Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020
15 SEPT 2020
(Q.01) Name the person who has been appointed as the president of All India Tennis Association (AITA).
1) Prem Kumar Karra
2) Sunder Iyer
3) Rohit Rajpal
4) Anil Jain
Ans. :-(4)Anil Jain
Anil Jain, elected member of Rajya Sabha and national general secretary was elected as the new President of All India Tennis Association(AITA) succeeding Praveen Mahajan. During the Annual General Meetings(AGM) of the national federation, Anil Dhurpar, Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Tennis Association (MPTA) was appointed as the Secretary general of AITA replacing Hironmoy Chatterjee
(Q.02) Who represented India at the 10th East-Asia summit foreign ministers’ meeting recently?
1) Shripad Yesso Naik
2) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
3) Prahlad Singh Patel
4) V. Muraleedharan
Ans. :-(4) V. Muraleedharan
V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs attended the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The Meeting was held over a virtual platform. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Pham Bin Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
(Q.03) Poonam Khatri who is in news recently is associated with which sport?
Ans. :-(3) Wushu
Poonam Khatri who won the Silver Medal at the 15th edition of World Wushu Championships (WWC) 2019 held at Minhang Gymnasium in Shanghai, China has now been upgraded to Gold Medal. Poonam is now the third Indian to win a Gold in Wushu World Championship after Pooja Kadiyan (2017) and Praveen Kumar (2019).
(Q.04) Which edition of International Day to Protect Education from Attack was observed on September 9, 2020 (Theme: “Protect Education, Save a Generation.”)?
Ans. :-(1) 1st
The United Nations'(UN) 1st International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on September 9, 2020 to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for educators and students. The day indicates that education is under attack. Theme for 2020– “Protect Education, Save a Generation”.
(Q.05) World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed every year on September 10. What is the theme of WSPD 2020.
1) “Working Together to Prevent Suicide
2) “Take a minute, change a life” “Working
3) Connect, communicate, care
4) Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives
Ans. :-(1) Working Together to Prevent Suicide
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is annually observed across the world on 10th of September to raise awareness that the suicide can be prevented and to educate people to reach out for those who need help. The day is organized by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO). The first World Suicide Prevention day was hosted in 2003 by IASP in collaboration with WHO and World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). The theme of 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day – “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” was retained as the theme for both 2019 and 2020 World Suicide Prevention Day
(Q.06) The Nagaland government has launched state’s 1st tele-medicine platform, ‘Naga Telehealth’ recently. Who is the CM of Nagaland.
1) Neiphiu Rio
2) Hemant Soren
3) Pema Khandu
4) PS Golay
Ans. :-(1) Neiphiu Rio
In order to provide quality healthcare services at the Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres in Nagaland, S Pangnyu Phom, Nagaland Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the state’s 1st tele-medicine platform, ‘Naga Telehealth’ in Kohima, Nagaland. It was developed by the state govt in partnership with NISHTHA, a US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s health systems strengthening project, implemented by Jhpiego. Neiphiu Rio is the Chief Minister of Nagaland
(Q.07) Who has launched the ‘e-Gopala’ app, a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers?
1) Prakash Javadekar
2) Pralhad Patel
3) Harsh Vardhan
4) Narendra Modi
Ans. :-(4) Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, e-Gopala App for farmers in Bihar through virtual mode. He launched several initiatives in fisheries, animal husbandry, dairy and agriculture sectors in Bihar. ‘e-Gopala’ App is a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers
(Q.08) India’s largest piggery mission was launched at which state?
Ans. :- (2) Meghalaya
The state government of Meghalaya launched India’s Biggest Piggery Project with an outlay of Rs 209 Crores. It is being launched under the aegis of Meghalaya Livestock Enterprises Advancement Society (MLEADS) and funded by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). The main objective of the Piggery Mission is to reduce the annual import of Pork worth Rs 150 Crore and make Meghalaya self-sufficient (“Aatma Nirbhar”) in Pork production over the next 3 years
(Q.09) Which state government has opened the flyover named after Savarkar?
3) Tamil Nadu
Ans. :-(4) Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa inaugurated a flyover named after Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on September 8. The official name of the flyover, which has been constructed on a road named after martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan in north Bengaluru’s Yelahanka, is “Freedom Fighter Veer Savarkar Flyover”.
(Q.10) Who among the following was appointed as the member of WHO panel for pandemic preparedness and response?
1) S. Subramanian
2) Vidya Rajaram
3) Anantha Narayanan
4) Preeti Sudan
Ans. :-(4) Preeti Sudan
The World Health Organization’s independent panel for pandemic response has appointed India’s former health secretary Preeti Sudan as one of its 11 panel member across the Globe and the decision was made by the panel’s head, former New Zealand PM Helen Clarke and former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(Q.11) India is contributing two teams of specialists to fortify medical facilities in UN peacekeeping operations in which country?
2) South Sudan
4) Both 1) and 2
Ans. :-(4) Both 1) and 2
India is contributing two teams of specialists to fortify medical facilities in UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet the Covid-19 challenge, according to India’s UN mission
(Q.12) India post launched 5 star villages scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes. Who is the present Union Minister of Communications?
1) Acharya Dev Bhat
2) AB Pandey
3) Mahesh Kumar
4) Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ans. :-(4) Ravi Shankar Prasad
Postman and Postal Department are a vital part of the ordinary citizen’s life. India post is doing exceptional work in the implementation of Government schemes. Now, in order to ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas, on September 10, 2020, Union Minister of State for Communications, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has launched a scheme namely “Five Star Villages” along with Department of Post. The Union Minister of Communications– Ravi Shankar Prasad
(Q.13) Asian Development Bank signed loan agreement worth Rs 466-cr with ENGIE group for developing Raghanesda Solar Project in ‘which’ state?
Ans. :-(4) Gujarat
As a part of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ongoing support to India’s renewable energy sector, a long term loan agreement of Rs 4.66 billion (about $65.5 million) was inked between ADB and the ENGIE group to construct and operate a 200-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic-based power plant at Raghanesda Solar Park in Gujarat. The agreement was signed by Principal Investment Specialist at ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department Mayank Choudhary and ENGIE group’s Head of Acquisitions, Investments, and Financial Advisory Phuntsok Wangyal. The project will be implemented by Electro Solaire Private Limited (ESPL), a special purpose vehicle owned by ENGIE with expected commission in the first half of 2021
(Q.14) Name the bank which plans to launch “SAFAL” a loan product for organic cotton growers.
Ans. :-(1) SBI
C.S. Setty, Managing Director(MD) of State Bank of India (SBI) informed that SBI will launch a loan product called SAFAL (Safe and Fast Agriculture Loan) during a Fintech conference organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). SAFAL is primarily focused on organic cotton growers who do not have any credit history
(Q.15) Which bank has started a comprehensive banking programme for start-ups named “iStartup 2.0” recently?
1) HDFC Bank
2) RBL Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) Federal Bank
Ans. :-(3) ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank launched its comprehensive banking programme for the Startups named “iStartup 2.0” which will support the requirements of the startups like regulatory assistance, analytics, staffing, acquisition and digital outreach of customers
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