Current Affairs Quiz 22nd October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched “Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने श्री धन्वंतरी जेनेरिक मेडिकल स्टोरयोजना शुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Chhattisgarh CM launched “Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has virtually launched a new scheme named ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store scheme’ to provide low-cost generic medicines and enable seamless healthcare services to the vulnerable people of the state.

The scheme will be implemented by the Urban Administration and Development Department (UADD).

Under the scheme, around 188 medical shops are planned to be opened in 169 cities. Currently, 84 generic medical shops are opened in the inaugural session to distribute medicine.

Q.2. PM Modi has inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport. Kushinagar International Airport became the 9th airport of which state?

पीएम मोदी ने कुशीनगर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे का उद्घाटन किया है। कुशीनगर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य का 9 वां हवाई अड्डा बन गया है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport in UP

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport.

This becomes the 9th airport in Uttar Pradesh to scheduled passenger flights.

A charter from Colombo was the first flight to land in Kushinagar with over 100 Buddhist monks and dignitaries.

Kushinagar International Airport will facilitate pilgrimage to Lord Buddha’s mahaparinirvana sthal of Lord Buddha, thereby boosting the economy of the region.

Q.3. Centre has extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package insurance scheme for healthcare workers for another 6 months. The scheme provides comprehensive personal accident cover of _______________.

केंद्र ने स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों के लिए प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण पैकेज बीमा योजना को और 6 महीने के लिए बढ़ा दिया है। यह योजना __________ का व्यापक व्यक्तिगत दुर्घटना कवर प्रदान करती है।

(a) Rs 50 Lakhs / रु. 50 लाख

(b) Rs 75 Lakhs / रु. 75 लाख

(c) Rs 1 crore / रु. 1 करोड़

(d) Rs 2 crores / रु. 2 करोड़

(e) Rs 5 crores / रु. 5 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Centre extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package insurance scheme for another 6 months

The centre extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), the insurance scheme for healthcare workers fighting covid-19 for another six months.

The scheme was launched in March 2020 to provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 Lakh to health care providers including community health workers and private health workers.

The current period of the policy is ending on 20 October 2021. So far, 1351 claims have been paid under the scheme.

Q.4. How much penalty has been imposed on Paytm Payments Bank by Reserve Bank of India for violating provisions of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007?

भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम 2007 के प्रावधानों के उल्लंघन के लिए भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक द्वारा पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक पर कितना जुर्माना लगाया गया है?

(a) 50 lakh / 50 लाख

(b) 90 lakh / 90 लाख

(c) 1 crore / 1 करोड़

(d) 1.5 crore / 1.5 करोड़

(e) 2 crore / 2 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. RBI imposed ₹1 crore penalty on Paytm Payments Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of 1 crore on Paytm Payments Bank for violating provisions of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007.

The central bank noted that Paytm payments bank’s application seeking issue of final certificate of authorization, did not reflect its factual position.

This is related to an offence committed of the nature referred to in Section 26 (2) of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

Q.5. NABARD has recently sanctioned Rs 608 Crores to Government of India for which state’s Infrastructure Projects?

नाबार्ड ने हाल ही में किस राज्य की बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाओं के लिए भारत सरकार को 608 करोड़ रुपये मंजूर किए हैं?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. NABARD sanctioned Rs 608 Crore to GoI for Assam’s Infrastructure Projects

In October 2021, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) sanctioned Rs 608 crore to the Government of India (GoI) for different infrastructure projects in rural areas of Assam.

The infrastructure projects include 52 rural roads, 21 rural bridges, 19 flood protection projects and 32 soil conservation projects across Assam under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) – XXVII.

17 lakhs rural population in 900 villages were estimated to get benefitted through the projects.

Recently, NABARD has entered into an MOU with the government of Assam, and the Assam Infrastructure Financing Authority (AIFA) for facilitation of Rs 13,200 crore infrastructure projects in the state over a period of 3 years.

Q.6. Which Bank with Mastercard, DFC, USAID, has launched a $100 Million Credit Facility for Indian MSMEs?

मास्टरकार्ड, डीएफसी, यूएसएआईडी के साथ किस बैंक ने भारतीय एमएसएमई के लिए 100 मिलियन डॉलर की क्रेडिट सुविधा शुरू की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. HDFC Bank, Mastercard, DFC, USAID launched $100 Million Credit Facility for Indian MSMEs

In October 2021, HDFC Bank, Mastercard, United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $100 million credit facility for MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) in India.

The credit facility is part of USAID’s global Women Economic Empowerment Fund initiative and its COVID-19 response in India.

HDFC Bank will ensure the credit facility to be available for new-to-credit small businesses owners including at least 50 percent of women entrepreneurs through its branch network across India.

Aim: To promote and support small businesses in India for digitisation needs and to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19.

Q.7. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched the NTS platform for which of the following?

भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) ने निम्नलिखित में से किसके लिए NTS प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Card tokenization / कार्ड टोकनाइजेशन

(b) Aadhaar authentication / आधार प्रमाणीकरण

(c) Cashless payment solution / कैशलेस भुगतान समाधान

(d) Faster clearing of cheques / चेक का तेजी से समाशोधन

(e) RuPay On-the-Go facility / रुपे ऑन-द-गो सुविधा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. NPCI launched NPCI Tokenization System (NTS) platform for card tokenization

NPCI launched the NPCI Tokenization System to support tokenisation of cards as an alternate to storing card details with merchants

The NTS will support the tokenisation of RuPay cards to further enhance the safety of customers.

With NTS, acquiring banks, aggregators, merchants and others can get themselves certified with NPCI and can play the role of Token Requestor to help save the token reference number, Token Reference On File (TROF) against all card numbers saved.

Merchants are required to meet the tokenization by January 1, 2022.

Q.8. Rupifi has tied up with which of the following to facilitate 15 million SMEs to access instant credit?

रुपीफाई ने 15 मिलियन एसएमई को तत्काल ऋण प्राप्त करने की सुविधा के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ करार किया है?

(a) Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited / श्रीराम ट्रांसपोर्ट फाइनेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) Bajaj Finance Limitedm/ बजाज फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

(c) Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited / महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज लिमिटेड

(d) Muthoot Finance Ltd. / मुथूट फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

(e) HDB Finance Services / एचडीबी वित्त सेवाएँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Rupifi tied up with Muthoot Finance to Support 15 Million SMEs

Rupifi, the Digital business-to-business (B2b) payment startup for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) made a partnership with Muthoot Finance to facilitate 15 million SMEs to access instant credit over the next few years.

Rupifi allows SMEs to flexibly repay their dues as and when required with a per-day interest pricing without any monthly EMIs (Equated monthly installments).

Q.9. Bharti AXA Life Insurance has entered into a Bancassurance Partnership with which Small Finance Bank?

भारती एक्सा लाइफ इंश्योरेंस ने किस स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के साथ बैंकएश्योरेंस पार्टनरशिप में प्रवेश किया है?

(a) Jana Small Finance Bank / जना लघु वित्त बैंक

(b) Suryoday Small Finance Bank / सूर्योदय लघु वित्त बैंक

(c) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank / उत्कर्ष लघु वित्त बैंक

(d) Equitas Small Finance Bank / इक्विटास लघु वित्त बैंक

(e) ESAF Small Finance Bank / ESAF लघु वित्त बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Bharti AXA Life Insurance entered into a Bancassurance Partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank

Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA Life), a joint venture of Bharti Enterprises and AXA, one of the world largest insurance companies, has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance

Bank to ensure distribution of life insurance products through the bank’s network across India.

This partnership will enable the Bharti AXA life to reach Tier  II and Tier III markets with insurance solutions and increase the reach of insurance in India.

Under this partnership, the Bharti AXA Life’s insurance comprehensive suite of life insurance plans including the protection, health, savings and investment plans will be made available for the customers of the bank across 202 districts of 19 states and 2 Union territories.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as ambassador of the Russian Film Festival in India?

भारत में रूसी फिल्म महोत्सव के राजदूत के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(b) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(c) Imtiaz Ali / इम्तियाज अली

(d) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(e) Gordon Brown / गॉर्डन ब्राउन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Imtiaz Ali appointed as ambassador of Russian Film Festival in India

Director-producer Imtiaz Ali appointed as the ambassador of the Russian Film Festival in India.

As part of the festival, ten notable Russian films of various genres will be premiered for Indian audiences on Disney+ Hotstar.

The first-ever online Russian Film Festival in India is organized by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Q.11. European Union has awarded its top human rights prize “Sakharov Prize 2021” to which of the following country’s Opposition leader Alexei Navalny?

यूरोपीय संघ ने अपने शीर्ष मानवाधिकार पुरस्कार सखारोव पुरस्कार 2021” से निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के विपक्षी नेता एलेक्सी नवाल्नी को सम्मानित किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Turkey / तुर्की

(c) Belarus / बेलारूस

(d) Turkmenistan / तुर्कमेनिस्तान

(e) Mexico / मेक्सिको

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny won EU’s Sakharov Prize 2021

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was awarded the EU’s Sakharov Prize 2021. It is European Union’s top human rights prize.

The 45-year-old activist was poisoned with a nerve agent last year and promptly arrested upon his return to Moscow from treatment in Germany and later imprisoned.

Q.12. Who is the author of the book titled “The Origin Story of India’s States”?

द ओरिजिन स्टोरी ऑफ इंडियाज स्टेट्सनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Subramanian Swamy / सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी

(b) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिड़ी

(c) Prabhleen Singh / प्रभलीन सिंह

(d) Kaveree Bamzai / कावेरी बमजई

(e) Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan / वेंकटराघवन सुभा श्रीनिवासन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. A book titled “The Origin Story of India’s States” authored by Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan

The book titled ‘The Origin Story of India’s States’ is written by Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan and published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).

Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan is a writer, actor and strategy consultant from Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is his first non-fiction book.

It is a story about the birth of India’s 28 states and 8 union territories. Also, their continuous changes.

Q.13. James Pattinson has retired from international cricket. He was associated with which country’s cricket team?

जेम्स पैटिनसन ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास ले लिया है। वह किस देश की क्रिकेट टीम से जुड़े थे?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Australia’s fast bowler James Pattinson retires from international cricket

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has retired from international cricket after realising that he won’t be in the reckoning for the Ashes series due to fitness issues.

The 31-year-old, who has played 21 Tests and 15 ODIs, though will continue to play domestic cricket.

Pattinson claimed 81 Test wickets and 16 ODI scalps in his career after making his Test debut in December 2011 against New Zealand in Brisbane.

Q.14. When is International Stuttering Awareness Day celebrated?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हकलाहट जागरूकता दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(b) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(c) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(d) 24 October / 24 अक्टूबर

(e) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. 22 October: International Stuttering Awareness Day

The International Stuttering Awareness Day, or International Stammering Awareness Day is marked annually on 22 October to create awareness about stuttering, which affects more than 70 million people, or one percent of the population, globally.

The aim of the day is to create more knowledge about the condition and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Stuttering is a communication disorder that involves “disfluencies”, or disruptions in a person’s speech.

Q.15. What was the theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हकलाहट जागरूकता दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back

(b) A World That Understands Stuttering

(c) Stuttering Pride — Respect, Dignity, Recognition

(d) Spread the Word – Education, Cooperation, Communication

(e) Speak the change you wish to see

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 22 October: International Stuttering Awareness Day

The International Stuttering Awareness Day, or International Stammering Awareness Day is marked annually on 22 October to create awareness about stuttering, which affects more than 70 million people, or one percent of the population, globally.

The aim of the day is to create more knowledge about the condition and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Stuttering is a communication disorder that involves “disfluencies”, or disruptions in a person’s speech.

Theme 2021: “Speak the change you wish to see”.

Q.16. Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDDs) Prevention Day which is also known as World Iodine Deficiency Day is annually observed on ________________.

वैश्विक आयोडीन कमी विकार (IDDs) रोकथाम दिवस जिसे विश्व आयोडीन की कमी दिवस के रूप में भी जाना जाता है, प्रतिवर्ष _________ 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.16.(c)

Exp. 21 October: World Iodine Deficiency Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDDs) Prevention Day which is also known as World Iodine Deficiency Day is annually observed on October 21st to create awareness about the importance of iodine for normal thyroid functions, growth and development.

Under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954, The government of India has banned the sale of non-iodized salt for direct human consumption in India, with effect from May 2006.

Q.17. Name Sri Lanka’s first Test captain who passed away recently.

श्रीलंका के पहले टेस्ट कप्तान का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Vasoo Paranjape / वासु परांजपे

(b) Bandula Warnapura / बंडुला वर्णपुरा

(c) Keshav Desiraju / केशव देसीराजू

(d) Oscar Fernandes / ऑस्कर फर्नांडीस

(e) Thanu Padmanabhan / थानु पद्मनाभन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Sri Lanka’s first Test captain Bandula Warnapura passed away

Sri Lanka’s first-ever Test captain Bandula Warnapura passed away, following a brief illness. He was 68.

A right-handed batsman, he led his country when it faced England in its first-ever Test match in 1982 and played three more Tests, scoring 96 runs overall at an average of 12.

He also played 12 ODI matches, scoring 180 runs at an average of 15.

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