Current Affairs Quiz - October, 2020
1. India announced establishing a ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ with which country?
Correct Answer: C [Denmark]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a first virtual summit with his counterpart of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen.
As per the joint statement, the new ‘Green strategic partnership’ will be based on existing Joint Commission for Cooperation for cooperation in various fields including politics, energy, environment and education.
2. Who has topped the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020?
[A] Ratan Tata
[B] Mukesh Ambani
[C] Azim Premji
[D] Anil Ambani
Correct Answer: B [Mukesh Ambani]
The Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited – Mukesh Ambani, has topped the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020.
He has been in the top of the list for 9 consecutive years. His total wealth amounts to Rs. 6,58,400 crore and it has grown by 73% in the past one year.
3. Defence Ministry has signed a Rs 400 crore-contract with which company, for supplying ten lakh hand grenades?
[A] Economic Explosive Limited (EEL)
[B] Ordnance Factory Board
[C] Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd
[D] Bharat Electronics Ltd
Correct Answer: A [Economic Explosive Limited (EEL)]
The Defence ministry has signed a Rs 400 crore-contract with Economic Explosive Limited (EEL), for the supply of ten lakh hand grenades.
Earlier, similar products were either imported or made by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The new grenades called multi-mode hand grenades (MMHG), have been designed by the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory of DRDO.
4. When is International Day of Non-Violence observed annually?
[A] October 1
[B] October 2
[C] October 3
[D] October 4
Correct Answer: B [October 2]
October 2 is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence every year by the United Nations, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The UN General Assembly in a resolution on 15 June 2007 declared this day. The objective of this day is to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness. Gandhi is known across the world for his non-violence movement ‘Satyagraha’.
5. Indian Navy undertook the process of ‘Aerial Seeding’ to increase green cover in which city?
Correct Answer: B [Vishakhapatnam]
The Indian Navy along with Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation had undertaken Aerial Seeding in Vishakhapatnam.
This initiative is aimed to increase green cover in and around Vishakhapatnam. Over 6.25 tonnes of seed balls were air dropped in five locations from the Naval helicopters.
6. Which country hosted the historic fourth World Conference on Women?
[C] United States
Correct Answer: B [China]
The fourth World Conference on Women was convened by the United Nations during in September 1995 in Beijing, China.
The 25th anniversary of the fourth World Conference on Women was recently organised. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani participated in the conference. She highlighted about the initiatives undertaken in India including the National Nutrition Mission.
7. The Election Commission has issued instructions for postal ballot facilities for elderly people above what age?
Correct Answer: D 
The Election Commission has recently issued a set of new instructions regarding the postal ballot facilities for those above 80 years of age and people with disabilities.
The booth level officer would deliver the form required to opt for the postal ballot, under his polling station. The fresh guidelines would be applicable to all elections and by-elections, including the by-polls announced last week.
8. In which country, the holy city of Mecca is located?
[A] United Arab Emirates
[D] Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer: D [Saudi Arabia]
The authorities of Saudi Arabia have announced that the Umrah pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca has been resumed.
Due to the spread of Covid-19, Saudi Arabia had earlier suspended the pilgrimage for foreign and domestic Muslims in March. The country has decided to open up the pilgrimage in gradual phases with precaution, depending upon the pandemic’s spread.
9. What is the theme of the World Space Week 2020?
[A] Space and Students
[B] Satellites improve life
[C] Inspiration and Education
[D] International cooperation in space
Correct Answer: B [Satellites improve life]
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed World Space Week to be celebrated during October 4-10.
The first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4. The Space week aims to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology. This year the theme of the week is “Satellites improve life.”
10. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has partnered with which organization to promote new agricultural technology?
[A] Prasar Bharati
[B] Press Information Bureau
[C] Press Trust of India
[D] ANI News Agency
Correct Answer: A [Prasar Bharati]
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has partnered with Prasar Bharati to promote new agricultural technology and innovations.
As per the agreement, DD Kisan channel will broadcast various innovative techniques adopted in agriculture and the innovations of IFFCO through 30 minutes program series.
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