Current Affairs Quiz: September 25, 2020

Current Affairs 25 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. MP Suresh Angadi who passed away recently was the Union Minister of State in which ministry?
    A) Home Affairs
    B) Corporate Affairs
    C) Science and Development
    D) Railways
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Minister of State for Railways and Karnataka BJP MP Suresh Angadi passed away. He was 65.
  2. Who has been appointed as an advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), by the government?
    A) Simanchala Dash
    B) Mahesh Bhatt
    C) Surendra Banerjee
    D) Bhanupratap Rewari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government has approved the proposal to appoint Simanchala Dash as an advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington.
  3. Bhupesh Kumar Pandya who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Writer
    C) Dancer
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya, who was best-known for featuring in films like Vicky Donor, died of lung cancer.
  4. The Competition Commission of India approved the proposed merger of e-pharmacy company Medlife with which company?
    A) DFH Holdings
    B) KPD Holdings
    C) API Holdings
    D) SDI Holdings
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the proposed combination of Medlife and API Holdings.
  5. Whose term has been extended by the government as non-executive chairman of debt-ridden IL&FS group by one year?
    A) Gautam Adani
    B) Uday Kotak
    C) Shiv Nadar
    D) Aditya Puri
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government extended the term of Uday Kotak as non-executive chairman of debt-ridden IL&FS group by one year with effect from the 3rd day of October 2020.
  6. As announced by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, by which year has the Railways planned for 100 per cent electrification of its broad gauge routes?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Railways has planned for 100 per cent electrification of its broad gauge routes by 2023 said by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
  7. India and which country have launched a website dedicated to provide information about the 2015 post-earthquake reconstruction projects funded by New Delhi?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Nepal have launched a website dedicated to provide information about the 2015 post-earthquake reconstruction projects funded by New Delhi in the Himalayan nation’s education sector.
    The website, which can be accessed at www.goicbrinepal.com, has been conceptualised and developed by the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee under India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
  8. Which country’s Start-Up National Central and Ahmedabad-based iCreate inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting a programme to bring together former country’s and Indian entrepreneurs?
    A) Chile
    B) Ecuador
    C) Iraq
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Israel’s Start-Up National Central and Ahmedabad-based iCreate inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting a programme to bring together Israeli and Indian entrepreneurs as well as startups to collaborate on innovative projects.
  9. Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima who has been awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom award by the World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) belongs to which country?
    A) Venezuela
    B) Argentina
    C) Colombia
    D) Hungary
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, who was abducted, tortured and sexually assaulted on her way to interview an infamous paramilitary warlord in Bogota in 2000 was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom award by the World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra).
  10. Khushi Chindaliya from Surat has been named as the Regional Ambassador for India for which of the following?
    A) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    B) United Nations Children’s Fund
    C) United Nations Environment Programme
    D) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A 17-year-old girl from Surat, Khushi Chindaliya has been appointed as the Regional Ambassador for India for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Eco-Generation, a recurring event with monthly goals.
    Khushi has been named India’s ‘Green Ambassador’ for her contribution to the conservation of the environment.
  11. Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has been sworn as the president of which country for the sixth term?
    A) Belarus
    B) Bulgaria
    C) Hungary
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Aleksandr G. Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth term as president of Belarus after officially claiming 80 per cent of the vote in a secret ceremony.
  12. Ishmael Toroama has been elected as the president of which of the following?
    A) Cyprus
    B) Soloman
    C) Guinea
    D) Bougainville
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama has been elected president of Bougainville, an autonomous part of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific.
  13. Who has been appointed as the culture secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle?
    A) Raghvendra Singh
    B) Vivek Joshi
    C) Anand Kumar
    D) Sunil Gupta
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former bureaucrat Raghvendra Singh was appointed as the culture secretary in place of Anand Kumar, who has shifted as the secretary of the National Commission for Backward Classes, as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle.
  14. who has been appointed as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank by the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) PB Sinha
    B) AK Dixit
    C) DK Ghosh
    D) BM Nanda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed AK Dixit, former general manager at Union Bank of India, as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank.
  15. Which of the following has been ranked India’s Most Valuable Brand in the 2020 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands rankings, released by WPP and Kantar?
    A) Asian Paints
    B) Jio
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Life Insurance Corporation of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank has been ranked India’s Most Valuable Brand for the 7th consecutive year in a row in the 2020 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands rankings, released by WPP and Kantar.
    LIC, Tata Consultancy Services, Airtel, Asian Paints, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Jio, Flipkart, Paytm and State Bank of India were among the other brands ranked in the top 10 most valuable brand rankings.
  16. Which airport has been granted the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by Airport Council International (ACI) for the safety measures being taken at the aerodrome?
    A) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    B) Kempegowda International Airport
    C) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
    D) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The GMR Group-led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been granted the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by ACI, a worldwide association for the air transport industry, for the safety measures being taken at the aerodrome.
    It is among the first airports in Asia Pacific region to have received this coveted accreditation by the Airport Council International (ACI).
  17. Where will the India’s first Coast Guard academy be established?

    A) Mangaluru
    B) Nanded
    C) Thrissur
    D) Puri

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s first Coast Guard academy will be established at Mangaluru, Defence Spokesperson (PRO) Bengaluru said
  18. Purba Dam who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Comedy
    B) Music
    C) Dance
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam died of cardiac arrest at her Dhakuria residence in south Kolkata. She was conferred Sangeet Samman by West Bengal in 2013.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Israel?
    A) Forint
    B) Euro
    C) Shekel
    D) Dollar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Capital – Jerusalem
  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations Environment Programme situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Nairobi, Kenya
    C) Helsinki, Finland
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

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