Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020
28 JUL 2020
(Q.01) Who has been nominated as the vice chairman of Paris based UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins/International Union of Railways)?
1) Vinod Kumar
2) Pradeep Kumar
3) Rajesh Tiwari
4) Arun Kumar
Ans. :-(4)Arun Kumar
Headquarters – Paris, France
Membership countries – 194 members
Chairman – Mr. Gianluigi Castelli (Previous: Mr. Renato MAZZONCINI 2017-2018)
President and CEO – Mr. Ali Ihsan Uygun
Director General – Francois Davenne (UIC)
Headquarters – New Delhi, India
Minister responsible – Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister-Railways
(Q.02) Which country has added Reliance Jio among “Clean Telcos” companies list (July 2020)?
1) United States
Ans. :-(1) United States
i.The aggregate m-cap of RIL stands at Rs 13.17 lakh crore or USD 176.4 billion.
ii.RIL’s partly paid-up shares listed separately have a m-cap of Rs 46,702.88 crore.
iii.RIL’s partly paid-up shares crossed the Rs 1,100 level for the first time.
CEO– Mukesh Ambani
(Q.03) Which form was revised by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to enhance the flow of information between taxpayers and tax authorities (July 2020)?
1) Form 10CA
2) Form 10BA
3) Form 26AS
4) Form 26BA
Ans. :-(3) Form 26AS
In order to enhance the flow of information between taxpayers and tax authorities, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched a revised auto-generated Form 26AS namely “Annual Information Statement (AIS)” from this assessment year of 2020-2021 w.e.f. June 1. The key difference between the new and old form is that the former will also reflect the details of “specified financial transactions (SFT)” i.e. all high-value transactions of individuals, companies, partnership firms, etc. which are filed with the tax department under Section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961
(Q.04) Which payments bank partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill the youth in rural India for financial service sector jobs?
1) Fino Payments Bank
2) Airtel Payments Bank
3) Jio Payments Bank
4) Paytm Payments Bank
Ans. :-(2) Airtel Payments Bank
About Airtel Payments Bank:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Anubrata Biswas
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
MD & CEO- Manish Kumar
(Q.05) Which feature of United Payments Interface (UPI) was launched by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) at Global Fintech Festival 2020.
1) UPI Scan
2) UPI Auto Pay
3) UPI Pay
4) UPI Cash
Ans. :-(2) UPI Auto Pay
In order to ease online recurring payments in India, NPCI introduced a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) AutoPay feature. It is a one-stop fintech payment solution that allows customers to create e-mandate through their UPI ID or QR Scan. For transactions less than Rs. 2,000, customers have to authenticate their account through UPI PIN for one-time and subsequent monthly payments would be debited automatically. For an amount greater than Rs. 2,000, a UPI PIN authentication will be required for every mandate.
(Q.06) Which organization partnered with State Bank of Mauritius, Enkash, YAP & Rupay to launch commercial card named SBM EnKash RuPay business card?
Ans. :-(1) NPCI
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched RuPay commercial card named SBM EnKash RuPay Business Card in partnership with State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) India, EnKash, YAP (API- Application Programing Interface provider) and RuPay for young entrepreneurs and small business owners. The card will be disbursed through SBM touchpoints.
(Q.07) Name the space start-up which has developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system.
Ans. :-(4) Digantara
A Space start up namely Digantara Research and Technology (DRT) which has developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system that works on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has been selected by SID (Society for Innovation and Development) incubation program at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. In this regard, the startup has received a grant of Rs 25 lakhs which will be used to develop space debris monitoring systems and the company’s expansion.
(Q.08) Name the UV disinfectant system which was co-developed by International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) & Vehant Technologies.
Ans. :- (3) KritiScan
In order to control spread of infection through baggage, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Vehant Technologies, Noida have co-developed KritiScan® UV Baggage Disinfection System.
(Q.09) Jon Rahm who is in news recently is associated with which sport?
Ans. :-(1) Golf
Jon Rahm became the first Spaniard since Seve Ballesteros in 1989 to hold golf’s world number one ranking, fending off a late challenge Sunday to win the US PGA Memorial tournament.
(Q.10) Who is the author of the photo-book, ‘Spirit of Cricket’?
1) Steve Waugh
2) Chris Gayle
3) Yuvraj Singh
4) Brian Lara
Ans. :-(1) Steve Waugh
Australia’s 1999 World Cup-winning skipper and legendary batsman Steve Waugh had been in India before the Coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc in the world. Waugh was on a mission to discover cricket in India with his camera for his photobook “Spirit of Cricket”.
(Q.11) On the request of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Government of India (GoI) has extended medical assistance in the form of anti-tuberculosis medicines worth about US$ _____ million to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
1) 2 million
2) 1.5 million
3) 1 million
4) 3 million
Ans. :-(3) 1 million
About Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK):
Currency– North Korean won
(Q.12) India builds one kilometer (km) long World’s first electrified rail tunnel that fits double stack containers. Who is the chairman of railway board ?
1) Piyush Goyal
2) V.K Yadav
3) S.C. Angadi
4) BSV Prakash Kumar
Ans. :-(2) V.K Yadav
About the ministry of Indian Railways:
Union Railway Minister -Piyush Goyal
Chairman Railway board – V.K Yadav
Minister of State -Suresh Channabasappa Angadi
(Q.13) As per the new analysis by Comparitech on the World’s Most Surveilled Cities 2020, in 150 major cities across the globe, which citi has positioned in 16th rank among the list of top 20 cities with the maximum number of Closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras.
Ans. :-(1) Hyderabad
Top 20 Cities in the World Rank Cities Cameras per 1,000 people 16 Hyderabad, India 29.99 cameras 1 Taiyuan, China 119.57 cameras 2 Wuxi, China 92.14 cameras 3 London, England (UK) 67.47 cameras Other Indian cities in top 50 21 Chennai 25.52 cameras 33 Delhi 14.18 cameras
(Q.14) In accordance with the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 brought out by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), India has ranked ______ among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas during 2010-2020.
Ans. :-(3) 3rd
About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director-General (DG)– Qu Dongyu
Headquarter– Rome, Italy
Top 10 Countries are- 1st-China, 2nd-Australia, 3rd-India, then Chile, Viet Nam, Turkey, United States of America, France, Italy, Romania respectively.
(Q.15) With which country Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to a USD 400 million currency swap facility till November 2022 ?
2) Sri Lanka
Ans. :-(2) Sri Lanka
About Sri Lanka
Capital – Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency– Sri Lankan Rupee
President– Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Prime Minister– Mahinda Rajapaksa
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