Current Affairs Quiz: 27 October 2021

The Current Affairs questions and answers of the day cover topics such as Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojna, German Peace Prize 2021, dearness allowance and  World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021 among others. 

 

Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

Current Affairs Quiz 27 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 Current Affairs questions and answers of the day cover topics such as Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojna, German Peace Prize 2021, dearness allowance and  World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021 among others. 

1. Which state has decided to resume Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojna?

a) Delhi

b) Telangana

c) Tamil Nadu

d) Kerala

2. Who has won the German Peace Prize 2021?

a) Greta Thunberg

b) Nadia Murad

c) Tran Minh Nhat

d) Tsitsi Dangarembga

3. The dearness allowance has been hiked to how much from July 2021?

a) 25 percent

b) 29 percent

c) 31 percent

d) 35 percent 

4. How many members are there in the expert committee constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the Pegasus snooping allegations?

a) Three

b) Four

c) Five

d) Six

5. Indian-Origin Anita Anand has become the new Defence Minister of which nation?

a) UK

b) Canada

c) France

d) US

6. When is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021 observed?

a) October 26th 

b) October 27th

c) October 28th

d) October 30th

7. Google Doodle honoured Otto Wichterle on his 108th birthday on October 27, 2021. He is known for which among the following inventions?

a) Light bulb

b) Contact Lens

c) Radio

d) Internet 

8. Who is the owner of the new Ahmedabad IPL team?

a) RPSG 

b) Adani Group

c) CVC Capital Partners

d) Glazers

Answers

1. (a) Delhi

Delhi Government's 'Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojana for those aged 60 years and above, which was halted due to COVID-19 pandemic will be resumed, announced Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on October 27, 2021. Ayodhya has been added in Delhi Government's free pilgrimage scheme.

2. (d) Tsitsi Dangarembga

Zimbabwean filmmaker and novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021 on October 24, 2021 for her artistic work as well as her political commitment. 

3. (c) 31 percent

The dearness allowance for central government employees has been hiked from 28 percent to 31 percent of the basic pay. The 3 percent DA hike will be effective from July 1, 2021, informed the Finance Ministry. 

4. (a) Three

The Supreme Court on October 27, 2021 ordered the constitution of a three-member expert committee to probe targeted surveillance of journalists, politicians using Pegasus spyware. The three-member committee will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendran and the other two members include 1976 batch IPS officer Alok Joshi and Dr. Sundeep Oberoi.

5. (b) Canada

Indian-Origin Canadian politician, Anita Anand was appointed as the new Defence Minister of Canada on October 26, 2021. She replaces Canada's long-time serving Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who is also of Indian origin. 

6. (b) October 27th

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed every year on October 27. Audiovisual Heritage Day aims at raising general awareness among people regarding the need to take urgent measures as well as acknowledging the significance of audiovisual documents. 

7. (b) Contact Lens

Google celebrated Otto Wichterle’s 108th birth anniversary with a doodle on October 27, 2021. Otto Wichterle, a Czech Chemist, is the man who invented the soft contact lenses. 

8. (c) CVC Capital Partners

Irelia Company Pte Ltd. (CVC Capital Partners) claimed the new Ahmedabad IPL team with a bid worth Rs 5625 crores during the IPL auction on October 25, 2021. 

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