Current Affairs Quiz: 20 October 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as Ferozepur biomass power plant, Valmiki Jayanti 2021 and Moscow Format dialogue among others. 

Created On: Oct 20, 2021 16:55 ISTModified On: Oct 21, 2021 18:14 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 20 October 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 20 October 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 20 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 Ferozepur biomass power plant, Valmiki Jayanti 2021 and Moscow Format dialogue among others. 

1. Ferozepur biomass power plant, which generated power with paddy stubble, is located in which state?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Punjab

c) Haryana

d) Madhya Pradesh

2. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated a 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in which state/ UT?

a) Jammu and Kashmir

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Rajasthan

d) Gujarat

3. Which country's President has declared a state of emergency over drug violence?

a) Ecuador

b) Venezuela

c) Colombia 

d) Mexico

4. When is Valmiki Jayanti 2021?

a) October 20th

b) October 21st

c) October 22nd

d) October 23rd

5. Gita Gopinath is set to leave IMF and return to teach in which university?

a) Harvard

b) Yale

c) Stanford 

d) Oxford

6. Which country hosted Moscow Format dialogue on Afghanistan?

a) Russia

b) Pakistan

c) India

d) Uzbekistan 

7. When is World Statistics Day?

a) October 18th

b) October 19th

c) October 20th

d) October 21st

8. Fast-bowler James Pattinson has retired from International Cricket. He played for which nation's cricket team?

a) South Africa

b) New Zealand

c) England 

d) Australia

Answers 

1. (b) Punjab

A biomass power plant in Ferozepur in Punjab is generating electricity using paddy stubble amid increasing concerns over air pollution due to stubble burning by farmers in the state. 

2. (a) Jammu and Kashmir

The union minister inaugurated 250mm Seer Water supply scheme during in Kashmir during his two-day visit. The project is expected to benefit around 10000 people and will be completed within three months under the ambit of Jal Jeevan Mission.

3. (b) Venezuela

The President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso on October 18, 2021, declared a state of emergency with the rising numbers of drug-related violence in the country. The President has ordered the mobilization of military and police on the streets to curb the problem.

4. (a) October 20th

Valmiki Jayanti 2021 is being observed today, on October 20th. The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki, the sage who wrote the Ramayana. 

5. (a) Harvard

Gita Gopinath, the first-ever woman chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)is set to leave her post in January 2022 and return to Harvard University as planned. This was announced by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on October 19, 2021.

6. (a) Russia

Russia hosted the Moscow Format Meeting on Afghanistan with Taliban representatives on October 20, 2021. India also participated in the meeting. 

7. (c) October 20th

World Statistics Day is observed all over the world on October 20 every five years. The day dedicated to statistics and data was created by the United Nations Statistics Commission and was marked in the year 2010.

8. (d) Australia

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has announced his retirement from international cricket, just weeks before the Ashes series. Pattinson was one of the most feared bowlers in cricket. He has played 21 Tests, 15 ODIs and 4 T20s for Australia and taken 81 wickets in Tests and 16 in ODIs.

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