Current Affairs Quiz: September 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched a ‘Poshan Sarkar’ program to ensure participation and leadership of local bodies-Gram Panchayats and Urban Bodies in the nutrition campaign?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a ‘Poshan Sarkar’ program to ensure participation and leadership of local bodies-Gram Panchayats and Urban Bodies in the nutrition campaign.
  2. Which company has tied up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev trains (magnetic levitation) to India?
    A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    B) Steel Authority of India
    C) Bharat Electronics
    D) NTPC Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-run engineering firm BHEL announced its tie up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev trains (magnetic levitation) to India.
    The Maglev Rail system hovers in the air instead of rolling, due to magnetic levitation, thus the vehicles have no physical contact with the guideway.
  3. In September 2020, 10th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative held virtually between India and which country?
    A) Australia
    B) Canada
    C) USA
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    As part of the Indo-US Bilateral Defence Cooperation, the 10th Defence Technology and Trade Initiative, DTTI Group Meeting was held virtually.
  4. Which of the following will be implementing a new loan scheme for women’s self help groups to start production of value added food products like chips, pickles, jams etc from the next Gandhi Jayanthi day on October 2nd?
    A) SEBI
    B) NABARD
    C) SIDBI
    D) RBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development NABARD will be implementing a new loan scheme for women’s self help groups to start production of value added food products like chips, pickles, jams etc from the next Gandhi Jayanthi day on October 2nd.
  5. Which country’s former president Moussa Traore, who was in power from 1968 to 1991, passed away?
    A) Ghana
    B) Mali
    C) Nigeria
    D) Senegal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mali’s former president Moussa Traore, who was in power from 1968 to 1991, has died. He was 83.
  6. Prominent Ayurveda physician PR Krishnakumar who passed away recently hails from which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Tamil Nadu, prominent Ayurveda physician and Managing Director of the iconic Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, PR Krishnakumar passed away in Coimbatore. He was 69.
    He had also been the recipient of the National Ayurveda Award instituted by the Government of India.
  7. SBM Bank India in collaboration with which of the following has launched SBM World Debit Card, a premium and exclusive card?
    A) Amercian Express
    B) VISA
    C) NPCI
    D) Mastercard
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Mastercard Incorporated MA and SBM Bank India have collaborated to launch SBM World Debit Card, a premium and exclusive card.
  8. Titan Company Ltd in collaboration with which bank has introduced ‘Titan Pay’, a contactless payment functionality for the first time in India?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Titan Company Ltd, in collaboration with State Bank of India (SBI), introduced ‘Titan Pay’, powered by YONO SBI.
    Through this partnership, Titan and SBI are launching a range of stylish new watches with contactless payment functionality for the first time in India.
  9. Which Metro Rail Corporation has launched India’s first indigenously-built CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) based signalling technology for metro railway with the launch of the i-ATS?
    A) Kolkata Metro
    B) Chennai Metro
    C) Lucknow Metro
    D) Delhi Metro
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Engineers Day took a major step towards the development of an indigenously-built CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) based signalling technology for metro railway with the launch of the i-ATS, which is an important sub-system of the signalling system.
  10. Which state’s Industry Department has signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to encourage the MSME sector in the State?
    A) Punjab
    B) Gujarat
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Gujarat, Industry Department and the Small Industries Development Bank of India- SIDBI entered into a MoU to encourage the MSME sector in the State.
  11. Which state among the following has signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide financial, technical, marketing and export support to MSMEs in the state?
    A) Assam
    B) Tripura
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Rajasthan’s Department of Industries and Sidbi will work together to provide financial, technical, marketing and export support to MSMEs in the state.
  12. In September 2020, which country joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment, DCOC/JA, as Observer?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) UK
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment, DCOC/JA, as Observer.
    DCOC/JA is a grouping on maritime matters comprising 18 member states adjoining the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the East Coast of Africa and Island countries in the Indian Ocean Region. India has joined Japan, Norway, the UK and the US as Observers to the DCOC/JA.
  13. How much amount has been allocated to promote online learning to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic by the central government?
    A) Rs. 842 crore
    B) Rs. 818 crore
    C) Rs. 904 crore
    D) Rs. 765 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Government has allocated more than Rs. 818 crore to promote online learning to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
    Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that over Rs. 267 crore have been allocated for online teacher training.
  14. As announced in September 2020, state-run banks are poised to get how much amount through recapitalization bonds this financial year?
    A) Rs. 20,000 crore
    B) Rs. 30,000 crore
    C) Rs. 1 0,000 crore
    D) Rs. 25,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-run banks are poised to get ₹20,000 crore through recapitalization bonds this financial year, at a time the coronavirus crisis threatens to bump up bad loans across the banking system.
  15. Scholar Kapila Vatsyayan who passed away recently was related to which of the following?
    A) History
    B) Economics
    C) Physics
    D) Arts
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Scholar, author and connoisseur of the arts Kapila Vatsyayan passed away.
    Vatsyayan, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2011, was the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. A former nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, she was also chairperson of the Asia Project at the IIC.
  16. Who has been appointed as the Director of Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India Marketing Solutions by Facebook?
    A) Sanjiv Reddy
    B) Rahul Sachdeva
    C) Arun Srinivas
    D) Mukul Gaba
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Facebook said it has appointed Arun Srinivas as the Director of Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India Marketing Solutions charter that is focussed on large advertisers and agencies.
  17. Who has won the 2020 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award?
    A) Margaret Atwood
    B) Toni Morrison
    C) J. K. Rowling
    D) Elisabeth Moss
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, has won the top honor among the international Dayton Literary Peace Prizes.
    Atwood received the 2020 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. She received $10,000 as prize money.
  18. GuideVision, which is acquired by Infosys, is a consultancy situated in which country?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Budapest, Hungary
    C) Prague, Czech Republic
    D) Bratislava, Slovakia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Infosys said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GuideVision, an enterprise service management consultancy specialised in offering strategic advisory, consulting, implementations, training and support on the ServiceNow platform.
    The deal size is learnt to be around €30 million.
  19. Where will the world’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) terminal be built with a proposed investment of Rs 1,900 crore whose letter of intent (LOI) has been approved by the state government?
    A) Kandla Port
    B) Bhavnagar port
    C) Marmagao Port
    D) Nhava Sheva Port
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Gujarat government approved a letter of intent (LOI) for the world’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) terminal at Bhavnagar port with a proposed investment of Rs 1,900 crore.
  20. Which state government has launched Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY), a scheme of providing interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Bihar
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY), a scheme of providing interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state.
    Under the scheme, the government is expected to disburse interest-free loans to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore to women to help them become self-reliant (atmanirbhar).Each group with 10 women members will be eligible for the loan.
  21. Which state’s power distribution company became the first to adopt e-office in the country?
    A) Odisha
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Bhopal is the first power Distribution Company in India in which e-office system is operated from corporate office to local circle offices level.
    It has implemented e-file & e-correspondent system through NIC e-office.
  22. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave approval to the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to which district?
    A) Sonipat
    B) Panipat
    C) Karnal
    D) Kurukshetra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna-Manesar-Kharkhauda.
    This Rail Line will start from Palwal and end at the existing Harsana Kalan station (On Delhi-Ambala section).Total length of the project is ~ 121.7 km
    Estimated completion cost of the project is Rs. 5,617 crore. The project is likely to be completed in 5 years.

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