Current Affairs Quiz: September 28 and 29, 2020

Current Affairs 28 and 29 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Rabies Day 2020?
    A) Rabies: Zero by 30
    B) Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate
    C) Rabies: Share the message. Save a life
    D) End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Rabies Day is observed every year on September 28 to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
    14th World Rabies Day theme is ‘End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate’.
  2. What is the theme of the International Day for the Universal Access to Information 2020?
    A) Discuss and raise awareness about freedom of information
    B) Open Talks: Leaving No One Behind!
    C) Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!
    D) Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Day for the Universal Access to Information (commonly known as Access to Information Day) is celebrated on 28th September every year.
    The theme for International Day for the Universal Access to Information 2020 is “Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!”
  3. What is the theme of the World Tourism Day 2020?
    A) Tourism and the Digital Transformation
    B) Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all
    C) Tourism and Rural Development
    D) Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Tourism Day (WTD) is commemorated each year on 27 September since 1980. The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes in 1970.
    The theme of World Tourism Day this year is “Tourism and Rural Development”.
  4. Jaswant Singh, former Union minister who passed away did not take charge of which of the following ministries?
    A) Defence
    B) Education
    C) Finance
    D) External Affairs
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jaswant Singh, former Union minister and one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 82.
    He held multiple cabinet portfolios including Finance, External Affairs and Defence.[
  5. Isher Judge Ahluwalia who passed away recently was related to which profession?
    A) Economist
    B) Mathematician
    C) Businesswoman
    D) Data Analyst
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, a recipient of India’s third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan, passed away. She was 74.
  6. Who won the Russian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Max Verstappen
    C) Valtteri Bottas
    D) Sergio Pérez
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Valtteri Bottas won his second Formula One race of the 2020 season, easing to victory at the Russian Grand Prix after teammate Lewis Hamilton was hampered by two separate five-second penalties.
  7. Who has been elected as the president of the Indian Newspaper Society?
    A) Shailesh Gupta
    B) L Adimoolam
    C) Rakesh Sharma
    D) D D Purkayastha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    L Adimoolam has been elected president of the Indian Newspaper Society, an apex body of the publishers of newspapers, magazines and periodicals in the country.
  8. Who has been conferred with the Assam Government’s Srimanta Sankaradeva Award 2017?
    A) Homen Borgohain
    B) Bhabendra Nath Saikia
    C) Nagen Saikia
    D) Sattra Basishta Deva Sarma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Assam’s Srimanta Sankaradeva Award 2017 was conferred on eminent Vaishnavite scholar, writer and ‘Satradhikar of Barpeta’ Sattra Basishta Deva Sarma.
  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant assistance of how much amount for the promotion of Buddhist ties between India and Sri Lanka to further enhance bilateral cultural links?
    A) USD 12 million
    B) USD 15 million
    C) USD 20 million
    D) USD 26 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant assistance of USD 15 million for the promotion of Buddhist ties between India and Sri Lanka to further enhance bilateral cultural links.
  10. Which state government announced a scheme called ‘Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’ to provide interest subsidy to entrepreneurs to revive the tourism industry?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Mizoram
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced a new scheme under which loan up to ₹20 lakh with interest subsidy would be provided to entrepreneurs to revive the tourism industry, the worst- affected sector by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Under the ‘Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’, loan between ₹1 lakh and ₹20 lakh will be extended to interested local youths to take up new initiatives so that the tourism sector gets a fresh lease of life amid the coronavirus crisis.
  11. Who has been roped in by the Reserve Bank of India for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Anil Kapoor
    C) Ayushman Khurana
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    After sport stars, the Reserve Bank has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters.
  12. According to the Trade and Development Report 2020 by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India’s economy will contract by how much percent in 2020?
    A) 5.9%
    B) 4.2%
    C) 4.8%
    D) 5.3%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Trade and Development Report 2020 by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says, India’s economy is forecast to contract by 5.9% in 2020 and recover to 3.9% next year. The report warning that while growth will rebound next year, the contraction is likely to translate into a permanent income loss.
  13. Alyssa Healy, cricketer from which country has broken MS Dhoni’s record for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20 internationals?
    A) South Africa
    B) West Indies
    C) Australia
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has broken MS Dhoni’s record for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20 internationals.
  14. Which institute topped the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021?
    A) MIT Sloan School of Management
    B) London Business School
    C) Harvard Business School
    D) HES Paris School of Management
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore, country’s top management institutions, have been ranked in the top 50 management institutes in the world for the MBA programme as per the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021.
    IIM Ahmedabad has been placed at the 31st rank and IIM Bangalore’s two-year MBA Programme stands at 35th.
    Overall, HES Paris School of Management and London Business School are leading the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021.
  15. Who has authored the book titled ‘The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales’?
    A) Ravi Subramanian
    B) Ashwin Sanghi
    C) Anand Neelakantan
    D) Devdutt Pattanaik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    “Baahubali” series author Anand Neelakantan has written his debut book in the children’s space which tells some of the most hilarious stories about child asuras and their antics.
    The book titled ‘The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales’ has full-colour illustrations accompanying the narrative. It was put by Puffin.
  16. What is the rank of India in the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020?
    A) 93
    B) 97
    C) 89
    D) 82
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India ranked 89th among 181 countries and it was fourth-most-at- risk in south Asia on the index, after Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.WRI has been developed in cooperation with the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNUEHS) and calculated by the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV).
    Vanuatu was the country with the highest disaster risk worldwide. It was followed by Tonga and Dominica.
  17. Who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of CEAT Tyres?
    A) Aamir Khan
    B) Tiger Shroff
    C) Anil Kapoor
    D) Varun Dhawan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    CEAT Tyres has signed Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for two years.
  18. Which state government developed a mobile app through which air passengers can download forms, fill it up, and show it at airports to avoid delay in completing formalities for COVID-19 tests?
    A) Odisha
    B) West Bengal
    C) Kerala
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Assam government has developed a mobile app through which air passengers can download forms, fill it up, and show it at airports to avoid delay in completing formalities for COVID-19 tests.
    The app named ‘visitassam’ has been developed to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained and passengers are not delayed as filling up necessary forms at the airports is time consuming.
  19. Which of the following has been granted in-principle approval by the RBI to set up Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 to handle payment services related to bills.
    A) Welspun India
    B) Vakrangee Ltd
    C) ITC Limited
    D) Vedata Ltd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Vakrangee Ltd said the Reserve Bank has granted in-principle approval to set up Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 to handle payment services related to bills.
  20. When is World Contraception Day observed each year?
    A) September 27
    B) September 24
    C) September 25
    D) September 26
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year.
  21. Which bank has partnered with life sciences firm Bayer for later’s better life farming (BLF) initiative in India to provide enhanced and holistic financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural farming communities?
    A) IDFC First Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Life sciences firm Bayer said it has partnered with private sector lender Axis Bank for its better life farming (BLF) initiative in India to provide enhanced and holistic financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural farming communities.
  22. The design of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train which can attain a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour is inspired by which of the following?
    A) Lotus Temple
    B) Taj Mahal
    C) Qutub Minar
    D) Hawa Mahal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government unveiled the first look of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train which can attain a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour and whose design is inspired by Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple.
    It will run on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor and reduce travel time between the two cities to about an hour.
  23. Which of the following launched a campaign ‘Contactless Connections’ to spreads the message that love and care can be shared even during this difficult period where social distancing is the norm?
    A) ICICI Lombard Limited
    B) HDFC Housing Finance
    C) SBI Card
    D) BOB Financial Services Solutions
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    SBI Card announced the launch of its new brand campaign, Contactless Connections that spreads the message that love and care can be shared even during this difficult period where social distancing is the norm.
  24. Which woman mid-fielder won the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Footballer of the Year awards for the 2019-20 season?
    A) Maymol Rocky
    B) Sanju Yadav
    C) Aditi Chauhan
    D) Ritu Rani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian men’s team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and women’s squad’s mid-fielder Sanju were declared the winners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Footballer of the Year awards for the 2019-20 season.
    Ratanbala Devi won the 2019-20 Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year Award.
  25. In September 2020, which state signed an MoU with the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) to accelerate industrial development in the state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The UK India Business Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), the premier nodal agency of West Bengal’s Industry, Commerce and Enterprises Department focused on accelerating industrial development in the state.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Indian Newspaper Society situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of CEAT situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Vakrangee Ltd located?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Puri
    View Answer
    Option B

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