Current Affairs Quiz: September 21 2018

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  1. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and which organisation signed an MOU for setting up of Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    2) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
    3) National Informatics Centre (NIC)
    4) Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space signed an MOU for setting up of Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs. The MoU was signed by Joint Secretary (Disaster Management) Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jindal and Dr P.V.N Rao, Deputy Director, NRSC, ISRO. The project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA. It will be established by 2020.
  2. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed MoUs with the Tata Trusts and which computer technology company to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)?
    1) Google
    2) Microsoft
    3) Dell
    4) Intel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Dell
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed MoUs with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Dell helped in the development of the technology platform as technology partner and. TATA helped in the implementation support of the NCD programme as deployment partner. The technology solution by Dell is hosted on a Government Data Center and managed by Centre for Health Informatics, MoHFW. Also a user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions was released. Under Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), government will start population based screening under NHM for diabetes, Hypertension and three types of common cancers.
  3. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released a National Database of Sexual Offenders (NDSO) in New Delhi. It will be maintained by National Crime Records Bureau under which Union Ministry?
    1) Union Ministry of Women and Child Development
    2) Union Ministry of Home Affairs
    3) Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
    4) Union Ministry of Urban Development
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Union Ministry of Home Affairs
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, the Union Government released a National Database of Sexual Offenders (NDSO) in New Delhi. It was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. India thus became the 9th nation to have a registry of this kind. It is an initiative under the National Mission for Safety of Women. The database would be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The database would contain 4.4 lakh offenders (from 2005 till date) and their DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar numbers and Personal Account Numbers (PANs). Data will be stored for 15 years for those who are posing low danger, 25 years for moderate danger and lifetime for habitual offenders.
  4. Which news agency has signed a MoU with Emirates News Agency, the official news agency of the UAE government, for bilateral cooperation in the area of the free news exchange?
    1) Times of India
    2) The Hindu
    3) Asian News International
    4) Indian Express
    5)None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Asian News International
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, Asian News International, ANI and Emirates News Agency, WAM, the official news agency of the UAE government has signed an MoU, for bilateral cooperation in the area of the free news exchange in Abu Dhabi. The Mou wa signed between: Mohammad Jalal Alrayssi, Executive Director of WAM and Sanjiv Prakash, Chief Editor and CEO of ANI.
  5. Which state government announced a scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants in Nilagiri district, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Karnataka
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, Tamil Nadu government announced scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants in Nilagiri district of Tamilnadu. This came after the complaints of packaging and selling them on commercial basis. These plants flower only once in 12 years. The Neela Kurinju is a native to the Western Ghats.
  6. Gujarat government increased insurance cover compensation for farmers in the event of accidental death from Rs.1 lakh to _____ lakh, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Rs 2 lakh
    2) Rs 3 lakh
    3) Rs 1.50 lakh
    4) Rs 2.50 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 2 lakh
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, the Gujarat government increase in insurance cover compensation for farmers in the event of accidental death or disability. The increased premium will be borne by the state government costing it more than Rs.70 crore. According to the announcement compensation has been doubled for, Accidental death from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakh, and Partial disability, losing either a limb or an eye, from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh.
  7. Which state government announced the formation of a committee to look into the complaints of farmers who have not received timely compensation for crop loss, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Telangana
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On 20th September 2018, Gujarat government announced the formation of a committee to look into the complaints of farmers who have not received timely compensation for crop loss. The committee includes Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will directly supervise the committee. Erring insurance companies will be reported directly to the Central government. The committee will soon hold a meeting with the chairman and managing directors of insurance companies that offer crop loans in Gujarat, to tackle this issue. Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) more than 12 lakh farmers in Gujarat have been covered during the ongoing Kharif 2018 season. This scheme was introduced in Kharif 2016.
  8. Where was the first-ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) inaugurated by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on 20th September 2018?
    1) Aizawl
    2) New Delhi
    3) Mumbai
    4) Bairabi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Aizawl
    Explanation:
    On 20th September 2018, the first-ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) was inaugurated by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla at the Aijal Club in Aizawl, Mizoram. At the inaugural event, Gulshan Grover’s short film ‘Forbidden’ was screened. This is the first of its kind film festival in Mizoram. It is organised by: Government of Mizoram and Innovations India. It is supported by the Mizo Film Forum. The festival aims to promote Mizoram as a preferred destination for film making, and to exhibit the beautiful locations of Mizoram. It will also highlight the film making capabilities of the Mizo film makers.
  9. Name the cyclonic storm which hit Odisha and few parts of Chhattisgarh causing heavy rainfall and landfall, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Mahe
    2) Daye
    3) Alisia
    4) Hunro
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Daye
    Explanation:
    Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ made landfall in Odisha on 21st September 2018, causing heavy rainfall in several parts of the state. Malkangiri district was the most affected area. However, the cyclone turned into a deep depression, concentrated in the interiors of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, during the course of the day and is most likely to continue as a depression.
  10. What amount did India contribute for installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building in New York, on 20th September 2018?
    1) USD 5 million
    2) USD 2 million
    3) USD 1.5 million
    4) USD 1 million
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) USD 1 million
    Explanation:
    On September 20, 2018, India contributed one million US dollars for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building in New York. Its objective is to reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy. India is the first responder to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action.
  11. The board of which entity has approved a 5-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India to support its transition to higher middle- income country?
    1) International Monetary Fund
    2) World Bank
    3) United Nations
    4) World Health Organisation
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) World Bank
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, World Bank Board approved a 5-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India. This is the first country partnership framework written with India. Under this, 25 and 30 billion US Dollars in financial support would be provided from: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
  12. Fitch Ratings in its Global Economic Outlook report has increased India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal (FY 19) to _____ per cent from 7.4per cent?
    1) 7.6 %
    2) 7.8 %
    3) 8.3 %
    4) 8.0 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 7.8 %
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, Fitch Ratings in its Global Economic Outlook report increased India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, from 7.4per cent. According to the report: India’s growth likely peaked in 2Q 18 (April-June) to 8.2 percent, Interest rates have been raised, inflation is increasing within reach on relatively high demand-pull pressures and INR depreciation. However, the demotivating parameters of growth are: tightening of financial conditions, rising oil bill and weak bank balance sheets. The growth forecasts for FY 2019-2020 and FY 2020-2021 has been cut by 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 per cent.
  13. Insurance regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to _____ for a premium of Rs.750 per annum, on 21st September 2018?
    1) Rs 15 lakh
    2) Rs 30 lakh
    3) Rs 12 lakh
    4) Rs 45 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 15 lakh
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, Insurance regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs.15 lakh for a premium of Rs.750 per annum. Presently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorised two-wheelers and private cars/commercial vehicles is Rs.1 lakh and Rs.2 lakh, respectively. This will help in financial support at the time of accident. However it is only to all classes of vehicles at the premium rate of Rs 750 per annum for annual policy.
  14. Which stock exchange has signed an agreement with London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for dual listing route for masala bonds and foreign currency bonds of Indian issuers?
    1) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
    2) National Stock Exchange (NSE)
    3) Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE)
    4) Cochin Stock Exchange (CSE)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) National Stock Exchange (NSE)
    Explanation:
    On September 21, 2018, National Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) signed a pact on a dual listing route for masala bonds as well as foreign currency bonds of Indian issuers. MOU was signed by NSE MD and CEO Vikram Limaye and London Stock Exchange Plc CEO Nikhil Rathi. Under the MOU, the masala bonds and foreign currency bonds in LSEG would be listed on NSE and the reverse would be done as well. This would help in: Enhancing visibility & increase liquidity in secondary markets, Also reduce the cost of raising capital for all issuers.
  15. Which Indian actor received the Smita Patil Memorial Award at Priyadarshni Academy 34th Anniversary Global Awards, in Mumbai, on 19th September 2018?
    1) Shah Rukh Khan
    2) Anushka Sharma
    3) Akshay Kumar
    4) Amir Khan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Anushka Sharma
    Explanation:
    On 19th September 2018, actor Anushka Sharma received the Smita Patil Memorial Award at Priyadarshni Academy 34th Anniversary Global Awards, in Mumbai. She was presented the award by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal.
  16. Who was appointed the chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, on 19th September 2018?
    1) Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri
    2) Somesh Chanda
    3) Kalraj Mishra
    4) Manoj Dhave
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kalraj Mishra
    Explanation:
    On 19th September 2018, Kalraj Mishra was appointed the chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. Kalraj Mishra replaces former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri as chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. Kalraj Mishra is 77 years old. He is a BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP from Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. He has served as Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He has also served as the president of BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit 4 times. Also, Chintamani Malviya, a BJP member from Ujjain, has become the chairman of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel. He replaces replaced Rakesh Singh from Jabalpur.
  17. Who was appointed as Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on 20th September 2018?
    1) Shailesh Kumar
    2) Prabath Reddy
    3) A Gitesh Sarma
    4) Pramod Roy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) A Gitesh Sarma
    Explanation:
    On 20th September 2018, A Gitesh Sarma was appointed as Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). A Gitesh Sarma’s appointment has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet. He is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1986 batch. He replaces Ruchi Ghanashyam. Currently, A Gitesh Sarma is additional secretary in the foreign ministry. As the Secretary (West), A Gitesh Sarma will be responsible for India’s diplomatic affairs with the UK and other European countries.
  18. Name NASA’s satellite that has discovered two new Earth-like planets named super-Earth and hot Earth?
    1) Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
    2) Kepler Observation Satellite (KOS)
    3) Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
    4) Pioneer 10 Space Survey Satellite (PSSS)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
    Explanation:
    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered two new earth-like exoplanets namely: “super-Earth” and “hot Earth”. TESS was launched in April 2018 to detect exoplanets (planets outside the sun’s solar system). It is a one year mission worth $337 million. This is TESS’s first discovery. Super-Earth: It is named as Pi Mensae c. It is 60 light-years away. It orbits its sun every 6.3 days. Hot-Earth: It is named as LHS 3844 b. It is 49 light-years away. It orbits its sun every 11 hours. Both the planets are too hot to support life.
  19. Name the person who will be the first private moon tourist, to fly on Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) of SpaceX around the Moon in 2023?
    1) Yusaku Maezawa
    2) Marushio Hio
    3) Alexander Highton
    4) Michael Riccardio
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Yusaku Maezawa
    Explanation:
    Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese businessman, will be the first private moon tourist, to fly on Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) of SpaceX around the Moon in 2023. Yusaku Maezawa is a 42-year-old Japanese billionaire and chief executive of Japan’s largest online fashion mall Zozotown. He will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. The amount he has paid for the journey has not been revealed. He will take six to eight artists along with him. The artists will not be charged.
  20. Tran Dai Quang died due to a serious illness, on 21st September 2018. He was the President of which country?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Singapore
    3) Indonesia
    4) Vietnam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Vietnam
    Explanation:
    On 21st September 2018, Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died due to a serious illness, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tran Dai Quang was 61 years old. He became the President of Vietnam in April 2016. Earlier he had been the Minister of Public Security. He was also a police general and member of decision-making Politburo of Vietnam.
  21. What was the theme of the International Day of Peace 2018 that was celebrated on 21st September 2018?
    1) The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
    2) Peace – Pillar of tomorrow’s world
    3) Peace for Development
    4) Peace for a better world
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
    Explanation:
    On 21st September 2018, International Day of Peace was celebrated all over the world. In 1981, United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as International Day of Peace. This day is observed every year. It is also unofficially referred to as World Peace Day. This day aims to strengthen the ideals of peace and create awareness on issues related to peace. Theme: for International Day of Peace 2018 is “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”
  22. When was World Alzheimer’s Day observed?
    1) September 19
    2) September 20
    3) September 21
    4) September 22
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) September 21
    Explanation:
    On 21st September 2018, World Alzheimer’s Day was observed all over the world. World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on 21 September since 2012. Also, September is observed as World Alzheimer’s Month. On this day, Alzheimer’s organizations throughout the world create awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a group of disorders that impairs memory and other mental functions.

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