Current affairs gk Questions | 4 October 2021 to 9 October 2021

October 10, 2021
Current affairs gk Questions

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Current affairs gk Questions

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  1. What per cent of India’s exports is contributed by MSMEs, approximately?

Ans: 40

India has more than 63 million MSMEs. They account for nearly 40 % of India’s exports, about 6.11 per cent of the country’s manufacturing GDP. MSMEs contribute 24.63 % of the GDP from the services sector.

  1. ‘Clean India Programme’ has been inaugurated from which state?

Ans: Uttar Pradesh

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur launched a month-long Clean India Programme from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology-Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

The aim of the cleanliness drive is to create awareness, encourage people and make them involved in cleaning waste, especially the ‘Single Use Plastic’ waste throughout the country. This campaign will continue till 31st October.

  1. Hwasong-8, which was seen in the news recently, is a new hypersonic missile tested by which country?

Ans: North Korea

North Korea has claimed that it successfully tested a new hypersonic missile called Hwasong-8. This technology allows missiles to be pre-fuelled and then sent to the field.

Days after the hypersonic missile, North Korea said it test-fired a new anti-aircraft missile. This marks the country’s fourth weapons test in under a month. North Korea also said that its weapons are needed for self-defence.

  1. Manu Bhaker, who was seen in the news recently, is associated with which sports?

Ans: Shooting

Indian shooter Manu Bhaker is an ace Indian shooter. She has been in the news recently since she made a  top podium finish in the ISSF Junior World Championship held at Lime, Peru. She won Gold in individual pistol event as well as in a mixed team pistol with Sarabjot Singh.

  1. In which year UPI was launched by the NPCI in India?

Ans: 2016

Note: Full form of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)

UPI is a system operated by the NPCI which permits multiple bank accounts to be operated in a single application. It was launched by NPCI in the year 2016.

UPI is in the news recently, as it has registered 3.65 billion transactions worth Rs 6.5 trillion in the month of September 2021 alone, which is an all-time high since inception, both in terms of volume and value.

  1. What are ‘Pandora Papers’ which are seen in the news recently?

Ans: Documents revealing undisclosed wealth and tax avoidance

The Pandora Papers, which has been in the news recently are documents on hidden wealth, tax avoidance and money laundering by famous personalities across the globe. 

These documents reveal the complex network of companies set up across the globe to evade taxation.

  1. “Azadi@75 – New Urban India” – the Urban conclave was inaugurated in which city?

Ans: Lucknow

The Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi has inaugurated the “Azadi@75 – New Urban India” – an urban conclave cum expo at Lucknow.

During the inaugural event, the PM handed over digitally the keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries located in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

  1. “Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution” is awarded by which state?

Ans: Assam

Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award is the Government of Assam’s highest civilian award for National Integration and National Contribution. Gopinath Bordoloi was a freedom fighter, Assam’s first Chief Minister after independence and Bharat Ratna awardee.

  1. What is the name of the cyclone that hit Oman and is an offspring of the cyclone Gulab?

Ans: Shaheen

The Tropical Cyclone Shaheen has hit the coast of Oman and has caused human and material damage in the region. This cyclone is an offspring of the cyclone Gulab which had a devastating impact on the east coast of India in late September 2021.

  1. “SVAMITVA” scheme implemented by the Union Ministry?

Ans: Ministry of Panchayat Raj

The “SVAMITVA” stands for “Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas” is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Under the scheme, clear ownership of property in rural inhabited areas is established by mapping land parcels using Drones.

  1. “MITRA” scheme announced in Budget 2021-22 is associated with which sector?

Ans: Textile

The PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (MITRA) was announced in the Union Budget 2021-22 for growth of the textile sector and place India as a global leader in Textiles.

  1. Which state / UT has approved to issue a unique health card to “each and every citizen” under its Health Information Management System (HIMS) project?

Ans: Delhi

The Government of Delhi has approved the proposal for issue of a unique health card to “each and every citizen” of the UT under the UT’s Health Information Management System (HIMS) project.

The Government has decided for minimum eligibility criteria for obtaining the card. 

  1. When is the ‘Indian Air Force Day’ celebrated every year?

Ans: 8 October

Every year on October 8, the country celebrates Indian Air Force Day. This year will celebrate the 89th anniversary of Indian Air Force Day.

  1. After the RBI’s October Monetary Policy Committee Meeting, what is the Repo rate?

Ans: 4.00%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept the key lending rate — repo rate unchanged at 4 percent for the eighth time in a row.

Reverse repo rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per cent. The policy stance will also be kept unchanged at ‘accommodative’. The accommodative stance is voted for, as long as necessary to sustain growth on a durable basis, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target. RBI also retained FY22 GDP growth forecast at 9.5 per cent.

  1. Vallilath Madhathil Madhavan Nair, who passed away recently, is associated with which profession?

Ans: Bureaucracy

Vallilath Madhathil Madhavan Nair, the oldest living former diplomat of India, passed away at the age of 102.

He joined the Indian Civil Service or the ICS in 1942 and was allotted to the Bihar Cadre. He was permanently recruited to the Indian Foreign Service later. He had served in various important positions in the External Affairs Department and in charge of Commonwealth Relations. He retired from the IFS in the late 1970s.