Current Affairs Quiz: October 3, 2020

Current Affairs 3 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Twitter Inc appointed whom as its chief information security officer?
    A) Meena Rathi
    B) Rinki Sethi
    C) Bhavna Setia
    D) Surbhi Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Twitter Inc appointed Rinki Sethi, a former information security executive at IBM, as its chief information security officer.
  2. When is International Day of Non-Violence celebrated?
    A) 2 October
    B) 1 October
    C) 3 October
    D) 5 October
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness. It is annually held on October 2 to coincide with renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
    This day is referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India.
  3. To which date has the Reserve Bank of India deferred implementation of provisions made under Basel III capital due to uncertainty related to Covid crisis?
    A) 1 June 2021
    B) 1 March 2021
    C) 1 April 2021
    D) 1 January 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India deferred implementation of provisions made under Basel III capital due to uncertainty related to Covid crisis.
    As per the guidelines, banks in India were required to maintain NSFR of 100% from 1 April 2020. The RBI has now deferred it for a second time to 1 April 2021.
  4. NITI Aayog with the Embassy of which country has signed a Statement of Intent to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy?
    A) Denmark
    B) Netherlands
    C) Cambodia
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi have signed a Statement of Intent to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy.
  5. Who much loan amount has been approved by the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project?
    A) $500 million
    B) $100 million
    C) $600 million
    D) $300 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved loan for Mumbai metro and for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.
    $241 million loan for the Mumbai metro rail-II project will be used for implementing a metro rail line 6 with a length of 14.47 km in Mumbai
    A loan of $500 million has been approved for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project
  6. In which country will India build a 100-bedded cancer hospital and a 22,000-seater cricket stadium?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Indonesia
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India will build a 100-bedded cancer hospital and a 22,000-seater cricket stadium in Hulhumale, Maldives, under the USD 800 million Line of Credit (LoC) that was extended to the country last year.
  7. Up to when is the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) embarking on a Sanitation Literacy Campaign (SLC) to promote literacy on ‘WASH’ (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in 2,000 villages across the country covering one lakh rural population?
    A) March 31, 2021
    B) April 14, 2021
    C) January 26, 2021
    D) January 1, 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is embarking on a Sanitation Literacy Campaign (SLC) from October 2 to promote literacy on ‘WASH’ (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in 2,000 villages across the country covering one lakh rural population.
    The objective of the campaign, which would continue till January 26, 2021, is to focus on inculcating significant behavioural changes towards adapting good hygiene and sanitation practices.
  8. What is the limit for ways and means advances (WMAs) set up by the RBI for the central government for the second half of the fiscal year (October 2020 to March 2021)?
    A) Rs 2.25 lakh crore
    B) Rs 3.75 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1.75 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.25 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) set the ways and means advances (WMAs) limit at Rs 1.25 lakh crore for the central government for the second half of the fiscal year (October 2020 to March 2021).
  9. Which bank has entered into a partnership with FMCG major Hindustan Unilever to offer corporate solutions to its trade partners?

    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Bank of Maharashtra
    D) Indian Bank

    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s largest lender State Bank of India has entered into a partnership with FMCG major Hindustan Unilever to offer corporate solutions to its trade partners.
  10. Who is appointed as the head of the panel set up by the government to vet all Chinese foreign investment proposals and those considered “non-controversial” could be approved?
    A) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    B) Vikas Swarup
    C) Vivek Deboy
    D) G Nilekani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has set up a screening panel to vet all Chinese foreign investment proposals and those considered “non-controversial” could be approved.
    More than 100 proposals involving foreign direct investment (FDI) from China are pending.
    The screening panel is headed by the home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and has the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) secretary as a member.
  11. Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has been named as the new ruling emir of which country?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Kuwait
    C) Egypt
    D) Qatar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became the oil-rich nation’s new ruling emir, after the death of his half-brother Sheikh Sabah al- AhmadAl- Sabah at the age of 91.
  12. Which month is observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness of the disease?
    A) September
    B) August
    C) October
    D) November
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The month of October is observed as breast cancer awareness month to increase awareness of the disease.
    WHO promotes comprehensive breast cancer control programmes as part of national cancer control plans. The recommended early detection strategies for low- and middle-income countries are awareness of early signs and symptoms and screening by clinical breast examination in demonstration areas.
  13. When is World Vegetarian Day observed annually?
    A) October 1
    B) October 2
    C) September 30
    D) September 28
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1 to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.
  14. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the committee of directors (CoD) to run private sector Dhanlaxmi Bank till appointment of its CEO?
    A) Sunil Gurbaxani
    B) G Subramonia Iyer
    C) Rajagopalan Nair
    D) P K Vijayakumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Dhanlaxmi Bank said that the RBI has approved a three-member interim committee of directors, to run the private sector bank after the shareholders voted out its MD and CEO Sunil Gurbaxani.
    The committee of directors (CoD) will be constituted with G Subramonia Iyer as chairman and G Rajagopalan Nair and P K Vijayakumar as its members.
  15. As announced by the Finance Ministry, banks have sanctioned loans of about how much amount to 50 lakh business units under the Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector, impacted by slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic?
    A) Rs 1.86 lakh crore
    B) Rs 1.30 lakh crore
    C) Rs 1.58 lakh crore
    D) Rs 1.34 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Finance Ministry said banks have sanctioned loans of about Rs 1.86 lakh crore to 50 lakh business units under the Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector, impacted by slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  16. Who along with Rayana Edwards has been named as a joint winner of this year’s Goldman Sachs and Fortune Global Women Leaders award(USD 25,000)?
    A) Imka Salander
    B) Elna Williams
    C) Annika Zohra
    D) Emma Dicks
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Rayana Edwards, the South African who started a project to empower women to recycle saris into internationally-acclaimed fashion garments, has been named as a joint winner of this year’s Goldman Sachs and Fortune Global Women Leaders award(USD 25,000).
    The other winner was Emma Dicks, founder of CodeSpace Academy, a coding school.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Twitter situated?
    A) California
    B) New York
    C) Seattle
    D) Washington D.C.
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Kuwait?
    A) Riyal
    B) Dinar
    C) Rial
    D) Lira
    View Answer
    Option B

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