Current Affairs Quiz: September 6, 2020

Current Affairs 6 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government is all set to create Udyog Bandhu-like body for farmers to assist enterprising farmer producer organisations (FPOs) in investing in projects for post-harvest infrastructure management?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh (UP) is all set to create a dedicated body, on the lines of Udyog Bandhu, to assist enterprising farmer producer organisations (FPOs) in investing in projects for post-harvest infrastructure management and community farming assets with the help of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) that the Centre had announced in August.
    The UP cabinet is likely to clear the FPOs policy, 2020 soon in the wake of the Central government’s decision to form 10,000 such units in the country by 2023-24.
    The Central government plans to make Rs 1 lakh crore AIF available to banks that will finance these projects.
  2. Which of the following has been conferred with ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’ for the outstanding contribution in helping sportsperson to excel in their respective disciplines?
    A) Navy Sports Control Board
    B) Wipro Youth Sports Foundation
    C) Anantapur Sports Academy
    D) Air Force Sports Control Board
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Air Force Sports Control Board was conferred with ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’ for the outstanding contribution in helping sportsperson to excel in their respective disciplines and implement robust sports welfare measures.
  3. In which country is a bronze statue of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis unveiled?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) South Africa
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    China is set to unveil a bronze statue of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis, one of five Indian physicians dispatched to China for medical assistance during the second Sino-Japanese war in 1938.
  4. Which state government decided to set up exclusive anti-electricity theft police stations in its every district?
    A) Telangana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up exclusive anti-electricity theft police stations in every district of state to address the problem of frequent cases of power theft.
  5. Which institute’s students have developed AIR SCANNER, an alternative to Camscanner, a Chinese app mainly used for scanning documents?
    A) IIT Roorkee
    B) IIT Gandhinagar
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Giving a push to the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ call by the Prime Minister, IIT Bombay has launched an alternative to Camscanner, a Chinese app mainly used for scanning documents, that was banned by the Government of India.
    The new app launched by IIT Bombay students is called as AIR SCANNER and is available free of cost.
  6. Which company acquired US-based product design and development firm, Kaleidoscope Innovation, for $42 million?
    A) Infosys
    B) TCS
    C) Wipro
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Infosys acquires US-based product design and development firm, Kaleidoscope Innovation, for $42 million.
  7. Which state government launched two new schemes namely ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana and YSR Sampoorna’ for pregnant women?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Andhra Padesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched two new schemes ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana and YSR Sampoorna’ for pregnant women.
    The objective of the scheme is to providing nutritious food for pregnant women and lactating mothers along with children.
  8. Who has authored the biography of Ma Anand Sheela titled “Nothing To Lose”?
    A) Manbeena Sandhu
    B) Urvashi Butalia
    C) Namita Gokhale
    D) Indu Sundaresan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Two books on Sheela Birnstiel, popularly known as Ma Anand Sheela, are set to be pubslihed.
    One of the books is an authorised biography, Nothing To Lose by Manbeena Sandhu which will acquaint readers with the woman behind the strong persona. This will be published by Harper Collins, India in October.

    In November, Penguin Random House will come out with Ma Anand Sheela’s memoir titled, My Story in My Own Words. Ma Anand Sheela’s life has been rife with controversies and enigma.

  9. Who has authored the book titled ‘Invertonomics’?
    A) Surjit Patar
    B) Goonmeet Singh
    C) Atamjit Singh
    D) Rana Nayar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The book titled ‘Invertonomics’ authored by Mr. Goonmeet Singh Chauhan, and published by HarperCollins Publishers India, is a new way of looking at problem-solving.
    This book is a compilation of methodologies that invert problems into economic opportunities.
  10. Which bank has tied up with Empays Payment Systems to launch cardless cash withdrawal facility from ATMs, leveraging the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) system?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) RBL Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    RBL Bank said it has launched cardless cash withdrawal facility from ATMs, leveraging the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) system.
    The private sector lender said it has tied-up with Empays Payment Systems, a global financial technology provider, to offer this service.
  11. Which of the following launched a unique digital credit card that combines UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and the Buy-Now-Pay-Later concept?
    A) Stripe
    B) LazyPay
    C) BillDesk
    D) Razorpay
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    PayU Finance’s popular pay-later product LazyPay launched a unique digital credit card that combines UPI and the Buy-Now-Pay-Later concept called LazyUPI.
    The solution is a prudent response to the market’s demand for easy access to credit across online and offline platforms and higher ticket-size pay-later options.
  12. Which university has developed a mobile app called ‘EnglishPro’ which is first-of-its kind initiative by any university in the country and will help learners develop Indian English Pronunciation in the unique “Indian” way?
    A) Osmania University
    B) Kerala University of English Language
    C) English and Foreign Languages University
    D) St. Thomas College of Teacher Education
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, launched ‘EnglishPro’, a free mobile app developed by the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
    The App, developed under University Social Responsibility (USR) is the first-of-its kind initiative by any university in the country and will help learners develop Indian English Pronunciation in the unique “Indian” way.
  13. Bajaj Allianz Life has roped which Bollywood actor as its brand ambassador to promote its products and digital services across offline and online mediums?
    A) Ayushmann Khurrana
    B) Shahid Kapoor
    C) Varun Dhawan
    D) Tiger Shroff
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private life insurer, Bajaj Allianz Life has announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador to promote its products and digital services across offline and online mediums.
  14. Which state government re-launched its scheme called SWAYEM to provide self-employment to around 2 lakh youths of the state?
    A) Assam
    B) Nagaland
    C) Sikkim
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Assam government re-launched a scheme to provide self-employment to around 2 lakh youths of the state. Known as Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (SVAYEM), it would provide 50 thousand rupees each as seed money to selected youths to start business ventures.
    The government is launching the redesigned SVAYEM with a budget of Rs. 1000 crore which will be spent in the next three months without any banking linkage.
  15. Madhya Pradesh have been paired with which two states for implementing the Centre’s ambitious scheme Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Abhiyan?
    A) Tripura and Assam
    B) Assam and Nagaland
    C) Mizoram and Manipur
    D) Manipur and Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh have been paired with Manipur and Nagaland for implementing the Centre’s ambitious scheme Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Abhiyan.
    The people of three States are involved in various activities for understanding art and culture, education, literature and traditions of each other.
  16. SBOTOP has appointed whom as its brand ambassador?
    A) Dwayne Bravo
    B) Kieron Pollard
    C) Daren Sammy
    D) Sunil Narine
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sbotop has announced its new partnership with Dwayne Bravo, as its brand ambassador.
  17. As per the revised priority sector lending (PSL) guidelines released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2020, up to how much amount can be given as bank finance to start-ups?
    A) Rs 20 cr
    B) Rs 50 cr
    C) Rs 30 cr
    D) Rs 60 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released revised priority sector lending (PSL) guidelines to augment funding for COVID-19 impacted companies.
    The Reserve Bank of India has included some fresh categories eligible for finance under priority sector. These include loans to farmers for installation of solar power plants; loans for establishment of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants; and bank finance to start-ups of up to Rs 50 crore.
  18. Indian navy conducted a mega military exercise ‘Indra’ with the navy of which country?
    A) Russia
    B) Rwanda
    C) Japan
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian and Russian navies began a two-day mega military exercise in the Bay of Bengal to further consolidate their interoperability in dealing with various security challenges.
    It is part of the 11th edition of the biennial exercise Indra Navy.
  19. Which state government launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application to help netizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’ (preserve and maintain the environment)?
    A) Kerala
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To further strengthen its drive to preserve and maintain the environment in Punjab and make people stakeholders in the process, the State Forest Department launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application to help netizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’.
  20. Which team won the AIMA Chanakya (Business Simulation Game) National Management Games (NMG) 2020, an all India competition for corporates?
    A) NTPC Vallur
    B) Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
    C) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    D) Tata Steel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Team NTPC Vallur from Tamil Nadu has overcome stiff challenge to emerge as winner at the recently concluded AIMA Chanakya (Business Simulation Game)National Management Games(NMG)2020, an all India competition for corporates.
  21. G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting was held under the presidency of which country in September 2020?
    A) Mexico
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Canada
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting was held under the current Chair, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
    From India External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar represented the meeting.
  22. Which of the following launched book titled “The Little Book of Green Nudges”, which aims to inspire up to 200 million students around the globe to adopt environmentally friendly habits and greener lifestyles?
    A) Greenpeace
    B) International Union for Conservation of Nature
    C) United Nations Environment Programme
    D) World Wide Fund for Nature
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new publication, “The Little Book of Green Nudges”, which aims to inspire up to 200 million students around the globe to adopt environmentally friendly habits and greener lifestyles.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nations Environment Programme situated?
    A) Oslo, Norway
    B) Helsinki, Finland
    C) Nairobi, Kenya
    D) Stockholm, Sweden
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mysuru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

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