Current Affairs 16 October 2020

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Appointments

Sanjeev Krishan appointed as the Chairman and CEO of PwC India. He will replace Shyamal Mukherjee.

Important Points to Remember:

  • PwC: PricewaterhouseCoopers (The second-largest professional services network in the world)
  • PwC Headquarters: London

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps down.

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Books and Authors

Book titled “C is for Cat and D is for Depression”.

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Book titled “Mr Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon”.

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  • Author- Pradeep Goorha

Defence

India will be delivering submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy. This will be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy.

Important Points to Remember:

  • INS Sindhuvir (S58) is a Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.
  • Indian Navy Chief: Admiral Karambir Singh

Important Days

World Anaesthesia Day is observed every year on the 16th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • It is observed on the anniversary of the first use of ether anaesthesia by American dentist William T. G. Morton in 1846.

World Food Day is observed every year on the 16th of October. World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of FAO. 

Important Points to Remember:

  • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FAO Chief: Qu Dongyu
  • FAO Headquarters: Rome, Italy
  • World Food Day 2020 Theme is Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.

MoUs and Agreements

Jammu and Kashmir government signed an MoU with Flipkart to provide a platform for local artisans, craftsmen, weavers to reach customers worldwide.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha
  • Flipkart: eCommerce website
  • Flipkart CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy

Obituaries

Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • He won Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry (1972), Odakkuzhal Award (1973), Sahitya Akademi Award (1973), Aasan Prize (1994), Lalitambika Sahitya Award (1996), Vallathol Award (1997), Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (2008), Vayalar Award (2012), Padma Shri (2017), Jnanpith Award (2019).

India’s first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passed away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • She won the Oscar for her work in the legendary film ‘Gandhi’.

Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, passed away.

State

Kerala State’s first water taxi launched in Alappuzha, Kerala

Important Points to Remember:

  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Kerala Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram

Current Affairs 16 October 2020 Quiz

1. Who of the following appointed as the Chairman and CEO of PwC India?
a) Shyamal Mukherjee
b) Sanjay Anand
c) Sanjeev Krishan
d) Anmol Mehta

Correct Answer: C (Sanjeev Krishan)

Explanation: Sanjeev Krishan appointed as the Chairman and CEO of PwC India. He will replace Shyamal Mukherjee.

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2. When is World Food Day observed every year?
a) 11 October
b) 14 October
c) 14 October
d) 16 October

Correct Answer: D (16 October)

Explanation: World Food Day is observed every year on the 16th of October. World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of FAO.

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3. When is World Anaesthesia Day observed every year?
a) 11 October
b) 14 October
c) 14 October
d) 16 October

Correct Answer: D (16 October)

Explanation: World Anaesthesia Day is observed every year on the 16th of October.

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4. Which of the following state launched the first water taxi service?
a) Kerala
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Maharashtra

Correct Answer: A (Kerala)

Explanation: Kerala State’s first water taxi launched in Alappuzha, Kerala.

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5. Name the President of Kyrgyzstan, who resigned on 15th October 2020?
a) Sadyr Japarov
b) Sooronbai Jeenbekov
c) Almazbek Atambayev
d) Roza Otunbayeva

Correct Answer: B (Sooronbai Jeenbekov)

Explanation: President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps down.

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