Current Affairs Quiz 23rd and 24th October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has launched ‘e-munnetram’ web portal?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने मुनेत्रमवेब पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Tamil Nadu CM launched ‘e-munnetram’ web portal

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Muthuvel Karunanidhi (M K) Stalin has launched a web portal named ‘e-munnetram’ to review the progress of all important infrastructure projects in the state.

The portal was developed by the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA), Information Technology (IT) Department. Currently, the portal will work as a private portal.

The portal will allow all IT/ITES (Information Technology/Information Technology Enabled Services) companies to interact with the government and contribute to planning and policymaking.

Q.2. Who will head the Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS) set up to review and monitor the implementation of the PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan (NMP) for Multi-Modal Connectivity’?

पीएम गतिशक्ति मल्टीमोडल कनेक्टिविटी के लिए राष्ट्रीय मास्टर प्लान (एनएमपी) के कार्यान्वयन की समीक्षा और निगरानी के लिए गठित सचिवों के अधिकार प्राप्त समूह (ईजीओएस) का प्रमुख कौन होगा?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) P Vasudevan / पी वासुदेवन

(c) Jayant Kumar Dash / जयंत कुमार दश

(d) Rajeev Gauba / राजीव गौबा

(e) Ashok Kumar Tandon / अशोक कुमार टंडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS) set up to review and monitor the implementation of the PM GatiShakti NMP; headed by Rajiv Gauba

On October 21, 2021, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi cleared the ‘PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan (NMP) for Multi-Modal Connectivity’ to economic zones and the information for the same was provided by Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) during a media briefing on the Cabinet decisions in New Delhi.

This approval comes after a week when the PM launched Rs 100 Lakh crores Gati Shakti NMP for Infrastructure Development from New Delhi. PM Modi launched PM Gati Shakti NMP on 13th October 2021.

An Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS) headed by the Cabinet Secretary (Currently Rajiv Gauba) and secretaries of 18 ministries as members will be set up to review and monitor the implementation of the PM GatiShakti NMP and to ensure logistics efficiency.

Q.3. Cabinet has recently approved a further increase in the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners from 28% to __________.

कैबिनेट ने हाल ही में केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों को महंगाई भत्ता और पेंशनभोगियों को महंगाई राहत को 28% से बढ़ाकर _________ करने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 29%

(b) 30%

(c) 31%

(d) 32%

(e) 33%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. DA/DR for central government employees and pensioners hiked from 28% to 31%

The Union Cabinet has approved a further hike of 3% in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for the central government employees and pensioners.

The increase of 3% is over the existing rate of 28% of the basic pay/pension and will be effective from July 1, 2021. Now after this hike, the DA/DR will increase to 31%.

It must be remembered that earlier in July 2021, the government had announced an 11% hike in DA/DR from 17% to 28% of the basic pay/pension. It will cost the exchequer Rs 9,488.70 crore per annum.

Q.4. Which of the following country has elected its first-ever president Dame Sandra Mason, removing UK’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने ब्रिटेन की महारानी एलिजाबेथ को राज्य प्रमुख के पद से हटाते हुए अपना पहला राष्ट्रपति डेम सैंड्रा मेसन चुना है?

(a) Barbados / बारबाडोस

(b) Jamaica / जमैका

(c) Panama / पनामा

(d) Dominican Republic / डोमिनिकन रिपब्लिक

(e) Costa Rica / कोस्टा रिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Barbados elected its first-ever president Dame Sandra Mason, removing UK’s Queen Elizabeth

Barbados has elected its first-ever president as it prepares to become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state.

Dame Sandra Mason, 72, is set to be sworn in on 30 November, which will mark the country’s 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.

The first woman to serve on the Barbados Court of Appeals, Dame Sandra has been governor-general since 2018. The historic election came after a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate.  described the vote as a “seminal moment” for the nation.

Q.5. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ of countries. Which of the following country has also been added to the Grey List?

फाइनेंशियल एक्शन टास्क फोर्स (FATF) ने पाकिस्तान को देशों की ग्रे लिस्टपर बरकरार रखा है। निम्नलिखित में से किस देश को भी ग्रे लिस्ट में जोड़ा गया है?

(a) Turkey / तुर्की

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Jordan / जॉर्डन

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. FATF retained Pakistan in ‘Grey List; Turkey, Jordan, and Mali also added

Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ of countries.

In a briefing, FATF president Marcus Pleyer also said that three new countries Turkey, Jordan, and Mali have also been added to the Grey List.

In June this year, the FATF had retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ for failing to check money laundering, leading to terror financing.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as OnePlus India CEO and OnePlus Head of India region?

वनप्लस इंडिया के सीईओ और वनप्लस भारत क्षेत्र के प्रमुख के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Noopur Chaturvedi / नूपुर चतुर्वेदी

(b) Vinod Kannan / विनोद कन्नन

(c) N Venudhar Reddy / एन वेणुधर रेड्डी

(d) Navnit Nakra / नवनीत नाकरा

(e) Deepti Pillay Sivan / दीप्ति पिल्ले सिवान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. OnePlus appointed Navnit Nakra as OnePlus India CEO and Head of India region

Smartphone maker OnePlus has elevated Navnit Nakra as its India CEO and Head of OnePlus India region operations.

Nakra will spearhead the company’s business operations and overall strategy for the Indian region.

Prior to this, Nakra served as the Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Sales of OnePlus in India.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the global brand ambassador of Adidas?

एडिडास के वैश्विक ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Deepika Padukone / दीपिका पादुकोण

(b) Kiara Advani / कियारा आडवाणी

(c) Disha Patani / दिशा पटानी

(d) Mary Kom / मैरी कोम

(e) Rhea Chakraborty / रिया चक्रवर्ती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Adidas roped in Deepika Padukone as Global Brand Ambassador

Adidas, a German sportswear major, has appointed Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as its global brand ambassador. She will endorse Adidas women globally.

The appointment was announced during the unveiling event of Adidas’s first flagship store in India in Delhi.

Other brand ambassadors of Adidas in India:

Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen, Simranjeet Kaur, Hima Das and Dipika Pallikal.

Q.8. Who has been roped in as the Brand Ambassador of Realme?

Realme के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Bhuvneshwar Kumar / भुवनेश्वर कुमार

(b) K L Rahul / के एल राहुल

(c) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(d) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(e) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्या रहाने

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Realme appointed KL Rahul as Brand Ambassador

Realme, a Chinese smartphone brand, has appointed Indian Cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador for its smartphone category.

The association of realme with KL Rahul will reinstate the brand ideology of being youth-oriented.

The primary target of this partnership is the millennials in India.

Q.9. Who will be conferred the first Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa?

गोवा में भारत के 52वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव में प्रथम सत्यजीत रे लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया जाएगा?

(a) Martin Scorsese / मार्टिन स्कोरसेस

(b) Istevan Szabo / इस्तेवन सज़ाबो

(c) Thomas Vinterberg / थॉमस विन्टरबर्ग

(d) Paul R Milgrom / पॉल आर मिलग्रोम

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Martin Scorsese and Istevan Szabo to be honored with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI

Istevan Szabo and Martin Scorsese will be conferred the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa.

Istvan Szabo is one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film directors of the past few decades known for masterpieces like Mephisto (1981) Father (1966).

Martin Scorsese is one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history.

The 52nd edition of India’s most prestigious film festival will be held from 20th to 28th November, 2021 in Goa. BRICS Film Festival to be held alongside IFFI.

Q.10. Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation has won “Earth Guardian Award” at 11th NatWest Group Earth Heroes Awards 2021. Which state’s Satpura Tiger Reserve has won the “Earth Guardian Award” along with Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation?

परम्बिकुलम टाइगर कंजर्वेशन फाउंडेशन ने 11वें नेटवेस्ट ग्रुप अर्थ हीरोज अवार्ड्स 2021 में अर्थ गार्जियन अवार्डजीता है। किस राज्य के सतपुड़ा टाइगर रिजर्व ने परम्बिकुलम टाइगर कंजर्वेशन फाउंडेशन के साथ अर्थ गार्जियन अवार्डजीता है?

(a) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(b) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation won Earth Guardian Award at 11th NatWest Group Earth Heroes Awards 2021

The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation (PaTCoF), a non-profit organisation in Palakkad, Kerala, under the Kerala Forest Department, has won the NatWest Group’s Earth Guardian Award 2021 for its efforts towards the conservation of tigers and biodiversity of the Parambikulam tiger reserve.

NatWest Group India, the global capability centre of the NatWest Group announced the 8 winners of the 11th edition of the NatWest Group Earth Heroes Awards (2021).

Satpura Tiger Reserve (Madhya Pradesh) has also won the Earth Guardian award.

The 2021 awards have been presented under different categories such as Green Warrior, Earth Guardian, Save the Species, Inspire and Lifetime Achievement.

The theme of the 2021 awards is “Biodiversity – A resilient nature is a foundation on which all climate mitigation and adaptation efforts must be raised”.

Q.11. World Polio Day is celebrated annually on __________________.

विश्व पोलियो दिवस प्रतिवर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 24 October / 24 अक्टूबर

(b) 25 October / 25 अक्टूबर

(c) 26 October / 26 अक्टूबर

(d) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

(e) 28 October / 28 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. 24 October: World Polio Day

October 24 is observed as World Polio Day every year in order to call on countries to stay vigilant in their fight against the disease. As per the WHO, since 1980, the cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99.9 per cent as a result of vaccination efforts made around the world.

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop the vaccine against the disease.

Q.12. What was the theme for World Polio Day 2021?

विश्व पोलियो दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) A celebration of the unsung heroes of Polio eradication

(b) Delivering on a Promise

(c) One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio

(d) A win against polio is a win for global health

(e) End Polio Now: Make History Today

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. 24 October: World Polio Day

October 24 is observed as World Polio Day every year in order to call on countries to stay vigilant in their fight against the disease. As per the WHO, since 1980, the cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99.9 per cent as a result of vaccination efforts made around the world.

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop the vaccine against the disease.

Theme 2021: Delivering on a Promise

Q.13. On which date United Nations Day is observed every year?

प्रति वर्ष संयुक्त राष्ट्र दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

(b) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(c) 23 October / 23 अक्टूबर

(d) 24 October / 24 अक्टूबर

(e) 25 October / 25 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. 24 October: United Nations (UN) Day

The United Nations (UN) Day is observed on October 24 each year and marks the official establishment of the United Nations in 1945.

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation whose primary role is to maintain world peace and security.

The UN came into existence on October 24, 1945. The name ‘United Nations’ was coined by the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was first used in the Declaration of the United Nations on January 1, 1942, during the Second World War.

Theme of UN concert 2021: “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity”

Q.14. Every year, __________________ is observed as International Snow Leopard Day.

हर साल, ___________ को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हिम तेंदुआ दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

(b) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(c) 23 October / 23 अक्टूबर

(d) 24 October / 24 अक्टूबर

(e) 25 October / 25 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. 23 October: International Snow Leopard Day

Every year, October 23 is observed as International Snow Leopard Day since 2014.

The day commemorates the anniversary of the Bishkek Declaration and to celebrate this endangered cat and raise awareness for its conservation and protection.

It was on October 23, 2013, when political leaders from 12 countries came together to endorse the ‘Bishkek Declaration on the conservation of snow leopards.

Snow Leopards are found in 12 countries namely India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Q.15. What is the rank of Indian football team in FIFA’s latest 2021 ranking?

फीफा की नवीनतम 2021 रैंकिंग में भारतीय फुटबॉल टीम की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 102

(b) 104

(c) 106

(d) 108

(e) 110

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. FIFA Ranking 2021: India ranked 106th; Belgium topped

India has ranked 106th in the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Rankings 2021, the position of team India was increased to one spot.

After the victory in SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship 2021 of team India led by Sunil Chhetri, it has secured the 106th position. The team has defeated Nepal in the summit clash.

Under the FIFA Rankings, Belgium is at 1st position. Brazil holds 2nd position, France holds 3rd position.

Q.16. Which of the following country has topped the FIFA’s latest 2021 ranking?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने फीफा की नवीनतम 2021 रैंकिंग में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Belgium / बेल्जियम

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Portugal / पुर्तगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. FIFA Ranking 2021: India ranked 106th; Belgium topped

India has ranked 106th in the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Rankings 2021, the position of team India was increased to one spot.

After the victory in SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship 2021 of team India led by Sunil Chhetri, it has secured the 106th position. The team has defeated Nepal in the summit clash.

Under the FIFA Rankings, Belgium is at 1st position. Brazil holds 2nd position, France holds 3rd position.

Q.17. Ridhima Veerendra Kumar recently broke a 7-year National record of Maana Patel and bagged gold medal in which sports at 47th Junior National Championships?

रिधिमा वीरेंद्र कुमार ने हाल ही में माना पटेल का 7 साल का राष्ट्रीय रिकॉर्ड तोड़ा और 47वीं जूनियर राष्ट्रीय चैंपियनशिप में किस खेल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता?

(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.(d)

Exp. Ridhima Veerendra Kumar broke 7-year National record and bagged gold medal in swimming

Karnataka swimmer Ridhima Veerendrakumar bagged the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls, in Bengaluru, a record-breaking performance at the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships.

Ridhima led with powerful strokes to clock 29.94 seconds and broke the 7-year National record of Maana Patel’s record (30.37 seconds) created in 2014.

Shalini Dixit of Karnataka bagged the silver medal while Sri Nitya Sago of Telangana took bronze.

Q.18. Saranjeet Singh passed away recently. With which sport he was associated with?

सरनजीत सिंह का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Football / फुटबॉल

(c) Wrestling / रेसलिंग

(d) Chess / चेस

(e) Hockey / हॉकी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. Former hockey player Saranjeet Singh passed away

Former hockey international player Saranjeet Singh has passed away.

The former State Bank of India hockey player, who played for Coronation Club in the local league, represented Hyderabad juniors and seniors for many years in the late 70s and 80s and also played for India, which toured Germany in 1983.

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