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A)
October 9th
B)
October 10th
C)
October 11th
D)
October 12th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 11th

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International Girl Child Day is observed every year on October 11. On December 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution to declare 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
 
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is themed on bridging the gender digital divide in the society. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said, amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, let’s make every effort to ensure girls get equal access to digital devices, tech related skills and jobs and equal chance to grow.

Theme : This year, the theme for the International Day of the Girl Child is “Digital Generation. Our Generation”. On this occasion, a number of seminars and events have been lined up this year, including the launch of a campaign to stop child marriage.
 
The United Nations (UN) has reportedly stated that this year they are hoping to achieve equal access to digital devices and the Internet facility for girls. Along with that, they hope for better targeted investments that will create opportunities for young girls to use and lead technology in everyday life.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
49%
B)
72%
C)
85%
D)
100%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 100%

Note : Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd (RNESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has acquired 100% shareholding of REC Solar Holdings AS (REC Group), a Chinese state-owned solar power company. RNESL has acquired the REC Group from China National Bluestar (Group) Co Ltd., for an Enterprise Value of $771 million.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
Jean Tirole
B)
Esther Duflo
C)
Angus Deaton
D)
Elinor Ostrom

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Elinor Ostrom

Note : Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to be awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences for work on human cooperation. She was awarded for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
1968
B)
1971
C)
1976
D)
1983

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1968

Note : The Prize in Economic Sciences was established by Sweden's central bank, Sveriges Riksbank  in the memory Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize in 1968. It is not a Nobel prize but is awarded according to the same principles for the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since 1901.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Iraq
C)
Turkey
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Iraq

Note : "Iraq" Parliamentary elections were held on October 10, 2021 after several challenges with the hope of bringing in key reforms. The initial turnout was reported to be around 41 percent, not nearly as low as election officials had earlier feared.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Pakistan
C)
India
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pakistan

Note :

National hero of Pakistan and nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on Sunday, 10th October 2021, at the age of 85 after being hospitalised for COVID-19. Also known as the 'father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb', Qadeer was an atomic scientist who was lauded as a hero in Pakistan for transforming the country into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power. But for the western nations, he resembled a dangerous renegade responsible for smuggling technology to other rogue states.
 
As per state-run broadcaster PTV, Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away after being transferred to the KRL Hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, with complications in the lungs. Earlier, he was admitted to the same hospital in August to treat COVID-19, the report added. However, after Khan was allowed to return home several weeks ago, he was transferred back due to deteriorating conditions. 

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
20th
B)
22nd
C)
25th
D)
27th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 25th

Note :

The Indian Navy is all set to take part in the Second Phase of multilateral maritime exercise ‘Malabar’ along with Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and the United States Navy (USN).
 
The exercise by the quadrilateral nations will take place in the Bay of Bengal from 12 October to 15 October 2021.
 
The Second Phase of the Malabar exercise would not only build synergic coordination between the participating nations but also enhance interoperability developed during the First Phase of the exercise. The exercise would focus on advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises, seamanship evolutions, and weapon firings.

The 25th edition of Malabar is being conducted in two phases while observing all protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is reflective of the commitment of the participating countries to support a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific as well as a rules-based international order.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
Arctic Ocean
B)
Indian Ocean
C)
Pacific Ocean
D)
Bay of Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bay of Bengal

Note : The second phase of Exercise Malabar 2021, between the Quad countries, will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from October 12 to 15, 2021 The Phase 1 of Exercise Malabar 2021 was conducted off the coast of Guam, in the Philippine Sea, in the Western Pacific from August 26 to 29, 2021.

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Published On : October 11, 2021
A)
10th October
B)
11th October
C)
12th October
D)
13th October

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 10th October

Note :

Today is World Mental Health Day. This day is being celebrated every year on October 10, to raise awareness and spread education about mental health issues across the globe and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day was first observed on October 10, 1992 as an annual activity of World Federation for Mental Health. The theme of this year's(2021) World Mental Health Day is 'Mental health in an unequal world'.
 
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. Mental health has come to focus in pandemic times like never before as people of all age groups and occupations have come under tremendous stress. Health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions have been particularly affected. People with mental health conditions are at higher risk of dying prematurely.
 
Mental disorders, are generally characterized by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behavior and relationships with others. Mental disorders include: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.
 
There are effective strategies for preventing mental disorders such as depression and there are effective treatments for mental disorders and ways to alleviate the suffering caused by them. Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key. People with mental illness need no sympathy, but understanding and support.

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Published On : October 10, 2021
A)
Mental health in an unequal world
B)
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
C)
Young people and mental health in a changing world
D)
Move for mental health: Increased investment in mental health

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mental health in an unequal world

Note :

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2021 is "Mental Health in an Unequal World." The theme focuses that access to mental health services remains unequal. 
 
Between 75% to 95% of people suffering from mental disorders mainly in low and middle-income countries not able to access mental health services at all, and on the other hand access in high-income countries is not much better. 

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Published On : October 10, 2021