Current Affairs Quiz: September 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. What will be the theme of the first edition of the ‘Global Buddhist Conference’ to be held in November?
    A) Buddhism and Literature
    B) Buddhism in Literature Studies
    C) Buddhism in Literature
    D) Buddhism and Literature Studies
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) announced the first edition of the ‘Global Buddhist Conference’ and an institution of the first award in Buddhist Studies in November. The conference’s theme, ‘Buddhism in Literature‘, is an effort to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision on India’s significance in giving the world Buddhism.

  2. Which organization along with Rocky Mountain Institute has launched ‘Shoonya’ programme to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles?
    A) SEBI
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) RBI
    D) IRDAI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Government think tank Niti Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
  3. Where has PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University?
    A) Agra
    B) Lucknow
    C) Aligarh
    D) Ghaizabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. The university has been named after the great freedom fighter, educationist and social reformer Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
  4. In which city Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched iRASTE road safety initiative?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Vadodara
    D) Nagpur
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched ”iRASTE”, an Artificial Intelligence-powered project, on a pilot basis in Nagpur in Maharashtra with the aim of reducing accidents by 50 per cent in Vidarbha”s biggest city.
  5. According to World Bank, How many people may migrate within their own countries by 2050?
    A) 214 Million
    B) 216 Million
    C) 218 Million
    D) 215 Million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Reduced agricultural production, water scarcity, rising sea levels and other adverse effects of climate change could cause up to 216 million people to leave their homes and migrate within their own countries by 2050, the World Bank has warned.
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    Option
    Explanation:

  7. What is the Theme of the Third Cohort under Regulatory Sandbox announced recently by RBI?
    A) Forex Lending
    B) Retail Payments
    C) MSME Lending
    D) Cross Border Payments
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India announced the opening of the third cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox. The application for the third cohort may be submitted from October 1 to November 14, 2021, it said. The theme for the third cohort is MSME lending.
  8. UAE-based DP World has inked an MoU with which Indian State for Rs 2000 cr projects?
    A) Kerela
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    UAE-based DP World is investing around Rs 2,000 crore for establishing a slew of projects in Tamil Nadu
  9. How much growth rate of India has been projected by UNCTAD for year 2021?
    A) 7 %
    B) 7.1%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate to hit a four-year high of 7.2 per cent for 2021 against a contraction of 7 per cent in 2020.
  10. Which IT Company has launched Equinox platform to boost clients’ e-commerce sales?
    A) TCS
    B) Infosys
    C) Wipro
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Infosys launched ‘Equinox’ platform to help enterprises securely deliver hyper-segmented, personalized omnichannel commerce experiences for B2B and B2C buyers.
  11. Which steel making company has commissioned India’s first plant for CO2 capture from blast furnace gas?
    A) Tata Steel
    B) SAIL
    C) Jindal Steel
    D) JSW Steel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tata Steel commissioned a 5-tonne per day (TPD) carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works, making it the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas. Tata Steel will reuse the captured CO2 on site to promote circular carbon economy.
  12. In which country,the 2022 Asian Games are to be held?
    A) Thailand
    B) China
    C) India
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 2022 Asian Games is set to be held in Hangzhou, China and will mark the 19th anniversary of the event. The Olympic Council of Asia revealed that eight esports titles will make their debut at the Asian Games.
  13. Lizelle Lee Takes Joint First Position with Mithali Raj in ODI Rankings.From which country Lizelle Lee plays for?
    A) SriLanka
    B) New Zealand
    C) Australia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India skipper Mithali Raj was joined at the top by South Africa opener Lizelle Lee, whose unbeaten 91 in the opening match against the West Indies helped her take joint-first position in the latest ICC women’s ODI rankings. Australia’s Alyssa Healy in third place, India opener Smiriti Mandhana also held on to her ninth spot.
  14. Who has taken over as acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, former President, appeals a guilty verdict in a Swiss forgery trial?
    A) Vikram Singhal
    B) Raghuvir Prasad Maurya
    C) Raja Randhir Singh
    D) Vikram Seth
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Raja Randhir Singh has taken over as acting president of the Olympic Council of Asiaafter Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, former President, appeals a guilty verdict in a Swiss forgery trial.
  15. Recently,Pm Modi along with which other politics personality was listed in the Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year, according to the list released by the magazine?
    A) Mamta Banerjee
    B) Narendra Singh Tomar
    C) Amit Shah
    D) Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune Adar Poonawalla were listed in the Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year, according to the list released by the magazine.
  16. Which of the following won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for ‘enabling education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content’ in an award function organised at UNESCO’s New Delhi office?
    A) NIOS
    B) NASSCOM
    C) CBSE
    D) ICSE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) of India won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for ‘enabling education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content’ in an award function organised at UNESCO’s New Delhi office.
  17. Which person to get Florence Nightingale Award for service amid COVID?
    A) Bhanumati Gheewala
    B) Shreya Srivastava
    C) Jagriti Patel
    D) Rekha Sen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Florence Nightingale Award will be given to a nurse, Bhanumati Gheewala, from Sir Sayajirao General Hospital.
  18. When is World Ozone Day observed?
    A) September 16
    B) September 18
    C) September 17
    D) September 19
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Ozone Day or International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer , celebrated worldwide on September 16, is a commemoration of that eventful day of agreement, that reminds us to be responsible individuals to ensure ozone layer preservation.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A) Paris
    B) Shangai
    C) Delhi
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Infosys situated?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD?
    A) Rome
    B) Geneva
    C) Paris
    D) Dubai
    View Answer
    Option B

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