AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 30 September 2020 Quiz to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz question from our daily current affairs 2020 updates.
- PM Modi has inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Ganga Avalokan” museum on river Ganga at which city?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated Six Development Projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission. PM Modi also inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Ganga Avalokan” Museum on River Ganga at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar. It has been established by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which is the nodal body to implement the ‘Namami Gange’ Programme along with Wildlife Institute of India (WII). PM Modi released a book ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, it is co-published by NMCG & WII.
- How many ministerial task force was constituted by central government to make India’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises better equipped for future?
Government constituted 5 Ministerial Task Forces to make India’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises better equipped for future and formulating strategies to make India a leading exporter. A K Sharma, Secretary of Ministry of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises announced it during a virtual session, organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The Five Task Forces would work on Five Key Areas for one month, which are vital areas for Future development of industry in the country.
- Mette Frederiksen who is in news recently is the prime minister of which country (Attended bilateral meeting with PM Modi)?
A Virtual Bilateral Summit was held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen which was hosted by India to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries. The summit saw the conversations of the same opinions and a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It should be noted that PM Modi proposed the creation of India-Denmark Green Energy Park to help Danish companies active in India along with India-Denmark Skill Institute to help Danish companies operating in India to select the people they require from the local skilled population. On the other hand, Denmark has proposed to host the second ‘Knowledge Summit’ and if the situation normalizes. A MOU in the field of intellectual property (IP) cooperation between India and Denmark was signed by the India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) with Danish Patent and Trademark Office.
- Name the organization which has released the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker.
1) United Nations (UN) Women
2) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
3) World Bank
4) Both 1) and 2)
5) Both 1) and 3)
Answer-4) Both 1) and 2)
In accordance with the data released from the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, which is co-created by the United Nations (UN) Women and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), only 1 in 8 countries have measures in place to shield women and girls from COVID-19 pandemic effects. The Global Gender Response Tracker analyzes more than 2,500 measures across 206 countries and territories under the three categories of addressing gender-based violence, supporting unpaid care, and strengthening women’s economic security. One-fifth of the countries analyzed (42 countries) don’t have “gender-aware” COVID-19 responses. Only 12% of the world (25 countries) has introduced measures that covered all three areas of the tracker.
- Which state government has launched Jala Kala Scheme for small and marginal farmers?
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Tamil Nadu
Answer-2) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy launched YSR Jala Kala Scheme for small and marginal Farmers. Under the scheme, the State Government will drill borewells in arid, and uplands in the state with an expenditure of Rs. 2, 340 Crore over a period of four-years. Under the scheme, borewells will be drilled free of cost for needy farmers and the state government will provide free motors to small and marginal farmers. The Scheme is being introduced to benefit upland farmers, who are dependent on Rains.
- Name the state which has launched stage II of JAGA Mission recently.
1) Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister (CM) of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched the stage II of JAGA Mission (Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission) from Balasore (Odisha) through video conference, under which all slums in the State will be converted into Adarsh (ideal) colonies within the next 3 years. The process will start immediately in 1,000 slums and then scaled up to cover every slum in the State. This initiative aims at improving the living conditions of 18 lakh slum dwellers by providing them with piped water supply, paved roads, storm water drains, street lights, sanitation, household electricity, community spaces and recreational areas. This project is supported by the Omidyar Network India. Also, The Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi under its initiative ‘Scaling City Institutions for India: Land Planning and Housing (SCI-FI: LPH)’ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha as the knowledge partner of JAGA Mission in its second phase.
- Which among the following insurance companies was recognized as the Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2020-21 by IRDAI?
1) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
2) General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC)
3) New India Assurance Co. Ltd. (NIACL)
4) Both 1) and 2)
5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
Answer-5) All the 1), 2) and 3)
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has identified Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. (New India Assurance) as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2020-21. Note– IRDAI annually identifies D-SIIs and publishes the names of these insurers for public information.
- BSE has signed MoU with which bank to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)?
1) RBL Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Yes Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) Axis Bank
Answer-3) Yes Bank
BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yes Bank in order to empower the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are listed on the BSE through awareness and knowledge-sharing programmes. BSE and YES bank through this partnership aims to make SMEs more competitive and to fast-track their growth through solutions that address their business challenges.
- Which is 1st bank to implement the new feature of document embedding facility with Letter of Credit (LC) / Bank Guarantee (BG) messages over SFMS?
1) Nainital Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) IDFC First Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) IDBI Bank
Answer-5) IDBI Bank
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) become the first to implement the new feature of document embedding facility with Letter of Credit (LC) / Bank Guarantee (BG) messages over SFMS (Structured Financial Messaging System) platform of Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS) through its middleware application [email protected] (CSFMS) developed by IDBI Intech Limited. This new feature of “document embedding” provides banks with the functionality of transmitting a “pdf” document up to 1MB size along with the LC / BG messages. The objective of this new feature is to further digitise the trade finance transactions and to secure the financial communication system.
- Which organization has partnered with CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services to launch ‘Industry Spotlight’?
1) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
2) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
3) National Housing Bank (NHB)
4) Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
5) India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL)
Answer-2) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) partnered with CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services (CRIF High Mark), a leading Indian credit bureau owned by CRIF to launch ‘Industry Spotlight’, a quarterly report based on Industry sectors/ clusters, with focus on MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises). It provides data and trends on key industry sectors in each edition. The 1st edition of the report presents an analysis into the Indian Drugs & Pharmaceutical Industry.
- What is the ICRA’s projected GDP growth of India in FY21?
1) (-) 11%
2) (-) 9%
3) (-) 12.5%
4) (-) 11%
5) (-) 12%
Answer-4) (-) 11%
Domestic rating agency ICRA (formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency) further downgraded India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimate with a contraction of 11% in FY21 (2020-2021) in comparison to the earlier contraction of 9.5%. This revision is due to the continuous elevation in new COVID-19 cases.
- Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Online tutoring platform named Vedantu?
1) Shankar Mahadevan
2) Aamir Khan
3) Ishrad Kamil
4) Vasanth Dev
5) Prasoon Joshi
Answer-2) Aamir Khan
Vedantu, online live tutoring company roped in Indian Actor Aamir Khan (Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan) as its Brand Ambassador. He will feature in the new ad-campaigns of the company. The 6 ad film series are conceptualized by The Script Room with the tagline “Samaj Aayega toh Maza Ayega, Maza Ayega toh Samajh Ayega”. Note– He recently became the brand ambassador of CEAT Limited(CEAT), a tyre company of RPG Enterprises (Rama Prasad Goenka Group) for 2 years.
- Name the person who has been appointed as the chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
1) P.D. Vaghela
2) RS Sharma
3) Jayshree Vyas
4) Ashishkumar Chauhan
5) Umakant Jayram
Answer-1) P.D. Vaghela
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed P.D. Vaghela, currently the secretary of the department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65, whichever is earlier. He will succeed Ram Sewak (RS) Sharma, who will retire on September 30, 2020, after a five-year tenure. RS Sharma is the 1st TRAI chairman to have a tenure of 5 years. The chairman of TRAI will normally have a tenure of 3 years.
- ‘Human by Nature Print Campaign’ of which state/UT has bagged prestigious PATA grand title award 2020 for Marketing category?
4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) West Bengal
Kerala Tourism’s ‘Human by Nature Print Campaign’ campaign bagged the Prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Title Winner 2020 for Marketing. Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka won the PATA Gold Award 2020 for its Marketing Campaign – ‘Script your Adventure 2019’. It was one of the 21 Gold Award winners from across the globe.PATA Grand Title Winners 2020:
PATA Grand Title Category winner PATA Grand Title Winner 2020 for Marketing ‘Human by Nature Print Campaign’ by Kerala Tourism, India PATA Grand Title Winner 2020 for Sustainability ‘Anurak Community Lodge’ by YAANA Ventures, Thailand PATA Grand Title Winner 2020 in Human Capital Development ‘Unleashing Greatness’ by MGM China, Macao, China
- Name the state/UT which ranked top in 1st ever India Happiness report 2020 released by Professor Rajesh K Pillania.
3) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
On September 20, 2020 The first-ever India Happiness Report 2020 was released by Professor Rajesh K Pillania, which ranks all 36 States and Union Territories(UTs) on the basis of their happiness quotient. Mizoram tops the ranking followed by Punjab and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Odisha, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh were least happy states. The survey was conducted based on 6 components of happiness, namely work; relationships; health; philanthropy; religious, spiritual orientation; impact of COVID-19.
- Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved Capital Acquisition for Arms & Equipment worth _________ (September 2020).
1) Rs 3,490cr
2) Rs 2,290cr
3) Rs 1,275cr
4) Rs 2,750cr
5) Rs 3,900cr
Answer-2) Rs 2,290cr
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (Union Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh in New Delhi during which Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020 Document was released and approval for procurement of various equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces at an approximate cost of Rs 2,290 crore from Domestic Industry as well as Foreign vendors was also accorded. During the meet, Rajnath Singh approved Capital Acquisition for Arms & Equipment worth Rs 2,290cr along with SIG SAUER Assault Rifles.
- JIMEX-2020 is the joint maritime exercise between India and which country (conducted at north Arabia sea)?
1) United States
5) Sri Lanka
The Fourth Edition of the Biennial Japan-India Maritime Exercise JIMEX-2020 took place between Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in the North Arabian Sea from 26th September-28th September, 2020. Due to Pandemic, JIMEX-2020 is conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’.
- Who has released the book titled ‘A Bouquet of Flowers’ written by Dr Krishna Saksena?
1) Rajnath Singh
2) Amit Shah
3) Nirmala Sitharaman
4) Prakash Javadekar
5) Nitin Gadkari
Answer-1) Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launched the Book ‘A Bouquet of Flowers’ written by Dr Krishna Saksena. She is the first woman to get a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). The 92-year old retired English Professor got her PhD from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in the year 1955.
- Syeda Anwara Taimur who passed away recently is the 1st and only women chief minister of which state?
4) Arunachal Pradesh
Syeda Anwara Taimur, Assam’s first and only woman Chief Minister(CM) passed away in Australia due to cardiac arrest. She was around the age of 83. She is the 1st Muslim woman CM of any state in India. She was born on November 24, 1936 in Assam, British India. She is a 4 time (1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and a 2 time Rajya Sabha MP- Member of Parliament (nominated in 1988 and elected in 2004).
- Which edition of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste was observed on September 29, 2020 on theme “Stop food loss and waste. For the People. For the Planet”?
The First Ever “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW)” was observed. It was observed to promote and implement global efforts to resolve the issue of food wastage, and to take steps towards Zero Hunger and address the problem of climate change through Sustainable food habits. The Theme for International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2020 is “Stop food loss and waste. For the People. For the Planet”. It is observed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- When was world heart day observed annually?
1) September 26
2) September 27
3) September 28
4) September 29
5) September 30
Answer-4) September 29
World Heart Day is observed annually on September 29 to raise awareness about Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) including heart disease & stroke and highlights their prevention and global impact. The day also aims to educate people that at least 80% of premature deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be avoided by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. The World Health Day was established in 1999 by the World Heart Federation (WHF) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The 1st World Health Day was celebrated in 2000. As per the new brief released on September 29,2020 by WHO, WHF and the University of Newcastle Australia, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease annually. This equates to one in five of all deaths from heart disease.
- Uttar Pradesh’s 1st conservation centre for vultures was planned to be set at which forest division?
5) None of the Above
Uttar Pradesh”s first vulture conservation and breeding centre is set to be established at Bhari Baisi village in Farenda range of Gorakhpur forest division.
- Which state/UT government has launched portal for “Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant workers due to COVID-19 Pandemic” recently?
1) West Bengal
Department of Industries & Commerce, Nagaland Government launched the portal for “Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant workers due to COVID-19 Pandemic” scheme to provide skill development training for migrant workers who returned from other parts of the country due to Pandemic.
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- Which Indian city has world’s 1st tram library?
The first tram in the world to have a library is now open in Kolkata. Passing through College Street also known as ‘boipara’ or “the area of books”, the single coach AC tram will run regularly between Esplanade and Shyambazar, one of the oldest tram routes in the city.
- Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?
India’s sandalwood trees are facing a serious threat due to Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD). The natural population of sandalwood in Marymoor Sandal Forest of Kerala and various reserve forests in Karnataka, including MM Hills (Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary), are heavily infected with SSD.
- Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?
1) Uttar Pradesh
A special drive to uproot the invasive Lantana bushes in the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district has been carried out along with the plantation of native species on the cleared patches of land. This has helped in ecological restoration of grasslands and saved biodiversity.
- Where is the headquarters of World Heart Federation (WHF) located?
1) Rome, Italy
2) New Delhi, India
3) Geneva, Switzerland
4) New York, United States
5) Beijing, China
Answer-3) Geneva, Switzerland
The World Heart Federation is a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Who is the present chairman & MD of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)?
1) Mohammad Mustafa
2) Ajay Tyagi
3) Aravind Subramaniam
4) Subash Chandra Khuntia
5) BP Kanungo
Answer-1) Mohammad Mustafa
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) – Chairman & Managing Director– Mohammad Mustafa.