1. Which Indian city to host “Khelo India Youth games 2020”?
- New Delhi
2. Which of the following countries is not the part of Five Eyes?
- New Zealand
- United States of America
3. Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have won the Nobel Prize 2020 in which field?
- Economics Science
4. Microsoft technology company has partnered with _______ to train students in new-age technologies?
- Department of Higher Education
5. Which city is held the ‘National Conclave on Emerging Opportunities in Natural Gas sector’?
- New Delhi
6. Which service is to be made available round the clock from December 2020, As per the recent announcement of RBI?
7. As of October 10, 2020, Which is the biggest economy to join the COVAX Global Covid-19 vaccine alliance?
8. What is the quantum of funds to be provided to banks under on-tap TLTRO?
- Rs 1 Billion
- Rs 2 Billion
- Rs 1 Trillion
- Rs 2 Trillion
9. What is ‘Ganga Avalokan’, that was seen in the news recently?
- Commemorative Stamp
10. Which organization has announced to make available to 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for Covid-19?
- World Bank
1. Ans: Guwahati
The third edition of the ‘Khelo India Youth Games’ will be held at Guwahati, Assam from January 10 to 23, 2020. The ceremony to launch the games was held at Guwahati and was attended by the Union Sports Minister and Chief Minister of Assam. The logo, mascot, theme song, and the jersey of players were also launched. More than 10000 participants from all over the country are expected to take part in this national event in 20 different sports which includes cycling and lawn bowls for the first time.
2. Ans: India
The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
3. Ans: Economics Science
The Nobel Prize for Economics, 2020 was awarded to Paul R Milogrom and Robert B Wilson. They were awarded for improvements to Auction Theory and also for inventing new auction formats. The prize is also called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The prize has been awarded 51 times to 84 Laureates between 1969 and 2019. By rule, the Nobel prize cannot be shared by more than three laureates.
4. Ans: AICTE
AICTE partners with Microsoft to train technology students in new-age skills. The Government of India entity, All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ), and software giant, Microsoft have joined hands to offer online education to the technical students in India.
5. Ans: New Delhi
The Minister said that that the current share of gas in India’s energy basket is 6.2% and the target is to increase it to 15% by the year 2030. He also stated that the state of Gujarat has a 26% share of gas-based energy. The Minister announced that India will witness an investment of over Rs 4 lakh crore in the development of gas supply and distribution infrastructure in the next five years.
6. Ans: RTGS
Service to be available 24X7 from December 2020. New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Friday said that Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), used for large value transactions, will be made available round-the-clock from December 2020.
7. Ans: China
China has formally joined the WHO-backed global Covid-19 vaccine initiative known as COVAX, the Chinese foreign ministry announced on Friday, saying it was doing so to ensure “equitable” distribution of vaccines for developing countries.
The ministry did not share details about its level of involvement, but China is now the biggest economy to join the international initiative, with the US and Russia staying out of it.
8. Ans: Rs 1 Trillion
Rs 1 trillion The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will provide funds to banks totaling Rs 1 trillion under on-tap targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO).
9. Ans: Museum
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated six mega development projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission. A first of its kind Museum named ‘Ganga Avalokan’ on the River Ganga at Haridwar, was also inaugurated. The Prime Minister also released a book titled “Rowing Down the Ganges” and a new logo for the Jal Jeevan Mission.
10. Ans: WHO
The World Health Organization has announced that the body along with its leading partners to make available 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for Covid-19. The program aims to help lower and middle-income countries in bridging the gap in the testing process, though they are not funded. ‘WHO’ aims to provide rapid diagnostic tests at five US Dollars apiece.
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