Current Affairs Quiz 30th and 31st October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

 

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Q.1. Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated “Apple Festival” in which of the following state/UT?

नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में एप्पल महोत्सवका उद्घाटन किया?

(a) Andaman and Nicobar Island / अंडमान और निकोबार द्वीप समूह

(b) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(c) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Agriculture Minister inaugurated “Apple Festival” in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha has virtually inaugurated Apple Festival, organized for the first time in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

It will provide a better platform to apple growers and other stakeholders. With annual production of more than 2.2 million metric tonnes, apple from J&K contributes to 87% of the national production and is linked to the livelihood of about 30% of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.

Q.2. In which state, India’s largest aromatic garden has been inaugurated?

भारत के सबसे बड़े सुगंधित उद्यान का उद्घाटन किस राज्य में किया गया है?

(a) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India’s largest aromatic garden inaugurated in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand got India’s largest aromatic garden in the Nainital district. The research wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department inaugurated the biggest aromatic garden of India in Lalkuan of Nainital district.

Established in an area of over 3 acres, the garden has 140 different species of aromatic species from across India. The project was initiated in the year 2018-19 after approval of the Research Advisory Committee in June 2018.

Q.3. Which of the following state has launched a unique Academic Scheme ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ (education at doorstep)?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य ने एक अनूठी शैक्षणिक योजना इल्लम थेदी कल्वी‘ (घर पर शिक्षा) शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Tamil Nadu launched Unique Academic Scheme ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ (education at doorstep) scheme at Mudaliarkuppam, Villupuram district which promotes education at all levels, right from school to university, for all sections of society.

Persons who have studied upto class XII can educate school students from classes I to V and diploma holders can educate college students.

Aim: Impart Education to children at home where volunteers would take class upto two hours a day.

Q.4. Which UT government has launched “Paryavaran Saathi” chatbot & Website?

किस केंद्र शासित प्रदेश की सरकार ने पर्यावरण साथीचैटबॉट और वेबसाइट लॉन्च की है?

(a) Delhi / दिल्ली

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेर्री

(c) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Ladakh / लदाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Delhi Govt launched “Paryavaran Saathi” chatbot & website

The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai launched a ‘Paryavaran Saathi chatbot’ and website to facilitate people’s participation in the fight against pollution.

The chatbot has been made in partnership with UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) ‘s Yuwaah.

Through this chatbot people can share the steps they are taking to fight pollution on WhatsApp number – 9650414141 and they will be awarded points.

Q.5. Which state has ranked 1st in the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 in ‘Front runner’ category?

किस राज्य को फ्रंट रनरश्रेणी में राज्य ऊर्जा दक्षता सूचकांक (SEEI) 2020 में पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020: Karnataka topped

Karnataka ranked 1st in the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 with a score of 70 out of 100 and is included in ‘Front runner’ category.

Karnataka is followed by Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Under SEEI 2020, each state/UT has been classified as a Front runner, Achiever, Contender, and Aspirant based on their scores.

SEEI is released by the Ministry of Power and assesses the states in four categories using 68 qualitative, quantitative, and outcome-based indicators aggregating to a maximum score of 100 across six sectors. The State Energy

Efficiency Index 2020 was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).

Q.6. Which state topped among ‘large states’ in the governance performance, according to the 6th edition of Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) report by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC)?

पब्लिक अफेयर्स सेंटर (PAC) द्वारा पब्लिक अफेयर्स इंडेक्स (PAI 2021) के छठे संस्करण की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, शासन प्रदर्शन में बड़े राज्योंमें कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Kerala / केरल

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021): Kerala topped in governance performance

According to the 6th edition of Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) report by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a Bengaluru- based non-profit think tank, the top three slots have been taken by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana among 18 large states.

PAI 2021 highlights the state government’s quality governance and specially the state’s government involvement over the curb of Covid-19.

Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) ranks the states and Union Territories based on three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability along with 5 themes, 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 43 indicators.

Q.7. PM Narendra Modi co-chaired the 18th India-ASEAN Summit 2021 & participated in 16th EAS 2021 recently. Which country will be the chair of ASEAN 2022?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 18वें भारतआसियान शिखर सम्मेलन 2021 की सहअध्यक्षता की और हाल ही में 16वें ईएएस 2021 में भाग लिया। आसियान 2022 का अध्यक्ष कौन सा देश होगा?

(a) Laos / लाओस

(b) Gibraltar / जिब्राल्टर

(c) Brunei / ब्रुनेई

(d) Burundi / बुरुंडी

(e) Cambodia / कंबोडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi co-chaired the 18th India-ASEAN Summit 2021 & participated in 16th EAS 2021

On October 28, 2021, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi co-chaired the virtual 18th India-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit 2021 at the invitation of Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah (the current Chair of ASEAN).

Leaders of ASEAN Member States have participated in the summit. As the year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the India-ASEAN Partnership, the ASEAN leaders announced 2022 as India-ASEAN Friendship Year.

PM has welcomed Cambodia as the new chair of ASEAN (2022) and Singapore as the ASEAN country co-ordinator (for India) for dialogue relations (2021 – 2024).

On October 27, 2021, PM had virtually attended in the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS). The 16th EAS was hosted under the Chairmanship of Brunei. This was the 7th East Asia Summit for Prime Minister Modi.

Q.8. Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has partnered with which of the following to provide passengers with greater trust in communication?

इंडियन रेलवे कैटरिंग एंड टूरिज्म कॉरपोरेशन लिमिटेड (IRCTC) ने यात्रियों को संचार में अधिक विश्वास प्रदान करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Facebook / फेसबुक

(b) Google Play / गूगल प्ले

(c) Truecaller / ट्रूकॉलर

(d) Yellow Pages / येलोपेज

(e) WhatsApp / व्हाट्सएप

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. IRCTC & Truecaller partnered to reduce fraud in the railways

The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has partnered with Truecaller India to provide passengers with greater trust in communication. This partnership aims to reduce fraud in the railways.

Under this partnership the integrated National Railways Helpline 139 has been verified by Truecaller Business Identity solutions.

This partnership aims to assure the passengers that critical communications such as booking details and PNR status are delivered only by IRCTC.

Q.9. Which Life Insurance company became 1st Life Insurer to Join Account Aggregator (AA) framework introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2021?

सितंबर 2021 में भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) द्वारा शुरू किए गए अकाउंट एग्रीगेटर (AA) ढांचे में शामिल होने वाली पहली जीवन बीमा कंपनी कौन सी जीवन बीमा कंपनी बन गई?

(a) SBI Life Insurance / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(b) Max Life Insurance / मैक्स लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(c) ICICI Prudential Life insurance / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(d) HDFC Life Insurance / HDFC लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Religare Health Insurance / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Max Life Insurance became 1st Life Insurer to Join Account Aggregator (AA) framework

Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd became the 1st life insurer to join the Account Aggregator (AA) framework, which was introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2021.

Max Life is joining the AA network as a Financial Information User (FIU), for which it has collaborated with a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) FinVu, which is also an AA, and Finarkein, a data analytics company.

Aim: To access the customer’s financial information in a seamless and secure manner from the AA ecosystem and reduce the timelines for policy issuance.

Q.10. Which bank has partnered with NPCI to launch Rupay Credit Cards ‘Veer’ for Armed Forces?

सशस्त्र बलों के लिए रुपे क्रेडिट कार्ड वीरलॉन्च करने के लिए किस बैंक ने एनपीसीआई के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank partnered NPCI to launch Rupay Credit Cards ‘Veer’ for Armed Forces

Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch Kotak credit cards on the RuPay network named ‘Veer’ for Indian armed forces i.e the Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel.

The launch of Veer credit card for the armed forces marks Kotak’s 1st credit card under the RuPay network.

The credit card is available in two variants such as – Kotak RuPay Veer Platinum and Kotak RuPay Veer Select.

Q.11. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has recently got 3-years extension up to December 2024. He is the _________ governor of RBI.

आरबीआई गवर्नर शक्तिकांत दास को हाल ही में दिसंबर 2024 तक 3 साल का विस्तार मिला है। वह आरबीआई के _________ गवर्नर हैं।

(a) 24th / 24 वे

(b) 25th / 25 वे

(c) 26th / 26 वे

(d) 27th / 27 वे

(e) 28th / 28 वे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das got 3-years extension

Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the tenure of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das for another three years i.e., up to December 2024, with effect from December 10, 2021.

He assumed the charge as the 25th governor of RBI on December 12, 2018 for three years. Before his appointment at RBI, he served as a member of the 15th Finance Commission.

Q.12. Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook Inc has changed its corporate name to __________________.

मार्क जुकरबर्ग के स्वामित्व वाली फेसबुक इंक ने अपना कॉर्पोरेट नाम बदलकर ___________ कर दिया है।

(a) Meta / मेटा

(b) Verse / वर्स

(c) Infinity / इनफिनिटी

(d) Beyond / बियॉन्ड

(e) Privateer / प्राइवेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Facebook Inc. corporate name rebranded as ‘Meta’

Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook Inc has changed the corporate name of world’s largest social media platform to ‘Meta’ (Meta Platforms, Inc.), to reflect its emphasis on building the metaverse vision’.

The word ‘Meta’ in Greek means ‘Beyond’ and reflects the futuristic motive.

With the name change, Meta Platforms, Inc. will henceforth be called as the parent organization of Facebook and its subsidiaries (Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, Workplace, etc)

The company has also unveiled its new sign, a blue infinity shape, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The new sign replaces its thumbs-up “Like” logo.

Q.13. On which date, World Psoriasis Day is observed every year?

विश्व सोरायसिस दिवस हर साल किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 October / 29 अक्टूबर

(b) 30 October / 30 अक्टूबर

(c) 31 October / 31 अक्टूबर

(d) 1 November / 1 नवम्बर

(e) 2 November / 2 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. 29 October: World Psoriasis Day

World Psoriasis Day is observed every year on 29 October by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) to promote awareness, empowerment, and action for improving the quality of life for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis is a kind of skin disorder that reasons skin cells to multiply up to ten times faster.

Theme 2021: “Uniting for action”.

Q.14. World Savings Day is observed every year in India on _____________.

विश्व बचत दिवस हर साल भारत में _________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

(b) 28 October / 28 अक्टूबर

(c) 29 October / 29 अक्टूबर

(d) 30 October / 30 अक्टूबर

(e) 31 October / 31 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. 30 October: World Savings Day (India)

World Savings Day also known as World Thrift Day is celebrated across the world every year on October 31. However, it is celebrated annually in India on October 30.

The World Savings Day was established on October 31, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy.

World Savings Day is an event created to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of savings both for modern economies and for individuals alike.

Q.15. On which date UN World Cities Day is celebrated each year?

प्रत्येक वर्ष UN विश्व नगर दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

(b) 28 October / 28 अक्टूबर

(c) 29 October / 29 अक्टूबर

(d) 30 October / 30 अक्टूबर

(e) 31 October / 31 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 31 October: UN World Cities Day

World Cities Day is observed globally on October 31, every year. The United Nations General Assembly designated 31 October as World Cities Day, by its resolution 68/239.

The Day is celebrated to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban development around the world.

Q.16. What was the theme for World Cities Day 2021?

विश्व नगर दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations

(b) Building sustainable and resilient cities

(c) Innovative Governance, Open Cities

(d) Adapting cities for climate resilience

(e) Valuing Our Communities and Cities

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. 31 October: UN World Cities Day

World Cities Day is observed globally on October 31, every year. The United Nations General Assembly designated 31 October as World Cities Day, by its resolution 68/239.

The Day is celebrated to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban development around the world.

Theme 2021: “Adapting cities for climate resilience”.

Q.17. National Unity Day is celebrated on _______________ every year.

राष्ट्रीय एकता दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 30 October / 30 अक्टूबर

(b) 31 October / 31 अक्टूबर

(c) 1 November / 1 नवम्बर

(d) 2 November / 2 नवम्बर

(e) 3 November / 3 नवम्बर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. 31 October: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated on October 31 every year to mark the birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of independent India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

This year will mark the 146th anniversary of the Iron Man of India. This day was introduced in 2014. The objective is to maintain the nation’s unity and aims to spread awareness about Patel’s contribution to Indian history.

Q.18. The indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned and dedicated to the nation. It is built by which of the following?

स्वदेश निर्मित भारतीय तटरक्षक जहाज (ICGS) ‘सार्थकको कमीशन और राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया गया। यह निम्नलिखित में से किसके द्वारा बनाया गया है?

(a) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers / गार्डन रीच शिपबिल्डर्स एंड इंजीनियर्स

(b) Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited / लार्सन एंड टुब्रो शिप बिल्डिंग लिमिटेड

(c) Hindustan Shipyard Limited / हिंदुस्तान शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(d) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders / मझगांव डॉक शिपबिल्डर्स

(e) Goa Shipyard Limited / गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. Indigenous ICG Ship ‘Sarthak’ dedicated to the Nation

The indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned and dedicated to the nation on October 28, 2021 by the Director General of Indian Coast Guard K Natarajan for significantly boosting the maritime safety and security of the nation.

The ship is based at Porbandar, Gujarat and operates in the Coast Guard Region (Northwest). Operated by the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander on India’s Western Seaboard.

ICGS Sarthak is the fourth in the series of Offshore Patrol Vehicle (OPV), which is capable of undertaking concurrent operations and is built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard.

Q.19. Which language’s film superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away recently?

हाल ही में किस भाषा के फिल्म सुपरस्टार पुनीत राजकुमार का निधन हो गया?

(a) Telugu / तेलुगू

(b) Tamil / तमिल

(c) Kannada / कन्नड़

(d) Konkani / कोंकणी

(e) Malayalam / मलयालम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(c)

Exp. Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away

Puneeth Rajkumar passed away due to a fatal cardiac arrest on 29th October. Puneeth Rajkumar, 46, was the son of legendary actor Rajkumar. He was known to fans as “Appu” – after the 2002 film.

He was also a singer and was admired for his dance skills. Puneeth was presenter of Kannadada Kotyadhipathi, the Kannada version of game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Q.20. Alan Davidson passed away recently. He was a cricket allrounder of which country?

एलन डेविडसन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश के क्रिकेट ऑलराउंडर थे?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(b)

Exp. Australian great Alan Davidson passed away at 92

Australian legend Alan Davidson has passed away at the age of 92, surrounded by his family on Saturday (October 30).

The bowling allrounder, who made his Test debut against England in 1953, represented Australia 44 times in the longest format. The left-arm pacer had finished his career with a stunning average of 20.53, having picked up 186 wickets. His career-best figures of 7/93 came against India in 1959.

Davidson was a handy batsman as well, registering five vital half-centuries in his career, including the 80 he hit in the first ever tied Test match in 1960 against West Indies. In the same game, he had also picked up 11 wickets.

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