Q1. Which country has been appointed as the Chair of the
Governing Body of International Labour Organization (ILO) for a period till
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization (ILO), after a gap of 35 years.
Q2. Who has been appointed as the head of the
advisory panel formed by NITI Aayog to look into introducing reforms in the
urban planning education system?
(a) Amitabh Kant
(b) Rajiv Kumar
(c) Arvind Panagariya
(d) Bibek Debroy
(e) Ranjit Rana
Sol. The policy think tank NITI Aayog has constituted a 14-member advisory committee to look into introducing reforms in the urban planning education system. The panel will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
Q3. When is the United Nations Day celebrated globally?
(a) 21 October
(b) 22 October
(c) 23 October
(d) 24 October
(e) 25 October
Sol. Every year 24 October is celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
Q4. Which district has topped the list of top 30
districts for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)?
Sol. The Union Ministry of Rural Development has declared the list of top performing 30 districts in the country for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh has bagged top position in the list for successful implementation of PMGSY programme.
Q5. World Polio Day is celebrated on which day?
(a) 24 October
(b) 23 October
(c) 25 October
(d) 28 October
(e) 29 October
Sol. The World Polio Day is celebrated annually on October 24, to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
Q6. Saad Hariri has recently been appointed as the Prime
Minister of which country?
S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has been re-appointed to the post on 22 October 2020, after winning a slim majority of votes in parliament election.
Q7. Which day is observed as the World Development
Information Day, as recognised by United Nations?
(a) 18 October
(b) 24 October
(c) 27 October
(d) 30 October
(e) 22 October
Sol. The United Nations’ World Development Information Day is held on October 24 every year.
Q8. Which country has recently joined the IMF as its
(e) San Marino
Sol. Andorra (officially the Principality of Andorra) has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 16 October 2020, to become its 190th member.
Q9. In 2020, United Nations is observing its __________
Sol. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter.
Q10. Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the
Governing Body of the ILO for the period October 2020- June 2021?
(a) Nivedita Shukla Verma
(b) Kundan Kumar
(c) Apurva Chandra
(d) Krishnendra Pratap Singh
(e) Rohan Verma
Sol. The Labour and Employment Secretary, Apurva Chandra, has been elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the ILO for the period October 2020- June 2021.
Q11. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
was launched in which year?
Sol. PMGSY is a programme funded by the Union government to connect habitations having a population of more than 250 in the state. It was established on 25th December 2000.
Q12. Which of the following bank has entered into a
tie-up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), whereby the bank will be one of the
preferred financiers for the entire range of vehicles sold by the latter?
(a) Canara Bank
(b) Bank of India
(c) Punjab National Bank
(d) Indian Bank
(e) Bank of Baroda
Sol. Bank of Baroda (BoB) has entered into a tie-up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), whereby the bank will be one of the preferred financiers for the entire range of vehicles sold by the latter.
Q13. ______________ has entered into a partnership with
Atlantis to expand the Digital First Program in India.
Sol. Mastercard has entered into a partnership with Atlantis to expand the Digital First Program in India.
Q14. What is the theme of World Polio Day 2020?
(a) Stories of Progress: Past and Present
(b) End Polio Now: Make History Today
(c) I Want to End Polio
(d) A win against polio is a win for global health
(e) A Celebration of the Unsung Heroes of Polio Eradication
Sol. 2020 theme for World Polio Day is “A win against polio is a win for global health.”
Q15. The World Polio Day was established by Rotary International
to commemorate the birth of _________.
(a) Jonas Salk
(b) Albert Calmette
(c) Email Adolf Von Behring
(d) Edward Jenner
(e) Louis Pasteur
Sol. The Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
Q16.PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Kisan
Suryodaya Yojana’ in which state on October 24, 2020?
S16. (B) Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched Kisan Suryodaya Yojana along with 2 other key projects in Gujarat on October 24, 2020. Under Kisan Suryodaya Yojana, farmers will be able to avail of power supply from 5 am to 9 pm.
Q17. Which nation has taken over the
Chairmanship of Governing Body of International Labour Organisation after a gap
of 35 years
S17 (D) India
India has taken over the Chairmanship of Governing Body of International Labour Organisation after a gap of 35 years.
Q18. Which nation has launched no mask,
no service policy?
S18. (c) Bangladesh
Bangladesh has launched a ‘no mask, no service’ policy in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the policy, no service will be provided to the people who
are not wearing masks.
Q19. Which state has secured the first
place under PM-SVANidhi Scheme?
S19. (A) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh has secured the first place under PM-SVANidhi Scheme by approving the highest number of loans in the country. PM-SVANidhi is one of the most ambitious schemes of Central Government. It aims to benefit street vendors in rural, urban and pre-urban areas.
Q20. Which nation has become the third
Arab nation to normalise relations with Israel in the last two months after
Bahrain and the UAE?
S20. (D) Sudan
Israel has agreed to normalise ties with Israel in a deal brokered with the help of US President Donald Trump. With this, Sudan has become the third Arab nation to normalise relations with Israel this year after Bahrain and the UAE.
Q21. Which nation has sought 500 million
support from the World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine in the country?
S21. (A) Bangladesh
Bangladesh has sought financial support worth USD 500 million from the World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine in the country. The fund will be utilised for the procurement and distribution of the vaccine.
Q22. Which nation will remain in the
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list till February 2021?
S22. (D) Pakistan
Pakistan will remain on the grey list of global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till February 2021, as it has not fulfilled six out of the 27 mandates to check terror funding.
Q23.Which among the following nations is
not a member of the International Labour Organisation?
S23. (A) Bhutan
Bhutan is not a member of the International Labour Organisation. The other UN member states that are not members of the ILO include Andorra, Liechtenstein, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, and North Korea.