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Current Affairs MCQs of 13 October 2021
Q.1 In 2021, World Investor Week (WIW) has been organised. Which organisation organises the annual event?
a. International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
b. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
c. Financial Stability Board (FSB)
d. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Q.2 Which Indian state has received the GI tag for the Palghar’s Wada Kolam rice?
a. West Bengal
c. Uttar Pradesh
Q.3 “MITRA” scheme announced in Budget 2021-22 is associated with which sector?
Q.4 “SVAMITVA” scheme is implemented by which Union Ministry?
a. Ministry of Agriculture
b. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
c. Ministry of Panchayat Raj
d. Ministry of Rural Development
Q.5 Who has received the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2021?
a. Sanjay Gupta
b. Anil Kakodkar
c. Subramaniam Ramadorai
d. Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla
Q.6 Deep Space Atomic Clock, which was seen in the news is associated with which space agency?
a. Virgin Galactic
Q.7 In 2021, the 6th edition of Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR is taking place at which place?
Q.8 The second phase of the QUAD Nation’s Exercise Malabar 2021 will be held in which region?
a. Pacific Ocean
b. Arctic Ocean
c. Indian Ocean
d. Bay of Bengal
Q.9 The Indian Railways has recently launched two long haul trains for the South Central Railway (SCR), What is the name given to the two trains?
a. Trishul and Garuda
b. Shikhar and Dhanush
c. Trishul and Dhanush
d. Rudra and Garuda
Q.10 Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who passed away recently, was known as the father of which nation’s Nuclear Programme?
c. Sri Lanka
Q.1 a) The World Investor Week (WIW) is an initiative promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.
Q.2 d) Wada Kolam, a rice variety widely grown in the Palghar district in Maharashtra has received the ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI) tag, which means the product now gets a unique identity as well as a wider market base.
Q.3 d) The PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (MITRA) has announced in the Union Budget 2021-22 for growth of the textile sector and place India as a global leader in Textiles.
Q.4 c) The “SVAMITVA” stands for “Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas” is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayat Raj.
Q.6 c) NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock, has successfully ended its mission.
Q.7 c) The 6th edition of the annual Joint Military Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR, between India and the United Kingdom kick-started at Chaubatia, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Q.8 d) The second phase of Exercise Malabar 2021, between the Quad countries, will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from October 12 to 15, 2021 The Phase 1 of Exercise Malabar 2021 was conducted off the coast of Guam, in the Philippine Sea, in the Western Pacific from August 26 to 29, 2021.
Q.9 a) For the first time, the Indian Railways has launched two long haul freight trains named “Trishul” and “Garuda” for the South Central Railway (SCR).
Q.10 a) Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who passed away at the age of 85 after a brief illness on October 10, 2021, was known as the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme. The nuclear physicist had faced criticism in 2004 when he was forced to accept the responsibility for nuclear technology proliferation and was forced to live a life of official house arrest.