Current Affairs Quiz: 17 & 18 October 2021

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 17 & 18 October 2021

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  1. Which Organization recently (in Oct’ 21) signed an MoU with ‘RailTel Corporation of India Limited’ to boost the expansion of Telecom services in India?
    1) National Informatics Centre
    2) Centre for Development of Telematics
    3) National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology
    4) Centre for Railway Information Systems
    5) Indian Telephone Industries Limited
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Centre for Development of Telematics
    Explanation:
    RailTel Corporation of India Ltd(RailTel), under the Ministry of Railways signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a research centre the Ministry of Communications, to cooperate in diverse areas of telecom with a focus on boosting modernisation and expansion of community networks in India.

  2. Which of the following point(s) are correct with respect to the recently (in Oct’21) launched 7 new Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs)?
    A) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was divided into 7 wholly government-owned DPSUs with ‘AVANI’ being the largest among the 7.
    B) E. R. Sheikh was appointed as 1st Director-General of the Ordnance Directorate.
    C) Ministry of Defense set a target of achieving a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore in aerospace, defence goods & services by 2024, including exports of Rs 35,000 crore.
    1) Only A & B
    2) Only B & C
    3) Only A & C
    4) All A, B & C
    5) Only A
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) All A, B & C
    Explanation:
    i. The Union Cabinet approved the restructuring of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) into 7 wholly government-owned DPSUs with an objective to transform & improve expertise in the product range, with ‘AVANI’ being the largest among the 7.
    ii. E. R. Sheikh was appointed as 1st Director-General of this Ordnance Directorate.
    iii. The Ministry of Defense set a target of achieving a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore in aerospace, defence goods & services by 2024, including exports of Rs 35,000 crore.

  3. Which Country recently (in Oct’ 21) signed an MoU with the ‘Ministry of Steel’ to supply ‘coking coal’ to boost steel production in India?
    1) France
    2) England
    3) Russia
    4) Germany
    5) Australia
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Russia
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Steel signed an MoU with the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation for collaboration in the mining & steel sectors, with special focus on coking coal, in Moscow during the Russian Energy Week(REW)13-15 October 2021.
    i. This is a part of India’s National Steel Policy 2017 under which India aims to reach 300 million tonne steel production by 2030.

  4. Indian Army regiment of 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) recently (in Oct’ 21) won Gold in ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2021’. The annual international military exercise is conducted by which county?
    1) European Union
    2) Russia
    3) United States of America
    4) United Kingdom
    5) Turkey
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) United Kingdom
    Explanation:
    Indian Army’s Team of 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) that represented India in the ‘2021 Cambrian Patrol Exercise’ also known as ‘Olympics of Military Patrolling’, won Gold medal. The exercise is annually organised by the United Kingdom (UK) Army at Brecon, Wales, UK.
    About Indian Army:
    Chief of Defence Staff – Bipin Rawat
    Chief of Army Staff – MM Naravane

  5. Which organization recently (in Oct’ 21) authorised ‘Karur Vysya Bank’ to collect direct taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
    1) Income Tax Department
    2) Securities and Exchange Board of India
    3) Reserve Bank of India
    4) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    5) Small Industries Development Bank of India
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Reserve Bank of India
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India authorised KarurVysya Bank (KVB) to collect direct taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The integration would enable the bank to allow its customers to remit the direct taxes through any branch/net banking/ mobile banking services (DLite Mobile application).
    About Karur Vysya Bank (KVB):
    Headquarters – Karur, Tamil Nadu
    MD & CEO – B. Ramesh Babu

  6. In October 2021, Sona Comstar partnered with _________ to enhance Digital Skills of their employees through Future Skills Prime (FSP).
    1) FICCI
    2) ASSOCHAM
    3) National Internet Exchange of India
    4) NASSCOM
    5) NIC
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) NASSCOM
    Explanation:
    Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited (Sona Comstar), an automotive technology company, collaborated with Future Skills Prime (FSP) – a MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)-NASSCOM (The National Association of Software and Service) Digital Skilling Initiative to provide technical skills to employees.
    About NASSCOM:
    President-Debjani Ghosh
    Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

  7. Name the 1st Indian Personality who was recently (in Oct’ 21) appointed as the Chairman of ‘World Steel Association’.
    1) Sajjan Jindal
    2) Anil Kumar Chaudhary
    3) Sandeep Jayram
    4) Soma Mondal
    5) Thachat V Narendran
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Sajjan Jindal
    Explanation:
    The World Steel Association (WSA) appointed Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel Limited as the Chairman of WSA for the period 2021-22. Jindal will be the first representative from India to serve as Chairman of the WSA. Yu Yong, appointed as the vice-chairman, succeeded by Jindal.
    About World Steel Association (WSA):
    Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium
    Founded– 10 July 1967

  8. Alexander Schallenberg was recently (in Oct’ 21) appointed as the new Chancellor of which country?
    1) Poland
    2) Hungary
    3) Slovakia
    4) Croatia
    5) Austria
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Austria
    Explanation:
    Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen presided over the swearing in ceremony of Alexander Schallenberg as the new Chancellor of Austria at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.
    About Austria:
    Capital– Vienna
    Currency– Euro

  9. Identify the Correct Statement(s) that are correct with respect to the 14th Edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
    A) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the 14th Edition of IPL under the Captaincy of MS Dhoni, who also became 1st player in the World to Captain 300 T20 games.
    B) Ravi Bishnoi won the ‘Orange Cap’ for scoring most runs in this season while ‘Purple Cap’ was given to Venkatesh Iyer for picking up the most number of wickets.
    C) Rohit Sharma became the 1st Indian Player to Score 10,000 T20 runs while Harshal Patel was the 1st bowler in IPL history to take hat-trick wickets.
    1) Only A & B
    2) Only B & C
    3) Only A & C
    4) All A, B & C
    5) Only A
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Only A
    Explanation:
    i. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the 14th Edition of IPL under the Captaincy of MS Dhoni who became 1st player in the World to Captain 300 T20 games.
    ii. Ruturaj Gaikwad won the ‘Orange Cap’ for scoring a massive runs in all matches while ‘Purple Cap’ was given to Harshal Patel for picking up the most number of wickets.
    iii. Virat Kohli became 1st Indian Player to Score 10,000 T20 runs while Harshal Patel became the 20th IPL bowler to take hat-trick wickets.

  10. When is the ‘International E-Waste Day’ (IEWD) annually celebrated across the globe to create awareness about the hazards of e-waste?
    1) 14th October
    2) 15th October
    3) 16th October
    4) 17th October
    5) 18th October
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) 14th October
    Explanation:
    International E-Waste Day (IEWD) is annually celebrated across the globe on October 14th to create awareness about the hazards of Electronic-waste (e-waste) and to promote the proper way to dispose of e-waste.
    i. Theme of IEWD 2021 is “Consumer is the key to Circular Economy!”.





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