Current Affairs Quiz: September 23, 2019

Current Affairs 23 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE) summit in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Nagpur
    C)Pune
    D)Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE) summit in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  2. Recently Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah launched which application for the Chandigarh Police?
    A)E India Digital
    B)I Digital
    C)E Saathi
    D)Sarathi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah launched three citizen centric services of the Chandigarh Police, in Chandigarh. The services include the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS – Dial 112), ‘E-Beat Book’ System and the ‘E-Saathi App’.

  3. Which became the first Indian Railways station to be awarded with green ‘Platinum rating’ by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)?
    A)Secunderabad
    B)Lucknow
    C)Moradabad
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The biggest rail hub in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Secunderabad junction station, is the first Indian Railways station to be awarded with green ‘Platinum rating’ by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

  4. Recently NTPC has decided to set up India’s biggest solar park in which state?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s NTPC Ltd. has planned to set up a 5 gigawatt solar park in the western state of Gujarat, which would be the biggest in the country, as the top electricity generator shifts toward cleaner energy.

  5. As per ISRO,by Which year India will send its own astronaut to space under the ‘Gaganyaan’ mission?
    A)November 2025
    B)March 2020
    C)April 2023
    D)December 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    ISRO chief K Sivan said that the first Indian astronaut will be sent to space under the ‘Gaganyaan’ mission by December 2021 for which the work is already underway.

  6. Recently the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd handed over which Scorpene submarine to Indian Navy?
    A)Ankura
    B)Nishank
    C)Khanderi
    D)Velu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) handed over the second Scorpene submarine ‘Khanderi’ to the Indian Navy, and the naval asset will soon be commissioned, the Defence Ministry said.

  7. Recently U.S.-headquartered Google announced the setting up of a research lab in which city in India?
    A)Pune
    B)Mumbai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    U.S.-headquartered Google announced the setting up of a research lab in Bengaluru that will work on advancing artificial intelligence-related research with an aim to solve problems in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture and education.
  8. Recently RBI enhanced the loan sanctions limit qualifying as priority sector lending by banks to how much amount per borrower?
    A)₹40 cr
    B)₹25 cr
    C)₹30 cr
    D)₹35 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aiming to boost credit supply to small exporters, the Reserve Bank enhanced the loan sanctions limit qualifying as priority sector lending by banks to Rs 40 crore per borrower. The limit was capped at Rs 25 crore per borrower earlier.

  9. As per new guidelines by RBI,banks will now have to resolve failed debit transactions within how many days?
    A)2 days
    B)3 days
    C)5 days
    D)4 days
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a big boost for customers making e-commerce payments online, banks will now have to resolve failed debit card transactions within five days, and UPI and wallet based transactions within one, as per latest guidelines on turn around time (TAT) announced by the Reserve Bank of India.

  10. Recently which bank has launched ‘Bharosa savings account’?
    A)India Post Payment Bank
    B)Fino Payment Bank
    C)Paytm Payment Bank
    D)Airtel Payment Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Bharosa savings account’ which enables customers to withdraw cash, check their balance or access a mini statement of their account at over 6,50,000 Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) enabled outlets across India. These services have been designed for deepening financial inclusion in the country.

  11. Recently Tata Communications has partenered with which organisation to offer enterprises a secure, fully-managed, multi-channel, intelligent and cloud-based service?
    A)Wipro
    B)TCS
    C)Cisco
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tata Communications has partnered with Cisco to offer enterprises a secure, fully-managed, multi-channel, intelligent and cloud-based Cisco Webex Contact Center solution.

  12. RBI and which other organisation are working on a framework that will allow for freer and more accurate exchange of borrower data between banks and credit rating agencies (CRAs)?
    A)SIDBI
    B)NABARD
    C)IRDA
    D)SEBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Regulators Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) are working on a framework that will allow for freer and more accurate exchange of borrower data between banks and credit rating agencies (CRAs).

  13. Which Indian boxer got silver medal in World Boxing Championship 2019?
    A)Shiv Thapa
    B)Amit Panghal
    C)Viral Kaushik
    D)Praveen Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian boxer Amit Panghal’s phenomenal campaign in the men’s world championships ended with a silver medal after he went down to Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in an intense 52kg category final.

  14. Who won the women’s China Open Title 2019?
    A)Carolina Marina
    B)Tai Tzu Ying
    C)Serena Williams
    D)Angelique Kerber
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin defeated Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 21-17, 21-18 in the women’s badminton singles final match to lift the China Open title.

  15. Who has been appointed as new Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of IDBI Bank?
    A)Nikhil Sen
    B)Rajesh Khandelwal
    C)Sudhir Shyam
    D)Samuel Joseph
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IDBI Bank‘s Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Samuel Joseph Jebaraj as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) for a period of 3 years with effect from September 19, 2019.

  16. Who has been elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20?
    A)Madhukar Kamath
    B)Raghuvir Singh Chaturvedi
    C)S Srinivasan
    D)MK Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Madhukar Kamath, chairman emeritus of DDB Mudra group and mentor of Interbrand India, has been elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20. Kamath has also been the president of Advertising Agencies Association of India

  17. Which Indian film has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards?
    A)Article 15
    B)Ugly
    C)Gully Boy
    D)Andhadhun
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Gully Boy’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards, which is scheduled to take place on February 9 next year.

  18. Which state tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Assam
    C)Odisha
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kerala Tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards, including one for an ethnic food restaurant run by women at Kumarakom under its Responsible Tourism Mission.

  19. Which Indian Institute topped in India in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020?
    A)SRM University
    B)IIT Delhi
    C)IIT Bombay
    D)IISc Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT-B) leads India’s representation in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 with a 111-120 band ranking, up from 141-150 band last year. At 151-160 band and 171-180 band, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras formed the three best ranked Indian institutes in the latest rankings.

  20. Who is the author of the book “Being Gandhi”?
    A)Anandita Ghosh
    B)Larry Page
    C)Mark Tsuan
    D)Paro Anand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A new book by award-winning author Paro Anand will mark the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by looking beyond the leader and his politics and into his way of life, publishers Harper Collins Children’s Books have announced.

  21. Recently which poetry book was released on Air Marshal Arjan Singh in New Delhi?
    A)India Dreams
    B)Abhi Kaam Baki Hai
    C)Abhi Waqt he
    D)Jane Do
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A leaflet on Marshal of the Air Force and Mrs Arjan Singh Trust was released by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and ex-IAF Chief Arup Raha

  22. Recently Shyam Ramsay passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Politics
    C)Director
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Director Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay brothers has passed away. He was 67. The film-maker, known for cult horror films, was suffering from pneumonia.

  23. Recently Naramalli Sivaprasad passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Politics
    C)Journalist
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior TDP leader and former Member of Parliament, Naramalli Sivaprasad has passed away. Actor-turned-politician, Siva Prasad had represented Chitoor parliamentary constituency twice after wining 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  24. Recently S.K. Padmadevi passed away.She was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Actress
    C)Director
    D)Philosopher
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor and multi-faceted artiste S.K. Padmadevi, 95, who was part of the first Kannada talkie film that went on sets, was passed away. She was suffering from age-related illness.

  25. Recently who passed away which covered the country’s maiden Lok Sabha polls?
    A)Rajesh Pokhiriyal
    B)Ramesh Janak
    C)Ram Das Sharma
    D)Bhagat Ram Vats
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bhagat Ram Vats, a former PTI senior correspondent who travelled extensively with first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and covered the country’s maiden Lok Sabha polls, has passed away.

  26. Recently Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has passed away.He was the former President of which country?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Tunisia
    C)Zimbabwe
    D)Rwanda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has passed away in Saudi Arabia. He was 83.

  27. Recently Fernando Ricksen passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Football
    B)Baseball
    C)Cricket
    D)Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A former Dutch football player, Fernando Ricksen has passed away at the age of 43.

  28. what is the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace 2019?
    A)Peace and Unity
    B)Universal Declaration to peace
    C)The right to peace
    D)Climate Action for Peace
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Peace also known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September.It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.The United Nations has selected the theme “Climate Action for Peace” for the 2019 International Day of Peace.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. what is the capital of Tunisia?
    A)
    B)
    C)Tripoli
    D)Tunis
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

  2. Where is the HQ of Pacific Asia Travel Association?
    A)NewYork
    B)Paris
    C)Bangkok
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option B

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