Current Affairs Quiz: September 16, 2020

Current Affairs 16 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which country has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) India
    C) Afghanistan
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
    India will be a member of the prestigious body for four years from 2021 to 2025.
    India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women.
  2. Which state/UT government launched a state-wide campaign, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic amid further relaxation of lockdown curbs?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Delhi
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a state-wide campaign, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic amid further relaxation of lockdown curbs.
  3. Where was the foundation stone for the construction of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex laid in September 2020?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu & Kashmir
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of State, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh along with Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stone for the construction of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex at Hiranagar, in Kathua district of Jammu & Kashmir through video conferencing.
    The State of Art Sports Complex will be first of its kind sports complex in the Northern Region, having multiple sports facilities of international and national standards in one place.
  4. Which institute has inked an MoU with Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology for cooperation in agricultural research and education?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Patna
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneshwar to generate frontier technologies and produce quality manpower in the field of agricultural research and education for addressing the challenges faced by the rural communities and improving their quality of life.
  5. Which of the following institute in collaboration with International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) is going to establish the International Bullion Exchange in India?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIM Chennai
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIM Ahmedabad
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) and India Gold Policy Centre (IGPC) – IIMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the IFSCA, GIFT City Gandhinagar, Gujarat for providing consulting to facilitate the establishment of International Bullion Exchange in India.
  6. Which country has declared rape a national emergency and ordered new measures to tackle the problem after a recent spike of cases in the country?
    A) Poland
    B) Egypt
    C) Turkey
    D) Libya
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Liberian President George Weah has declared rape a national emergency and ordered new measures to tackle the problem after a recent spike of cases in the West African state.
  7. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd has entered into a bancassurance tie-up with which bank for selling its insurance products?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector general insurer ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd said it has entered into a bancassurance tie-up with Yes Bank for selling its insurance products.
  8. S&P Global Ratings slashed its growth forecast for India to how much per cent in the current fiscal in view of the Coronavirus pandemic?
    A) -9.3%
    B) -9.0%
    C) -8.5%
    D) -9.7%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    S&P Global Ratings slashed its growth forecast for India to (-) 9 per cent in the current fiscal, from (-) 5 per cent estimated earlier, saying that rising COVID-19 cases would keep private spending and investment lower for longer.
  9. Who won the Tuscan Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Sergio Pérez
    C) Valtteri Bottas
    D) Alexander Albon
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    OptionA
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton won a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix to clinch his 90th Formula One win at Mugello Circuit, Italy and move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record.
  10. Who has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha?
    A) Manoj Jha
    B) Sukumar
    C) Virendra Bhagat
    D) Harivansh
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    NDA candidate Harivansh has been re-elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  11. Who has been elected as the new chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?
    A) Subhash Kamath
    B) Rohit Gupta
    C) Bhushan Nanda
    D) Vikas Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has elected Subhash Kamath as its new chairman of the board of governors.
  12. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director at the World Bank by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?
    A) Sooraj Sahni
    B) Mohit Rai
    C) Rajesh Khullar
    D) Khushal Kirti
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of Haryana IAS officer as executive director, World Bank headquarters, in Washington DC.
    Khullar will represent a group of countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka as the World Bank executive director.
  13. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)?
    A) Ruban Kumar
    B) Sameer Kumar Khare
    C) Vikas Verma
    D) Bhuvan Jindal
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Sameer Kumar Khare (lAS) as new Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila.
  14. When is Engineers’ Day celebrated in the country?
    A) September 12
    B) September 13
    C) September 14
    D) September 15
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The entire nation celebrates Engineers’ Day on September 15 every year to mark the Birth Anniversary of the renowned Indian engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Viseswaraya.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Advertising Standards Council of India situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) Meerut
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    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of S&P Global Ratings situated?
    A) Canada
    B) Singapore
    C) UK
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is International Financial Services Centre Authority situated?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of United Nations Economic and Social Council situated?
    A) Amsterdam, Netherlands
    B) Manila, Philippines
    C) Singapore
    D) New York, USA
    View Answer
    Option D

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