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 Q .
Name the digital platform launched by the Centre for holistic and integrated infrastructure development to provide multi-modal connectivity to economic zones in the country?
A)
PM Raftaar
B)
PM Sanchaar
C)
PM Urja Bal
D)
PM Gati Shakti

Correct Answer : Option (D) - PM Gati Shakti

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM Gatishakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity to economic zones on Wednesday (13th October 2021). The PM had first announced the plan in his Independence Day speech this year. The PM Gatishakti - National Master Plan, which is the brainchild of the PM is a digital platform that will bring 16 ministries together to improve transparency and coordination in their work.
 
The Rs 100 lakh crore PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan aims to provide multi-modal connectivity to economic zones in the country.
 
Gatishakti will bring ministries including Railways, Civil Aviation, Petroleum, MEITY, Shipping, Road Transport, Textiles and Food Processing together, ending silos in functioning and improving inter-ministerial synergies. According to the reports, the plan aims to integrate planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects. At the inception, the national master plan will include 16 ministries and departments with an empowered group of secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary ensuring quick decision making.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
Which country has topped the ISSF Junior World Championship with a total tally of 43 medals?
A)
India
B)
France
C)
China
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note : Indian shooters have won a total of 43 medals, including 17 gold, to finish on top in the ISSF Junior World Championship which concluded on October 10, 2021. The Indian shooters won all the available 12 medals on the final competition day of the top junior tournament at the Las Palmas Shooting Range in Lima, the Capital of Peru.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
The Government of India has accorded which of these status to the Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC)?
A)
Maharatna
B)
Navratna
C)
Miniratna
D)
Bharatratna

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Maharatna

Note :

The Government of India has accorded ‘Maharatna’ Status to state-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) on October 12, 2021. As per the statement by the company, the move will pave the way for the company’s greater financial and operational efficiency.
 
PFC in an official statement said, “Government of India accorded the prestigious ‘Maharatna’ status to state-owned Power Finance Corporation, thus giving PFC greater operational and financial autonomy.”

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
The first ever automated, driverless train in the world has been unveiled in which country?
A)
Japan
B)
Germany
C)
India
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Germany

Note :

The world's first automated, driverless train has been unveiled in Germany's Hamburg. The project, which is a joint venture between German rail company Deutsche Bahn and high-tech partner Siemens, has been termed as a “world first”, and is part of a $70 million ‘Digital Rail Germany’ modernisation plan.

Automated trains allow operators to run more trains on a single line because they are more efficient and can guarantee the necessary precision.
Four such driverless trains will be a part of the northern metropolis’s S-Bahn fast city rail community. The trains, which are being billed as 'extra punctual and vitality environment friendly' will begin carrying passengers from December 2021.

Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz said automated trains offer "a more reliable" service "without having to lay a single kilometre of new track".

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
How much amount has been approved by India as Line of Credit (LoC) to Kyrgyzstan to support development projects in the country?
A)
USD 100 million
B)
USD 150 million
C)
USD 200 million
D)
USD 250 million

Correct Answer : Option (C) - USD 200 million

Note :

India on Monday(11-10-2021) agreed to a USD 200 million Line of Credit support for development projects in Kyrgyzstan, as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held "cordial and constructive" talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev on a wide range of bilateral and global issues, including Afghanistan.
 
Jaishankar arrived here on Sunday as part of his four-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia with an aim to further expand bilateral ties with the three Central Asian countries.
 
"Cordial and constructive talks with FM Ruslan Kazakbaev of Kyrgyz Republic. Agreed on USD 200 million LoC to support development projects.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
The Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) is published by which entity?
A)
PwC
B)
KPMG
C)
BHL
D)
Ernst & Young (EY)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ernst & Young (EY)

Note :

India has retained the third position in the 58th Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) released by the consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY). According to the report, the US, mainland China and India continue to retain the top three rankings and Indonesia is a new entrant to the RECAI.
 
The 2021 RECAI ranks the world’s top 40 global markets (nations) on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities. With the environment, social and governance (ESG) measures soaring to the top of the agenda for companies and investors, RECAI also highlights that corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are emerging as a key driver of clean energy growth.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
The centre has cut short the Border Security Force's jurisdiction by 30km in which among the following states?
A)
Assam
B)
Rajasthan
C)
Odisha
D)
Gujarat

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.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
What was India's rank on the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index?
A)
3rd
B)
5th
C)
7th
D)
9th

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.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
What is India's rank in the Henley Passport Index 2021?
A)
85
B)
90
C)
95
D)
100

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.

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Published On : October 14, 2021
 Q .
Which among the following nation's passport is most powerful, as per Henley Passport Index 2021?
A)
Finland
B)
Denmark
C)
Japan
D)
Germany

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.

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Published On : October 14, 2021