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Questions Based on Current Affairs 25 & 26 October 2020

  1. Name the India’s first real-time Base Metals Index which was launched by Multi-Commodity Exchange of India.
    1) iCOMDEX
    2) HELPDEX
    3) MELTDEX
    4) MATTRDEX
    5) METLDEX
    Answer-5) METLDEX
    Explanation:
    MCX (Multi-Commodity Exchange of India) launched India’s first real-time Base Metals Index i.e MCX iCOMDEX Base Metal ‘METLDEX’ in the commodity derivatives segment. Until now, Domestic Metal Prices were hinged to the London Metal Exchange (LME). METLDEX is based on five base metals – Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Aluminium.

  2. Which UT has become the first in the country to operationalize Public Financial Management System (PFMS) at the district level?
    1) Daman & Diu
    2) Puducherry
    3) Ladakh
    4) Jammu and Kashmir
    5) New Delhi
    Answer-4) Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) became the first Union Territory in the country to operationalise Public Financial Management System (PFMS) at the district level with the e-inauguration of eight district offices by Additional Controller General of Accounts Subodh Kumar Mathur. The offices will result in improved programme administration and management. It will help in direct payment to beneficiaries and greater transparency and accountability in use of public funds.

  3. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has dedicated first of its kind “Flash Flood Guidance services (FFGS)” to South Asian countries. Which of the following countries will not receive the service?
    1) India
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Bhutan
    4) Nepal
    5) Maldives
    Answer-5) Maldives
    Explanation:
    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has dedicated first of its kind “Flash Flood Guidance services (FFGS)” for South Asian countries namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka to issue impact-based forecasting of floods. It was launched by Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, who was the chief guest of a virtual event which was attended by distinguished National and International dignitaries. It will provide the necessary products in real-time to support the development of warnings for flash floods about 6-12 hours in advance at the watershed level with resolution of 4km x 4km for the flash flood prone South Asian countries.

  4. The Ministry of Labour and Employment announced the extension of Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) scheme for the first time to which North East state with effect from 1st November 2020?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Nagaland
    3) Manipur
    4) Mizoram
    5) Tripura
    Answer-1) Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Labour and Employment announced the extension of Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) scheme for the first time to Arunachal Pradesh with effect from 1st November 2020. Under the issued notification all the factories in the district of Papum Pare with 10 or more employees are eligible for coverage under ESI Act 1948. Employees with wages up to Rs. 21000 per month (Rs.25000 for persons with disabilities) are eligible for the scheme.

  5. PM Narendra Modi launched Kisan Suryodaya yojna in which state (October 2020)?
    1) Odisha
    2) Gujarat
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer- 2) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated 3 Key Projects in Gujarat.
    Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister & Nitin Patel were present during the virtual launch.
    The Projects are:
    Launching of Kisan Suryodaya Yojana (Electricity Scheme for Farmers)
    Inauguration of Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with U.N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre & Mobile Application for Tele-Cardiology.
    Inauguration of Girnar Ropeway, Junagadh.

  6. Which state is going to develop India’s first sand dune park with the assistance of World Bank (3 crores was sanctioned recently)?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Goa
    4) Telangana
    5) Tamil Nadu
    Answer-3) Goa
    Explanation:
    World Bank sanctions Rs 3 crore (approximately) for Goa to develop India’s first sand dune parks as the World Bank (WB) has approved a proposal drafted by the Goa state biodiversity board for the same. The idea of parks to preserve sand dunes was first mooted by former National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) scientist and ex-member of the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) Antonio Mascaren who has been now appointed as the principal investigator for the project, with Dr. Pradip Sarmokadam acting as the co-investigator. As of now Mandrem, Miramar, Agonda Morjim and Galibaga are identified for sand dune parks. More beaches can be added in the list in future. Morjim and Galibaga beaches are known for their turtle-nesting site.

  7. In Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 2020-2021 meeting, RBI announced banks can deploy money drawn from targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO) in six sectors. Which of the following is not a beneficiary of them?
    1) Agriculture
    2) Secured retail
    3) Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
    4) Non-banking financial companies
    5) Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
    Answer-4) Non-banking financial companies
    Explanation:
    During a Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 2020-2021 meeting Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced to conduct on-tap targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO) worth Rs 1 lakh crore with tenors of up to three years at a floating rate linked to the policy repo rate till March 31, 2021. Then on October 21, 2020, the apex bank has informed that banks can deploy money drawn from this TLTRO in six sectors – agriculture, agri-infrastructure, secured retail, MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), drugs, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The above mentioned TLTRO has not covered Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), therefore Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), a representative body of (NBFCs) wrote a letter to the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das asking for the same.

  8. Which company in association with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched a multipurpose credit card for Delhi metro commuters?
    1) PayUmoney
    2) PayPal
    3) SBI Card
    4) CCAvenue
    5) ZikaPay
    Answer-3) SBI Card
    Explanation:
    SBI Card and Payment Services ltd. (SBI Cards) in association with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) launched ‘Delhi Metro- SBI Card’, a Multipurpose Credit Card for Delhi Metro Commuters. The card functions as a credit card and also as a metro smart card. Mangu Singh, Managing Director (MD) of DMRC and Ashwini Kumar Tewari, MD & CEO (Chief Executive Officer) jointly launched the card in the presence of other senior officials from DMRC and SBI Card.

  9. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Parle Agro?
    1) Priyanka Chopra
    2) Jr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
    3) Mahesh babu
    4) Both 1&2
    5) Both 1&3
    Answer-4) Both 1&2
    Explanation:
    Parle Agro has appointed Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the national brand ambassador and Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Jr. NTR) as the brand Ambassador for Southern India. Priyanka and Jr. NTR will be campaigning for “B-Fizz”, the new product of the Parle Agro’s Fruit plus fizz portfolio. Priyanka will feature in the television commercials (TVC) for National Media and Jr. NTR will feature in the southern market.

  10. Which state tops the Foreign Tourist Visits list 2019 as per publication titled ‘India Tourism Statistics (ITS) at a Glance – 2020’ released by Ministry of Tourism?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Gujarat
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer-1) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:As per, Ministry of Tourism annual publication titled  ‘India Tourism Statistics(ITS) at a Glance – 2020’, Uttar Pradesh(UP), tops the Domestic Tourist Visits list 2019, with ~53.6 crore tourists ( i.e., 23.1% of the total domestic tourists travelers visited in 2019). UP was followed by Tamil Nadu (~49.4 crore tourists) & Andhra Pradesh (~23.7 crore tourists).Similarly, in terms of Foreign Tourist Visits list 2019, Tamil Nadu tops the list, with ~ 68 lakh foreign tourists, i.e, 21.9 % of the total travelers visited in 2019. Tamil Nadu was followed by Maharashtra (~55 lakh tourists) and UP (~ 47 lakh tourists).List of top 3 states/UTs (Union Territories) of the domestic & foreign tourist visit:

    Domestic Tourist Visits
    Rank State Total Number of tourist Percentage Share (%)
    1 Uttar Pradesh ~53.6 crore 23.1
    2 Tamil Nadu ~49.4 crore 21.3
    3 Andhra Pradesh ~23.7 crore 10.2
    Foreign Tourist Visit
    1 Tamil Nadu ~ 68 lakh 21.9
    2 Maharashtra ~55 lakh 17.6
    3 Uttar Pradesh ~ 47 lakh 15.1


  11. Which IIT in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) developed a ‘novel Industry 4.0 Technology’ for remotely controlled factory operations and real time quality correction during industrial production?
    1) IIT kozhikode
    2) IIT Kanpur
    3) IIT Madras
    4) IIT Delhi
    5) IIT Kharagpur
    Answer-5) IIT Kharagpur
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) developed a novel Industry 4.0 Technology for remotely controlled factory operations and real time quality correction during industrial production. This will set a new trend in the advanced manufacturing sector of India. The project was funded by the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India and TCS. The technology was developed by Prof. Surjya K Pal, professor in-charge at the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. This technology has been reported in the CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology.

  12. Which country has discovered a new pair of Salivary glands also called as ’Tubarial gland’ that is hidden between the nasal cavity and throat?
    1) New Zealand
    2) Netherlands
    3) Finland
    4) Switzerland
    5) Sweden
    Answer-2) Netherlands
    Explanation:
    Researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered a new pair of salivary glands that is hidden between the nasal cavity and throat. The team proposed the name ‘tubarial glands’ for the new discovery. The new glands were found out when using a new type of scan namely, Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) scan. The paper was published by the team in ‘Radiotherapy and Oncology’.

  13. The World Junior Badminton Champions 2020 which was planned to be held from January 11-24, 2021 has been cancelled. Where it was supposed to be held?
    1) Bangladesh
    2) India
    3) Tokyo
    4) New Zealand
    5) Australia
    Answer-4) New Zealand
    Explanation:
    The World Junior Badminton Champions 2020 scheduled to be held in New Zealand from January 11-24, 2021 has been cancelled due to Pandemic. Badminton World Federation has stated that they have accepted a proposal to stage the 2024 edition in New Zealand as a replacement for the edition lost.

  14. “The Fixer: Winning Has a Price. How Much Will You Pay?”, a book portraying the thrilling tale of Neil Upadhyay, an ex-cricketer-turned-fixer was authored by ___________.
    1) Suman Dubey
    2) Sujor Ghosh
    3) Aakash Chopra
    4) Rupa Ganguly
    5) Kiran Pandey
    Answer-1) Suman Dubey
    Explanation:
    Suman Dubey has authored his debut novel, titled “The Fixer: Winning Has a Price. How Much Will You Pay?”. The book is set to be released on October 26, 2020. The book portrays the thrilling tale of Neil Upadhyay, an ex-cricketer-turned-fixer. The book is published by Rupa Publications India. A movie-style trailer was released in presence of Film director Sujoy Ghosh and former cricketer Aakash Chopra.

  15. Nayani Narasimha Reddy who passed away recently was the 1st home minister of which state?
    1) Telangana
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Karnataka
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) Kerala
    Answer-1) Telangana
    Explanation:
    Former & First Home Minister of Telangana Nayani Narasimha Reddy who is popularly known as “Narsanna” passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was born in Neredugomma village near Nalgonda which is currently in Devarakonda, Telangana. After the formation of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in 2001 Nayani Narasimha Reddy joined the separate Telangana movement and played the major role in formation of Telangana. He represented the TRS party on the various platforms on the demand of the formation of separate Telangana.

  16. Which day is observed as United Nations (UN) Day (2020 marks 75th anniversary)?
    1) October 15
    2) October 24
    3) October 15
    4) October 14
    5) October 25
    Answer-2) October 24
    Explanation:
    United Nations (UN) Day is held annually on October 24 since 1948 which marks the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945. The year 2020 marks its 75th anniversary. During the high-level event of the 75th anniversary celebrations political declaration was adopted. The declaration was negotiated through an intergovernmental process under the theme “The future we want; the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism”. The UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) launched Pan-European campaign “Turn Europe UN Blue” to promote peace, sustainable development and human rights.

  17. The Raising Day of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is observed on which day?
    1) October 23
    2) October 24
    3) October 22
    4) October 21
    5) October 25
    Answer-2) October 24
    Explanation:
    The Raising Day of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is annually observed on October 24. This year (2020) marks the 59th year of its existence. ITBP Force (ITBPF) was raised on October 24, 1962 under the Central Reserve Police Force Act, 1949. ITBP is the primary border patrol organization of India with its border with Tibet (China) It is one of the Central Armed Police Forces of India. ITBPF Act, 1992 was enacted by the parliament in 1992 and rules were framed in 1994.

  18. Which day is observed as The International Day of Diplomats? (First observance: 2017)?
    1) October 20
    2) October 21
    3) October 22
    4) October 23
    5) October 24
    Answer-5) October 24
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Diplomats is observed annually on 24th October, 2020. It is observed to highlight contributions made by diplomats in shaping the world and in making the planet a better place. The International Day of Diplomats was first proposed by Indian Poet-Diplomat Abhay K. It was first observed in Brasilia on October 24, 2017.

  19. World Polio Day is annually observed on 24th October. The theme of 2020 World Polio Day is ____________.
    1) End Polio Now
    2) Make History Today
    3) A win against polio is a win for global health
    4) A Celebration of the Unsung Heroes of Polio Eradication
    5) I want to end Polio, Join me
    Answer-3) A win against polio is a win for global health
    Explanation:
    World Polio Day is annually observed across the globe on 24th October to create awareness about the polio infection and the vaccines that prevent the polio infection and highlight the global efforts to eradicate polio. The day also honors the contribution of the frontline fighters who are working towards creating a polio free world. The theme of 2020 World Polio Day is “A win against polio is a win for global health”. The Rotary International established the World Polio day on 24th October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jonas Salk, the American virologist and medical researcher who led the first team to develop the vaccine against the poliomyelitis (commonly known as polio).

  20. The World Development Information Day is observed on which day to focus on improving the dissemination of information and mobilizing public opinion?
    1) October 21
    2) October 22
    3) October 23
    4) October 24
    5) October 25
    Answer-4) October 24
    Explanation:
    The World Development Information Day is held annually on October 24 to focus on improving the dissemination of information and mobilizing public opinion, especially among young people. This day draws the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. The date marks the adoption of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations (UN) Development Decade in 1970 an also coincide with United Nations Day i.e. October 24. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) established this day in 1972.

  21. Who has launched a mobile application for Geo Tagging of components of projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (PMKSY-AIBP)?
    1) Rattan Lal Kataria
    2) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    3) Rao Inderjit Singh
    4) Santosh Gangwar
    5) Sanjay Dhotre
    Answer-1) Rattan Lal Kataria
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (MoS) for Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal Kataria launched a Mobile Application for Geo Tagging of components of projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).
    The Ministry of Jal Shakti has developed the mobile application with the help of Bhaskaracharya National Institute of Space Applications & Geo-informatics (BISAG-N).

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) the UNESCO site is located in which state?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Tamil nadu
    3) Gujarat
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) Telangana
    Answer-3) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    Rani ki Vav or Ranki vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat state of India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River. It was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014.

  2. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is located in which state?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) Maharashtra
    Answer-2) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Okhla Bird Sanctuary officially known as Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary at the Okhla barrage over Yamuna River. It is situated in Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar district, on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border and known as a haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds.

  3. Ekana International Stadium is located in which state?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Gujarat
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) Maharashtra
    Answer-2) Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium or BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, commonly known as Ekana Cricket Stadium is an international standard cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is a stadium under public-private partnership. Capacity is 50,000.

  4. Kandla Port Trust or Deendayal Port is located in which state?
    1) Odisha
    2) Tamil nadu
    3) Gujarat
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) Kolkata
    Answer- 3) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    Kandla, officially Deendayal Port Trust is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on the west coast.

  5. Where is the headquarters of United Nations?
    1) Washington D.C, US
    2) Paris, France
    3) New York City, US
    4) New Delhi, India
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) New York City, US
    Explanation:
    The United Nations is headquartered in New York City in a complex designed by a board of architects. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1951.