Current Affairs Quiz: September 24, 2019

Current Affairs 24 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. As per a Union Minister Amit Shah,which year census will be conducted digitally?
    A)2021
    B)2022
    C)2025
    D)2031
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the 2021 census will be conducted through a mobile phone application, moving away from traditional pen and paper, to promote Digital India.

  2. Recently the Centre has introduced a new scheme Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing in which state?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Sikkim
    C)Assam
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has introduced a new scheme – Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing – for fishermen in Tamil Nadu, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh announced.

  3. As per CBDT,a national centre for IT e assessment is to be set up in which city/UT?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A national e-assessment centre (NeAC) will be set up in the national capital as part of the government’s ambitious plan to launch faceless and nameless assessment for income tax payers from next month.

  4. Which service has been rated as the world’s best real-time payment service?
    A)IMPS
    B)RTGS
    C)NEFT
    D)UPI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) has been rated as the world’s best real-time payment service in an analysis of 54 countries that have similar facilities.

  5. Which city witnessed world’s biggest drive on the International Coastal CleanUp Day?
    A)Surat
    B)Chennai
    C)Puri
    D)Vadodara
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Thousands of volunteers from across the country gathered here to participate in the massive beach cleanup drive on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD). The students also joined in large numbers to clean beaches near Konark and Astarang area along the coastline across the district.

  6. Which bank recently launched agri digital platform Baroda Kisan?
    A)Baroda Gramin Bank
    B)Bank of Baroda
    C)Canara Bank
    D)Punjab National Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bank of Baroda has launched an agri digital platform named “Baroda Kisan”. It is a web-based portal that can also be accessed by farmers via mobile.

  7. Recently as per Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman banks will organise credit “Shamiana meetings” for customers and NBFCs in how many districts in next 25 days?
    A)450
    B)400
    C)250
    D)500
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the banks will organise credit “Shamiana meetings” for customers and NBFCs across 400 districts in the next 25 days, in an attempt to boost liquidity in the system.

  8. Recently Max Bupa has announced a bancassurance corporate agency agreement with which bank to tie up health insurance solutions?
    A)Bank of Baroda
    B)Indian Bank
    C)Canara Bank
    D)Allahabad Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Max Bupa, a standalone health insurance player, has announced a bancassurance corporate agency agreement with Indian Bank, a state-owned bank.

  9. Recently which telecom company tied up with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer pre-paid plan with insurance protection cover for its customers?
    A)Jio
    B)Bharti Airtel
    C)Vodafone Idea
    D)BSNL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bharti Airtel has tied up with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer pre-paid plan with insurance protection cover for its customers, as part of its strategy to leverage the deep penetration of mobile services to build a financially secure India.

  10. Recently Paisalo Digital has inked its co-origination loan agreement with which bank?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)Bank of Maharashtra
    C)Bank of Baroda
    D)Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paisalo Digital has inked its co-origination loan agreement with the public lender Bank of Maharashtra. The co-origination arrangement will involve a joint involvement of credit by the bank and Paisalo. It shall also include allotment of risks and rewards between bank and Paisalo.

  11. Recently the Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry, has signed an agreement with which company?
    A)Accenture
    B)IBM
    C)Wipro
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option B

    Explanation: The Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry, has signed an agreement with IT major IBM to carry out a nationwide Train-the-Trainer programme in basic artificial intelligence.

  12. Who won the Singapore Grand Prix?
    A)Max Verstappen
    B)Sebastian Vettel
    C)Nic Rosberg
    D)Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    German racing driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 at Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore . The four-time Formula One world champion celebrated his 53rd career win with this.

  13. Who was appointed as brand ambassador of state Madhya Pradesh?
    A)Shatrughan Sinha
    B)Akshay Kumar
    C)Amitabh Bachhan
    D)Govinda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh government will appoint filmstar Govinda as brand ambassador to promote state’s traditions and tourist places. The state government plans to promote Madhya Pradesh as a destination for film making.

  14. Who was appointed as new CEO of Federal Bank?
    A)Nikhil Mukherjee
    B)R Nandlal
    C)Shyam Srinivasan
    D)RK Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the Managing Director and CEO of Federal Bank for another year, giving him a full decade as the head of the private sector lender.

  15. Recently which famous dance created history by entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Ladakhi dance?
    A)Rabha
    B)Bodo
    C)Kachari
    D)Shondol
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Shondol dance, which is known as the royal dance of Ladakh, has created history by entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Ladakhi dance. Shondol is a famous dance, which artistes used to perform for the king of Ladakh.

  16. Who has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London?
    A)Sonu Nigam
    B)AR Rahman
    C)Lata Mangeshkar
    D)Arijit Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Popular Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London. Nigam was among a host of winners across a range of categories at a gala awards ceremony, devised as a celebration of dynamic entrepreneurs and successful individuals chosen from hundreds of nominations from around the world.

  17. Who has been awarded with first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award in Bengaluru?
    A)Dhruv Rathee
    B)Rajiv Singh
    C)Anjana Om Kashyap
    D)Ravish Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    NDTV’s Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar received the first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award in Bengaluru.

  18. Who is the author of book titled Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years?
    A)Kartik Singh
    B)Bharathi Dhanojia
    C)PV Singh
    D)Rahul Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Book titled Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years authored by Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan is set to release on October 2019. It is published by Om Books International.

  19. Recently Robert Skinner Boyd passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Poet
    C)Actor
    D)Director
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Skinner Boyd has passed away. He shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s exit from the campaign due to mental health issues.

  20. Recently Naramalli Shivaprasad passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Poet
    C)Politics
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Chittoor Lok Sabha MP and TDP leader Naramalli Shivaprasad has passed away. 68-year-old Shivaprasad was suffering from a kidney ailment.

  21. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Sign Language 2019?
    A)Sign Language Rights for All
    B)Right to Learn Sign language
    C)Sign Language:A skill
    D)Sign language and Means
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf.This International Day recognizes the importance of sign languages for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfilling its core promise of leaving no one behind. It also offers an opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all sign language users.The theme of International Day of Sign Languages 2019 is ‘Sign Language Rights for All!’

  22. When is International Coastal Cleanup Day was observed?
    A)25th September
    B)23rd September
    C)21st September
    D)22nd September
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Coastal Cleanup Day was observed this year on 21st September 2019. It is observed each year on the third Saturday of September month.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Bank of Baroda?
    A)Surat
    B)Vadodara
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Max Bupa Health Insurance Company?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

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