Current Affairs Quiz 16th and 17th October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated seven new Defence PSUs, carved out of OFBs, to the nation. When was Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) founded?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने ओएफबी से बने सात नए रक्षा सार्वजनिक उपक्रमों को राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया। आयुध निर्माणी बोर्ड (ओएफबी) की स्थापना कब हुई थी?

(a) 1700

(b) 1712

(c) 1734

(d) 1756

(e) 1788

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi dedicates 7 new Defence PSUs to the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated seven new Defence PSUs, carved out of OFBs, to the nation.

These 7 new companies have been formed following the dissolution of the 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) w.e.f October 01, 2021. Under the OFB there were 41 factories and 9 ancillary bodies.

Headquarters: Kolkata

Founded: 1712

Q.2. Reliance Industries has topped the Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings published by Forbes. Globally, Reliance is placed at which position among 750 global corporates?

फोर्ब्स द्वारा प्रकाशित विश्व की सर्वश्रेष्ठ नियोक्ता 2021 रैंकिंग में रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज ने भारतीय कॉरपोरेट्स में शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है। विश्व स्तर पर, रिलायंस को 750 वैश्विक कॉरपोरेट्स में किस स्थान पर रखा गया है?

(a) 35

(b) 41

(c) 52

(d) 64

(e) 71

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Reliance Industries tops in Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021 Ranking

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has topped the Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings published by Forbes. Globally, Reliance is placed at 52nd position among 750 global corporates.

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has topped the overall ranking as World’s Best Employers 2021, followed by US giants IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Dell Technologies.

Q.3. Which company has topped among 750 global corporates in the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings published by Forbes?

फोर्ब्स द्वारा प्रकाशित विश्व के सर्वश्रेष्ठ नियोक्ता 2021 रैंकिंग में 750 वैश्विक कॉरपोरेट्स में कौन सी कंपनी शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Samsung Electronics / सैमसंग इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स

(b) IBM / आईबीएम

(c) Alphabet / अल्फाबेट

(d) Apple / एप्पल

(e) Amazon / अमेज़न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Reliance Industries tops in Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021 Ranking

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has topped the Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings published by Forbes. Globally, Reliance is placed at 52nd position among 750 global corporates.

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has topped the overall ranking as World’s Best Employers 2021, followed by US giants IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Dell Technologies.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Joint Secretary, Agriculture under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare?

कृषि और किसान कल्याण विभाग के तहत प्रधान मंत्री फसल बीमा योजना (PMFBY) और संयुक्त सचिव, कृषि के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (CEO) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vartika Shukla / वर्तिका शुक्ला

(b) Ritesh Chauhan / रितेश चौहान

(c) Harsha Bhupendra Bangari / हर्ष भूपेंद्र बंगारी

(d) S L Tripathy / एस एल त्रिपाठी

(e) Rajeev Shukla / राजीव शुक्ला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Ritesh Chauhan named as CEO of PM Fasal Bima Yojana

Senior bureaucrat Ritesh Chauhan has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Joint Secretary, Agriculture under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Chauhan will have a combined tenure of seven years up to September 22, 2023. He is a 2005-batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He will succeed Ashish Kumar Bhutani, who was appointed in 2018.

Q.5. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on ______________.

गरीबी उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल _______ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(b) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(c) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(d) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(e) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Every year, October 17 is observed as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day is a means to recognize and acknowledge the efforts and struggles that people, who are pushed to live in poverty, face.

This day provides a chance to those people to voice out their concerns and make everyone realize that these people are the first one who will have to fight poverty.

Q.6. World Food Day is observed every year on ____________.

विश्व खाद्य दिवस हर साल ____________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(b) 14 October / 14 अक्टूबर

(c) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(d) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(e) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. October 16: World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16. The day not only makes us realise how privileged we are to gorge on the delicacies of the world but also raises awareness about the not-so-privileged people.

The day acknowledges the founding of the Food and Agriculture organisation and also highlights the section across the globe that starves from extreme hunger.

Q.7. What was the theme for World Food Day 2021?

विश्व खाद्य दिवस 2021 की थीम क्या थी?

(a) Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

(b) Grow, nourish, sustain. Together.

(c) Our actions are our future

(d) Zero Hunger

(e) Change the future of migration

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. October 16: World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16. The day not only makes us realise how privileged we are to gorge on the delicacies of the world but also raises awareness about the not-so-privileged people.

The day acknowledges the founding of the Food and Agriculture organisation and also highlights the section across the globe that starves from extreme hunger.

Theme 2021: “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”.

Q.8. International Day of Rural Women is observed each year on ______________.

ग्रामीण महिलाओं का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(b) 14 September / 14 सितम्बर

(c) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(d) 16 September / 16 सितम्बर

(e) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. October 15: International Day of Rural Women

The International Day for Rural Women is observed on October 15, every year.This day focuses on gender equality and helps in empowering women in rural areas.

It also recognises the contribution and critical role played by rural women, including the indigenous women, in enhancing the agricultural & rural development, eradicating rural poverty and improving food security.

Q.9. What is the theme for International Day of Rural Women 2020?

ग्रामीण महिलाओं का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Global movement for women’s rights

(b) Rural women cultivating good food for all

(c) Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resistance

(d) Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19

(e) Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. October 15: International Day of Rural Women

The International Day for Rural Women is observed on October 15, every year.This day focuses on gender equality and helps in empowering women in rural areas.

It also recognises the contribution and critical role played by rural women, including the indigenous women, in enhancing the agricultural & rural development, eradicating rural poverty and improving food security.

Theme 2021: “Rural women cultivating good food for all”.

Q.10. Which Football team has won the South Asian Football Federation Championship 2021?

किस फुटबॉल टीम ने दक्षिण एशियाई फुटबॉल महासंघ चैंपियनशिप 2021 जीती है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Indian Football Team Wins SAFF Championship 2021 Against Nepal

Talisman Sunil Chettri, with his 80th International strike, made India win SAFF Championship 2021 against Nepal to win the 8th title.

India dominated possession in the first half of the game but failed to break the deadlock. Sahal took the tally to 3-0 when he dribbled past few defenders after receiving the ball on the left side at the stroke of the final call.

Q.11. Who among the following has become India’s 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at First Saturday Grand Master (GM) in Budapest, Hungary?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन बुडापेस्ट, हंगरी में  फर्स्ट सैटरडे ग्रैंड मास्टर (GM) में अपना दूसरा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मास्टर (IM) हासिल करने के बाद भारत की 21वीं महिला ग्रैंड मास्टर (WGM) बन गई है?

(a) Koneru Humpy / कोनेरू हम्पी

(b) Tania Sachdev / तानिया सचदेव

(c) Padmini Rout / पद्मिनी राउत

(d) Soumya Swaminathan / सौम्या स्वामीनाथन

(e) Divya Deshmukh / दिव्या देशमुख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Divya Deshmukh becomes India’s 21st WGM, wins at First Saturday Grand Master

Fifteen-year-old Divya Deshmukh became India’s 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at First Saturday Grand Master (GM) in Budapest, Hungary on 14th Oct.

Deshmukh scored five points in the nine rounds and ended up with a performance rating of 2452 to secure her final WGM norm.

Q.12. Chennai Super Kings has won the Indian Premier League title in 2021 by defeating which IPL cricket team?

चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स ने किस आईपीएल क्रिकेट टीम को हराकर 2021 में इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Mumbai Indians / मुंबई इंडियंस

(b) Kolkata Knight Riders / कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स

(c) Royal Challengers Bangalore / रॉयल चैलेंजर्स बैंगलोर

(d) Delhi Capitals / दिल्ली कैपिटल्स

(e) Rajasthan Royals / राजस्थान रॉयल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. CSK won IPL 2021 for fourth title

Chennai Super Kings closed the gap on arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in the list of Indian Premier League title wins after they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 final on 15th Oct in Dubai.

It was CSK’s ninth final in the history of the tournament, an incredible record already, and they won their fourth title.

Q.13. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) was launched in which year?

प्रधान मंत्री फसल बीमा योजना (PMFBY) किस वर्ष शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched on 18 February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an insurance service for farmers for their yields.

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