Daily Online Current Affairs Quiz:08-09 October 2021

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Daily Online General Knowledge|Current Affairs Quiz:Current Affairs gk questions with answers and detailed explanation in English.

1.ICMR released MUDRA Toolbox in five Indian languages to diagnose dementia. What does 'A; stands for in MUDRA?
A. Assessment
B. Advanced
C. Automatic
D. Accurate

Assessment


Note: The five Indian languages are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

MUDRA-Multilingual Dementia Research and Assessment

 2. As per the United Nations (UN) report, over five billion people could face water shortage by which year?
A. 2035
B. 2040
C. 2045
D. 2050

2050


Note: According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), climate change increases the global risk of water related hazards like floods and draughts.

United Nations

Founded : 24 October 1945

Secretary General : Antonio Guterres

World Meteorological Organization

Founded: 23 March 1950

President : Gerhard Adrian

Headquarters : Geneva, Switzerland

World Meteorological Day: 23 March

World Meteorological Day Theme 2021:The Ocean, our Climate and Weather


 3. Aravind Trivedi, who passed away at the age of 82 years was a well-known?
A. Politician
B. Singer
C. Journalist
D. Actor

Actor


Note: Aravind Trivedi best known for his role of Raavan in Ramanand sagar's Ramayan.


 4. How many Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs will Government set up in different parts of the country exclusively for SCs and STs?
A. 75
B. 85
C. 65
D. 45

 75

Note: The hubs will not only promote scientific talent, but also contribute to socio-economic development of these communities. The STI hubs will develop, nurture and ensure the delivery of appropriate and relevant technologies for creation of sustainable livelihoods for the SC and ST population.


 5.Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project is located in which state?
A. Assam
B. Manipur
C. Meghalaya
D. Tripura

Assam


Note: Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project is located in Dima Hasao district of Assam state in IndiaKopili Hydro Electric Project is a 275 megawatts (369,000 hp), hydroelectric power project on the Kopili river and its tributary, Umrong stream. 

The main objective of the project is to generate 120 Megawatt power for Assam. This project will help in the all round development of Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong districts as well as generate employment opportunities.

Tehri Hydroelectric Power Plant is the highest hydroelectric power project in the country.

Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India, with the power capacity of 1960 MW.

The first Hydro Electric Power station is the Shivana samudra Hydroelectric power station.

Hydro-electric power provided in Shivana samudra was first of its kind in the whole Asia . The Diwan of Mysore responsible for this was Dewan Sheshadri Iyer. It is located in Mandya distict of Karnataka.

Assam

Governor: Jagadish Mukhi

Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Capital: Dispur

 6. "Fishwaale" India's first e-fish market app has been launched in which of the following state?
A. Bihar
B. Assam
C. Manipur
D. Jharkhand

Assam


Note: The app has been developed by Aqua Blue Aquaculture Solutions Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the state fisheries department. The app will provide one-stop solution for aquaculture.

It will help both buyers and sellers to place orders and sell fish, aquaculture equipment and Medicine, fish feed and fish seed online.

It will help members of the fish farming community get reasonable price for their produce and lead to elimination of middlemen.

 7. Yesudasan, who passed away at the of 83 years, was a popular cartoonist from which of the following state?
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Maharashtra

Kerala

 8. Which of the following state has launched 'Swechha' programme with a focus on the health and hygiene of women and adolescent girls?
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Odisha
C. Haryana
D. Uttar Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh


Note: Under this initiative, the state government will provide sanitary napkins at government educational institutions free of cost.

Ten sanitary napkins will be given every month  to about 10 lakh adolescent girls studying from 7-12 grades in all government schools and intermediate colleges across the state.

The quality napkins at affordable prices will be made available in all YSR Cheyutha stores for women in urban and rural areas.

Andhra Pradesh

Governor: Harichandan

Chief Minister: Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

Capitals: Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Hyderabad, Kurnool

 9.Who among the following won gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the ISSF Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru?
A. Vijay Kumar
B. Ronjan Sodhi
C. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
D. Manu Bhaker


 Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar


Note: India's 14-year old shooter Naamya Kapoor also won the god medal beating celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event..


 10. Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) has signed a MoU with which of the following University for collaborative research?
A. Mahatma Gandhi University
B. Indira Gandhi National Open University
C. Sikkim Manipal University
D. Calicut University

Sikkim Manipal University


Note: RARI has signed a MoU with Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) to conduct collaborative research in mutually identified areas and promote research activities.

AIM: The MoU aims at promoting relations and mutual understanding between the two institutions to recognise their strengths in research and education.

 11. Wada Kolam rice, which has received GI tag is from which state?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Haryana

D. Maharashtra

Maharashtra


Note: Wada Kolam, also known as Zini or Jhini rice, is a traditional variety grown in Wada tehsil of Palghar, with the grain being off white in colour.

 Maharashtra

Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray

Capital: Mumbai


 12. World Cotton day is observed on?
A. 4 October
B. 5 October
C. 6 October
D. 7 October


7 October


Note: 

Aim: To provide an opportunity to recognise the importance of cotton worldwide. The day aims to foster sustainable trade policies and to enable developing countries to benefit from every step of the cotton value. chain.

Theme 2021: "Cotton for Good"

 13. Who has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021?
A. Abdulrazak Gurnah
B. Kazuo Ishiguro
C. Peter Handke
D. Bob Dylan

Abdulrazak Gurnah


Note: Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.

Nobel Prize for Literature 2016-Bob Dylan
Nobel Prize for Literature 2017-Kazuo Ishiguro
Nobel Prize for Literature 2019-Peter Handke

 14. World Postal day is observed on?
A. 09 October
B. 08 October
C. 07 October
D. 06 October

09 October


Note:

Aim: to raise awareness among people about the role of the postal sector for people and businesses every day.

Theme 2021: Innovate to recover.


 15. The Niti Aayog and Amazon Web services have partnered with which of the following company to establish a new experience studio at the NITY Aayog Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Centre?
A. Intel
B.Wipro
C. Microsoft
D. TCS

Intel

Note: The studio will act as a hub for experimentation and collaboration with a focus on agriculture, health care, and smart infrastructure.

16.National Air Force Day celebrated on?
A. 8 October
B. 9 October
C. 7 October
D. 8 September

8 October


Note: India celebrates Air Force Day on October 8 to raise awareness about the Indian Air Force (IAF) as an organisation that strives to strengthen national security and authority. The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world.

The Indian Air Force Motto: Touch the Sky with Glory.

 17. Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank has bagged two national awards for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana from PERDA. Which of the following is the sponsor bank for Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank?
A. Karnataka bank
B. Union Bank
C. Bank of India
D. Canara Bank

Canara Bank


Note: Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has bagged two national awards, 'APY Big Believers' and 'Leadership Capital' for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana(APY) from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

KVGB is playing pivotal role in implementing all the three asocial security schemes (PMJJBY, PMSBY, and APY) launched by the Union government and the bank's priority to ensure access to social security benefits to villagers and people from unorganized sectors along with other man banking activities.

PMJJBY-Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is a government-backed Life insurance scheme in India. The PMJJBY scheme was announced by Govt. in the budget 2015-16.

PMSBY-Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) is a social security scheme that offers one-year accidental death and disability cover, that can be renewed yearly. PMSBY is one of the three social security schemes that was announced in the Government in the 2015 budget.

APY-a pension scheme for citizens of India is focused on the unorganized sector workers. Under the APY, guaranteed minimum pension of Rs.1,000/- or 2,000/- or 3,000/- or 4,000 or 5,000/- per month will be given at the age of 60 years depending on the contributions by the subscribers. Any Citizen of India can join APY scheme. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May 2015.




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