Best Current Affairs 27 October 2022 – MCQs for all Competitive Exams

Daily Current Affairs 27 October 2022 – Best Current Affairs questions and MCQs with explanations for all competitive and government exams like UPSC CSE, CDS, NDA, SSC CGL, CHSL, BANKING, RAILWAYS, RRB, RBI, CISF, CAPF, UGC NET, and other central and state government exams.

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Daily Current Affairs 27 October 2022 – Best Questions and MCQs

1. By what name is the Gujarati New Year celebrated a day after Diwali has known?

  1. Bestu Varas
  2. Pratipada
  3. Padwa
  4. All of These

Answer: 4 All of these

The Gujarati New Year also known as Bestu Varas is celebrated a day after Diwali.
Gujarati New Year 2022 or Bestu Varas is celebrated on 26 October 2022.

Gujarati New Year falls on Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.
The Gujarati New Year is also called Varsha-Pratipada or Padwa.

Extra fact:

Capital of Gujarat: Gandhinagar;

CM of Gujarat: Bhupendrabhai Patel;

Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Devvrat.

2. Who among the following won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23?

  1. Training Command
  2. Western Air Command
  3. North Air Command
  4. Easter Air Command

Answer: 2) Wester Air Command

Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23.
It was held at Headquarters MC, Vayu Sena Nagar, Nagpur.
The last team championship match was played between Western Air Command and Training Command in which Western Air Command emerged as the winner.

Extra fact:

The championship was inaugurated on 17 October 2022 by Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters MC.
A total of eight teams comprising 48 players from seven commands of the Indian Air Force participated in the championship.

3. Which of the following soft drink brand became a billion-dollar brand in the Indian market?

  1. Sprite
  2. Thumbs up
  3. Pepsi
  4. Coca-Cola

Answer: 1) Sprite

Global soft drinks company Coca-Cola announced that its lemon and lime flavored soft drink ‘Sprite’ has become a billion-dollar brand in the Indian market.

Coca-Cola had earlier announced that its Indian soft drink brand Thums Up has become a multi-billion dollar brand in 2021.
India is the fifth largest market for Coca-Cola globally.

Extra fact:

Coca-Cola Founded: January 29, 1892;
Coca-Cola Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.;
Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola: James Quincey;
Coca-Cola Founders: John Stith Pemberton (as Coca-Cola)
Asa Griggs Candler (as The Coca-Cola Company).

4. Who was appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) by the Government of India?

  1. Ashok Kumar Gupta
  2. Sangeeta Verma
  3. Sandeep Kumar Gupta
  4. Gurdeep Singh

Answer: 2) Sangeeta Verma

The Government of India appointed Sangeeta Verma as the Acting Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
The appointment comes after the full-time chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta stepped down.

She joined CCI as a member on 24 December 2018.
He has over 3 decades of experience in government as an economist, administrator, regulator, and policymaker.

Extra fact:

The CCI was established under the Competition Act, of 2002 for the administration, implementation, and enforcement of the Act.
It was formed in March 2009.
It consists of 7 members, a chairman, and six other members.

5. Who was appointed as the chairman of the United Nations Air Transport Committee?

  1. Sangeeta Verma
  2. Shefali Juneja
  3. Alok Shekhar
  4. James Quincey

Answer: 2) Shefali Juneja

India’s representative in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Shefali Juneja has been elected as the chairperson of the Air Transport Committee (ATC) of the United Nations specialized aviation agency.

India achieved this position in the ICAO after 28 years when Juneja was unanimously elected to the post on Monday.
She is the first woman to represent India in ICAO.

Extra fact:

International Civil Aviation Organization Founded: 7 December 1944.
International Civil Aviation Organization Headquarters: Montreal, Canada;
International Civil Aviation Organization Council President: Salvatore Sciacchitano.

6. Which IIT institute and NASA researchers are studying microbes on the space station?

  1. IIT Roorkee
  2. IIT Madras
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Kanpur

Answer: IIT Madras

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory studied the interactions between microbes aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The aim of the study is to help devise strategies for disinfecting space stations of microbes on the health of astronauts.

Extra fact:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civilian space program, aeronautical research, and space research.

Formation of NASA: July 29, 1958, US;
Founder of NASA: Dwight D. Eisenhower;
NASA Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

7. Jackson Green will invest Rs 22,400 crore in the green hydrogen project in which state?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Mumbai
  4. new Delhi

Answer: 1) Rajasthan

Jackson Green will invest Rs 22,400 crore to set up Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia project in Rajasthan.
The Jackson Green company signed MoU with the Government of Rajasthan to this effect.

The project initiated by Jackson Green and Rajasthan Government is expected to generate over 32,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities across various phases of the scale-up.

Extra Fact:
Governor of Rajasthan: Kalraj Mishra;
Capital of Rajasthan: Jaipur;
Chief minister of Gujarat: Ashok Gehlot.

8. Amou Haji, the world’s dirtiest man, belonged to which country?

  1. Iraq
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Pakistan
  4. Iran

Answer: 4) Iran

Amou Haji, an Iranian man known as “the dirtiest man in the world”, died at the age of 94 in the village of Dejgah in the southern province of Fars.
He was called so because he had not taken a bath for almost 70 years and believed that getting dirty could make him live so long.

Due to his unique record, a short documentary titled ‘The Strange Life of Amau Haji’ was made in 2013 describing his life.

Extra fact:

Capital of Iran: Tehran;
Currency of Iran: Iranian rial;
President Iran: Ebrahim Raisi.

9. Which state/UT MP, launched the ‘Main Bhi Subhash’ campaign?

  1. Ladakh
  2. Delhi
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Jharkhand

Answer: 1) Ladakh

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal launched the ‘Main Bhi Subhash’ campaign for Leh.
The ‘Main Bhi Subhash’ campaign is a series of programs organized by the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose INA Trust in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.

On 23 January next year, on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji, the ‘Main Bhi Subhash’ campaign is going to be organized.
The ‘Main Bhi Subhash’ campaign is starting in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Extra fact:

Ladakh was established as a Union Territory of India on 31 October 2019.
Capitals of ladakh: Leh;
Lieutenant Governor Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

10. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed on which day?

  1. 20 October
  2. 27 October
  3. 30 September
  4. 2 October

Answer: 2) 27 October

World Audio-Visual Heritage Day (WDAH) is observed every year on 27 October to highlight and promote the importance of such conservation.
Audio-visual heritage refers to documents such as film, sound, radio, television programs, and other audio and video that are of socio-cultural importance and which need preservation for posterity.

Extra fact:

“Listening Documentary Heritage to Promote Inclusive, Just and Peaceful Societies” is the theme of WDAH this year.

Indian Army Infantry Day is also celebrated every year on 27 October to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought for the country and laid down their lives in the line of duty.

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