Daily Current Affairs Quiz 09 October 2021

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 09 October 2021

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 09 October 2021: This post contains Questions/Quiz based on the Current Affairs and Important News of 09 October 2021. These questions have been framed keeping in mind the pattern of banking and competitive exams and hence this current affairs quiz will be helpful for upcoming competitive exams. Give our online current affairs test every day to be prepared for all Current Affairs competitive exams

  1. What is the current policy repo rate?
    A) 3.35%
    B) 4.00%
    C) 4.25%
    D) 3.75%
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    Option B
    Explanation:The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India has announced that the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) will be kept unchanged at 4.0 per cent.
  2. Who is the winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize?
    A) Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
    B) Yitzhak Rabin and Mikhail Gorbachev
    C) Nadia Murad and Leymah Gbowee
    D) Martti Ahtisaari and Jimmy Carter
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    Option A
    Explanation:The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize have been conferred jointly upon Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov. The duo have been honoured “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.
  3. World Post Day is marked annually on which day?
    A) 7 October
    B) 8 October
    C) 10 October
    D) 9 October
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    Option D
    Explanation:World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9 globally.
  4. Name the app launched by the government of India to provide all the detailed information about the Ports in the country?
    A) MartimePortApp
    B) Apps4Port
    C) MyPortApp
    D) PortScannerApp
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    Option C
    Explanation:The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbanand Sonowal has launched a mobile application called MyPortApp, to promote transparency and easy access of port related information.
  5. As per the Fitch Ratings, the GDP growth rate of India in the financial year 2021-22 is projected at _______
    A) 8.7%
    B) 10.0%
    C) 9.0%
    D) 7.5%
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    Option A
    Explanation:The Fitch Ratings has revised downwards, India’s economic growth projections to 8.7 percent in the current financial year 2021-22. Earlier this was projected at 10 percent. For the financial year FY23 (2022-23) the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for India is estimated at 10 percent, as compared to its earlier estimates of 8.5 percent.
  6. The FinTech Hackathon, ‘I-Sprint’21’ has been launched by which organisation?
    A) RBI
    B) IFSCA
    C) NPCI
    D) NASSCOM
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    Option B
    Explanation:The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has launched the global FinTech Hackathon Series ‘I-Sprint’21’ on October 07, 2021. The first Sprint of the series is “Sprint01: BankTech”, which focuses on FinTechs for the Banking sector. Sprint01: BankTech is organised jointly by IFSCA and GIFT city in collaboration with NITI Aayog.
  7. India has signed an MoU with which country recently for academic collaboration in traditional medicine systems, with focus on Ayurveda?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Israel
    C) Croatia
    D) Norway
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Embassy of India at Zagreb, organised the first International Conference on Yoga and Ayurveda in Croatia from October 03 to 05, 2021, with the support of the Ministry of AYUSH. As a part of this conference India and Croatia signed a Memorandum of Understanding for academic collaboration in India’s traditional medicine systems, especially in the field of Ayurveda.
  8. Which state has launched a special Covid-19 vaccination drive called Mission Kavach Kundal?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Gujarat
    D) Chhattisgarh
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    Option A
    Explanation:The state government of Maharashtra has launched a special Covid-19 vaccination drive named as Mission Kavach Kundal, with the target of inoculating 15 lakh people everyday.
  9. What is the rank of India in the latest Henley Passport Index for 2021?
    A) 80
    B) 94
    C) 85
    D) 90
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    Option D
    Explanation:India has been ranked at 90th position among 116 countries, on the Henley Passport Index, released for Q4 of 2021 on October 07, 2021. The index lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports. India’s position has dropped by six places, compared to last year (2020), during the same period, when it was placed at 84th spot.
  10. The World Migratory Bird Day falls on which day in the month of October?
    A) October 10
    B) Second Saturday of October
    C) October 09
    D) Second Friday of October 
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    Option B
    Explanation:Every year, the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is officially celebrated twice in a year since it started in 2006. Firstly it is held on Second Saturday of May and again on Second Saturday of October. In 2021, the WMBBD falls on May 08, 2021 and October 09, 2021.
  11. Anshu Malik has recently won Silver Medal for India in which sports event?
    A) Badminton
    B) Shooting
    C) Wrestling
    D) Chess
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    Option C
    Explanation:At the 2021 World Wrestling Championships, Indian wrestler Anshu Malik created history as she became the first Indian women finalist at the World Championship, and also the first female player from India to claim a silver medal.The 19-year old Anshu settled for a silver medal after losing to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Maroulis of United States in 57kg freestyle bout.
  12. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the CoinSwitch Kuber, a cyrpto currency platform?
    A) Ranveer Singh
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
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    Option A
    Explanation:Crypto platform CoinSwitch Kuber has roped in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador on October 08, 2021.
  13. What is the estimated GDP growth forecast for India in the financial year 2021-22 (FY22) as per the RBI?
    A) 8.5%
    B) 10.5%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 9.5%
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    Option D
    Explanation:The MPC also decided to continue with the accommodative stance. RBI has retained the projection for real GDP growth at 9.5 per cent in 2021-22.
  14. Which country has topped the Henley Passport Index 2021?
    A) Germany and Sweden
    B) Japan and Singapore
    C) Australia and Japan
    D) United States and Germany
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    Option B
    Explanation:Japan and Singapore shares the top position in the latest index, with their passports holders allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries.
  15. What is the Sovereign rating of India as per the Fitch Ratings?
    A) BBB
    B) BBB+
    C) BBB-
    D) BB-
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    Option C
    Explanation:The ratings agency has retained India’s sovereign rating at BBB- with the negative outlook.
  16. What is the theme of World Post Day in 2021?
    A) Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
    B) We Have Always Delivered
    C) Innovate to recover
    D) For delivering the post to the Business and People
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    Option C
    Explanation:Theme of 2021 World Post Day is “Innovate to recover.”
  17. What is the theme of the 2021 World Migratory Bird Day?
    A) Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!
    B) Birds Connect Our World
    C) Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution’! 
    D) Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation
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    Option A
    Explanation:The theme for 2021 WMBD is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”

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