Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 7th October 2020
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 7th October 2020
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Daily GK and Current Affairs Questions – 7th October 2020

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Current Affairs Quiz – 7th October 2020

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1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired ………. GST Council meeting in New Delhi on 5 October 2020.

A. 44th
B. 43rd
C. 42nd
D. 41st
E. None of these

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Correct Answer: C. 42nd

Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 42nd GST Council meeting in New Delhi on 5 Oct 2020. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur and Finance Ministers of States and Union Territories. In the last meeting of GST council, Centre had given two borrowing options to States to meet GST compensation requirement for the current financial year.

2. Who among the following has been appointed as Special Expenditure Observers for General Election to Legislative Assembly of Bihar in 2020?

  1. Ramprasad Arora
  2. B. R Balakrishnan
  3. Madhu Mahajan
  4. Both B & C
  5. Both A & B
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Correct Answer: D. Both B & C

Explanation: Election Commission has appointed Ex IRS officer Ms Madhu Mahajan and B. R Balakrishnan as Special Expenditure Observers for General Election to Legislative Assembly of Bihar in 2020. Special Expenditure Observers in consultation with the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery.

3. Name of the union minister who has released a Coffee Table Book on Discovering the Heritage of Assam.

  1. Nitin Gadkari
  2. Harsh Vardhan
  3. Dr Jitendra Singh
  4. Rajnath Singh
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. Dr Jitendra Singh

Explanation: Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh has released a Coffee Table Book on Discovering the Heritage of Assam. The foreword is by Amitabh Bachchan and the book has been published by Penguin. It presents an absorbing compilation of heritage, faith, beliefs and traditions of different ethnic tribes and subtribes living in the largest State of the North East.

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4. Name of the state which will provide subsidised food grain to additional 10 lakh families under the National Food Security Act (NFSA)?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Punjab
  3. Gujarat
  4. Haryana
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer: C. Gujarat

Explanation: Gujarat Government will provide subsidised food grain to additional 10 lakh families under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). With this, all NFSA benefits will be available to 50 lakh poor citizens. All divyangs, widows and old-age pension scheme beneficiaries will also get benefits of NFSA. All these beneficiaries will get 5 kg food grains per month including 3.5 kg wheat and 1.5 kg rice.

5. Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla are on a two-day visit to which of the following country?

  1. Singapore
  2. Thailand
  3. Myanmar
  4. Bangladesh
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. Myanmar

Explanation: Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla are on a two-day visit to Myanmar which began on 4 October 2020. The delegation called on the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The visit will provide an opportunity to take stock of the existing bilateral ties.

6. Which of the following bank has introduced a Kisan credit card loan scheme for fishermen in Tamil Nadu?

  1. Union Bank
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Bank
  4. State Bank of India
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. Indian Bank

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. The loan can be renewed once in a year. There is no restriction on the number of credit and debit transactions. This loan will be provided under Mudra scheme. Borrowers will get Rupay Kisan Credit Card and beneficiaries can use the card to withdraw money from ATMs, BC (banking correspondent) points, and also make purchase through merchant POS.

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7. Name of the e-wallet company which announced to launch ‘mini app’ store for Indian developers.

  1. Mobikwik
  2. Paytm
  3. PhonePe
  4. Amazon Pay
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: B. Paytm

Explanation: Dialling things up a notch in the fight against Google, Paytm has announced the launch of its “mini app” store to “support Indian developers” in taking their products to the masses. The mini apps are a custom-built mobile website that give users app-like experience without having to download them. Paytm will add a new section on its main application wherein these mini apps will be listed and can be accessed by Paytm app users.

8. Name of the lakes which will have temporary shelters for migratory birds.

  1. Puskar
  2. Vembanad
  3. Sambhar
  4. Chilika
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. Sambhar

Explanation: The Rajasthan government will build temporary shelters for migratory birds near the famous Sambhar Lake before this year’s winter season, when a large number of avian guests from the cold northern regions of Central Asia are expected to arrive at the country’s largest inland saline water body. More than 20,000 migratory birds had died due to avian botulism in the lake last year.

9. The World Cotton Day (WCD) is observed globally on which day-

  1. 4th October
  2. 6th October
  3. 7th October
  4. 5th October
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. 7th October

Explanation: World Cotton Day (WCD) is observed globally on 7th October since 2019. The international day aims to celebrate the advantages of cotton, ranging from its qualities as a natural fibre to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and consumption. The day was inaugurated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on October 7, 2019. WCD Day was initiated by the Group of Cotton-4 countries namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali to the reflect the importance of cotton as a global commodity.

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10. India and ………… to launch a constellation of maritime surveillance satellites to monitor illegal spillage of oil in the Indian Ocean Region.

  1. Russia
  2. Israel
  3. France
  4. United Kingdom
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. France

Explanation: ndia and France are to launch a constellation of maritime surveillance satellites to monitor illegal spillage of oil in the Indian Ocean Region. In August 2020, the ISRO and the French Space Agency CNES agreed to develop and build a constellation of satellites. CNES is Centre National d’etudes spatiales, the National Centre for Space Studies. The satellites will carry optical-remote sensing instruments, telecommunication and radar instruments. This system is the first space-based system in the world that is capable of tracking ships continuously. The monitoring centre is to be based in India. The satellites are to be operated jointly by both France and India. The system will also cover the entire world at the benefit of French Economic Interests.

11. Name of the person who is not the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine.

  1. Michael Houghton
  2. Bryan Stevenson
  3. Charles M Rice
  4. Harvey J Alter
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: B. Bryan Stevenson

Explanation: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter(America), Charles M. Rice (America) and Michael Houghton (Britain) for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The head of the Nobel Committee, Thomas Perlmann has announced the winners in Stockholm. This year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world.

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus, Hepatitis C virus. Prior to their work, the discovery of Hepatitis A and B viruses had been critical steps forward, but the majority of blood-borne hepatitis cases remained unexplained. The discovery of the Hepatitis C virus revealed the cause of the remaining cases of chronic hepatitis and made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives.

12. Which of the following becomes first ever airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entirely solar-powered?

  1. Rajouri Airport
  2. Dibrugarh Airport
  3. Puducherry airport
  4. Rajahmundry Airport
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. Puducherry airport

Explanation: The Puducherry airport has become the first airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is entirely solar-powered. The 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant was commissioned on 2nd October 2020. The approx cost of the plant is Rs 2.8 crore. With becoming absolutely power-neutral, the Puducherry airport will be able to meet its entire power requirement through the solar power plant.

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13. Name of the state/UTs which announced the launch of the anti-pollution campaign ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’.

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Manipur
  3. New Delhi
  4. Jammu and Kashmir
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: C. New Delhi

Explanation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced the launch of the anti-pollution campaign ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’ to reduce the pollution level in Delhi. An anti-dust campaign is being initiated by the Delhi government to settle the dust. As part of the campaign, a technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute would be used to curb the menace of stubble burning. The government will launch a photo-based app ‘Green Delhi’ for complaints related to pollution. This App will be launched for citizens before the end of this month.

14. Name of the authore who written the book titled “The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”.

  1. Saurabh Goyal
  2. Dinkar Tripathi
  3. Soumya Singh
  4. Anand Neelakantan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer: D. Anand Neelakantan

Explanation: The author of Baahubali series, Anand Neelakantan has authored his first kid’s book titled “The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”, published by Puffins Publishers Private Limited under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The book narrates the story of the asura twins Kundakka and Mandakka who hate to go to school, troublesome Bhasma and per pig Nakura, brothers Atapi and Vatapi and others. This book introduces the Indian Puranas to the kids who are indulged in electronic gadgets. The illustrations of the book are made by Subhadeep Roy and Shiladitya Bose.

15. Pipili Pradeep Maharathy passed away. He was related to which of the following fields?

  1. Film
  2. Politics
  3. Sports
  4. Literature
  5. None of these
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Correct Answer: B. Politics

Explanation: Former Odisha Minister and BJD MLA from Pipili Pradeep Maharathy passed away in Oct 2020. He was testing positive for coronavirus on September 14, 2020. Maharathy served as Agriculture, Panchayati Raj and Fisheries Minister in the Naveen Patnaik government. A seven-time MLA from Pipili, Maharathy started his political career as a student leader.

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