Current Affairs Quiz: September 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, in which of the following states did the government did not sanctioned electric buses?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Goa
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has sanctioned 670 electric buses and 241 charging stations to boost the electric mobility in the country.
    The buses have been sanctioned in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh whereas charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.
  2. Which state government launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’ to guide students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Odisha
    C) Karnataka
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’ to guide students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state.Uttar Pradesh was the first state to launch a unified portal along with the implementation of NEP.
  3. Which state government launched the Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni of the state transport department?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni of the state transport department.
    In the first phase of the scheme, 10,000 villages would be covered with financial outlay of Rs 100 crore.One vehicle would be provided to one beneficiary per village.
  4. What is the total outlay for the PM SVANidhi scheme as approved by the government?
    A) Rs.500.00 crores
    B) Rs.800.00 crores
    C) Rs.600.00 crores
    D) Rs.700.00 crores
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Government of India has approved a total outlay of Rs.600.00 crores for the PM SVANidhi scheme.
    The Prime Minister Street Vendor’s Amta Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme (PM SVANidhi) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has on 01 June 2020 to facilitate collateral free working capital loans upto Rs 10,000 of 1 year tenure, to about 50 lakh street vendors across the country.
  5. Which bank is going to launch SafePay, a digital facility that allows contactless debit card payments by simply waving one’s smartphone against a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled POS terminal?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) DCB Bank
    D) IDFC First Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IDFC First Bank is set to launch SafePay, a digital facility that allows contactless debit card payments by simply waving one’s smartphone against a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled POS terminal.
  6. Which company announced the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the company that owns well-known video game publisher Bethesda?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Oracle
    C) Google
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Microsoft announced that it will buy ZeniMax Media, the company that owns well-known video game publisher Bethesda, for $7.5 billion in cash.
  7. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Acer India, the personal computer brand?
    A) Sonu Sood
    B) Varun Dhawan
    C) Ranveer Singh
    D) Ayushman Khurana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Acer India, the personal computer brand, has announced Bollywood actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador.
  8. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been appointed as the president of which country?
    A) Libya
    B) Poland
    C) Somali
    D) Egypt
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as the country’s prime minister, hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model.
  9. Who has been appointed as the managing director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL)?
    A) Vikram Dev
    B) Mukul Narang
    C) Siddharth Murthi
    D) Rajat Sud
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) announced the appointment of Rajat Sud as its managing director from immediate effect.
  10. Who has won the James Dyson India Award 2020 for his invention- ‘Earth Tatva’?
    A) Vikas Manohar
    B) Shashank Nimkar
    C) Anil Khurana
    D) Aniket Mishra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Shashank Nimkar from the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) has won the James Dyson India Award 2020 for his invention- ‘Earth Tatva’.
    Nimkar used ceramic rejects called ‘grog’ from the surrounding production cluster and clay to make new products.These products are also made under a zero-waste manufacturing process.
  11. Which state’s Krushi Bhawan building was selected as the “People’s Choice Winner” at the AZ Awards 2020 in the Social Good Category?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) West Bengal
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has dedicated the prestigious AZ Awards-2020 for Odisha’s architectural marvel Krushi Bhavan, to farmers and artisans of the state.
    The announcement came after Bhubaneswar-based Krushi Bhawan building was selected as the “People’s Choice Winner” at the AZ Awards 2020 in the Social Good Category.
  12. Which state bagged a United Nations award for its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable development goals?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Kerala
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala bagged a United Nations award for its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable development goals.
  13. Which state’s ‘Human by Nature’ campaign bagged the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2020 for Marketing?
    A) Kerala
    B) Assam
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kerala Tourism’s internationally-acclaimed ‘Human by Nature’ campaign bagged the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2020 for Marketing.
  14. Which Bollywood actor has become the first to be featured in TIME Magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people?
    A) Sonu Sood
    B) Rajkumar Rao
    C) Vicky Koushal
    D) Ayushmann Khurrana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been featured in TIME Magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people for the fourth time since he took office in 2014.
    PM Modi has been kept under the ‘Leaders’ along with US President Donald Trump, US attorney general William Barr, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, US NIAID chief Anthony Fauci and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
    Modi is the only politician from India who has made it to the coveted list. Other Indians on the list include Google CEO Sundar Pichai, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, HIV research researcher Ravinder Gupta and Bilkis, who emerged as the face of the Shaheen Bagh protests.
  15. Which state launched its Police Seva App, a mobile application offering 87 types of citizen services?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched AP Police Seva App, a mobile application offering 87 types of citizen services.
  16. Dr. Sekhar Basu who passed away belongs to which of the following?
    A) Earth Scientist
    B) Nuclear Scientist
    C) Data Scientist
    D) Carbon Scientist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr. Sekhar Basu died of Covid-19 in a Kolkata hospital. He was 68.
  17. Former cricketer of which country, Dean Jones, passed away in Mumbai in September 2020?
    A) Australia
    B) Canada
    C) West Indies
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59.
  18. ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ is the autobiography of which of the following?
    A) Surekha Sikri
    B) Soni Razadan
    C) Neena Gupta
    D) Tabu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Award-winning actor Neena Gupta come out with her memoir titled ‘Sach Kahun Toh’,and it will be released in 2021.
  19. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Fauja Singh Keeps Going’, a children’s book?
    A) Navreet Kaur
    B) Sooraj Kumar Singh
    C) Nimrat Kaur
    D) Simran Jeet Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fauja Singh (109), the world’s oldest marathon runner, has created history as this ‘young athlete’ has been featured as a superhero in a children’s book titled ‘Fauja Singh Keeps Going’.
    The book was written by New York-based professor Simran Jeet Singh, was released recently.
  20. What is the theme of the World Maritime Day 2020?
    A) Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
    B) Connecting Ships, Ports and People
    C) Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future
    D) Empowering Women in the Maritime Community
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Maritime Day is observed on the last week of September on Thursday annually. The event’s date varies by year and country, this year World Maritime Day was celebrated on September 24, 2020 to spread awareness about the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment.
    “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” has been selected as the World Maritime theme for 2020.
  21. What is the theme of the World Pharmacist Day 2020?
    A) From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service
    B) Transforming global health
    C) Safe and effective medicines for all
    D) Pharmacists: Your medicines experts
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Pharmacist Day is celebrated on 25 September every year to promote awareness about the importance and role of a pharmacist
    The theme of World Pharmacist Day 2020 is “Transforming global health”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital city of Somalia?
    A) Belmopan
    B) Mogadishu
    C) Khartoum
    D) Asmara
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Currencies: United States Dollar, Somali shilling
  2. Where is the HQ of Acer situated?
    A) Taiwan
    B) Vietnam
    C) South Korea
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A

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