Current Affairs Quiz 20th October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th October 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which organization, in collaboration Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Energy Ministries of Government has launched Geospatial Energy Map of India or Geographic Information System (GIS) Energy Map of India?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (इसरो) और सरकार के ऊर्जा मंत्रालयों के सहयोग से किस संगठन ने भारत का भूस्थानिक ऊर्जा मानचित्र या भौगोलिक सूचना प्रणाली (जीआईएस) भारत का ऊर्जा मानचित्र लॉन्च किया है?

(a) National Development Council / राष्ट्रीय विकास परिषद

(b) NITI Aayog / निति आयोग

(c) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(d) Central Vigilance Commission / केंद्रीय सतर्कता आयोग

(e) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. NITI Aayog launched Geospatial Energy Map of India with ISRO

NITI Aayog in collaboration Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Energy Ministries of Government has launched Geospatial Energy Map of India or Geographic Information System (GIS) Energy Map of India to provide a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country.

It will identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks for comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country.

Q.2. Who is the head of the Working Group constituted by the Central Government to roll out an overhauled Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)?

नई प्रधानमंत्री फसल बीमा योजना (पीएमएफबीवाई) शुरू करने के लिए केंद्र सरकार द्वारा गठित कार्य समूह का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) Vijay C Daga / विजय सी डागा

(b) C.K. Mishra / सी.के. मिश्रा

(c) P. Vasudevan / पी वासुदेवन

(d) V G Somani / वी जी सोमानी

(e) Ritesh Chauhan / रितेश चौहान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Working Group Constituted to overhaul Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) headed by Ritesh Chauhan

The Central Government has constituted a Working Group (WG) to be headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PMFBY, currently Ritesh Chauhan to roll out an overhauled Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from Kharif 2022.

The group will submit its report in six months. The key reason for the WG formation is the quitting of the scheme by many states due to the share of premium.

The premium to be paid by farmers is fixed at 1.5% of the sum insured for rabi crops and 2% for Kharif crops, while it is 5% for cash crops under PMFBY. The balance premium is split equally between the Centre and states. Many states have demanded their share of the premium subsidy be capped at 30% while some others demand the Centre to bear the entire subsidy.

Q.3. Which countries have recently decided to launch quadrilateral economic forum?

हाल ही में किन देशों ने चतुर्भुज आर्थिक मंच शुरू करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) UAE, U.S, India, Israel / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात, अमेरिका, भारत, इज़राइल

(b) UAE, U.S, India, UK / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात, अमेरिका, भारत, यूके

(c) UAE, U.S, India, Russia / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात, अमेरिका, भारत, रूस

(d) UAE, U.S, India, Japan / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात, अमेरिका, भारत, जापान

(e) UAE, U.S, India, China / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात, अमेरिका, भारत, चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India, Israel, UAE, U.S. decide to launch quadrilateral economic forum

India, Israel, United Arab Emirates and United States have decided to launch new quadrilateral economic forum.

Quadrilateral builds on ongoing cooperation between U.S., Israel and UAE after the Abraham Accords last year.

This QUAD grouping had decided to establish an international forum for economic cooperation, and discussed possibilities for joint infrastructure projects expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.

Q.4. What is the rank of India among 113 countries in the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021?

वैश्विक खाद्य सुरक्षा (GFS) सूचकांक 2021 में 113 देशों में भारत का स्थान क्या है?

(a) 45th

(b) 53rd

(c) 71st

(d) 84th

(e) 104th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. 71st Global Food Security Index 2021: India ranked 71st; Ireland topped

India has been ranked 71st in the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021 among 113 countries with a score of 57.2 points

GFS Index is published by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

Top ranks: Ireland, Austria, UK, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France, US

Last rank (113th): Burundi

China has been ranked 34th, Pakistan ranked 75th, Sri Lanka (77th Position), Nepal (79th position) and Bangladesh (84th position).

Q.5. Which country has topped in the 71st Global Food Security Index 2021?

71वें वैश्विक खाद्य सुरक्षा सूचकांक 2021 में कौन सा देश शीर्ष पर है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. 71st Global Food Security Index 2021: India ranked 71st; Ireland topped

India has been ranked 71st in the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021 among 113 countries with a score of 57.2 points

GFS Index is published by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

Top ranks: Ireland, Austria, UK, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France, US

Last rank (113th): Burundi

China has been ranked 34th, Pakistan ranked 75th, Sri Lanka (77th Position), Nepal (79th position) and Bangladesh (84th position).

Q.6. Which bank has tied up with CredAvenue for Portfolio management of their Securitization Book and implemented CredPool, an institutional debt platform of CredAvenue?

किस बैंक ने अपनी प्रतिभूतिकरण पुस्तक के पोर्टफोलियो प्रबंधन के लिए CredAvenue के साथ करार किया है और CredAvenue के एक संस्थागत ऋण मंच, CredPool को लागू किया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Federal Bank has tied up with CredAvenue for Securitisation platform

Federal Bank has partnered with CredAvenue for Portfolio management of their Securitization Book and implemented CredPool, an institutional debt platform of CredAvenue.

Through the technology platform of CredAvenue, Federal bank could digitally monitor their asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) pool assets efficiently.

Through the partnership, the bank has automated the end-to-end processes for direct assignments of retail portfolios.

The platform helps banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC’s) to meet existing and new regulatory guidelines pertaining to securitisation and direct assignment.

Q.7. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed Rs 1 crore penalty on which bank for non-compliance with the directions contained in RBI (Frauds classification and reporting by commercial banks and select FIs) directions 2016?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) ने आरबीआई (वाणिज्यिक बैंकों और चुनिंदा वित्तीय संस्थानों द्वारा धोखाधड़ी वर्गीकरण और रिपोर्टिंग) में निहित निर्देशों का पालन न करने के लिए किस बैंक पर 1 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. RBI imposed Rs 1 crore penalty on SBI for non-compliance

RBI has imposed Rs 1 crore monetary penalty on State Bank of India (SBI) under the provisions of section 47A (1) (c), 46(4)(i) and 51(1) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

Penalty has been imposed for non-compliance with the directions contained in RBI (Frauds classification and reporting by commercial banks and select FIs) directions 2016.

It also focuses upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

Q.8. Which space agency has launched a first-of-its-kind mission called ‘Lucy Mission‘ to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids?

किस अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ने बृहस्पति के ट्रोजन क्षुद्रग्रहों का अध्ययन करने के लिए लुसी मिशननामक अपनी तरह का पहला मिशन लॉन्च किया है?

(a) ISRO / इसरो

(b) NASA / नासा

(c) Roscosmos / रोस्कोसमोस

(d) CNSA / सी.एन.एस.ए.

(e) JAXA / जाक्सा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. NASA launched Lucy Mission to study the Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

The US space agency NASA has launched a first-of-its-kind mission called ‘Lucy Mission‘ to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.

The mission life of Lucy is 12-year, during which the spacecraft will fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids to study about solar system’s evolution. These will include one main-belt asteroid and seven Jupiter Trojan asteroids.

The Lucy probe was launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16, 2021.

Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids are two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of the primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets.

Q.9. Which telecom operator has joined hands with L&T for testing 5G based Smart City solutions?

5G आधारित स्मार्ट सिटी समाधानों के परीक्षण के लिए किस दूरसंचार ऑपरेटर ने L&T के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) Vi / वि आई

(b) BSNL / बी.एस.एन.एल.

(c) Airtel / एयरटेल

(d) Reliance Jio / रिलायंस जिओ

(e) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Vodafone-Idea joined hands with L&T for testing 5G based Smart City solutions

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), a Telecom operator and Larsen and Toubro (L&T), an Indian Multinational conglomerate company have joined hands for a pilot project to test 5G-based smart city solutions.

The pilot project will be commenced in Pune, Maharasthra.

Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) launched internet of things (IoT) solutions comprising connectivity, hardware, network, application, analytics, security and support for enterprises that seek to digitize several businesses.

Q.10. World Statistics Day is observed every year on ______________.

विश्व सांख्यिकी दिवस ______________ पर हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(b) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(c) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(d) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर

(e) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. 20 October: World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day is celebrated around the globe every year on 20 October to highlight the achievements of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.

The day, which was created by United Nations Statistical Commission, was first marked in the year 2010.

India celebrates statistics day as National Statistics Day on 29 June to mark the birthday of the statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.

Q.11. World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on _________________.

विश्व ओस्टियोपोरोसिस दिवस _________________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(b) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर

(c) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

(d) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(e) 23 October / 23 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. 20th October: World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed every year on October 20 to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

The day is organized by International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

Osteoporosis means ‘porous bone’ and is a disease that weakens bones, and if you have it, you are at a greater risk for sudden and unexpected bone fractures.

Global World Osteoporosis Day Campaign theme for 2021: Serve Up Bone Strength.

Q.12. Who is the author of the book titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”?

एक्चुअलीआई मेट देम: ए मेमॉयरनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Dalai Lama / दलाई लामा

(b) Sonali Chitalkar / सोनाली चितलकर

(c) Sarbpreet Singh / सरबप्रीत सिंह

(d) Gulzar / गुलजार

(e) Shashi Tharoor / शशि थरूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. A book titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir” authored by Gulzar

Legendary Indian poet-lyricist-director Gulzar has come out with his new book title as ‘Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir’.

In this memoir book, Gulzar has shared many interesting unknown facts about legends like Kishore Kumar, Bimal Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Mahasweta Devi, among others.

Q.13. Avi Barot passed away recently. He was a/an _____________.

हाल ही में अवि बरोट का निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Singer / गायक

(b) TV Actor / टीवी अभिनेता

(c) Anchor / एंकर

(d) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(e) Lawyer / वकील

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Saurashtra Cricketer Avi Barot passed away

Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot (29 years) passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He represented Haryana and Gujarat in his professional career.

He was a former India Under-19 captain and a member of Ranji Trophy-winning team in the 2019-20 season.

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