Current Affairs Quiz: September 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Historical Kosi Rail Mega Bridge that was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Bihar through video conferencing is built at a cost of how much?
    A) Rs 516 crore
    B) Rs 672 crore
    C) Rs 608 crore
    D) Rs 488 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the historical Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to the nation and also inaugurated 12 rail projects related to passenger facilities to benefit the people of Bihar in Bihar via video-conferencing.
    The bridge has strategic importance along the India-Nepal border, which connects the Mitihila and Kosi region. The historical project to build the bridge, which is 1.9 kilometres long and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 516 crore.
  2. In September 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 was extended for 180 days to which date?
    A) 21st March 2021
    B) 24th March 2021
    C) 27th March 2021
    D) 31st March 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 has been extended for another six months.
    It was announced on 30th March this year for a period of 90 days and it was extended for a further period of 90 days up to 25th September.
    The scheme has now been extended for another 180 days.
  3. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade issued notification extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order to which date?
    A) 31st December 2021
    B) 30th March 2021
    C) 1st January 2021
    D) 1st April 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade issued notification extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 as 1st January 2021 in place of 1st September 2020.
  4. Which state government launched a scheme ‘Late Balasaheb Thackeray Road Accident Insurance Scheme’ to provide financial and medical help, at the government cost, to road accident victims?
    A) Kerala
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra government launched a scheme ‘Late Balasaheb Thackeray Road Accident Insurance Scheme’ to provide financial and medical help, at the government cost, to road accident victims.
  5. Which state government inaugurated “Swachhata Cafe” and “Swachhata Park” in one of the districts on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Manipur
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur virtually inaugurated the “Swachhata Cafe” at Nalagarh in Solan district on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Shimla.
    ‘Swachhata Park’ is also being opened at Kufri in district Shimla.
  6. Which state government launched the Primary Agricultural Co-Operative Society (PACS), Pothgal web portal www.pacspothgal.com, which is the first PACS in India to come up with a web portal?
    A) Goa
    B) Telangana
    C) Odisha
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) launched the Primary Agricultural Co-Operative Society (PACS), Pothgal web portal www.pacspothgal.com. The website is available in Telugu and English.
    PACS Pothgal is the first PACS in India to come up with a web portal that has all the details of loans, loan processes, and services offered by the society.
  7. In September 2020, where did e-commerce giant Amazon set up an all-women delivery station?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Punjab
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    E-commerce major Amazon India said it has set up an all-women delivery station in Kadi, Gujarat – its second such facility in the country.
    In 2016, the company had launched its first all-women delivery station in India, with its partner in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  8. What is the theme of the fourth edition of the Global Ayurveda Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held virtually?
    A) Health as One
    B) Ayurveda For Immunity
    C) Immunity through Ayurveda
    D) Ayurveda and Health
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The fourth edition of the Global Ayurveda Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held virtually with the theme ‘Ayurveda For Immunity’. The summit was inaugurated by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
  9. Which city has topped the Global Smart City Index 2020 released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD)?
    A) Helsinki
    B) Zurich
    C) Singapore
    D) New York
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Four Indian cities – New Delhi(86), Mumbai(93), Hyderabad(85), and Bengaluru(95) – witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities.
    The 2020 Smart City Index (SCI) was topped by Singapore, followed by Helsinki and Zurich in the second and the third place respectively. Others in the top 10 list include Auckland (4th), Oslo (5th), Copenhagen (6th), Geneva (7th), Taipei City (8th), Amsterdam (9th) and New York at the 10th place.
  10. Researchers from which country’s university have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector?
    A) Russia
    B) Canada
    C) Malaysia
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. It is based on miniaturized photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip.
  11. Abraham Accord is signed among the US, Israel, Bahrain and which other country?
    A) UK
    B) UAE
    C) Iraq
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India welcomed the signing of the Abraham Accords by the US, Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and reiterated its call for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians for a “two-state solution
  12. Which bank has decided to extend OTP-based cash withdrawal of ₹10,000 and above throughout the day across all its ATMs?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State Bank of India(SBI) has decided to extend OTP-based cash withdrawal of ₹10,000 and above throughout the day across all its ATMs.
  13. Which bank is going to merge with Clix Group?
    A) South Indian Bank
    B) DCB Bank
    C) Laxmi Vilas Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) said the mutual due diligence relating to the proposed amalgamation of the Clix Group with the Bank is substantially complete, and the parties are in discussions on the next steps.
  14. World Bank agreed to finance how much amount for implementation of project for strengthening of health care institutions in Jammu & Kashmir?
    A) $ 20 million
    B) $ 50 million
    C) $ 40 million
    D) $ 80 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha gave its nod to implementation of the World Bank-assisted project for strengthening of health care institutions.
    World Bank agreed to finance 50 Million US$ for the project.
  15. How much amount will be invested by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation’s (BMRCL) line linking Central Silk Board Junction to Kempegowda International Airport – ORR-Airport Metro – Phase-2A and 2B?
    A) $200 million
    B) $700 million
    C) $400 million
    D) $500 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to invest $500 million to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation’s (BMRCL) line linking Central Silk Board Junction to Kempegowda International Airport – ORR-Airport Metro – Phase-2A and 2B.
  16. What is the rank of India in the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index 2020 in the list of 174 countries?
    A) 115
    B) 112
    C) 116
    D) 117
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In the latest ranking of the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index, India has been ranked 116 in the list of 174 countries. Last year, India was ranked 115 in the list of 157 countries.
    The index was topped by Singapore followed by Hong Kong and Japan.
  17. According to Swiss brokerage UBS Securities, India’s real GDP will contract to how much percent in the current fiscal?
    A) 8.6%
    B) 7.4%
    C) 8.3%
    D) 9.5%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Swiss brokerage UBS Securities, sees India’s real GDP contracting 8.6 per cent this fiscal, down from the previously estimated contraction level of 5.8 per cent, citing factors including the “modest” government response to the crisis for its estimate.
  18. After the resignation of Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, which minister is being given her portfolio as the additional charge?
    A) Narendra Singh Tomar
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Smriti Irani
    D) Narendra Singh Tomar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who had resigned in protest against three farm sector bills.
    The president has directed that Cabinet Minister be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, in addition to his existing portfolios.
  19. Who is roped in as the brand ambassador of Online poker platform 9stacks?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) KL Rahul
    C) Rohit Sharma
    D) Suresh Raina
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Online poker platform 9stacks has signed Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.
  20. Which Indian chef will be honoured with the prestigious 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions across India amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) Ranveer Brar
    B) Vikas Khanna
    C) Kunal Kapur
    D) Sanjeev Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna will be honoured with the prestigious 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions across India amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food distribution drive that he coordinated, thousands of miles away from his Manhattan home.
  21. Which airport has become the first airport in the world to earn “the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating” from Skytrax, an international airport industry ratings body?
    A) Haneda Airport, Tokyo
    B) Heathrow Airport, London
    C) Fiumicino Airport, Rome
    D) Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy has become the first airport in the world to earn “the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating” from Skytrax, an international airport industry ratings body.
  22. Who is the author of the book titled “End of an Era, India Exits Tibet”?
    A) Hiranmay Karlekar
    B) Claude Arpi
    C) Balbir Punj
    D) Virginie Despentes
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    French-born author, journalist, historian Claude Arpi has written fourth and final volume of his book titled End of an Era, India Exits Tibet.
  23. Ashok Gasti who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Director
    C) Musician
    D) Dancer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Karnataka, Ashok Gasti has passed away in a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 55.
  24. Amitabha Ghosh who served as _____________ passed away recently.
    A) SEBI Chairman
    B) NABARD Chairman
    C) RBI Governor
    D) RBI Deputy Governor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Governor for 21 days, Amitabha Ghosh, passed away at the age of 90.
  25. What is the theme of the World Patient Safety Day 2020?
    A) Patient Safety: a global health priority
    B) Safe health workers, safe patients
    C) Strategies, tips for healthcare facilities; what patients can do
    D) Health Worker Safety: A priority for patient safety
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Patient Safety Day was celebrated annually on 17 September.
    The World Patient Safety Day 2020 theme is “Health Worker Safety: A priority for patient safety” and the slogan is “Safe health workers, safe patients”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UBS Securities located?
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Lausanne, Switzerland
    C) Sydney, Australia
    D) Rome, Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    UBS Securities Co., Ltd. is a Chinese investment bank and brokerage firm that affiliated to Swiss investment bank UBS, which was the second largest shareholder for 24.99% stake.
  2. Where is Institute for Management Development (IMD) located?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Singapore
    C) Canada
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A

 

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