1.Which nation has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer (b) Russia
Russia on October 14, 2020 announced that it has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine, EpiVacCorona. The vaccine approval comes after Russia approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine-Sputnik V.
2.World Bank has proposed to provide how much fund to help the poorest countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic?
a)USD 25 million
b)USD 50 million
c)USD 70 million
d)USD 30 million
Answer (a) USD 25 million
The World Bank President, David Malpass informed on October 14, 2020 that the bank has called in for an emergency financing of 25 million dollars. The amount is to help the poorest countries in facing massive challenges caused due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
3.When was the World Food Day observed?
Answer (a) October 16th
World Food Day was observed on October 16, 2020. The day marks the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. It was observed for the first time in 1979 as a Day for action against hunger.
4.India will be delivering one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to which nation?
Answer (b) Myanmar
India will soon be transferring one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy. This will be a significant move, as it will be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy.
5.Bhanu Athaiya had won India’s first Oscar in costume design for her work in which classic film?
Answer (d) Gandhi
Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar-winning costume designer passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 91. She passed away peacefully in her sleep after a prolonged illness.The renowned designer had won an Academy Award for best costume design for the 1983 classic movie ‘Gandhi’.