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Monthly Current Affairs Quiz : October 2021

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Question 1

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the United Nations (UN) Day?

i. The UN Day is observed on October 24 each year and marks the official establishment of the United Nations in 1945.

ii. The name 'United Nations' was coined by the United States President Franklin D . Roosevelt.

iii. Presently, the UN has 193 members.

Question 2

Consider the following statements regarding the Exercise 'Konkan Shakti -2021'.

i. Konkan Shakti 2021 was the maiden India – UK Joint Tri-Service exercise.

ii. The exercise was held off the east coast of India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 3

Which organisation has launched a Digi-Book ‘Innovations for You’?

Question 4

Where is the headquarters of International Solar Alliance (ISA) located?

Question 5

Who was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize ‘Sakharov Prize 2021’ for Freedom of Thought?

Question 6

Which country has launched its first homegrown space rocket ‘Nuri’?

Question 7

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the ABHYAS?

i. ABHYAS is a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT).

ii. It was flight-tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.

iii. It has been developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru.

Question 8

Consider the following statements:

i. Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) retained Pakistan on its 'Black List' of countries.

ii. Three new countries -- Turkey, Jordan, and Mali -- have been added to the Grey List.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 9

Who will be conferred the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?

Question 10

Who has announced plans to launch a new social network 'TRUTH Social'?

Question 11

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the 67th National Film Awards?

i. Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress award.

ii. Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor award.

iii. Manipur won the award for 'Most Film Friendly State'.

Question 12

Which Union Ministry has launched the new market segment, Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM)?

Question 13

Which of the following states has won the award for the ‘city with the most Sustainable Transport System’?

Question 14

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename the Faizabad Railway Junction as…………………….

Question 15

Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second term as a President of which country?

Question 16

Which film has been selected as India's official entry for the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars 2022)?

Question 17

CUNSULT app, launched by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, is a……………….

Question 18

India’s 1st State government -owned Wildlife DNA testing lab was inaugurated in which city?

Question 19

Indian-origin Anita Anand has been appointed as the new Defence Minister of which country?

Question 20

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS)?

i. It was held on 27 October 2021

ii. It was hosted by Thailand.

iii. The EAS leaders adopted three Statements on Mental Health, Economic recovery through Tourism and Sustainable Recovery.

Question 21

Which Union Ministry has launched the “SAMBHAV” e-National Level Awareness Programme, 2021?

Question 22

Who is the chairman of the committee set up by the Supreme Court to examine the Pegasus surveillance case?

Question 23

Which organisation has launched the Garuda app?

Question 24

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021?

i. India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the GHI 2021.

ii. The GHI score is calculated on four indicators.

iii. The report is prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welthungerhilfe.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Question 25

Consider the following statements regarding the “Yudh Abhyas 2021”.

i. It was the 17th Edition of the Joint Military Exercise between India and Nepal.

ii. It was held in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 26

India was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the…………….term (2022-24)?

Question 27

When is World Food Day observed?

Question 28

Which of the following teams has won the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2021 title?

Question 29

Consider the following statements regarding the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021.

i. It was released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

ii. It compares acute multidimensional poverty for 109 countries in developing regions.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 30

Which state has launched the ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ Scheme?

Question 31

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Earth shot Prize?

i. It is given by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

ii. Each year 3 finalists will be selected for their contributions towards the 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

iii. Vidyut Mohan (Co-founder of Takachar) has won the inaugural edition of the Earth shot Prize.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Question 32

Consider the following statements regarding the Lucy Mission:

i. NASA launched it.

ii. It is the first space mission to study Jupiter’s Trojans Asteroids.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Question 33

Which organisation has launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India?

Question 34

Recently, the Central government has renamed Mount Harriet in Andaman as………………

Question 35

In October 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated which International Airport in Uttar Pradesh?

Question 36

Which organisation has released its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) Report?

Question 37

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Global Food Security Index 2021?

i. India is ranked at 71st position in the Index.

ii. The Index measures the underlying drivers of food security in 113 countries.

iii. It is released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Question 38

Consider the following statements regarding the Production Gap Report 2021 .

i. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Report.

ii. The Report measures the production of trees in the world.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 39

Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) will be used by which state government in its official calendar?

Question 40

Who has been appointed as the Chairman of World Steel Association (WSA)?

Question 41

Which countries will establish an international forum for economic cooperation during a quadrilateral (Quad) meeting in October 2021?

Question 42

Consider the following statements regarding the new Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh.

i. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) declared the combined areas of the Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary as a new Tiger Reserve.

ii. This will be the fourth Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 43

Which organisation has launched the 2021 State of the Education Report for India: ‘No Teacher, No Class’?

Question 44

Which organisation has won the bid for acquiring Air India?

Question 45

Which country’s novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature?

Question 46

Who won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize?

Question 47

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the recently released Henley Passport Index 2021?

i. Germany has been ranked first.

ii. India has been ranked 90th.

iii. There is a trend of continuous decline in India’s position since 2019.

Question 48

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘The State of the World’s Children 2021’ report.

i. The World Health Organisation (WHO) released the report.

ii. It has found that around 14 percent of 15 to 24-year-olds in India reported often feeling depressed.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 49

Which state’s white onion has been awarded a GI tag?

Question 50

When is Indian Air Force Day observed?

Question 51

Name the winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Question 52

Consider the following statements regarding the Exercise ''Ajeya Warrior'' 2021

i. It is a joint Military Training Exercise between India and Australia.

ii. It was held at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 53

Which organisation has released the ‘2021 State of Climate Services’ report?

Question 54

Who won the 2021 Economic Nobel Prize?

Question 55

Who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the World Wrestling Championships?

Question 56

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Indian Space Association (ISpA)?

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ISpA in June 2021.

ii. ISpA is the Premier Industry Association of Space and Satellite companies.

iii. Its founding members include only government agencies.

Question 57

Which state government has developed India’s first smartphone-based eVoting solution?

Question 58

Abdul Qadeer Khan, who passed away recently, was an atomic scientist, of which country?

Question 59

Who won FIH Men’s Hockey Player of the Year Award 2021?

Question 60

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Exercise Malabar 2021?

i. The First Phase of the exercise was conducted in the Philippines Sea.

ii. The Second Phase of the exercise was conducted in the Bay of Bengal.

iii. It is a bilateral Maritime Exercise between India and Sri Lanka.

Question 61

Which country will host naval exercise ‘Milan’ in February 2022?

Question 62

Central government recently launched ‘Trishul’ and ‘Garuda’. They are related to what?

Question 63

Who among the following Telugu filmmakers has been chosen for the Satyajit Ray Award 2021?

Question 64

Who has been conferred with the Aryabhata Award 2021 by Astronautical Society of India (ASI)?

Question 65

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the DigiSaksham programme?

i. It is the joint initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Microsoft India.

ii. It will enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills.

iii. It is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

Select the answer using the codes given below:

Question 66

Which ministry has launched the SACRED Portal?

Question 67

Which institution has launched the FASTER system?

Question 68

The Book “My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future” is the memoir of who among the following?

Question 69

Which Union Ministry has launched the People's Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas?

Question 70

Who has been elected as the new prime minister of Japan?

Question 71

Chacha Chaudhary has been declared as the mascot of which Scheme/Programme?

Question 72

Consider the following statements regarding the Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti 2021’.

i. It was the 8th edition of India-Sri Lanka bilateral Joint Military Exercise.

ii. It was conducted in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 73

Consider the following statements regarding the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

i. American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize in medicine.

ii. They won the Prize for development of COVID-19 Vaccines.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 74

Pandora Papers investigation, recently in the news, is related to…………….

Question 75

Which of the following states will host the 56th National Cross Country Championship in January 2022?

Question 76

Recently, which organisation has launched a home robot named ‘Astro’?

Question 77

The Indian Navy partnered with which bank to launch NAV-eCash Card?

Question 78

Consider the following statements regarding the World Space Week.

i. It is held annually from 4 to 10 October.

ii. The theme for World Space week 2021 is 'Women in Space'.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 79

Consider the following statements regarding the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.

i. It has been awarded to scientists from Japan, Germany, France.

ii. This is the first time climate scientists have been awarded it.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 80

Where was the 5th edition of Japan- India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘JIMEX 2021’ held?

Question 81

Which country successfully test fired a Zirkon hypersonic cruise missile from a nuclear submarine?

Question 82

Where was the world's largest Khadi National Flag installed?

Question 83

Which organisation has received the 2021 Right Livelihood Award?

Question 84

Consider the following statements regarding the Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A .

i. Recently, the Ministry of Defence has placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Chennai for supply of 75 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A .

ii. It has been developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 85

Which institute has developed the Solar DC Cooking System?

Question 86

Who has been appointed as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing?

Question 87

Which of the following was conferred with the Global Goalkeeper Award 2021?

Question 88

When is World Tourism Day observed?

Question 89

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Quad Leaders’ Summit 2021?

i. It was the first in-person meeting hosted by Australia.

ii. During the summit, the Quad Fellowship was launched to sponsor 400 students per year.

iii. Quad is a strategic dialogue between the United States, India, Japan and Australia.

Question 90

Consider the following statements regarding the recently awarded GI tag.

i. Assam’s Judima rice wine is northeast’s 1st traditional brew to get GI tag.

ii. Naga Cucumber from Nagaland was awarded the GI tag.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 91

Which Hydropower station has been conferred with the ‘Blue Planet Prize’ 2021 by the International Hydropower Association (IHA)?

Question 92

Which Union Ministry has launched the Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”?

Question 93

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission?

i. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare launched it.

ii. It will provide a health ID for every citizen.

iii. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox will be created for child immunization.

Question 94

Which state will host the FIH Hockey Men's Junior World Cup 2021?

Question 95

Which Union Ministry presented Hunarbaaz Awards to 75 divyangjan candidates from 15 states?

Question 96

Recently, eminent women’s rights activist, poet and author passed away. Her name is

Question 97

Consider the following statements regarding the Akash Prime Missile.

i. It is developed by DRDO.

ii. It is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for improved accuracy.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Question 98

Name the Cyclonic Storm which has recently affected the state of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Question 99

Who has become the first Formula-One (F1) driver to win 100 Grand Prix?

Question 100

Which state’s Sojat Mehndi has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

Question 101

Who is the author of the “Jungle Nama” audiobook?

Question 102

Which ministry has launched NIDHI 2.0?

Question 103

Nimaben Acharya has become the first woman Speaker of which state Legislative Assembly?

Question 104

When was World Maritime Day 2021 observed?

Question 105

Which option is not correct about the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize?
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