CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
October 6
B)
October 7
C)
October 8
D)
October 9

Correct Answer : Option (B) - October 7

Note :

The WHO-recognised World Cotton Day (WCD) is observed every year on October 7. The day is celebrated to highlight the significance of which ranges from its attributes as a natural fibre to the benefits that people gain from its transformation, production, consumption and commerce. World Cotton Day 2021 emphasizes the issues that the cotton industry faces as cotton is significant for the world’s least developed economies.
 
Cotton as a product is grown across 75 nations in 5 continents and sustains at least 28.67 million growers. It is used in every cloth as it is hypoallergenic, comfortable, durable and breathable. World Cotton Day recognizes those for whom this natural fibre is a major source of livelihood including the women as it provides income and employment to some of the poorest regions.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
5
B)
7
C)
10
D)
15

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7

Note : The Centre has approved the setting up of 7 new mega textile parks, or PM MITRA (पीएम मित्र) parks across the country in an effort to help furthering the growth of textile sector in the economy and position India strongly on the Global textiles map. The total outlay for the project has been set at Rs 4,445 crore for 5 years.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Section 35-BE (1)
B)
Section 40-AE (1)
C)
Section 42-EE (1)
D)
Section 45-IE (1)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Section 45-IE (1)

Note : The Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Directors of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL) and Srei Equipment Finance Limited (SEFL) under Section 45-IE (1) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. These both are NBFCs.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Jennifer Doudna and Akira Yoshino
B)
Richard Henderson and Ben Feringa
C)
Benjamin List and David MacMillan
D)
William E. Moerner and Paul L. Modrich

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Benjamin List and David MacMillan

Note : The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 was awarded jointly to Benjamin List (Germany) and David W.C. MacMillan (USA) "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis."

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Tripura
C)
West Bengal
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Assam

Note : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre in the presence of Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati in the state of Assam.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
10,000
B)
15,000
C)
20,000
D)
25,000

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 10,000

Note :

Ministry of Textiles has approved continuation of Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) with a total outlay of Rs 160 crore.
 
About CHCDS :

* The scheme will continue up to March 2026.
 
* The mega handicraft clusters having more than 10,000 artisans will be selected for overall development under this scheme.
 
* Infrastructural support, market access, design and technology up-gradation support etc will be provided to handicrafts artisans under this scheme.
 
* Objective of setting up these clusters is to assist the artisans & entrepreneurs to set up world-class units with modern infrastructure, latest technology, and adequate training and human resource development inputs, coupled with market linkages and production diversification.
 
* The focus will be on integration of scattered artisans, building their grass root level enterprises and linking them to SMEs in the handicrafts sector to ensure economies of scale.
 

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Sanjiv Chadha
B)
Rajneesh Sharma
C)
Ajay K Khurana
D)
Debadatta Chand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rajneesh Sharma

Note : RBI has appointed Shri Rajneesh Sharma as the Administrator of SIFL and SEFL under Section 45-IE (2) of the RBI Act

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Anant Agarwal and Larry Hedges
B)
Carol S. Dweck and Vicky Colbert
C)
Usha Goswami and Sir Fazle Hasan
D)
Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji

Note : US-based Stanford University’s Professor Eric A. Hanushek and Mumbai-based Dr Rukmini Banerji have been felicitated with the 2021 Yidan Prize, the world’s highest education accolade. The coveted award is given by the Yidan Prize Foundation, Hong Kong.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Israel
C)
Russia
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Russia

Note : The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia successfully test-launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a nuclear submarine. Know key details about the modernization of Russian Defence.

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Published On : October 7, 2021
A)
Benjamin List
B)
Klaus Hasselmann
C)
Abdulrazak Gurnah
D)
David W.C. MacMillan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Abdulrazak Gurnah

Note : Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.

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Published On : October 7, 2021