Current Affairs Quiz 8th October 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th October 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Wada Kolam, also known as Zini or Jhini rice, has been given a ‘Geographical Indication’ tag?

किस राज्य के वाडा कोलम, जिसे जिनी या झिनी चावल के नाम से भी जाना जाता है, को भौगोलिक संकेतटैग दिया गया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Palghar’s famed Wada Kolam rice gets GI tag

A variety of rice widely grown in Wada in the Palghar district has been given a ‘Geographical Indication’ tag, which will give it a unique identity as well as wider markets.

Wada Kolam, also known as Zini or Jhini rice, is a traditional variety grown in the Wada tehsil of Palghar, with the grain being off white in colour.

Q.2. Which of the following bank has received approval from the government for the collection of direct & indirect taxes, such as income tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) etc., through its banking network?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक को अपने बैंकिंग नेटवर्क के माध्यम से प्रत्यक्ष और अप्रत्यक्ष करों जैसे आयकर, माल और सेवा कर (जीएसटी) आदि के संग्रह के लिए सरकार से मंजूरी मिली है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Kotak Bank gets approval from the government to collect direct, indirect taxes

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (KMBL) has received approval from the government for the collection of direct & indirect taxes, such as income tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) etc, through its banking network.

With this, the bank becomes the first scheduled private sector bank to receive approval after the announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allowing all banks to participate in the government-related business.

Q.3. Tata Sons has recently won the bid to buy Air India for how much amount?

टाटा संस ने हाल ही में एयर इंडिया को कितने मूल्य में खरीदने की बोली जीती है?

(a) Rs 13,200 crores / 13,200 करोड़ रुपये

(b) Rs 15,100 crores / 15,100 करोड़ रुपये

(c) Rs 17,500 crores / 17,500 करोड़ रुपये

(d) Rs 18,000 crores / 18,000 करोड़ रुपये

(e) Rs 18,500 crores / 18,500 करोड़ रुपये

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Air India privatisation: Tata wins bid to buy Air India for Rs 18,000 cr

Air India will head back to the Tata Group after decades flying as the national carrier.

Tata Sons will pay Rs 18,000 crore for the Maharaja, outbidding a consortium led by SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh who had bid Rs 15,100 crore.

Q.4. Who among the following has stepped down as Chief Economic Adviser of government after a 3-year tenure?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 3 साल के कार्यकाल के बाद सरकार के मुख्य आर्थिक सलाहकार के रूप में पद छोड़ दिया है?

(a) Arvind Subramanian / अरविंद सुब्रमण्यम

(b) G R Chintala / जी आर चिंताला

(c) G P Samanta / जी पी सामंत

(d) B V R Subrahmanyam / बी वी आर सुब्रह्मण्यम

(e) K V Subramanian / के वी सुब्रमण्यम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. K V Subramanian steps down as govt’s chief economic adviser

K V Subramanian on Friday stepped down as Chief Economic Adviser after a 3-year tenure. He took over from Arvind Subramanian who had left due to personal reasons in June 2018.

“I have decided to return back to academia following the completion of my 3-year fulfilling tenure. Serving The nation has been an absolute privilege and I have wonderful support and encouragement.

Q.5. The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to whom for the efforts to safeguard freedom of expression?

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता की रक्षा के प्रयासों के लिए 2021 का नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार किसे प्रदान किया गया है?

(a) Maria Ressa / मारिया रेस्सा

(b) Dmitry Muratov / दिमित्री मुराटोव

(c) Yulimar Rojas / युलिमार रोजास

(d) Jineth Bedoya Lima / जेनेथ बेदोया लिमा

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won Nobel Peace Prize 2021

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.

Ressa in 2012 co-founded Rappler, a news website that has focused “critical attention on the (President Rodrigo) Duterte regime’s controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign.

Muratov was one of the founders of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993. “The newspaper’s fact-based journalism and professional integrity have made it an important source of information on censurable aspects of Russian society rarely mentioned by other media.

Q.6. World Cotton Day is observed globally on ________________________.

विश्व कपास दिवस ________________________ को विश्व स्तर पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

(b) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

(c) 7 October / 7 अक्टूबर

(d) 8 October / 8 अक्टूबर

(e) 9 October / 9 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. October 7: World Cotton Day 2021

World Cotton Day was observed on October 7, across the world, in a bid to raise awareness regarding the cotton sector among people.

UN World Cotton Day (WCD) is celebrated annually on October 7 with the aim of raising awareness regarding the critical role of cotton sector in international trade, economic development and poverty alleviation.

Q.7. What was the theme for World Cotton Day 2021?

विश्व कपास दिवस 2021 की थीम क्या थी?

(a) Cotton: The Fibre that Moves Me

(b) Cotton for Good

(c) Cotton has more than you think

(d) There’s more to cotton than you think

(e) NEW-LOOK COTTON

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. October 7: World Cotton Day 2021

World Cotton Day was observed on October 7, across the world, in a bid to raise awareness regarding the cotton sector among people.

UN World Cotton Day (WCD) is celebrated annually on October 7 with the aim of raising awareness regarding the critical role of cotton sector in international trade, economic development and poverty alleviation.

Theme 2021:  “Cotton for Good”.

Q.8. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on _____________________.

भारतीय वायु सेना (IAF) दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

(b) 7 October / 7 अक्टूबर

(c) 8 October / 8 अक्टूबर

(d) 9 October / 9 अक्टूबर

(e) 10 October / 10 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp.  October 8: Indian Air Force Day

India celebrates Air Force Day on October 8 to raise awareness about the Indian Air Force (IAF) as an organisation that strives to strengthen national security and authority.

The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. its Hindon Air Force Station located in UP’s Ghaziabad is the largest in Asia.

Q.9. Name the wrestler who has become the first Indian woman to win silver in World Championships in the women’s 57kg final in Oslo, Norway.

उस पहलवान का नाम बताइए, जो नॉर्वे के ओस्लो में महिलाओं के 57 किग्रा फाइनल में विश्व चैंपियनशिप में रजत जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला बन गई है।

(a) Anshu Malik / अंशु मलिक

(b) Babita Phogat / बबीता फोगाट

(c) Geeta Phogat / गीता फोगाट

(d) Pooja Dhanda / पूजा ढांडा

(e) Vinesh Phogat / विनेश फोगाट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Wrestler Anshu Malik Becomes First Indian Woman To Win World Championships Silver

Wrestler Anshu Malik became the first Indian woman to win silver in World Championships as she went down fighting against Helen Maroulis in women’s 57kg final in Oslo on 7th Oct.

It was a heroic performance from the Nidani wrestler, who became the only fifth Indian woman to win a worlds medal and so far the best one.

Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) have won a bronze each.

Q.10. Arvind Trivedi passed away recently. He was a/an ________________.

अरविंद त्रिवेदी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया, वे एक _________ थे।

(a) Musician / संगीतकार

(b) Poet / कवि

(c) Kathak dancer / कथक नर्तक

(d) Actor / एक्टर

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Arvind Trivedi, best known for his role as ‘Raavan’ in Ramayan, passes away

Veteran television actor Arvind Trivedi, who is famously known for his iconic role of demon-king Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s TV serial Ramayan, has passed away. He was 82.

He was also part of the political field, as an MP from Sabarkatha constituency in Gujarat, and had served the Parliament from 1991-96. He served as the acting chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2002 to 2003.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of Kotak Mahindra Bank?

कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. CEO: Uday Kotak (1 May 2018–)

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founder: Uday Kotak

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