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OCTOBER – 08 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. Which anniversary of Indian Air Force is observed on October 8?
A) 80th
B) 85th
C) 88th
D) 90th
Answer: C) 88th
88th anniversary of Indian Air Force – October 8.


2. CK Rajkumar passed away. He is related to which field?
A) Writer
B) Actor
C) Entrepreneur
D) Musician
Answer: C) Entrepreneur
CK Rajkumar, the Founder of Sujatha Bio Tech and the owner of brands like Nivaran 90 and Velvette shampoo, passed away.
CK Rajkumar – entrepreneur and founder of Sujatha Bio Tech.

3. Ram Vilas Paswan passed away. He is Union Minister of which Sector?
A) Women & Child Development
B) Culture & Tourism
C) Shipping
D) Consumer affairs, food and public distribution
Answer: D) Consumer affairs, food and public distribution
Ram Vilas Paswan – Consumer affairs, food and public distribution.

4. Nobel laureate Mario Molina passed away. He won Nobel Prize award for which category?
A) Medicine
B) Physics
C) Literature
D) Chemistry
Answer: D) Chemistry
Mexican scientist Mario Molina, who became his country’s first winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on the threat to the ozone layer from CFCs.
Mario Molina – Mexican Nobel laureate.


5. According to the Forbes India Rich List 2020, who is topped in this list?
A) Ambani
B) Gautam Adani
C) Radhakishan Damani
D) Shiv Nadar
Answer: A) Ambani

Rank Person Amount
1st Rank Ambani $88.7 billion
2nd Rank Gautam Adani $25.2 billion
3rd Rank Shiv Nadar $20.4 billion


6. Which Bank has approved infrastructure projects worth 741 million dollars in India?
B) World Bank
Answer: D) NDB

Amount Project Name
USD 500 million Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Project
USD 241 million Mumbai Metro Rail II (Line 6) Project

NDB – 741 million dollars – infrastructure projects in India.
New Development Bank:
Hq: Shanghai, China
Head: Marcos Troyjo

7. LIC Housing Finance Ltd launched “Project RED” to improve efficiencies at every level of the organisation. what is the expansion of R in RED?
A) Re-joining
B) Reimagining
C) Resizing
D) Recreating
Answer: B) Reimagining
RED – Reimagining Excellence through Digital transformation.
LIC Housing Finance Ltd – “Project RED” to improve efficiencies at every level of the organization.

8. Which Insurance company has introduced ‘Buy Now – Pay at Approval’ feature for the customer while purchasing online policies?
A) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
B) Bharti AXA Life Insurance
C) Max Life Insurance
D) Aegon Life Insurance
Answer: C) Max Life Insurance
Max Life Insurance -‘Buy Now – Pay at Approval’ feature for the customer while purchasing online policies.


9. Bishr al-Khasawneh is appointed as Prime Minister of which country?
A) Jordan
B) Vietnam
C) Myanmar
D) Iran
Answer: A) Jordan
Bishr al-Khasawneh- Prime Minister of Jordan.
Capital : Amman
Currency : Dinar


10. Which country’s Prince William launched a new 50-million pound Earthshot Prize aimed at funding the most innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges?
A) Britain
B) American
C) Australian
D) European
Answer: A) Britain
Prince William – Earthshot Prize to fund environmental solutions.

11. Which NGO has received the Healthgiri Award 2020 in the category of best NGO for healthcare services during Covid-19?
A) Udaan Welfare Foundation
B) Smile Foundation
C) Rural Health Care Foundation
D) Caritas India
Answer: D) Caritas India
Caritas India – Best NGO award.


12. Which IIT has developed environmentally safe and cost-efficient catalysts that enable industrial chemical reactions?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Hyderabad
C) IIT Kharagpur
D) IIT Mandi
Answer: D) IIT Mandi
A catalyst is a substance that can be added to a reaction to increase the reaction rate without getting consumed in the process. The team has recently developed a heterogeneous catalyst based on easily available carbon, for hydrogenation – a class of reactions extensively used in the chemical industry.
IIT Mandi – environmentally safe, cost-efficient catalysts for industrial applications.

13. Which IIT has designed a robotic system capable of identifying the diseases plaguing plants through camera-captured image analysis?
A) IIT Madras
B) IIT Hyderabad
C) IIT Kharagpur
D) IIT Mandi
Answer: C) IIT Kharagpur
The robotic system consists of a tracked vehicle suitable for negotiating rough terrain field, a device mounted on the tracked vehicle capable of holding the camera and pesticide spraying nozzle, a pesticide spraying module, and camera-based vision module.
IIT Kharagpur – robotic system to identify diseases plaguing plants.


14. The World Economic Forum announced 2021 Davos summit will take in which place?
A) Tokyo, Japan
B) Manila, Philippines
C) Lucerne, Switzerland
D) London, UK
Answer: C) Lucerne, Switzerland
Theme : “The Great Reset”.
2021 Davos summit – Lucerne, Switzerland.

15. Which country will be banned bags, straws and four other single-use plastic items by the end of 2021?
A) Iran
B) Canada
C) Russia
D) India
Answer: B) Canada
Canada – To ban single-use plastics such as bags, straws by end of 2021.
Capital : Ottawa
Currency : Canadian Dollar


16. Which state has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to establish India’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB) in the state?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: D) Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu + WEF = to set up advanced manufacturing hub.
Tamil Nadu:
Capital : Chennai
CM : Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit

17. Which state is setting up a ‘Data Analytical Centre’ to provide a safe city to the women in the state?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer: A) Uttar Pradesh
On the path to self-sufficiency in medical oxygen production, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated INOX oxygen plant at Modi Nagar in Ghaziabad.
Uttar Pradesh – ‘Data Analytical Centre’ to provide women safety.
Uttar Pradesh:
Capital : Lucknow
CM : Yogi Adityanath
Governor : Anandiben Patel

18. Which UT has inaugurated a ‘green war room’ to monitor steps being taken to bring down pollution levels in the city this winter?
A) Chandigarh
B) Delhi
C) Jammu & Kashmir
D) Ladakh
Answer: B) Delhi
Delhi – ‘green war room’ to monitor steps to fight pollution this winter.
Capital: New Delhi
CM: Arvind Kejriwal
Governor: Anil Baijal

19. The Union Cabinet approves Bengaluru suburban rail project at a cost of Rs 18,600 crore. What is the length of this project?
A) 128-km
B) 148-km
C) 158-km
D) 168-km
Answer: B) 148-km
Union Cabinet – Bengaluru suburban rail project – 148-km.

20. Which state initiated “Swa-nirbhar Naari: Atmanirbhar Asom” scheme in a bid to empower the economically disadvantaged women of the State?
A) Nagaland
B) Assam
C) Manipur
D) Meghalaya
Answer: B) Assam
Assam – Atmanirbhar Asom scheme aiming to empower economically disadvantaged women.
Capital : Dispur
CM : Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor : Jagdish Mukhi

21. Which Ministry has inaugurated the “DBT-BIRAC Clean Tech Demo Park” at Barapullah drain site, near Sundial Park, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi?
A) Health ministry
B) Finance Ministry
C) Home Ministry
D) Railways Ministry
Answer: A) Health ministry
Dr. Harsh Vardhan – the “DBT-BIRAC Clean Tech Demo Park” at Barapullah drain site.
Health and Family Welfare, Science
and Technology; and Earth Sciences:
Minister : Dr Harshavardhan
Constitency : Chandni Chowk, Delhi


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