Current Affairs Quiz: September 4, 2020

Current Affairs 4 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which Indian company has become the world’s largest solar power generation asset owner in terms of operating, under construction and awarded solar projects, according to the latest rankings of global solar companies by Mercom Capital?
    A) Adani Green Energy Ltd
    B) JSW Energy Ltd
    C) Azure Power Ltd
    D) Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has become the world’s largest solar power generation asset owner in terms of operating, under construction and awarded solar projects, according to the latest rankings of global solar companies by Mercom Capital.
  2. Which state launched ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign which is given the shape of a mass movement?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Nagaland
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A massive ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign was launched by the Madhya Pradesh, State Government. This campaign has been given the shape of a mass movement.
    The campaign was divided into five themes- Cleanliness Oath, Continuous reduction in urban waste emissions, Cleanliness in COVID conditions, Separation of waste from sources of houses and Launching a special cleanliness campaign for public places.
  3. Which state got the approval for setting up their own crop insurance scheme in September 2020?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh, which is among the few States that have chosen to have their own crop insurance schemes, is in the process of establishing AP General Insurance Company (APGIC) to run the scheme. The State had begun implementing its own scheme from the rabi season.
  4. Which Indian institute collaborated with scientists from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, for working towards developing indigenous algorithms that can protect the Nation’s digital data from cyber-attacks by advanced computers?
    A) IIT Guwahati
    B) IIT Indore
    C) IIT Tirupati
    D) IIT Ropar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, is working towards developing indigenous algorithms that can protect the Nation’s digital data from cyber-attacks by advanced computers.
  5. Who has been chosen as the head of the committee by IRDAI to work on index-linked products following requests for permission from life insurers to introduce such products?
    A) Rohit Sharma
    B) Dinesh Pant
    C) Anuj Garg
    D) Dipesh Lohia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Insurance regulator IRDAI has constituted a six-member working group on index-linked products following requests for permission from life insurers to introduce such products.
    The working group will be led by Dinesh Pant, appointed actuary of LIC of India.
  6. Federal Bank joined hands with which of the following to offer convenient and affordable options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through latter’s POS terminals?
    A) Payline Data
    B) AeroPay
    C) Innoviti Payment Solutions
    D) Stripe Payments Gateway
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Federal Bank and Innoviti Payment Solutions have joined hands to offer convenient and affordable options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through Innoviti POS terminals.
  7. Who has been given additional charge as the chairman and managing director of oil company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.?
    A) A Misra
    B) P Shivalkar
    C) S Nandekar
    D) K Padmakar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government has given K Padmakar additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of state-run oil refining and marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
    The two key ports have become vacant after D Rajkumar and R Ramachandran stepped down from the posts of CMD and director refineries, respectively, on August 31, on superannuation
  8. Who has been given one year extension as the Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)?
    A) LC Goyal
    B) MK Mehta
    C) DP Gupta
    D) GK Rewri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Govt has given one year extension up to September 1, 2021 to LC Goyal as Chairman and Managing Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation.
  9. Olympic ski champion Viktoria Rebensburg who retired from the sport in September 2020 hails from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Poland
    C) Norway
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Olympic ski champion Viktoria Rebensburg retired from the sport, saying an injury from last season was keeping her from performing at her best.
  10. Who has authored the book titked “The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind”?
    A) Bipan Chandra
    B) Yogendra Yadav
    C) Ramachandra Guha
    D) Madhav Gadgil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Historian Ramachandra Guha will come out with a book on cricket in November, which will trace the entire arc of the game in India, across all levels at which it is played and also present vivid portraits of local heroes, provincial icons, and international stars.
    The book titled “The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind” will be co-published by HarperCollins India and William Collins UK.
  11. Who authored his first children’s book titled ‘The One and Only Sparkella’?
    A) Steve Kazee
    B) Channing Tatum
    C) Jonah Hill
    D) Dave Franco
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    American actor Channing Tatum is a proud dad and wants to honor his 7-year-old daughter by writing his first children’s book titled ‘The One and Only Sparkella” (Feiwel & Friends).
  12. What is the theme of World Coconut Day 2020?
    A) Coconut for Wellness
    B) Coconut for Family Wellness
    C) Invest in Coconut to save the world
    D) Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellnessis
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    September 2 is observed as World Coconut Day. The main objective of celebrating this day is to create awareness across the globe about the importance of the coconut and its benefits.
    The theme of World Coconut Day 2020 this year is – “Invest in Coconut to save the world”.
  13. Uttarakhand has been paired with which state under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme to promote national integration through mutual understanding?
    A) Bihar
    B) Haryana
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Uttarakhand and Karnataka are paired under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme to promote national integration through mutual understanding.
  14. What is the rank of India in the Global Innovation Index compiled by World Intellectual Property Index (WIPO)?
    A) 48th
    B) 52nd
    C) 45th
    D) 29th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India ranked in the top 50 countries for the first time in the Global Innovation Index, which was released recently. India jumped four positions to rank at 48th since 2019.
    The index compiled by World Intellectual Property Index (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD Business School presented the latest global trends and annual innovation ranking for 131 countries.
    Switzerland has topped the index.
  15. Where did the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Defence Ministers’ Meet held in September 2020?
    A) Italy
    B) Russia
    C) Germany
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh went to Russia to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Defence Ministers’ Meet.
  16. How many apps did the Indian Government banned in September 2020 including PUBG, Livik, WeChat Work, etc.
    A) 112
    B) 116
    C) 118
    D) 120
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Government has blocked 118 mobile apps including PUBG, Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work, WeChat reading, Cyber Hunter, LifeAfter and Warpath which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.
  17. In September 2020, the cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved Mission Karmayogi – National Programme for ______________Capacity Building?
    A) Indian Engineering Services
    B) National Defence Academy
    C) Combined Defence Services
    D) Civil Services
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The e Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod to Mission Karmayogi – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building.
    The scheme will lay the foundation for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian culture while they learn from best practices across the world.
  18. Which institutes’ incubated startup Chakr Innovation launched ‘Chakr DeCoV’ to decontaminate N95 masks?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In the series on Atmanirbhar Bharat, IIT Delhi incubated startup Chakr Innovation has launched ‘Chakr DeCoV’ to decontaminate N95 masks.
  19. Who has become the first Indian to win a singles main draw match at a Grand Slam in the last seven years?
    A) Sumit Nagal
    B) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
    C) Saketh Myneni
    D) Rohan Bopanna
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sumit Nagal stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open Tennis. Nagal defeated Bradley Klahn of USA 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open to progress further into the tournament
    With this result, the 23-year-old Nagal has become the first Indian to win a singles main draw match at a Grand Slam in the last seven years.
  20. Who has been appointed as the first ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railways by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?
    A) Ashwani Lohani
    B) Mukesh Arora
    C) Sudhir Bhargava
    D) VK Yadav
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the current chairman of the Railway Board VK Yadav as the CEO, making him the first to hold such a post in the railway’s history.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal hails from which state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Haryana
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jhajjar, Haryana
  2. Where is the HQ of India Trade Promotion Organisation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India Trade Promotion Organisation, headquartered at Pragati Maidan, is the nodal agency of the Government of India under aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry for promoting country’s external trade.
  3. Where is the HQ of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Aurangabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Nasik
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. Where is the HQ of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority located?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bangalore
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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