Current Affairs Quiz: September 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which two countries were declared the joint winners of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad?
    A) India and Brazil
    B) India and Russia
    C) India and Belgium
    D) India and China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The India team at the FIDE Online Olympiad created history by winning its first ever gold. However, in another first, this was shared with Russia, following an internet failure that affected two games.
    India’s Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh lost connection to their games in the second round of the best-of-three final due to the online glitch, and Koneru Humpy also faced connectivity issues.
  2. The book titled ”pitching it straight” is the memoir of whom who is also the co-author of the book?
    A) Ajit Wadekar
    B) Bishen Singh Bedi
    C) Gurcharan Singh
    D) Madan Lal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled ”pitching it straight” was released recently, which has been co-authored by Indian Cricket Coach Gurcharan Singh and senior journalist MS Unnikrishnan.
    In 186-page book, renowned coach Gurcharan offers priceless tips to the current generation with anecdotes.
  3. For the development of drought-prone Bundelkhand region, how much amount has been sanctioned for improving water availability by the central government?
    A) Rs 10,000 cr
    B) Rs 5,000 cr
    C) Rs 12,000 cr
    D) Rs 8,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is committed to the development of drought-prone Bundelkhand region and around 500 projects worth over Rs 10,000 crore have been sanctioned for improving water availability.
  4. The first ever Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) train was flagged off from Bengaluru to which city?
    A) Nanded
    B) Aurangabad
    C) Nagpur
    D) Solapur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa flagged off the first ever Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) train between Bengaluru (Nelamangala) to Solapur (Maharashtra) through video conferencing.
    RORO is a concept of carrying road vehicles loaded with various commodities on open flat railway wagons.
  5. Where will the India’s first international women’s trade centre (IWTC) be set up?
    A) Karnataka
    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kerala will set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (IWTC), in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Angamaly.
  6. Which state launched the ‘Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana’ under which 19 international players from the state will get road connectivity to their houses?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya launched the Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana under which 19 international players from the state will get road connectivity to their houses.
  7. Which of the following has created an in-house mobile app “Pensioners Corner” on the android platform for its pensioners?
    A) Central Industrial Security Force
    B) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    C) National Disaster Response Force
    D) Border Security Force
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has created an in-house mobile app “Pensioners Corner” on the android platform for its pensioners.
  8. For which country has China launched first of the four advanced naval warships at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai?
    A) Russia
    B) Pakistan
    C) Hong Kong
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    China has launched first of the four advanced naval warships at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. It is building for Pakistan, amid deepening defence ties between the two all-weather allies.
  9. Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance has tied up with which bank for selling Life insurance, health and pension products at all bank branches?
    A) Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
    B) Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
    C) Pragathi Grameena Bank
    D) Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, one of the leading private insurers announced its alliance with Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank (APGB). The distribution tie up is for selling Life insurance, health and pension products at all APGB branches.
  10. Which bank has won three Brandon Hall Excellence Awards for its HR initiative ‘Nayi Disha’?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of India
    C) Canara Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) said it has got global recognition for its HR initiative ‘Nayi Disha’ which over the course of 1.5 years has touched more than 2.40 lakh employees.
    The bank has won three Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, also known as the Academy Awards of Learning & Development.
  11. Which company topped the Rabobank’s Global Top 20 list?
    A) Danone
    B) Kellogg’s
    C) Mondelez International
    D) Nestle
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), has become the first Indian dairy firm to make a place in the global top 20 list released by Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company.
    According to the list, Switzerland’s Nestle topped the list with a turnover of US $22.1 billion, followed by France’s Lactalis with US $ 21 billion turnover.
  12. Who has become the first Divyang sportsperson of country to get prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award?
    A) Devendra Jhajharia
    B) Satyendra Singh Lohia
    C) Rajinder Singh
    D) Deepa Malik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Para-swimmer Satyendra Singh Lohia of Madhya Pradesh is the first Divyanga Indian sportsperson of the country, who has been awarded with the Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award.
  13. Ramdeo Rai how passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Activist
    B) Actor
    C) Politician
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran Congress leader, multiple term Bihar MLA and former Lok Sabha member Ramdeo Rai, who had caused ripples in the 1980s when he defeated socialist heavyweight Karpoori Thakur in an electoral contest, died in Patna. He was 81.
  14. Dr S. Padmavati, India’s First Female ______________ passed away recently.
    A) Gynecologist
    B) Oncologist
    C) Cardiologist
    D) Nephrologist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Noted cardiologist Dr S Padmavati has died due to COVID-19. She was 103. Recipient of both Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, Dr S Padmavati popularly known as ‘God Mother of Cardiology’.
  15. Katyayani Shankar Bajpai, a career diplomat who passed away served as India’s ambassador to the US, China, and which other country?
    A) Sweden
    B) Pakistan
    C) Maldives
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Katyayani Shankar Bajpai, a career diplomat who served as India’s ambassador to the US, China, and Pakistan, passed away. He was 92.
  16. Former President Pranab Mukherjee who passed away at 84 served as the which number President of India?
    A) 13th
    B) 14th
    C) 12th
    D) 11th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Jaipur
    C) Surat
    D) Ghaziabad
    View Answer
    Option A

 

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