Current Affairs Quiz: September 30, 2020

Current Affairs 30 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who is appointed as the chairperson of the committee of directors formed by RBI to run the day-to-day functioning of cash-strapped Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
    A) Shakti Sinha
    B) Satish Kumar Kalra
    C) Namita Munjal
    D) Meeta Makhan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved a three-member committee of directors to run the day-to-day functioning of cash-strapped Lakshmi Vilas Bank.
    The committee chairperson is Meeta Makhan with Shakti Sinha and Satish Kumar Kalra as members.
  2. Maritime Union of India (MUI) collaborated with United Nations (UN) to help Indian seafarers stranded on ships during Covid-19. Where is the headquarters of MUI situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Kanyakumari
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving around four lakh global seafarers, including thousands of Indians, stranded on ships, India’s oldest union of merchant navy officers MUI has collaborated with the United Nations to assist these sailors.
  3. Where is the World’s longest span concrete deck extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge inaugurated in September 2020?
    A) Guwahati
    B) Bhopal
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy and Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao inaugurated the World’s longest span concrete deck extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu of Hyderabad.
    The bridge was constructed at the cost of Rs 184 crore and it was built by Larsen & Toubro.
    The cable-stayed bridge portion is 435 m long, including the approaches at both ends, 25.8 m wide with a total of 52 stay cables.
  4. Which of the following banks has launched India’s first Warehouse Commodity Finance Mobile App?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private lender HDFC Bank launched India’s first Warehouse Commodity Finance App.
    This app will enable customers in managing the loan against pledge of commodities online without any physical intervention or visits to Bank branch.
  5. What is the theme of World Deaf Day 2020?
    A) Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights
    B) Action for hearing, rehabilitation through hearing devices
    C) Sign Languages Rights for All
    D) With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    World deaf day or the international day of sign languages is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September as a part of International Week of the Deaf. This year World deaf day is observed on 27th September.
    The theme of the 2020 International Week of the Deaf is “Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights”
  6. What is the theme of World Heart Day 2020?
    A) Light your heart, empower your life
    B) Use Heart to Beat Cardiovascular Disease
    C) My Heart, Your Heart
    D) Create heart-healthy environments
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Heart Day is annually observed on September 29 around the globe in an effort to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and global impact.
    The theme for this year’s World Heart Day is “Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease”.
  7. Moctar Ouane has been named as the prime minister oh which country?
    A) Turkey
    B) Jordan
    C) Mali
    D) Nigeria
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former Malian foreign minister Moctar Ouane has been named prime minister of Mali by the country’s interim president Bah Ndaw.
  8. Mustapha Adib has been elected as the prime minister of which country?
    A) Jordan
    B) Maldives
    C) Syria
    D) Lebanon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib has announced his resignation after his efforts to line up a non-partisan cabinet ran into trouble, particularly over who would run the finance ministry.
  9. According to ratings agency ICRA, what will be the GDP contraction for 2020-21 in India?
    A) 12%
    B) 11%
    C) 9%
    D) 7%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ratings agency ICRA revised downwards its forecast for the contraction in the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020-21 to 11% from 9.5% earlier with fresh Covid-19 infections remaining elevated at the end of the second quarter of the year.
  10. According to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India’s GDP will contract by how much percent in 2020-21 (FY21)?
    A) 12.6%
    B) 10.3%
    C) 11.7%
    D) 13.2%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has projected the GDP growth for the Indian economy at -12.6% for 2020-21 (FY21).
  11. With which country has India signed an MoU in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) Cooperation?
    A) Portugal
    B) Denmark
    C) Sweden
    D) Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To further the objectives of National IPR Policy and become a major player in global innovation, India entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Denmark in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) Cooperation.
  12. Who has been conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2020-21?
    A) Kuldeep Singh
    B) Vijay Patil
    C) Usha Mangeshkar
    D) Asha Bhosle
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra government announced the Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2020-21 to veteran singer Usha Mangeshkar.
  13. Who has been appointed as its advisor by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)?
    A) Sunil Sethi
    B) Amitabh Gupta
    C) Vikram Seth
    D) Dheeraj Yadav
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has appointed Shri Sunil Sethi, a leading personality in the Indian fashion industry, as its advisor.
  14. When was International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction first observed in 2020?
    A) 25 September
    B) 27 September
    C) 23 September
    D) 29 September
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September.
    The theme for International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction 2020 is “Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.”
  15. Which state government has announced the construction of a world-class government music college in the name of renowned musician the late Deenanath Mangeshkar?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant announced that a world-class government music college will be set up in the name of renowned musician the late Deenanath Mangeshkar.
  16. Dr. G S Amur who passed away was associated with which of the following?
    A) Theatre
    B) Journalism
    C) Writing
    D) Singing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran critic and versatile writer Dr G S Amur died due to age-related ailments. He was 95.
  17. What is the deadline (extended) set up the RBI for the enhanced borrowing facility provided to banks to meet liquidity shortage?
    A) August 31, 2021
    B) March 31, 2021
    C) January 31, 2021
    D) December 31, 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Amid the ongoing economic woes created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank has decided to extend by six months the enhanced borrowing facility provided to banks to meet liquidity shortage till March 31, 2021.
  18. In which of the following cities has the Union Home Ministry not sanctioned a new branch of National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Imphal
    C) Chennai
    D) Ranchi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Home Ministry has sanctioned three new NIA branches at Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi
  19. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?
    A) F.D. Sinha
    B) R.S. Sharma
    C) D.S. Badola
    D) P.D. Vaghela
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior Indian Administrative Service Officer Dr P. D. Vaghela has been appointed as the Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India- TRAI.
    He will replace R.S. Sharma. Mr Vaghela will hold the post for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65 years.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Khadi and Village Industries Commission located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) Bikaner
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Thrissur
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the HQ of ICRA Limited located?
    A) Chennai
    B) Gurgaon
    C) Noida
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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