Wednesday, October 14, 2020

MCQs for GK Current Affairs of October 2020 - 14th Oct 2020

1. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government will extend its National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) aimed at increasing household incomes in rural areas to the two newly created Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The programme, aimed at women, will ensure they get better access to credit facilities. A meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a special package of ₹520 crores to extend the NRLM to the two Union territories which will bring 10,58,000 women into the ambit of the programme. Cabinet approves special package worth ₹520 crore for UT of #JammuandKashmir and #Ladakh under the ______________________ - National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana
Atal Mission
Pradhanmantri Grameen Yojana
2. The Union government on Wednesday, 14th Oct 2020, approved a ₹5,718 crore centrally-sponsored scheme to improve education outcomes with World Bank aid in six states and announced that a similar programme will be rolled out in five other states. The project titled Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) gets a $500 million support from the World Bank. The scheme covers Himachal Pradesh, ____________, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
3. The central government has mandated all ministries, public departments and public sector units to use telecom services of state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). The memorandum dated __________ was issued to all secretaries and departments under the Centre following consultation with the finance ministry.
14th October 2020
13th October 2020
12th October 2020
11th October 2020
4. Which BRICS country on Wednesday, 14th October 2020, had invited other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries to take part in joint oil and gas projects in the Arctic?
5. The union cabinet of India on Wednesday, 14th Oct 2020, allowed Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) to export oil from a ___________ strategic storage marking a policy shift that could enhance foreign participation as India seeks to expand its storage capacity. Allowing ADNOC to export its oil mirrors a model adopted by countries such as Japan and South Korea which allow oil producers to re-export crude storage.

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