Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2021

The Current Affairs questions and answers of the day cover topics such as Facebook's new name, RBI Governor and Mullaperiyar dam among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 29 October 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Curent Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers of the day cover topics such as Facebook's new name, RBI Governor and Mullaperiyar dam among others. 

1. What is Facebook's new name?

a) Alpha

b) Beta

c) Meta

d) Delta

2. Who has been reappointed as the RBI Governor?

a) Anil Ambani

b) Urjit Patel

c) Shaktikanta Das  

d) M. Rajeshwar Rao

3. Which city is hosting the 16th G20 Summit?

a) Rome

b) Paris

c) Stockholm

d) London

4. Actor Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on October 29, 2021 due to cardiac arrest. He was a popular actor in which film industry?

a) Telugu

b) Kannada

c) Malayalam

d) Tamil

5. President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a housing scheme for economically weaker sections in which state?

a) Rajasthan

b) Gujarat 

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Uttar Pradesh 

6. Which two international financial institutions will co-finance USD 2 billion loan for India’s fight against COVID-19?

a) WB, IMF

b) AIIB, ADB

c) EDB, EBRD

d) EIB, IDB

7. Which country has said that its new land border law will not change country’s position on border issues?

a) India

b) Pakistan

c) China

d) Nepal

8. Which state government manages the Mullaperiyar dam?

a) Tamil Nadu

b) Karnataka

c) Kerala

d) Andhra Pradesh

Answers

1. (c) Meta

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be changing its company name to Meta during the company's Connect virtual reality conference on October 28, 2021. He said, "It is time for us to adopt a new company brand to encompass everything that we do." 

2. (c) Shaktikanta Das  

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has been reappointed to the post for a term of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his reappointment for a period of three years beyond December 10, 2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

3. (a) Rome

Prime Minister Modi has gone to Italy to attend the 16th G20 Summit which is scheduled to be held in Rome on October 30-31, 2021. He will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome and will also call on Pope Francis in the Vatican during his two-day visit.

4. (b) Kannada

Puneeth Rajkumar, the Kannada actor, passed away on October 29, 2021, due to cardiac arrest. He was 46. Reportedly, Puneeth Rajkumar was working out in the gym when he collapsed suddenly and was rushed to the hospital immediately. Later, Puneeth was admitted to Vikram Hospital and was receiving treatment in the intensive care.

5. (b) Gujarat 

President of India Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a housing scheme for economically weaker sections (EWS) at Bhavnagar, Gujarat on October 29, 2021. President will also be visiting Shree Chitrakutdham Ashram.

6. (b) AIIB, ADB

Beijing-based multilateral development bank Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Asian Development (ADB) will co-finance a USD 2 billion loan for India to procure COVID-19 vaccines under ADB’s Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX).

7. (c) China

China said on October 29, 2021 that its new land border law will not affect the implementation of existing border treaties or change the country’s position on border-related questions. 

8. (a) Tamil Nadu 

The Mullaperiyar dam, located in Kerala’s Idukki district, is managed by the Tamil Nadu government.  The dam is over a century old, as it was constructed by the British in 1895 on the Periyar River in the Idukki district of Kerala to meet the water requirements of Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

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