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- What is the food grain production target set by government of India for 2020-21 crop year (July-June)?
1) 275 MT
2) 310 MT
3) 290 MT
4) 301 MT
5) 326 MT
Answer-4) 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).
- Which is 1st state in India to come up with policies on Ethical AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity?
2) Madhya Pradesh
5) Tamil Nadu
Answer-5) 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.
- Which department has issued notification on extending the date of implementation of Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020?
1) Department of Personnel and Training
2) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
3) Department of Commerce
4) Department of Telecommunications
5) Department of Consumer Affairs
Answer-2) 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.
- Which bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB)?
1) Catholic Syrian Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) Dhanlaxmi Bank
4) Federal Bank
5) Bandhan Bank
Answer-5) 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.
- Which bank has signed corporate agency agreement with HDFC Life?
1) RBL Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) Yes Bank
5) DBS Bank
Answer-4) 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.
- Which state/UT government signed MoU with Indian army to operationalize the Airstrip in Kishtwar?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Jammu & Kashmir
5) Uttar Pradesh
Answer-2) 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.
- Name the person who has been appointed as the member of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) task force.
1) Amit Ranjan Dev
2) Subrata Dutta
3) Girija Shankar Mungali
4) Praful Patel
5) Hemendranath Brahma
Answer-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.
- Bah Ndaw has been appointed as the interim president of which country?
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.
- Who chairs the SEBI’s technical group on Social Stock Exchange?
1) Pushpa Aman Singh
2) Ingrid Srinath
3) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
4) Shaji Krishnan
5) Roopa Kudva
Answer-3) 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.
- 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
5) None of the Above
Answer-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.
Category Winner Runner-up Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) Women’s Singles Simona Halep (Romania) Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) Men’s Doubles Marvel Granollers (Spain) and Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) Jeremy Chardy (France) and Fabrice Martin (France) Women’s Doubles Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) and Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) and Raluca Olaru (Romania)
- Ivan Rakitic who is in news recently is associated with which sport?
5) None of the Above
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.
- Who has authored the book titled “Voices of Dissent”?
1) Amita Kanekar
2) Sumedha Verma
3) Romila Thapar
4) Sujata Massey
5) Medha Deshmukh
Answer-3) 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”.
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away recently belongs to which country?
1) United Kingdom
3) United States
Answer-3) United States
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.
- World Rhino Day was observed annually on September 22. What is the theme for world rhino day 2020?
1) “Five Rhino Species Forever”
2) “Save Rhinos”
3) “Rhinos Make Ecosystem Balance”
4) “Five Rhinos”
5) None of the Above
Answer-1) “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).
- The world car free day was observed every year on September 22 since which year?
An annual Car free day or the World Car Free Day was observed globally on September 22 to encourage greener methods of travel instead of driving alone in car. This day brings awareness to the benefits of travel options such as train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. This year its focus was on “Commute with Confidence”. Carpooling and vanpooling is considered as “car-lite” as they are both lighter on the wallet and the environment than driving alone in a car. This day is being observed since 2000.
- The World Rose day is annually celebrated on 22nd September to spread hope to patients affected by which disease?
1) Rheumatoid Arthritis
5) Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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.
- The World Water Monitoring Day was observed every year on _________.
1) September 21
2) September 18
3) September 19
4) September 20
5) September 22
Answer-2) September 18
World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is annually observed on 18th September, it is an international outreach programme to create awareness among the general public on the importance of protecting water resources across the globe. To involve the public to monitor the parameters like dissolved oxygen, clarity, acidity and temperature of their local water bodies. The America’s Clean Water Foundation(ACWF) created and coordinated the World Water Monitoring Day as an annual worldwide event in 2003 with the support of International Water Association, The Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- The global sea level is expected to rise approx. by ______ cms by 2100 due to greenhouse emissions as per NASA-led study.
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.
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- Tehri Lake is located in which state?
1) Himachal Pradesh
4) Arunachal Pradesh
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) collaborated with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) to promote adventure sports activities at Tehri Lake in Uttarakhand. In this regard, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Gambhir Singh Chauhan, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), ITBP, and Prashant Arya, Director of UTDB.
- Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” is located in which country?
Rome’s (Italy) Fiumicino Airport has become the first airport in the world to earn “the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating” from Skytrax, an international airport industry ratings body. Though Skytrax is best known for its annual rankings of the world’s best airports, the global Covid-19 crisis prompted the organization to come up with a designation for airport hygiene.
- Indus Water Treaty is the water distribution treaty between India and which country?
5) Sri Lanka
September 19, 2020 year marks the 60th anniversary of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) between India and Pakistan. The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank signed in Karachi in 1960. According to this agreement, control over the water flowing in three “eastern” rivers of India — the Beas, the Ravi and the Sutlej was given to India The control over the water flowing in three “western” rivers of India — the Indus, the Chenab and the Jhelum was given to Pakistan.
- Which is world’s longest serving warship?
1) Japanese Izumo
2) Russian Kirov
3) INS Viraat
4) US Nimitz
5) Brazilian Clemenceau
Answer-3) INS Viraat
INS Viraat holds the record for being the world’s longest serving warship. It was the second centaur-class aircraft carrier which was in service with the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017.
- Where is the headquarter of Bandhan Bank located?
Bandhan Bank Ltd. is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.