What is the theme of the Global Handwashing Day 2020?

A. Hand Hygiene for All
B. Leaving behind no one
C. Providing Handwashing opportunities
D. Handwashing is our right

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Hand Hygiene for All

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The Global Handwashing Day is observed on October 15 every year. It aims to increase awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective way to prevent diseases. This year, the theme of the Global Handwashing Day is ‘Hand Hygiene for All’.

What was the theme of the ‘World Food Day 2020’?

A. Good Food, Good Growth, Good Health
B. Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future
C. Our actions are our future
D. Grow, Nourish, Sustain

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future

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World Food Day 2020 is celebrated every year on October 16 across the world, to raise awareness about the importance of good food and nutrition. The World Food Day 2020 theme is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future”.

Recently, the European Union has proposed to impose sanctions against officials of which country?

A. India
B. USA
C. China
D. Russia

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Russia

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In a move against the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the European Union has decided to impose targeted sanctions against Russian entities and officials, who are allegedly involved in the poisoning act.

World Post Day marks the establishment of Universal Postal Union in which country?

A. France
B Switzerland
C. United States
D. Italy

Answer

Correct Answer: B Switzerland

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World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October across the world. It marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the city of Bern, Switzerland. World Post Day was declared by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. For the first time, the ceremony is held virtually. The Universal Postal Union released a message on the title ‘More than mail’.

‘Tsirkon’, is a hypersonic missile tested by which country?

A. United States
B. Russia
C. China
D. Kyrgyzstan

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Russia

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Russia recently announced that it has successfully tested a new hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile named ‘Tsirkon’. The Tsirkon missile was fired from the White Sea in the Russian Arctic and it successfully hit its target 450 kilometers away in the Barents Sea. The missile has also reached a speed of Mach 8 – eight times the speed of sound.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three Scientists for their work in which field?

A. Photonics
B. Optics
C. Cosmology
D. Nuclear Physics

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Cosmology

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Three scientists namely Roger Penrose of Britain, Reinhard Genzel, and American Andrea Ghez of Germany have won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. The award has been presented for their contribution to the field of Cosmology. As per the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Scientists advanced our understanding of black holes.

The European Union has recently imposed sanctions against which country?

A. Iran
B. Azerbaijan
C. Iraq
D. Belarus

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Belarus

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European Union has imposed sanctions against Belarus, the landlocked Eastern European country. The sanction has been imposed to pressurize the President to hold fresh elections in the country. Earlier, the UK and Canada imposed sanctions against Belarus. It has been alleged by various nations that the elections which took place in Belarus on August 9 were not held by fair means.

Which car manufacturer has announced to withdraw from Formula One?

A. Ferrari
B. Mercedes
C. BMW
D. Honda

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Honda 

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The Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda has announced to withdraw from Formula One (F1 racing) by the end of 2021. The decision has been announced by Honda, to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality and other environmental initiatives. Honda has been the engine supplier for the F1 teams Red Bull and Alpha Tauri. 

Ra’ad-II, which was tested recently, is a nuclear-capable cruise missile of which country?

A. Israel
B. Pakistan
C. Afghanistan
D. Iran

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Pakistan

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Pakistan recently successfully flight tested the air-launch of nuclear-capable cruise missile Ra’ad-II. The missile has a striking range of 600 km. The Ra’ad-II weapon system comprises of world-class navigation systems for better precision. Last month, Pakistan successfully conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.