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Current Affairs January 2020 Quiz (Nov Part - 3)

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1. India’s 1st integrated air ambulance service was launched at which city?
1) Kolkata
2) Chennai
3) Kochi
4) Bengaluru
5) New Delhi

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Bengaluru
  • Explanation : Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa launched the Country’s First Integrated Air Ambulance Services at Jakkur Aerodrome, Bengaluru. It is the first air ambulance operating from South India to provide services for medical emergencies. Air ambulance firm International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) will run the services in collaboration with aviation technology firm Kyathi from the HAL airport in Bengaluru.


2. Name the organization which will be leading the procurement and supply of COVID-19 Vaccines.
1) World Health Organisation
2) United Nations Environment Programme
3) Amnesty Internationals
4) United Nations Children’s Fund
5) Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Explanation : The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be leading the procurement and supply of COVID-19 Vaccines to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses of Vaccines, when they are available. The procurement and distribution will involve 170 Economies, and has the potential to make it the Largest and Fastest ever kind of operation. UNICEF will collaborate with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to lead efforts for procuring and supplying doses of Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility for 92 low and lower middle-income countries.


3. Name the person who has been conferred with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019?
1) Ela Bhatt
2) David Attenborogh
3) Angela Merkel
4) Manmohan Singh
5) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: David Attenborogh
  • Explanation : Over a virtual event, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conferred the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 upon Sir David Attenborogh, a British broadcaster. Sonia Gandhi, President of Congress was also present during the event. He wrote and presented the BBC nature documentary series, “The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth”, which stated that humans have overrun the planet.


4. Which edition of world solar technology summit was inaugurated by PM Modi recently (organized by ISA & FICCI)?
1) 4th
2) 2nd
3) 1st
4) 3rd
5) 5th

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: 1st
  • Explanation : The first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) was held virtually which was organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), as the convenor of ISA Global Leadership Task Force on Innovation, to focus on new Technologies and Innovations in the field of Solar. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. An agreement was inked between International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Seoul (South Korea) based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a part of which ISA will provide technical assistance in deploying one million solar irrigation pumps. The assistance will first be extended to African countries like Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal, Mozambique, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Kiribati, and will be later rolled over to other ISA member nations. ISA also signed a partnership agreement with the Paris-headquartered International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) for setting up solar heating and cooling demonstration projects in member countries.


5. Northrop Grumman has named its next Cygnus Spacecraft, NG-14 as __________.
1) Valentina Tereshkova
2) Chiaki Mukai
3) Eileen Collins
4) SS Kalpana Chawla
5) Sunita Williams

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: SS Kalpana Chawla
  • Explanation : An American global aerospace and defense technology company, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) has named its next Cygnus Spacecraft, NG-14 as ‘SS Kalpana Chawla’ after Dr Kalpana Chawla, a former NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), United States of America-USA Astronaut. She was selected in honor of her outstanding place in history as the 1st woman of Indian descent to go to space. S.S. Kalpana Chawla is the 2nd Cygnus to be named for a member of the STS-107 crew. Rick Husband, Columbia’s last commander, was similarly honored in 2016.


6. Which company launches Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) testing platform?
1) American Express
2) Mastercard
3) Visa
4) PayPal
5) Capital One

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Mastercard
  • Explanation : Mastercard launched Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), a Virtual Testing Environment for Central Banks to Assess and Explore National Digital Currencies.


7. Asian Development Bank signed loan agreement worth Rs 466-cr with ENGIE group for developing Raghanesda Solar Project in 'which' state?
1) Gujarat
2) Maharashtra
3) Punjab
4) Haryana
5) Chhattisgarh

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Gujarat
  • Explanation : As a part of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ongoing support to India’s renewable energy sector, a long term loan agreement of Rs 4.66 billion (about $65.5 million) was inked between ADB and the ENGIE group to construct and operate a 200-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic-based power plant at Raghanesda Solar Park in Gujarat. The agreement was signed by Principal Investment Specialist at ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department Mayank Choudhary and ENGIE group’s Head of Acquisitions, Investments, and Financial Advisory Phuntsok Wangyal. The project will be implemented by Electro Solaire Private Limited (ESPL), a special purpose vehicle owned by ENGIE with expected commission in the first half of 2021.


8. Name the bank which plans to launch “SAFAL” a loan product for organic cotton growers.
1) State Bank of India
2) Punjab National Bank
3) Canara Bank
4) United Bank of India
5) Indian Bank

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: State Bank of India
  • Explanation : C.S. Setty, Managing Director(MD) of State Bank of India (SBI) informed that SBI will launch a loan product called SAFAL (Safe and Fast Agriculture Loan) during a Fintech conference organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). SAFAL is primarily focused on organic cotton growers who do not have any credit history.


9. Who heads the expert committee formed by Ministry of Finance to assess impacts of waiving loan moratorium?
1) Valipe Ramagopal Rao
2) D.P. Singh
3) B Sriram
4) Ravindra H Dholakia
5) Rajiv Mehrishi

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  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Rajiv Mehrishi
  • Explanation : The Ministry of Finance formed a three-member expert panel headed by Rajiv Mehrishi, former comptroller and Auditor General of India to assess the impacts of the waiver of interest on the moratorium loans offered to the COVID-19 affected borrowers which ended on 31st August 2020.


10. Who has been appointed as the celebrity advocate of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s children’s rights campaign ‘For Every Child’?
1) Ranveer Singh
2) Ayushmann Khurrana
3) Radhika Apte
4) Manushi Chhillar
5) Vidya Balan

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Ayushmann Khurrana
  • Explanation : United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) has appointed Bollywood Actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, “For Every Child”. He will work towards this initiative in India. He will support UNICEF to end violence against children, especially in the present situation- COVID-19 is increasing the risk of violence and abuse against children due to the extended lockdown and the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. It is to be noted that recently United Nations'(UN) 1st International Day to Protect Education from Attack was observed on September 9, 2020 to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for educators and students.


11. Union cabinet gives approval to increase the FDI limit in Defence sector from 49% to ________ (through automatic route).
1) 64%
2) 51%
3) 74%
4) 100%
5) 99%

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: 74%
  • Explanation : Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in Defence Sector, thereby allowing FDI through automatic approval to be increased from 49% to 74%. The Government is planning to achieve a turnover of Rs. 1.75 lakh crore, including exports worth Rs 35, 000 crores by 2025.


12. Who has won US open 2020 (140th edition) in Women’s singles category?
1) Laura Siegemund
2) Victoria Azarenka
3) Naomi Osaka
4) Serena Williams
5) Yifan Xu

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Naomi Osaka
  • Explanation : The 140th Edition of American Open or US Open took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, New York, United States from August 31, 2020 – September 13, 2020. It was the Second Grand Slam Event of the year, after Australian Open took place in January. Wimbledon was called off due to the pandemic. 2020 US Open Winners:Category Winner Runners-up Men’s Singles Dominic Thiem (Austria) Alexander Zverev(Germany) Women’s Singles Naomi Osaka (Japan) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) Men’s Doubles Mate Pavic (Croatia) & Bruno Soares (Brazil) Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands)& Nikola Mektic (Croatia) Women’s Doubles Laura Siegemund (Germany) & Vera Zvonareva (Russia) Nicole Melichar (United States) & Yifan Xu (China)


13. Mundra Port terminal is located in which state?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Maharashtra
4) Gujarat
5) Kerala

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Gujarat
  • Explanation : A proposal to transfer partial ownership of a terminal at India’s busiest Mundra port in Gujarat to a Chinese company is now under the scanner of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), after an agreement between the Adani Group’s French joint venture partner CMA Terminals and the China Merchants Group (CMG), a Chinese state-owned enterprise.


14. Which among the following countries were elected as the Members of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Status of Women in September 2020?
1) India
2) Afghanistan
3) China
4) Both 1) and 2)
5) All the 1),
2) and 3)

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Both 1) and 2)
  • Explanation : India & Afghanistan were elected as Members of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Commission on the Status of Women is a UN organ promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. India (38 votes) and Afghanistan (39) won the ballot among the 54 members, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti announced the election of India to the Committee. India will be a member of the UN’s Commission on Status of Women for four years from 2021-2025.


15. India’s GDP to contract by ______ in FY21 as per the estimation of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
1) 8%
2) 7%
3) 9%
4) 11%
5) 10%

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: 9%
  • Explanation : In accordance with the “Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Update-September 2020” by Asian Development Bank (ADB), India’s GDP (gross domestic product) growth will contract 9% in FY2020-2021 due to COVID-19 induced slowed economic activity. On the other hand, it forecasted a strong recovery with GDP to grow by 8% in FY2021-22 as mobility and business activities resume more widely.


16. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Great Learning (September 2020)?
1) KL Rahul
2) Virat Kohli
3) MS Dhoni
4) Anil Kumble
5) Rahul Dravid

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Virat Kohli
  • Explanation : Great Learning, an Ed-tech company for professional and higher education, has appointed Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain as its brand ambassador. Virat Kohli will lead ‘Power Ahead’ campaign, the latest one of the brand. Great Learning will launch a multi-film campaign with Virat Kohli during the upcoming Dream 11 IPL, where the brand is an associate sponsor on Disney + Hotstar.


17. The Astronomers at UK based Cardiff University has found ‘Phosphine’ on the clouds of which planet (published on Nature Astronomy)?
1) Mars
2) Venus
3) Jupiter
4) Mercury
5) Saturn

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Venus
  • Explanation : A team of scientists announced the discovery of Phosphine, a rare molecule which provides a possibility of microbial life in the clouds of the Venus. Professor Jane Greaves, Cardiff University, United Kingdom was the lead author of a report published in Nature Astronomy.


18. Which bank partnered with Titan to launch India’s 1st contactless payment watch named ‘Titan Pay’?
1) ICICI Bank
2) Indian Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) State Bank of India
5) Canara Bank

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: State Bank of India
  • Explanation : Titan Company Limited(Titan), one of the world’s 5th largest watch manufacturers associated with TATA group, in collaboration with State Bank of India(SBI) introduced Titan Pay, powered by YONO (You Only Need One) SBI. Through this partnership, Titan and SBI are launching a range of stylish new watches with contactless payment functionality for the 1st time in India. CK Venkataraman, MD of Titan and Rajnish Kumar, the Chairman of SBI unveiled the product.


19. Yoshihide Suga has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which country?
1) Thailand
2) China
3) Japan
4) South Korea
5) Philippines

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Japan
  • Explanation : Yoshihide Suga was formally elected as Japan’s New Prime Minister. He will succeed Shinzo Abe, who was Japan’s Longest serving Prime Minister and stepped down due to health problems. The 71-year old Yoshihide received 314 votes (462 votes were cast) in the 465-member House of Representatives, and 142 votes in the 245-member House of Councillors (House of Representatives & House of Councillors are both part of DIET, National Parliament of Japan). Yoshihide’s party Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) holds a majority in the Japan Parliament.


20. Which metro launched India’s 1st indigenous signaling technology named ‘i-ATS’ (Automatic Train Supervision)?
1) Ahmedabad Metro
2) Kolkata Metro
3) Mumbai Metro
4) Delhi Metro
5) Nagpur Metro

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Delhi Metro
  • Explanation : On the occasion of Engineers Day i.e. September 15, 2020, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) launched i-ATS (Automatic Train Supervision), the first Made-in-India signaling system. It is an important sub-system of the signaling system for the development of CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) based signaling technology for metro railway by automatically detecting all trains on a corridor.


21. Which is 1st country in the world to issue 7-year sovereign Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) bond?
1) Brazil
2) Guatemala
3) Germany
4) Mexico
5) Djibouti

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Mexico
  • Explanation : Mexico became the first country in the world to inaugurate sustainable financing program for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by issuing a seven-year Sovereign SDGs Bond worth USD 890 million under its new “SDG Sovereign Bond Framework” developed with investment bank Natixis, located in Paris, France.


22. What is India’s rank in 2020 Human Capital Index (HCI) released by World Bank?
1) 118
2) 116
3) 120
4) 117
5) 119

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: 116
  • Explanation : The 2020 Human Capital Index (HCI) is a collaboration between the Human Development Practice Group and the Development Economics Group of the World Bank. World Bank released the report titled “The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19” on September 16, 2020. India has been placed at the 116th position among 174 countries in the Human Capital Index 2020 with score increase to 0.49 from 0.44 in 2018 in comparison to 115 out of 157 countries. The country of Singapore topped the score with 0.88 followed by Hong Kong at 0.81 and Japan at 0.80. Top 3 Countries in HCI: Rank Country Score 116 India 0.49 1 Singapore 0.88 2 Hongkong and China 0.81 3 Japan 0.8


23. Ashok Gasti who passed away recently is the present Rajya Sabha MP from which state?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Telangana
5) Tamil Nadu

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Karnataka
  • Explanation : Ashok Gasti, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) from Karnataka, passed away of COVID-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He was around the age of 55. The BJP Karnataka leader was born in 1965 and belonged to Raichur district, Karnataka. The first-time Rajya Sabha member took oath as MP on July 22, 2020.


24. PM Modi inaugurated Kosi rail mega bridge at which state?
1) Odisha
2) Maharashtra
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Bihar
5) Assam

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Bihar
  • Explanation : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (mega bridge) in Bihar. Other projects including a new railway bridge on the Kiul River, two new railway lines, 5 Electrification projects, Bihar’s first Electric Locomotive Shed at Barauni and 3rd Line Project between Barh-Bakhtiyarpur in Bihar through video conference.


25. Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated India’s 1st general aviation terminal at which airport?
1) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
2) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
3) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
4) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati
5) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
  • Explanation : Minister of State (MoS) Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Civil Aviation inaugurated India’s first General Aviation Terminal at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi to handle the flight operations and movement and processing of passengers flying through of private jets or chartered flights.

 

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