Current Affairs Quiz: September 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. The first-ever ‘Kisan Rail’ of South India was flagged off from which railway station Adarsh Nagar in Delhi?
    A) Konkan Railway Station
    B) Anantapur Railway Station
    C) Secunderabad Junction railway station
    D) Bhubaneswar Railway Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The first-ever ‘Kisan Rail’ of South India chugged off from Anantapur Railway Station carrying 322 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Adarsh Nagar in Delhi after it was virtually flagged off by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
  2. Which state government has launched WhatsApp chatbot ”Apka Mitra” to resolve any admission-related queries of the students?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has launched an online registration portal for admissions in undergraduate (UG) programmes in government, aided and self-financed colleges for the new academic session 2020-21.
    He also launched WhatsApp chatbot “Apka Mitra” to resolve any admission-related queries of the students.
    Students can send a message on WhatsApp chatbot number 7419444449 to get any information regarding admissions, scholarships etc.
  3. In September 2020, which railway station has been renamed after Sri Siddharoodha Swami?
    A) KSR Bangalore Railway Station
    B) Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station
    C) Hubbballi Railway Station
    D) Vijayawada Junction railway station
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A long-pending demand to rename Hubbballi Railway Station in Karnataka after Sri Siddharoodha Swami has been approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs and now, the State government has to issue a gazette notification to complete the process.
  4. UiPath, an enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, has partnered with which state as part of its Academic Alliance Programme?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    UiPath, an enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, has partnered with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), as part of its Academic Alliance Programme.
  5. Who is chosen as the chairman of the committee formed by the Central Government to assist in the assessment of relief to bank borrowers?
    A) Shashi Kant Sharma
    B) G. C. Murmu
    C) Vinod Rai
    D) Rajiv Mehrishi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Government has constituted a three member expert committee to assist in the assessment of relief to bank borrowers.
    The committee chaired by former CAG Rajiv Mehrishi will measure the impact on the national economy and financial stability of waiving of interest and COVID-19 related moratorium.
  6. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Supreme Court legal services committee for implementing the legal services programme in connection with the Supreme Court?
    A) Rohinton Fali Nariman
    B) Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
    C) Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
    D) Kurian Joseph
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Central Authority has appointed Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman as the Chairman of the Supreme Court legal services committee.
    The committee has been constituted for implementing the legal services programme in connection with the top court.
  7. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed which Heavy Drop System which is capable of para dropping military stores up to seven-tonne weight class from IL- 76 aircraft?
    A) P-5
    B) P-7
    C) P-9
    D)P-2
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO has developed P-7 Heavy Drop System which is capable of para dropping military stores up to seven-tonne weight class from IL- 76 aircraft.
  8. According to a report by Care Ratings, the employment growth rate declined to what percent in FY20 from 3.8 per cent in the previous fiscal year?
    A) 3.2%
    B) 3.5%
    C) 3.3%
    D) 3.0%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    According to the CARE Ratings report, the employment growth rate declined to 3.5 per cent in FY20 from 3.8 per cent in the previous fiscal year, but the total number of jobs increased to 50.02 lakh from 48.32 lakh.
    In FY20, 1.70 lakh new jobs were added, while the net addition was 1.76 lakh in FY19. But in FY20, as many as 321 companies reduced their headcounts by 1.13 lakh compared to 272 companies doing so by 1.18 lakh in the previous year.
  9. India, USA and which other country have collaborated to provide a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network?
    A) Syria
    B) Palestine
    C) Israel
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India, Israel and the United States have begun collaboration in developmental area, and in next generation of emerging technologies, including a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network.
  10. By which year, World Health Organization (WHO) has aimed to eliminate industrially produced Trans Fats?
    A) 2022
    B) 2025
    C) 2024
    D) 2023
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two years into its efforts to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from the global food supply, the apex global public health agency in a report titled ‘Countdown to 2023: WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2020’ released said that 58 countries so far have introduced laws that will protect 3.2 billion people from the harmful substance by the end of 2021. But more than 100 countries still need to take actions to remove these harmful substances from their food supplies.
  11. In a bid to support agri sector amid COVID-19 crisis, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to disburse how much loan to farmers for meeting production expenses this fiscal?
    A) Rs 1.50 lakh crore
    B) Rs 1.80 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1.70 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.20 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a bid to support agri sector amid COVID-19 crisis, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development said it aims to disburse Rs 1.20 lakh crore crop loan to farmers for meeting production expenses this fiscal.
  12. Which IT company has collaborated with Nasscom’s FutureSkills to launch a nation-wide initiative in India to skill students in Artificial Intelligence?
    A) IBM
    B) Apple
    C) Microsoft
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Microsoft in collaboration with Nasscom’s FutureSkills will launch a nation-wide initiative in India to skill students in Artificial Intelligence.
  13. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with which of the following to provide access to free Learning resources of the later for imparting digital skills to youth for enhancing employability?
    A) LinkedIn
    B) Facebook
    C) Nvidia
    D) Salesforce
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Skill Development Corporation and professional network LinkedIn have joined hands to provide access to free LinkedIn Learning resources for imparting digital skills to youth for enhancing employability.
  14. Which payment gateway company has launched a collateral free line of credit called Cash Advance to rescue MSMEs and improve their cash flows?
    A) Instamojo
    B) Razorpay
    C) Cashfree
    D) PayU
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to rescue MSMEs and improve their cash flows, Razorpay has launched a collateral free line of credit called Cash Advance.
    MSMEs can borrow working capital with a credit limit of Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh, within 10 seconds through the Razorpay dashboard, depending upon the credit history of the business.
  15. Which insurance company has joined hands with NSDL Payments Bank to provide its products to customers of payments bank?
    A) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    B) PNB MetLife India Insurance
    C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    D) TATA AIA Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance joined hands with NSDL Payments Bank to provide its products to customers of payments bank.
  16. Which of the following payments company has launched a proprietary virtual testing environment for central banks to evaluate Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) use cases?
    A) American Express
    B) Visa
    C) Mastercard
    D) Capital One
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Payments giant Mastercard announced the launch of a proprietary virtual testing environment for central banks to evaluate Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) use cases.
  17. Who has been crowned Wushu World Champion 2019 after her silver medal at the Wushu World Championship last year been upgraded to a Gold medal?
    A) Poonam Khatri
    B) Pooja Kadian
    C) Bidyapati Chanu
    D) Roshibini Devi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Wushu stalwart Poonam Khatri has claimed World Championship status after her silver medal at the Wushu World Championship last year has been upgraded to a Gold medal.
  18. Former health secy Preeti Sudan has been appointed as one of the 11 panellists (from across the world) of which organization?
    A) United Nations
    B) Food and Agriculture Organization
    C) United Nations Children’s Fund
    D) World Health Organisation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) independent panel for pandemic preparedness and response appointed former health secretary Preeti Sudan as one of its 11 panellists from across the world.
  19. Which actor has been appointed as the Chairman of the National School of Drama?
    A) Anupam Kher
    B) Paresh Rawal
    C) Vidya Balan
    D) Rani Mukherjee
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal was appointed as the Chairman of the National School of Drama. The post of Chairman had been vacant since 2017 and actor Arjun Deo has been serving as the Acting Chairman.
  20. Ram J Shahaney who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Businessman
    B) Politician
    C) Artist
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ram J Shahaney, who has played a major role in the growth of Ashok Leyland Ltd during his more than three-decade stint at the company, passed away in Chennai. He was 89.
  21. What is the theme of the Himalayan Day 2020?
    A) The Himalaya and Nature
    B) Science of Himalayas
    C) Himalayas Matter
    D) Ecological Services of Himalayas
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year September 9 is observed as ‘Himalaya Diwas’ or Himalayan Day, a day which would be celebrated across the State to spread the message of conservation of the Himalayan ecosystems.
    The theme of the Himalayan Day this year is “The Himalaya and Nature”.
  22. When was first International Day to Protect Education from Attack observed in 2020?
    A) September 11
    B) September 8
    C) September 9
    D) September 10
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    First-ever International Day to Protect Education from Attack, is observed on September 9 to raise awareness of the plight of millions of children living in countries affected by conflict.
    The International Day to Protect Education from Attack 2020 theme is “Protect Education, Save a Generation”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NSDL Payments Bank Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of National Association of Software and Service Companies located?
    A) Noida
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of CARE Ratings Limited situated?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Where is the HQ of Razorpay Software Private Limited located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bhubaneshwar
    View Answer
    Option A

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