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 Q .
What is the rank of India in the latest Henley Passport Index for 2021?
A)
80
B)
84
C)
87
D)
90

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 90

Note : India has been ranked at 90th position among 116 countries, on the Henley Passport Index, released for Q4 of 2021 on October 07, 2021. The index lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports. India’s position has dropped by six places, compared to last year (2020), during the same period, when it was placed at 84th spot.

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Published On : October 9, 2021
 Q .
What is the Sovereign rating of India as per the Fitch Ratings?
A)
BB-
B)
BBB
C)
BBB+
D)
BBB-

Correct Answer : Option (D) - BBB-

Note : Fitch Ratings has kept India’s sovereign rating unchanged at BBB- with a negative outlook owing to a rise in public debt ratio and uncertainty on debt trajectory. The rating remains unchanged from April this year. “Negative trigger (is) failure to reduce the fiscal deficit to a level consistent with putting government debt/GDP on a downward trajectory,” analysts at the agency said at the Global Sovereign Conference 07-10-2021.

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Published On : October 9, 2021
 Q .
The Second Friday of October is dedicated to the celebration of which day annually?
A)
World Vegan Day
B)
World Egg Day
C)
World Coffee Day
D)
World Banana Day

Correct Answer : Option (B) - World Egg Day

Note : The World Egg Day is celebrated worldwide on the ‘Second Friday of October’ month each year since 1996.In 2021, the day is being observed on October 08, 2021.The theme for 2021 World Egg Day is  “Eggs for all: Nature’s perfect package

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation. These plants have been developed under which fund?
A)
PM CARES
B)
Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)
C)
India Infrastructure Project Development Fund (IIPDF)
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - PM CARES

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation on October 07, 2021 through video-conferencing, during an event at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. These 35 PSA Oxygen Plants have been established under PM CARES, across 35 States and Union Territories.

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
In India the Air Force Day is marked every year on October 08. In 2021, which edition of the Air Force Day is being celebrated?
A)
72
B)
85
C)
89
D)
91

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 89

Note :

Every year on 8 October, the country observes the Indian Air Force Day (IAF). The day is celebrated to raise awareness around the world about IAF as an organisation that works towards strengthening national security.
 
As a proud moment for India, this year marks 89 years since the IAF's foundation, because, on this day in 1932, the Air Force in India was officially recognised and raised as a supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom (UK).

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
P L Haranadh has been appointed as the Chairman of which of these major ports?
A)
Paradip Port Trust
B)
Deendayal Port Trust
C)
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
D)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Paradip Port Trust

Note :

Shri P L Haranadh took over as chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and emphasised on making it the number one major port in the country, an official statement said.              
 
An Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of the 1994 batch, he has studied MSc and PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, it added.

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
What is the estimated GDP growth rate of Indian economy as per the World Bank in the fiscal year 2021-22?
A)
7.2%
B)
7.5%
C)
8.0%
D)
8.3%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 8.3%

Note :

The World Bank has forecasted India's GDP growth for FY 2021-22 to be 8.3%, supported by plans for higher spending on health, rural development, infrastructure and a stronger-than-expected recovery in services.
 
India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow at 8.3%, as per World Bank's June 2021 Global Economic Prospects report, which was released on June 8, 2021

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
Which company has recently launched the 'postpe' solution based on 'Buy Now Pay Later' (BNPL) platform?
A)
Paytm
B)
BharatPe
C)
PhonePe
D)
Whatsapp

Correct Answer : Option (B) - BharatPe

Note : Fintech company BharatPe has launched ‘PostPe’, a new solution to provide credit to customers on the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) platform. Using the postpe solution, customers can avail interest-free credit limit of up to Rs 10 lakh.

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
Which bank has become the first scheduled private sector bank to receive approval from the Government of India for collection of direct and indirect taxes?
A)
IndusInd Bank
B)
Kotak Mahindra Bank
C)
Bandhan Bank
D)
Federal Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kotak Mahindra Bank

Note : The Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL) has received approval from the Government of India for collection of direct and indirect taxes, such as income tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) etc, through its banking network. Following the announcement, the KMBL has become the first scheduled private sector bank to receive permission to take part in government-related business.

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Published On : October 8, 2021
 Q .
Which country has invited the Taliban for international talks on Afghanistan on October 20?
A)
US
B)
China
C)
Russian
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Russian

Note : The Russian envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov said on October 7, 2021, that Russia will invite the militant group Taliban for the international talks on Afghanistan scheduled for October 20 in Moscow.

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Published On : October 8, 2021