1. Who has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021?
a) Benjamin List
b) David W.C. MacMillan
c) Abdulrazak Gurnah
d) Klaus Hasselmann
2. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2021?
a) Benjamin List and David MacMillan
b) Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann
c) Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
d) Abdulrazak Gurnah
3. Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan have won 2021 Nobel Prize in which category?
4. Who have been jointly awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine 2021?
a) David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian
b) Manabe, Hasselmann
c) Hasselmann, Parisi
d) Benjamin List and David W.C. Macmillan
5. Who has topped the Forbes India Rich List 2021 for the 14th consecutive year?
a) Mukesh Ambani
b) Gautam Adani
c) Cyrus Poonawalla
d) Lakshmi Mittal
6. The Reserve Bank of India has retained real GDP growth at how much for FY 2021-22?
a) 10.5 percent
b) 11 percent
c) 9.5 percent
d) 8.7 percent
7. The RBI has retained policy repo rate at how much percentage?
a) 3.35 percent
b) 4.0 percent
c) 4.25 percent
d) 4.5 percent
8. Who has won the FIH women’s Hockey Player of the Year award?
1. (c) Abdulrazak Gurnah
Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.
2. (c) Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have won the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.
3. (a) Chemistry
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been jointly awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan. Benjamin List from Germany and Scottish-born David MacMillan have been honoured for developing new tools for building molecules that have helped in making new drugs and are more environmentally friendly.
4. (a)David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian
The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2021 has been jointly awarded to David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian on October 4, 2021, for the discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch. Both the scientists are from the United States.
5. (a) Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes India Rich List 2021 for the 14th year in a row since 2008 with a net worth of $92.7 billion. Gautam Adani is ranked second with a net worth of $74.8 billion, followed by Shiv Nadar at 3rd place with $31 billion.
6. (c) 9.5 percent
The RBI Monetary Policy Committee has retained the real GDP growth projection at 9.5 percent in 2021-22, which includes 7.9 percent in Q2, 6.8 percent in Q3 and 6.1 percent in Q4 of 2021-22. The real GDP growth for Q1:2022-23 is projected at 17.2 percent.
7. (b) 4.0 percent
The RBI Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4.0 percent and reverse repo rate unchanged at 3.35 percent and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 4.25 percent. This was informed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das while reading out the Monetary Policy Statement, 2021-22 on October 8, 2021.
8. (b) Gurjit Kaur
Gurjit Kaur won the FIH Women’s Hockey Player of the Year at the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. A total of 5 Indian Hockey players and two head coaches of both the Indian men’s and women’s Hockey teams each claimed the hockey awards across different categories.
9. (a) Harmanpreet Singh
India’s Harmanpreet Singh won FIH Men’s Hockey Player of the Year award, while Gurjit Kaur won women’s best player award. PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia also won the men’s and women’s best goalkeeper awards.
10. (b) India
Hockey India on October 5, 2021, pulled out of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games stating the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the discriminatory quarantine rules by the United Kingdom (UK) for travellers coming from India.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 5, 2021 announced plans to launch a probe to explore an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe.
12. (a) SBI
The Indian Navy and State Bank of India (SBI) together on October 4, 2021 launched SBI’s NAV-eCash card aboard the country’s largest naval aircraft carrier-INS Vikramaditya.