Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gujarat
Note : The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to extend the Border Security Force's (BSF) jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km inside the international border along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. With this, BSF's jurisdiction has now been expanded by 35 km in Punjab, Assam and West Bengal and cut short by 30 km in Gujarat.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 3rd
Note : India has been ranked at the third(3rd) position in the 58th edition of EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’ (RECAI). The index ranks the world’s top 40 markets on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 90
Note : India, which was at the 84th position in 2020, fell down to 90th rank in the Henley Passport Index 2021 with its passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 58 countries around the world. India shares the rank with Tajikistan and Burkina Faso this year.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Japan
Note : Japan and Singapore have topped the Henley Passport Index 2021 with their passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries. It is for the third consecutive year that Japan has secured the top position.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 13th October
Correct Answer : Option (D) - International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses
Note : Theme of 2021 International Day for Disaster Reduction is “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 5.9%
Note : The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has lowered its global growth projection for 2021 slightly to 5.9%, while it has kept its projection for 2022 unchanged at 4.9%. The projection for 2021 is 0.1 percentage points lower than in the July forecast.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 9.5%
Note : Indian economy is expected to grow at 9.5% in 2021 and at 8.5% in 2022, as per the latest projections by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook October 2021 released on October 12, 2021.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi
Note : The Delhi government has launched a mentorship programme called ‘Desh Ke Mentor’, for children studying in Classes IX to XII of state government schools. Under the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ programme, students will be mentored by professionals and academicians from across the country for 10-15 minutes daily on issues ranging from career choices to teenage-related concerns.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - UNESCO India
Note : The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the 2021 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “No Teacher, No Class”, on the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, on October 05, 2021.