Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020
25 SEPT 2020
(Q.01) Which institute developed a device for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) recently?
1) S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
2) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
3) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
4) Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
Ans. :-(3) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, has Indigenously developed a device for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of blood clots in deeply located veins, usually in the legs.
(Q.02) John Turner who passed away in September 2020 is the former prime minister of which country?
Ans. :-(2) Canada
John Turner, the former Prime Minister of Canada, who served as the Prime Minister for just 79 days in 1984, the 2nd shortest term in the office recorded in the history of Canada passed away at the age of 91 at this residence in Toronto, Canada. He was born on 7th June 1929 at Richmond, England.
(Q.03) The International Day of Peace is observed annually on September 21. What is the theme of International Day of Peace 2020?
1) “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
2) “Shaping Peace Together”
3) “The Right to Peace”
4) “Climate Action for Peace”
Ans. :-(2) “Shaping Peace Together”
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed annually on September 21. The day will be devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing “24 hours” of non-violence and cease-fire. The theme for 2020 International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together”. The Peace Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981.
(Q.04) What is the food grain production target set by government of India for 2020-21 crop year (July-June)?
1) 275 MT
2) 301 MT
3) 298 MT
4) 317 MT
Ans. :-(2) 301 MT
During the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020 held on September 21, 2020, a target for the 2020-21 crop year (July-June) or food grain production target was set at a record 301 million tones (MT), up nearly 1.5% from the previous year’s output. This decision has been taken on the back of good monsoon rains and higher acreage in the kharif season. The conference was addressed by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare (MoAFW).
(Q.05) Which is 1st state in India to come up with policies on Ethical AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity?
4) Tamil Nadu
Ans. :-(4) Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (CM) Edappadi K Palaniswami released Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy 2020, Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy 2020 and Tamil Nadu Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy 2020(Nicknamed as ABC Policies) while participating in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ‘Connect 2020’ event through video conference. It became the first state in the country to release policies on Ethical AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.
(Q.06) Which department has issued notification on extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020?
1) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
2) Department of Personnel and Training
3) Department of Commerce
4) Department of Telecommunications
Ans. :-(1) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India today issued notification, extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 as 1.1.2021 in place of 1.9.2020. This decision allows domestic manufacturers four months of extra time to make necessary arrangements for compliance of standards in view of difficulties arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.
(Q.07) Which bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB)?
1) Catholic Syrian Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) Dhanlaxmi Bank
4) Bandhan Bank
Ans. :-(4) Bandhan Bank
In order to support the emerging needs of the unbanked and underbanked segment of customers, Bandhan Bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB) to assist this segment in becoming entrepreneurs. In this regard, the bank has appointed Kumar Ashish as the Executive President and Head to lead EEB. This vertical will be responsible for managing micro home loan, micro bazaar loan and micro enterprise loan.
(Q.08) Which bank has signed corporate agency agreement with HDFC Life?
1) RBL Bank
2) Yes Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) IndusInd Bank
Ans. :- (2) Yes Bank
HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) Life and Yes Bank entered into a Corporate Agency Arrangement (CA). As part of the arrangement, HDFC Life will provide a diverse range of insurance products to customers of Yes Bank.
(Q.09) Which state/UT government signed MoU with Indian army to operationalize the Airstrip in Kishtwar?
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Jammu & Kashmir
Ans. :-(4) Jammu & Kashmir
Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Army for the development and operationalization of Airstrip in Kishtwar. The MoU was signed by Brigadier Vikram Bhan, Commander, 9 Sector Rashtriya Rifles and S. Katoch, Commissioner Civil Aviation signed the MoU in the presence of LG, Manoj Sinha and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (MoS), Prime Minister Office (PMO) through video conferencing at Raj Bhava Airstrip is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place i.e. take-off and landing of aircraft.
(Q.10) Name the person who has been appointed as the member of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) task force.
1) Amit Ranjan Dev
2) Praful Patel
3) Girija Shankar Mungali
4) Subrata Dutta
Ans. :-(3) Girija Shankar Mungali
Dato’ Windsor John, the General Secretary of the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) appointed retired Colonel Dr. Girija Shankar Mungali as a member of the 7 members task force of AFC to regulate the football clubs in Asia and Australia. He is the only Indian appointed to this task force and He will hold his position in the panel till 2023.
(Q.11) Bah Ndaw has been appointed as the interim president of which country?
Ans. :-(3) Mali
Former Mali Defence Minister and retired Colonel Bah Ndaw was named as the Interim President of the Republic of Mali. Colonel Assimi Goita was appointed as Vice President. They will be sworn in on 25th September, 2020.
(Q.12) Who chairs the SEBI’s technical group on Social Stock Exchange?
1) Pushpa Aman Singh
2) AB Pandey
3) Mahesh Kumar
4) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
Ans. :-(4) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) constituted the Technical Group on Social Stock Exchange under the Chairmanship of Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, former Chairman of NABARD. The group will develop a framework for onboarding non-profit organisations and for-profit enterprises. The Group will develop a framework for prescribing disclosure requirements relating to performance and aspects related to social audit and social impact.
(Q.13) Who is the champion of men’s singles category at Italian Open 2020?
1) Rafael Nadal
2) Dominic Thiem
3) Novak Djokovic
4) Diego Schwartzman
Ans. :-(3) Novak Djokovic
The 77th Edition of Italian Open (also known as Rome Masters or the Internazionali BNL d’Italia) 2020 took place from September 14-21, 2020 at Foro Italico Court, Rome, Italy. The Italian Open is a clay court tournament.World Number One Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) to win the 2020 Italian Open Men’s Singles Title for the Fifth time.
(Q.14) Ivan Rakitic who is in news recently is associated with which sport?
Ans. :-(4) Football
Croatia midfielder (Footballer) Ivan Rakitic has called time on his international career with the 2018 World Cup runners-up. The former Barcelona player, 32, was an integral part of the Croatia side who reached the World Cup final in Russia before losing 4-2 to France.
(Q.15) World Rhino Day was observed annually on September 22. What is the theme for world rhino day 2020?
1) “Rhinos Make Ecosystem Balance”
2) “Save Rhinos”
3) “Five Rhino Species Forever”
4) “Save Rhinos From Today”
Ans. :-(3) “Five Rhino Species Forever”
The World Rhino Day is celebrated Internationally on September 22, 2020. World Rhino Day is celebrated annually on September 22 by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and other international organizations. Theme for World Rhino Day is “Five Rhino Species Forever”. The World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. World Rhino Day is recognized as a day of awareness for threats facing all five rhino species (Black, White, Greater one-horned (Indian), Sumatran and Javan Rhinos).
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