Daily Current Affairs : 21st October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 21st October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following state has topped Anemia Mukt Bharat Index 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राज्य एनीमिया मुक्त भारत सूचकांक 2020 में सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Haryana State emerged as the best state in the Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index among all the 29 states in the country.

Haryana was ranked at the top with an AMB Index of 46.7. The state has also achieved 93% of immunization in year 2019-2020 for the first time.

Haryana is one of 11 states in the country that have achieved National Health Policy targets well before 2020.

Q.2. Which state’s CM has launched ‘Mo Bidyut’ electricity consumer service portal and app?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने मो बिद्युतबिजली उपभोक्ता सेवा पोर्टल और ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 19th October launched an electricity consumer service portal Mo Bidyut and its mobile app to provide efficient, time-bound and transparent online service to the people of the State.

With the launching of the portal, consumers will, henceforth, be able to avail services pertaining to new power connection up to 5 KW for domestic, general purpose and specified public purpose like irrigation, pumping and agriculture within 48 hours, energy bill payment and grievance redressal relating to the service

Q.3. The adoption of which state/UT’s Panchayati Raj Act 1989 has been approved recently by Union Cabinet?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल द्वारा हाल ही में किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश के पंचायती राज अधिनियम 1989 को अपनाने को मंजूरी दी गई है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Union Cabinet on 21st October approved the adoption of the Jammu & Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, a government spokesperson said. Briefing the press after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the move will help establish all the three tiers of grassroots-level democracy in Jammu & Kashmir like in other parts of the country.

Q.4. Who is the head of the Advisory Committee for Recommending Policy on Market Data Access set up by SEBI?

सेबी द्वारा स्थापित मार्केट डेटा एक्सेस पर नीति की सिफारिश करने के लिए सलाहकार समिति के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) Madhabi Puri Buch / माधबी पुरी बुच

(b) Rajesh Pant / राजेश पंत

(c) Mukundakam Sharma / मुकंदकम शर्मा

(d) Gyaneshwar Kumar Singh / ज्ञानेश्वर कुमार सिंह

(e) G K Pillai / जि के पिल्लई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC) – a standing committee – to, recommend appropriate policy for access to securities market data, identify segment wise data perimeters, data needs and gaps, recommend data privacy and data access regulations applicable to market data.

The Committee would be headed by Madhabi Puri Buch, whole time member (WTM) of SEBI and has chief executives (CEOs) of stock exchanges and depositories, representatives of various stakeholders and senior officials of SEBI as members.

Q.5. On which date International Chef’s Day is observed every year?

हर साल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शेफ दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(b) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(c) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(d) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर

(e) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. International Chefs Day is observed every year on 20 October to celebrate and honour the noble profession, and to educate people around the world about eating healthy.

It is also the day for experienced chefs to pass on their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation with a sense of pride and commitment. Dr. Bill Gallagher, a renowned chef and the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), created International Chefs Day in 2004.

Q.6. What was the theme for International Chefs Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शेफ दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) World on a Plate

(b) Healthy Food For the Future

(c) Healthy Foods for Growing Up

(d) Healthy Kids – Healthy Future

(e) Pass It On

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. International Chefs Day is observed every year on 20 October to celebrate and honour the noble profession, and to educate people around the world about eating healthy.

It is also the day for experienced chefs to pass on their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation with a sense of pride and commitment. Dr. Bill Gallagher, a renowned chef and the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), created International Chefs Day in 2004.

Theme: ‘Healthy Food For the Future’.

Q.7. The Police Commemoration Day is celebrated on ____________ every year.

पुलिस स्मरणोत्सव दिवस हर साल ____________ को मनाया जाता है। 

(a) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(b) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर

(c) 21 October / 21 अक्टूबर

(d) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(e) 23 October / 23 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The Police Commemoration Day is celebrated on October 21 every year. The day is observed to honour the martyrs who sacrifice their lives in this service to the nation. This year, the day was observed to honour the police officers from across the country who have been working day and night to ensure COVID-19 norms are followed properly.

They are the frontline workers who have been risking their lives in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Q.8. What is the rank of India in terms of the “total” inflow of new migrants to OECD countries during the year 2018?

वर्ष 2018 के दौरान ओईसीडी देशों में नए प्रवासियों की “कुलआमद के संदर्भ में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 2

(b) 5

(c) 7

(d) 11

(e) 25

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. India ranked second in terms of the “total” inflow of new migrants to OECD countries during the year 2018 as well as in the number of Indians obtaining citizenship of these countries, a report by OECD revealed. Notably, China continued to retain the top position as the largest source country, India overtook Romania to emerge as the second-largest source country.

Migration from India to OECD countries climbed significantly by 10% and hit 3.3 lakh and it accounted for about 5% of the overall migration to OECD countries.

Q.9. Which country’s Elavenil Valarivan has won gold in women’s event of the 2020 International Air Rifle Championship?

किस देश की एलावेनिल वलारिवन ने 2020 इंटरनेशनल एयर राइफल चैम्पियनशिप के महिलाओं के आयोजन में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. In Shooting, the world number one Elavenil Valarivan of India won the gold medal in women’s event of the 2020 Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship.

The event was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF). Japan’s Naoya Okada won the gold in the men’s event, while India’s Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver.

Q.10. Who among the following has launched his autobiography ‘Portraits Of Power’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अपनी आत्मकथा पोर्ट्रेट्स ऑफ पावरलॉन्च की है?

(a) Barack Obama / बराक ओबामा

(b) NK Singh / एन के सिंह

(c) Urjit Patel / उर्जित पटेल

(d) Dalai Lama / दलाई लामा

(e) Howard Cutler / हॉवर्ड कटलर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Veteran Economist and bureaucrat N K (Nand Kishore) Singh has released his autobiography titled “Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside”.

The book portrays the life of NK Singh who played an active role in the development of the Indian economy.

He is currently serving as the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 30 September 1961

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