Daily Current Affairs : 16th October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state/UT’s CM has launched ‘hath dhona, roke corona’ on Global Handwashing Day?

ग्लोबल हैंडवाशिंग डे पर किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री ने हाथ धोना, रोके कोरोनालॉन्च किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the “hath dhona, roke corona” campaign on October 15, 2020. This campaign was launched while emphasising upon the sanitation practices on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day.

The Chief Minister stressed that common habits of personal hygiene including washing hands can protect from coronavirus infection.

Q.2. Which state/UT’s CM has launched ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to discourage idling at traffic signals?

किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश के सीएम ने ट्रैफिक सिग्नलों पर निष्क्रियता को हतोत्साहित करने के लिए ‘रेड लाइट ऑन, गाडी ऑफ़’ अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on 15th October launched a new anti-pollution campaign under which motorists will be encouraged to switch off vehicles while waiting for the lights to turn green at traffic signals.

“It has been seen that we often do not switch off our vehicle engines while waiting at traffic signals. That is called idling. The ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign will aim to bring a behavioural change in that regard. It will help reduce air pollution.

Q.3. IRDAI has introduced a standard, individual term life insurance product called Saral Jeevan Bima, which will be mandatorily offered by all life insurance companies from _____________________.

IRDAI ने सरल जीवन बीमा नामक एक मानक, व्यक्तिगत जीवन बीमा उत्पाद पेश किया है, जो __________________से सभी जीवन बीमा कंपनियों द्वारा अनिवार्य रूप से पेश किया जाएगा।

(a) December 31, 2020 / 31 दिसम्बर, 2020

(b) January 1, 2021 / 1 जनवरी, 2021

(c) March 31, 2021 / 31 मार्च, 2021

(d) April 1, 2021 / 1 अप्रैल, 2021

(e) January 1, 2022 / 1 जनवरी, 2022

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has come out with a standard, individual term life insurance product called Saral Jeevan Bima. This will be mandatorily offered by all life insurance companies from January 1, 2021, onwards. Insurers have to file the product with the regulator latest by December 1.

The Saral Jeevan Bima product to be offered by all life insurance companies will be a non-linked non-participating individual pure-risk premium life insurance plan.

Q.4. Supreme Court has appointed ________________ as one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने पंजाब, हरियाणा और उत्तर प्रदेश में जलने से बचाव के लिए कदम उठाने के लिए ________________ को एकव्यक्ति समिति के रूप में नियुक्त किया है।

(a) Sanyukta Samaddar / संयुक्ता समद्दार

(b) K Padmakar / के पदमाकर

(c) Usha Padhee / उषा पाढे

(d) S Padmavati / एस पद्मावती

(e) Madan B Lokur / मदन बी लोकुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Supreme Court Friday appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh which is a source of pollution in Delhi-national capital region (NCR).

Panel shall submit its report on stubble burning fortnightly to the apex court.

Q.5. Name the CMD of NTPC whose term has been extended till July 2025.

एनटीपीसी के सीएमडी का नाम बताइए जिनका कार्यकाल जुलाई 2025 तक बढ़ा दिया गया है।

(a) Ratnakar Matkari / रतनाकर मतकरी

(b) Gurdeep Singh / गुरदीप सिंह

(c) D Rajkumar / डी राजकुमार

(d) R Ramachandran / आर रामचंद्रन

(e) Prabhakar Kolte / प्रभाकर कोलते

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has extended the tenure of state run NTPC Ltd chairman and managing director, Gurdeep Singh till 31 July 2025, making him one of the longest serving chief at India’s largest power generation utility.

Gurdeep Singh, a mechanical engineer by training had first assumed the charge of utility’s chairman and managing director in February 2016.

Q.6. World Food Day is observed every year on ____________.

विश्व खाद्य दिवस हर साल ____________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(b) 14 October / 14 अक्टूबर

(c) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(d) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(e) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. World Food Day promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) designated 16 October as World Food Day in 1979.

Theme 2020: “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”

Q.7. On which date Global Handwashing Day is celebrated each year?

प्रत्येक वर्ष ग्लोबल हैंडवाशिंग डे किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(b) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(c) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(d) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(e) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Global Handwashing Day is annually marked on October 15. The day, as the name suggests, is for creating more awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap and water. The day also aims to sensitise people about how hand washing is also an effective way to prevent diseases.

Q.8. What was the theme for Global Handwashing Day 2020?

ग्लोबल हैंडवाशिंग डे 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Clean Hands for All

(b) Hand Hygiene for All

(c) Clean hands – A recipe for health

(d) Our hands, our future

(e) Make Handwashing a Habit!

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Global Handwashing Day is annually marked on October 15. The day, as the name suggests, is for creating more awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap and water. The day also aims to sensitise people about how hand washing is also an effective way to prevent diseases.

Theme: “Hand Hygiene for All’

Q.9. Name the first Indian to win the Oscar award, who passed away recently.

ऑस्कर पुरस्कार जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Sucheta Kripalani / सुचेता कृपलानी

(b) Bhanu Athaiya / भानु अथैया

(c) Vijayalaxmi Pandit / विजयलक्ष्मी पंडित

(d) Kamaljit Sandhu / कमलजीत संधू

(e) Shanti Tigga / शांति तिग्गा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. The first Indian to win the Oscar award, Bhanu Athaiya passed away. She won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in the 1982 film Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough.

Began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt’s 1956 superhit “C.I.D.”. She went on to work in over 100 films.

Q.10. Legendary poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri has passed away recently. He belonged to which state?

प्रख्यात कवि अक्कितम अच्युतन नमबोथिरी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य से थे?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Legendary Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate, Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away on 15th October in Thrissur. He was 94.

He has penned more than 46 literary works including poems, plays, essays and short stories. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2017.

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