A) ₹4900 cr
    B) ₹5500 cr
    C) ₹4800 cr
    D) ₹4400 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved setting up of seven Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks with a total outlay of four thousand 445 crore rupees over five years.
  4. How much amount of fishery projects was announced by Union Minister Parshuttom to Leh?
    A) ₹1 cr
    B) ₹4 cr
    C) ₹5 cr
    D) ₹6 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Fisheries, Dairy, Poultry and Animal Husbandry Purushottam Rupala has announced over Six crore rupees worth fishery projects to Leh.
  5. Recently Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Nagaland
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre on Guwahati’s Barphukanar Tila, meaning Barphukan’s Hillock in Guwahati, Assam.
  6. Which state government launched the Swechha programme which aims at the health and hygiene of adolescent girls studying in government schools?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Assam
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the Swechha programme which aims at the health and hygiene of adolescent girls studying in government schools and colleges by providing quality sanitary napkins at free of cost.
  7. In which country, Mahalaya festival will be celebrated?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Maldives
    C) India
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mahalaya festival was celebrated across Bangladesh with devotion and piety.
  8. Which organisation has endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine?
    A) UNESCO
    B) WHO
    C) DRDO
    D) UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    a historic move, the World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine.
  9. Which bank has launched ‘Supreme’ a Current account product for Non – Resident Indians?
    A) Paytm Payment Bank
    B) Fino Payments Bank
    C) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    ESAF Small Finance Bank has launched ‘Supreme’ a Current account product for Non – Resident Indians.
  10. Recently RBI granted which country’s bank to open two more branches in India?
    A) UAE
    B) UK
    C) France
    D) Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amid growing business ties between India and UAE, the Reserve Bank of India has granted permission to Emirates NBD, the government-owned bank of UAE, to open two more branches in India, visiting trade minister Piyush Goyal informed the 9th meeting of the High Level Joint Task Force on Investments held in Dubai.
  11. Which became the1st scheduled private sector bank to collect direct, indirect taxes?
    A) SBI
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) PNB
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes 1st scheduled private sector bank to collect direct, indirect taxes. This will help KMBL customers to pay their direct and indirect taxes straight from KMBL’s mobile banking, net banking, or via branch banking network.
  12. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted license to the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) under which section of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act (Sarfaesi) Act, 2002?
    A) Section 3
    B) Section 5
    C) Section 4
    D) Section 7
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted license to the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) under Section 3 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act (Sarfaesi) Act, 2002.
  13. The World Trade Organization (WTO) upgraded its forecast for global merchandise trade volume to an increase of how much percent in 2021?
    A) 9.5%
    B) 10.6%
    C) 11.0%
    D) 10.8%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) upgraded its forecast for global merchandise trade volume to an increase of 10.8% in 2021 from the 8% increase projected in March -followed by a 4.7 per cent rise in 2022.
  14. As per report of World Bank,Bangladesh to grow at how much percent in FY 2021-22?
    A) 6.4%
    B) 7.5%
    C) 6.9%
    D) 5.6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Riding on continued recovery in exports and consumption, the Bangladesh economy is projected to grow at 6.4 percent in the fiscal year 2021-22, says the World Bank. The GDP growth rate for the FY 2020-21 is estimated to be 5 percent.
  15. Which of the following claimed the gold medal in the 25m Pistol team event at the ISSF Junior World Championships?
    A) Manu Bhaker
    B) Naamya Kapoor
    C) Rhyhm Sangwam
    D) All of above
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian women’s trioka of Manu Bhaker, Naamya Kapoor and Rhythm Sangwan claimed the gold medal in the 25m Pistol team event at the ISSF Junior World Championships.
  16. Who was appointed as president of Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA)?
    A) Kamal Nandi
    B) Joy Souyush
    C) David McMillan
    D) Eric Brenganza
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) has appointed Eric Braganza as its president for a two-year term.
  17. Who have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on building molecules that are mirror images of one another?
    A) Benjamin List
    B) David McMillan
    C) Both A and B
    D) Kelnrey Henry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Two scientists have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on building molecules that are mirror images of one another.
  18. Recently famed white onion of which state got GI tag?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Assam
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The famed white onion of Alibag in Maharashtra’s Raigad district has earned itself a ‘Geographical Indication’, giving the crop a unique identity and wider markets, agriculture department officials said
  19. Which state/Ut launched the ‘dust pollution control self-assessment portal’ for self-monitoring of compliance of dust control guidelines?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Haryana
    D) TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai launched the ‘dust pollution control self-assessment portal’ for self-monitoring of compliance of dust control guidelines at construction and demolition sites in the capital. Senior officials said that monitoring of sites will start from November 1, through the portal, till October 29.
  20. Who is the author of book Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma?
    A) Shanti Lal
    B) Jayantilal Singh
    C) Mahesh Sharma
    D) Jaithirth Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Entrepreneur and writer Jaithirth Rao’s book Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma has been released recently.
  21. When is National Pension System Divas is celebrated?
    A) October 5
    B) October 4
    C) October 2
    D) October 1
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will observe 1 October as the National Pension System Diwas to promote pension and retirement planning.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of PFRDA?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Trade Organisation?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) NewYork
    D) Geneva
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A) Dirham
    B) Rial
    C) Taka
    D) Rupee
    View Answer
    Option C

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