Current Affairs Quiz: September 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was sanctioned by the Centre government under PRASHAD scheme to boost tourism in North East Region?
    A) ₹250 cr
    B) ₹150 cr
    C) ₹100 cr
    D) ₹200 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Tourism and DoNER minister G Kishan Reddy said that the Centre has sanctioned 16 projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, which focuses on integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits, in the North Eastern region.
  2. Who will head the high level expert committee for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
    A) Baiyayant Panda
    B) Vaishali Vajpayee
    C) Shashi Tharoor
    D) Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Defence has constituted a High-Level Expert Committee for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC).The committee’s effort will be to make NCC more relevant in changed times.
  3. Recently which airport was declared as customs notified airport by Central Board of Indirect Taces and Customes?
    A) IGI Airport
    B) Kushinagar Airport
    C) Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport
    D) Lal Bahadur Shashtri Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport. This would also facilitate international passenger movements including that of Buddhist pilgrims.
  4. Recently the government allowed how much percent FDI in India’s telecom sector?
    A) 100%
    B) 49%
    C) 51%
    D) 74%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country’s telecom sector via the automatic route, adding all safeguards will apply.
  5. As per Agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar,how much amount of loans have been given under Kisan Credit Card?
    A) ₹15 lakh cr
    B) ₹10 lakh cr
    C) ₹12 lakh cr
    D) ₹14 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that benefits of Central Government schemes for Agriculture sector should reach the correct farmers at the conference of Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of all Union Territories in New Delhi.
  6. Recently which organisation launched a report on measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India, recommending ‘Healthy City for All’ by 2030?
    A) Planning Commission
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) NASSCOM
    D) UNEP
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The NITI Aayog launched a report on measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India, recommending ‘Healthy City for All’ by 2030.
  7. Which company has been empanelled for processing Ayushman Bharat cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) by the National Health Authority?
    A) BLS International
    B) Google
    C) Mphasis
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tech-enabled services company BLS International said it has been empanelled for processing Ayushman Bharat cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) by the National Health Authority.
  8. Union Cabinet approved government guarantee up to how much amount to back Security Receipts to be issued by National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited, NARCL?.
    A) ₹25500 cr
    B) ₹30000 cr
    C) ₹30500 cr
    D) ₹30600 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Union Cabinet approved government guarantee up to 30,600 crore rupees to back Security Receipts to be issued by National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited, NARCL.
  9. Which Organisation in tie-up with ISRO,CBSE launched ‘Space Challenge’?
    A) UGC
    B) AICTE
    C) NASSCOM
    D) NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission in collaboration with ISRO and CBSE has launched ‘Space Challenge’ for school students across India.
  10. USA,UK and which other country have announced to form a group named AUKUS?
    A) Austria
    B) Australia
    C) India
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    US, UK and Australia have announced the formation of AUKUS – a new trilateral security partnership for Indo-Pacific region. It was announced in a joint address by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden with a vision for a safer and more secure Indo-Pacific.
  11. Recently SIDBI collaborated with which state government for development of MSMEs?
    A) Manipur
    B) Assam
    C) Nagaland
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) said it participated in a special event held at the Administrative Staff College, Guwahati, Assam, to strengthen the state co-operation.
  12. Recently Escorts tied up with which bank to provide financial solutions to farmers?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Citibank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    To make its range of tractors and farm equipment more accessible, Escorts Ltd has partnered with IndusInd Bank to provide financial solutions to farmers
  13. Recently which Indian NBFC issued India’s first-ever Euro Green Bonds?
    A) PGCIL
    B) BHEL
    C) NTPC
    D) PFC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a non-banking financial company (NBFC) under the power ministry, said it has issued its maiden 300-million-euro seven-year Euro Bond issuance on 13 September, 2021.
  14. Which bank has entered into a strategic co-lending alliance with Indiabulls Commercial Credit and Indiabulls Housing Finance (IHFL) for MSME and Priority Sector Housing Loans respectively?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Punjab and Sind Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB), a public sector bank, has entered into a strategic co-lending alliance with Indiabulls Commercial Credit and Indiabulls Housing Finance (IHFL) for MSME and Priority Sector Housing Loans respectively.
  15. Recently PM Modi launched which channel along with Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairperson, M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla at the Main Committee Room to target national and international audiences through its content?
    A) Sansad TV
    B) Lok Sabha TV
    C) Rajya Sabha TV
    D) Parliament TV
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Sansad TV” along with Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairperson, M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla at the Main Committee Room, Parliament House Annexe.The launch date coincided with the International Day of Democracy.
  16. Recently Aziz Hajini passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Writer
    B) Sports
    C) Actor
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted writer and former secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Aziz Hajini passed away in Srinagar after a brief illness. He was 64.
  17. Recently Yuriy Sedykh passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Sports
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has passed away. He was 66.
  18. Which state government is celebrating the 143rd birthday of E.V. Ramasamy as Social Justice Day on September 17,2021?
    A) Assam
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Kerala
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu Government is celebrating the 143rd birthday of E.V. Ramasamy as Social Justice Day on September 17,2021.
  19. What is the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2021?
    A) Care and share
    B) Safe maternity and newborn care
    C) Raise global awareness
    D) Act now for safe delivery
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Patient Safety Day is marked worldwide on September 17 to raise global awareness about patient safety and to encourage individuals to demonstrate their commitment to making healthcare safer.
  20. When is Hyderabad Liberation Day observed?
    A) September 17
    B) September 18
    C) September 19
    D) September 20
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad Liberation Day is celebrated on September 17 to mark the historic accession of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Kushinagar Airport located?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Assam
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is HQ of SIDBI?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is HQ of Punjab and Sind Bank?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Amritsar
    View Answer
    Option A

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