Current Affairs Quiz: September 20, 2020

Current Affairs 20 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India’s GDP will contract to how much percent in the current fiscal?
    A) 9.6%
    B) 8.7%
    C) 10.2%
    D) 11.3%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecast a deeper contraction of 10.2% for India in the current fiscal, surpassing its June estimate of -7.3% in the event of a second wave of infections, in its Interim Economic Outlook report released recently.
  2. What is the theme of World Bamboo Day 2020?
    A) My Bamboo My Wealth
    B) Bamboo for sustainable development goals
    C) BAMBOO NOW
    D) Bamboo For Sustainable Development Goals
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Bamboo Day is observed on September 18 every year to increase the awareness of bamboo globally to protect natural resources and the environment.
    The theme for 11th edition of World Bamboo Day 2020 is ‘BAMBOO NOW.’
  3. Who has authored the book titled titled ‘Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.’?
    A) Arundhati Roy
    B) Jhumpa Lahiri
    C) Anita Desai
    D) Medha Patkar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.‘, has been authored by Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy was released recently.
  4. Which state as launched “Arthika Spandana” programme of disbursing loans to the tune of ₹ 39,300 crore through various cooperative institutions?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) West Bengal
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme of disbursing loans to the tune of ₹ 39,300 crore through various cooperative institutions.
  5. Which of the following has launched a new loan scheme named ‘Apna Ghar Dreamz’ for skilled workers employed in the informal sector in Delhi?
    A) REPCO Home Finance Ltd.
    B) GRUH Finance Ltd.
    C) Can Fin Homes Limited
    D) ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ICICI Home Finance has launched a new loan scheme named ‘Apna Ghar Dreamz’, with credit amount in the range of Rs 2 lakh to 50 lakh, for skilled workers employed in the informal sector in Delhi.
    It is a first-of-its-kind home loan product with focus on people who have never taken a loan before, or have a good history of repaying loans but do not have formal documents.
  6. Which state government launched an assistance scheme to encourage use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Telangana
    C) Odisha
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced an assistance scheme to encourage use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state.
    Gujarat Government will provide subsidy of 12,000 rupees to school students studying in Standard-9th to colleges for battery-operated two-wheelers.
  7. Where is India’s first General Aviation Terminal inaugurated in September 2020 to handle the flight operations of private jets?
    A) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
    B) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    C) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
    D) Trivandrum International Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated India’s first General Aviation Terminal at Delhi airport. The exclusive terminal will handle the flight operations of private jets.
    With the facility, Delhi Airport marks a milestone of setting up high-end infrastructure for passengers.
  8. Who is the head of the committee formed by the union government to study reports of surveillance of Indians by Chinese firm Zhenhua Data?
    A) Rajesh Pant
    B) Suresh Gaba
    C) Pritam Das
    D) Suman Rai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has formed the panel to study reports of surveillance of Indians by Chinese firm Zhenhua Data. The committee was headed by the National Cyber Security coordinator Lt Gen Rajesh Pant.
  9. Who is the head of the committee formed by the union government to prepare a roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in the agriculture sector?
    A) Ashish Mishra
    B) Deepak Kumar Tiwari
    C) Ajay Tirke
    D) Siddharth Mehta
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has set up a high-level committee to prepare a roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in the agriculture sector, eager to push through a reform that would lay down the rights of landless farm workers who miss out on welfare benefits.
    The committee will be headed by Shri Ajay Tirke.
  10. Where will the country’s “biggest” film city be set up as announced by the state government in September 2020?
    A) Pune
    B) Noida
    C) Srinagar
    D) Solan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to set up the country’s “biggest” film city in the state’s Gautam Buddh Nagar.
  11. Whose tenure has been extended by the central government as Deputy National Security Adviser?
    A) Sooraj Thind
    B) Manoj Khattar
    C) Sagar Gupta
    D) Pankaj Saran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central Government extended the tenure of Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran for one year.
  12. Which bank launched lead management system (LMS) – i-Lead 2.0 (Inspiring Leads System version 2.0) to provide its services to customers irrespective of where they reside?
    A) IDFC First Bank
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Dena Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To provide its services to customers irrespective of where they reside, public sector lender Canara Bank has launched lead management system (LMS) – i-Lead 2.0 (Inspiring Leads System version 2.0).
  13. Which bank launched a special gold loan scheme Vikas Laghu Suvarna with a reduced interest rate of 7.25 per cent?
    A) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
    B) Kerala Gramin Bank
    C) Odisha Gramin Bank
    D) Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) has launched a special gold loan scheme Vikas Laghu Suvarna with a reduced interest rate of 7.25 per cent.
  14. How much amount will be provided by the International Finance Corporation to India to develop green buildings, improve public transport and to expand renewable sources of energy?
    A) $ 2 million
    B) $ 4 trillion
    C) $ 4 million
    D) $ 2 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Finance Corporation has said that two trillion dollars will be provided to India to develop green buildings, improve public transport and to expand renewable sources of energy.
  15. Babu Sivan who passed away recently is related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Sportsperson
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tamil director Babu Sivan passed away at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai, following multiple organ failure. He was 54.
  16. Balli Durga Prasad Rao who passed away recently is related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Businessman
    C) Doctor
    D) Mathematician
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tirupati Lok Sabha MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao, who was battling Covid-19 for over a month, died at a hospital in Chennai. He was 65.
  17. Ramakant Tiwari who passed away recently is related to which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Economist
    C) Politician
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Madhya Pradesh minister Ramakant Tiwari died at his residence in Chakghat after prolonged illnesses. He was 80.
  18. Naznin Faruque who passed away recently was former Rajya Sabha MP from which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Naznin Faruque passed away . She was 66.
  19. Akshay Kumar who passed away recently was founder and former general secretary of which organization?
    A) Fencing Association of India
    B) Ice Hockey Association of India
    C) Netball Federation of India
    D) Cycling Federation of India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The founder and former general secretary of the Ice Hockey Association of India, Akshay Kumar, passed away at the age of 51.
  20. Whose first volume of memoir titled ‘A Promised Land’ is set to release in November 2020?
    A) Joe Bidden
    B) Michelle Obama
    C) Donald Trump
    D) Barack Obama
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir ‘A Promised Land’ is set to release on 17 November.
  21. What is the theme of International Equal Pay Day 2020?
    A) Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity
    B) Virtual global Call to Action ensuring pay equity
    C) Building a better world of work by ensuring pay equity
    D) Ensuring equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Equal Pay Day, every year on 18th September under an initiative by the UN, aims at highlighting the importance of achieving equal pay for work of equal value.
    Theme of International Equal Pay Day 2020 is ‘Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity’.
  22. What is the theme of World Water Monitoring Day 2020?
    A) EarthEcho Water
    B) Leaving no one behind
    C) Nature for Water
    D) Solve Water
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Water Monitoring Day was originally celebrated annually on September 18 to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world.
    This year’s theme for World Water Monitoring Day 2020 is ‘Solve Water.’

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Moscow, Russia
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of International Finance Corporation situated?
    A) Sydney, Australia
    B) Washington DC, USA
    C) New York, USA
    D) Ottawa, Canada
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of ICICI Home Finance located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option B

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