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Current Affairs Quiz: 1 October 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Venus Mission, world's first asteroid mining robot and zombie fires among others. 

Oct 1, 2020 15:34 IST
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1 October:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Venus Mission, world's first asteroid mining robot and zombie fires among others. 

1.Under Unlock 5.0 guidelines, cinema halls and theatres will reopen in India from which date?
a)October 31st 
b)October 15th 
c)October 20th 
d)October 22nd

2.Which country will launch the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020?
a)US
b)Japan
c)Russia
d)China

3.The United States has announced fresh sanctions against individuals from which nation?
a)North Korea
b)Iraq
c)Turkey 
d)Syria 

4.Which party will be launching a Kisan Yatra in protest against centre’s new farm laws?
a)SAD
b)INC
c)BSP
d)Shiv Sena

5. ISRO is planning to launch a space mission to which planet in 2025?
a)Mars
b)Jupiter
c)Saturn
d)Venus

6.The DGCA has extended the suspension of scheduled International Commercial Passenger flights till when?
a)October 15th 
b)October 20th 
c)October 31st 
d)October 25th 

7.What is a zombie fire?
a)Fire that has no known source
b)Fire that smoulders underground and reignites when weather warms
c)Fire that is caused by zombies, aliens
d)Fire that blazes in uninhabited areas 

8.Which two among the following former Soviet Republics are at the brink of war?
a)Armenia, Azerbaijan
b)Ukraine, Georgia
c)Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
d)Russia, Uzbekistan 

Answers

1.(b) October 15th 
Under the government’s latest re-opening guidelines issued on September 30, cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will be allowed to reopen with up to 50 percent of their seating capacity in areas outside containment zones with effect from October 15. The SOPs for the same will be issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

2.(d) China
A Chinese private company, Origin Space is planning to send out the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020. The robot has been named ‘asteroid mining robot’ by the space start-up.
 
3.(d) Syria
The United States announced over a dozen sanctions against Syrian individuals and entities on September 30, 2020 to further put pressure on the Syrian government.

4.(b) INC
The Indian National Congress is launching a 'Kisan Yatra' from Punjab against the recent farm reform bills. The yatra will begin this week from Punjab's Sangrur district and will end in Delhi covering various districts of Punjab and Haryana.

5.(d) Venus
The Indian Space of Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its Venus Mission in 2025 along with participation from French Space Agency CNES (The National Centre for Space Studies).
 
6.(c) October 31st
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India till October 31, 2020.

7.(b) Fire that smoulders underground and reignites when weather warms
The Zombie fire is a fire that is leftover from the previous growing season that can burrow into the rich organic material beneath the surface that is made up of carbon-rich peat and smoulder under the snowpack throughout the frigid winter. When the weather warms, the fire reignites and refuses to die, as per a study by scientists from the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado in the United States.

8.(a) Armenia, Azerbaijan
Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics have been locked in a decades-long territorial dispute with deadly fighting erupting recently. 

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