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A)
B C Patnaik
B)
V. G. Kannan
C)
Ashwani Bhatia
D)
Vinay M. Tonse

Correct Answer : Option (A) - B C Patnaik

Note : B C Patnaik has been appointed as the Managing Director of insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). He has been appointed in place of Mukesh Kumar Gupta, who completed his tenure on September 30, 2021.

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Published On : October 6, 2021
A)
Indian Ocean
B)
Arabian Sea
C)
Pacific Ocean
D)
Arctic Ocean

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Arabian Sea

Note :

The fifth(5th) edition of India - Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise (JIMEX) between the Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force will be held in Arabian Sea from 06 October to 08 October 2021.
 
* JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation.
 
* The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in September 2020.
 
* Indigenously built Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer Kochi and Guided Missile Frigate Teg, under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet Rear Admiral Ajay Kochhar will represent the Indian Navy in the three day exercise.
 
* The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force will be represented by JMSDF ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Carrier and Murasame, a Guided Missile Destroyer, led by Commander Escort Flotila - 3 Rear Admiral IkeuchiIzuru.
 
* In addition to ships, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, integral helicopters and MiG 29K fighter aircraft will also participate in the exercise.
 
* JIMEX-21 aims to develop common understanding of operational procedures and enhance inter-operability through conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the entire spectrum of maritime operations.
 
* Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings, cross-deck helicopter operations and complex surface, anti-submarine and air warfare drills will consolidate coordination developed by the two navies.

* Naval cooperation between India and Japan has increased in scope and complexity over years. JIMEX-21 will further enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies and fortify the long-standing bond of friendship between the two countries.

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Published On : October 6, 2021
A)
3rd October
B)
4th October
C)
5th October
D)
6th October

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5th October

Note :

World Teachers day is commemorated on 5th October by UNESCO, also known as International Teachers Day is held annually on 5th October since 1994.
 
Highlights :
* The Theme for World Teachers Day 2021 is ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’.
* The World Teachers Day has been held every year to celebrate all the teachers worldwide since 1994.
* The world teachers day focuses on appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world.
* It also celebrates the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
* World Teachers’ Day is held together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Education International (EI).
* World Teachers’ Day celebrations will occur with the Joint ILO-UNESCO meeting, which will be from 4 to 8 October.

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
Young teachers: The future of the profession
B)
Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future
C)
Teachers at the heart of education recovery
D)
The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Teachers at the heart of education recovery

Note : The Theme for 2021 International Teachers Day is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”.

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
2nd October
B)
3rd October
C)
4th October
D)
5th October

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 5th October

Note : In India, the ‘Ganga River Dolphin Day’ is observed every year on 5th October, to raise awareness and encourage conservation of Ganga River Dolphins. It was on this day in 2010, that Ganga Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals. Then, in 2012, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Uttar Pradesh government jointly began the dolphin conservation campaign in the country.

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
FC Goa
B)
FC Army Red
C)
FC Bengaluru
D)
FC Mohammedan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - FC Goa

Note : FC Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting to win their maiden Durand Cup football title, 1-0, in the final, held at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on October 03, 2021.

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
Mario Capecchi and Richard Axel
B)
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
C)
Harvey J. Alter and Michael W. Young
D)
William C. Campbell and Edvard Moser

Correct Answer : Option (B) - David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian

Note :

Two American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine on 04 October 2021, for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
 
* The two US-based scientists received the accolade for describing the mechanics of how humans perceive hot, cold, touch and pressure through nerve impulses.

* Julius is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Patapoutian is a professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California.

* "Our ability to sense heat, cold and touch is essential for survival and underpins our interaction with the world around us," the Nobel Assembly said in a statement announcing the prize.

* The discoveries will be vital to the development of treatments for chronic pain and other conditions, said Professor David Paterson, president of The Physiological Society in the United Kingdom...

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
Nobuo Kishi
B)
Fumio Kishid
C)
Toshihiro Nikai
D)
Taku Yamamoto

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Fumio Kishid

Note : On October 04, 2021, the Parliament of Japan voted for former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to become the new Prime Minister of the country.The 64-year-old Kishida received 257 votes, from 249 parliament members to be sworn in as the 100th Prime Minister of the country.

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
Culture and Education
B)
Live Green, Live Better
C)
Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
D)
Building The World of Tomorrow

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Note : The World Expo 2020 has been organised at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The main theme of the Dubai Expo 2020 is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

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Published On : October 5, 2021
A)
Abiy Ahmed
B)
Meles Zenawi
C)
Jawar Mohammed
D)
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Abiy Ahmed

Note :

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term (October 04, 2021) running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.
 
Abiy’s Prosperity Party was declared the winner of parliamentary elections earlier this year in a vote criticized and at times boycotted by opposition parties but described by some outside electoral observers as better run than those in the past.
 
The prime minister, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner for restoring ties with neighboring Eritrea and for pursuing sweeping political reforms, now faces major challenges as war in the Tigray region spreads into other parts of the country, deadly ethnic violence continues and watchdogs warn that repressive government practices are on the return.

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Published On : October 5, 2021