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Current Affairs January 2020 Quiz (Nov Part - 4)

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1. Who has been given additional charge as the minister of Food Processing Industries (Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned recently)?
1) Prakash Javadekar
2) Narendra Modi
3) Pralhad Patel
4) Harsh Vardhan
5) Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Explanation : President of India, Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries with immediate effect. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Lok Sabha leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) tendered her resignation in protest against anti-former ordinances and legislation which were passed on 17th September 2020.The resignation was accepted under the clause (
    2) of Article 75 of the Indian Constitution. Cabinet Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was assigned to the additional charges of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI).


2. “A Promised Land” is the memoir of whom?
1) Angela Merkel
2) Narendra Modi
3) Manmohan Singh
4) Barack Obama
5) Donald Trump

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Barack Obama
  • Explanation : Penguin Random House announced that the first volume of the Former President of United States of America(USA), Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land” is set to hit the stores on 17th November 2020, two weeks after Election day. This book will be released by Crown, a division of Penguin Random House around the world in 25 languages which includes Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Czech, Finnish and Vietnamese.


3. Which edition of International Equal Pay Day was observed on September 18, 2020?
1) 3rd
2) 1st
3) 7th
4) 3rd
5) 11th

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: 1st
  • Explanation : United Nations (UN) 1st International Equal Pay Day is observed on 18 September 2020 as a step towards eliminating the gender pay gap and to overcome the sexual discrimination against women in the employment sector. This day promotes equal pay to everyone and the rights to receive equal remuneration for equal work regardless of the gender. Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) hosted the virtual global Call to Action to encourage all labour market actors to take steps to ensure that equal pay is at the core of COVID-19 recovery efforts across the globe. EPIC is led by the International Labour Organization(ILO), UN Women and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


4. According to the estimation of Finance ministry, what will be the growth in nominal GDP of India in FY22 (2021-2022)?
1) 19%
2) 21%
3) 17%
4) 15%
5) 11%

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: 19%
  • Explanation : Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic advisor in the finance ministry, Government of India informed that as per the estimate of finance ministry, India’s nominal Gross Domestic Product(GDP) is expected to grow by 19% in FY22 (2021-2
    2) on a low base. NK Singh, chairman of Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) stated that this estimate is a bit moderate when compared with some estimates received from experts.


5. Which is 1st state in India to come up with policies on Ethical AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity?
1) Telangana
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Kerala
4) Gujarat
5) Tamil Nadu

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Tamil Nadu
  • Explanation : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (CM) Edappadi K Palaniswami released Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy 2020, Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy 2020 and Tamil Nadu Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy 2020(Nicknamed as ABC Policies) while participating in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ‘Connect 2020’ event through video conference. It became the first state in the country to release policies on Ethical AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.


6. Which bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB)?
1) Catholic Syrian Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) Dhanlaxmi Bank
4) Federal Bank
5) Bandhan Bank Answer -
5) Bandhan Bank Explanation : In order to support the emerging needs of the unbanked and underbanked segment of customers, Bandhan Bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB) to assist this segment in becoming entrepreneurs. In this regard, the bank has appointed Kumar Ashish as the Executive President and Head to lead EEB. This vertical will be responsible for managing micro home loan, micro bazaar loan and micro enterprise loan.


7. Amitabha Ghosh was the _____ governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
1) 11th
2) 12th
3) 13th
4) 16th
5) 14th

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: 16th
  • Explanation : Amitabha Ghosh, former governor of Reserve Bank of India(RBI) passed away at the age of 90. He is the shortest serving governor of RBI (21 days- January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985). He served as the 16th governor, while serving as a deputy governor of RBI until R N Malhotra (17th Governor) took over.


8. Pantanal region, the largest tropical wetland in the world is located at which country?
1) Chile
2) Poland
3) Brazil
4) Peru
5) Ecuador

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Brazil
  • Explanation : The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within Brazil, but also extending into Bolivia and Paraguay. The 'Pantanal Conservation Area' natural World Heritage site, part of the larger Pantanal Biosphere Reserve, covers a considerable section of the Brazilian Pantanal with particularly high ecological importance. These areas protect numerous threatened species, such as a significant jaguar population, the giant armadillo, giant anteater, giant otter, marsh deer and the hyacinth macaw, the largest species of parrot.


9. Mustapha Adib has been resigned from the post of Prime minister of which country?
1) Lebanon
2) Kuwait
3) Morocco
4) UAE
5) Oman

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Lebanon
  • Explanation : Mustapha Adib, Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate, resigned after failing to form a government in a month of negotiations. His resignation comes amidst a political crisis over government formation, after he was appointed to the position on August 31, 2020.


10. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced Positive Pay System for Cheque Truncation System (CTS) above ________ from January 1, 2021.
1) Rs 10,000
2) Rs 75,000
3) Rs 50,000
4) Rs 25,000
5) Rs 1,00,000

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Rs 50,000
  • Explanation : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a directive under Section 10 (
    2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007) stating an introduction of Positive Pay System for Cheque Truncation System (CTS) for banks in order to check fraud. It will be implemented from January 01, 2021. To be developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), this system will require re-confirmation of key details for payments beyond Rs 50,000. It should be noted that the usage of Positive Pay System is at the choice of account holder; however, banks may make it mandatory in case of cheques for amounts of Rs 5 lakh and above.


11. Name the person who has been roped by Reserve Bank of India for the customer awareness campaign.
1) MS Dhoni
2) Kareena Kapoor
3) Virat Kohli
4) Amitabh Bachchan
5) Anushka Sharma

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Explanation : The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) roped in Indian Film Actor Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaign to prevent naive account holders from being deceived by fraudsters. As part of the RBI’s public awareness campaign, the regulator continues to inform customers about do’s and don’ts for safe and secure transactions. RBI has become the most popular central bank on twitter, with about 9.66 lakh followers while US Federal Reserve, world’s most powerful central bank has about 6.64 lakh followers.


12. Which bank has launched India’s 1st warehouse commodity finance app?
1) IDBI Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) Yes Bank
5) HDFC Bank

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: HDFC Bank
  • Explanation : HDFC Bank launched India’s first Warehouse Commodity Finance App. The app will help customers to draw down and manage the loan against the pledge of commodities online without physical intervention or multiple visits to a bank branch. This will bring improved efficiencies and time savings for the agri value chain. The app will benefit enormously the agri processors, traders and farmers who are primary beneficiaries of WHR loans (Warehouse Receipt Loans).


13. Reserve Bank of India has approved 3-member committee headed by Meeta Makhan to function as the ad-interim MD&CEO of which bank?
1) Dhanlakshmi Bank
2) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
3) Catholic Syrian Bank
4) ING Vysya Bank
5) Karur Vysya Bank

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  • Explanation : The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approved that the daily affairs of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB)will be run by a Committee of Directors (CoD) composed of 3 independent directors namely, Meeta Makhan, Chairperson of the CoD, Shakti Sinha, Member and Satish Kumar Kalra, Member. The CoD will exercise the discretionary powers of Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) in the ad-interim. Until a new MD is appointed, the existing senior management team and the board of directors will discharge the day-to-day affairs of the bank as usual.


14. Medical Council of India (MCI) has been officially renamed as National Medical Commission (NMC) recently. Who is the 1st chairman of NMC?
1) Mahesh Verma
2) Rajendra Pandey
3) Suresh Chandra Sharma
4) Rakesh Kumar Vats
5) Vinod Kumar Paul

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Suresh Chandra Sharma
  • Explanation : Medical Council of India (MCI) had faced corruption charges and was dissolved by the Government of India in 2018 with the Board of Governors (BoG)-MCI chaired by Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, member (health), Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. This Board of Governors was appointed under section 3A of the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) in supersession of the MCI constituted under sub-section (
    1) of section 3 of IMC ACT. The NMC Act came into existence on August 8, 2019. After that, the Central Government in exercising the powers conferred by sub-section (
    3) of the section 1 of the NMC Act, 2019 (30 of 2019), the provisions of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 56 and 57 of the NMC Act were brought into force with effect from September 2 2019. Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma, former head of the ear nose throat (ENT) department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has been appointed as the first chairman of NMC for a period of three years under sub-section (
    2) of section 4 of NMC Act w.e.f. September 25, 2020.


15. Which company has launched campaign named ‘Contactless Connections’?
1) ICICI Card
2) PNB Card
3) SBI Card
4) IOB Card
5) HDFC Card

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: SBI Card
  • Explanation : SBI Card (legally- SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited) launched ‘Contactless Connections’, a new brand campaign. The campaign spreads the message that sharing of love and care is possible even during this difficult period(COVID-19) where social distancing is the norm. This campaign is in continuation of the SBI card’s brand campaign “Ghar Mein Khushiyaan”.


16. Who among the following has won the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the year award 2019-2020 (Gurpreet Singh Sandhu won men’s player of the year award 2019-20)?
1) Sangita Basfore
2) Aditi Chauhan
3) Harmanpreet Kaur
4) Sweety Devi
5) Sanju Yadav

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Sanju Yadav
  • Explanation : Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, (28 years) from Chandigarh, goalkeeper of Indian National Men’s Football team and Sanju Yadav (22 years) from Haryana, Midfielder of India’s National Women’s Football team were declared as the winners of the annual All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men’s Footballer of the Year Award 2019-2020 and AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year Award 2019-2020 respectively. Other 2019-2020 AIFF Awards: Award Winner AIFF Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year Anirudh Thapa AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year Ratanbala Devi AIFF Award for the Best Assistant Referee P. Vaira Muthu (from Tamil Nadu). AIFF Award for the Best Referee L. Ajit Kumar Meetei (from Manipur). AIFF Award for the Best Grassroots Development Programme West Bengal (based on E-licence courses and Golden Baby Leagues).


17. Which country hosted the virtual Ministerial Round Table Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020 (Prakash Javadekar represented India)?
1) Austria
2) United States
3) China
4) Indonesia
5) Japan

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: China
  • Explanation : Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Prakash Javadekar represented India at the virtual Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020. The meeting was held to exchange views on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development. The meeting was hosted by China. The Dialogue was conducted on the topic of Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth. 15Ministers from different countries participated in the Roundtable Dialogue. Prakash Javadekar called all countries to join hands at the start of the “UN Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development”. The 15th Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is scheduled to be held in 2021 at Kunming, China.


18. Which state has won UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award 2020 for its contribution towards the SDGs related to the non-communicable diseases?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Tamil Nadu
3) West Bengal
4) Karnataka
5) Kerala

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Kerala
  • Explanation : Kerala won the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award 2020 for its contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the non-communicable diseases. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the annual UNIATF Award for the year 2020 on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. This is the first time for Kerala to be recognised by this annual UN Award and along with Kerala 6 other health ministries across the globe have won the 2020 UNIATF Award.


19. ‘Fed Cup’ which was renamed as the ‘Billie Jean King Cup’ is the women’s world cup of which sport?
1) Cricket
2) Tennis
3) Badminton
4) Volleyball
5) Basketball

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Tennis
  • Explanation : International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, has been renamed as the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas, a French international banking group. This is the 1st time a major global team competition has been named after a woman. Billie Jean King is an American Former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is a global campaigner for equality who has dedicated her life to combating all forms of discrimination.


20. Australia’s Dean Jones who passed away recently is associated with which sport?
1) Hockey
2) Football
3) Cricket
4) Tennis
5) Rugby

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Cricket
  • Explanation : Dean Mervyn Jones, former Australian and Victorian cricketer and Commentator passed away at the age of 59 in Mumbai, Maharashtra due to cardiac arrest. He was born on 24th March 1961 in Melbourne, Australia.


21. SP Balasubrahmanyam who is in news recently is a renowned _________.
1) Athlete
2) Politician
3) Singer
4) Spiritual leader
5) None of the Above

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Singer
  • Explanation : Renowned Indian Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam (Popularly known as SPB) passed away at a Private Hospital in Chennai at the age of 74 due to Cardio-Respiratory arrest. He was admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Even Though he tested Negative on September 4, he continued to be on Ventilator and ECMO support, and breathed his last on September 25. He was born on 4th June, 1946 at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He is a Six-time National Award Winner for Best Male Playback Singer (1979, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1995, 1996). In 2011, he was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.


22. Which bank has launched the 1st of its kind digital facility named “SafePay” for contactless debit card based payment?
1) Nainital Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) IDFC First Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) IDBI Bank

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: IDFC First Bank
  • Explanation : IDFC First Bank announced that it will launch SafePay, a digital facility. It enables contactless debit card payments by waving a smartphone against a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Point of Sale(POS) terminal. It is the 1st such facility which is made available in an integrated mobile banking app. The SafePay feature has been successfully tested and certified by Visa. It allows contactless payments of up to Rs 2,000 per transaction and maximum limit of Rs 20,000 per day.


23. The Krushi Bhavan located in which state has won the 10th annual AZ Awards 2020 as People’s Choice Winner under the category social good?
1) Odisha
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Punjab
4) Haryana
5) Uttar Pradesh

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Odisha
  • Explanation : Krushi Bhavan, a facility developed for the State’s Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha won 10th annual AZ Awards 2020 as People’s Choice Winner under the category social good. The awards were revealed at its first-ever virtual AZ Awards Gala. The 12,077-square-metre Krushi Bhavan is one among 20 winners and the only winner from India. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha dedicated this award to farmers and artisans of the state.


24. Suresh Angadi who passed away recently was the minister of state of which portfolio?
1) Tribal Affairs
2) Health
3) Railways
4) Communications
5) Youth Affairs

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Railways
  • Explanation : Suresh Channabasappa Angadi, Union Minister of State for Railways and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Member of Parliament(MP) from Belagavi constituency of Karnataka passed away at the age of 65 after testing positive for COVID-19 at the COVID Facility, New Delhi. He is the first Central Minister to die of Coronavirus. He was born on 1st June 1955 at Belagavi, Karnataka.


25. Who has won the Golden Pen of Freedom Award of WAN-IFRA 2020?
1) Jineth Bedoya
2) Jamal Khashoggi
3) Srinivasan Balasubramanian
4) Vincent Peyrègne
5) None of the Above

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Jineth Bedoya
  • Explanation : Colombian Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima was honoured with the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award 2020, an annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers(WAN-IFRA). The award was presented to recognise her contribution towards promoting and protecting women rights and her courage to overcome her personal tragedy which inspires other women across the globe.

 

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