Current Affairs Quiz: September 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 September 2020 Quiz

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  1. In September 2020, where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patrika Gate?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Agra
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patrika Gate in Jaipur through video conferencing.
    The iconic gate is built by the Patrika Group of Newspapers on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur.
  2. According to the report on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of the 75th round of National Sample Survey – from July 2017 to June 2018’ based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey, which state has emerged as the lease literate state in the country?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kerala emerged as the most literate state in the country, while Andhra Pradesh featured at the bottom with a rate of 66.4 percent, showed a report based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey.
    The report on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of the 75th round of National Sample Survey – from July 2017 to June 2018’ provides for state-wise detail of literacy rate among the persons aged seven years and above.
  3. According to a latest report by job portal site Indeed, which city has topped the list of destinations for a career in artificial intelligence (AI)?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hyderabad is one of the top five cities in the country to offer jobs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), a latest report by job portal site Indeed has revealed.
    Bengaluru tops the list of destinations for a career in AI, followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Chennai.
  4. Which of the following government launched the second edition of state’s campaign against dengue, “10 Hafte-10 Baje-10 Minute”?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Delhi
    C) Karnataka
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the second edition of its “10 Hafte-10 Baje-10 Minute” (10 weeks, 10 o’ clock, 10 minutes) campaign against dengue and other vector-borne diseases such as malaria and chikungunya.
  5. Under the chairmanship of which country, the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held through video conference in September 2020?
    A) Russia
    B) Brazil
    C) India
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of State (I//C) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attended 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting.
    The 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held through video conference under the Chairpersonship of Russian Federation.
  6. Under the chairmanship of which country, 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific held virtually on a videoconferencing platform in September 2020?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Myanmar
    C) Nepal
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 35th Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific held virtually on a videoconferencing platform, on an exceptional basis, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health concerns.
    The Conference was held under the Chair of the Host Country, Bhutan.
  7. Which country has launched Indo-Pacific strategy with ‘key role’ for India?
    A) Germany
    B) Finland
    C) Britain
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Germany, current EU president and Europe’s biggest economy, has launched its Indo-Pacific strategy with India that is expected to play a key role in Berlin’s outreach in the region where China’s aggressive foreign policy has rattled countries.
  8. Which of the following is set to enter online insurance business with the launch of portal called PayBima?
    A) Berkeley Insurance Brokers
    B) Alankit Insurance Brokers
    C) Unicorn Insurance Brokers
    D) Mahindra Insurance Brokers
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Mahindra Finance is set to enter the business of online insurance broking giving digital services to the customers of its insurance brokerage subsidiary, Mahindra Insurance Brokers, through a soon-to-be launched portal called PayBima.
    The new portal would play a role in the transformation of Mahindra’s insurance broking services to a “phygital” model.
  9. Which state government signed MoUs with Netherlands and 7 firms on food processing and marketing?
    A) Odisha
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Andhra Pradesh State government signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Netherlands government and seven companies in food processing, marketing and technologies, to benefit the horticulture and aquaculture farmers across the State.
  10. In which state is an awareness cum sensitization programme for newly proposed Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) was organized by NABARD in coordination with District Administration?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    An awareness cum sensitization programme for newly proposed Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) was organized by NABARD in coordination with District Administration in Anantnag, J & K.
  11. What is the name given to the rebranded version of the Vodafone and Idea Cellular merged operations?
    A) Id
    B) Iv
    C) Va
    D) Vi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Two years after Vodafone and Idea Cellular merged operations to form Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), the operator has rebranded its services as ‘Vi’ (read as ‘we’), as it starts afresh in a highly competitive telecom market.
  12. Which state’s Rural Livelihoods Mission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB) to link the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and Producer Groups/ Enterprises?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ASRLM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB) to work in cohesion in support of Bank Linkage of the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and Producer Groups/ Enterprises under ASRLM.
    ASRLM is the first amongst all the State Livelihood Missions to initiate the signing of MoU with the new generation small finance banks.
  13. Which company has partnered with Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa to help the latter develop an integrated online marketplace platform called ‘Cargo Connect’ by bringing together cargo owners, shipping lines, etc.
    A) Tata Consultancy Services
    B) Infosys
    C) Wipro
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa to help the latter develop an integrated online marketplace platform by bringing together cargo owners, shipping lines, clearing and forwarding agents, and road/rail haulers.
    A new platform named ‘Cargo Connect’, which will function as an online logistics marketplace where customers can submit logistics related requests and allow service providers to bid online.
  14. Which of the following organizations has announced the appointment of Vinkesh Gulati as its 35th President for the period 2020-22?
    A) Automotive Research Association of India
    B) Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations
    C) Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India
    D) Central Water and Power Research Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Auto dealer’s body The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has announced the appointment of Vinkesh Gulati as its 35th President for the period 2020-22.
  15. Sir David Attenborough who has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2019 is related with which profession?
    A) Broadcaster
    B) Mathematician
    C) Activist
    D) Architecture
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    The Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust will present the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2019 to renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
  16. India successfully flight-tested the indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle (HSTDV). It is developed by whom?
    A) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    B) Indian Space Research Organisation
    C) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    D) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India successfully flight-tested the indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle (HSTDV), joining a select group of countries having the capability to develop the next-generation hypersonic cruise missiles. The missile was tested from APJ Abdul Kalam launch complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha
    The HSTDV, based on hypersonic propulsion technologies, is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  17. Oscar-winning ___________ director Jiri Menzel passed away.
    A) Czech
    B) British
    C) German
    D) American
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel has died after battling serious health issues.He was 82.
  18. When was First International Day of Clean Air for blue skies observed in 2020?
    A) 3rd September
    B) 7th September
    C) 6th September
    D) 9th September
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies observed on September 7th, 2020, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives of people.
  19. What is the theme of International Literacy Day 2020?
    A) Literacy and skills development in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
    B) Literacy and Multilingualism in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
    C) Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
    D) Literacy in a digital world in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    International Literacy Day is observed every year on 8 September in an effort to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals and communities around the world.
    The theme of International Literacy Day 2020 is “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”
  20. Swami Kesavananda Bharati, seer of which Hindu monastic institution passed away in September 2020?
    A) Ramachandrapura Mutt
    B) Edneer Mutt
    C) Chitrapur Mutt
    D) Parakala Mutt
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The head of the Edneer Mutt in Kasargod Swami Kesavananda Bharati passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 79.

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