Current Affairs Quiz: 12 October 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as International Energy Agency, Shaheed Kisan Diwas and PM Modi's advisor among others. 

Created On: Oct 12, 2021 18:20 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 12 October 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 12 October 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 12 October 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as International Energy Agency, Shaheed Kisan Diwas and PM Modi's advisor among others. 

1. Which dwarf planet's atmosphere is starting to disappear, as per scientists?

a) Eris

b) Pluto 

c) Ceres

d) Mercury

2. Who has been appointed as Prime Minister Modi’s advisor?

a) Amit Khare

b) Ankush Khorpade

c) Jagjeet Singh 

d) Amandeep Garg

3. Which among the following companies have launched the Starlink satellite internet service?

a) Amazon

b) SpaceX

c) Virgin Galactic

d) Bharti Airtel 

4. Alexander Schallenberg has been sworn in as the new Chancellor of which nation?

a) Germany 

b) Denmark

c) Austria 

d) Ireland 

5. When did farmers observe Shaheed Kisan Diwas?

a) October 9th

b) October 8th

c) October 10th

d) October 12th

6. When did India become an associate member of the International Energy Agency?

a) March 2017

b) February 2018

c) December 2017

d) April 2019 

7. When was International Energy Agency set up?

a) 1975

b) 1974

c) 1968

d) 1954

8. Which nation has unveiled the world's first automated and driverless train?

a) France

b) Japan

c) China

d) Germany 

Answers

1. (b) Pluto 

Researchers have found evidence that Pluto's atmosphere is undergoing a dramatic alteration and is starting to disappear as the dwarf planet moves farther away from the Sun. 

2. (a) Amit Khare

Amit Khare, the Former Secretary (HRD), Information & Broadcasting (I&B), on October 12, 2021, has been appointed as the advisor of Prime Minister Modi. Khare is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch.

3. (b) SpaceX

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk informed on October 7, 2021 that the SpaceX satellite internet service 'Starlink' will be rolled out across the United States by the end of the month. 

4. (c) Austria 

Alexander Schallenber was sworn in as a new Chancellor of Austria, two days after the former chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned amid the corruption allegations. 

5. (d) October 12th

The Sankyut Kisan Morcha (SKM) called for observing October 12th as Shaheed Kisan Diwas across India as a tribute to the four farmers and a journalist who died during the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on October 3rd.

6. (a) March 2017

India had become an associate member of the International Energy Agency in March 2017. The other associate members of the group include Brazil, China, Singapore, South Africa, Indonesia, Morocco and Thailand. 

7. (b) 1974

The International Energy Agency is a Paris-based body, which was set up in 1974 by industrialised countries to ensure the security of oil supplies amid the 1973 oil crisis. 

8. (d) Germany 

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens on October 11, 2021 unveiled the world's first automated, driverless train in the city of Hamburg.

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