Current Affairs Quiz 26th October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state has become the 1st state to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) and Electricity for each household?

कौन सा राज्य खुले में शौच मुक्त (ओडीएफ) और प्रत्येक घर के लिए बिजली प्राप्त करने वाला पहला राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Goa became the 1st state to achieve ODF and Electricity for each household

Goa has achieved Open Defecation Free (ODF) and Electricity for every household.

The original ODF protocol was issued in the year 2016. According to it, a city or ward is notified as ODF city or ward if not a single person is found defecating in the open, at any point of the day.

Goa has also become the first state to provide tap water to every household under the “Har Ghar Jal Mission”.

Apart from that, Goa achieved 100 per cent target to provide free ration to the poor and needy.

It has also completed 100 per cent first dose of covid-19 vaccination.

Q.2. PM Narendra Modi has launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (ABHIM)’ from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. What is the total outlay allocated for the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (ABHIM)’over the next six years, according to the budget 2021-22?

पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने उत्तर प्रदेश के वाराणसी से आयुष्मान भारत हेल्थ इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर मिशन (ABHIM)’ लॉन्च किया है। बजट 2021-22 के अनुसार, अगले छह वर्षों में आयुष्मान भारत स्वास्थ्य अवसंरचना मिशन (ABHIM) के लिए आवंटित कुल परिव्यय क्या है?

(a) 79,300 crores / 79,300 करोड़

(b) 64,180 crores / 64,180 करोड़

(c) 77,350 crores / 77,350 करोड़

(d) 69,000 crores / 69,000 करोड़

(e) 53,710 crores / 53,710 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. PM Modi launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’

PM Narendra Modi has launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (ABHIM)’ worth Rs 64,180 crore from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

Under this, 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states will get support. 11,024 urban health and wellness centres will be established.

Aim: to address gaps in public health infrastructure with focus on critical care facilities and primary care in urban and rural areas.

Q.3. Uttar Pradesh Government has approved the renaming of which Railway Junction to Ayodhya Cantonment?

उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने किस रेलवे जंक्शन का नाम बदलकर अयोध्या छावनी करने की मंजूरी दे दी है?

(a) Mughalsarai / मुगलसराय

(b) Faizabad / फैजाबाद

(c) Allahabad / इलाहाबाद

(d) Hoshangabad / होशंगाबाद

(e) Hazratganj / हजरतगंज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. UP Govt approved the renaming of Faizabad Railway Junction to Ayodhya Cantt

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has approved the proposal to change the name of Faizabad railway junction to Ayodhya Cantt (Cantonment).

The name of the Faizabad railway junction will be changed to Ayodhya Cantt after the approval of the Ministry of Railways.

In 2018, the UP government renamed the districts Faizabad and Allahabad into Ayodhya and Prayagraj. In 2017, the central government approved its proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station as the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station.

Q.4. With which country, India has planned to launch ‘Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS)’, at Conference of Parties (COP26)?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने पार्टियों के सम्मेलन (COP26) में इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर फॉर रेजिलिएंट आइलैंड स्टेट्स (IRIS)’ लॉन्च करने की योजना बनाई है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) Spain / स्पेन

(d) Italy / इटली

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. India, UK, and Australia planned to jointly launch IRIS initiative at COP26

India, Australia, and UK in collaboration with small island developing states (SIDS), have planned to launch ‘Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS)’, on the sidelines of Conference of Parties (COP26).

It aims at creating an infrastructure that can withstand disasters and lessen economic losses in island nations.

It will be launched with an initial funding of $10 million from Australia, India, UK.

2021 COP26 is scheduled to take place from Oct 31 to Nov 12, 2021 at Glasgow.

Q.5. Invest India has been elected as the President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) for 2021-2023. Where is the headquarters of WAIPA?

इन्वेस्ट इंडिया को 2021-2023 के लिए वर्ल्ड एसोसिएशन ऑफ इन्वेस्टमेंट प्रमोशन एजेंसियों (WAIPA) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में चुना गया है। WAIPA का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Beijing, China / बीजिंग, चीन

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Mandaluyong, Philippines / मांडलुयांग, फिलीपींस

(d) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(e) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. “Invest India” elected as The President Of WAIPA

Invest India, a young ‘start-up’ within the Government of India has been unanimously elected as the President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) for 2021-2023.

WAIPA is the primary nodal global agency for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA), representing 105 countries.

As WAIPA President, Invest India shall be guided by Prime Minister Modi’s vision of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam (‘the whole world is my family’ in Sanskrit) to promote prosperity for all through sustainable investment.

WAIPA’s Steering Committee for 2021-23:

President: Invest India

Two Vice Presidents: Egypt and Switzerland.

Nine Regional Directors: Brazil, South Korea, Finland, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Samoa.

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Q.6. Who is the head of the National Steering Committee for NIPUN Bharat Mission setup by Department of School Education and Literacy?

स्कूली शिक्षा और साक्षरता विभाग द्वारा स्थापित NIPUN भारत मिशन के लिए राष्ट्रीय संचालन समिति के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) P Vasudevan / पी वासुदेवन

(b) Baijayant Panda / बैजयंत पांडा

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Virendra Kumar / वीरेन्द्र कुमार

(e) Annpurna Devi / अन्नपूर्णा देवी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. A National Steering Committee for NIPUN Bharat Mission setup by govt; headed by Dharmendra Pradhan

Department of School Education and Literacy has constituted National Steering Committee (NSC) for implementation of the NIPUN Bharat Mission.

It seeks to develop methodology of assessment to analyses the progress of education and provide feedback to States/UTs.

Aim: To achieve the goal of universal proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for every child by end of Class 3 by 2026-27.

Chairperson: Dharmendra Pradhan.

Vice Chairperson: Annpurna Devi

Q.7. Which bank has partnered with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad to launch 1st of its kind initiative on Cyber Security Awareness?

साइबर सुरक्षा जागरूकता पर अपनी तरह की पहली पहल शुरू करने के लिए किस बैंक ने सेंटर फॉर डेवलपमेंट ऑफ एडवांस कंप्यूटिंग (सीडैक), हैदराबाद के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Union Bank partnered with CDAC to launch 1st of its kind initiative on Cyber Security Awareness

In October 2021, the Union Bank of India (UBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad to launch a 1st of its kind initiative on Cyber Security awareness.

CDAC will assist UBI in educating its employees & customers with awareness on Cyber Security & tips to protect themselves from Cyber fraud.

The Bank has previously launched an e-book & an online game ‘Spin-N-Learn’, as a part of National Cyber Security Awareness month (October).

Q.8. Who among the following has become 1st Black Woman to win Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन जर्मन बुक ट्रेड 2021 का शांति पुरस्कार जीतने वाली पहली अश्वेत महिला बन गई है?

(a) Susanna Clarke / सुज़ाना क्लार्क

(b) Jane Goodall / जेन गुडाल

(c) Maria Ressa / मारिया रेसा

(d) Tsitsi Dangarembga / त्सित्सी डांगरेम्बगा

(e) Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted / शकुंतला हरकसिंह थिल्ड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Tsitsi Dangarembga became 1st Black Woman to win Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021

2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to the Zimbabwean author and a filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga for a “new Enlightenment”, a work on violence in her country and all over the world by Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, an association of German book publishers and book sellers.

Dangarembga is the first black woman to win German Peace Prize. She has won the PEN Pinter prize 2021.

Her debut novel, Nervous conditions was the first to be published in English by black women from Zimbabwe.

Q.9. Which country has recently launched its first homegrown space rocket named “Nuri”?

हाल ही में किस देश ने अपना पहला स्वदेशी अंतरिक्ष रॉकेट नूरीलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) North Korea / उत्तर कोरिया

(c) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(d) Syria / सीरिया

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. South Korea launched its first homegrown space rocket named “Nuri”

South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket, stepping up the country’s ambitions in space

The Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II (known as Nuri) took off from Goheung, about 500km south of Seoul.

Nuri cost South Korea an estimated 2 trillion won $1.6 billion to develop.

Q.10. Who among the following has won MotoGP Title 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मोटोजीपी टाइटल 2021 जीता है?

(a) Francesco Bagnaia / फ्रांसेस्को बगनाइया

(b) Fabio Quartararo / फैबियो क्वार्टारो

(c) Joan Mir / जोन मिर

(d) Pol Espargaró / पोल एस्परगारोज़

(e) Enea Bastianini / एनिया बास्तियानिनि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Fabio Quartararo won MotoGP Title 2021

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo became the ‘’2021 MotoGP World Champion’’.

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) secured second and Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), finished third.

Q.11. Which of the following are the two new teams that will be part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी दो नई टीमें हैं जो 2022 से इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) का हिस्सा होंगी?

(a) Ahmedabad and Guwahati / अहमदाबाद और गुवाहाटी

(b) Ahmedabad and Lucknow / अहमदाबाद और लखनऊ

(c) Lucknow and Indore / लखनऊ और इंदौर

(d) Lucknow and Guwahati / लखनऊ और गुवाहाटी

(e) Indore and Guwahati / इंदौर और गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. IPL 2022: Ahmedabad and Lucknow became the two new franchises

Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the two new teams that will be part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2022. Hence taking the total number of teams in the competition to ten.

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) is the owner of the Lucknow team while CVC Capital Partners is the owner of the Ahmedabad team.

RPSG group has won the bid for Lucknow at Rs. 7090 crores, while CVC Capitals a.k.a Irelia has won the bid for Ahmedabad at Rs. 5625 crores.

Q.12. Who is the author of the new Book titled “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”?

कमला हैरिस: फेनोमेनल वुमननामक नई पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Amitav Ghosh / अमिताभ घोष

(b) Chidanand Rajghatta / चिदानंद राजघट्टा

(c) Avtar Singh Bhasin / अवतार सिंह भसीन

(d) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिड़ी

(e) Aditya Gupta / आदित्य गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Chidanand Rajghatta authored a new Book titled “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”

Renowned journalist and writer Chidanand Rajghatta have authored a new book “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”, a biography of Kamala Harris, the first women Vice President of the United States of America (USA).

The book features the life incidents of Kamala Harris, a woman of mixed race (India and Jamaica) who has become the first Indian descent, the first woman to become the vice president of the USA.

Q.13. Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2021 is being celebrated from ________________ to _____________.

वैश्विक मीडिया और सूचना साक्षरता (MIL) सप्ताह 2021 को _________ से ________ तक मनाया जा रहा है।

(a) 21-27 October / 21-27 अक्टूबर

(b) 22-28 October / 22-28 अक्टूबर

(c) 23-29 October / 23-29 अक्टूबर

(d) 25-30 October / 25-30 अक्टूबर

(e) 24-31 October / 24-31 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. 24-31 October:  Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2021 is being celebrated between 24th to 31st October 2021. This year will mark the 11th annual observance of the event.

The host for 2021 Global Media and Information Literacy Week will be South Africa. UNESCO will co-organize the event.

Theme 2021: Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good.

Q.14. The Indo-Tibetan border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 60th raising day on _____________ 2021.

भारततिब्बत सीमा पुलिस (ITBP) ने _________ 2021 को अपना 60वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया।

(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.14.(a)

Exp. 24 October: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising Day

The Indo-Tibetan border Police (ITBP) , India’s primary border patrol organisation, under the ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) celebrated its 60th raising day on October 24,2021.

ITBP celebrates its raising day annually on October 24 since its establishment during the India-China war, 1962.

ITBP was initially raised under the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Act,1949. However, in 1992, parliament enacted the ITBPF Act and they came into force with rules in 1994.

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