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Current Affairs MCQ of 20th October 2021
Q.1 Which country participated with India in the 17th Edition of joint military exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 21” held in October 2021?
Q.2 Name the telecom company that recently (in Oct’ 21) joined hands with ‘Larsen and Toubro (L&T)’ to test 5G-based smart city solutions.
a. Bharti Airtel
b. Vodafone Idea
d. Reliance Jio
Q.3 Name the Indian Personality who won ‘2021 Earthshot Prize’ under ‘Clean Our Air’ Category?
a. Ashutosh Vikram
b. Karthik Jayaraman
c. Shardul Sheth
d. Vidyut Mohan
Q.4 Who was recently (in Oct’ 21) elected as the President of ‘Indian Weightlifting Federation’ (IWLF)?
a. Sahdev Yadav
b. Gurdeep Singh
c. Naresh Sharma
d. Sathish Sivalingam
Q.5 Name the person(s) who authored the book titled “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition”.
a. Uday Mahurkar
b. Kulpreet Yadav
c. Chirayu Pandit
d. Both 1 & 3
Q.6 Which State recently (in Oct’ 21) launched the “Mera Ghar Mere Naam” scheme to provide property cards named- ‘sandas’ after proper identification & verification?
d. Uttar Pradesh
Q.7 The Lucy Mission has been launched by NASA to study which of these asteroids?
b. Earth-crossing asteroids
d. Trojan asteroids
Q.8 NITI Aayog has partnered with which body to launch a Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management?
Q.9 The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the presence of persistent water vapour in ‘Europa’. It is a moon of which planet?
Q.10 Jonas Gahr Store has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of which country?
Q.1 d) A 14-day long 17th Edition of India-USA joint training Military exercise ‘Ex Yudh Abhyas 21’ was commenced in October 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, United States (US). 350 soldiers of 7 MADRAS Infantry Battalion Group of the Indian Army participated.
Q.3 d) An Indian Social Enterprise ‘Takachar’, under the leadership of Vidyut Mohan was named as the winner of inaugural ‘2021 Earthshot Prize’, also known as ‘Eco Oscars’ that was created by the UK’s Prince William to reward people fighting to save planet earth. Takachar won the ‘Earthshot Prize’ under the “Clean Our Air” category for its invention to recycle
Q.6 b) Charanjit Singh Channi, CM of Punjab launched the “Mera Ghar Mere Naam” scheme, a pro-people initiative that aims to give ownership to the people living within the ‘Lal Lakir’, a part of the village
habitation used for non-agriculture purposes, of villages and cities. The Basera scheme of Punjab provides proprietary rights for slum households outside the lal lakir areas.
Q.7 d) The US space agency NASA has launched a first-of-its kind mission called ‘Lucy Mission‘ to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The mission life of Lucy is 12-year, during which the spacecraft will fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids to study about solar system’s evolution. These will include one main-belt asteroid and seven Jupiter Trojan asteroids.
Q.8 c) NITI Aayog and UNDP India have collaborated to launch a handbook titled ‘NITI Aayog-UNDP Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management’, to promote sustainable management of plastic waste in the country.
Q.9 a) The Hubble Space Telescope Observatory of NASA have revealed the presence of persistent water vapour in ‘Europa’, the icy moon of Jupiter. However, the presence of a water vapour atmosphere is found only in one hemisphere.