Current Affairs Quiz: September 1, 2019

Current Affairs 1 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched Which campaign to bring PMAY(U) beneficiaries into Ujjawala, Ayushman Bharat fold?
    A)Angikaar
    B)BharatUday
    C)Ujjavan
    D)Antodhay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the ‘Angikaar campaign’, a move aimed at bringing beneficiaries of PMAY (urban) into the fold of other central schemes such as Ujjawala and Ayushman Bharat.

  2. Recently Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off battery operated 8 electric buses for Janmarg Bus Rapid Transit System in which state?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Gujarat
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off battery operated 8 electric buses for Janmarg Bus Rapid Transit System -BRTS route in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  3. Recently The lifeline Express, also known as “Hospital on Wheels”, has been inaugurated in which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)WestBengal
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Lifeline Express, also known as “Hospital on Wheels”, has been inaugurated at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus by the Central Railway (CR) for its latest project, which involves providing medical treatment to poor patients.

  4. Which state government recently banned Pan Masala containing magnesium carbonate in the state, said commissioner of food safety?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bihar government banned Pan Masala containing magnesium carbonate in the state, said commissioner of food safety.

  5. Which state released National Register of Citizens?
    A)Meghalaya
    B)Sikkim
    C)Assam
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Assam government has finally released the final version of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The final NRC has left out over 19 lakh people in Assam who now face the danger of being declared illegal migrants if they don’t contest their exclusion.

  6. Which organisation created a five member special cell to address grievances of startups?
    A)Ministry of Finance
    B)Small Industries Development Bank of India
    C)Reserve Bank of India
    D)Central Board of Direct Taxes
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notified the creation of a five-member special cell to address grievances of startups with relation to angel tax and other tax-related issues.

  7. The Mega Vendor Meet 2019 held in Which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The research arm of Indian Railways, Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) organized a special Mega Vendor Meet at RDSO in a significant move to show-case greater business opportunities in Railway sector in Lucknow. Industries from across the country were invited for this vendor meet to encourage their participation in Indian Railways supply chain development.

  8. Which bank Recently has been granted extension for its banking license by the RBI till November 30, 2019?
    A)Harco Bank
    B)Ujjwal Finance Bank
    C)Paytm Payments Bank
    D)Rupee Cooperative Bank Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rupee Co-op. Bank Ltd., Pune has been granted extension for its banking license by the RBI till November 30, 2019.

  9. How much amount was pledged by Asian Development Bank to support the India government’s new flagship initiatives?

    A)USD 11 billion
    B)USD12 billion
    C)USD 13billion
    D)USD 15 billion

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bank, ADB, President Takehiko Nakao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India and pledged to support the government’s new flagship initiatives.

  10. As per government data,Indian economy slowed to How much percent in April to June quarter?
    A)6%
    B)5.5%
    C)5%
    D)6.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The economic growth slowed to a seven-year low of 5 per cent in April to June quarter from 8 per cent a year ago, government data showed.

  11. As per recent statement by Bibek Debroy,India’s real GDP is expected to be at how much percent in 2019-20?
    A)7.0-7.5 %
    B)5.0-5.5 %
    C)6.5-7.0 %
    D)6.6-7.1 %
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), Bibek Debroy said that the country’s real GDP growth is expected to be between 6.5 and 7.0 in 2019-20 and several reform measures introduced by the government were meant to boost growth.

  12. According to a report by Economist Intelligence Unit,Which city topped in Safe Cities Index?
    A)Budapest
    B)London
    C)Tokyo
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mumbai has been ranked as the 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI), while Delhi stood at the 52nd position, according to a report by Economist Intelligence Unit.

  13. Recently the government e marketplace signed MoU with Which organisation to benefit MSMEs and women entrepreneurs?
    A)RRB
    B)IRDA
    C)RBI
    D)SIDBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government e Marketplace has signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India. The MoU aims to benefit MSMEs, women entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups, Women Self Help Groups and various loan beneficiaries under MUDRA and Stand-up India scheme.

  14. Which city school won the U14 Subroto Cup Title?
    A)Assam
    B)Mizoram
    C)Sikkim
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Saidan Secondary School of Mizoram was crowned Under-14 boys champions of Subroto Cup International Football tournament after defeating Unique Model Academy of Manipur 2-0 in the summit clashin New Delhi.

  15. Who has become the first Indian cricketer to score over 6,000 runs and take over 300 wickets in first-class cricket and still not have played for Team India?
    A)Jalaj Saxena
    B)Naveen Kaur
    C)Shubman Gill
    D)Naresh Ahirwar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kerala all-rounder Jalaj Saxena has become the first Indian cricketer to score over 6,000 runs and take over 300 wickets in first-class cricket and still not have played for Team India. Overall, he is the 19th Indian to score 6,000 runs and take 300 wickets in first-class cricket. The 32-year-old achieved the feat during a Duleep Trophy match.

  16. Who won the Women’s Player of the Year award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign?
    A)Wendie Renard
    B)Alex Morgan
    C)Ellyse Perry
    D)Lucy Bronze
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    England footballer Lucy Bronze won the Women’s Player of the Year award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign.
  17. Who has been appointed as OSD (Officer on Special Duty) in the PMO?
    A)Atanu Chaturvedi
    B)Ravneet Gill
    C)PK Sinha
    D)Nripendra Mishra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha has been appointed as OSD (Officer on Special Duty) in the PMO after Nripendra Misra’s request to be relieved as Principal Secretary was accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  18. Recently Parthasarathi Mukherjee announced resignation from post of CEO.He was the former CEO of which bank?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    D)Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lakshmi Vilas Bank, the mid-sized private sector lender announced the resignation of its chief executive officer Parthasarathi Mukherjee.

  19. Who has created a new history by reading continuously for 27 hours and five minutes while making his way to the Golden Book of World Records?
    A)Anirudh
    B)Faizal
    C)Farooq
    D)Alauddin
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Alauddin, a student of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University has created a new history by reading continuously for 27 hours and five minutes while making his way to the Golden Book of World Records.

  20. Who has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award?
    A)Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
    B)Ministry of MSME
    C)SIDBI
    D)PMGSY
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award. It has been conferred the award for its initiative “Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)”. DAY-NULM is a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

  21. Which mobile application won global tech prize in USA recently?
    A)MyCircle
    B)Vayu
    C)Maitri
    D)Meghdoot
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Five girls in Noida have developed a mobile App that connects children at orphanages with senior citizens in old-age homes, with their innovation fetching them a bronze medal at a global tech competition in the US.

  22. Who is the author of book “Obama: the call of history “?
    A)Ian Kershaw
    B)Ben Judah
    C)Nina Antonia
    D)Peter Baker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Obama: The Call of History’, written by Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, chronicles a period of “great hope, tumult, accomplishments, and, yes, failure”. It will give an in-depth account of the former US President’s years in office, while examining his legacy as it stands today.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Who is the present governor of Uttar Pradesh?
    A)Jagdish Mukhi
    B)BD Mishra
    C)Kalraj Mishra
    D)Anandiben Patel
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Rupee Cooperative Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)Pasig
    B)Mandaluyong
    C)Chengdu
    D)Makati
    View Answer
    Option B

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