Current Affairs Quiz: September 24, 2020

Current Affairs 24 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. HDFC Life has partnered with which bank to sell its policies to the bank’s customers?
    A) IDFC First Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC Life said it has entered into a partnership with YES Bank to sell policies to the bank’s customers.
  2. How much amount as been sanctioned by the central government as collateral-free loans for the street vendors in Odisha under the PM SVANidhi Yojana?
    A) Rs 7.4 crores
    B) Rs 6.5 crores
    C) Rs 4.1 crores
    D) Rs 8.2 crores
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the Centre has sanctioned 8.2 crore rupees as collateral-free loans for the street vendors in Odisha under the PM SVANidhi Yojana.
  3. Which state government launched Mukhymantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana on the lines of Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi to give additional benefit to the beneficiaries of the later scheme?
    A) Goa
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mukhymantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana is being started in Madhya Pradesh on the lines of Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.
    Under the announced scheme, the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, getting Rs. 6,000 per annum, will be getting additional financial assistance of Rs. 4,000, making their total annual assistance to be Rs. 10,000 per annum.
  4. In which state did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Ghar tak Fiber’ scheme following the motto of Digital India programme?
    A) Bihar
    B) Telangana
    C) West Bengal
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched nine highway projects and Ghar tak Fiber scheme in Bihar.
    The ‘Ghar Tak Fibre’ scheme is launched by following the motto of Digital India programme and the scheme will be connecting 45,945 villages of Bihar through optical fibre internet service.
  5. Which state became first in the country to come out with policies on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity policies?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu became first state in the country to come out with policies on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity policies.
  6. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) joined hands with the Tourism Development Board of which state to promote adventure sports activities at one of the state’s lake?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Sikkim
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) joined hands to promote adventure sports activities at Tehri Lake.
  7. Under the chairmanship of whom has the market regulator SEBI set up a technical group on social stock exchange to develop a framework for onboarding non-profit organisations?
    A) G.R. Chintala
    B) Ajay Tyagi
    C) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
    D) Bibek Debroy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sebi set up a technical group on social stock exchange to develop a framework for onboarding non-profit organisations and for-profit enterprises as well as prescribe disclosure requirements on financials and governance.
    The regulator has constituted the technical group under the chairmanship of Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, former chairman of Nabard.
  8. In September 2020, Indian Navy held two-day mega exercise ‘PASSEX Excercie’ with which country’s navy in the Indian Ocean Region?
    A) Canada
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Indonesia
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Navies of India and Australia will carry out a two-day mega exercise in the Indian Ocean Region that will involve a range of complex naval manoeuvres, anti-aircraft drills and helicopter operations.
  9. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested an indigenously-developed unmanned aerial vehicle named what, that can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems?
    A) Aacharan
    B) Abhyas
    C) Hunar
    D) Saadhan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested an indigenously-developed unmanned aerial vehicle, Abhyas, that can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems.
  10. As announced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, by which year China aims to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere?
    A) 2035
    B) 2060
    C) 2050
    D) 2055
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060.
  11. According to the UNCTAD report ‘Trade and Development Report 2020 – From global pandemic to prosperity for all: Avoiding another lost decade’, by what percent will the global economy is expected to contract?
    A) 2.3%
    B) 4.8%
    C) 4.3%
    D) 3.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The global economy is expected to contract by 4.3 per cent this year, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which will wipe out global output worth over USD 6 trillion, a UN report said.
    The UNCTAD ‘Trade and Development Report 2020 – From global pandemic to prosperity for all: Avoiding another lost decade’ report says, Output in India is expected to shrink by 5.9 per cent in 2020, before rebounding to 3.9 per cent the next year.
  12. Which company has partnered with Google Cloud to bring company’s Actian portfolio, starting with Actian Avalanche, to Google Cloud?
    A) HCL Technologies
    B) Infosys
    C) TCS
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    HCL Technologies and Google Cloud announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to bring HCL’s Actian portfolio, starting with Actian Avalanche, to Google Cloud.
  13. Who won the Brookwater Golf Club women’s championship?
    A) Petra Kvitova
    B) Sofia Kenin
    C) Ashleigh Barty
    D) Elina Svitolina
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Multi-talented Ashleigh Barty has conquered tennis, been a professional cricketer and has now added another string to her sporting bow by winning Brookwater Golf Club women’s championship.
  14. Bah Ndaw has been appointed as the interim president of which country?
    A) Ghana
    B) Senegal
    C) Nigeria
    D) Mali
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Mali defense minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw has been named the president of the country’s new transition government, while the leader of the junta that seized power last month. Colonel Assimi Goita, was appointed vice president of the country.
  15. Who is the author of the book titled “Voices of Dissent”?
    A) Varavara Rao
    B) Romila Thapar
    C) Bipin Chandra
    D) Meenakshi Jain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Historian Romila Thapar will come out with a historical essay next month, exploring dissent, including its articulation and public response to its particular forms, with a special focus on recent protests in the country.
    The book titled “Voices of Dissent” to be published by Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books.
  16. Ang Rita Sherpa, the legendary mountaineer from which country passed away recently?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ang Rita Sherpa, the legendary Nepalese mountaineer who scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mountt Everest, 10 times without bottled oxygen, died. He was 72.
  17. What is the theme of the World Rhino Day 2020?
    A) Seven Rhino Species Forever
    B) Three Rhino Species Forever
    C) Five Rhino Species Forever
    D) Nine Rhino Species Forever
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Every year on September 22, the world celebrates World Rhinoceros Day. The day intends to celebrate rhinos across the world in unique ways.
    Theme for World Rhino Day 2020 is “Five Rhino Species Forever”.
  18. What is the theme of the International Day of Sign languages 2020?
    A) With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!
    B) Sign Language Rights for All!
    C) Sign Language offers an opportunity
    D) Sign Languages Are for Everyone!
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Day of Sign Languages is observed annually on September 23, along with the celebrations of International Week of the Deaf.
    The theme for International Day of Sign languages 2020 is “Sign Languages Are for Everyone!”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) situated?
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) New York, USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

  2. What is the capital city of Mali?
    A) Yaounde
    B) Dakar
    C) Accra
    D) Bamako
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

  3. Professional tennis player and former cricketer Ashleigh Barty belongs to which country?
    A) Canada
    B) Australia
    C) USA
    D) Romania
    View Answer
    Option B

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