Current Affairs Quiz: September 22, 2019

Current Affairs 22 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Which scheme of the government achieved milestone by crossing one crore beneficiary?
    A)PMMVY
    B)PMFBY
    C)PMKSY
    D)PMVVY
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has achieved a significant milestone by crossing one crore beneficiaries. The PMMVY is a direct benefit transfer scheme under which cash benefits are provided to pregnant women in their bank account directly to meet enhanced nutritional needs and partially compensate for wage loss. Women and Child Development Ministry said, the total amount disbursed to the beneficiaries under the scheme has crossed four thousand crore rupees.

  2. Recently Which railway zone installed first plastic bottle crushing machine in train?
    A)Northern Railways
    B)Western Railways
    C)North Central Railways
    D)Eastern Railways
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Western Railway for the first time has installed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle crushing machine in Mumbai Rajdhani Express. This machine can crush up to 3,000 bottles per day. The PET bottle crusher machine was installed in the train as part of the Indian Railways’ Swachh Bharat and Go Green missions and ties in with an impending ban of single-use plastic by the Centre.

  3. Who will head the panel to suggest possible structures and regulations for creating ‘social stock exchanges’ to facilitate listing and fund-raising by social enterprises as well as voluntary organisations?
    A)TN Manoharan
    B)Rajiv Sen
    C)Ishaat Hussain
    D)Raghuvir Chaudhary
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital market regulator Sebi set up a high-level panel under the chairmanship of Ishaat Hussain (Director at SBI Foundation and former Finance Director at Tata Sons) to suggest possible structures and regulations for creating ‘social stock exchanges’ to facilitate listing and fund-raising by social enterprises as well as voluntary organisations.

  4. Recently Which state government has issued a notification declaring 40 villages in four districts of the state as “lacking” taking into account the amount of damage to crops owing to heavy rains?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Rajasthan
    D)Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Rajasthan government has issued a notification declaring 40 villages in four districts of the state as “lacking” taking into account the amount of damage to crops owing to heavy rains. These villages were declared inadequate on the basis of Girdawari report of rabi crop 2019.

  5. Which government launched “champions campaign” in the fight against dengue?
    A)Bihar
    B)Delhi
    C)Punjab
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched “champions campaign” in the fight against dengue and urged people to encourage their friends to inspect their homes to clean stagnant water. Earlier, Kejriwal had launched a mega drive against dengue -#10Hafte10Baje10Minute campaign

  6. Recently General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, Lieutenant General SK Saini, inaugurated the ‘Shraddhanjali Sthal’ in Which city?
    A)Surat
    B)Gorakhpur
    C)Jaisalmer
    D)Nagpur
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, Lieutenant General SK Saini, inaugurated the ‘Shraddhanjali Sthal’ at the Jaisalmer War Museum in the memory of soldiers killed in action.

  7. Which new honour will be bestowed annually to an individual or any institution to further national integration on the pattern of Padma awards?
    A)Mother Teresa National Unity Award
    B)Gandhi National Unity Award
    C)Bhagat Singh National Unity Award
    D)Sardar Patel National Unity Award
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sardar Patel National Unity Award, a new honour for outstanding efforts to further national integration on the pattern of Padma awards will be bestowed annually to an individual or any institution or organisation, the Union Home Ministry said.

  8. Recently DRDO successfully flight tested the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM).Name it?
    A)Shakti
    B)Astra
    C)Veyu
    D)Nabi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) ‘Astra’ from Su-30 MKI platform off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha.

  9. Which Indian Actress launched pan India campaign “Climate Warriors “?
    A)Disha Patani
    B)Diya Mirza
    C)Deepika Padukone
    D)Bhumi Pednekar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Using her star power in the right direction, actor Bhumi Pednekar voiced her concern towards the ongoing climate change and launched a pan India campaign – “Climate Warrior” – to raise awareness on the same.

  10. Recently Indian Army conducted which exercise near China border in Eastern Ladakh?
    A)Lee Wei
    B)Chang Thang
    C)Indiana
    D)Chu Su
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army conducted a massive rare exercise named ‘Chang Thang’ involving all its arms and services including tanks, artillery and helicopters, in Eastern Ladakh bordering China, for testing and improving its war-fighting capabilities.

  11. What was the rank of ISB Hyderabad globally in Forbes Best International 1-Year Business Schools 2019?
    A)6th
    B)4th
    C)5th
    D)7th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to Forbes “Best Business Schools 2019” rankings, Lausanne, Switzerland-based IMD (International Institute for Management Development) held on to its No.1 ranking for the second time in a row as the best one-year international business school.

  12. Recently The finance ministry announced a big reduction in income tax rate for corporates to how much percent?
    A)20%
    B)21%
    C)22%
    D)25%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a big reduction in income tax rate for corporates. The government has slashed basic corporate tax rate to 22% from 30% while for new manufacturing companies it has been cut down to 15% from 25%.

  13. As per Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,no stressed asset of MSMEs to be declared NPA uptill Which year?
    A)March 31,2020
    B)March 31,2022
    C)Dec 31,2019
    D)1 April,2020
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    State-owned banks will not declare stressed assets of MSMEs as non-performing assets (NPAs) till March 31, 2020, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, listing more measures to lift up the economy by ensuring credit.

  14. Recently The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) slashed India’s GDP growth to how much percent for FY 2019-20?
    A)5.8%
    B)5.7%
    C)5.9%
    D)5.6%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) appears to be the most pessimistic on India’s economy among think tanks, as it cut the GDP growth forecast by 1.3 percentage points to 5.9 per cent for 2019-20.

  15. Recently World’s largest government healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), announced a partnership with which company to extend healthcare benefits to drivers ?
    A)Uber
    B)Meru
    C)Ola
    D)Urbanclap
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World’s largest government healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), announced a partnership with mobility platform, Ola to facilitate comprehensive health insurance for Ola’s 2 million driver-partners.

  16. Recently Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) collaborated with Which company to launch Digital Payments Abhigyan?
    A)Wipro
    B)Microsoft
    C)Apple
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said that it has collaborated with the electronics and IT ministry (MeitY) and Google India to launch a nationwide awareness campaign ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’.

  17. Recently the Ministry of Sports decided to create how many National Centres of Excellence (NCE) ?
    A)31
    B)26
    C)20
    D)15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ministry of Sports will create 20 National Centres of Excellence (NCE) in order to groom athletes for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Every Centre of Excellence will designate funds for four to six specific sports.

  18. Who became the first Indian boxer to enter the finals of the Men’s World Boxing Championships?
    A)Akhil Kumar
    B)Amit Panghal
    C)Shiv Thapa
    D)Vikas Krishnan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Amit Panghal became the first Indian boxer to enter the finals of the Men’s World Boxing Championships. Panghal defeated Saken Bibossinov 3-2 in the semi-finals in the 52 kg weight category.

  19. Which state school won U-17 Junior Boys Subroto Cup International Football Tournament?
    A)Assam
    B)Bihar
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School, Meghalaya defeated Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) by 1-0 in the final of U-17 Junior Boys Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at Dr Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.

  20. Who is the author of book “ Rethinking Good Governance’,?
    A)Rajiv Mehrishi
    B)Mehboob Khan
    C)T Manoharan
    D)Vinod Rai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book ‘Rethinking Good Governance’, authored by the former CAG, Shri Vinod Rai, in New Delhi.

  21. Who released the book Himalayan Odyssey’, ?
    A)Veerendra Kumar
    B)Smriti Irani
    C)M Venkaiah Naidu
    D)Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book ‘Himalayan Odyssey’, the English translation of the award-winning Malayalam original – ‘Haimavathabhuvil’, written by Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Member of Parliament and Chief Managing Director of Mathrubhumi, in New Delhi

  22. What is the theme of this year’s World Bamboo Day 2019?
    A)Preserve and Sustainable use of Bamboo
    B)Awareness of Bamboo as Tree
    C)India’s Green Gold
    D)Bamboo for sustainable development goals
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Every year, September 18 is observed as the World Bamboo Day by the World Bamboo Organisation, in order to generate awareness about conserving and promoting the bamboo industry.Known as green gold, bamboo is ubiquitous as it dominates rural and urban landscapes. From artifacts to sustainable architecture, bamboo remains a favourite as it’s fast to grow, low on maintenance and has versatile potential.The theme of World Bamboo Day 2019 is “Bamboo for sustainable development goals.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Securities and Exchange Board of India?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?
    A)Geneva
    B)Paris
    C)NewYork
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Ola ?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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