Current Affairs Quiz: September 27, 2020

Current Affairs 27 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Veteran playback singer SP Balasubramaniam who passed away hailed from which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Veteran playback singer SP Balasubramaniam passed away in Chennai hospital.He was 74.
    Balasubramaniam won numerous awards over the span of his 50-year career. He sang more than 40,000 songs, a Guinness World Record, in 16 languages, including Tamil, Telegu and Hindi.
  2. Which payments bank along with fintech partners has introduced NFC-based contactless payments solution for mass transit systems, especially state bus transport services in India?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) Fino Payments Bank
    D) Jio Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fino Payments Bank along with fintech partners has introduced NFC-based contactless payments solution for mass transit systems, especially state bus transport services in India.
  3. n which of the districts of Kerala will one of the first medical device parks be set up in the country>
    A) Idukki
    B) Kasaragod
    C) Thiruvananthapuram
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kerala will soon house one of the first medical device parks in the country, focusing on the high-risk medical device sector to provide a full range of services for the medical devices industry like Research and Development (R and D) support, testing, and evaluation.
    MedSpark is going to be established at the Life Science Park, Thonnakkal, in Thiruvananthapuram district.
  4. When is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons observed?
    A) September 23
    B) September 26
    C) September 28
    D) September 25
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Every year, September 26 is observed as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
  5. When is Antyodaya Diwas celebrated in the country?
    A) September 26
    B) September 23
    C) September 21
    D) September 25
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Antyodaya Diwas was celebrated on 25th September across the country to mark the foundation day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
    The Day was celebrated under the theme “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge”
  6. What is the theme for the 2020 World Environmental Health Day?
    A) Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention
    B) Climate Change Challenges, Time for Global Environmental Health
    C) Global food safety and sustainability in disease pandemic prevention
    D) Caring for the environment in disease pandemic prevention
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Environmental Health day is celebrated on 26th September every year to shed the light on important work of environmental health around the world.
    The Theme for the 2020 World Environmental Health Day is “Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention”
  7. Who is set to become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly the Rafale combat aircraft?
    A) Bhavna Mittal
    B) Surekha Bachchan
    C) Shivangi Singh
    D) Deepika Rathore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is set to become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly the Rafale combat aircraft.
    Shivangi Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, was commissioned into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the year 2017 as part of the second batch of women fighter pilots.
  8. Where did the Union Ministers Shripad Yesso Naik and Dr. Jitendra Singh jointly laid e-foundation of Post-Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants in September 2020?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik and Union Minister of State PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh jointly laid e-foundation of Post-Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants at Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir.
  9. After the National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has come into existence as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession, which of the following has been dissolved?
    A) Authorities Governing Actions
    B) Board of Governors
    C) Alternate Governors Council
    D) Articles of Agreement of Governors
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The National Medical Commission (NMC), in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence.
    With the NMC coming into being, the Board of Governors (BoG) which superseded the MCI on September 26th, 2018, to perform its functions, has been dissolved and the nearly 64-year-old Indian Medical Council Act abolished.
  10. Which of the following institutes has developed ‘MOUSHIK’ Microprocessor for the rapidly-growing IoT Devices?
    A) IIT Guwahati
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Kharagpur
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers have successfully booted up MOUSHIK, an indigenously-made Microprocessor.
    MOUSHIK is a processor cum system on chip that can cater to the rapidly-growing IoT devices, an integral part of Smart Cities of a Digital India.
  11. Where did the Indian and Japanese navies held their three-day-long maritime military exercise called JIMEX?
    A) Persian Gulf
    B) Bay of Bengal
    C) Arabian Sea
    D) Indian Ocean
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian and Japanese navies began their three-day-long maritime military exercise in the North Arabian Sea. This is the fourth edition of Japan Maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX).
  12. Filmmaker Sreehari Dharman’s “Aavruthi” (Fence) won the best film trophy in the IFFT-Orange Short and Documentary Film Festival. It is based in which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Tamil
    C) Telugu
    D) Marathi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Sreehari Dharman’s “Aavruthi” (Fence) won the best film trophy at the closing ceremony of IFFT-Orange Short and Documentary Film Festival which is jointly organised by the Orange Academy and the IFFT from Thrissur, Kerala.
  13. Rockline Sudhakar who passed away recently was the actor of which language films?
    A) Kannada
    B) Malayalam
    C) Tamil
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Popular Kannada actor Rockline Sudhakar, who recently recovered from Covid-19, passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.He was 65.
  14. Regulator IRDAI identified which insurers as domestic systemically important insurers (D-SIIs) and subsequently decided to subject them to enhanced regulatory supervision?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation, New India Assurance and Oriental Insurance Company
    B) Life Insurance Corporation, Oriental Insurance Company and United India Insurance
    C) Life Insurance Corporation, General Insurance Corporation and New India Assurance
    D) Life Insurance Corporation, United India Insurance, and General Insurance Corporation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Regulator IRDAI has identified LIC, GIC and New India Assurance as domestic systemically important insurers (D-SIIs) and subsequently decided to subject them to enhanced regulatory supervision.
  15. Where will the Uttar Pradesh’s first vulture conservation and breeding centre be established?
    A) Aligarh
    B) Meerut
    C) Shamli
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh’s first vulture conservation and breeding centre is set to be established at Bhari Baisi village in Farenda range of Gorakhpur forest division.
    This vulture breeding and conservation centre will be the first in India which will be dedicated to king vulture and also the first vulture conservation and breeding centre in Uttar Pradesh.
  16. How much loan amount did the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved for urban sector projects in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh?
    A) $570 million
    B) $620 million
    C) $490 million
    D) $510 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Manila-headquartered Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved two loans totalling $570 million (about Rs 4,200 crore) for urban sector projects in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
    The $300 million loan has been approved to finance inclusive water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in secondary towns of Rajasthan.
    It has approved a $270 million loan for construction of water supply and integrated storm water and sewage management infrastructure in Madhya Pradesh.
  17. India offered a Line of Credit worth how much amount to Sri Lanka for three solar projects in the country?
    A) USD 300 million
    B) USD 400 million
    C) USD 100 million
    D) USD 200 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has offered a Line of Credit worth USD 100 million to Sri Lanka for three solar projects in the country.
  18. From which date, has the Reserve Bank of India decided to introduce ‘positive pay system’ for cheque, under which re-confirmation of key details may be needed for payments beyond Rs 50,000?
    A) April 1, 2021
    B) March 1, 2021
    C) January 1, 2021
    D) August 1, 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In order to check banking fraud, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to introduce from January 1, 2021, the ‘positive pay system’ for cheque, under which re-confirmation of key details may be needed for payments beyond Rs 50,000.
    Availing of this facility would be at the discretion of the account holder. However, banks may consider making it mandatory in case of cheques for amounts of Rs 5 lakh and above.
  19. Which city is going to become the first in the world which will create wireless electric roads to charge and power public transportation in the city?
    A) Jerusalem
    B) Tel Aviv
    C) Amman
    D) Damascus
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The city of Tel Aviv in Israel, is working on creating wireless electric roads to charge and power public transportation in the city.
  20. Which of the following has selected RegTech firm Signzy, in a bid to digitize its customer verification through ‘Video KYC’?
    A) AllBank Finance Limited
    B) Indiabulls Financial Solutions Limited
    C) BOB Financial Solutions Limited
    D) IDFC Financial Solutions Limited
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda has selected RegTech firm Signzy, in a bid to digitize its customer verification through ‘Video KYC’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Fino Payments Bank located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority situated?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

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