In this article, we will discuss MCQ on important current affairs of 2nd October 2021 and their answers with explanations.
1. As per the Government data, which state was the highest contributor to the small saving schemes, in July-Sept quarter of 2021-2022?
B) West Bengal
2. Which day is observed as the UN recognised International Day of Non-Violence?
A) First Saturday of October
B) First Friday of October
C) 01 October
D) 02 October
3. How much amount has been allocated to the second phase of the scheme “Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0”?
A) Rs 1.41 lakh crore
B) Rs 1.21 lakh crore
C) Rs 1.51 lakh crore
D) Rs 1.61 lakh crore
4. India’s first Sports Arbitration Centre has been unveiled in which city?
D) New Delhi
5. Who has been appointed as the new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the IAF?
A) R K S Bhadauria
B) Anil Khosla
C) Vivek Ram Chaudhari
D) Nirmal Chandra Suri
6. What is the interest rate fixed on Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts for Quarter-3 (Oct-Dec) of 2021-22?
7. The Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched the DigiSaksham Programme, in partnership with which company to impart digital skill among youths?
A) Facebook India
B) Microsoft India
C) NITI Aayog
D) Amazon India
8. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for India?
A) Aamir Khan
B) Akshay Kumar
C) Ranveer Singh
D) Shahrukh Khan
9. Name the winners of the 2021 Global Leadership Award, by the US India Business Council (USIBC)?
A) Shiv Nadar and Mallika Srinivasan
B) N Chandrasekaran & Jim Taiclet
C) Sundar Pichai and Adena Friedman
D) Adar Poonawalla and Adil Zainulbhai
10. What is the total outlay for the AMRUT 2.0 mission, launched by PM Modi recently?
A) Rs 2.13 lakh crore
B) Rs 2.65 lakh crore
C) Rs 2.87 lakh crore
D) Rs 2.51 lakh crore
11. Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) to replace VR Chaudhari?
A) Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
B) Harjit Singh Arora
C) Anil Khosla
D) Sandeep Singh
12. Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of the rating agency CRISIL?
A) Vinita Bali
B) Amish Mehta
C) Girish Paranjpe
D) Shyamala Gopinath
13. Which Indian organisation has been honored with the 2021 Right Livelihood Award?
A) Give Me Trees Trust, Delhi
B) Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE), Delhi
C) Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation (VENHF), Mirzapur
D) Sulabh International
14. Who is the author of the book “My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future”?
A) Nita Ambani
B) Melinda French Gates
C) Indra Nooyi
D) Satya Nadella
15. Which of these interest rate of the small savings scheme is incorrect, for the third quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2021-22?
A) Kisan Vikas Patra – 7.6%
B) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme – 7.4%
C) National Savings Certificates – 6.8%
D) Public Provident Fund Account -7.1%
16. Who is the President of the US India Business Council (USIBC)?
A) Devika Singh
B) Ryan Miller
C) Sandeep Maini
D) Nisha Desai Biswal
17. The World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) is observed annually on which day?
A) October 01
B) October 02
C) October 03
D) October 04
18. The 23-year-old Shashvat Nakrani is the youngest self-made individual in Hurun India Rich List 2021. He is the co-founder of which company?
19. The International Day of Non-Violence marks the birth anniversary of which Indian leader?
A) Jawaharlal Nehru
B) Vallabhbhai Patel
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) Subhas Chandra Bose
20. What is the interest rate fixed on the Post Office Savings Account in the third quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2021-22?
West Bengal is the highest contributor to the small saving schemes while Uttar Pradesh is the second top contributor.
Every year, 02 October is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence, to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) on October 01, 2021, from Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. The outlay of SBM-U 2.0 is around Rs 1.41 lakh crore.
The Union Minister of Law and Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the first Sports Arbitration Centre of India at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
The Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari assuemd charge as the new “The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)” on September 30, 2021. He is the 27th CAS. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
Ministry of Labour & Employment in partnership with Microsoft India has launched DigiSaksham Programme. It is a digital skills programme to increase the employability of youth by imparting them with digital skills.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador for India.
The US India Business Council (USIBC) has chosen Shiv Nadar and Mallika Srinivasan as the recipient of its 2021 Global Leadership Award.
The outlay of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 is around Rs 2.87 lakh crore
Air Marshal Sandeep Singh has been appointed as the new and 46th Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with effect from October 01, 2021.
Amish Mehta has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of rating agency Crisil with effect from October 01, 2021.
Delhi-based environmental organisation “Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE)” has been felicitated with the 2021 Right Livelihood Award, an international honour, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, has come out with her memoir titled “My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future”
Kisan Vikas Patra – 6.9%
Nisha Desai Biswal is the President of USIBC.
Every Year since 1983, the World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) is observed on October 02, which marks the birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi.
Shashvat Nakrani, the 23-year-old IIT Delhi graduate, who Co-founded BharatPe in 2018, is the youngest self-made individual in Hurun India Rich List 2021.
The International Day of Non-Violence marks the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India. The year 2021 marks 152nd birth anniversary of the global peace icon who was born on 2 October 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat.
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