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 Q .
Which country has recently proposed a "Wealth Tax"?
A)
USA
B)
Russia
C)
India
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (A) - USA

Note :

US President Joe Biden has announced more conventional proposed rate hikes on the income of large corporations and the wealthiest Americans, similar to a ‘Wealth Tax’.

This new tax would apply to people with over $1 billion in assets or $100 million in income for three straight years. Billionaires would also face an additional tax on non-tradable assets such as real estate and business interests once those assets are sold. This new tax is expected to raise $200 billion to $250 billion.

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Published On : October 30, 2021
 Q .
As per the "Digital 2021: October Global Snapshot", what is the world’s population that uses a mobile phone?
A)
60%
B)
65%
C)
68%
D)
73%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 65%

Note :

Research firm We Are Social released a report titled "Digital 2021: October Global Snapshot". As per the report, more than 65% of the world’s population now uses a mobile phone.

Global mobile phone users reached 5.29 billion in October and the global users are increasing by nearly 100 million in the past year. The report also highlighted that social media users are likely to be adopted by 60% of the global population in the first half of 2022.

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Published On : October 30, 2021
 Q .
What is Facebook's new name?
A)
Alpha
B)
Meta
C)
Beta
D)
Delta

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Meta

Note :

Facebook on 28th October 2021 announced that it has changed its company name to Meta.
 
The name change was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference. The new name reflects the company’s growing ambitions beyond social media. Facebook, now known as Meta, has adopted the new moniker, based on the sci-fi term metaverse, to describe its vision for working and playing in a virtual world.
 
“Today we are seen as a social media company, but in our DNA we are a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a housing scheme for economically weaker sections in which state?
A)
Assam
B)
Rajasthan
C)
Gujarat
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gujarat

Note : President of India Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a housing scheme for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) at Bhavnagar, Gujarat on October 29, 2021. President will also be visiting Shree Chitrakutdham Ashram.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on October 29, 2021 due to cardiac arrest. He was a popular actor in which film industry?
A)
Tamil
B)
Telugu
C)
Hindi
D)
Kannada

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kannada

Note : Puneeth Rajkumar, the Kannada actor, passed away on October 29, 2021, due to cardiac arrest. He was 46yrs. Reportedly, Puneeth Rajkumar was working out in the gym when he collapsed suddenly and was rushed to the hospital immediately. Later, Puneeth was admitted to Vikram Hospital and was receiving treatment in the intensive care.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
When is International Internet Day observed?
A)
29th October
B)
28th October
C)
27th October
D)
26th October

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 29th October

Note :

Every year, ​International Internet Day is celebrated on 29th October in the world. the main purpose of this day is to celebrate the usage of the internet for the first time.

* One of the reasons the internet is so widely used is because of the World Wide Web. The WWW became publically available in 1991.

History :
* On this day, the first electronic message was sent from one computer to another in 1969.
* A student programmer of the University of California, Charley Kline who successfully transmitted the first-ever electronic message ‘LO’ on 29th October 1969.
* In 1970’s era, The Internet was called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network).
* in 2005, the International Internet Day was celebrated to mark the history of telecommunications and technology.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
When is World Psoriasis Day observed?
A)
27th October
B)
28th October
C)
29th October
D)
30th October

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 29th October

Note :

World psoriasis day is celebrated on 29th October every year to throw light on the challenges faced by the people who suffer from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. This day is organized by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), World Psoriasis Day is being observed in more than 50 countries.
 
World Psoriasis Day History :  World Psoriasis day was first observed in 2004. It was in 2014 that the member countries of World Health Organisation recognised the importance of awareness around Psoriasis and adopted a resolution making 29 October the official day for celebrating it. 
 
World Psoriasis Day Theme for 2021 :  The theme on world psoriasis day for the year 2021 is 'INFORMED'. The main aim of the theme is to encourage people to know more about the condition so that they can understand the pain of the people, recognise the symptoms in people who are undiagnosed and can fight for making the treatment accessible and affordable.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
Which state government manages the Mullaperiyar dam?
A)
Kerala
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tamil Nadu

Note : The Mullaperiyar dam, located in Kerala’s Idukki district, is managed by the Tamil Nadu government.  The dam is over a century old, as it was constructed by the British in 1895 on the Periyar River in the Idukki district of Kerala to meet the water requirements of Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
How many members are there in the Economic Advisory Council to the PM (EAC-PM)?
A)
3
B)
5
C)
7
D)
10

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7

Note :

The government has reconstituted the seven-member Economic Advisory Council to the PM for a period of two years after its term came to an end last month. Rakesh Mohan, Poonam Gupta and TT Ram Mohan have been appointed as part-time members of the reconstituted EAC-PM while V Anantha Nageswaran has been dropped.
 
Bibek Debroy continues to be the chairman of the Council. The other part-time members of the Council include Sajid Chenoy, Neelkanth Mishra and Nilesh Shah.

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Published On : October 29, 2021
 Q .
Anita Anand is an Indian-origin politician who has been appointed as the Defence Minister of which country?
A)
Australia
B)
Mexico
C)
Germany
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Canada

Note :

Anita Anand, Indian-Origin Canadian politician, on October 26, 2021, was announced to be the new Defence Minister of Canada. The decision was taken in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a month after his liberal party returned to power in snap polls and amid the calls for the major military reforms.
 
The 54-year old Anita Anand will replace a long time Defence Minister of India-Origin Harjit Sajjan, who has been under criticism for his handling of military sexual misconduct. Sajjan has been appointed as a Minister of International Development Agency.
 
The new Cabinet of Canada maintains the gender balance and has 39 members, up one person from before the election. The new Cabinet was sworn in at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Published On : October 29, 2021