Daily Current Affairs : 17th September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. By which year India is going to be self-reliant in fertilisers production, as new units are being set up with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore to reduce dependency on imports?

किस वर्ष तक भारत उर्वरक उत्पादन में आत्मनिर्भर होने जा रहा है, क्योंकि आयात पर निर्भरता कम करने के लिए 40,000 करोड़ रुपये के निवेश के साथ नई इकाइयां स्थापित की जा रही हैं?

(a) 2023

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. India will be self-reliant in fertiliser production by 2023 as new units are being set up with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore to reduce dependency on imports, Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said.

Government is promoting nano fertilisers as these are 25-30 per cent cheaper and give 18-35 per cent higher yield..

Q.2. Which Arab country has signed Abraham Accord with Israel and Bahrain?

किस अरब देश ने इज़राइल और बहरीन के साथ अब्राहम समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Algeria / अलजीरिया

(b) Comoros / कोमोरोस

(c) UAE / यूएई

(d) Iraq / इराक

(e) Egypt / मिस्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for the signing of the historic Abraham Accord, which is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years.

Egypt was the first Arab State to sign a peace deal with Israel in 1979. Jordon signed a peace pact in 1994..

Q.3. What is the rank of India in World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2020?

विश्व बैंक के मानव पूंजी सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 34th

(b) 57th

(c) 72nd

(d) 116th

(e) 117th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. India has been ranked at the 116th position in the latest edition of the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index that benchmarks key components of human capital across countries.

However, India’s score increased to 0.49 from 0.44 in 2018, as per the Human Capital Index report released by the World Bank on 16th September.

The 2020 Human Capital Index update includes health and education data for 174 countries – covering 98 per cent of the world’s population – up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of children, with the biggest strides made in low-income countries..

Q.4. Which of the following Indian city has been placed in Top 100 of Global Smart City Index 2020 released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD)?

सिंगापुर यूनिवर्सिटी फॉर टेक्नोलॉजी एंड डिजाइन (SUTD) के सहयोग से इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर मैनेजमेंट डेवलपमेंट (IMD) द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल स्मार्ट सिटी इंडेक्स 2020 में निम्नलिखित में से कौन से भारतीय शहर को शीर्ष 100 में रखा गया है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore.

The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD), has released the 2020 Smart City Index, with key findings on how technology is playing a role in the COVID-19 era.

In the 2020 Smart City Index, Hyderabad was placed at the 85th position (down from 67 in 2019), New Delhi at 86th rank (down from 68 in 2019), Mumbai was at 93rd place (in 2019 it was at 78) and Bengaluru at 95th (79 in 2019)..

Q.5. Which city has topped the Global Smart City Index 2020 released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD)?

इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर मैनेजमेंट डेवलपमेंट (IMD) द्वारा सिंगापुर यूनिवर्सिटी फॉर टेक्नोलॉजी एंड डिजाइन (SUTD) के सहयोग से जारी ग्लोबल स्मार्ट सिटी इंडेक्स 2020 में किस शहर ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) Zurich / ज्यूरिख

(d) Chicago / शिकागो

(e) Oslo / ओस्लो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Four Indian cities drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore on top.

Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore.

The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD), has released the 2020 Smart City Index, with key findings on how technology is playing a role in the COVID-19 era.

In the 2020 Smart City Index, Hyderabad was placed at the 85th position (down from 67 in 2019), New Delhi at 86th rank (down from 68 in 2019), Mumbai was at 93rd place (in 2019 it was at 78) and Bengaluru at 95th (79 in 2019)..

Q.6. Which of the following company has tied up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed trains to India?

मैग्लेव (चुंबकीय उत्तोलन) उच्च गति वाली रेलगाड़ियों को भारत में लाने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने स्विसरैपीडे एजी के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited / भारत हैवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

(c) Rockwell Collins / रॉकवेल कॉलिंस

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(e) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. State-run engineering firm BHEL on 16th September announced its tie up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev trains (magnetic levitation) to India.

Aimed at expanding its footprint in the urban transportation sector as part of its diversification initiatives, BHEL has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SwissRapide AG for Maglev Train projects in India

The Maglev Rail system hovers in the air instead of rolling, due to magnetic levitation, thus the vehicles have no physical contact with the guideway. This enables the system to be highly energy efficient, allows operating speeds of easily up to 500 km/h and significantly reduces the total cost of system ownership..

Q.7. With which Bank, Titan has launched India’s first contactless payment services through watches, called Titan Pay?

किस बैंक के साथ टाइटन ने घड़ियों के माध्यम से भारत की पहली संपर्क रहित भुगतान सेवा, टाइटन पे शुरू की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest public sector lender, and Titan Company have partnered to launch contactless payment services through watches, called Titan Pay.

Benefit:  SBI account holders can tap their Titan Pay watch on contactless payment POS machines without the need of swiping or inserting their SBI bank card. The payment feature on these watches will be accessible on over 2 million contactless MasterCard-enabled POS machines in the country, stated the release..

Q.8. UBS Securities has projected India’s GDP at __________________ in FY21.

यूबीएस सिक्योरिटीज ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में __________________ पर भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.7%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -8.6%

(e) -9.2%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. UBS Securities has projected India’s GDP for 2020-21 (FY21) to contract by 8.6% earlier it was -5.8%.

For FY22, UBS Securities projects India’s GDP to grow by 10%. UBS Securities is a Chinese investment bank and brokerage firm headquartered in Beijing, China..

Q.9. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecasted India’s GDP at __________________ in FY 21.

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में __________________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -10.2%

(b) -5.9%

(c) -19.2%

(d) -8.3%

(e) -11.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecast a deeper contraction of 10.2% for India in the current fiscal, surpassing its June estimate of -7.3% in the event of a second wave of infections, in its Interim Economic Outlook report released on 16th September.

While the OECD raised its expectations for global output to -4.5% in 2020 against -6% earlier based largely on improvements in China and US, it cited the prolonged spread of the virus for the downgrade in India’s growth..

Q.10. Who has been named as the brand ambassador for 9stacks?

9stacks के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Ayushman Khurrana / आयुष्मान खुराना

(b) Harbhajan Singh / हरभजन सिंह

(c) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंदूलकर

(d) Bhuvneshwar Kumar / भुवनेश्वर कुमार

(e) Suresh Raina / सुरेश रैना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. 9stacks has onboarded Suresh Raina as its Brand Ambassador. The partnership will see the cricketer in the brand’s upcoming campaigns and promote 9stacks through various engagement activities.

Founded by Sudhir Kamath, Pratik Kumar & Rishab Mathur in 2017, 9stacks has witnessed a meteoric rise in its popularity and has emerged as one of the most exciting online poker gaming platforms in recent times. With over 32+million users, 9stacks offers its users the experience and thrill of fast-paced and dynamic gaming..

Q.11. World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on __________________.

विश्व रोगी सुरक्षा दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 September / 14 सितंबर

(b) 15 September / 15 सितंबर

(c) 16 September / 16 सितंबर

(d) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(e) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The World Patient Safety Day is observed globally on 17th September to create a global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer..

Q.12. What was the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2020?

विश्व रोगी सुरक्षा दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Patient Safety: a global health priority

(b) Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety

(c) Work together to improve patient safety

(d) Speak up for health worker safety

(e) Patient safety is first priority

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The World Patient Safety Day is observed globally on 17th September to create a global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

Theme 2020: Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety..

Q.13. Amitabha Ghosh has passed away recently. He was a former _____________________.

अमिताभ घोष का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह पूर्व _____________________ थे।

(a) Bengali Actor / बंगाली अभिनेता

(b) Radio astronomer / रेडियो खगोलशास्त्री

(c) RBI governor / RBI गवर्नर

(d) Arya Samaj Leader / आर्य समाज नेता

(e) Vice President / उपराष्ट्रपति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Governor for 21 days, Amitabha Ghosh, passed away on 15th September at the age of 90.

Ghosh had the shortest stint as RBI governor, from January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985..

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