Current Affairs Quiz: September 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) has been launched in which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) system for Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service officers, at Raj Bhavan.
  2. Which cricketer has been appointed as trade envoy for advancing business ties with India by the Australian government?
    A) Justin Langer
    B) Glenn McGrath
    C) Adam Gilchrist
    D) Matthew Hayden
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Australian government has appointed former cricketer Matthew Hayden and Indian-origin politician Lisa Singh as trade envoys for advancing business ties with India.
    Ashok Jacob has been reappointed as chair, and will be joined by three new board members of the Australia-India Council.
  3. Agnikul Cosmos, startup of which institute has been conferred with TiE50 award?
    A) IIT Gandhinagar
    B) IIT Kanpur
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IIT Madras-incubated Agnikul Cosmos, which provides a dedicated launch vehicle for smaller satellites at a lower cost, has been conferred with TiE50 award.
  4. Which country will host a summit of the council of heads of government of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) on November 30 with a focus on contributing to the trade and economic agenda of the influential grouping?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Pakistan
    D) Norway
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India will host a summit of the council of heads of government of the SCO on November 30 with a focus on contributing to the trade and economic agenda of the influential grouping, a senior official in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said.
  5. Book titled “Breaking The Cocoon @ 40” has been authored by whom?
    A) Sudha Desai
    B) Rama Kapoor
    C) Radha Nair
    D) Anita Bakshi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Breaking The Cocoon @ 40” authored by Radha Nair has been released recently.
    “Breaking The Cocoon @ 40” is a delightful collection of select events from her life, which also holds a mirror to the time the incidents are set in.
  6. Who has been named as the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year by the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
    A) RJ Barrett
    B) Trae Young
    C) Ja Morant
    D) Lonzo Ball
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced.
  7. How much amount has been approved by the Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare ministry for up-gradation of Soil Testing labs across the Kashmir valley?
    A) Rs 4 cr
    B) Rs 2 cr
    C) Rs 5 cr
    D) Rs 8 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare ministry has approved four crore rupees for up-gradation of Soil Testing labs across the Kashmir valley.
  8. Which of the following has successfully sent 60 Starlink internet satellites aboard the Falcon 9 which is lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida?
    A) NASA
    B) Roscosmos
    C) ISRO
    D) SpaceX
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SpaceX has successfully sent 60 Starlink internet satellites aboard the Falcon 9 which is lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    The launch was Starlink’s first mission of the month. The Elon-musk owned space tech company has conducted sixteen missions this year.
  9. Which state is set to implement a ₹600-crore watershed project with World Bank assistance?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka is set to implement a ₹600-crore project for brining 10 lakh hectares of parched land in 10 districts under watershed development with World Bank assistance.
    The project titled ‘Rejuvenating watershed for agriculture resilience through innovative development’ would be implemented for the next six years.
  10. Who won the Italian Grand Prix 2020?
    A) Carlos Sainz Jr.
    B) Lance Stroll
    C) Pierre Gasly
    D) Charles Leclerc
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    France’s Pierre Gasly won an astonishing Italian Grand Prix thriller for Italy-based AlphaTauri in a topsy-turvy race packed with suspense and none of the usual top teams on the podium.
  11. Former stylish batsman Ian Bell who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket hails from which country?
    A) UK
    B) West Indies
    C) South Africa
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former stylish batsman Ian Bell announced he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2020 domestic season.
  12. Which country will host the 36th Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2022?
    A) Bhutan
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Maldives
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh will host the 36th Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for the first time in 2022 since joining the organization in 1973.
    Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the 35th FAO Asia-Pacific regional conference, organised by Bhutan this year, was held through video conference
  13. According to ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report released by the Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, which state topped the list of states counted for the well-being of children?
    A) Goa
    B) Tripura
    C) Mizoram
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kerala, Goa, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram are among the top five States for well-being of children, according to a report brought out by non-governmental organisation Mobile Creches and launched by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.
    It identifies eight States that have scores below the country’s average: they are Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
  14. With which country’s collaboration, the first ever cannabis medicine project in India will soon be set up at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Canada
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The first ever cannabis medicine project will soon be set up at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu with Canadian collaboration, Union minister Jitendra Singh said.
  15. Rajiv B Lall has resigned as the Part-Time Non-Executive Chairman of which bank?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) IDFC First Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IDFC First Bank said its Part-Time Non-Executive Chairman Rajiv B Lall has resigned from the lender’s board on health grounds with immediate effect citing that he has been dealing with his prolonged personal health issues for a while now.
  16. Which district of Tamil Nadu has been selected by the Central Government as the state’s first Fully Digital Economy district?
    A) Kanyakumari
    B) Virudhunagar
    C) Dindigul
    D) Cuddalore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, which houses a large number of small and medium enterprises, especially in the fire crackers and allied sectors, has been selected by the Central Government as the state’s first Fully Digital Economy district.
  17. Johnny Bakshi who passed away recently was a veteran ________
    A) Politician
    B) Comedian
    C) Director
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hospital here. He was 82.
  18. Tom Seaver who passed away recently was related to which sports?
    A) Baseball
    B) Volleyball
    C) Football
    D) Basketball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and 12-time all-star, has died. He was 75.

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