Current Affairs Quiz: October 2, 2020

Current Affairs 1 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which of the following has launched a project ”Operation My Saheli” to boost the security of women passengers in trains during their entire journey?
    A) South East Central Railway zone
    B) South Eastern Railway
    C) South Central Railway zone
    D) East Coast Railway zone
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The South Eastern Railway has launched a project ”Operation My Saheli (friend) ” to boost the security of women passengers in trains during their entire journey.
  2. Which bank unveiled ‘Ind Guru’, an e-learning platform for its employees that offers technology-enabled solutions aimed at capacity building?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of India
    C) Indian Bank
    D) Union Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Public sector Indian Bank has unveiled its IB-eNote facility, aimed at providing a paperless working environment and to improve the turnaround time considerably.
    Indian Bank also unveiled ‘Ind Guru’, an e-learning platform for its employees that offers technology-enabled solutions aimed at capacity building.
  3. SBI Card has joined hands with which of the following to offer global benefits and exclusive privileges for consumers in India?
    A) American Express
    B) Mastercard
    C) VISA
    D) Maestro Card
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    SBI Card has joined hands with American Express to offer global benefits and exclusive privileges for consumers in India.
  4. Which of the following signed an MoU with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to collaborate in the area of Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS)?
    A) ITC Limited
    B) TATA Steel
    C) Jindal Steel
    D) Larsen and Toubro
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Considering the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) in India’s fight against Climate Change and Global Warming, meeting the growing energy demands and building a strong ecosystem to meet commitments under Paris Agreement, Tata Steel and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) signed MoU to collaborate in the area of Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS).
  5. Who has been roped in as its brand ambassador by real estate developer Bengal Peerless Housing?
    A) Rahul Dravid
    B) Kapil Dev
    C) Sachin Tendulkar
    D) Sourav Ganguly
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    City based real estate developer Bengal Peerless Housing has roped in Sourav Ganguly as brand ambassador for the company.
  6. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR released the names of 14 scientists who have been awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020. In which field is this prize given?
    A) Science
    B) Mathematics
    C) Physics
    D) Economics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, has released the names of 14 scientists who have been awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020.
    Two Professors, one from IIT Kharagpur, Dr Abhijit Mukherjee and Dr Bushra Ateeq from IIT Kanpur are among the recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.
  7. In which year is the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) going to launch its Venus Mission and which country is going to take part in it respectively?
    A) 2024, France
    B) 2024, Russia
    C) 2025, France
    D) 2025, Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ISRO is scheduled to launch its Venus mission in 2025 and France will participate in it.
    The VIRAL (Venus Infrared Atmospheric Gases Linker) instrument is co-developed with the Russian federal space agency Roscosmos and the LATMOS atmospheres.
  8. Which of the following is not one of the banks which is not excluded from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act as announced by the RBI in September 2020?
    A) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    B) Bank of Maharashtra
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) United Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The RBI has excluded six public sector banks, including OBC and Allahabad Bank, from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act following their merger with other banks.
    The six banks are Syndicate Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), United Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank, and Allahabad Bank.
  9. The programme named Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission (ASIIM) launched by the government is an initiative to promote innovation and entrepreneurship amongst whom of the following?
    A) MSMEs
    B) Dalit Society
    C) IT Students
    D) SC Students
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    An initiative was launched by the government to promote innovation and entrepreneurship amongst SC students in higher education campuses.
    The programme named Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission (ASIIM) was launched by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.
  10. Where did the Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ICGS ‘Kanaklata Barua’ of the Indian Coast Guard commission?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Surat
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ICGS ‘Kanaklata Barua’ of the Indian Coast Guard was commissioned at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd in Kolkata, West Bengal .
    ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs built by GRSE, the Defence Public Sector Undertaking, for the Indian Coast Guard.
  11. Of which of the following did Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveil new logo?
    A) Athletics Federation of India
    B) All India Football Federation
    C) Board of Control for Cricket in India
    D) Sports Authority of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) new logo at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.
  12. From where was the new version of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having a range of around 400 km test fired?
    A) Balasore
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Thiruvananthapuram
    D) Amravati
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India successfully test fired a new version of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having a range of around 400 km from an integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha.
  13. What is the theme of the International Day for Older Persons 2020?
    A) Leave No One Behind
    B) The Journey to Age Equality
    C) Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions
    D) Stepping into the Future: Participation of Older Persons in Society
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. It is a United Nations designated day to focus on the well-being of the elderly people.
    The theme of International Day For Older Persons 2020 is “Leave No One Behind”.
  14. In which state did state’s CM along with Union Ministers launch the door delivery of fertilisers to farmers, PoS (Point of sale) version, and SMS gateway?
    A) Tripura
    B) Haryana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy along with Union Ministers launched the door delivery of fertilisers to farmers, PoS (Point of sale) version, and SMS gateway from Rythu Bharosa Kendras.
    The State government introduced Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) to assist farmers in every step from the purchase of seed to sale of their produce, which acts as a one-stop destination to address all the needs of farmers across the state.
  15. USAID And SEWA Bharat got united to support Women Entrepreneurs with award from the W-GDP initiative. Where is the headquarters of SEWA Bharat situated?
    A) Sonipat
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Noida
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United States Agency for International Development in India has been selected for funding from the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative and it will collaborate with SEWA Bharat to support women entrepreneurs using the funding amount.
  16. What is the deadline (extended) set up by RBI for the interim relaxation in WMA (Ways and Means Advances) limits and OD (overdraft) regulations for States/ Union Territories (UTs)?
    A) March 31, 2021
    B) December 31, 2020
    C) June 30, 2021
    D) April 30, 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to extend the interim relaxation in WMA (Ways and Means Advances) limits and OD (overdraft) regulations for States/ Union Territories (UTs) for another six months till March 31, 2021.
  17. Which state’s Chief Minister announced the launch of a slum upgradation programme to make the state slum free in three years?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a slum upgradation programme to make the state slum free in three years.
  18. What is the interest rate for Public Provident Fund (PPF) for Oct-Dec Quarter?
    A) 7.4%
    B) 7.1%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Small Savings Schemes with Interest Rates for Oct-Dec Quarter
    Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)- 7.4 percent.
    Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Scheme (SSYS)- 7.6 percent.
    Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)- 6.9 percent.
    Public Provident Fund (PPF) – 7.1 percent.
    National Savings Certificates (NSC)- 6.8 percent.
    Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (MIS)- 6.6 percent.

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