Current Affairs Quiz: September 3, 2020

Current Affairs 3 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is National Nutrition Week celebrated in India?
    A) September 2 to September 8
    B) September 1 to September 7
    C) September 3 to September 9
    D) September 5 to September 11
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Nutrition Week is celebrated from September 1 to September 7 since 1982 to spread knowledge about Nutrition and its importance for the human body.
  2. Who is the author of the children’s book, titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv”?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Tushar Kapoor
    C) Saif Ali Khan
    D) Karan Johar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Karan Johar said that he has penned a children’s book, titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv”, which is inspired from his own experiences as a parent.
    The book will narrate the story of twins, Luv and Kusha.
  3. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s premier news agency?
    A) Rajamani Venkataraman
    B) Aveek Sarkar
    C) Vijay Kumar Chopra
    D) Viveck Goenka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aveek Sarkar, the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, has been elected Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s premier news agency.
    Sarkar’s election was ratified by PTI’s Board of Directors at their meeting. He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers.
  4. Who has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner of India after the former stepped down from the position?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Vinod Khatri
    D) Ashok Lavasa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar assumed charge as the new election commissioner.
    He took over the place vacated by Ashok Lavasa who joined the Asian Development Bank as vice president.
  5. Hemant Khatri (Retd) has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of which defence shipbuilder company?
    A) Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
    B) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    C) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    D) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Cmde Hemant Khatri (Retd) assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-owned defence shipbuilder, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
  6. Pramod Chandra Mody has been given a six-month extension till February next year as the chairman of which of the following?
    A) Department of Revenue
    B) Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
    C) Central Board of Direct Taxes
    D) Central Board of Excise and Customs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Pramod Chandra Mody was given a six-month extension till February next year as the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  7. The Cycling Summit to be hosted by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) in 2021 The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) for the first time will not be held in which of the following cities?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bangalore
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is all set to host the first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021, with an aim to promote the culture of cycling in the country.
    The CFI said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a marketing exploration firm, Contarctica, for the summit.
    The Cycling Summit 2021 will be hosted in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is expected to be a unique confluence of cycling enthusiasts, renowned athletes, and businesses from all over the country.
  8. ‘Chhavni Covid: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana’, a life insurance scheme to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakhs each to more than 10,000 employees working in cantonment areas across India will be provided through which insurance c ompany?
    A) The New India Assurance
    B) Life Insurance Corporation
    C) United India Insurance
    D) The Oriental Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a life insurance scheme that will provide a cover of Rs five lakhs each to more than 10,000 employees working in cantonment areas across India.
    ‘Chhavni Covid: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana’, a group life insurance scheme through the Life Insurance Corporation will benefit permanent and contractual employees, including doctors, paramedics and sanitation staff.
  9. Which state launched two citizen-centric mobile phone applications- Ama Sahar and Swachha Sahar on the occasion of Local Self Government Day?
    A) Odisha
    B) Bihar
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched two citizen-centric mobile phone applications- AMA SAHAR and SWACHHA SAHAR ODISHA at the Lok Seva Bhawan on the occasion of Local Self Government Day.
    A Handbook on sanitation, which is a compendium of imported notifications, letters and guidelines issued by the Department was also released by the Chief Minister.
  10. Who will be the head of the committee set up by Defence Ministry to optimise the civil and military administrative appointments in the service headquarters?
    A) Lt. Gen. R. Chandrashekhar
    B) Lt. Gen. AN Das
    C) Lt. Gen. Panag
    D) Lt. Gen. Shekatkar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Defence Ministry is set to optimise the civil and military administrative appointments in the service headquarters. A three-member committee has been set up to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.
    The committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar (retd). Other members are R. Chandrashekhar, a retired AFHQ cadre officer and AN Das from the MoD finance wing.
  11. According to the data released by the National Statistical Office, India’s GDP contracted by how much percent in 1st Quarter of 2020-21?
    A) 26.7%
    B) 23.9%
    C) 19.8%
    D) 28.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    GDP contracted 23.9% in the quarter to June from a year ago. This is the sharpest contraction since India started publishing quarterly figures in 1996.
  12. According to State Bank of India’s research report – Ecowrap, real GDP for FY21 is expected to shrink by how much percent?
    A) 18.7%
    B) 16.2%
    C) 14.5%
    D) 10.9%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    After the country’s economy contracted by a record 23.9 per cent in April-June quarter, real GDP for FY21 is expected to shrink by 10.9 per cent, according to State Bank of India’s research report – Ecowrap.
  13. India, Japan and which other country have decided to launch an initiative to build a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region later this year, as they seek to reduce dependence on China following its hostile political and military conduct?
    A) Italy
    B) Australia
    C) Russia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India-Japan-Australia decided to launch an initiative to build a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region later this year, as they seek to reduce dependence on China following its hostile political and military conduct.
  14. Which life insurance company has introduced its customer service chatbot ‘LiGo’ on ‘Google Assistant’?
    A) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    B) Life Insurance Corporation
    C) SBI Life
    D) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has introduced its customer service chatbot ‘LiGo’ on ‘Google Assistant’.
  15. How much amount will be invested by the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction of Kanpur’s first city metro line?
    A) €400 million
    B) €700 million
    C) €650 million
    D) €450 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest €650 million into the construction of Kanpur’s first city metro line, enabling some 3 million people in the city of Kanpur, India, to benefit from green, safe, fast and affordable public transport.
    This is the second metro rail project supported by the EIB in Uttar Pradesh, following the €450 million investment in the development of a metro rail system in the city of Lucknow.
  16. Where in India is the world’s largest ‘solar tree’ installed, which is developed by CSIR’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute?
    A) Durgapur
    B) Bhilai
    C) Silchar
    D) Agartala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a bid to promote the usage of Solar energy, CSIR’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute have developed world’s largest ‘solar tree’ which is installed at its residential complex in Durgapur in West Bengal.
  17. American animator Joe Ruby who passed away was well known for creating which animated series?
    A) Bob’s Burgers
    B) Scooby-Doo
    C) Batman: The Animated Series
    D) The Simpsons
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Animator and Scooby Doo co-creator Joe Ruby has died at at his home in California’s Westlake Village due to natural causes.He was 87.
    Ruby, an American animator, television editor, writer, and producer, created the much-loved characters of beloved kids show Scooby-Doo, along with his creative partner Ken Spears.
  18. Data Security Council of India and which online payments company have released a study report on Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments which talks about the sophisticated online payment fraud mechanisms, threats in the payment ecosystem, etc?
    A) UnionPay
    B) NPCI
    C) PayPal
    D) CCAvenue
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Data Security Council of India and PayPal India, today released a study report on Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments.
    The e-commerce market in India is expected to grow to USD 200 bn by 2026 from USD 50 bn in 2018. UPI transactions in India have crossed 1.49 bn in volume and USD 41bn in transaction value, in July 2020.
  19. Which airlines has introduced a portable ventilator for patients with mild-to-moderate breathing issues?
    A) SpiceJet
    B) GoAir
    C) IndiGo
    D) Vistara
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the budget airlines SpiceJet introduced a portable ventilator for patients with mild-to-moderate breathing issues. Dubbed as ‘SpiceOxy’, the compact ventilator was designed by engineers of SpiceJet Technic, a subsidiary of SpiceJet.
  20. What will be the total investment in the 27 projects given approval by the govt. under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana for development of integrated cold chains and value addition infrastructure in the country?
    A) Rs 805 crore
    B) Rs 743 crore
    C) Rs 982 crore
    D) Rs 627 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Government gave its nod to 27 projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana for development of integrated cold chains and value addition infrastructure in the country.
    These 27 new projects will leverage a total investment of Rs 743 crore for the creation of modern, innovative infrastructure and effective cold chain facilities for the food processing sector across various states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil
  21. What is the name of the galaxy discovered by a team of astronomers of a Pune based university which is found to be the farthest Star galaxies in the universe?
    A) AUDFs01
    B) AOKHs01
    C) AIPLs01
    D) AEFSs01
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe in a landmark achievement. India’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory ‘AstroSat’ has detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth.
    The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a team of Astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.
  22. Who has been appointed as the new Chief of Materiel of the Indian Navy?
    A) Karambir Singh
    B) R Swaminathan
    C) G S Pabby
    D) S R Sarma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Vice Admiral S R Sarma assumed charge as the Chief of Materiel of the Indian Navy.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Cycling Federation of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jalandhar
    D) Solan
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance located?
    A) Mysuru
    B) Kochi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Amravati
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of European Investment Bank situated?
    A) Belgium
    B) Sweden
    C) The Netherlands
    D) Luxembourg
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Where is the HQ of CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute situated?
    A) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    B) Durgapur, West Bengal
    C) Hyderabad, Telangana
    D) Mangalore, Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
  5. Where is the HQ of Data Security Council of India situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Noida
    C) Bangalore
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

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