Current Affairs Quiz: October 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 October 2021 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was released to states and UTs to meet GST compensation shortfall?
    A) ₹25000 cr
    B) ₹30000 cr
    C) ₹35000 cr
    D) ₹40000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Ministry released 40,000 crore rupees to the States and UTs with Legislature under the back-to-back loan facility to meet the shortfall in GST Compensation.
  2. Which state government launched Mission Kavach Kundal’ to Vaccinate 15 Lakh People daily?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Haryana
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    As part of Central Government’s target of achieving 100 crore vaccination by 15th of October, MaharashtraGovernment launched a special seven-day COVID-19 inoculation drive called Mission Kavach-Kundal with a target to vaccinate 15 lakh people every day.
  3. Recently Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which university to conduct collaborative research in mutually identified areas and promote research activities?
    A) Sikkim Manipal University
    B) Symbiosis University
    C) Integral University
    D) JBINF
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) to conduct collaborative research in mutually identified areas and promote research activities.
  4. The Ministry of Textiles has approved continuation of Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) with a total outlay of how much amount?
    A) ₹155 cr
    B) ₹140 cr
    C) ₹145 cr
    D) ₹160 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Textiles has approved continuation of Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) with a total outlay of ₹160 crore. The scheme will now continue up to March 2026.
  5. Recently which Asian country officially joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, a group of more than 70 countries encouraging the adoption of the global goal to protect 30×30?
    A) India
    B) Afghanistan
    C) China
    D) Malaysia
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India officially joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, a group of more than 70 countries encouraging the adoption of the global goal to protect 30×30
  6. As per recent MPC of RBI,repo rate remained unchanged at what percent?
    A) 4.0%
    B) 4.2%
    C) 4.5%
    D) 4.8%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 per centand the reverse repo rate at 3.35 per cent. This is the eighth time in a row that the Monetary Policy Committee MPC headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has maintained the status quo.
  7. How much amount was approved by World Bank to improve healthcare services in Meghalaya?
    A) USD 100 million
    B) USD 49 million
    C) USD 35 million
    D) USD 40 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a USD 40 million project that is aimed at improving the quality of health services in Meghalaya and to strengthen the state’s capacity to handle future health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. Which company announced its entry into the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) category with the launch of ‘postpe’?
    A) Paytm
    B) Mobikwik
    C) PhonePe
    D) BharatPe
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Fintech company BharatPe, announced its entry into the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) category with the launch of ‘postpe’.
  9. Which company has signed a MoU with Karnatakagovernment to set up an Rs 825 crore solar modules and cells manufacturing plant in the state?
    A) Emmvee
    B) SolarX
    C) NTPC
    D) Mphasis
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bangalore-based solar module manufacturer Emmvee has signed a MoU with Karnataka government to set up an Rs 825 crore solar modules and cells manufacturing plant in the state.
  10. Who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the World Wrestling Championships?
    A) Taruna Gupta
    B) Archana Saini
    C) Tanuja Singh
    D) Anshu Malik
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian grappler Anshu Malik has scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the World Wrestling Championships.
  11. Which country has unveiled the logo for 2024 European Championship?
    A) Germany
    B) France
    C) Russia
    D) Italy
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Germany has unveiled the logo for 2024 European Championship during a ceremony with a light show in the stadium that will hold the final.
  12. Which country pulled out of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ hockey competition stating the risk of contracting COVID-19?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) France
    D) Uk
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India pulled out of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ hockey competition stating the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the discriminatory quarantine rules by the United Kingdom (UK) for travellers coming from India.
  13. Who was appointed as new India country head of International Finance Corporation?
    A) Wendy Werner
    B) Jun Zhang
    C) Raini Asylum
    D) Dr D Maheshwari
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, has appointed Wendy Werner as the new country head for India.
  14. Who took over as chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT)?
    A) PL Harandh
    B) B Balaji
    C) CN Rajesh
    D) Mahesh Jain
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    P L Haranadh took over as chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and emphasised on making it the number one major port in the country.
  15. Who has been given additional charge as the chairperson of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)?
    A) Rajesh Verma
    B) Anurag Shukla
    C) Arvind Bajpai
    D) Ashok Kumar Gupta
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Competition Commission chief Ashok Kumar Gupta has been given additional charge as the chairperson of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).NFRA Chairperson R Sridharan is demitting office after being at the helm for three years.
  16. Recently Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in literature.Which country does he belong to?
    A) France
    B) Ukraine
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Tanzania
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tanzanian Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees in the gulf between cultures and continents.
  17. Who was named as the best man player in FiH Stars Awards 2021?
    A) Harmanpreet Singh
    B) PR Sreejesh
    C) Vivek Prasad
    D) Graham Reid
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The FIH announced that India made a clean-sweep of its annual awards. It’s the first time that a country has won in all eight categories. Gurjit Kaur was named as the best woman player while Harmanpreet Singh was the best male.
  18. Which state launched app ‘Fishwaale’, India’s first e-fish market?
    A) Assam
    B) Nagaland
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Assam Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya launched an application, stated to be India’s first e-fish market app. The app – ‘Fishwaale’ – will provide one-stop solution for aquaculture.
  19. Recently Indian Air Force celebrated its which foundation day on October 8,2021?
    A) 78th
    B) 89th
    C) 100th
    D) 85th
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Every year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is marked on 8 October.
  20. What is the theme of this year’s World Egg Day 2021?
    A) Eggs for all: Nature’s perfect package
    B) Eat your egg today and everyday
    C) [email protected] healthy nutrition
    D) Eat a egg a day
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of October month to celebrate the power of the egg.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A) Washington
    B) Rome
    C) NewYork
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Germany?
    A) Euro
    B) Dollar
    C) Peso
    D) Dirham
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of International Finance Corporation?
    A) Paris
    B) Rome
    C) Washington DC
    D) NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Competition Commission of India?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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