Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020 || 29 Sept 2020 ||

Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers 2020

29 SEPT 2020

(Q.01) Which among the following tennis Grand slam tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in 2020?
1) Australian Open
2) Wimbledon
3) US Open
4) French Open

Ans. :-(2) Wimbledon

The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. Of the 4 tournaments, Wimbledon was cancelled for the year 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

(Q.02) Suresh Angadi who passed away recently was the minister of state of which portfolio?
1) Tribal Affairs
2) Health
3) Railways
4) Communications

Ans. :-(3) Railways

Suresh Channabasappa Angadi, Union Minister of State for Railways and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Member of Parliament(MP) from Belagavi constituency of Karnataka passed away at the age of 65 after testing positive for COVID-19 at the COVID Facility, New Delhi. He is the first Central Minister to die of Coronavirus. He was born on 1st June 1955 at Belagavi, Karnataka.

(Q.03) The World Maritime Day 2020 was observed on September 24. What is the theme of World Maritime Day 2020?
1) “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”
2) “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”
3) “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”
4) “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”

Ans. :-(4) “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”

United Nations (UN) World Maritime Day is annually observed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its member states on the last Thursday of September to recognise the contribution of the international maritime industries toward the economy of the world. The World Maritime Day 2020 falls on 24th September 2020. The theme of World Maritime Day 2020 is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” with a focus to raise the awareness of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and to showcase the efforts of IMO to achieve the targets.

(Q.04) ‘e- peek pahani’ is the mobile app related to which state government?
1) Haryana
2) Punjab
3) Gujarat
4) Maharashtra

Ans. :-(4) Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that e- Peek Pahani mobile application of the State Government will reduce hardships of farmers and help them get the right price and good market for their produce. E Peek Pahani is pilot project currently running in 6 tehsils viz. Achalpur, Kamathi, Dindori, Wada, Phulambri and Baramati. This app helps farmer for self-crop reporting of crop data and crop stages.

(Q.05) Name the Andhra Pradesh CM who has launched “AP Police Seva App” to file complaint online.
1) Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
2) Bhupesh Baghel
3) Manohar Lal
4) Yogi Aditya Nath

Ans. :-(1) Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhara Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the mobile application “AP Police Seva” to lodge complaints online and to monitor the status of the complaint. Police Seva app offers 87 types of services including detection of fake news connecting all police stations across the state.

(Q.06) Who has authored the book titled “Voices of Dissent”?
1) Amita Kanekar
2) Romila Thapar
3) Sumedha Verma
4) Sujata Massey

Ans. :-(2) Romila Thapar

The New book titled “Voices of Dissent” authored by Historian Romila Thapar will be jointly published by Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books. The book is set to publish in October 2020. The book is a historical essay that explores dissent, including its articulation and public response to its forms, with a focus on the recent protest in India against the citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens. She received the Kluge Prize in December 2008. She was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2005 which she declined stating that she made a resolve not to accept any “State Award”.

(Q.07) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away recently belongs to which country?
1) UK
2) USA
3) Italy
4) Germany

Ans. :-(2) USA

United States (US) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist and a legal and liberal icon passed away at the age of 87 at her residence in Washington DC due to the complications caused by metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America(USA). She was popularly known as the giant of the legal profession.

(Q.08) The World Rose day is annually celebrated on 22nd September to spread hope to patients affected by which disease?
1) Rheumatoid Arthritis
2) Poliomyelitis
3) Cancer
4) Parkinson’s

Ans. :- (3) Cancer

World Rose day is annually celebrated on 22nd September to spread hope and cheers to the cancer patients. The World Rose day is dedicated to spread awareness about the disease – cancer and the sufferings and pain experienced by the patients. The World Rose day was first observed in the memory of a 12-year-old Canadian girl Melinda Rose who was diagnosed with “Askin’s Tumor” a rare form of blood cancer.

(Q.09) The global sea level is expected to rise approx. by ______ cms by 2100 due to greenhouse emissions as per NASA-led study.
1) 15
2) 22
3) 13
4) None of the Above

Ans. :-(4) None of the Above

In accordance with the study “Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (ISMIP6)” by NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland (United States) which has been done on the lines of the projection in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2019 Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere, there will be more than 38 centimetres (15 inches) rise in global sea-level rise by 2100 due to the melting of Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets driven by continuous greenhouse emissions. The results of the study are prepared through the collaborative study of more than 60 ice, ocean, and atmosphere scientists around the world, and are published in the special issue of the journal The Cryosphere.

(Q.10) What is the rank of India in World Risk Report 2020 among 181 countries?
1) 76
2) 89
3) 131
4) 140

Ans. :-(2) 89

According to World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has been ranked at the 89th spot among 181 countries. The WRI is a statistical model for the assessment of  global risk disasters such as earthquakes, stroms, floods, droughts and sea-level rise.

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