Current Affairs Quiz: September 11, 2020

Current Affairs 11 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country is launched at an estimated investment of how much amount?
    A) Rs 21,090 cr
    B) Rs 20,050 cr
    C) Rs 20,340 cr
    D) Rs 18,980 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). He also inaugurated the e-Gopala app that will provide farmers marketplace for livestock.
    The PMMSY is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country with an estimated investment of ₹20,050 crore for its implementation during 2020-21 to 2024-25 as part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat package.
  2. India will have how much Renewable Energy Capacity by 2022 as said by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) 220 GW
    B) 250 GW
    C) 280 GW
    D) 205 GW
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi exuded confidence that India will increase its existing clean energy capacity of 134 GW to 220 GW by 2022 and stressed on reducing tariffs further through technological advancements.
  3. Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenges programme launched by the central government is to support which of the following?
    A) Large Businesses
    B) Teachers
    C) Start-ups
    D) Students
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre launched the Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenges programme to support MSMEs and start-ups for making India innovative, resilient, tech-driven, and research and development (R&D)-oriented.
  4. In September 2020, where did Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Organic India Pvt Ltd’s plant?
    A) Gorakhpur
    B) Varanasi
    C) Jaunpur
    D) Barabanki
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Organic India Pvt Ltd’s plant at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh that has been set up at a cost of Rs 55 crore.
  5. In which city is ‘Veer Savarkar’ flyover inaugurated which is named after Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Nasik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa inaugurated the ‘Veer Savarkar’ flyover in Bengaluru. The flyover has been named after Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
  6. Education Ministry organised a two-day conclave on School Education in 21st Century under Shikshak Parv. When was Shikshak Parv celebrated?
    A) 6th September- 23rd September
    B) 7th September- 24th September
    C) 8th September- 25th September
    D) 9th September- 26th September
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Education Ministry organised a two-day conclave on School Education in 21st Century under Shikshak Parv through online medium.
    Shikshak Parv is being celebrated from 8th September- 25th September, to felicitate the Teachers and to take New Education Policy 2020 forward.
  7. As announced by the govt., all Urban Areas in____________ and every city in __________ are noe Open Defecation Free.
    A) Haryana, Punjab
    B) Punjab, Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
    D) Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    All urban areas in Haryana have been certified as open defecation free (ODF), the Union housing and urban affairs ministry said.
    It stated that all cities in Punjab have been certified ODF, while Chandigarh has achieved 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection.
  8. How much amount has been released by the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry during the COVID-19 period under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat scheme
    A) Rs 20,000 cr
    B) Rs 15,000 cr
    C) Rs 10,000 cr
    D) Rs 25,000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Road, Transport and Highways Ministry has released over ten thousand crore rupees during the COVID-19 period under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat scheme. The Ministry said, another sum of two thousand 475 crore rupees is being processed and is likely to be released soon.
  9. Telangana has been paired with which state under the Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat programme?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Under the Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat programme, Telangana and Haryana States have achieved synergy and artists, students and literary personalities learnt arts, language and culture of each other’s to a large extent.
  10. In which city is the country’s first integrated air ambulance service launched?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Mysuru
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa unveiled the country’s first integrated air ambulance service jointly launched in the State capital, Bengaluru by the International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) and the Kyathi in the city.
  11. Which state has signed a MoU with United Nation World Food Programme for manufacturing and distribution of take-home ration with the help of Self Help Groups?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nation World Food Programme for manufacturing and distribution of take-home ration with the help of Self Help Groups.
  12. Employees’ Provident Fund (EPFO) has decided to pay how much percent interest during 2019-20?
    A) 8.7%
    B) 8.5%
    C) 8.3%
    D) 8.2%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In view of the exceptional circumstances arising out of Covid-19, the Central Board has recommended the same interest rate at 8.50 per cent to the Central Government.
  13. Which airport has put in place QR code-enabled check-in mechanism for passengers to use their mobile phones to remotely operate check-in?
    A) Chennai International Airport
    B) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
    C) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
    D) Mumbai International Airport
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The QR code-enabled contactless check-in facility at Mumbai International Airport allows passengers to use their mobile phones to remotely operate check-in and self-bag drop kiosks for printing boarding passes and bag tags.
  14. Which state received its first Tele Health, a telemedicine platform, where citizens can directly connect with medical officers and specialist doctors and seek general and specialized tele-consultation at their doorstep free of cost?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Tripura
    C) Assam
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a step towards making health and wellness services closer to the community, Nagaland received its first Naga Tele health, a telemedicine platform, where citizens can directly connect with medical officers and specialist doctors and seek general and specialized tele-consultation at their doorstep free of cost.
  15. Accoriding to the United Nations, India’s child mortality rate has declined substantially between __________ and 2019.
    A) 1989
    B) 1995
    C) 1990
    D) 1992
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s child mortality rate has declined substantially between 1990 and 2019 but the country, along with Nigeria, still accounted for almost a third of all under-five deaths last year, according to a new UN report which warned that COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo decades of progress in eliminating preventable child deaths globally.
  16. The first World Solar Technology Summit was hosted by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on September 8, 2020 virtually. International Solar Alliance (ISA) aims to create a world solar bank with authorised capital of how much amount to fund projects?
    A) $ 20 billion
    B) $ 15 billion
    C) $ 10 billion
    D) $ 25 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Solar Alliance (ISA) aims to create a a world solar bank with authorised capital of dollar 15 billion to fund projects.
    The alliance, which is an Indian initiative, was jointly launched by Prime Minister Modi and former French President Hollande on November 30, 2015, in Paris, on the sidelines of COP21, the UN climate conference.
  17. Where did the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held?
    A) Moscow, Russia
    B) Ankara, Turkey
    C) Berlin, Germany
    D) Tripoli, Libya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar attended the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Moscow, Russia.
  18. Which spacecraft company has announced to name its NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft after former astronaut Kalpana Chawla?
    A) BAE Systems
    B) Lockheed Martin
    C) General Dynamics
    D) Northrop Grumman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    An American commercial cargo spacecraft Northrop Grumman, bound for the International Space Station has been named after fallen NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the first India-born woman to enter space, for her key contributions to human spaceflight.
  19. Which bank has topped the EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) Banking Reforms Index 2.0?
    A) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda has topped the EASE Banking Reforms Index 2.0. State Bank of India and erstwhile Oriental Bank of Commerce are second and third respectively.
    EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) reform index is prepared by the Indian Banking Association (IBA).
  20. Which bank is planning to launch a loan product, SAFAL, primarily focused on organic cotton growers who don’t have any credit history?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Bank of India
    D) Bank of Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India is planning to launch a loan product, SAFAL, primarily focused on organic cotton growers who don’t have any credit history.
  21. How much loan agreement has been signed between India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor?
    A) $ 600 million
    B) $ 800 million
    C) $ 500 million
    D) $ 200 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 500 million US dollar loan for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.The first tranche of a total one billion dollar facility, to build a modern, high-speed 82-kilometer Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will improve regional connectivity and mobility in India’s national capital region (NCR).
  22. WE HUB has announced its partnership with which of the following to aid women entrepreneurs in agri business?
    A) NutriHub
    B) AgriHub
    C) EntreHub
    D) MonHub
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    WE HUB, an incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship, has announced its partnership with NutriHub, a first of its kind incubator to cater start-ups needs in the Nutricereals sector.
  23. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned micro irrigation projects worth how much amount up to August 2020 as announced by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar?
    A) Rs 3,834.67 crore
    B) Rs 3,805.67 crore
    C) Rs 3,887.67 crore
    D) Rs 3,828.67 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned micro irrigation projects worth Rs 3,805.67 crore so far. The projects have been sanctioned under the dedicated Rs 5,000-crore Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) set up under NABARD in 2019-20 to facilitate states in mobilizing resources for expanding coverage of micro irrigation.
  24. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and which other cricketer have been signed as the brand ambassadors of Playerzpot, the fantasy sports gaming platform?
    A) Smriti Mandhana
    B) Harmanpreet Kaur
    C) Mithali Raj
    D) Shafali Verma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Playerzpot, the fantasy sports gaming platforms, announced the signing of cricketers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassadors.
  25. What is the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2020?
    A) Suicide Prevention: One World Connected
    B) Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives
    C) Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    D) Connect, communicate, care
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.
    The theme of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kanpur
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Kanpur
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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