Current Affairs For (9 October, 2021 )

1. What is the estimated GDP growth rate of the Indian economy as per the World Bank in the fiscal year 2021-22?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The World Bank has estimated India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the current fiscal year 2021-22 to grow by 8.3% in its latest economic update for South Asia.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation. These plants have been developed under which fund?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) 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.

3. 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?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The Air Force Day is observed every year on 8 October in India.The Air Force Day 2021 marks the 89th anniversary of the official foundation day of the Indian Air force.

4. P L Haranadh has been appointed as the Chairman of which of these major ports?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) P L Haranadh, an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of 1994 batch, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT).

5. Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes India Rich list in 2021, to retain his position as the wealthiest Indian for the ________consecutive year.

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Answers With Explanation : (C) The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes India Rich list for 2021, released on October 07, 2021. The list ranks India’s 100 richest Indians. He has retained his position as the wealthiest Indian for the 14th consecutive year on Forbes India list, since 2008.

6. The Second Friday of October is dedicated to the celebration of which day annually?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) 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.

7. Name the author of the book titled “Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma”.

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Indian Entrepreneur and writer Jaithirth Rao, popularly known as Jerry Rao, has come out with a book on Mahatma Gandhi titled “Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma”.

8. In 2021, the World Investor Week (WIW) has been organised from October 04 to 10, 2021. Which organisation organises the annual event?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) The World Investor Week (WIW) is an initiative promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas. In 2021, the 5th annual WIW is being observed between October 04 and October 10, 2021.

9. Ministry of Tourism in association with the IRCTC has organized the Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour as part of _________________initiative.

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Union Minister of State for Tourism Ajay Bhatt flagged off the “Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour” from Safdarjung railway station (part of Delhi Suburban Railways). Ministry of Tourism in association with the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has organized the Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour as part of the Union government’s “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative.

10. E.R. Sheikh assumed charge as first Director General of __________.

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Answers With Explanation : (A) E.R. Sheikh assumed charge as first Director-General of the Ordnance Directorate (Co-ordination and Services). It is the successor organization of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

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