Current Affairs Quiz: September 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. In September 2020, where did the Union Cabinet approved the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)?
    A) Tripura
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar.
  2. Which state/UT government has launched a helpline called ‘Sehat evam Poshan Saathinwas’, to ensure children under six years of age get nutritional supplements and regular immunisation doses?
    A) Goa
    B) Karnataka
    C) Delhi
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) launched a health and nutrition helpline to ensure children under six years of age get nutritional supplements and regular immunisation doses.
    The helpline, ‘Sehat evam Poshan Saathinwas’, will remain operational 24X7 in collaboration with NGO Indus Action.
    Once a call is received on the number, 011-41193903, the team at the DCPCR will connect back with the caller within one-two days and register the grievance.
  3. Horticulture Department of which state/UT has launched the Flagship programme “Backyard Horticulture”?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Delhi
    C) Punjab
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, the Horticulture Department has launched the Flagship programme “Backyard Horticulture” under CAPEX scheme at Panchyat Jaswan in Marh block of Jammu district.
  4. Which state/UT topped the first all India Happiness Report covering all states and Union Territories measuring happiness across the country?
    A) Punjab
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Kerala
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first all India Happiness Report covering all states and Union Territories measuring happiness across the country, which is based on a nationwide survey covering 16,950 people between March and July 2020 by Professor Rajesh K Pillania.
    In the happiness rankings of states and union territories, Mizoram, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the top three. Among the big states, Punjab, Gujarat, and Telangana are among the top three states whereas, among smaller states, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh are the top three states in happiness rankings. Among union territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep are the top three union territories in happiness rankings
  5. Who has become the first Indian actor to lend his voice to the tech giant Amazon’s assistant device Alexa starting 2021?
    A) Anil Kapoor
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Varun Dhawan
    D) Tiger Shroff
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amazon announced that the Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will lend his voice to the tech giant’s assistant device Alexa starting next year.
    He will be the first Indian actor to voice the Amazon artificial intelligence gadget. The new feature will be available for India.
  6. Which country has become the first in the world to issue a sovereign bond linked to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations?
    A) Egypt
    B) Libya
    C) Mexico
    D) Portugal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Mexico became the first country in the world to issue a sovereign bond linked to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, raising EUR 750 million ($890 million).
  7. Which company is going to the partner company in the US operations of ByteDance’s TikTok video service?
    A) Oracle
    B) Microsoft
    C) IBM
    D) SAP
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ByteDance has chosen Oracle as a US partner for its popular TikTok video service, a decision that comes as a deadline for a ban of the popular app draws near.
  8. In September 2020, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) gave in-principle sanction worth how much amount of proposals received from agri-credit societies in 22 states?
    A) Rs 1,487 crore
    B) Rs 1,568 crore
    C) Rs 1,832 crore
    D) Rs 1,905 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has given in-principle sanction for Rs 1,568 crore worth of proposals received from agri-credit societies in 22 states under the recently launched Rs 1 lakh crore Agri Infrastructure Fund.
  9. SBI General Insurance has signed a corporate agency agreement with which bank for the distribution of the general insurer’s retail products to customers of the bank?
    A) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    B) YES Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) South Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    SBI General Insurance and YES Bank have signed a corporate agency agreement for the distribution of the general insurer’s retail products to customers of the private sector lender.
  10. What is the deadline given by the RBI to the banks to fully automate NPA classification and provisioning calculation process?
    A) March 30, 2021
    B) August 31, 2021
    C) June 30, 2021
    D) December 31, 2020
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has mandated banks to fully automate NPA classification and provisioning calculation process.
    All borrower accounts will be covered under the new regime. Lenders will have time till to complete this process.
  11. According to the Asian Development Bank, India’s economy will contract by how much percent in the 2020-’21 financial year?
    A) 8%
    B) 7%
    C) 10%
    D) 9%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank has said that India’s economy will contract by 9% in the 2020-’21 financial year.
  12. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of Paytm First Games, a subsidiary of the digital financial service platform Paytm?
    A) Sachin Tendulkar
    B) Saurav Ganguly
    C) Kapil Dev
    D) Rahul Dravid
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Paytm First Games, a subsidiary of the digital financial service platform Paytm, has signed cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for the platform, ahead of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  13. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of the educational technology company Great Learning?
    A) Jasprit Bhumrah
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Suresh Raina
    D) Rohit Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Educational technology company Great Learning said it has roped in Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador.
  14. Who is elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan after the resignation of Shinzo Abe?
    A) Yukio Hatoyama
    B) Naoto Kan
    C) Yoshihide Suga
    D) Yoshihiko Noda
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Yoshihide Suga has been elected as Japan’s new Prime Minister, after Shinzo Abe’s resignation. Suga, the former chief cabinet secretary, will become the country’s first new PM in eight years.
  15. Who has been appointed as the new Country Director for India by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
    A) Takeo Konishi
    B) Vint Cerf
    C) Dipan Mehta
    D) Kenichi Yokoyama
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has appointed Takeo Konishi as its new Country Director for India.
  16. Who has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020?
    A) Uday Kotak
    B) Rajnish Kumar
    C) Anand Mahindra
    D) Aditya Puri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a first-of-its kind recognition for an Indian corporate leader, Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020.
  17. Who is going to debut with her book titled ‘My Life In Design’?
    A) Deepika Padukone
    B) Gauri Khan
    C) Farah Khan
    D) Jaya Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan is all set to turn an author with her debut book titled ‘My Life In Design’. In this book, Gauri will share her journey as a designer.
  18. Chanesh Ram Rathiya who passed away recently is related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Businessman
    C) Journalist
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Chhattisgarh minister and veteran Congress leader Chanesh Ram Rathiya died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Raigarh. He was 78 years old.
  19. Sadashiv Raoji Patil who passed away recently was related to which sport?
    A) Cricket
    B) Basketball
    C) Football
    D) Wrestling
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former India player Sadashiv Raoji Patil, who played one Test match, passed away at his residence in Kolhapur . He was 86. A fast bowling all-rounder, Patil featured in 36 First-Class matches for Maharashtra from 1952-1964, scoring 866 runs and taking 83 wickets. He had also captained Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
  20. What is the theme of International Day of Democracy 2020?
    A) COVID-19: Democracy under Strain
    B) COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy
    C) COVID-19: Participation for Democracy
    D) COVID-19: Democracy and Conflict Prevention
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Democracy is celebrated around the world on 15 September each year. The day allows us the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate our democratic society.
    The theme for International Day of Democracy 2020 is “COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy.”
  21. What is the theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2020?
    A) Caring for all life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
    B) Keep Cool and Carry on: 35 years of ozone layer protection
    C) Ozone for Life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
    D) Healing Ozone: 35 years of ozone layer protection
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year, September 16 is celebrated as World Ozone Day across the world to aware people about the depletion of the Ozone Layer and its impact on life.
    The theme of World Ozone Day 2020 is ‘Ozone for Life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’. This year marks the 35 years of global ozone layer protection.

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