Current Affairs Question - October 2020


National Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change

Fly Ash


Consider the following statements with reference to the Fly ash:

  1. Fly ash is a byproduct from burning pulverized coal in electric power generating plants.
  2. It consists primarily of oxides of silicon, aluminum iron and calcium.
  3. There are two common types of fly ash: Class D and Class H.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Issues Relating To Health

Thalassemia


Consider the following statements:

  1. Thalassemia is a non-inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin.
  2. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Government Policies And Interventions

India’ First HarGharJal State


Recently, which of the following State become the first “HarGharJal” State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household?

A
Goa
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Karnataka
D
Kerala

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Ambassador Of Chilika Lake


The Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Odishahas designateda species of cat as ambassador of Chilika Lake, as an important step towards conservation of the vulnerable species. What is the name of cat species?

A
Jungle Cat
B
Rusty Spotted Cat
C
Marbled Cat
D
Fishing Cat

National Defence & Security

India’s First Indigenous Anti-Radiation Missile


What is the name of India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile tested from a Sukhoi-30 MKI jet?

A
Rudram
B
Kapali
C
Tarak
D
Durjaya

National Polity & Governance

Lokpal And Lokayukta Act 2013


Consider the following statements with reference to the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013:

  1. Under the 2013 Act, the Lokpal should consist of a chairperson and the members, not exceeding eight, of whom 50% should be judicial members.
  2. It mandates that all public officials should furnish the assets and liabilities of themselves as well as their respective dependents.
  3. The Lokpal cannot inquire into any corruption charge against the Prime Minister if the allegations are related to international relations, external and internal security, public order, atomic energy and space.
  4. It also covers any society or trust or body that receives foreign contribution above Rs 20 lakh.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
1 , 2 and 3
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 3 and 4
D
1,2,3 and 4

National Welfare Schemes For Vulnerable Section

Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme


With reference to the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, vendors can avail working capital loan of up to Rs10,000, which is repayable in monthly instalments within one year.
  2. 2On timely/early repayment of the loan, an interest subsidy of 5 % per annum will be credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on six-months basis.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016


With reference to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act (CAFA), 2016, consider the following statements:

  1. The Act established a National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India and State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state.
  2. The National Fund gets 60% of funds collected and the remaining 40 % goes to respective State Fund.
  3. The collected funds must be utilized only for afforestation and regeneration of forest ecosystem and not for wild life protection and infrastructure development.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Defence & Security

Shaurya Missile


Consider the following statements with reference to the Shaurya missile:

  1. Shaurya is a land variant of short-range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-15 Sagarika.
  2. It belong to the K missile family — codenamed after late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam — which are launched from Arihant class of nuclear submarines.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Indian Art & Culture

Samantwadi Toys


With reference to the Samantwadi toys of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, consider the following statements:

  1. Samantwadi toys are made from the wood of the cedar mangrove(Xylocarpus granatum).
  2. Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National India And Its Bilateral Relations

SoI On Decarbonization And Energy Transition Agenda


With which of the following country, NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy.

A
Denmark
B
Finland
C
Sweden
D
Netherland

National Biodiversity & Conservation

First Museum On Ganga


Name the first museum on Ganga to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga River inaugurated recently by the Prime Minister?

A
Ganga Avalokan
B
Ganga Darshan
C
Ganga Parisheelan
D
None of the above

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