Daily Current Affairs : 23rd October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has launched Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने एकीकृत आदर्श कृषि ग्राम योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday inaugurated Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme (Ekikrit Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojana) in the state in partnership with NABARD.

Aims: “Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme is a concept which will prove to be a milestone in strengthening the economy of farmers and doubling their income.

Q.2. Which state’s Mandi district has bagged top position for implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)?

प्रधानमंत्री ग्राम सड़क योजना (PMGSY) को लागू करने के लिए किस राज्य के मंडी जिले ने शीर्ष स्थान हासिल किया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh has bagged the first position among 30 districts of the country for successfully implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Union Ministry of Rural Development declared the list of top performing 30 districts in the country. Mandi district has received top position for constructing roads of maximum length in 2020-21.

Q.3. Which state’s CM has launched “YSR Bima” insurance cover scheme?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने “YSR Bima” बीमा कवर योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chief Minister, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on 22nd October launched the YSR Bima scheme, which would benefit 1.41 crore families by providing insurance cover.

Benefit:  it will take 15 days to settle the insurance claims, the government will provide Rs 10,000 as immediate aid to the family members if the insurance holder met with an accident or died.

Q.4. Name the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism who launched the “Life in Miniature” project recently.

केंद्रीय संस्कृति और पर्यटन राज्य मंत्री का नाम बताएं जिन्होंने हाल ही में “लाइफ इन मिनिएचरप्रोजेक्ट लॉन्च किया। 

(a) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched the “Life in Miniature” project on October 22, 2020. The project is a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi; Ministry of Culture and Google Arts & Culture. The partnership between the trio began in 2011.

The project uses various technologies such as machine learning, augmented reality and digitization with high-definition robotic cameras. It showcases special works of art in a magical new way.

Under this project,  people from across the world would be able to view online  hundred of miniature paintings from the National Museum on Google Arts and Culture.

Q.5. Name the Indian Air Force’s first woman officer who passed away recently.

भारतीय वायु सेना की पहली महिला अधिकारी का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया। 

(a) Mitali Madhumita / मिताली मधुमिता

(b) Vijayalakshmi Ramanan / विजयालक्ष्मी रमणन

(c) Usha Padhee / उषा पाढे

(d) Ashapurna Devi / आशापूर्णा देवी

(e) Shalija Dhami / शैलजा धामी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Air Force 1st woman officer, Wing Commander (retd) Dr Vijaylakshmi Ramanan passed away. She was born in February 1924, she did her MBBS and later was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps on August 22, 1955.

She was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander in August 1972 and honoured with the Vishist Seva Medal five years later. She had retired in February 1979.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Vega?

वेगा के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(b) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(c) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

(d) Suniel Shetty / सुनील शेट्टी

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ace Indian cricketer and Captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma has been signed up by India’s leading beauty accessories brand, Vega, for its men’s personal grooming electronics range under the ‘Vega Men’ brand.

Rohit Sharma will feature as the brand ambassador for ‘Vega Men’ range in the upcoming digital campaign.

Q.7. Who has been signed by LG as ambassador of LG Signature?

एलजी द्वारा “एलजी सिग्नेचरके वैश्विक राजदूत के रूप में किसे हस्ताक्षरित किया गया है?

(a) Sunil Chhetri / सुनील छेत्री

(b) Yerry Mina / यरी मीना

(c) Hima Das / हीमा दास

(d) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(e) P V Sindhu / पी वी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. LG Electronics has named Lewis Hamilton a global ambassador for its home solutions brand, LG Signature.

Hamilton, the epitome of skill, style and precision will be seen communicating the brand’s philosophy.

Q.8. When is International Stuttering Awareness Day celebrated?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हकलाहट जागरूकता दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

(b) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(c) 22 October / 22 अक्टूबर

(d) 24 October / 24 अक्टूबर

(e) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Stuttering Awareness Day is observed globally on 22nd October every year. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people who have a speech disorder of stuttering or stammering.

Q.9. What was the theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हकलाहट जागरूकता दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back

(b) A World That Understands Stuttering

(c) Stuttering Pride — Respect, Dignity, Recognition

(d) Spread the Word – Education, Cooperation, Communication

(e) Growth Through Speaking

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Stuttering Awareness Day is observed globally on 22nd October every year. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people who have a speech disorder of stuttering or stammering.

Theme 2020″: “Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”.

Q.10. The first batch of women pilots of Indian Navy have been operationalized on Dornier Aircraft by which Naval command?

भारतीय नौसेना के महिला पायलटों के पहले बैच का संचालन डोर्नियर एयरक्राफ्ट पर किस नौसेना कमान द्वारा किया गया है?

(a) Western Naval Command / पश्चिमी नौसेना कमान

(b) Southern Naval Command / दक्षिणी नौसेना कमान

(c) Northern Naval Command / उत्तरी नौसेना कमान

(d) Eastern Naval Command / पूर्वी नौसेना कमान

(e) Central Naval Command / मध्य नौसेना कमान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The first batch of women pilots of Indian Navy have been operationalized on Dornier Aircraft by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi. The three women pilots were part of the six pilots of the 27th Dornier Operational Flying Training  (DOFT) Course, who graduated as ‘Fully operational Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) Pilots’ at a passing out ceremony held at INS Garuda, Kochi on 22 Oct 20.

The three women pilots of first batch are Lieutenant Divya Sharma (from Malviya Nagar, New Delhi), Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop (from Tilhar, Uttar Pradesh) and Lieutenant Shivangi (from Muzaffarpur, Bihar).

Q.11. Name the indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth ship which has been commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam recently.

स्वदेश निर्मित एंटी-सबमरीन वारफेयर (ASW) स्टील्थ जहाज का नाम बताइए जिसे हाल ही में विशाखापत्तनम में भारतीय नौसेना में कमीशन किया गया है।

(a) INS Kadmatt / आईएनएस कदमत

(b) INS Kavaratti / आईएनएस कवारत्ती

(c) INS Kiltan / आईएनएस किल्टान

(d) INS Kamorta / आईएनएस कामोर्ता

(e) INS Shakti / आईएनएस शक्ति

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane has commissioned the ‘INS Kavaratti’, the last of four indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes, into the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam.

The ship has been designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design (DND), and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes have been undertaken under ‘Project 28’, also called Kamorta-class corvettes of the Navy.

Q.12. Who among the following has been honoured with Outstanding Young Person 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे आउटस्टैंडिंग यंग पर्सन 2020 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Kritika Pandey / कृतिका पांडे

(b) Rattan Lal / रतन लाल

(c) Jajini Varghese / जैजिनी वर्गीज

(d) Shobha Shekhar / शोभा शेखर

(e) Renjith Kumar / रंजीत कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. UK-based Indian-origin plastic surgeon, Dr Jajini Varghese has been named an ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020’ by a non-profit NGO for her “incredible” scientific contributions to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Varghese has been recognised in the “Medical Innovation” category for making it her personal mission to attempt to restore the lives of millions of women affected by breast cancer and will be presented with the award at a ceremony at the 2020 Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress in Yokohama, Japan.

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