Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 12 to 18 October 2020

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

Test your general knowledge with this weekly current affairs quiz. The questions are based on the latest events of the week. Give a try to this current affairs quiz and share your score with us in the comment below.

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Current Affairs Quiz – Questions

Question 1: What is the name of the recently launched government initiative in Uttar Pradesh for women empowerment?

Question 2: India is ranked at what position by the Global Hunger, Index jointly launched by Welhunger life and Concern Worldwide?

Question 3: Which international day is celebrated on October 16?

Question 4: Which international day is observed on October 15?

Question 5: Which international day is observed on October 15?

Question 6: European Union has recently agreed to impose sections against which country?

Question 7: Who has been honoured with the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2020?

Question 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released a commemorative coin of 100 rupees in honour of whom?

Current Affairs Quiz – Answers

Answer 1: Uttar Pradesh Government on 17 October 2020 launched “Mission Shakti” for the empowerment of women in the state. The scheme aims to decrease crime against women.

Answer 2: The Global hunger index jointly prepared by Welhunger life and Concern Worldwide has ranked India at 94th among 107countries. According to the report, India is under serious category having a score of 27.2.

Answer 3: On October 16, every year World Food Day is observed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The day is connected to hunger eradication and food security. This day also marks the 75th anniversary of the Food & Agriculture Organization. 

Answer 4: October 15 is celebrated as International Day of Rural Women every year by the United Nations. This years theme was Building Rural Women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19.

Answer 5: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day. The day was celebrated under the theme “Learning for people, prosperity and peace”.

Answer 6: European Union, on 12th October 2020, agreed to impose sanctions on Russia, impositions of which were initiated by Germany and France, for its actions to poisoning the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. 

Answer 7: The Nobel Prize for Economics, 2020 was conferred to
Robert B Wilson and Paul R Milogrom for improvements to Auction Theory and for the invention of the new auction formats.

Answer 8: PM Narendra Modi has recently released a commemorative coin of 100 rupees in honour of Vijaya Raje Scindia, also known as Rajmata of Gwalior. The coin was released to observe the birth anniversary of Vijaya Raje Scindia.

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