Current Affairs Quiz: September 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state’s e- peek pahani mobile application will reduce hardships of farmers as announced by the state government?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Goa
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government”s e- peek pahani mobile application will reduce hardships of farmers and help them get the right price and good market for their produce.
  2. Who won the men’s singles titles in the Italian Open 2020?
    A) Diego Schwartzman
    B) Grigor Dimitrov
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Andy Murray
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    In tennis, world number one Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters title by beating Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open Men’s Singles event at Rome.
  3. Who won the women’s singles titles in the Italian Open 2020?
    A) Naomi Osaka
    B) Maria Sharapova
    C) Karolina Pliskova
    D) Simona Halep
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Women’s Single title, top seed Simona Halep claimed the Italian Open in Rome after second seed Karolina Pliskova retired from the final with injury when she was down 6-0, 2-1.
  4. How much amount has been sanctioned for upgradation of three Chhattisgarh Airports under UDAN scheme by the Central Government?
    A) Rs. 108 crore
    B) Rs. 192 crore
    C) Rs. 138 crore
    D) Rs. 145 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Central Government has sanctioned Rs. 108 crore under UDAN scheme for upgradation of three Chhattisgarh Airports.
    Out of the total amount, Rs. 48 crore have been sanctioned for Jagdalpur, Rs. 27 crore for Ambikapur and Rs. 33 crore for Bilaspur under UDAN scheme for up-gradation and development of these Airports.
  5. In September 2020, Environment Ministry launched a National Conservation Strategy for which of the following?
    A) Great Indian bustard
    B) Barasingha
    C) One-Horned Rhinoceros
    D) Asiatic lion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said India is home to the largest number of Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in the world with population in the range of 3000 animals in Assam, West Bengal and UP.
    Environment Ministry has launched a National Conservation Strategy for Indian One-Horned Rhino.
  6. Ashalata Wabgaonkar who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Author
    B) Politician
    C) Singer
    D) Actress
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Noted Marathi actress and Bollywood’s veteran character artist Ashalata Wabgaonkar passed away due to Covid 19 infection at a hospital in Satara in Maharashtra. She was 79.
  7. Shyama Sharma who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Author
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Himachal Pradesh minister Shyama Sharma died at a hospital in Chandigarh. He was 70.
    She was the first woman to be elected from Nahan assembly constituency in Sirmaur district in 1977 and was inducted as a minister in the Janata Party government led by Shanta Kumar.
  8. Which of the following bank collaborated with Google to enable customers to use their cards on Google Pay platform?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s largest credit card issuer SBI Card announced a collaboration with Google to enable customers to use their cards on Google Pay platform.
    The payments are managed via a “secure digital token” that is attached to the smartphones so that no user has to share the card details with any vendor.
  9. With which bank has SBI Life Insurance signed bancassurance agreement to offer a comprehensive bouquet of life insurance solutions to the bank’s customers across the country?

    A) Federal Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Laxmi Vilas Bank

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    SBI Life Insurance said it has signed bancassurance agreement with Yes Bank to offer a comprehensive bouquet of life insurance solutions to the bank’s customers across the country.
  10. Where did the State Bank of India started a programme by the name “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme) to accelerate SHG finance in the bank?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Tripura
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To accelerate SHG finance in the Bank in a mission mode, State Bank of India (SBI) started a programme by the name “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme).
    SBI branches of Assam sanctioned 856 numbers of SHGs sponsored by NRLM with financial outlay of Rs. 38 crore.
  11. Two modern trains headed over to Nepal by India would run between Kurtha in Nepal to which district in India?
    A) Nawada
    B) Purnia
    C) Jaynagar
    D) Katihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has handed over two modern trains to Nepal that would run between Jaynagar in Bihar and Kurtha in Dhanusa district from mid-December, marking the beginning of the first broad-gauge railway service in the Himalayan nation.
  12. How much amount has been provided by India to Maldives as financial assistance to help it mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) $ 250 million
    B) $ 350 million
    C) $ 150 million
    D) $ 200 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has provided financial assistance of $ 250 million to the Maldives to help it mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  13. India launched first ever Cargo Ferry Vessel ‘MCP Linz’ with which country?
    A) Maldives
    B) Indonesia
    C) Myanmar
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The first ever Cargo Ferry Service between India and the Maldives was jointly launched opening a new chapter in connectivity initiatives in the Indian Ocean Region.
    The Cargo Ferry Vessel MCP Linz operated by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will connect Tuticorin and Cochin ports in India with Kulhudhuhfushi and Male ports in the Maldives.
  14. What is the theme of the World Alzheimer’s day 2020?
    A) Every 3 Seconds
    B) Remember me
    C) Let’s talk about dementia
    D) Raising awareness and challenging stigma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year, the month of September is observed as World Alzheimer’s Month and 21 September as World Alzheimer’s Day. The main aim of World Alzheimer’s Day to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds the disease.
    In 2020, the theme for World Alzheimer’s day is “Let’s talk about dementia”.
  15. John Turner who passed away recently was the former Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Japan
    C) Australia
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has passed away at his residence in Toronto. He was 91.
  16. Which former prime minister or president of India took oath as member of Rajya Sabha in September 2020?
    A) H D Deve Gowda
    B) Manmohan Singh
    C) Lal Krishna Advani
    D) Pratibha Patil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  17. Which firm has acquired Australian IT firm DWS Ltd for $115.8 million in a bid to further expand its digital offerings especially in Australia and New Zealand?
    A) Infosys
    B) Mahindra and Mahindra
    C) HCL Technologies
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HCL Technologies has announced the acquisition of Australian IT firm DWS Ltd for $115.8 million in a bid to further expand its digital offerings especially in Australia and New Zealand.
  18. According to the Finance Ministry, India’s nominal GDP will grow by how much per cent in nominal terms in financial year 2021-22?
    A) 21%
    B) 14%
    C) 19%
    D) 24%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Finance ministry has estimated that India’s nominal GDP will grow by 19 per cent in nominal terms in financial year 2021-22.
    In the first quarter of this financial year, the nominal GDP contracted by 22.6 per cent to Rs 38.08 lakh crore, compared to Rs 49.18 lakh crore in the same period last year.
  19. Which of the following announced the launch of a grant program in India to support women entrepreneurs with its partner, IFundWomen?
    A) Visa
    B) Mastercard
    C) NPCI
    D) American Express
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Visa has announced the launch of a grant program in India to support women entrepreneurs with its partner, IFundWomen.
    As an extension of two programs launched in the US this year, women entrepreneurs in India will now receive funding from Visa to grow and expand their business.
  20. Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the only PM of India to have received the Ig Noble award?
    A) P. V. Narasimha Rao
    B) Inder Kumar Gujral
    C) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    D) Manmohan Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In 2020, PM Modi became the second Indian Prime Minister to get the Ig Noble award for “using the COVID-19 pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists can”.
    The first was Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998 who was given the honour for his “aggressively peaceful” detonation of a nuclear weapon.

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