Daily Current Affairs 17 October 2020 Quiz

Q1. The STARS project has been approved by the Union Cabinet to improve India’s education system. The project will be implemented with financial support from which organization?
(a) World Economic Forum
(b) New Development Bank
(c) Asian Development Bank
(d) World Bank

Q2. World Food Day ?
(a) 14 October
(b) 16 October
(c) 15 October
(d) 13 October

Q3. Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win the Oscar award, has passed away due to prolonged illness. In which category she won the award?
(a) Costume Designing
(b) Dance Direction
(c) Short Documentary
(d) Original Music

Q4. Kishore Bhimani who passed away recently.He is a_________?
(a) Economist
(b) Cricketer
(c) Filmmaker
(d) Sports journalist

Q5. Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned as the President of ________ country?
(a) Uzbekistan
(b) Syria
(c) Azerbaijan
(d) Kyrgyzstan

Q6. Government has designated the Director-General of Shipping as the National Authority for Recycling of Ships under which Section of the Recycling of Ships Act?
(a) Section 1
(b) Section 2
(c) Section 3
(d) Section 4

Q7. World Food Day 2020 theme?
(a) Fighting hunger and malnutrition
(b) Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
(c) ZeroHunger World
(d) Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together

Q8. Head-office of the National Authority of Ship Recycling located?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Gandhinagar
(c) Mumbai
(d) New Delhi

Q9. Under the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project? How many states will be covered?

(a) 8
(b) 10
(c) 6
(d) 12

Q10. Which country has been re-elected as the co-president of the International Solar Alliance?
(a) France
(b) India
(c) Germany
(d) Israel

Q11. Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri who passed away recently was a renowned _____.
(a) Doctor
(b) Actor
(c) Director
(e) Poet

Q12. India has contributed ___________ to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
(a) 3.5 million
(b) 2.5 million
(c) 2 million
(d) 1 million

Q13. Kaumudi Munshi who passed away recently  was known as _______.
(a) Nightingale of Assam
(b) Nightingale of Kerala
(c) Nightingale of Gujarat
(d) Nightingale of Nagaland

Q14.____________ 2008 Olympic champion Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020.
(a) Jeff Richman
(b) Constantina Dita
(c) Catherine Ndereba
(d) Valeriu Tomesc

Q15. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has extended the tenure of state run NTPC Ltd chairman and managing director, Gurdeep Singh till__________?
(a) 2024
(b) 2021
(c) 2022
(d) 2025

Q16. __________ state will become the world’s largest greenfield zinc smelter?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Haryana
(c) Gujarat
(d) West Bengal

Q17.Exim Bank has given a soft loan of 400 million to______________?
(a) Maldives
(b) Malaysia
(c) Indonesia
(d) Singapore

Q18. Recently ____________ which state government has decided to set up Farmers Welfare Fund Board for the upliftment of farmers?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Haryana
(c) Gujarat
(d) Kerala

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