Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020
12 SEPT 2020
(Q.01) Name the company which enters into the online insurance broking & planned to launch the portal named ‘PayBima’. 1) Paysafe Finance 2) Mahindra Finance 3) IL&FS Finance 4) Max FinanceAns. :-(2) Mahindra Finance
Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd (Mahindra Insurance Brokers), a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (Mahindra Finance), which enter into an online insurance broking business to provide digital services to the customers of its insurance brokerage through PayBima, a portal which said to be launched soon.
(Q.02) When was the International Literacy Day observed annually? 1) 6th September 2) 7th September 3) 8th September 4) 9th September
Ans. :-(3) 8th September
United Nations(UN)’s International Literacy Day is annually celebrated on 8th September to promote the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights among the general public and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society. The International Literacy Day was celebrated on 8th September since 1966. The theme of International Literacy Day 2020 is “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond” which particularly focuses on the role of educators and the method of teaching.
(Q.03) Govind Swarup who passed away in September 2020 is popularly known as __________. 1) Father of India’s Cardiology 2) Father of Indian Classical Music 3) Father of India’s Radio Astronomy 4) Father of India’s Telegraph
Ans. :-(3) Father of India’s Radio Astronomy
Govind Swarup, Father of India’s Radio Astronomy passed away at the age of 91 due to age related complications in Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune Maharashtra. He was the founding director of National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He is the recipient of Padma Shri (1973). He was born on March 23rd, 1929 in Thakurdwara, United Provinces, British India (Now in Uttar Pradesh).
(Q.04) Who is the author of the book named “Breaking the Cocoon @ 40”? 1) Richa Jha 2) Mithila Ananth 3) Aparajita Vasudev 4) Radha M Nair
Ans. :-(4) Radha M Nair
Radha M Nair announced her first book titled “Breaking the Cocoon @ 40” portrays her life experiences in the advertising world of Mumbai where she started her career as a copywriter during her early forties. The book will be published by Poorna Publications.
(Q.05) Who authored the book titled ‘Samvad Upanishad’ & ‘Akshar Yatra’? 1) Gulab Kothari 2) Kalraj Mishra 3) Barkha Dutt 4) Rajdeep Sardesai
Ans. :-(1) Gulab Kothari
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patrika Gate in Jaipur, Rajasthan over a virtual platform. The Patrika Gate was built by the Patrika group of Newspapers on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur. He also launched 2 books Samvad Upanishad and Akshar Yatra, authored by Gulab Kothari, Editor in Chief of Rajasthan Patrika Group and Chairman of Patrika Group of Newspaper.
(Q.06) India’s 1st integrated air ambulance service was launched at which city? 1) Kolkata 2) Chennai 3) Kochi 4) Bengaluru
Ans. :-(4) Bengaluru
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa launched the Country’s First Integrated Air Ambulance Services at Jakkur Aerodrome, Bengaluru. It is the first air ambulance operating from South India to provide services for medical emergencies. Air ambulance firm International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) will run the services in collaboration with aviation technology firm Kyathi from the HAL airport in Bengaluru.
(Q.07) Name the 1st PSU in power sector which undertake asset monetization through InvIT model? 1) National Thermal Power Corporation 2) Power Grid Corporation of India 3) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation 4) Rural Electrification Corporation
Ans. :-(2) Power Grid Corporation of India
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved to monetize state-run Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd’s (PGCIL), under Ministry of Power transmission projects that were won through a bidding process. The monetisation of assets of POWERGRID will be done through the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) model. This is the first time any PSU in the Power Sector will undertake asset recycling by monetising its assets through the InvITmodel and using the proceeds to fund the new and under-construction capital projects.
(Q.08) According to the report titled ‘Levels & Trends in Child Mortality’, India’s child mortality rate has declined from 3.4 million in 1990 to ________ in 2019. 1) 7.63 Lakhs 2) 10.36 Lakhs 3) 8.24 Lakhs 4) 7.15 Lakhs
Ans. :- (3) 8.24 Lakhs
According to ‘Levels & Trends in Child Mortality’ Report 2020, India’s child mortality rate has declined from 3.4 million in 1990 to 824,000 in 2019. The report was prepared by the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME). The Report shows that the number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019, down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990. The new mortality rates have been released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), Population Division of the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group.
(Q.09) Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the e-filing consumer complaint system recently. Who is the present governor of Delhi? 1) Girish Chandra Murmu 2) Praful Patel 3) Anil Baijal 4) R. K. Mathur
Ans. :-(3) Anil Baijal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the E-Filing consumer complaint system. Using this online portal, consumers can file consumer complaints from the comfort of home. Delhi is the first state to have this system. Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (DSCDRC) launched the portal via delhistatecommission.nic.in, it has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). State Bank of India (SBI) is providing payment gateway for payment of fees digitally. Delhi: Governor – Anil Baijal.
(Q.10) Which district was selected as Tamil Nadu’s first fully digital economy district by the central government? 1) Coimbatore 2) Chennai 3) Erode 4) Virudhunagar
Ans. :-(4) Virudhunagar
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. All industrial units and commercial establishments in the district are at present implementing various forms of cashless transactions. These include widespread use of ATM debit cards, increased usage of internet banking, widespread use of QR codes etc.
(Q.11) Name the organization which will be leading the procurement and supply of COVID-19 Vaccines. 1) World Health Organisation 2) United Nations Environment Programme 3) Amnesty Internationals 4) United Nations Children’s Fund
Ans. :-(4) United Nations Children’s Fund
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be leading the procurement and supply of COVID-19 Vaccines to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses of Vaccines, when they are available. The procurement and distribution will involve 170 Economies, and has the potential to make it the Largest and Fastest ever kind of operation. UNICEF will collaborate with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to lead efforts for procuring and supplying doses of Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility for 92 low and lower middle-income countries.
(Q.12) Government of India has signed a $500 million worth loan agreement with which organization for Delhi-Meerut RRTS (September 2020)? 1) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 2) New Development Bank (NDB) 3) Asian Development Bank (ADB) 4) World Bank (WB)
Ans. :-(3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Government of India (GoI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $500 million loan agreement for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS (regional rapid transit system) Investment Project. This is the first tranche of a total $1billion (about Rs 7,485 crore) facility.
(Q.13) SBI mutual fund launched SBI magnum children’s benefit fund recently. Where is the HQ of SBI mutual fund located? 1) Kolkata 2) Mumbai 3) New Delhi 4) Gurugram
Ans. :-(2) Mumbai
SBI Mutual Fund launched SBI Magnum Children’s Benefit Fund -Investment Plan, an open-ended fund for parents to invest for their children. It is a part of SBI Magnum Children’s Benefit Fund. SBI Magnum Children’s Benefit Fund has already offering savings plan, a predominantly debt-oriented offering. The New Fund Offer (NFO) is open for subscription from September 8 and will close on September 22, 2020. SBI Mutual Fund: Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.
(Q.14) Which bank was recognized as the best bank in the world by New York-based financial publication Global Finance? 1) Wells Fargo 2) DBS Bank 3) Bank of America 4) JPMorgan ChaseAns. :-(2) DBS Bank
DBS has been recognised as the World’s Best Bank for the third year in a row, underscoring the bank’s growing presence among banking leaders worldwide. DBS’ latest global best bank accolade comes from the New York-based financial publication Global Finance, which named DBS’ Best Bank in the World’ for the second time in three years in its World’s Best Global Banks 2020 Awards.
(Q.15) WE HUB, the incubator for women start-up under ‘which’ state government has partnered with NutriHub to promote women entrepreneurship in agri sector? 1) Punjab 2) Himachal Pradesh 3) Telangana 4) MaharashtraAns. :-(3) Telangana
WE HUB, India’s first State led incubator for women led startups, under the Government of Telangana partnered with NutriHub, first of its kind incubator to provide the needs of the startups in the nutricereal sector, to support women entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector in both urban and rural areas. Vilas A Tonapi, Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Indian Institute of Millets Research (ICAR-IIMR) and Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE HUB signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
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