Daily Current Affairs : 15th October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 15th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has recently launched “Sujal” ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ scheme to provide tap water fit for drinking?

किस राज्य ने हाल ही में पीने के लिए नल का पानी प्रदान करने के लिए “सुजल” ड्रिंक फ्रॉम टैप मिशन” योजना लॉन्च की है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated “Sujal”, ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ scheme, to provide round the clock supply of quality tap drinking water in all urban areas of the state.

The state has set the target to provide piped water connections to all urban areas in the state by March 2022. Odisha government has set Rs 1300 crore for this scheme which will benefit over 15 lakh people in 15 towns in a phased manner.

Q.2. Who among the following will be conferred with the honorary rank of General of Nepali Army?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे नेपाली सेना के जनरल के मानद रैंक से सम्मानित किया जाएगा?

(a) A.K. Chawla / ए.के. चावला

(b) Bipin Rawat / बिपिन रावत

(c) Karambir Singh / करमबीर सिंह

(d) Birender Singh Dhanoa / बीरेंद्र सिंह धनोआ

(e) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Army chief General M.M. Naravane will be visiting Nepal next month where he will be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army in an investiture ceremony, the Nepal Army said on 14th October.

Defence sources told ThePrint the visit is likely to take place in the first week of November. Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer the honorary rank upon Gen. Naravane in the ceremony.

Q.3. Who is the head of the panel constituted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for preparing the Professional Engineers Bill?

व्यावसायिक इंजीनियर्स विधेयक तैयार करने के लिए अखिल भारतीय तकनीकी शिक्षा परिषद (AICTE) द्वारा गठित पैनल के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) M S Ananth / एम एस अनंत

(b) Rajesh Pant / राजेश पंत

(c) Sanyukta Samaddar / संयुक्ता समददर

(d) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मेहरिशी

(e) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has informed K. Somaprasad, MP, that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has constituted a committee for preparing the Professional Engineers Bill.

The committee will function under the chairmanship of M.S. Ananth, former director, IIT Mardas. Mr. Somaprasad had pointed out that though there were 10,396 engineering institutes in India approved by the AICTE at present, only few were imparting quality education.

Q.4. Which bank has won the Central bank of the year award 2020?

किस बैंक ने सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ द ईयर अवार्ड 2020 जीता है?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) Bank of Ghana / घाना का बैंक

(c) Central Bank of Kenya / केन्या का सेंट्रल बैंक

(d) South African Reserve Bank / दक्षिण अफ्रीकी रिजर्व बैंक

(e) Central Bank of Egypt / मिस्र का सेंट्रल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. “Bank of Ghana” has won the Central bank of the year award 2020. Apart from this, Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England) has won the Governor of the year at the Central bank of the year award 2020.

Central Banking Awards is held annually to recognize excellence in the central banking community.

Q.5. What is the rank of India in the latest Global Passport Index compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital?

वैश्विक वित्तीय सलाहकार फर्म आरटन कैपिटल द्वारा संकलित नवीनतम वैश्विक पासपोर्ट सूचकांक में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 40th

(b) 58th

(c) 72nd

(d) 120th

(e) 144th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. India ranks 58th in the List of Arton Capital’s Passport Index, according to the latest Global Passport Index compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The US passport ranked 21 and India, 58. The passport index lists the power of passports in terms of real-time, visa restrictions, factoring in legislative changes, and entry requirements.

The index, which compares the access granted by the passports of 193 United Nations member countries.

Q.6. Which country has topped in the List of Arton Capital’s Global Passport Index?

आरटन कैपिटल के ग्लोबल पासपोर्ट इंडेक्स में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. New Zealand has knocked off Japan for the strongest passport in the world according to the latest Global Passport Index compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The US passport ranked 21 and India, 58. The passport index lists the power of passports in terms of real-time, visa restrictions, factoring in legislative changes, and entry requirements.

The index, which compares the access granted by the passports of 193 United Nations member countries.

Q.7. Which country has been re-elected as president of International Solar Alliance (ISA) for a term of two years?

किस देश को दो साल के कार्यकाल के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन (ISA) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) France / फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. India and France were re-elected as the president and co-president of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for a term of two years on 14th October at the virtual meeting of the third assembly. The event was attended by 34 ISA Members ministers. A total of 53 member countries and 5 signatory and prospective member countries participated in the assembly.

Four new Vice-Presidents were also chosen to represent the four regions of ISA. The representatives of Fiji & Nauru for Asia Pacific Region; Mauritius & Niger for Africa Region; UK & Netherlands for Europe and others Region, and Cuba and Guyana for Latin America and Caribbean Region assumed the vice presidency.

Q.8. International Day of Rural Women is observed each year on ______________.

ग्रामीण महिलाओं का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(b) 14 September / 14 सितम्बर

(c) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(d) 16 September / 16 सितम्बर

(e) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The International Day of Rural Women is observed globally on 15 October each year.

The day recognizes the crucial role of women and girls in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall well-being.

Q.9. What is the theme for International Day of Rural Women 2020?

ग्रामीण महिलाओं का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Global movement for women’s rights

(b) Climate is changing

(c) Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resistance

(d) Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19

(e) Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. The International Day of Rural Women is observed globally on 15 October each year. The day recognizes the crucial role of women and girls in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall well-being. Theme 2020: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19,”

Q.10. On which date Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed every year?

हर साल गर्भावस्था और शिशु हानि स्मरण दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(b) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(c) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(d) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(e) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on October 15 in several countries to honor, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day serves to promote greater Awareness, Remembrance and Support of the estimated 1 in 4 individuals and families whose lives are irrevocably altered by the death of their children, during pregnancy, at birth, and in infancy.

Q.11. World Students Day every year is celebrated across the globe on ____________________.

विश्व छात्र दिवस हर साल ____________________ को  दुनिया भर में मनाया जाता है। 

(a) 11 October / 11 अक्टूबर

(b) 12 October / 12 अक्टूबर

(c) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(d) 14 October / 14 अक्टूबर

(e) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp.  World Students Day every year is celebrated across the globe on 15th October, that is on October 15. The day is marked to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. It was first celebrated in 2010 in United Nations on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday when he was 79 years old. Today we honour India’s most loved President by students. His work as an educator, a President and the missile man is quite an extra ordinary one. Know about the day’s significance and theme here.

Q.12. Name the jnanpith awardee Malayalam poet who passed away recently.

ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्कार प्राप्त मलयालम कवि का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया। 

(a) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri / अक्कितम अच्युतं नाम्बूथिरी

(b) Amitav Ghosh / अमिताव घोष

(c) Krishna Sobti / कृष्णा सोबती

(d) Shanka Ghosh / शंका घोष

(e) Bhalchandra Nemade / भालचंद्र नेमाडे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp.  Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri died at a private hospital on 15th October. He was conferred with the Jnanpith award, the highest literary award in the country. The poet, who was instrumental in heralding modernism in Malayalam poetry, was also a true Gandhian, social reformer, journalist and an example of simplicity.

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