CURRENT AFFAIRS (17/10/2021)

 CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. . Mission Lucy recently seen in news is
    (a) To study about exoplanets
    (b) The mission by ISRO to study the solar atmosphere.
    (c) The mission to explore the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids.
    (d) The Mars mission by UAE
  2.  Ecological Threat Report (ETR) recently seen in news is released by
    (a) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    (b) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    (c) Greenpeace
    (d) Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP)
  3. The term” Guduchi” is in talk in the context of
    (a) It is a popularly known herb and has been used in therapeutics since long in AYUSH systems
    (b) Local name of genetically modified cotton in Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Biopesticides
    (d) Natural Mosquito repellent
  4. With reference to the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    1. QES is conducted by the National Statistical Organization (NSO).
    2. QES covers establishments employing 10 or more workers in the
    organised segment in 9 sectors.
    3. QES provides a demand side picture of the labour market.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    (a) 1 and 2 only
    (b) 3 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3
  5. Consider the following pairs:
    Field Nobel Prize                                                                                   Recipient 2021
    1. Economics                                                                     David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens
    2. Literature                                                                                                       Louise Glück
    3. Medicine                                                                                   David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
    4. Peace Prize                                                                                        World Food Programme (WFP)
    Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
    (a) 1 and 3 only
    (b) 1, 2 and 4 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
  6. “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021” is released by which of the following?
    (a) The office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights
    (b) Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
    (c) World Economic Forum
    (d) World Bank
  7. “Lukha River” which was recently in news, is located in
    (a) It is located in the southern part of East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
    (b) It originates from Guptaganga hills in Keonjhar District of Orissa.
    (c) It is west-flowing River, originates in Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary
    (Western Ghats), Belagavi district of Karnataka.
    (d) It is the main river of north-eastern Andhra region and the Boddepalli Rajagopala Rao Project was constructed on it to meet the irrigation needs of the region.
  8. With reference to S-400 Triumf Missile, consider the following statements:
    1. It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system designed by Israel.
    2. It can destroy airborne targets within the range of 250 km and is also capable of destroying fast-moving targets such as fighter aircraft.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
    (a) 1 only
    (b) 2 only
    (c) Both 1 and 2
    (d) Neither 1 nor 2
  9. Consider the following statements regarding High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People:
    1. It was initiated at the “One Planet Summit” in Paris in January 2021.
    2. It aims to promote an international agreement to protect at least 30%
    of the world’s land and ocean by 2030 (Global 30×30 target).
    3. It is an intergovernmental group championing a global deal for nature and people that can halt the accelerating loss of species, and protect vital ecosystems that are the source of our economic security
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
    (a) 1 only
    (b) 1 and 3 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3
  10. With reference to the Gati Shakti scheme, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    1. The scheme helps to bring down logistics costs.
    2. The scheme will subsume the National Infrastructure Pipeline that was launched in 2019.
    3. It intends to bring together all the ministries at the central level.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    (a) 1 and 2 only
    (b) 1 and 3 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3

ANSWERS

  1. Option (C) is CORRECT
  2. Option (D) is CORRECT
  3. Option (A) is CORRECT
  4. Option (C) is CORRECT
  5. Option (A) is CORRECT
  6. Option (B) is CORRECT
  7. Option (A) is CORRECT
  8. Option (B) is CORRECT
  9. Option (D) is CORRECT
  10. Option (A) is CORRECT

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