Current Affairs For (4 October , 2021)

1. ____________ has been appointed as the head of the reconstituted expert committee formed by the government for Fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages under Code on Wages, 2019?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The Ministry of Labour has reconstituted the Expert Group on Fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages. The nine-member new committee will now be headed by the economist and statistician SP Mukherjee (emeritus professor at the University of Kolkata).

2. The Week from October 4 to 10, 2021 is being observed as___________

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Answers With Explanation : (C) The World Space Week (WSW) is observed every year from October 4 to 10, to celebrate science and technology, and their contribution towards the betterment of the human condition. WSW was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 6, 1999. The 2021 theme is “Women in Space”!

3. Najla Bouden Romdhane has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of which of the following country?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Najla Bouden Romdhane has been appointed as the first-ever female Prime Minister of Tunisia on September 29, 2021.

4. Which of the following company has recently acquired 100% stake in digital lending startup CreditMate?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Digital payment services provider Paytm has acquired 100% stake in Mumbai-based digital lending startup CreditMate. However, the transaction details of the deal have not been disclosed.

5. When is World Habitat Day observed?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) The World Habitat Day is observed every year on the First Monday of October throughout the world to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter as well as remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations. In 2021, the World Habitat Day is being celebrated on October 04.

6. ________ the web portal launched by the government to find solutions to India’s waste problems, through community participation?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) The government has launched a web portal called “Waste to Wealth” to enhance cooperation for sustainable development through economy and community participation. The web portal will bring together technology providers, government stakeholders and urban local bodies to find solutions to India’s waste problems, mainly plastic waste.

7. Which of the following lending agency has approved $150 million loan for ‘Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Program’ to make Chennai a world-class city?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The World Bank has approved $150 million (around Rs 1,112 crore) loan for funding ‘Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Program’ of Tamil Nadu, with the vision of making Chennai into a world-class city that is more green, livable, and resilient to climate change.

8. The Indian men’s table tennis team defeated which of the following country to win the Bronze medal at the 2021 Asian Table Tennis Championships?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) The Indian men’s table tennis team claimed the bronze medal in the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 01, 2021, after losing to South Korea 0-3 in semi-finals.

9. Which of the following financial body has approved $40 million loan for a project aimed at improving the quality of health services in Meghalaya?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) The World Bank has also approved $40 million (around Rs 296 crore) loan for a project which aims at improving the quality of health services in Meghalaya and strengthen the state’s capacity to handle health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

10. The World Animal Day is marked annually on ___________

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The World Animal Day is observed annually on October 04 since 1929.

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