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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 October 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as COVID-19 vaccine, India's first Oscar-winning costume designer and Raksha Mantri Trophy among others. 

Oct 16, 2020 19:11 IST
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16 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 COVID-19 vaccine, India's first Oscar-winning costume designer and Raksha Mantri Trophy among others. 

1.Which nation has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine?
a)China
b)Russia
c)US
d)India

2.World Bank has proposed to provide how much fund to help the poorest countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic?
a)USD 25 million
b)USD 50 million
c)USD 70 million
d)USD 30 million 

3.When was the World Food Day observed?
a)October 16th 
b)October 15th 
c)October 14th 
d)October 13th  

4.India will be delivering one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to which nation?
a)Maldives
b)Myanmar
c)Malaysia
d)Mauritius

5.Bhanu Athaiya had won India’s first Oscar in costume design for her work in which classic film?
a)Roja
b)Omkara
c)Pakeezah
d)Gandhi

6.Which AFMS Command Hospital has won the Raksha Mantri Trophy for being the Best Command Hospital?
a)Air Force Command Hospital Bengaluru
b)Central Command Command Hospital Lucknow
c)Southern Command Hospital Pune
d)Eastern Command Hospital Kolkata 

7.When is Global Handwashing Day observed?
a)October 11th 
b)October 14th 
c)October 13th 
d)October 15th 

8.The centre plans to make India Trans Fat free by which year?
a)2030
b)2024
c)2022
d)2021

Answers

1.(b) Russia
Russia on October 14, 2020 announced that it has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine, EpiVacCorona. The vaccine approval comes after Russia approved the world's first COVID-19 vaccine-Sputnik V.

2.(a) USD 25 million
The World Bank President, David Malpass informed on October 14, 2020 that the bank has called in for an emergency financing of 25 million dollars. The amount is to help the poorest countries in facing massive challenges caused due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

3.(a) October 16th 
World Food Day was observed on October 16, 2020. The day marks the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. It was observed for the first time in 1979 as a Day for action against hunger.

4.(b) Myanmar
India will soon be transferring one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy. This will be a significant move, as it will be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy. 
 
5.(d) Gandhi
Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar-winning costume designer passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 91. She passed away peacefully in her sleep after a prolonged illness.The renowned designer had won an Academy Award for best costume design for the 1983 classic movie ‘Gandhi’. 

6.(a) Air Force Command Hospital Bengaluru
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh awarded the Raksha Mantri Trophy to the top Command Hospitals of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2019 on October 16, 2020. Air Force Command Hospital in Bengaluru was adjudged the Best Command Hospital for the year 2019, Command Hospital of the Eastern Command in Kolkata won the award for Second Best Command Hospital for the year 2019.

7.(d) October 15th 
The Global Handwashing Day was observed on October 15, 2020. The day is observed each year to raise awareness and highlight the importance of handwashing as an effective means of disease prevention.
 
8.(c) 2022
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced recently that the government aims to make India Trans Fat free by 2022, a year ahead of the target set by the World Health Organization .

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