Current Affairs Quiz: September 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Housing and Urban Affairs Minister launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework, CSCAF 2.0, along with the ‘Streets for People Challenge’. Who is the minister of state for Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry of India?
    A) Raj kumar Singh
    B) Shripad Yesso Naik
    C) Hardeep Singh Puri
    D) Kiren Rijiju
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The objective of CSCAF is to provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change. CSCAF initiative intends to inculcate a climate-sensitive approach to urban planning and development in India.

  2. How much amount is released by the government to 14 states as revenue deficit grant in September 2020?
    A) Rs 7,395.08 crore
    B) Rs 6,185.08 crore
    C) Rs 5,145.08 crore
    D) Rs 6,195.08 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal are the 14 states to whom the grant has been released

  3. Which minister approved a proposal to construct the Munger-Bhagalpur-Tirpety-Kahalgaon concrete road on national highway 80 in Bihar?
    A) Piyush Goyal
    B) Ram Vilas Paswan
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to construct the 120 kilometre Munger-Bhagalpur-Tirpety-Kahalgaon concrete road on national highway 80 in Bihar. He also ordered release of 20 crore rupees for immediate repair works on this section.

  4. In which state Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya launched ‘SAROD-Ports through a virtual ceremony?
    A) Bihar
    B) New Delhi
    C) Maharashtra
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    SAROD-Ports will resolve the disputes in fair and just manner while saving huge amount of legal expenditure and time.

  5. Which website was launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for Aero India 2021?
    A) https://airindia.gov.in
    B) https://aeroindia.ind.in
    C) https://aerodesh.gov.in
    D) https://aeroindia.gov.in
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Rajnath Singh launched the website of Aero India 2021, https://aeroindia.gov.in in Delhi. The 13th edition of Aero India-21 will be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru in Karnataka from February 3 to February 7 next year.

  6. How much amount has been allotted to India’s largest piggery mission launched in Meghalaya?
    A) Rs 209 crores
    B) Rs 439 crores
    C) Rs 189 crores
    D) Rs 239 crores
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The main objective of the Piggery Mission is to reduce the annual import of Pork worth Rs 150 Crore and make Meghalaya self-sufficient (“Aatma Nirbhar”) in pork production over the next 3 years. It was launched in Meghalaya by the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary.

  7. Which scheme has launched by The Indian post department to ensure rural coverage of postal schemes?
    A) Three Star Villages
    B) Four Star Villages
    C) Five Star Villages
    D) Seven Star Villages
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    All postal products and services will be made available and marketed and publicized at village level, under the Five Star Villages scheme.

  8. What is the rank of India in the Global Economic Freedom Index as per the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report?
    A) 79
    B) 74
    C) 69
    D) 83
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, India’s rank dropped 26 spots from 79 to 105. Hong Kong and Singapore retain the top two positions followed by New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, United States, Mauritius, Georgia, Canada, and Ireland.

  9. Which bank signed a pact with Suguna Foods to help sustain poultry farming operations, rural livelihoods and food security in India?
    A)World Bank
    B) European Development Bank
    C) National Development Bank
    D) Asian Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a pact for a USD 15-million debt financing through the subscription of non-convertible debentures for Suguna Foods, to help sustain poultry farming operations, rural livelihoods and food security in India.

  10. The Asian Development Bank and France’s ENGIE group have signed a long-term loan of up to ₹ 466 crore for setting up a 200-MW solar power project in which Indian state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The ADB and France’s ENGIE group have signed a long-term loan of up to ₹ 466 crore for setting up a 200-MW solar power project in Gujarat. The project will be developed in the Raghanesda Solar Park.

  11. Which programme has been launched by ICICI bank for startups to take care of aspects?
    A) iStartup2.0
    B) iTune 2.0
    C) iAdevent 2.0
    D) iEntrepreneur2.0
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ‘iStartup2.0’ offers customers an eponymous Current Account which is available in three variants Platinum, Gold and Silver-the widest range by any Bank for start-ups. New businesses (up to 10 years old) including partnerships, private and public limited companies as well as limited liability partnerships can opt for the Current Account.

  12. According to Moody’s Investors Service, India’s growth projection for the current fiscal declined to how much percent?
    A) -9.0
    B) -9.5
    C) -10.5
    D) -11.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to Moody’s Investors Service, India’s credit profile is increasingly constrained by low growth, high debt burden and weak financial system. These risks have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

  13. According to CRISIL report, by how much percent Indian economy will contract by 2020-21?
    A) 10%
    B) 12%
    C) 9 %
    D) 15%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian economy will contract by 9 per cent in 2020-21 as the coronavirus infections are yet to peak and the government is not providing adequate direct fiscal support, ratings agency Crisil said. It will be the highest since the 1950s.

  14. According to CARE Ratings, how much percent Indian economy contracted in this current financial year?
    A) 7-7.4
    B) 8-8.2%
    C)8-8.4
    D)7.2-7.6
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Domestic rating agency CARE Ratings said the country’s economy is likely to see a sharper contraction of 8-8.2 per cent in the current financial year compared to a decline of 6.4 per cent it had projected earlier.

  15. How much amount has been increased by EPFO under Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance scheme?
    A) ₹9 lakh
    B) ₹7 lakh
    C) ₹5 lakh
    D) ₹11 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The EDLI scheme is a mandatory insurance cover provided to to all subscribers of EPF scheme. A nominee gets a lump sum payment of up to ₹7 lakh in the event of death due to natural causes, illness or accident. All organisations covered under EPF and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 get enrolled for EDLI automatically.

  16. What percent of FDI in defence sector is approved by the Indian government recently?
    A) 74%
    B) 49%
    C) 51%
    D) 82%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved a policy for raising the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) through automatic approval in the defence sector to 74% from 49% while affixing a ‘national security’ clause to it.

  17. Which actor has been appointed as celebrity advocate by UNICEF for children’s rights campaign, For Every Child?
    A) Ranbeer Kapoor
    B) Saif Ali Khan
    C) Hitesh Deshmukh
    D) Ayushmann Khurrana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    UNICEF India announced Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, For Every Child. He will work towards this initiative in India and joins the likes of former football star David Beckham, who works on this campaign globally.

  18. Which state was ranked as the best performer in second edition of States’ Startup Ranking 2019’ as per DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Gujarat
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Karnataka and Kerala have emerged as the top performers, while Gujarat was ranked as the best performer in second edition of States’ Startup Ranking 2019, as per the results announced by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The states in the leader category are Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Chandigarh.

  19. Who has named as ‘top thinker 2020’for COVID – 19 by the British magazine Prospect?
    A) R. K. Mishra
    B) K. K Shailaja
    C) Jagbir Rao
    D) S. K. Rana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    British magazine Prospect has named Kerala health minister K. K Shailaja as the ‘top thinker 2020’ in the world. K. K Shailaja, a teacher turned politician, fondly called as Shailaja teacher is the only Indian found place in the list. K.K Shailaja is followed by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern at the second position in the Prospect list.

  20. Which state won the WSIS award 2020 for its Sabuj Sathi project?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) west Bengal
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    West Bengal government project Sabuj Sathi has received a global prize at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) through a virtual ceremony. The Sabuj Sathi Project Started in 2015, bicycles are given to students of state-run, state-sponsored, aided schools and madrasas studying between classes 9 and 12 in a bid to reduce the issue of dropping out of school.

  21. Swami Agnivesh, who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Socialist
    B) Actor
    C) Player
    D) Cartoonist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Arya Samaj leader and social activist Swami Agnivesh passed away at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, ILBS in New Delhi. He was 80.

  22. Dame Diana Rigg, who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Socialist
    B) Musician
    C) Actress
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82. Dame Diana also played the only woman who became Mrs James Bond.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the constituency of Ministry of state for Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital city of Meghalaya?
    A) Kohima
    B) Dispur
    C) Shillong
    D) Itanagar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister – Conrad Kongkal Sangma

  3. Where is the hq of ICICI Bank?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the hq of Moody’s?
    A) New York
    B) London
    C) Paris
    D) Dubai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    New York, U.S.

  5. Who is the current president of UNICEF?
    A) W. McDaniel
    B) Tedros Adhanom
    C) Kristalina Georgieva
    D) Henrietta H. Fore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    HQ – New York, U.S.

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