Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 20 October 2020

1. India on Monday. 19th October 2020, said ____________ would join the high-level Malabar naval exercises, which makes it the full "Quad" or quadrilateral coalition in the mega drill next month, along with the US and Japan. The Malabar exercises will take place in November-end in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Australia will return to the joint manoeuvres after its participation in 2007 that drew criticism from China.

Sri Lanka
2. In December 2019, the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system was made available on a 24x7 basis all 365 days a year. However currently, RTGS is available for customers from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on all working days of a week, except second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Now in a business-friendly move, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday, 16th Oct 2020 said that Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), used for large value transactions, will be made available round-the-clock from which month?
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
3. The title of the fastest car in the world now belongs to a small American car manufacturer. The ____________ is a hypercar that has managed to reach a staggering speed of over 508 km/hr. The car took over two other well known names in the hyper car world. The speed test was conducted on a seven-mile stretch of two-lane Highway 160 outside Las Vegas, United States. A 29-year old driver Oliver Webb was behind the wheel of the now fastest car. During the test the car first reached a speed of 485km/hr one way and another run in the opposite direction yielded a mind-numbing speed of over 532 Km/hr. The final reading was calculated by taking an average of both the runs. The event was monitored and registered by Guiness World Records.
Bugatti Chiron
SSC Tuatara
Koenigsegg Agera RS
4. Students will now be able to seek provisional admission to foundation course of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) after class 10 exams. This was announced by director of Board of Studies at ICAI. However, provisional admission to the foundation course will only be regularised once a candidate clears class 12 exams. The new norms will enable students to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) how many months before the present timeline?
5. Heeng, or asafoetida, is one of the key spices used in Indian cuisine to add flavour to various dishes. Heeng thrives in dry and cold desert conditions. The plant of this herb stores the maximum amount of its nutrients inside its deep fleshy roots. India which was till now importing the herb will start growing the heeng in the country itself. For the first time in the country, heeng is being cultivated by scientists at CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource, Palampur (IHBT) in the Indian Himalayas. The first sapling has been planted in Kwaring village in which place on 15 October, 2020?
Lahaul valley, Himachal Pradesh
Mana valley, Uttarakhand
Zanskar valley, Laddakh
Nubra valley, Laddakh

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