Current Affairs Quiz: September 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. In September 2020, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of nine highway projects worth how much amount in Bihar through video conferencing?
    A) Rs. 14,258 crore
    B) Rs. 14,982 crore
    C) Rs. 13,277 crore
    D) Rs. 15,092 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of nine highway projects worth 14,258 crore rupees in Bihar through video conferencing.
  2. For 2018 to which year, did the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implemented a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR)?
    A) 2025
    B) 2022
    C) 2030
    D) 2028
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated and is implementing a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025.
    Govt launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan in 272 most affected districts
  3. Which ministry has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan?
    A) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    B) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    C) Ministry of Home Affairs
    D) Ministry of AYUSH
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan.
  4. Which state launched ‘Amma Mobile Ration Shops’ in the state which will serve as mobile public distribution outlets for ration to the eligible beneficiary families?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Goa
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy launched 3401 mobile public distribution outlets in the state.
    The ‘Amma Mobile Ration Shops’ as they are called mainly serve families in remote, hilly and far-flung areas.
  5. In September 2020, Tamil Nadu state government announced the setting up of nutrition park in which district?
    A) Ariyalur
    B) Namakkal
    C) Erode
    D) Dindigul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Steps are being taken up to set up a nutrition park in Chandrasekharapuram, Namakkal near Trichy said by State Social Welfare and Nutrition department Minister Dr V Saroja.
  6. Which state’s agricultural university has introduced ‘Jeevani’, a health drink aimed at enhancing the immunity levels of people?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aimed at enhancing the immunity levels of people, the Department of Post-Harvest Technology, Kerala Agricultural University has introduced Jeevani, a health drink in the market.
  7. Which division of Southern Railways (SR) has launched an in-house mobile application – Freight Seva – to serve customers better?
    A) Salem
    B) Tiruchirappalli
    C) Chennai
    D) Madurai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Chennai Division of Southern Railways (SR) has launched an in-house mobile application – Freight Seva – to serve customers better.
  8. Which of the following PSUs has been granted Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS certification for all its products?
    A) Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
    B) Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
    C) Projects and Development India Limited
    D) National Aluminium Company
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited, HOCL, a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has been granted Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS certification for all its products.
  9. Students from which of the following university have developed a new low-cost device ‘Swasner’, first of its kind ventilation device to ease breathing?
    A) IIIT Chennai
    B) IIIT Allahabad
    C) IIIT Guwahati
    D) IIIT Bhubaneswar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IIIT Bhubaneswar students developed a new low-cost device ‘Swasner’ to aid COVID-19 patients.
    They have designed a hyperbaric chamber, first of its kind ventilation device to ease breathing. ‘Swasner’, the device to let patients breathe more conveniently.
  10. Google Pay has partnered with which company for card-based payments with tokenization?
    A) NPCI
    B) VISA
    C) Mastercard
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Google Pay will enable safe and secure omni-channel experiences to help consumers use NFC capable Android devices/phones to make contactless payments at over 2.5 million Visa merchant locations, scan and pay at more than 1.5 million Bharat QR-enabled merchants and pay bills and recharges from within their Google Pay app using their card.
  11. Which sports federation has been named as Billie Jean King Cup after Billie Jean King, an American Tennis Player, to honour her?
    A) Corbillon Cup
    B) Thomas Cup
    C) Fed Cup
    D) Merdeka Cup
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Fed Cup is all set to change its name to Billie Jean King Cup, announced The International Tennis Federation.
  12. Who has been appointed as the Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment?
    A) Apurva Chandra
    B) S Aparna
    C) Sapna Mahurkar
    D) Preeti Deb
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    1984 batch Kerala cadre Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer, Anand Kumar will be the new Secretary, National Commission for Backward Classes, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    S Aparna, the 1988 batch lAS officer from the Gujarat cadre will be the next Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
    Apurva Chandra, 1988 batch lAS officer of the Maharashtra cadre, will be the new Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  13. Who has been appointed as the head of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)?
    A) Sunil Bhagwati
    B) Anil Dhasmana
    C) Keerat Devy
    D) Bhanu Anmol
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Central government has appointed former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana as the head of the country’s technical intelligence agency, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) for two years.
  14. The book titled “Kitchens of Gratitude” has been authored by whom?
    A) Ranveer Brar
    B) Kunal Kapur
    C) Vikas Khanna
    D) Sanjeev Kapoor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna announced his next book titled “Kitchens of Gratitude”.
    The book, “Kitchens of Gratitude”, will be released in 2021 under the ‘Ebury Press’ imprint.
  15. Player Sachin Deshmukh who passed away recently was related to which sports?
    A) Boxing
    B) Football
    C) Baseball
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Mumbai cricketer Sachin Deshmukh has died from Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Vedanta Hospital in Thane. He was 52 years old.
  16. Bibhuranjan Choudhury who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Musician
    B) Dancer
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Renowned music composer Bibhuranjan Choudhury died after a prolonged battle with cancer, coupled with other complications, his family said. He was 71.
  17. Winston Groom who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Author
    C) Artist
    D) Comedian
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop-cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.
  18. What is the theme of International Day of Peace 2020?
    A) Together for Peace
    B) The Right to Peace
    C) Climate Action for Peace
    D) Shaping Peace Together
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September to educate and create public awareness among its people in matters and issues related to peace. This year, the day is extra special as it marks 75 years of the International Day of Peace.
    The theme of the International Day of Peace 2020 is “Shaping Peace Together.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of National Technical Research Organisation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Puri
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Jaipur
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A

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