1.Three scientists Roger Penrose, Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel have been awarded the Nobel Prize 2020 in which category?
c)Economic Sciences
d)Physiology or Medicine

Answer (b) Physics
The Nobel Prize 2020 in the Physics category has been awarded to Roger Penrose while the other half was jointly awarded to Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel. The three scientists have been awarded the prestigious prize for their groundbreaking discoveries about the black holes.

2.The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for the discovery of which virus?
a)Hepatitis C

Answer (a) Hepatitis C 
Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus, which is a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide.

3.Cinema halls have been allowed to operate in India with how much seating capacity?
a)50 percent
b)70 percent
c)60 percent
d)30 percent

Answer (a) 50 percent 
The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on October 6, 2020 released the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the reopening of cinema halls and theatres. Under the SOPs, the centre has allowed cinema halls to function with only 50 percent of their total seating capacity. Alternate seats will have to be left vacant to maintain social distancing.

4.Government released how much compensation cess for all states on October?
a)Rs 30000 crore
b)Rs 35000 crore
c)Rs 20000 crore
d)Rs 25000 crore

Answer (c) Rs 20000 crore
The Government released compensation cess worth nearly Rs 20,000 crore to all the states on October 5, 2020. The announcement for the same was made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after the 42nd GST Council meet.

5.When will BRICS Summit 2020 take place?
a)October 15th
b)October 25th
c)November 2nd
d)November 17th

Answer (d) November 17th 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will come face-to-face for the very first time since the India-China border standoff in Eastern Ladakh at the virtual BRICS Summit on November 17, 2020.