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Current Affairs Quiz - 19 October 2020

1. National broadcaster Doordarshan is telecasting live from Ayodhya 'Ram Leela', the enactment of the life of Lord Rama according to the Ramayana. According to a release by the Information Department of Uttar Pradesh, the live streaming of the event has been organised in collaboration with the tourism and cultural department of the Uttar Pradesh government. Doordarshan went live on the first day of Ram Leela which started at Laxman Qila on ___________ river coast of Ayodhya. Apart from Doordarshan, the Ram Leela is also being broadcast LIVE on the internet on YouTube, and other social media channels of the government. The Ram Leela will be performed for nine days of Navratri from October 17 to October 25.

2. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed a pact with Delhi-based pharmaceutical company _____________ for marketing and distribution of its Sputnik V vaccine. The Sputnik V vaccine is the world’s first registered vaccine against covid-19 based on the human adenoviral vector platform. It is currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trial in Russia, with the developers planning to enrol 40,000 participants. Phase 3 trial for the vaccine was also started in the UAE last week.
Mankind Pharma
Aimil Pharma
Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd
Morepen Laboratories Ltd
3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Centenary Convocation of the University of Mysore via video conferencing today. The University of Mysore was established in which year and was the first university in Karnataka as well as the sixth university in the country?
4. Economists at this bank have proposed an "Adopt-A-Family" scheme where a taxpayer is incentivized to adopts a BPL family, whose income has been hit due to covid-19 impact. Echoing the concept of Jan Bhagidari to public goods, these economist proposed a scheme called “ADOPT-A-FAMILY". Under this scheme, which is purely voluntary, a taxpayer (probably annual income of ₹10 lakh or more) may be incentivized to adopts a BPL family for a year with a specified amount (say ₹5,000 per month). These economists are from which bank?
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Export-Import Bank of India
Grameen Bank
State Bank of India (SBI)
5. BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy. Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the successful launch. BrahMos as 'prime strike weapon' will ensure the warship's invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and which other country?

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