Current Affairs Quiz: September 2, 2020

Current Affairs 2 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where will the India’s first toy manufacturing cluster come up?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) West Bengal
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s first toy manufacturing cluster to come up at Koppal, Karnataka, has the potential to create 40,000 jobs in five years and attract over Rs 5,000 crore investment, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, said.
  2. Seaplane service to be started from 31 October in Gujarat will be operated by which airlines?
    A) Spicejet
    B) IndiGo
    C) Vistara
    D) AirAsia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Seaplane service to provide air connectivity from Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia in Gujarat is scheduled to start from October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
    The service will be operated by Spicejet Airline.
  3. Indian Railways developed remote-controlled medical trolley named what to deliver food, medicines to COVID-19 patients?
    A) RAILBOT
    B) CORBOT
    C) INDBOT
    D) MEDBOT
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    During Corona crisis, apart from providing transport facilities and essential items like foodgrains to people, Indian Railways has also provided facilities for COVID-19 patients.
    It has developed a remote-controlled medical trolley named ‘MEDBOT’ to help deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients.
  4. India will receive how much amount as the development assistance loan from Japan to fight COVID-19?
    A) Rs 3,500 Cr
    B) Rs 2,800 Cr
    C) Rs 4,800 Cr
    D) Rs 5,200 Cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Japan has committed an official Development Assistance loan of 3 thousand 500 crore rupees for the COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Response Support.
  5. To ease pressure on the liquidity and maintain congenial financial conditions, RBI announced term repo operations totalling what amount in mid-September?
    A) Rs 5 lakh crore
    B) Rs 4 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1 lakh crore
    D) Rs 2 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The RBI announced a host of steps, including term repo operations totalling Rs 1 lakh crore in mid-September to ease pressure on the liquidity and maintain congenial financial conditions with a view to ensuring sustainable recovery of economic growth.
  6. Vedanta Ltd tied up with State Bank of India for a long-term syndicated loan facility worth how much amount?
    A) Rs 12,000 crore
    B) Rs 10,000 crore
    C) Rs 8,000 crore
    D) Rs 15,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vedanta Ltd said it has tied up with State Bank of India for a long-term syndicated loan facility worth Rs 10,000 crore.
  7. At a cost of what amount, the defence ministry signed a deal with Tata Power Company Ltd and L&T to procure Pinaka rocket launchers for six Army regiments?
    A) Rs 2,750 crore
    B) Rs 2,580 crore
    C) Rs 2,420 crore
    D) Rs 2,960 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The defence ministry sealed a deal with two leading domestic defence majors to procure Pinaka rocket launchers for six Army regiments at a cost of Rs 2,580 crore.
    The contract has been signed with Tata Power Company Ltd (TPCL) and engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) while defence public sector undertaking Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) will also be part of the project. The BEML will supply the vehicles on which the rocket launchers will be mounted.
  8. Which country launched ‘Agriota’, an e-market platform to bridge gap between Indian farmers and former country’s food industry?
    A) UK
    B) Japan
    C) Canada
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The UAE has launched Agriota, a new technology-driven agri-commodity trading and sourcing e-market platform that will bridge the gap between millions of rural farmers in India and the Gulf nation’s food industry.
  9. Who won the Belgian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Sebastian Vettel
    B) Daniel Ricciardo
    C) Max Verstappen
    D) Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win .The second place is secured by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
  10. Which of the following groups acquired a 74 per cent stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)?
    A) Tata Group
    B) GMR Group
    C) Adani Group
    D) Aditya Birla Group
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Gautam Adani-led Adani group has acquired a 74 per cent stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a joint venture between the Airports Authority of India and GVK Industries.
  11. Which company acquired nation’s biggest mobile-phone service provider Reliance Jio Infratel Pvt. through Tower Infrastructure Trust?
    A) Oaktree Capital Management
    B) Blackstone Group
    C) Brookfield Asset Management
    D) Intact Insurance
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s government has approved Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s proposal to acquire a 252 billion rupees ($3.4 billion) stake in a trust that manages the wireless infrastructure of the nation’s biggest mobile-phone service provider Reliance Jio Infratel Pvt. through Tower Infrastructure Trust.
  12. Which state appointed India’s first-ever woman ambulance driver under new initiative by the Chief Minister of the state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Goa
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A woman was appointed as ambulance driver in Tamil Nadu, claimed to be the first in the country, as Chief Minister K Palaniswami flagged off 118 as part of an initiative to strengthen emergency services in the state.
    M Veeralakshmi was appointed driver of one of the newly launched ‘108’ ambulances and it is a ‘first’ in the country.
  13. Which airport has been awarded CII-GBC ‘National Energy Leader’ award at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management”?
    A) Hyderabad International Airport
    B) Kempegowda International Airport
    C) Chennai International Airport
    D) Cochin International Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The GMR led Hyderabad International Airport was awarded at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management” organized by CII and GBC, during the 19th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit”, Virtual Conference and Exposition on Energy Efficiency.
  14. Which player received Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in sports and games by the Odisha government?
    A) Deepa Malik
    B) Amit Kumar Saroha
    C) Varun Singh Bhati
    D) Jayanti Behera
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jayanti Behera and Deep Grace Ekka received Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in sports and games. Both of them received Rs. 2 lakh cash award each.
    Similarly Biju Patnaik Bravery Award was received by Purnima Giri and Sabita Giri who received cash award of rupees one lakh each, medal and citation.
    Biju Patnaik Sports Award for excellence in coaching went to Satya Ranjan Patnaik.
  15. Which institute has launched ‘EduRide’, a web portal to help candidates appearing for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) find transport to their test centres?
    A) IIT Ranchi
    B) IIT Varanasi
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Five students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, have designed a web portal to help candidates appearing for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) find transport to their test centres.
    EduRide is a web portal that connects candidates across the country with volunteers willing to drive or arrange a vehicle to their respective test centres.
  16. As announced by PM Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann in Baat’ radio programme, which month would be celebrated as the “Poshan Maah” or “Nutrition Month”?
    A) August
    B) September
    C) October
    D) November
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    September would be celebrated as the “Poshan Maah” or “Nutrition Month”,Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in ‘Mann in Baat’ radio programme.

 

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