Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 5 to 11 October 2020

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

Test your general knowledge with this weekly current affairs quiz. Give a try to this gk quiz and test your current affairs knowledge. The quiz includes questions on all the important events from the week from 5-11 October 2020.

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Current Affairs Questions

Question 1: Who has won the French Open, 2020?

Question 2: Which International Day is observed on October 11?

Question 3: Which international day is observed on October 10?

Question 4: Which state in India has become the first state to provide 100% tap connections in the rural areas?

Question 5: Who has been honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace, 2020?

Question 6: Who are the two finalists for Director-General of the World Trade Organization?

Question 7: Who has been honoured with the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2020?

Question 8: Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of RBI?

Question 9: Whatis PM SVANidhi Scheme?

Question 10: Who has been bestowed with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: On 11th October 2020, Rafael Nadal won the French Open, 2020 winning against Novak Djokovic. This is his 13th French Open and 20th Grand Slam title.

Answer 2: The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated every year on October 11 by UNICEF. This year, the day was celebrated under the theme “My voice, our equal future.”

Answer 3: The World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10. It was initiated by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year, the day was celebrated under the theme, Mental Health for All-Greater Investment – Greater Access.

Answer 4: On 9th October 2020, it was announced by the Ministry of Jal Shakti that Goa has become the first Indian state to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas. Under this, the state has covered approx. 2.3 lakh households.

Answer 5: The Nobel Prize for Peace, 2020 has been conferred to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its contributions towards making better peace conditions in conflict-affected areas.

Answer 6: Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the two finalists to become the next Director-General of WTO. For the first time in the history, WTO will be led by a woman.

Answer 7: The Nobel Prize, 2020 was conferred to Louise Gluck for her poetry. She became the first female poet to win the Nobel prize since Wislawa Szymborska in 1996. 

Answer 8: M Rajeshwar Rao has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India by the Government of India. The was vacant since March 2020 after the previous Deputy Governor N R Vishwanathan before the completion of his term resigned due to health issues.

Answer 9: The PM SVANidhi scheme was launched this year under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to provide a capital loan of Rs 10000 to the street vendors. On 7th October 2020, an API (Application Programming Integration) was launched by the Government of India between the State Bank of India portal and PM SVANidhi Portal.

Answer 10: The Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020 has been conferred to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna for “Development of a method for Genome Editing”, the scientists have developed “CRISPR-Cas9 Snipping Scissors”, which is a gene-editing technique.

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