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1.Which country has become the first nation to get Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in the very first attempt?
a)Malaysia
b)Australia
c)India
d)Sri Lanka

Answer (c) India 
India has become the first nation to be awarded Blue Flag certification for all the 8 recommended beaches in a single attempt. India is also the first nation in the “Asia-Pacific” region that has achieved this feat in just about 2 years.

 

2.Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have won the Nobel Prize 2020 in which category?
a)Chemistry
b)Physics
c)Peace
d)Economic Sciences 

Answer (d) Economic Sciences 
Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

 

3.Which nation’s cabinet has approved capital punishment for rape?
a)India
b)Bangladesh
c)Myanmar
d)Nepal

Answer (b) Bangladesh
Bangladesh Cabinet on October 12, 2020 approved a draft law to include the death penalty as the highest punishment for rape. The law amends the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act-2000.

 

4.When was International Girl Child Day 2020 observed?
a)October 11th
b)October 10th
c)October 9th
d)October 8th 

Answer (a) October 11th 
The International Girl Child Day was celebrated on October 11, 2020. The day is observed every year to empower women, especially in areas where they have been neglected. 

 

5.Which among the following institutes has developed antimicrobial food wrapping material?
a)IIT Delhi
b)IIT Kanpur
c)IIT Madras
d)IIT Roorkee

Answer (c) Madras
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has developed an antimicrobial food wrapping material. The material is biodegradable and can prevent the contamination of packaged food by bacteria during storage.