20 October Daily Current Affairs in English

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Stay updated with the key current affairs of 20 October 2023 with this quick question and answer guide covering national, international, and science/technology news.

National

Q1. Which city is the host of ‘World Health Summit 2023’?

  • Berlin, Germany

Q2. Which Union Ministry has introduced ‘Tradeable Green Credit special programme’?

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change

Q3. Sivasankari, who received the ‘Saraswati Samman 2022’, is a famous author of which language?

  • Tamil

Q4. The ‘MMDR Act’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which sector?

  • Mines and Minerals

Q5. ‘Puja Special Tram’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which state/UT?

  • West Bengal

Q6. Dharmendra Pradhan Launched IndiaSkills 2023-24 In New Delhi October 18, 2023.

  • Yes

Q7. India to Invest ₹143 Lakh Crore in Infrastructure by 2030 October 18, 2023.

  • Yes

Q8. Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage October 17, 2023.

  • Yes

Q9. APAAR ID Registration, Benefits, and Download October 17, 2023.

  • APAAR ID is a unique identifier that will be used to access government services online. It will be generated using Aadhaar or PAN.

Q10. The world’s first green hydrogen highway is being built in which Indian state?

  • Rajasthan

International

Q11. The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to whom?

  • Ales Bialiatski, Memorial, and Center for Civil Liberties

Q12. Liz Truss was elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

  • Yes

Q13. Giorgia Meloni became the first female Prime Minister of Italy.

  • Yes

Q14. Russia annexed four regions of Ukraine in September 2023.

  • Yes

Q15. NASA’s DART mission successfully crashed into an asteroid in September 2023.

  • Yes

Science and Technology

Q16. The world’s first self-driving electric taxi service was launched in which city?

  • Shenzhen, China

Q17. A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new type of battery that can charge in just 10 minutes.

  • Yes

Q18. James Webb Space Telescope captured the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date.

  • Yes

Q19. Google AI has developed a new language model called LaMDA that can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way.

  • Yes

Q20. The world’s first commercial fusion reactor is expected to be operational in 2025.

  • Yes

Conclusion

This summarizes some of the important current affairs questions and answers from October 18, 2023 that can be useful for your exam prep. Make it a habit to stay updated with the latest happenings by reading newspapers, magazines and online news portals daily. All the best!

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