Current Affairs Quiz: October 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 October 2020 Quiz

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  1. Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center and NCERT signed an MoU to make education materials accessible for Deaf children in their preferred format of communication, Indian Sign Language. Where is the headquarters of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A historic Memorandum of Understanding(MoU ) was signed between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center and NCERT to make education materials accessible for Deaf children in their preferred format of communication, Indian Sign Language.
  2. Which institute will launch an e-learning hub and library as a pilot project for villagers in Mavoor, one of the five villages adopted by the institute under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)?

    A) IIM Lucknow
    B) IIM Calcutta
    C) IIM Kozhikode
    D) IIM Indore

    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode will soon be launching an e-learning hub and library as a pilot project for villagers in Mavoor, one of the five villages adopted by the institute under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA).
  3. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched which bank’s programme called ‘MSME Prerana’ which is an online business mentoring programme for MSMEs?
    A) Bank of India
    B) Indian Overseas Bank
    C) Vijaya Bank
    D) Indian Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched ‘MSME Prerana’ which is an online business mentoring programme for MSMEs launched by the public lender Indian Bank.
  4. Which bank has partnered with Vistara to launch a co-branded forex card to cater the needs of international travellers?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) DCB Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank has partnered with Vistara to launch a co-branded forex card ‘Axis Bank Club Vistara Forex Card’. This is also the first-ever collaboration by a bank and an Indian airline for a co-branded forex card.
  5. Which company announced the creation of an AI centre of excellence in partnership with the government e-marketplace during the inaugural session of RAISE 2020 virtual summit?
    A) Hewlett-Packard (HP)
    B) Oracle
    C) IBM
    D) Capgemini
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    IBM announced the creation of an AI centre of excellence in partnership with the government e-marketplace during the inaugural session of RAISE 2020 virtual summit.
  6. Name the India’s first business-to-business (B2B) cryptocurrency trading exchange which began its trading operations in October 2020?
    A) DigitX
    B) Unocoin
    C) Zebpay
    D) CoinDesk
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    DigitX, India’s first business-to-business (B2B) cryptocurrency trading exchange, began its trading operations.
    DigitX aims to deliver transparent and secure model with its network of trusted links in a first of its kind industry initiative to instill trust and confidence in its investors and traders of cryptocurrency.
  7. Which first ever brand of the Indian Cotton was unveiled by Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani on Second World Cotton Day?
    A) Dewas Cotton
    B) Sukanya Cotton
    C) Kasturi Cotton
    D) Pimacott Cotton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani launched the first ever Brand and Logo for Indian Cotton on Second World Cotton Day through video conferencing.
    Now India’s premium cotton would be known as ‘Kasturi Cotton’ in the world cotton trade. The Kasturi Cotton brand will represent Whiteness, Brightness, Softness, Purity, Luster, Uniqueness and Indianness.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL)?
    A) Rohit Tendulkar
    B) Arvind Hali
    C) Vivek Munda
    D) Amar Bahl
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL) has appointed Arvind Hali as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of its housing finance company Motilal Oswal Home Finance Limited (MOHFL).
  9. Who has been appointed as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?
    A) M Rajeshwar Rao
    B) M K Jain
    C) N S Vishwanathan
    D) Micheal Patra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
    Currently, BP Kanungo, MK Jain and Micheal Patra are the deputy governors.Rao will take charge as the fourth deputy governor. The post became vacant after N S Vishwanathan demitted office in March citing health reasons just before his tenure was to end.
  10. Who has been appointed as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of India Post Payments Bank by a cabinet panel?
    A) R Vasudeva
    B) J Venkatramu
    C) Suresh Sethi
    D) Bhavy Manjekar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A Cabinet panel appointed J Venkatramu as managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of India Post Payments Bank for three years.
    Venkatramu will take over the post of Suresh Sethi who had served as founder MD and CEO of the payments banks till March, much before his tenure ended.
  11. Emmanuelle Charpentier of ________ and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping scissors.
    A) Denmark
    B) Norway
    C) France
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors.
  12. Which space startup bagged the first ever National Startup Awards 2020 in the space category?
    A) Vesta Space
    B) Agnikul
    C) Bellatrix Aerospace
    D) Dhruva Space
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hyderabad headquartered startup Dhruva Space has bagged National Startup Awards 2020 in the space category. Dhruva space was founded in 2012 and it is the first private space technology company in India.
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  13. Union government launched the Application Programming Interface (API) integration between the PM SVANidhi Portal and with which portal of State Bank of India (SBI) under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme?
    A) e-Mudra
    B) Yono
    C) SBI Pay
    D) OnlineSBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, had launched the Application Programming Interface (API) integration between the PM SVANidhi Portal and the State Bank of India’s (SBI) e-Mudra portal.
  14. Which country successfully test-fired its highly touted hypersonic cruise missile called Tsirkon?
    A) Italy
    B) Netherlands
    C) Russia
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Russia has successfully test-fired its highly touted hypersonic cruise missile called Tsirkon in the waters of northwestern Russia.
  15. Vishal Anand who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Comedian
    C) Dramatist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran actor Vishal Anand, best known for featuring in the 1976 hit film Chalte Chalte, passed away following a prolonged illness. His real name was Bhishmam Kohli.
  16. Ashwani Kumar who passed away in October 2020 was a former Director of the CBI and former Governor of which two states?
    A) Manipur and Nagaland
    B) Manipur and Tripura
    C) Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Assam and Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ashwani Kumar, a former Director of the CBI and former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland, was found dead at his residence in Shimla. He was 69.
  17. Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose group is considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Netherlands
    B) USA
    C) Denmark
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose group is considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
  18. When is World Cotton Day celebrated?
    A) October 7
    B) October 8
    C) October 6
    D) October 9
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Cotton day is celebrated on 7 October as a global celebration of cotton and its stakeholders, from field to fabric and beyond.
  19. When is Indian Air Force day observed?
    A) October 9
    B) October 7
    C) October 6
    D) October 8
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Air Force day is observed on October 8 every year to mark the establishment anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 8, 1932.
  20. Which of the following launched an online discovery platform called ‘Startup India Showcase’ to spread awareness about and capture the details of some of India’s most promising startups?
    A) Competition Commission of India
    B) Central Vigilance Commission
    C) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade
    D) NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade launched an online discovery platform called ‘Startup India Showcase’ to spread awareness about and capture the details of some of India’s most promising startups.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Vistara Airline situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Gurgaon
    C) Noida
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of India Post Payments Bank situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A

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