Daily Current Affairs : 22nd September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs : 22nd September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Q.1. PM Narendra Modi has launched 9 highway projects and “Ghar tak fibre” scheme in which of the following state?

पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में 9 राजमार्ग परियोजनाएं और घर क फाइबर योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Narendra Modi has launched 9 highway projects and Ghar tak Fiber scheme in Bihar on 21 September 2020. Under the Ghar tak fibre Scheme, optical fibre services will be provided to every households.

Bihar Highway projects will construct 350 kilometers of road. The roads will be built at a cost of Rs 14,250 crores (Rs 142.5 Billions). The Optical Fibre Services project is to be implemented GoI’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme (GTFD). It will connect 45,945 villages inter-state.

Q.2. In which state/UT, SBI has started women self-reliance programme (Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani)?

किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश में SBI ने महिला आत्मनिर्भरता कार्यक्रम (महिला आत्मनिर्भरशिल आचानी) शुरू किया है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SBI started a programme by the name “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme) support Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhijan launched by Prime Minister of India to the ground level.

SBI stated that women SHGs are very active and credit worthy in rural areas of Assam as it relies on social collateral rather than on financial collateral. It also empowers the women by encouraging them to create their micro enterprises for self-reliance and to maintain a sustainable economic condition.

Q.3. How much fund support has been extended by India to Maldives to overcome economic impact of Covid-19?

कोविद -19 के आर्थिक प्रभाव को दूर करने के लिए भारत ने मालदीव को कितना फंड समर्थन दिया है?

(a) $89 million / $ 89 मिलियन

(b) $102 million / $ 102 मिलियन

(c) $129 million / $ 129 मिलियन

(d) $185 million / $ 185 मिलियन

(e) $250 million / $ 250 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India has provided financial assistance of USD 250 million to the Maldives to help it mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian embassy here said on 20 September.

The grant, provided under the most favourable terms possible, was in response to the request made by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overcome the difficult economic situation in the Maldives.

India has provided a sovereign guarantee to SBI for this financial assistance. The soft loan of $ 250 million has a comfortable tenor of 10 years and a very low interest rate.

Q.4. India has launched the first ever cargo ferry service with which country to boost trade?

भारत ने व्यापार को बढ़ावा देने के लिए किस देश के साथ पहली कार्गो फेर्री सेवा शुरू की है?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Maldives / मालदीव

(e) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The first ever Cargo Ferry Service between India and the Maldives was jointly launched on 21st September opening a new chapter in connectivity initiatives in the Indian Ocean Region.

The Cargo Ferry Vessel MCP Linz operated by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will connect Tuticorin and Cochin ports in India with Kulhudhuhfushi and Male ports in the Maldives.

Q.5. Which Aviation company will launch World’s first Commercial Hydrogen aircraft by 2035?

कौन सी विमानन कंपनी 2035 तक दुनिया का पहला वाणिज्यिक हाइड्रोजन विमान लॉन्च करेगी?

(a) Boeing / बोइंग

(b) Airbus / एयरबस

(c) Lockheed Martin / लॉकहीड मार्टिन

(d) Space X / स्पेस एक्स

(e) Dassault Aviation / डसॉल्ट एविएशन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Aviation giant Airbus on 21st Setember revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter into service by 2035.

All of these concepts are powered by hydrogen – an option that the European firm believes holds exceptional promise as a clean aviation fuel and is likely to be a solution for aerospace and many other industries to meet their climate-neutral targets.

Q.6. Which Insurance company has recently inked pact with Yes Bank to sell insurance policies?

हाल ही में किस बीमा कंपनी ने बीमा पॉलिसी बेचने के लिए यस बैंक के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) SBI Life Insurance Company / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(e) Bharti AXA Life Insurance / भारती एक्सा लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SBI Life Insurance on 21st Septeber announced it has signed bancassurance agreement with Yes Bank to offer a comprehensive bouquet of life insurance solutions to the bank’s customers across the country.

As part of the partnership, SBI Life’s diverse range of individual and group insurance solutions will be offered to the customers of Yes Bank through the bank’s branches. “This partnership is a great opportunity for us to deepen our customer connects, empowering them to stay in control while fulfilling their evolving insurance needs.

Q.7. Who has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for medical education?

चिकित्सा शिक्षा के लिए आईजी नोबेल पुरस्कार 2020 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Anand Mahindra / आनंद महिंद्रा

(b) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(c) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(d) K Sivan / के सीवन

(e) Poonam Khatri / पूनम खत्री

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education. Modi was awarded the prize for “using the COVID-19 pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can”.

Besides Modi, the medical education prize was jointly awarded to Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Donald Trump of the USA, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan.

Q.8. World Rhino Day is celebrated every year on ___________________.

विश्व राइनो दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 20 September / 20 सितंबर

(b) 21 September / 21 सितंबर

(c) 22 September / 22 सितंबर

(d) 23 September / 23 सितंबर

(e) 24 September / 24 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year on September 22, the world celebrates World Rhinoceros Day. The day intends to celebrate rhinos across the world in unique ways. The World Rhinoceros Day was announced by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2010.

The day which is focused on celebrating rhinoceros across Africa and Asia was first celebrated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Q.9. Who has won the 2020 Men’s Single Italian Open title?

2020 पुरुष एकल इतालवी ओपन खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Argentine Diego Schwartzman / अर्जेंटीना डिएगो श्वार्टज़मैन

(b) Roger Federer / रोजर फेडरर

(c) Novak Djokovic / नोवाक जोकोविच

(d) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(e) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Novak Djokovic has defeated Argentine Diego Schwartzman, 7-6, 5-3, to win 2020 Men’s Single Italian Open title and his fifth overall Rome title.

In Women’s single, Simona Halep defeated champion Karolina Pliskova, 6-0, 2-1, to win her first Italian Open title.

Q.10. Who has won the 2020 Women’s Single Italian Open title?

2020 महिला एकल इतालवी ओपन खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Karolina Pliskova / करोलिना प्लिस्कोवा

(b) Simona Halep / सिमोना हालेप

(c) Serena Williams / सेरेना विलियम्स

(d) Ashleigh Barty / एशले बार्टी

(e) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Novak Djokovic has defeated Argentine Diego Schwartzman, 7-6, 5-3, to win 2020 Men’s Single Italian Open title and his fifth overall Rome title.

In Women’s single, Simona Halep defeated champion Karolina Pliskova, 6-0, 2-1, to win her first Italian Open title.

Q.11. Ashalata Wabgaonkar has passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

हाल ही में आशालता वाबगांवकर का निधन हो गया है। वह एक _________ थी

(a) Lyricist / गीतकार

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेत्री

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran actor Ashalata Wabgaonkar has passed away. Ashalata Wabgaonkar acted in over 100 Marathi movies, and several Marathi and Konkani plays. She made her Bollywood debut with the Basu Chatterjee directorial Apne Paraye, which won her a Filmfare Award.

She was also seen in Hindi films like Woh Saat Din, Namak Halaal, Shaukeen, Ahista Ahista, Ankush, Coolie, Sadma and Ghayal.

Q.12. Legendary Mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa has passed away recently. From which country she belonged to?

महान पर्वतारोही आंग रीटा शेरपा का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस देश से थी?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Nepal-based Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, passed away. He made all the ascents to the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 and that too without bottled oxygen.

He was therefore also known as the “snow leopard” for his climbing skills.

Q.13. What is the currency of Maldives?

मालदीव की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation

Exp: About Maldives:

Capital– Male

Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa

President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

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