Current Affairs Quiz: September 10, 2020

Current Affairs 10 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. As per the data, how much amount have been allotted to nearly 42 crore people as financial assistance under the government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKP) to protect poor and vulnerable from the impact of COVID-19 crisis?
    A) Rs 75,540-crore
    B) Rs 68,820-crore
    C) Rs 62,910-crore
    D) Rs 72,480-crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry said more than 42 crore people have received Rs 68,820-crore financial assistance under the government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKP) to protect poor and vulnerable from the impact of COVID-19 crisis.
  2. At which 2 districts is the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) going to establish two new Centres for Skilling and Technical Support- CSTS?
    A) Begusarai and Meerut
    B) Chapra and Agra
    C) Patna and Kanpur
    D) Bhagalpur and Varanasi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will be shortly establishing two new Centres for Skilling and Technical Support- CSTS at Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Varanasi (UP).
  3. STEPapp (Student Talent Enhancement Program Application) has received a mandate from the which Indian ministry to implement its gamified learning app across all Tribal Schools in India in a landmark development?
    A) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    B) Ministry of Finance
    C) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    D) Ministry of Home Affairs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    STEPapp (Student Talent Enhancement Program Application) has received a mandate from the Indian Ministry of Tribal Affairs to implement its gamified learning app across all Tribal Schools in India in a landmark development.
  4. Which of the following e-commerce platform has launched a new hyper-casual game titled ‘Social Doori’ to encourage social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Fynd
    B) Bigadda
    C) Homeshop18
    D) Infibeam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reliance-backed eCommerce platform Fynd has launched a new hyper-casual game titled ‘Social Doori’ to encourage social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
  5. Who is the head of the Multidimensional Poverty Index Coordination Committee (MPICC) constituted by the NITI Aayog?
    A) Sanyukta Samaddar
    B) Anna Rajam Malhotra
    C) Aruna Sundararajan
    D) Beela Rajesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog has constituted a Multidimensional Poverty Index Coordination Committee (MPICC). The MPICC is chaired by Ms. Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDG).
  6. Name the parachutist who completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland?
    A) Ernesto Bertarelli
    B) Ignazio Cassis
    C) Raphael Domjan
    D) Alain Berset
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland.
    Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometres per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne.
  7. A powerful typhoon Haishen created a havoc in which of the following country in September 2020?
    A) Netherlands
    B) South Korea
    C) Russia
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A powerful typhoon Haishen damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea after battering islands in southern Japan and injuring dozens of people.
  8. Which of the following has announced to lead the global procurement and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to ensure that all the countries have safe, equitable, and fast access to the initial doses when they are available?
    A) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    B) Amnesty International
    C) Food and Agriculture Organization
    D) United Nations Children’s Fund
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The (UNICEF) has announced that it will be leading the global procurement and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to ensure that all the countries have safe, equitable, and fast access to the initial doses when they are available.
  9. Which bank launched an international contactless debit card, “Signature Visa Debit Card” for high net worth individuals who are maintaining an average quarterly balance of Rs 10 lakhs and above?
    A) Bank of India
    B) United Bank of India
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) Dena Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of Bank of India (BoI)’s 115th Foundation Day, BoI has launched an international contactless debit card, “Signature Visa Debit Card” for high net worth individuals who are maintaining an average quarterly balance of Rs 10 lakhs and above.
  10. Loan worth how much amount has been given by World Bank to the Himachal Pradesh government to strengthen transport of the state by improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of state road network?
    A) $85 million
    B) $82 million
    C) $86 million
    D) $83 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government of Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank signed $82 million loan for the implementation of Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project which will strengthen transport and road safety institutions of Himachal Pradesh by improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of state road network.
  11. Who led the panel on the financial parameters to be considered in the restructuring of loans impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic, recommendations of whom were broadly accepted by the RBI?
    A) Deepak Parekh
    B) Sunil Mathur
    C) Uday Kotak
    D) KV Kamath
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has broadly accepted the recommendations by the KV Kamath-led committee on the financial parameters to be considered in the restructuring of loans impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.
  12. According to Fitch, India’s GDP is expected to contract to how much percent in the current fiscal 2020-21 (FY21)?
    A) -10.5%
    B) -14.3%
    C) -12.2%
    D) -11.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Fitch has sharply lowered its forecast for India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the current fiscal 2020-21 (FY21) and now expects the country’s GDP to contract 10.5 per cent versus its earlier estimate of 5 per cent contraction in this period.
  13. According to India Ratings and Research, India’s GDP is expected to contract to how much percent in the current fiscal 2020-21 (FY21)?
    A) -10.2%
    B) -9.1%
    C) -11.8%
    D) -12.3%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Domestic rating agency India Ratings and Research revised the country’s FY21 GDP growth forecast to (-) 11.8 per cent from (-) 5.3 per cent earlier.
  14. According to Goldman Sachs, India’s GDP is expected to contract to how much percent in the current fiscal 2020-21 (FY21)?
    A) -14.8%
    B) -16.5%
    C) -12.3%
    D) -13.7%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Investment bank Goldman Sachs expects Indian economy to undergo a deeper recession in FY21 with a contraction of 14.8% against its earlier estimate of 11.8% dip in economic activity.
  15. Dr. Govind Swarup who passed away in September 2020, is known to be the father of India’s _________?
    A) Cosmology
    B) Infrared astronomy
    C) Radio Astronomy
    D) Electromagnetic radiation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Father of India’s Radio Astronomy, Dr. Govind Swarup passed away at Pune. He was 91. Dr. Swarup is known not only for his many important research contributions in several areas of astronomy and astrophysics, but also for his outstanding achievements in building ingenious, innovative and powerful observational facilities for front-line research in radio astronomy.
  16. Jayaprakash Reddy who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Psychist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Telugu stage and film actor Jayaprakash Reddy died of heart attack at his residence in Guntur. He was 74. Jayaprakash Reddy, popularly known as JP, began his career as a school teacher. His passion for acting drove him towards the stage and he played varied roles in countless dramas.
  17. Narendra Swain who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Comedian
    C) Politician
    D) Artist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior BJD leader and former Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Narendra Swain died at a private hospital in Cuttack. He was 81.
  18. Liberation war fighter and a prominent public figure of __________ Ziauddin Tariq Ali passed away.
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Iraq
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Liberation war fighter and a prominent public figure of Bangladesh Ziauddin Tariq Ali passed away in Dhaka.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering & Technology (CIPET) situated?
    A) Surat
    B) Udaipur
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Bank of India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Where is the HQ of Fitch Ratings situated?
    A) Birmingham, UK
    B) New York, USA
    C) California, USA
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of India Ratings & Research Private Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Jaipur
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Where is the HQ of Goldman Sachs situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Berlin, Germany
    C) Sydney, Australia
    D) Ottawa, Canada
    View Answer
    Option A

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