Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020 || 27 Sept 2020 ||

Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020

27 SEPT 2020

(Q.01) Find the organization which has successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS – High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from ITR, Odisha.
1) Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
2) Indian Space Research Organisation
3) National Informatics Centre
4) Defence Research and Development Organisation

Ans. :-(4) Defence Research and Development Organisation

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS – High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. ABHYAS is designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO. The ABHYAS vehicle is a drone and can be used as a target for evaluation of various missile systems.

(Q.02) Which is the 1st Indian company to manufacture indigenous composites sonar dome (to be mounted on P15 Alpha)?
1) Valeth Composites Limited
2) Hindustan Composites
3) IndoCool Limited
4) Kineco Limited

Ans. :-(4) Kineco Limited

Goa-based composites manufacturing company Kineco Limited became the first Indian company to manufacture indigenous composites sonar dome after it was flagged off by the then Union Defence Minister Late Manohar Parrikar to be delivered to Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai (Maharashtra). Now after two years, on September 23, 2020, Kineco manufactured sonar dome again flagged off to MDL, Mumbai by Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant for its mounting on the Indian Navy’s Kolkata and Visakhapatnam-class stealth destroyers of Indian Navy, P15 Alpha for the first time. It has been designed by Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory based in Pune (Maharashtra). India’s first maritime cluster is coming up at Verna, Goa.

(Q.03) DRDO successfully test fired the Indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile from Main Battle Tank ________.
1) Karna
2) Bhishma
3) Arjun
4) Ajeya

Ans. :-(3) Arjun

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun at the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S), KK Ranges in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

(Q.04) Mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa (popularly known as “Snow Leopard”) who is in news recently belongs to which country?
1) India
2) China
3) Bhutan
4) Nepal

Ans. :-(4) Nepal

Ang Rita Sherpa, the Nepalese Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest, the world highest peak, 10 times without bottled oxygen passed away at the age of 72 at his residence in Kathmandu, Nepal due to brain and liver ailments. He was born on 27th July 1948 in Solukhumbu, Nepal. Ang earned the nickname “Snow Leopard” for his mountaineering skills and adventures.

(Q.05) Department of Biotechnology has partnered with which ministry to initiate the 1st phase of the “Training program to strengthen clinical trial research capacity for neighboring countries”?
1) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
2) Ministry of Social Empowerment and Social Justice
3) Ministry of External Affairs
4) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Ans. :-(3) Ministry of External Affairs

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, initiated the first phase of the “Training program to strengthen clinical trial research capacity for neighbouring countries” in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to support researchers and investigator teams for enhancing and strengthening their clinical trial capabilities in compliance with ICH-GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation – Good clinical practice).

(Q.06) The central government has raised the limit for use of State Disaster Response Fund from 35% to _______ (to combat COVID-19).
1) 60%
2) 25%
3) 50%
4) 75%

Ans. :-(3) 50%

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for COVID specific infrastructure was increased from 35% to 50% to help States with more finances at their disposal to fight the coronavirus. This was announced during the virtual meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Ministers of six states and one Union Territory with high Covid-19 caseload viz. Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

(Q.07) India along with which country has conducted the Water Partnership Forum on water conservation?
1) Germany
2) USA
3) Australia
4) UK

Ans. :-(4) UK

India-United Kingdom Water Partnership Forum was held virtually to discuss ways to collaborate on the issues pertaining to infrastructure development and water conservation. The event was inaugurated by Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK), Gaitri Issar Kumar along with Ministry of Jal Shakti Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh while it was concluded by a special address from Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (Namami Gange programme). During the meeting, delegations from India and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ganga and the British water.

(Q.08) The Airport Authority of India has commenced work on airport expansion in which country?
1) Bangladesh
2) Maldives
3) Nepal
4) Myanmar

Ans. :- (2) Maldives

On the request of the Government of Maldives, the Government of India has decided to support the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project under the USD 800 million Line of Credit from EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of India. In this regard, high-level delegation from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) visited the Maldives where they met with Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail and senior officials from Ministry of Economic Development (MoED) and the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), and also visited Hanimaadhoo for initial surveys and assessments. Following this, on September 23, 2020, AAI commenced work on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this project, which will be prepared in 2 months. It is one of the largest infrastructure and connectivity projects in northern Maldives. It should be noted that recently India and Maldives announced a ferry service from Tuticorin and Cochin (Tamil Nadu) to Kulhudhuffushi and Male.

(Q.09) Raigir railway station which was renamed as Yadadri Railway Station is located in which state?
1) Telangana
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Andhra Pradesh

Ans. :-(1) Telangana

The Indian Railways has announced that the name of Raigir railway station in Telangana has been changed to Yadadri railway station. The South Central Railway (SCR) said that the competent authority has approved the change in the name.

(Q.10) India’s first Coast Guard academy will be established at which city?
1) Coimbatore
2) Mangaluru
3) Lucknow
4) New Delhi

Ans. :-(2) Mangaluru

India’s first Coast Guard academy will be established at Mangaluru as per the statement of Defence Spokesperson (PRO) Bengaluru. Around 158 acres Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) land has been taken over for setting up ICG Academy.

(Q.11) Which state government has launched “Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni” recently?
1) Sikkim
2) Assam
3) Odisha
4) Bihar

Ans. :-(3) Odisha

Sarbanda Sonowal, Chief Minister (CM) of Assam launched the “Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni” – Chief Minister’s Rural Transport Scheme and distributed light motor vehicles to the beneficiaries under this scheme. Sonowal announced this scheme during his 2019 Independence Day speech and following the announcement the Transport department of Assam launched the scheme.

(Q.12) Find the state government which has inaugurated 2 major green projects worth around Rs 1226 crore to be set up in collaboration with European Union countries?
1) Telangana
2) West Bengal
3) Maharashtra
4) Gujarat

Ans. :-(2) West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal virtually inaugurated 2 major green projects worth around Rs 1226 crore to be set up in collaboration with European Union countries.

(Q.13) Madhya Pradesh targets household tap connections in all rural areas under Jal Jeevan Mission by which year?
1) 2021
2) 2022
3) 2023
4) 2024

Ans. :-(3) 2023

Rural families of Madhya Pradesh will be provided with clean drinking water through tap connection. Approximately Rs. 197 crores have been approved in State government’s rural tap water scheme. Public Health Engineering Department is constructing water infrastructure so that rural families of Madhya Pradesh can be provided with clean drinking water through tap connection. A target has been set to complete the scheme in the rural areas of the entire state by year 2023 under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

(Q.14) Which bank has launched the 1st of its kind digital facility named “SafePay” for contactless debit card based payment?
1) Nainital Bank
2) Federal Bank
3) IDFC First Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank

Ans. :-(3) IDFC First Bank

IDFC First Bank announced that it will launch SafePay, a digital facility. It enables contactless debit card payments by waving a smartphone against a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Point of Sale(POS) terminal. It is the 1st such facility which is made available in an integrated mobile banking app. The SafePay feature has been successfully tested and certified by Visa. It allows contactless payments of up to Rs 2,000 per transaction and maximum limit of Rs 20,000 per day.

(Q.15) Name the person who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Acer India recently.
1) Amitabh Bachchan
2) Salman Khan
3) Amir Khan
4) Sonu Sood

Ans. :-(4) Sonu Sood

Acer India, leading Personal Computer (PC) brand appointed actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador. As the brand ambassador of Acer India, Sonu Sood will support the range of innovative products of Acer over the social media and campaign on the commitment of Acers in improving the lives of the people through technology.

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