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OCTOBER – 30 | Daily Current Affairs 2020


1. Veteran politician Mesut Yilmaz passed away. He was former PM of which country?
A) Brazil
B) Turkey
Answer: B) Turkey
Mesut Yilmaz – Former Turkish prime minister and veteran politician.
Capital : Ankara
Currency : Turkish Lira


2. According to the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2020, which state is topped in the decline of dropout rate among school students during 2018-2020?
A) West Bengal
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Maharashtra
D) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: A) West Bengal

  • The survey conducted among 52,227 families of 16,974 villages in 584 districts of 26 states.
  • The ASER report is an initiative by the Pratham Education Foundation which conducts a survey in the entire country every year.
  • Pratham is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in the country which works towards providing quality education to underprivileged children.

West Bengal – Top in decline of dropout rate among school students during 2018-2020.
West Bengal:
Capital : Kolkata
CM : Mamata Banerjee
Governor : Jagdeep Dhankhar

3. Which company is topped in global biotech employers for 2020 on the U.S-based ‘Science’ magazine’s annual ‘Science Careers Top 20 Employers’ list?
A) Regeneron
B) Incyte
C) Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
D) Biocon Limited
Answer: A) Regeneron

Rank Company Place
1st Regeneron Tarrytown, NY
2nd Incyte Washington DC., USA
3rd Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Cambridge
5th Biocon Limited Bangalore, India



4. Which bank has launched cashback offers and other incentives for small and medium-sized merchants across the metro, semi-urban and rural markets?
B) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
D) HDFC Bank
Answer: D) HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank – Offer cashback to merchants to encourage digital transactions.
HDFC Bank:
Hq: Mumbai , Maharashtra
Tagline : We Understand Your World
CEO :Sashidhar Jagdishan

5. EIB approves how much amount financings for Minoryx Therapeutics for research activities?
A) €15 million
B) €25 million
C) €35 million
D) €45 million
Answer: B) €25 million
EIB -€25 million for Minoryx Therapeutics for research activities.
The European Investment Bank:
Hq: Luxembourg
Head: Werner Hoyer


6. Grasim signs pact with Lubrizol to set up India’s ‘largest’ CPVC resin plant. Grasim is a flagship company of which group?
A) Bajaj Group
B) Mahindra Group
C) Tata Group
D) Aditya Birla Group
Answer: D) Aditya Birla Group
Grasim + Lubrizol = Set up India’s ‘largest’ CPVC resin plant


7. Jishnu Barua is appointed as the new chief secretary of Assam replaced whom?
A) Kumar Sanjay Krishna
B) Kumar Sathish Krishna
C) Kumar Suresh Krishna
D) Kumar Sarath Krishna
Answer: A) Kumar Sanjay Krishna
Jishnu Barua – New chief secretary of Assam – Kumar Sanjay Krishna(Replace)
Capital : Dispur
CM : Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor : Jagdish Mukhi

8. Kewal Kumar Sharma is appointed as Election Commissioner of which state/UT?
A) Jammu & Kashmir
B) Chandigarh
C) Ladakh
D) Puducherry
Answer: A) Jammu & Kashmir
K.K. Sharma resigns as advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor, appointed State Election Commissioner.
Kewal Kumar Sharma – Election Commissioner of Jammu & Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital : Srinagar(summer),Jammu(winter)
Governor : Manoj Sinha


9. Raymold Luminaires partners with which organization to jointly develop ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) products and systems?
Answer: C) CSIR-CSIO
The products, using short-wave ultraviolet UV-C technology can effectively deactivate >99.9 per cent of infecting viruses, including the coronavirus.
Raymold Luminaires + CSIR-CSIO = ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) products and systems.


10. Which country will allocate 2 million euros (over USD 2.3 million) to provide Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh with humanitarian aid?
A) Germany
D) China
Answer: A) Germany
Germany – give $2.3 mn in humanitarian aid to Azerbaijan’s conflict region
Capital : Berlin
Currency : Euro
Capital: Baku
Currency: Azerbaijani manat


11. Which state ordered 100 per cent waiver on motor vehicle tax till December 31 for all stage carriage, mini and school buses?
A) Punjab
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Karnataka
Answer: A) Punjab

  • In a major relief to bus operators in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered 100 per cent waiver on motor vehicle tax till December 31 for all stage carriage, mini and school buses, while deferring payment of arrears of taxes without interest and penalty till March 31, 2021.
  • The decisions were announced by the Chief Minister at a virtual conference with private transport associations in the state.

Punjab – 100% vehicle tax waiver till December 31 for bus operators.
Capital : Chandigarh
CM : Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor : V P Singh Badnore

12. The Delhi cabinet has approved provide how much amount medical insurance to lawyers?
A) Rs 10 lakh
B) Rs 15 lakh
C) Rs 20 lakh
D) Rs 5 lakh
Answer: D) Rs 5 lakh

  • The Delhi cabinet has approved over Rs 40 crore to provide medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh and term insurance of Rs 10 lakh to lawyers, who are residents of the national capital.
  • The lawyers will be insured under the Chief Minister Advocates Welfare Scheme, which was announced by the city government in December 2019.

Delhi – Approve over Rs 40 crore to give insurance to lawyers.
Capital: New Delhi
CM: Arvind Kejriwal
Governor: Anil Baijal

13. Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Sardar Patel Zoological Park in Kevadia, Narmada district, Gujarat. This park is also known as which name?
A) Jungle Safari
B) Forest Safari
C) Wildlife Safari
D) Hills Safari
Answer: A) Jungle Safari

  • As per the official website of the Prime Minister, he is scheduled to flag off Ekta Cruise Service to the Statue of Unity and inaugurate Ekta Mall and Children Nutrition Park there.
  • He will also unveil the Statue of Unity website in all UN official languages and the Kevadia App at the Unity Glow Garden.

PM Modi – Inaugurate Sardar Patel Zoological Park during Gujarat visit.
Capital : Gandhinagar
CM : Vijay Rupani
Governor : Acharya Dev Vrat

14. KVIC has launched a Limited Edition of two-layered “Happy Diwali” printed face masks made of which product?
A) Pure Plastic fabric
B) Pure Silk fabric
C) Pure Muslin fabric
D) Pure Nylon fabric
Answer: C) Pure Muslin fabric
KVIC – ‘Happy Diwali’ printed face masks.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission:
Hq : Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman : Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena

15. Dr Harsh Vardhan digitally inaugurated the Radio diagnosis Facilities at which AIIMS?
A) AIIMS Bathinda
B) AIIMS Delhi
C) AIIMS Bangalore
D) AIIMS Hyderabad
Answer: A) AIIMS Bathinda
Dr Harsh Vardhan – Digitally inaugurate Radio diagnosis Facilities at AIIMS, Bathinda.
Health and Family Welfare, Science
and Technology and Earth Sciences:
Minister : Dr Harshavardhan
Constituency : Chandni Chowk, Delhi
West Bengal:
Capital : Kolkata
CM : Mamata Banerjee
Governor : Jagdeep Dhankhar

16. The Indian Navy successfully test fired its anti-ship missile (AshM) in the Bay of Bengal from which Guided Missile Corvette?
A) INS Kora
B) INS Vistra
C) INS Sathya
D) INS Vela
Answer: A) INS Kora

  • The Indian Navy successfully test fired its anti-ship missile (AshM) in the Bay of Bengal from its Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and hit the target at max range with “precise accuracy”.
  • Last week, the Navy had released a video showing the anti-ship missile launched by its Missile Corvette INS Prabal hitting a ship and sinking it with “deadly accuracy”.

Indian Navy – successfully test fires missile as part of military drill in Bay of Bengal.

17. Which Ministry launches the SERB – POWER schemes for women scientists, researchers in science and engineering?
A) External Affairs Ministry
B) Women & Child Development Ministry
C) Health Ministry
D) Finance Ministry
Answer: C) Health Ministry

  • Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the SERB – POWER schemes that aim to encourage emerging as well as eminent women researchers to undertake R&D activities in frontier areas of science and engineering.
  • There are SERB – POWER Fellowship and SERB – POWER Research Grants.
  • The SERB-Power Fellowship offers a personal fellowship and a research grant to top performing women researchers for a period of three years.
  • The SERB – Power Research Grants ensure funding to undertake highly impactful research across all disciplines of Science & Technology.

Health Ministry – The SERB – POWER schemes – women scientists, researchers in science and engineering.
Health and Family Welfare, Science
and Technology and Earth Sciences:
Minister : Dr Harshavardhan
Constituency : Chandni Chowk, Delhi

18. Which state bans online gaming, betting, asks Centre to block access to 132 apps, websites?
A) Punjab
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
Answer: B) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh – ban online gaming, betting, asks Centre to block access to 132 apps, websites.
Andhra Pradesh:
Capital : Amaravati
CM: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor : Biswa Bhushan Harichandan


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