Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020
13 SEPT 2020
(Q.01) Which state government recently renewed its MoU with UK India Business Council to strengthen the state’s industrial development?
1) Andhra Pradesh
Ans. :-(4) Telangana
The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Telangana. This will bolster the industrial development of the state.
(Q.02) Which company partnered with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) to provide students with training in robotic process automation?
1) Ark Robot
Ans. :-(4) UiPath
As a part of an Academic Alliance Programme in Andhra Pradesh, UiPath, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company partnered with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) to provide students with training in robotic process automation.
(Q.03) Name the state/UT government which signed MoU with UN World Food Programme for take-home ration Scheme?
3) Uttar Pradesh
Ans. :-(3) Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), through which Take-Home ration will now be manufactured and supplied by Women self-help groups (SHGs). The agreement between WFP and SRLM’s representatives Yogesh Kumar, Mission Director, SRLM and Adeel Abbas was signed today in the presence of the State’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath.
(Q.04) Name the person who has been conferred with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019?
1) Ela Bhatt
2) David Attenborough
3) Angela Merkel
4) Manmohan Singh
Ans. :-(2) David Attenborough
Over a virtual event, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conferred the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 upon Sir David Attenborogh, a British broadcaster. Sonia Gandhi, President of Congress was also present during the event. He wrote and presented the BBC nature documentary series, “The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth”, which stated that humans have overrun the planet.
(Q.05) Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Playerzpot recently?
1) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
2) Smriti Mandhana
3) Rohit Sharma
4) Both 1) and 2)
Ans. :-(4) Both 1) and 2)
Playerzpot, India’s leading sports gaming platforms signed cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as their brand ambassadors. The cricketers will feature in the future brand campaigns of Playerzport and promote Playerzpot through engagement activities. Smriti Mandhana and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will support playerzpot to widen the reach of the brand among the target audience.
(Q.06) According to the estimation of Goldman Sachs, India’s GDP expected to be Shrink by _______ in FY21.
Ans. :-(1) 14.8%
In accordance with the American brokerage Goldman Sachs, Indian economy is the worst-hit among major economies as its gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for FY2020-2021 is contracted to 14.8% from 11.8% estimated earlier. This forecast is the most pessimistic (defeatist) one among all the analysts till now.
(Q.07) Which edition of world solar technology summit was inaugurated by PM Modi recently (organized by ISA & FICCI)?
Ans. :-(1) 1st
The first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) was held virtually which was organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), as the convenor of ISA Global Leadership Task Force on Innovation, to focus on new Technologies and Innovations in the field of Solar. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
(Q.08) The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has signed agreement with International Solar Alliance (ISA) for deploying 1mn solar irrigation pumps. The GGGI was based on which country?
3) South Korea
Ans. :- (3) South Korea
An agreement was inked between International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Seoul (South Korea) based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a part of which ISA will provide technical assistance in deploying one million solar irrigation pumps. The assistance will first be extended to African countries like Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal, Mozambique, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Kiribati, and will be later rolled over to other ISA member nations. ISA also signed a partnership agreement with the Paris-headquartered International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) for setting up solar heating and cooling demonstration projects in member countries.
(Q.09) The 1st joint commission meeting between India and Angola held recently. What is the capital of Angola?
Ans. :-(4) Luanda
India- Angola Joint Commission held its 1st meeting through video-conferencing. During the meeting India and Angola agreed to expand their trade relations and also discussed cooperation in health, pharmaceuticals, defence, agriculture, food processing, digitization and telecom. The session was co-chaired by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, and Ambassador Téte António, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola. There were 3 pacts signed between India and Angola. The pacts are, (i) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of Health (ii) Agreement to exempt visa for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports (iii) MoU for cooperation between the Ministry of External Relations of Angola and Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. The capital and currency of Angola are Luanda & Angolan Kwanza respectively.
(Q.10) The US-based silver lake has planned to acquire ______ stake in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited for Rs. 7500 crores.
Ans. :-(3) 1.75%
Silver Lake, US based global technology investment firm, is set to invest Rs.7500 crores in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). This investment will provide Silver lake a 1.75% stake in RRVL. This investment will enhance the retail presence of RIL in the domestic market.
(Q.11) Northrop Grumman has named its next Cygnus Spacecraft, NG-14 as __________.
1) Valentina Tereshkova
2) Chiaki Mukai
3) Devesh Srivastava
4) SS Kalpana Chawla
Ans. :-(4) SS Kalpana Chawla
An American global aerospace and defense technology company, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) has named its next Cygnus Spacecraft, NG-14 as ‘SS Kalpana Chawla’ after Dr Kalpana Chawla, a former NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), United States of America-USA Astronaut. She was selected in honor of her outstanding place in history as the 1st woman of Indian descent to go to space. S.S. Kalpana Chawla is the 2nd Cygnus to be named for a member of the STS-107 crew. Rick Husband, Columbia’s last commander, was similarly honored in 2016.
(Q.12) The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) developed by ‘which’ company has completed hot and high altitude trails in Himalayas recently?
1) Bharat Dynamics Limited
3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
4) None of the Above
Ans. :-(3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high altitude capability in Hot and High weather conditions in the Himalayas recently for about 10 days. A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh (3300 MAMSL) in temperatures up to ISA+320C which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities. LUH took off from Leh and demonstrated its hot and high hover performance at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at 5000 MAMSL. The helicopter also demonstrated its payload capability in Siachen glacier high altitude. During the trials, pilots landed the helicopter at the highest helipads of Amar and Sonam.
(Q.13) The Matsya 6 is the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle developed by students of which IIT?
1) IIT Delhi
2) IIT Madras
3) IIT Ropar
4) IIT Bombay
Ans. :-(4) IIT Bombay
A robotic submarine – Matsya 6 – designed by students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, won the third position in presentation at the global RoboSub competition held in California in August. Matsya 6 is the latest in the series of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) developed by students of IIT Bombay.
(Q.14) Jaya Prakash Reddy who passed away recently is a renowned ______.
Ans. :-(2) Actor
Veteran Telugu Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy, popularly known as JP passed away at the age of 74 at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh due to cardiac arrest. He was born on 8th May, 1946 in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
(Q.15) Johnny Bakshi who passed away in September 2020 is a well-known _______.
1) Film Maker
2) Sand Artist
4) None of the Above
Ans. :-(1) Film Maker
Eminent producer-director Johnny Bakshi who was born in Pune, passed away at the age 82 due to Cardiac arrest reported by Arogya Nidhi hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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