Current Affairs Quiz: September 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which institute signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) for extending the ongoing collaboration for operations and scientific utilisation of the GROWTH-India Telescope in Ladakh?
    A) IIT Guwahati
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Madras
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) for extending the ongoing collaboration for operations and scientific utilisation of the GROWTH-India Telescope in Ladakh.
  2. PMGDISHA Drive launched by the government is aimed at what?
    A) 100% Employment
    B) 100% Education
    C) 100% Tap Water
    D) 100% Digital Literacy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Ministry of Electronics, Minister of State for Electronics & IT, graced the ‘Launch Program of PMGDISHA Drive & Announcement of 100% Digital Literacy of all digital villages’ under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  3. Who is the head of the committee set up the government to frame new laws for medicines, cosmetics and medical devices in a bid to replace the existing Drugs and Cosmetics Act which was formed in 1940?
    A) MK Tiwari
    B) BG Bansal
    C) VG Somani
    D) RR Anand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has set up an expert committee to frame new laws for medicines, cosmetics and medical devices in a bid to replace the existing Drugs and Cosmetics Act which was formed in 1940. The newly formed eight-member panel, headed by the drug controller general of India, VG Somani
  4. In which Union territory is the India’s tallest air purifier inaugurated?
    A) Ladakh
    B) Jammu & Kashmir
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) had taken an initiative to install the tower at Transport Chowk, Sector 26. This is the highest air purifier of India, which will cover around a 500-metre radius around Transport Chowk.
  5. Which country became the eight in the world to successfully test-fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)?
    A) France
    B) Portugal
    C) Cameroon
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    South Korea joined an exclusive club last week, becoming only the eighth country to successfully test-fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), as its rival to the north stepped up preparations for a military parade that could see Pyongyang unveil yet more powerful weapons. South Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submarine, Yonhap becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a capability.
  6. In which year will India host the G20 summit?
    A) 2026
    B) 2023
    C) 2025
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India to host G-20 summit in 2023 for the first time. The next G20 Summit is scheduled for October 30-31, 2021 under Italian Presidency.
  7. What was the theme of the 13th BRICS Summit chaired virtually by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) [email protected]: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus.
    B) BRICS: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution
    C) Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth
    D) BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired the 13th BRICS Summit virtually. The theme of the Summit, chosen by India, was, [email protected]: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus. At the conclusion of the Summit, the leaders adopted the ‘New Delhi Declaration’.
  8. Which bank has joined hands with fintech company OneCard to launch its credit card?
    A) Kotak Mahindra bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) IndusInd bank
    D) Bandhan bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    South Indian Bank (SIB), has joined hands with fintech company OneCard to launch its credit card SIB – OneCard. The credit card is internationally valid on the Visa Signature platform can be fully administered via OneCard app.
  9. Which bank topped the scorecard issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for February and March 2021 ranked on various parameters on the digital business?
    A) HDFC
    B) SBI BANK
    C) ICICI BANK
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda announced that the bank has ranked number 1 with a total of 86 per cent marks on the scorecard issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for February and March 2021.
  10. Which bank signed a pact with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) for providing credit support to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) Bandhan Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC said it has signed a pact with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) for providing credit support to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector.
  11. With UCO Bank taken out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) restrictions by the RBI, which two banks still remain under PCA?
    A) Bank of India and Union Bank of India
    B) Central Bank of India and Dena Bank
    C) Canara Banka and Bank of Maharashtra
    D) Indian Overseas Bank and Central Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    State-owned UCO Bank will no longer be subject to strict lending curbs imposed in May 2017, with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) taking the lender out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) restrictions. With this, only two banks remain under PCA— Indian Overseas Bank and Central Bank of India.
  12. Which bank tied up with fintech player Lendingkart for providing working capital to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through an overdraft facility?
    A) SBM Bank
    B) HSBC Bank
    C) Citi Bank
    D) Barclays Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBM Bank India has tied up with fintech player Lendingkart for providing working capital to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through an overdraft facility.
  13. Which of the following partnered with start-up WealthDesk to offer investment portfolios called ‘WealthBaskets’ to set up a wealth and investment advisory marketplace on its platform?
    A) Cashfree
    B) Paytm
    C) Freecharge
    D) BharatPe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Digital payments and financial firm Paytm announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Paytm Money, is launching a wealth and investment advisory marketplace on its platform to offer curated advisory services and products to retail investors. Paytm Money has partnered with start-up WealthDesk to offer investment portfolios called ‘WealthBaskets’ as the first step to build up the advisory ecosystem
  14. Who has been elected as chairman of the Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI)?
    A) RK Mathur
    B) Rajiv Mehrishi
    C) G.C. Murmu
    D) Manoj Sinha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) G.C. Murmu has been elected as chairman of the Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for the period 2024-27.
  15. Who is appointed as the President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal?
    A) G.S. Pannu
    B) M.N. Sachdeva
    C) Vikrant Sahni
    D) Vivek Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Central Government has appointed G.S. Pannu as President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
  16. Which state government has appointed Rajnish Kumar as its economic advisor?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed Rajnish Kumar as its economic advisor. A former SBI chairman, Rajnish Kumar’s tenure in the cabinet rank position is for two years.
  17. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Spices Board, Kochi, by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)?
    A) AG Thankappan
    B) Kumar Ganu
    C) Ray Chaudhari
    D) Subash Vasu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    AG Thankappan has been appointed as the Chairman of Spices Board, Kochi, by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of three years.
  18. Which of the following has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa?
    A) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    B) International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
    C) International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
    D) International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
  19. Which Indian will be inducted into the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) Hall of Fame at AdAsia 2021 to be held in December?
    A) Vishnu Sahni
    B) Ramesh Narayan
    C) Subhash Gulati
    D) Suresh Bagga
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian advertising doyen Ramesh Narayan will be inducted into the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) Hall of Fame at AdAsia 2021 slated to be held on December 3,4.
  20. When is Himalaya Diwas observed?
    A) September 9
    B) September 6
    C) September 10
    D) September 7
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Environmentalist Anil Joshi announced that Himalaya Diwas will be observed on September 9 in Uttarakhand. It was organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga. This year’s theme is ‘Contribution of Himalayas and our responsibilities’. The event was part of the ongoing celebration of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
  21. When is International Day to Protect Education from attack observed?
    A) September 5
    B) September 6
    C) September 3
    D) September 9
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    United Nations observed the International Day to Protect Education from attack on September 9 every year.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions located?
    A) Singapore
    B) South Korea
    C) China
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is Income Tax Appellate Tribunal located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of South Indian Bank situated?
    A) Thrissur
    B) Kochi
    C) Kannur
    D) Kozhikode
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is Indian Institute of Astrophysics situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Where is the HQ of Spices Board of India situated?
    A) Bhubaneshwar
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option D
  6. Where is the HQ of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) situated?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Telangana
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
  7. Where is the HQ of Asian Federation of Advertising Associations situated?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Indonesia
    C) Thailand
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A

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