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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Daily GK Current Affairs News Updates Quiz MCQ - 8th October 2020

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the ____________ scheme earlier this year. It covers six states to start with: Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Under this scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, on Sunday, 11th October 2020, hand over physical copies of property titles of their homes and the surrounding areas they own (as opposed to the cultivated land) to around 132,000 land owners across 763 villages in a significant land ownership reform that could improve the finances of rural property-owners and also end property disputes that have gone on for years, sometimes decades. The title deeds can be leveraged by their holders as financial assets for loans and will also help keep a record of properties in the rural areas; no such records exist currently. The title deeds will be handed over under the project launched by PM on April 24 and will map all urban or abadi (populated) areas of 6.40 lakh villages by 2024.

Bhoomi Adhikar
2. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center and NCERT on Wednesday to make educational materials accessible for specially-abled individuals in Indian sign language. According to the government officials, the pact was signed between the NCERT and the ISLRTC in a virtual ceremony on October 6, 2020. The unique initiative by the Modi government is seen in line with UNICEF’s motto of ‘____________________________.’
Accessible Educational Textbooks for All
Accessible Education for All
Accessible Digital Textbooks for All
Digital Technology for All
3. French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in __________ for developing a method of genome editing known as CRISPR. The recipients were announced on Wednesday, 7th October 2020 in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
4. On Thursday, 8th October 2020, which IT company has signed a pact to acquire Blue Acorn iCi, a digital customer experience, commerce and analytics services provider, for up to $125 million (about ₹915 crore)?
5. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development launched on 8th October 2020, the 1st ever brand and logo for Indian Cotton on 2nd World Cotton Day through Video Conferencing. Now India’s premium Cotton would be known as ‘_____________’ in the world cotton Trade. The Indian brand will represent Whiteness, Brightness, Softness, Purity, Luster, Uniqueness and Indianness.
Kasturi Cotton
Bhartiya Cotton
Bhartiya Kapas
Pure Kapas

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