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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 October: Questions & Answers

CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 October: Questions & Answers
(1) Which country launch “No Mask No Service Policy”?
Answer: Bangladesh.

(2) According to the United Nations how much countries have ratified the UN Treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons?
Answer: 50 Countries.

(3) Nag anti-tank guided missile belongs to which country?
Answer: India.

(4) In the Anemia Mukt Bharat Index among 29 states, which one topped in India?
Answer: Haryana.

(5) 1st ever Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group has been addressed by whom?
Answer: Shri Jitendra Singh – Union Minister of State (Independent Charge).

(6) Trilateral naval exercise “Malabar-2020” is scheduled to be held in which month of 2020?
Answer: November.

(7) India’s rank which position in OECD International Migration outlook report?
Answer: 2nd.

(8) By the New York-based trade publication Global Finance, which bank became ‘Safest Bank in Asia’ for the 12th consecutive year?
Answer: DBS Bank.

(9) To build the first mobile phone network on the moon, NASA selected which company?
Answer: Nokia.

(10) Who has been appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of San Marino from India?
Answer: Neena Malhotra (1992-batch IFS officer).

(11) NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched on which Asteroid’s surface?
Answer: Asteroid’s Bennu.

(12) According to which space agency Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), Mars is losing its atmosphere at a faster rate than the Earth?
Answer: ISRO.

(13) IDBI Bank announced the launch of banking services on which messaging app?
Answer: WhatsApp.

(14) India successfully flight-tested its indigenously developed SANT missile. What is the full form of SANT?
Answer: Stand-off Anti-tank.

(15) In women’s event of the 2020 Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship, Elavenil Valarivan of India won which medal?
Answer: Gold.

(16) ‘Gradual Step Up Scheme’ and ‘TML Flexi Drive Scheme’ are the schemes introduced by whom?
Answer: HDFC Bank partnered with Tata Motors.

(17) Who has been elected as the Chairman of Indian Bank Association (IBA) for the term 2020-21?
Answer: Managing Director and CEO of Union Bank of India, Rajkiran Rai G.

(18) Fully-automated direct payment platform, ‘mooPay’, for dairy farmers in Rajasthan launched by whom?
Answer: IIT-Madras incubated dairy-tech startup, ‘Stellapps’.

(19) To encourage MSME in Research and Development, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh approved a new DRDO Procurement Manual, 2020 on which date?
Answer: October 20, 2020.

(20) In the Asia Power Index 2020, what is the rank of India by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute?
Answer: 4th. 

(21) “2020 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty” observed on which date?
Answer: October 17.
(22) On which date the 36th Raising Day of National Security Guard (NSG) observed in India?
Answer: October 16, 2020.

(23) Which woman from India to win the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award?
Answer: Aishwarya Sridhar.

(24) “World Trauma Day” observed worldwide on which date?
Answer: October 17, 2020.

(25) For which purpose the Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr S. Pangnyu Phom launched a handbook on “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega”?
Answer: To end Tuberculosis by 2025 in the country.

(26) Global hunger index released on October 16, 2020. What is the rank of India?
Answer: 94.

(27) Book titled “The Battle of Belonging” written by whom?
Answer: Politician Shashi Tharoor.

(28) Which ministry in India launched ‘Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana’?
Answer: Ministry of Culture.

(29) Which company launched a coronavirus hospitalization insurance policy called ‘Corona Care’ in partnership with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance?
Answer: PhonePe.

(30) International Day of Rural women observed on which date in October 2020?
Answer: October 15, 2020.

(31) President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned from his post. He was president of which country?
Answer: Kyrgyzstan.

(32) Under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt Tech- Thon 2020 organized by whom?
Answer: IEEE, NIC and Oracle.

(33) Sports journalist and commentator Kishore Bhimani died at the age of __ on October 15, 2020?
Answer: 81.

(34) Foremost Kuchipudi dancer ‘Shobha Naidu’ passed away on which date?
Answer: 14 October 2020.

(35) Central bank of the year award 2020 won by which bank?
Answer: Bank of Ghana.

(36) ‘EpiVacCorona’ is a vaccine for coronavirus treatment approved by which country?
Answer: Russia.

(37) To set up a greenfield zinc smelter, Vedanta Group firm Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) signed a pact with which state in India?
Answer: Gujarat State.

(38) BharatPe has announced how many Cricket Stars as Brand Ambassadors while launching of TV campaign starring ‘Team BharatPe’?
Answer: 11 Cricket Stars.

(39) Autobiography of former Union Minister Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil launched by whom
Answer: PM Narendra Modi.

(40) To promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction ‘International Day for Disaster Reduction’ observed on which date?
Answer: 13th October 2020.

(41) To boost climate innovation, “Earth shot Prize” launched by whom?
Answer: Britain’s Prince William.

(42) For the Greater Male Connectivity Project in the Maldives, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended how many lines of Credit (LoC)?
Answer: $400 million.

(43) International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the Indian economy to contract by ___ in 2020-21?
Answer: 10.3%.

(44) Holistic healthcare solution “Healthy Life Programme” is to launch for customers of HDFC Bank. The bank has collaborated with whom to launch this scheme?
Answer: Apollo Hospitals.

(45) ‘World Day Against the Death Penalty’ observed on which date?
Answer: October 10, 2020.

(46) RAISE 2020 – Responsible AI for social empowerment 2020′ inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on which date?
Answer: October 9, 2020.

(47) Which Indian state government has tied up with India Posts to enrol 11,000 farmers in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme?
Answer: Goa.

(48) To make identifying the citizenship of Taiwan passport holders easier, Taiwan is to released new passport design from which year?
Answer: 2021.

(49) India received the second set of Swiss bank details under the “Automatic Exchange Pact” signed with which country?
Answer: Switzerland.

(50) Under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by providing 100% tap water connections in Functional Household Tap Connections(FHTCs), which become the 1st ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state in India?
Answer: Goa.

(51) 17th NBA Championship 2020 who by which Basketball team?
Answer: Los Angeles Lakers.

(52) Eifel Grand Prix 2020 was the first Formula One race held at Nurburgring, Germany. The race won by whom?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton.

(53) ‘World Mental Health Day’ observed globally on which date in October 2020?
Answer: October 10, 2020.

(54) WHO-backed global Covid-19 vaccine initiative known as?
Answer: COVAX

(55) Forbes India Rich List 2020 topped by whom?
Answer: Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

(56) Interview for recruitment in government jobs (for Group-B (non-gazetted) and Group-C posts) has been abolished in how many states in India?
Answer: 3 states and 8 union territories.

(57) To provide customers with the facility to book reserved train tickets, Amazon India has tied up with whom?
Answer: ‘Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’ (IRCTC).

(58) India test-fired which Anti-Radiation Missile developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)?
Answer: Rudram.

(59) Indian Bank’s business mentoring programme ‘MSME Prerana’ launched by whom?
Answer: Nirmala Sitharaman.

(60) ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ by UNICEF celebrated on which date in 2020?
Answer: October 11, 2020.

(61) Who has been awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020?
Answer: Louise Gluck.
(62) “COVID-19 Appropriate Behavior” Campaign launched in India by whom?
Answer: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Twitter.

(63) ‘Tsirkon hypersonic missile’ reached a hypersonic speed of over Mach 8 in a test-fired by which country?
Answer: Russia.

(64) Reliance General Insurance partnered with whom for satellite-based crop monitoring and predictive analytics support?
Answer: SatSure Analytics.

(65) Government of India has appointed whom as the new Chairman of State Bank of India for a period of three years?
Answer: Dinesh Kumar Khara.

(66) India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ is to commissioning by which organization?
Answer: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

(67) In the world cotton trade, India’s premium cotton would be known as which name?
Answer: Kasturi Cotton.

(68) Who tested “Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo” (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha?
Answer: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

(69) World’s first mining robot named ‘asteroid mining robot’ is to be sent by which country?
Answer: China.

(70) How much of Amazon Forest are at the risk of changing into Savannah like environment?
Answer: 40%.

(71) Special-purpose VVIP aircraft Air India One (B777 aircraft) delivered by which aircraft manufacturer to Air India?
Answer: Aircraft Manufacturer Boeing.

(72) When the ‘World Habitat Day’ observed in 2020?
Answer: 5 October.

(73) 12th BRICS Summit is scheduled to be held on which date in 2020?
Answer: 17th November 2020.

(74) “Android mini-app store” launched for Indian developers by which company in India?
Answer: Paytm.

(75) On which date the ‘World Sight Day 2020’ with the theme of ‘hope insight’ was observed worldwide?
Answer: October 8.

(76) To empower economically deprived women, which Indian state launched ‘Swa-nirbhar Naari: Atmanirbhar Asom’ scheme in the state?
Answer: Assam.

(77) Who was known as Iron Lady (died at the age of 81) of Mumbai?
Answer: Social activist Pushpa Bhave.

(78) National Wildlife Week celebrated in India between which dates?
Answer: 2-8 October 2020.

(79) World Animal day celebrated each year on October 4th. From which year this day was started first?
Answer: In 1929.

(80) To contain the spread of Coronavirus in the region, ‘No Mask, No Ride’ was launched by which state in India?
Answer: Sangli district of Maharashtra.

(81) Atal Tunnel is the World’s longest High-Altitude Tunnel inaugurated by whom?
Answer: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

(82) “25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women” celebrated on which date?
Answer: October 1st, 2020.

(83) “World Day for Farmed Animals” celebrated on which date?
Answer: October 2nd, 2020.

(84) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 jointly won by whom?
Answer: Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice and Michael Houghton (Britain).

(85) “International Coffee Day 2020” celebrated on which date?
Answer: October 1st.

(86) What is the theme of “UN Summit on Biodiversity 2020”?
Answer: Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.

(87) “Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission (ASIIM)” launched by whom in India?
Answer: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

(88) “Pathashree Abhijan” scheme for road repair launched by which Indian State?
Answer: West Bengal.

(89) With effect from October 1st 2020, which bank in India appointed Charanjit Singh Attra as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?
Answer: State Bank of India (SBI).

(90) A book titled ‘A bouquet of flowers’ written by Dr. Krishna Saksena, launched by whom?
Answer: Rajnath Singh.

(91) ‘Operation My Saheli’ launched in India to boost the security of women passengers by whom?
Answer: The South Eastern Railway.

(92) Green-Tech Initiative “IB-eNote” launched by which bank in India?
Answer: Indian Bank.

(93) Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first museum on Ganga River located at where?
Answer: Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.

(94) Which bank becomes 1st bank to enable document embedding feature on SFMS?
Answer: IDBI.

(95) Which Bollywood actor became is the brand ambassador of Vedantu?
Answer: Aamir Khan.

(96) To make India’s micro, small and medium enterprises future-ready, Government of India formed how many task forces?
Answer: Five.

(97) What is the theme of World ‘International Translation Day 2020’?
Answer: Finding the words for a world in crisis.

(98) PATA Grand Award 2020 won by which state tourism in India?
Answer: Kerala Tourism.

(99) “International Day of Older Persons” celebrated globally on which date?
Answer: 1st October.

(100) Who is the Director-General (DG) of Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been given the additional charges as the DG of National Security Guard (NSG) India?
Answer: Surjeet Singh Deswal.
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