Current Affairs Quiz: September 14, 2020

Current Affairs 14 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched the ‘YSR Aasara’ programme aimed at “empowering women economically and socially”?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Kerala
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the ‘YSR Aasara’ programme aimed at “empowering women economically and socially”.
    Under the YSR Aasara scheme, Andhra Pradesh government will reimburse outstanding bank loans of self-help groups as on April 11, 2019, in four instalments.
  2. Which state government signed MoU with the National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) for the promotion and management of Farmer Producer Organisation(FPO)?
    A) Bihar
    B) Kerala
    C) Odisha
    D) West Bengal
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    An MoU has been signed between the Government of Odisha and the National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) at Krushi Bhawan for the promotion and management of Farmer Producer Organisation(FPO) .
  3. Which state government launched a scheme called ‘GARIMA’ for sanitation workers to ensure their safety and dignity?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government launched a statewide welfare scheme “GARIMA” for sanitation workers to ensure their safety and dignity.
    The ‘Garima’ scheme will institutionalise and regulate core sanitation services to provide social security and financial benefits to the sanitation workers and their families.
  4. According to a report on ‘Freelancing in 2020: An Abundance of Opportunities’ by Payoneer, India is on which position at the scale of fastest-growing freelance markets in the world with a massive increase in the number of freelancers this year?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India is the second-fastest-growing freelance market in the world with a massive increase in the number of freelancers this year, according to a report on ‘Freelancing in 2020: An Abundance of Opportunities’ by Payoneer.
    Apart from India, other popular markets for gig workers include the US, Pakistan, and Ukraine.
  5. In September 2020, which of the following has been granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration, enabling it to receive foreign donations?
    A) Golden Temple
    B) Taj Mahal
    C) Jama Masjid
    D) Akshardham
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Home Ministry has granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to the famous Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, enabling it to receive foreign donations.
    The registration will be initially valid for five years, after which it can be renewed.
  6. Which bank has modernized its payments infrastructure for ATM and point-of-sale (POS) with the help of ACI Worldwide?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Dena Bank
    C) Bank of Maharashtra
    D) State Bank of India
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, has modernized payments infrastructure for ATM and point-of-sale (POS) at State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest bank with more than 440 million account holders.
    The solution enables SBI’s ATM network to acquire Visa, Mastercard and RuPay cards, as well as manage ATM/POS authorizations. Transaction processing volumes frequently exceed 30 million transactions per day.
  7. Which country’s government has launched a campaign named ‘Asol Chini’ or ‘real-sugar’ to fight fake information and rumour spreading on social media?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Nepal
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government of Bangladesh has launched a campaign named ‘Asol Chini’ or ‘real-sugar’ to fight fake information and rumour spreading on social media.
  8. Who has been appointed as the first ever woman chief executive of the Citigroup?
    A) Mary McNiff
    B) Barbara Desoer
    C) Jane Fraser
    D) Marianne Lake
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multinational investment bank, Citigroup named Jane Fraser as its next chief executive, tapping a woman to lead a giant Wall Street bank for the first time.
    She will take over the top job in February, replacing Michael Corbat who will retire.
  9. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who has passed away recently is related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Activist
    C) Director
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away while undergoing treatment in New Delhi. Singh, who had recently resigned from RJD, had fallen critically ill after developing post-COVID complications.
  10. When was World First Aid Day celebrated in 2020?
    A) 11th September
    B) 10th September
    C) 12th September
    D) 13th September
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    Option
    Explanation:

    World First Aid Day is observed on the second Saturday of September, every year to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday and crisis situations.
    In 2020 World First Aid Day is on September 12th (Saturday).

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Citigroup situated?
    A) New York
    B) Berlin
    C) Ottawa
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A

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