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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Japan and Australia
B)
United Kingdom and Japan
C)
Australia and United Kingdom
D)
Australia, Japan and United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Australia and United Kingdom

Note :

India, Australia, and the United Kingdom(UK) in collaboration with small island developing states (SIDS), have planned to launch a new initiative “Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS)”, on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties (COP26). The IRIS platform aims at creating an infrastructure that can withstand disasters and lessen economic losses in island nations.
 
The IRIS initiative will be launched with initial funding of $10 million from Australia, India and the UK. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to take place from October 31 to November 12, 2021.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
Egypt
B)
Invest India
C)
Azerbaijan
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Invest India

Note :

* Invest India, a young startup within the Government of India, has been unanimously elected as the President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) for 2021-2023.

* Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency to help investors looking for investment opportunities and options in India.

The members of the Steering Committee of WAIPA for 2021-23 includes :
President – Invest India
Two Vice Presidents – Egypt and Switzerland
9 Regional Directors – Brazil, South Korea, Finland, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Samoa.

About WAIPA :
* WAIPA is an international Non-governmental organization established in 1995 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as a primary nodal global agency for Investment Promotion Agencies to help in enhancing economic development and FDI.

* Its headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
ISRO
B)
NPCI
C)
Invest India
D)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Note : The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog has launched a Digi-book named “Innovations for You”. The sector in focus in this Digi-book is Healthcare.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
Rs. 64,180 crore
B)
Rs. 66,245 crore
C)
Rs. 73,240 crore
D)
Rs. 75,755 crore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs. 64,180 crore

Note : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the “Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission” on October 25, 2021. It is one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country, and is in addition to the  National Health Protection Mission (Ayushman Bharat Yojana). Total outlay- Rs. 64,180 crore for 5 years

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
October 26th
B)
October 27th
C)
October 28th
D)
October 29th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 28th

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 18th ASEAN-India Summit through video conference on 28th October 2021. He will be attending the summit at the invitation of the Sultan of Brunei.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
2012
B)
2015
C)
2018
D)
2020

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 2018

Note : Realme is a technology brand that was founded in 2018 by founder Sky Li and Madhav Sheth in India.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
KL Rahul
B)
Rohit Sharma
C)
Neeraj Chopra
D)
Ajinkya Rahane

Correct Answer : Option (A) - KL Rahul

Note : realme on Thursday(21-10-2021) announced the appointment of Indian cricketer K.L. Rahul as its brand ambassador to endorse its smartphone category.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
Karnataka
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

Note : Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to impose stock limits on edible oil. This was informed by Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary of the Food and Public Distribution Department on October 25, 2021.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
Tajikistan
B)
Kazakhstan
C)
Kyrgyzstan
D)
Uzbekistan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Uzbekistan

Note : The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second five-year term by winning 80.1% of the vote in a poll held on October 24, 2021. However, as per the western observers, the poll was not truly competitive despite the improvements brought by the recent reforms.

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Published On : October 26, 2021
A)
China
B)
Iran
C)
Turkey
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Iran

Note :

Iran is expected to host a regional meeting on Afghanistan on October 27, 2021 without the Taliban's participation. 
 
The new Taliban government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has not been invited to the meeting. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said, "We are aware that the meeting will be held. The meeting relates to neighbours, and we are not invited."

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Published On : October 25, 2021