Current Affairs Quiz: September 5, 2020

Current Affairs 5 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which bank launched ‘Home Utsav’, a virtual property exhibition that digitally showcases real estate projects by renowned developers?
    A) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank announced the launch of ‘Home Utsav’, a virtual property exhibition that digitally showcases real estate projects by renowned developers from key cities across the country.
    The exhibition is available for everyone, including ICICI Bank’s customers and those who are not customers of the Bank.
  2. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and which of the following organized National Tribal Research Conclave in September 2020?
    A) Indian Institute of Planning & Management
    B) Institute of Secretariat Training and Management
    C) National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
    D) Indian Institute of Public Administration
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Conclave is organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA). The aim of the conclave is to Strengthen of TRIs in partnership with Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA).
  3. S Krishnan has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of which bank?
    A) Bank of Maharashtra
    B) United Bank of India
    C) Punjab & Sind Bank
    D) Dena Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given its approval for the appointment of S Krishnan as Managing Director and CEO of Punjab & Sind Bank.
    He will replace S Harishankar, the current MD and CEO of Punjab & Sind Bank.
  4. Who is appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of South Indian Bank?
    A) Murali Ramakrishnan
    B) Deverakonda Vijay
    C) Muthuswami Raghavan
    D) VG Mathew
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank has approved the appointment of Murali Ramakrishnan as Managing Director and CEO of South Indian Bank.
    He would be succeeding incumbent VG Mathew, who will be retiring on September 30.
  5. Who won the 48th annual world open chess tournament conducted online?
    A) B. Adhiban
    B) Sasikiran
    C) P. Iniyan
    D) Santosh Gujrathi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s GM P. Iniyan won the 48th annual world open chess tournament (online) recently. Usually held in Philadelphia, the USA, the tournament was conducted online following classical time control.
  6. What is the title of the book authored by Pope Francis scheduled to be released in December?
    A) The Book of Joy
    B) Let Us Dream
    C) The Art of Happiness
    D) Essential Teachings
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled, “Let Us Dream” has been authored by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, which will be scheduled to release in December.
  7. All-rounder David Capel who passed away recently hailed from which country?
    A) UK
    B) New Zealand
    C) South Africa
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former England all-rounder David Capel, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2018, passed away. He was 57.
  8. In September 2020, union minister RK Singh launched GTAM for electricity, a move that will lead to an increase in the participants in the renewable energy sector. Who does T stands for in GTAM?
    A) Target
    B) Trained
    C) Term
    D) Threshold
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister R K Singh launched the Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) for electricity, a move that will lead to an increase in the participants in the renewable energy sector.
    The initiative will also help in achieving the renewable energy(RE) capacity addition targets of the country.
  9. Goa is paired with which state under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat, Goa is paired with Jharkhand. Lot of exchange activities are happening on this front.
  10. Sikkim is paired with which state under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Delhi
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sikkim is paired with Delhi under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat for promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.
  11. In a draft notification, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notified making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017. When will be this amended provision to be put into force?
    A) 1st January 2021
    B) 1st April 2021
    C) 1st August 2021
    D) 1st October 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified draft notification to seek comments and suggestions from the stakeholders on making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017.
    The amended provision in Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 is proposed to be put in force with effect from 1st January 2021.
    It is also proposed to make having a valid FASTag mandatory while getting a new Third Party Insurance through an amendment wherein the details of FASTag ID will be captured. This is proposed to be put in force from 1st of April next year.
  12. In which state is Pang Lhabsol festival celebrated?
    A) Tripura
    B) Sikkim
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Pang Lhabsol festival is unique to Sikkim. It is celebrated to offer thanks to Mount Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to Yabdu, the supreme commander of Mount Khangchendzonga.
  13. Mustapha Adib has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Lebanon
    B) Jordan
    C) Turkey
    D) Syria
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Lebanon’s leaders have designated the country’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib, as the new Prime Minister, hours before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron in Beirut.
  14. Which Indian institution ranked on the top of the 63 Indian universities in the World University Rankings 2021 released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE)?
    A) NIT Jalandhar
    B) Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
    C) IIM Chennai
    D) IIT Ropar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has just two universities among the world’s top 400, as per World University Rankings 2021 released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).
    Among Indian institutions, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc in Bengaluru) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, are the two in the world’s top 400. While IISc has been placed in the 301-350 groupings, IIT Ropar is in the 351-400 bracket.
    Globally, over 1,500 universities from 93 countries were ranked, with the Oxford University of UK topping the list.
  15. Which state signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) to establish a bulk drug park in the state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Goa
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (APIIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) to establish a bulk drug park in the state.
  16. Which state government signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) ecosystem in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maharashtra Government to develop the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) ecosystem in the state.
  17. Which Indian celebrity has been named as the brand ambassador of Flipkart-owned fashion marketplace Myntra?
    A) Kareena Kapoor Khan
    B) Kriti Sanon
    C) Kiara Advani
    D) Shraddha Kapoor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Flipkart-owned fashion marketplace Myntra has appointed Bollywood actor Kiara Advani as its brand ambassador to increase its young customer base across tiers.
  18. How much amount of annual plan has been approved for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in J & K for the year 2020-21?
    A) Rs 601,12 crore
    B) Rs 615,27 crore
    C) Rs 638,44 crore
    D) Rs 629,09 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An amount of Rs 601,12 crore annual plan has been approved for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in J & K for the year 2020-21.
  19. Which country has become the first in Africa to have received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness”?
    A) Benin
    B) Mai
    C) Tonga
    D) Togo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach this milestone.
  20. In which state is the newspaper named ‘The Young Minds’, specifically designed for kids going to be launched?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Manipur
    C) Assam
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Two Guwahati-based women entrepreneurs have launched a newspaper specifically designed for kids, to promote creative thinking among children and inculcate in them the habit to read and write.
    The newspaper named ‘The Young Minds’ is the brainchild of Neelam Sethia and Neha Bajaj.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Myntra located?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Pune
    D) Ghaziabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Times Higher Education, formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement, is a weekly magazine based in ____________.
    A) New York
    B) Ottawa
    C) London
    D) Dubai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the capital city of Togo
    A) Lome
    B) Nuku’alofa
    C) Niamey
    D) Porto-Novo
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Currency: Franc

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