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Current Affairs MCQ of 25 October 2021
Q.1 Which of these days is observed as the World Polio Day?
a. 24 October
b. 23 October
c. 22 October
d. 21 October
Q.2 Name the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT), which was flight tested by DRDO recently?
Q.3 Under the Scale Based Regulation (SBR) of NBFCs, RBI has categorized NBFC into how many categories?
Q.4 Sandra Mason has been appointed as the first President of which of these states?
b. Papua New Guinea
Q.5 Which state has launched the scheme ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store’?
d. West Bengal
Q.6 What is the theme of the 2021 World Polio Day?
a. Stories of Progress: Past and Present
b. End Polio Now
c. A win against Polio is a win for Global Health
d. One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio – delivering on our promise of a polio-free world!
Q.7 According to the recently released report, by which year will plastic surpass the greenhouse gas emissions of coal in the US?
Q.8 What is the rank of India in the Global Food Security Index 2021?
a. 41st place
b. 51st place
c. 61st place
d. 71st place
Q.9 Which of these commissions has recently launched a new digi-book named “Innovations for You”?
a. Planning Commission
b. NITI Aayog
c. Education Commission
d. Cultural Commission
Q.10 United Nations has recently established a special trust fund for which country?
Q.2 b) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)- ABHYAS, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha on October 22, 2021. ABHYAS is designed & developed by DRDO laboratory, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru, for the Indian Armed Forces.
Q.3 d) For regulation of NBFCs under the new Scale Based Regulation (SBR), RBI has categorized NBFCs into four layers (or 4 scales) based on their size, activity, and perceived riskiness. These are: NBFC – Base Layer (NBFC-BL), NBFC – Middle Layer (NBFC-ML), NBFC – Upper Layer (NBFC-UL) and NBFC – Top Layer (NBFC-TL).
Q.4 c) Barbados has elected Sandra Mason as its first president, as a part of its plan to become a republic nation and remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Mason, who is the current governor-general of the country, will take the charge of office with effect from 30 November 2021.
Q.5 a) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has launched a scheme titled ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store’ which aims to provide medicines at low and affordable rates to consumers. Under the ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store’ scheme, Generic medicines will be 50 to 71 percent cheaper at these medical stores.
Q.7 b) According to a recently released report by Bennington College and Beyond Plastics, by 2030, plastic will overtake coal’s greenhouse gas emissions in the US. The US plastics industry releases at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year throughout its lifecycle by drilling for oil and gas and burning plastic waste to fuel its facilities.
Q.8 d) India has been ranked 71st in the Global Food Security Index 2021. This is the tenth edition of the Global Food Security Index. This year’s index was prepared by analyzing data from 113 countries. Whereas India was ranked 101st in the Global Hunger Index 2021.
Q.9 b) Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog has recently launched a new Digi-Book named “Innovations for You”. This is the first edition of this digi-book focused on innovations in health care. This Digi-Book is a compilation of 45 health tech start-ups.
Q.10 d) The United Nations has recently set up a special trust fund for Afghanistan. So that the necessary cash can be made available immediately. Germany is the first contributor to this fund. It has promised 50 million euros for it.