Current Affairs Quiz: September 15, 2020

Current Affairs 15 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Road Transport and Highways Ministry is in the process of implementing Integrated Road Accident Database Project (iRAD) which will be applicable across the country. Which is not one of the states in which the proposal will be implemented in the first instance?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Road Transport and Highways Ministry is in the process of implementing Integrated Road Accident Database Project (iRAD) which will be applicable across the country.
    In the first instance, it has been decided to implement the proposal in six states. These are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
  2. As announced by the Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, by which year India will be self-reliant in the production of fertilizers?
    A) 2025
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2024
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that India will be self-reliant in the production of fertilizers by 2023.
  3. In September 2020, which state/UT announced a health scheme intended to provide universal health insurance cover to all residents of the state/UT?
    A) Pondicherry
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Assam
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha has announced Jammu and Kashmir health scheme intended to provide universal health insurance cover to all residents of the Union Territory at the likely annual cost of Rs 123 crore.
  4. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, situated where, has developed a device for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
    A) Trivandrum
    B) Kollam
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, has developed a device for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
  5. At a cost of 2 thousand crore rupees, where will the research lab od DRDO be opened as notified in September 2020?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A Research lab of DRDO at a cost of 2 thousand crore rupees will be opened in Kailaras-Jaura region of Morena district in Madhya Pradesh.
  6. Which company has joined hands with NVIDIA partner network to pursue opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) space?
    A) Infosys
    B) Wipro
    C) TCS
    D) HCL Technologies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced it has joined NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN), the US-based technology company’s partner program, with plans to pursue expanded opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space.
  7. Liberty General Insurance has partnered with airlines to offer Liberty Secure Travel’, an insurance policy to consumers who book airline travel through airline’s website and mobile site?
    A) SpiceJet
    B) GoAir
    C) Vistara
    D) IndiGo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mumbai-based Liberty General Insurance has partnered with SpiceJet to offer Liberty Secure Travel’ an insurance policy to consumers who book airline travel through SpiceJet’s website and mobile site.
  8. Which company has become the second Indian firm to attain a market valuation of over Rs 9 lakh crore after Reliance Industries Limited?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Hindustan Unilever
    C) Tata Consultancy Services
    D) Reliance Industries Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the second Indian firm to attain a market valuation of over Rs 9 lakh crore after Reliance Industries Limited.
  9. Who won the women’s singles title in US Open Tennis 2020?
    A) Laura Siegemund
    B) Naomi Osaka
    C) Vera Zvonareva
    D) Victoria Azarenka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In US Open Tennis Women’s Singles category, Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the Women’s Singles final to clinch her third Grand Slam title.
  10. Who won the men’s singles title in US Open Tennis 2020?
    A) Bruno Soares
    B) Arthur Ashe
    C) Alexander Zverev
    D) Dominic Thiem
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open men’s singles title for his first Grand Slam title in Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York.
  11. Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ won the Best Screenplay award at Venice International Film Festival. The drama film is based in which language?
    A) Marathi
    B) Malayalam
    C) Assamese
    D) Tamil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ won the Best Screenplay award at Venice International Film Festival. This is the second award the film got at the festival. Earlier, it was honoured with the International Critics’ Prize awarded by FIPRESCI.
  12. India-born Shia scholar Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi who passed away recently was also related to which country?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Nepal
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India-born renowned Pakistani Shia scholar Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi has died following a heart attack. He was 76.
  13. When is Hindi Diwas observed?
    A) 13 September
    B) 11 September
    C) 14 September
    D) 12 September
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country every year on 14 September.
  14. What is the theme of United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2020?
    A) South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation beyond COVID-19
    B) Pathways toward the SDGs through South-South solidarity beyond COVID-19
    C) From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40 beyond COVID-19
    D) The role of SSC and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda beyond COVID-19
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12.
    Theme for 2020 is “Pathways toward the SDGs through South-South solidarity beyond COVID-19.”

 

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