Current Affairs Quiz: September 1, 2021

Current Affairs 1 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which program was launched by Ministry of Coal as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav?
    A) Vriksharopan Abhiyan
    B) Jal Jeevan
    C) Green Energy Clean Energy
    D) Badega Bharat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Coal in India launched the Vriksharopan Abhiyan 2021, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs will launch the Abhiyan via video conference.
  2. How many new Health & Wellness Centres to be opened in NE States as part of National Ayush Mission?
    A) 2500
    B) 1000
    C) 3500
    D) 760
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal announced a slew of major initiatives planned to boost the traditional medicinal practices in the North-Eastern states at a Conference of Ayush and Health Ministers of North Eastern states in Guwahati.
  3. Recently PM Modi virtually inaugurated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial.
  4. Recently Ministry of Electronics and IT has signed partnership with which company to support deep tech startup’s?
    A) Mobikwik
    B) Paytm
    C) Freecharge
    D) PayPal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital payments and financial services firm Paytm said it has signed an agreement with IT ministry’s startup hub to scale deep-tech startups by providing access to platform, knowledge series, experts, resources, and larger community of stakeholders.
  5. How much amount was contributed by India to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to help affected populations tackle climate shocks?
    A) USD 1.5 million
    B) USD 3 million
    C) USD 2 million
    D) USD 1 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government of India has contributed almost USD one million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to help affected populations tackle climate shocks.
  6. Which company has received an insurance broking licence from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai)?
    A) PhonePe
    B) Paytm
    C) Freecharge
    D) Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Payments major PhonePe has received an insurance broking licence from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai), the Bengaluru-based company.
  7. Which company has partnered with Billdesk to enable safe and secure e mandate for premium payments?
    A) IDBI Federal
    B) Tata AIA
    C) HDFC Ergo
    D) Max Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Max Life Insurance Company Ltd has enabled a safe and secure E-mandate process on premium payments for its customers in partnership with BillDesk, a payment gateway solutions provider.
  8. As per SBI report Eciwrap,India’s GDP likely to grow at how much percent in April-June Quarter?
    A) 18.0%
    B) 19.9%
    C) 18.5%
    D) 17.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at around 18.5 per cent with an upward bias in the first quarter of the current financial year, according to SBI research report Ecowrap.
  9. RBI extended PIDF scheme to street vendors covered under PM SVANidhi in tier 1, 2 centres.What is PIDF?
    A) Payments Inclusive Development Fund
    B) Pay Infrastructure Divine Fund
    C) Payment Infinite Developed Fund
    D) Payment Infrastructure Development Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank extended the scheme for encouraging deployment of Point of Sale (PoS)infrastructure to street vendors covered under the PM SVANidhi programme in tier 1 and 2 centres.
  10. As per data, India’s exports to ASEAN estimated at how much amount in FY22?
    A) USD 58 billion
    B) USD 44 billion
    C) USD 52 billion
    D) USD 46 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said that India is expected to export USD 46 billion to ASEAN in the financial year 2022.
  11. As per recent report, India’s capacity of data centre industry is expected to double by which year to over 1000MW?
    A) 2024
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The capacity of data centre industry is expected to double by 2023 to over 1,000 MW to meet the rising demand amid sharp growth in digitalisation, according to property consultant JLL. The industry’s capacity is expected to double from 499 MW in January-June 2021 to 1,008 MW by 2023, it added. MW indicates IT design power load.
  12. Recently Stuart Binny announced retirement from which sports?
    A) Hockey
    B) Cricket
    C) Basketball
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India all-rounder Stuart Binny, who owns the record of the best bowling figures in ODI format, announced his retirement from first class and international cricket.
  13. Which company extended his contract with Wrestling Federation of India with the launch of an initiative to win a gold medal in the next edition of Olympics?
    A) Reliance
    B) Godrej
    C) Sbi
    D) Tata Motors
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tata Motors and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) strengthened their long-term partnership with the launch of an initiative to win a gold medal in the next edition of Olympics. The initiative, ‘Quest for Gold at Paris Olympics 2024′, is a holistic development programme with the singular objective to win the coveted gold medal at the next Olympics.
  14. Recently Nine new judges, including three women, were administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to how much?
    A) 34
    B) 28
    C) 30
    D) 33
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nine new judges, including three women, were administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 33. It is for the first time in the history of the apex court that nine judges took oath of office at one go.
  15. Who was appointed as director general of the country’s largest border guarding force BSF?
    A) Pankaj Kumar Singh
    B) MM Sundresh
    C) TN Pilai
    D) Anil Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pankaj Kumar Singh, a 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer, was appointed as director general of the country’s largest border guarding force BSF.
  16. Recently Indian Idol 12 Winner Pawandeep Rajan was appointed as brand ambassador for Art,Tourism and culture of which state?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Assam
    C) Gujarat
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Idol 12 winner Pawandeep Rajan was made Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador for art, tourism, and culture.
  17. Whose tenure was extended by the government as MD and ceo of Punjab National Bank?
    A) SS Malikurjan
    B) LV Prabhakar
    C) Atul Goel
    D) AS Rajeev
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has accepted the proposal of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to extend the tenure of three managing directors and chief executive officers (MDs and CEOs) and ten executive directors (EDs) of public sector banks.
  18. Who launched the Fit India Mobile Application recently?
    A) Anurag Singh Thakur
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Mansukh Mandviya
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    To celebrate the second anniversary of Fit India Movement and as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched the Fit India Mobile Application.
  19. Recently Vasudev Paranjape passed away.He was the coach of which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Kabaddi
    C) Football
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Vasudev, alias Vasoo, Paranjape – a former First Class cricketer who mentored numerous greats of the game – passed away at his home. He was 82.
  20. Recently Ad Eisner passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Author
    B) Politics
    C) Actor
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner died at the age of 91.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the of HQ of UCO Bank?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of ASEAN?
    A) Jakarta
    B) Male
    C) Bangkok
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of PhonePe?
    A) Chennai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Kochi
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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