1. Which state has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms?
- Andhra Pradesh
2. India on October 14, 2020 contributed 1 Million USD to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for which cause?
- Myanmar cause
- Palestinian cause
- Siriya cause
- Bangladesh cause
3. India’s per capita GDP is expected to slump by how much in 2020, as per latest IMF?
- 9.8 percent
- 10.5 percent
- 11 percent
- 11.6 percent
4. Which pharmaceutical company has paused its clinical trials?
- Johnson & Johnson
5. Centre has extended how much subsidy on transportation of fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains?
- 45 percent
- 50 percent
- 55 percent
- 60 percent
6. AIM collaborates with _______ to promote Innovation across schools.
- All the Above
7. What is the name of the World War II bomb that was detonated underwater in Poland?
- Fat Man
- Little Boy
- Tall Boy
- Fat Boy
8. The first World Standards Day Celebrated on which year?
9. On which date International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed?
- October 13th
- October 15th
- October 16th
- October 14th
10. When was E-Sanjeevani Initiative launched?
1. Ans: Kerala
Kerala has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms or high-tech labs in all government-run and aided schools As part of this flagship project of the government, high-tech labs have been set up in primary and upper primary schools and 40,000 classrooms in high school and higher secondary schools have been converted into smart classrooms. The high-tech classroom project was implemented by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the nodal agency for ICT education in schools.
2. Ans: Palestinian cause
India on October 13, 2020 contributed USD one million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to support Palestinian refugees who have been facing extreme challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Ans: 10.5 percent
India’s per capita GDP is expected to slip to 10.5 percent to 1,877 USD in 2020, lowest in the last four years, as per the latest World Economic Outlook. Going by this projection, India is set to slip below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020.
4. Ans: Johnson & Johnson
American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson announced on October 12, 2020, that it has decided to pause the advance clinical trial, ENSEMBLE, of one of its vaccine. The step was taken after one of the volunteers of the trial was detected with an unexplained illness.
5. Ans: 50 percent
The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has decided to extend 50% subsidy on the transportation of notified fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains.
6. Ans: CGI
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an initiative of NITI Aayog, has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with Client Global Sights (CGI) India in the view of speeding up the innovation across the schools. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of India aims to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
7. Ans: Tall Boy
A large World War II bomb was detonated underwater by the Polish Navy on October 12, 2020 during a delicate operation. The bomb, nicknamed ‘Tallboy’ weighed about five tonne. It was dropped by the British Royal Air Force in an attack on a Nazi warship in 1945.
8. Ans: 1970
The official celebration of World Standards day started in 1970 and initially in 1946, 25 countries were gathered in London for the 1st time and decided for the annual celebration.
9. Ans: October 13th
The 100th birth anniversary of Vijaya Raje Scindia was observed on October 12, 2020. Prime Minister Narendra The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was observed on October 13, 2020. This year, the day focuses mainly on governance, especially good disaster risk governance in terms of the number of lives saved, reduced numbers of disaster-affected people and reduced economic losses.
10. Ans: 2019
E-Sanjeevani was launched by the Health Ministry in November 2019. It is a national telemedicine service that offers tele-consultations enabling patient to doctor consultations from their home.This e-Sanjeevani platform has launched two types of telemedicine services that is Doctor-to-Doctor and Patient-to-Doctor Tele-consultations.
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