Current Affairs Quiz: September 26, 2019

Current Affairs 26 September 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Science and Technology and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched which initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies?
    A)UMMID
    B)VARSHA
    C)UNNATI
    D)BHARAT
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Science and Technology and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘UMMID’ (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies.

  2. Recently the central government has notified amendments to grant enhanced pension to families of government employees who served less than how many years?
    A)5
    B)6
    C)7
    D)8
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Centre has notified amendments to grant enhanced pension to families of government employees dying after serving less than seven years. The amended pension rules will apply to families of all government employees, including those of Central Armed Police Forces personnel.

  3. Where was ”India Water Week-2019” being held?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Pune
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    On 24th September 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the sixth ”India Water Week-2019” being organised with the theme of ”Water cooperation-coping with 21st-century challenge” at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

  4. Recently Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched how many agriculture-related mobile apps that will enable farmers to have easy access to agricultural equipment at their doorstep?

    A)2
    B)1
    C)3
    D)4

    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched two agriculture-related mobile apps that will enable farmers to have easy access to agricultural equipment at their doorstep.

  5. Which state government announced the ‘Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna’?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Bihar
    D)Delhi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the ‘Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna’ for the tenants living in Delhi, under which 200 units of electricity will be free.

  6. Which state government formally launched the ‘Free Drugs Scheme’?
    A)Bihar
    B)Sikkim
    C)Assam
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal formally launched the ‘Free Drugs Scheme’ for 651 tea garden hospitals of the state at a National Health Mission programme.

  7. In which city,the world’s tallest Ravana Effigy will be burnt?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chandigarh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In the wake of Dusshera festival, a Ravana effigy, 221 feet tall will be erected in Chandigarh. The effigy is being built at the cost of Rs 30 Lakh. It weights over 70 quintals.

  8. How many waiting days period is there for NRIs to apply for Aadhar on arrival?
    A)162
    B)150
    C)175
    D)182
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Non-resident Indians (NRIs) with valid Indian passport can apply for Aadhaar on arrival, without the 182-day waiting period, with the government issuing a notification in this regard. Following the notification, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has also come out with a circular stating that “NRI after his arrival in India, shall be entitled to obtain Aadhaar number”.

  9. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ in which city?
    A)NewYork
    B)Rome
    C)Washington DC
    D)Paris
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, USA.

  10. Who will be awarded with Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?
    A)Nitin Gadkari
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Narendra Tomar
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Global Goalkeeper Award for his contributions to the cleanliness drive and efforts to “improve access to sanitation in India through Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

  11. At how much percent India economy will grow in FY 19 according to Asian Development Bank?
    A)6.5%
    B)6.6%
    C)6.7%
    D)5.5%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its outlook for India’s economy with growth now expected at 6.5 per cent in fiscal year (FY) 2019, following weaker expansion in the first quarter of the year with slower growth in consumption and investment affecting the manufacturing and service sectors.

  12. Which life insurance company has signed agreement with Repco Home Finance Limited to offer the company’s range of products to RHFL customers?
    A)PNB Metlife
    B)UIIC
    C)SBI Life Insurance
    D)IDBI Federal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    SBI Life Insurance said it has signed a corporate agency agreement with city-based Repco Home Finance Ltd to offer the company’s range of products to RHFL customers.

  13. Recently Pune labs has has entered into a strategic alliance with which bank to offer equated monthly instalments (EMIs) on debit card-based offline transactions to the bank’s customers?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)SBI
    D)Federal Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pine Labs, a merchant-focussed company, has entered into a strategic alliance with Federal Bank, a private sector bank, to offer equated monthly instalments (EMIs) on debit card-based offline transactions to the bank’s customers.

  14. Who has stepped down as India’s women’s singles badminton coach?
    A)Ching Wang
    B)Martha Suzi
    C)Lee Wei Chun
    D)Kim Ji Hyun
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    With less than a year to go for the Tokyo Olympics, South Korea’s Kim Ji Hyun has stepped down from her position as India’s women’s singles badminton coach to attend to her ailing husband in New Zealand.

  15. Who has won Fide World Grand Prix 2019 title?
    A)Padmini Rout
    B)Tania Sachdev
    C)Harika Dronewalli
    D)Koneru Hampi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian chess grandmaster, Koneru Hampi (32) of Gudivada (Andhra Pradesh) has cliched Fide World Grand Prix 2019 title with 8 points from 11 rounds in Skolkovo, Russia.

  16. The IBSF World 6Reds title held in which country?
    A)Maldives
    B)india
    C)China
    D)Myanmar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s Laxman Rawat survived a spirited fightback from Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif to win 6-5 and clinch the IBSF World 6Reds title in Mandalay, Myanmar.

  17. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi)?
    A)Saurabh Joseph
    B)Nilesh Shah
    C)Rohan Rohtagi
    D)Aditya Puri
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Nilesh Shah, Managing Director of Kotak Asset Management Company (AMC), has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi), with immediate effect.

  18. Who has been chosen for this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
    A)Amitabh Bachchan
    B)Akshay Kumar
    C)Dharmendra
    D)Rekha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced.

  19. Who has been crowned as Mrs India 2019?
    A)Priyanka Dubey
    B)Pooja Desai
    C)Anita Singh
    D)Manushi Chillar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Pooja Desai, a house-wife from Vadodra, Gujarat has been crowned as Mrs India 2019. She emerged victorious after competing with over 4, 500 participants across the country.

  20. Which company topped the list of World’s most regarded companies list by Forbes?
    A)Visa
    B)Google
    C)Infosys
    D)MasterCard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    As many as 17 Indian companies, including Infosys, TCS and HDFC, have been named in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes.IT major Infosys has been ranked third in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies, along with global payments technology company Visa and Italian car-maker Ferrari on the first and second position, respectively.

  21. Who is the author of book Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke The Rules’?
    A)Neha J Hiranandani
    B)Himani Chilkoti
    C)Nilloufer Wadia
    D)Rishikesh Dhawan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An octogenarian sharpshooter, a priest, a spy and a warrior princess are some of the awe-inspiring Indian women whose stories will be part of a new book, ‘Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke The Rules’. Written by author Neha J Hiranandani, the book details the struggles and achievements of 50 remarkable women, complemented with illustrations by Niloufer Wadia.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Thimphu
    C)Manila
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Repco Home Finance?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option B

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

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