Current Affairs Quiz 21st October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has announced the Implementation of “Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana” from November 2021?

किस राज्य सरकार ने नवंबर 2021 से मुख्यमंत्री राशन आपके द्वार योजनाके कार्यान्वयन की घोषणा की है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. MP Govt announced Implementation of “Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana”

The government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has announced the implementation of the scheme ‘‘Mukhyamantri Ration Apke Dwar Yojana”, which will start from November 2021.

Under this scheme, ration will be provided at the doorstep of the villagers where there are no Fair Price Shops (FPS).

Aim: To provide ration material to the vulnerable sections such as Divyanga (Specially-Abled) and senior citizens near their homes. To ensure proper ration supply for poor tribal families in each village bin 74 tribal dominated blocks of 16 districts.

Q.2. Who is the head of the Expert Group on Tobacco Tax Policy set up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare?

स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय द्वारा स्थापित तंबाकू कर नीति पर विशेषज्ञ समूह का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) Vikas Sheel / विकास शील

(b) V G Kannan / वी जी कन्नन

(c) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(d) Baijayant Panda / बैजयंत पांडा

(e) P K Mohanty / पी के मोहंती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Expert Group by government on Tobacco Tax Policy headed by Vikas Sheel

On October 19, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has set up an expert group headed by Vikas Sheel, additional secretary in MoHFW to develop a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products.

The group will analyze the current tax structure of all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, and suggesting various tax rate models for the preparation of the FY23 and future Union budgets.

The reason behind this is to prepare a roadmap for reducing tobacco demand according to World Health Organization’s (WHO) plans.

Q.3. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 1.95 crore on which bank for failing to report a cyber security incident within the prescribed time period?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने निर्धारित समय अवधि के भीतर साइबर सुरक्षा घटना की रिपोर्ट करने में विफल रहने के लिए किस बैंक पर 1.95 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Standard Chartered Bank / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) HSBC Bank / एचएसबीसी बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. RBI imposed a fine of Rs 1.95 crores on Standard Chartered Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of Rs 1.95 crore on the Standard Chartered Bank for failing to report a cyber security incident within the prescribed time period, and failure to credit the amount involved in unauthorised electronic transactions, among other reasons.

Standard Chartered Bank was penalised also for its non-compliance of RBI’s directions on customer protection.

Standard Chartered Bank had also allowed direct sales agents to conduct KYC verifications and failed to ensure the integrity of data submitted in the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC).

Q.4. What was the rank of India in 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey?

2021 मर्सर सीएफएस ग्लोबल पेंशन इंडेक्स (एमसीजीपीआई) सर्वेक्षण में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 40th

(b) 58th

(c) 72nd

(d) 135th

(e) 144th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey: India ranked 40th; Iceland topped

Mercer Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, has released the 13th edition of the Mercer Global Pension Index (2021 MCGPI).

India has been ranked at 40th spot out of 43 countries in the 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index survey with overall index value of 43.3. India was ranked 34th out of 39 pension systems in 2020.

Top Rank: Iceland (index value of 84.2)

Bottom Rank: Thailand (index value at 40.6)

Q.5. Which country has topped the 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey?

2021 मर्सर सीएफएस ग्लोबल पेंशन इंडेक्स (एमसीजीपीआई) सर्वेक्षण में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey: India ranked 40th ; Iceland topped

Mercer Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, has released the 13th edition of the Mercer Global Pension Index (2021 MCGPI).

India has been ranked at 40th spot out of 43 countries in the 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index survey with overall index value of 43.3. India was ranked 34th out of 39 pension systems in 2020.

Top Rank: Iceland (index value of 84.2)

Bottom Rank: Thailand (index value at 40.6)

Q.6. What was the rank of India in World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021?

वर्ल्ड जस्टिस प्रोजेक्ट्स (WJP) रूल ऑफ़ लॉ इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 32

(b) 51

(c) 79

(d) 105

(e) 121

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021: India ranked 79th; Denmark topped

India has ranked 79 out of 139 countries and jurisdictions in the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021 report.

The WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 ranks the countries based on scores ranging from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the strongest adherence to the rule of law.

Denmark, Norway and Finland topped the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021.

Q.7. Which country has topped the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021?

वर्ल्ड जस्टिस प्रोजेक्ट्स (WJP) रूल ऑफ़ लॉ इंडेक्स 2021 में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(d) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021: India ranked 79th; Denmark topped

India has ranked 79 out of 139 countries and jurisdictions in the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021 report.

The WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 ranks the countries based on scores ranging from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the strongest adherence to the rule of law.

Denmark, Norway and Finland topped the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021.

Q.8. Name the person who has been elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे एसोसिएशन ऑफ म्यूचुअल फंड्स इन इंडिया (AMFI) का अध्यक्ष चुना गया है।

(a) Padmakumar Nair / पद्मकुमार नायर

(b) T Rabi Sankar / टी रबी शंकर

(c) Amit Banerjee / अमित बनर्जी

(d) A Balasubramanian / ए बालासुब्रमण्यन

(e) RM Sundaram / आर एम सुंदरम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. A. Balasubramanian elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)

Balasubramanian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management, was elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), by the board members of AMFI.

Earlier he served as the Chairman of AMFI from 2017 to 2019.

Balasubramanian has succeeded Nilesh Shah, Managing Director of Kotak Mutual Fund. He will also hold the office of ex-officio Chairman of the AMFI Financial Literacy Committee.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as the brand ambassador of ‘Future Yahi Hai’ campaign for CoinDCX?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे CoinDCX के लिए फ्यूचर यही हैअभियान का ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ayushman Khurrana / आयुष्मान खुराना

(b) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(c) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंदूलकर

(d) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(e) Suresh Raina / सुरेश रैना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Ayushmann Khurrana joined CoinDCX for ‘Future Yahi Hai’ campaign

Ayushmann Khurrana has become the latest celebrity to venture into the cryptocurrency space through his association with CoinDCX’s ‘Future Yahi Hai’ campaign.

The CoinDCX ‘Future Yahi Hai’ Megadrive is directed towards addressing major questions and doubts and dispelling myths when it comes to crypto investments from the perspective of young India.

CoinDCX is India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange valued at $1.1 billion.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the MD of India Ports Global Limited (IPGL)?

इंडिया पोर्ट्स ग्लोबल लिमिटेड (IPGL) के एमडी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neera Tanden / नीरा टंडन

(b) Jagjit Pavadia / जगजीत पवाडिया

(c) Alok Mishra / आलोक मिश्रा

(d) Arun Raste / अरुण रस्ते

(e) Rajesh Bansal / राजेश बंसल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Alok Mishra appointed as the MD of India Ports Global Limited (IPGL)

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Captain Alok Mishra as the Managing Director of India Ports Global Limited (IPGL). He is currently serving as the Head of operation and transformation lead at the Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTI), Mumbai Maharashtra.

Alok Mishra has been appointed for the full-time role for a term of 5 years.

Alok Mishra succeeds Harjeet Kaur Joshi, CMD of Delivery Company of India Ltd (SCI), who held the additional charge as the MD of IPGL.

Q.11. Who has been conferred with the Aryabhata Award by Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in 2021?

एस्ट्रोनॉटिकल सोसाइटी ऑफ इंडिया (ASI) द्वारा 2021 में आर्यभट्ट पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Anand Kumar / आनंद कुमार

(b) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

(c) Iqbal Singh Lalpura / इकबाल सिंह लालपुरा

(d) Kailasavadivoo Sivan / कैलासावादिवू सिवान

(e) Thanu Padmanabhan / थानु पद्मनाभन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Aryabhata Award conferred to Dr G Satheesh Reddy by Astronautical Society of India (ASI)

Secretary DDR&D (Department of Defence Research and Development) and Chairman DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) Dr G Satheesh Reddy has been conferred the prestigious ‘Aryabhata Award’ by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) for his outstanding life-time contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India.

The award ceremony was held at UR Rao Satellite Centre Bangalore, Karnataka with participants (joined virtually) from across the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), DRDO and other academic institutions.

Q.12. The Police Commemoration Day is celebrated on ____________ every year.

पुलिस स्मरणोत्सव दिवस हर साल ____________ को 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.12.(c)

Exp. 21 October: Police Commemoration Day

Every year, October 21 is celebrated as the Police Commemoration Day, to pay tributes to all police personnel who died in the line of duty.

The Police Commemoration Day remembers the ultimate sacrifice of 10 police personnel who lost their lives on October 21, 1959 in Ladakh while fighting the Chinese army.

Q.13. On which date International Chef’s Day is observed every year?

हर साल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शेफ दिवस किस तारीख को 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.13.(d)

Exp. 20 October: International Chef’s Day

International Chefs Day is being observed every year on 20 October to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.

It was created by Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004.

Q.14. What was the theme for International Chef’s Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शेफ दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) World on a Plate

(b) Pass It On

(c) Healthy Foods for Growing Up

(d) Healthy Kids – Healthy Future

(e) Healthy Food for the Future

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. 20 October: International Chef’s Day

International Chefs Day is being observed every year on 20 October to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.

It was created by Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004.

Theme 2021: Healthy Food for the Future.

Q.15. Who is the author of the book titled ‘The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey’?

द स्टार्स इन माई स्काई: दोज़ हू ब्राइटेनड माई फिल्म जर्नीनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Amitav Ghosh / अमिताभ घोष

(b) Divya Dutta / दिव्या दत्ता

(c) Avtar Singh Bhasin / अवतार सिंह भसीन

(d) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिड़ी

(e) Aditya Gupta / आदित्य गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Divya Dutta will release her 2nd Book ‘The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey’

Bollywood Actress Divya Dutta is set to release her second book titled ‘The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey’ in October 2021.

Her first book titled ‘Me and Ma’ was released in 2017.

The book will be published by Penguin eBury Press, the division of Penguin Random House India (PRHI), and its foreword is written by Amitabh Bachchan.

Q.16. Who has authored the book “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition” launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh?

रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह द्वारा जारी की गई पुस्तक वीर सावरकर: द मैन हू कैन्ड प्रिवेंटेड पार्टिशनकिसने लिखी है?

(a) Uday Mahurkar / उदय माहुरकर

(b) Chirayu Pandit / चिरायु पंडित

(c) Jeet Thayil / जीत थायिल

(d) Sanjay Baru / संजय बरू

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Defence Minister launched the book “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition” authored by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the book titled “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition” authored by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit at Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.

Minister Rajnath Singh described Savarkar as an “icon of Indian history” and also described his contributions to a nation which was not yet considered and highlighted the prolonged controversies from time to time on the great leader Savarkar.

Q.17. Bhavani Devi has won the 2022 Charlellville National Competition in France. She is associated with which sports?

भवानी देवी ने फ्रांस में 2022 चार्लेविल राष्ट्रीय प्रतियोगिता जीती है। वह किस खेल से जुड़ी हैं?

(a) Shot Put / गोला फेंक

(b) Javelin Throw / भाला फेंक

(c) Fencing / फेंसिंग

(d) Swimming / तैराकी

(e) Pole vault / पोल वॉल्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(c)

Exp. Bhavani Devi won the 2022 Charlellville National Competition, France

Fencer Bhavani Devi (28 years) has won 2022 Charlellville National Competition in France in the individual women’s sabre event

She also made history at Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian to compete in the sport at the Games by winning her round of 64 match 15-3 against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi before going down to eventual bronze-medallist, Manon Brunet of France.

She is currently ranked 50th in the world and is the top-ranked fencer from India.

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