Current Affairs Quiz: October 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state’s only female CM Syeda Anwara Taimur passed away in September 2020?
    A) Mizoram
    B) Manipur
    C) Assam
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Syeda Anwara Taimur, the first and only woman Chief Minister of Assam, passed away in Australia because of cardiac arrest. She was 84-year-old.
  2. Helen Reddy who passed away recently was related with which profession?
    A) Actress
    B) Singer
    C) Writer
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Singer Helen Reddy, whose 1972 song ‘I Am Woman’ became a global feminist anthem, died in Los Angeles aged 78.
  3. Who has been given the additional charge of counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG)?
    A) AK Singh
    B) BL Saxena
    C) GH Roy
    D) SS Deswal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ITBP Director General S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) as its incumbent chief A K Singh is going to retire on September 30.
  4. Leading stock exchange BSE has signed a pact with which bank to empower the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) listed on the platform?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) South Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Leading stock exchange BSE said it has signed a pact with private sector lender Yes Bank to empower the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) listed on the platform.
  5. Which bank has become the first in India to have implemented the new feature of document embedding facility with ‘Letter of Credit’ (LC) or ‘Bank Guarantee’ (BG) messages over the SFMS platform of IFTAS?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IDBI Bank has become the first bank in India to have implemented the new feature of document embedding facility with ‘Letter of Credit’ (LC) or ‘Bank Guarantee’ (BG) messages over the SFMS platform of IFTAS which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India.
    The process would be conducted via a middleware application “[email protected] (CSFMS) developed by IDBI Intech.
    Structured Financial Messaging System (SFMS)
    Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS)
  6. Who has authored the book titled “A bouquet of flowers”?
    A) Krishna Saksena
    B) Ravina Khattar
    C) Meena Kumari
    D) Preeti Deboy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a book written by Dr Krishna Saksena- the first lady to get PhD, way back in 1955 from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
    “A bouquet of flowers”, the ninth book authored by the senior English Professor, was launched in New Delhi.
  7. Which state government has launched a programme called ”Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant Workers” to provide skill development training to migrant workers who have returned to the state due to COVID-19?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Sikkim
    C) Tripura
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Nagaland government launched a programme to provide skill development training to migrant workers who have returned to the state from other parts of the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
    The state government, with support from the North East Council, will initially train around 100 such returnees under the ”Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant Workers”.
  8. Which state government launched the YSR Jala Kala Scheme under which free borewells will be drilled for the needy farmers in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Telangana
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Jala Kala Scheme under which free borewells will be drilled for the needy farmers in the state.
  9. For the projects worth Rs 31,000 cr, how much was sanctioned by the NCR Planning Board in September 2020?
    A) Rs 10,000 crore
    B) Rs 25,000 crore
    C) Rs 20,000 crore
    D) Rs 15,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NCR Planning Board has sanctioned over Rs 15,000 crore loan for projects worth Rs 31,000 crore, a top official of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said
  10. Whom of the following has been named as the President of Film and Television Institute of India, FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council of FTII?
    A) Anurag Kashyap
    B) Aditya Chopra
    C) Shekhar Kapur
    D) Manoj Bajpai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Noted Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been named as the President of Film and Television Institute of India, FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council of FTII.
  11. Which state government signed an MoU with Denmark in order to set up Indo-Danish Water Technology Alliance in the state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding -MoU with Denmark in the water sector.
    MoU has been signed for a five-year period in order to set up Indo-Danish Water Technology Alliance in Gujarat and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal -6.
  12. What is the theme of World Rivers Day 2020?
    A) Encouraging the improved stewardship of rivers
    B) Day of action for rivers
    C) Rivers: Lifelines in the truest sense
    D) Rivers are the arteries of our planet
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Rivers Day is a global celebration of rivers that occurs annually on the fourth Sunday of September. This year the day falls on 27th September 2020.
    The theme for this year was “Day of action for rivers” .
  13. What is the theme of the International Translation Day 2020?
    A) Translation and Interpreting: Connecting worlds
    B) Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times
    C) Translation and Indigenous Languages
    D) Finding the words for a world in crisis
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Translation Day is celebrated on 30th of September every year on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is known as the patron saint of the translators.
    The theme of International Translation Day, 2020 is “Finding the words for a world in crisis”.
  14. Ecommerce Company Flipkart has joined hands with which insurance company to offer ‘Digital Suraksha Group Insurance’ for its customers in the country?
    A) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    B) Bharti Axa General Insurance
    C) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
    D) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Keeping the upcoming festive season and growing online frauds in mind, Flipkart announced a partnership with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company to offer ‘Digital Suraksha Group Insurance for customers in the country.
  15. Which state has become the first in the country to ban the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis?
    A) Punjab
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis, making it the first Indian state to so.
  16. Abhilash who passed away in September 2020 was related with which profession?
    A) Lyricist
    B) Singer
    C) Actor
    D) Producer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran songwriter Abhilash, who is best known for the song ‘Itni Shakti Hame Dena Daata’ from the 1986 film Ankush, has passed away. He was 74.
  17. Sonu Sood has been awarded the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award of which of the following organization for his humanitarian work amid coronavirus crisis?
    A) United Nations Development Programme
    B) United Nations Children’s Fund
    C) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    D) Food and Agriculture Organization
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hailed as a real-life superhero for his humanitarian work amid coronavirus crisis, actor Sonu Sood has been awarded the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP).
  18. Where has the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, NABARD launched a Sanitation Literacy Campaign to create awareness on good hygiene and sanitation practices among rural masses?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, NABARD is embarking on a Sanitation Literacy Campaign in Karnataka to create awareness on good hygiene and sanitation practices among rural masses.
  19. Which of the following announced the halt of its operations in India after its bank accounts were frozen as part of government’s “witch-hunt”.?
    A) Greenpeace
    B) Amnesty International
    C) UNICEF
    D) Transparency International
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Human rights organisation Amnesty International announced that it has decided to halt its operations in India after a successful eight-year run alleging that its bank accounts were frozen as part of government’s “witch-hunt”.
  20. Who has ben roped in as the brand ambassador of online live tutoring company Vedantu?
    A) Ayushmann Khurana
    B) Salman Khan
    C) Amir Khan
    D) Sonu Sood
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Online live tutoring company Vedantu said it has onboarded Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Amnesty International situated?
    A) London
    B) Paris
    C) Vienna
    D) Sydney
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Jaipur
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

    Headquartered in Mumbai, the mandate of the IFTAS is to provide IT-related services to the RBI, banks and other financial institutions.

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