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1. PM Modi has inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Ganga Avalokan” museum on river Ganga at which city?
1) Mirzapur
2) Patna
3) Varanasi
4) Haridwar
5) Buxar

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Haridwar
  • Explanation : Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated Six Development Projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission. PM Modi also inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Ganga Avalokan” Museum on River Ganga at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar. It has been established by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which is the nodal body to implement the ‘Namami Gange’ Programme along with Wildlife Institute of India (WII). PM Modi released a book ‘Rowing down the Ganges’, it is co-published by NMCG & WII.


2. JIMEX-2020 is the joint maritime exercise between India and which country (conducted at north Arabia sea)?
1) United States
2) Japan
3) Australia
4) China
5) Sri Lanka

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Japan
  • Explanation : The Fourth Edition of the Biennial Japan-India Maritime Exercise JIMEX-2020 took place between Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in the North Arabian Sea from 26th September-28th September, 2020. Due to Pandemic, JIMEX-2020 is conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’.


3. Syeda Anwara Taimur who passed away recently is the 1st and only women chief minister of which state?
1) Sikkim
2) Tripura
3) Assam
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Meghalaya

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Assam
  • Explanation : Syeda Anwara Taimur, Assam’s first and only woman Chief Minister(CM) passed away in Australia due to cardiac arrest. She was around the age of 83. She is the 1st Muslim woman CM of any state in India. She was born on November 24, 1936 in Assam, British India. She is a 4 time (1972, 1978, 1983 and 199
    1) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and a 2 time Rajya Sabha MP- Member of Parliament (nominated in 1988 and elected in 2004).


4. How much was extended as financial assistance by India to Sri Lanka for promotion of Buddhist ties between two countries?
1) USD 5 million
2) USD 10 million
3) USD 20 million
4) USD 25 million
5) USD 15 million

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  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: USD 15 million
  • Explanation : PM Modi also announced a grant assistance of US$ 15 million (approximately Rs.110 crores) for the promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries. It will deepen people-to-people linkages through construction/renovation of Buddhist Monasteries, capacity development, cultural exchanges, archaeological cooperation, reciprocal exposition of The Buddha’s relics and strengthening the engagement between Buddhist Scholars and clergy of two countries.


5. Which company has acquired Future Group for Rs. 24,713 crores?
1) Reliance Retail Ventures Limited
2) Arogya Retail Ventures Limited
3) Bharti-AXA General Insurance Co Ltd
4) Hindustan Retail Ventures Limited
5) Adani Retail Ventures Limited

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Reliance Retail Ventures Limited
  • Explanation : The Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), subsidiary of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) acquired the retail and wholesale, logistics and warehousing business of the Future Group Business as going concerns on a slump sale basis for lump sum aggregate consideration of Rs 24,713 crore. This acquisition is a part of the scheme where Future Group merges with companies including Future Retail, Future Lifestyle Fashions, Future Consumer, Future Supply Chains and Future Market Networks into Future Enterprises Limited (FEL). The slump sale of FEL would include Big Bazaar, fbb, Foodhall, Easyday, Nilgiris, Central and Brand Factory.


6. The S-400 missile system will be delivered to India by which country?
1) United States
2) Russia
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Japan
5) Germany

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Russia
  • Explanation : The first regiment of S-400 anti-air system by Russia will be delivered to India by the end of 2021. India has ordered 5 regiments of this system that is designed to take down targets at a range of over 400 km. Notably, there is an ongoing portfolio of defence orders worth $15 billion with India as a part of which AK203 rifles will be produced at a factory in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh while the acquisition of Igla-S air defence missiles should be completed soon.


7. European investment bank plans to invest € 650 Million for the 1st metro line of which city?
1) Coimbatore
2) Patna
3) Kanpur
4) Noida
5) Surat

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Kanpur
  • Explanation : The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest 650 million euro (€) in the construction of Kanpur’s (Uttar Pradesh) 1st city metro line. The 32.4 km urban rail line, with 18 elevated and 12 underground stations is EIB’s 2nd biggest operation outside the European Union(EU) till date. It is the 2nd metro rail project supported by the EIB in Uttar Pradesh(UP), following the €450 million investment in Lucknow metro rail system. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (UPMRC) is the Promoter-Financial intermediary for this project.


8. Who has launched world’s 1st exclusive product market for the renewable energy sector named Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM)?
1) PiyushGoyal
2) Raj Kumar Singh
3) Ravi Shankar Prasad
4) Giriraj Singh
5) Pralhad Joshi

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Raj Kumar Singh
  • Explanation : Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh launched the Pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in New Delhi virtually, for electricity. GTAM is the World’s First Exclusive Product Market for the renewable energy sector. It will help in achieving the Government of India’s target of 175 Giga Watt (GW) RE Capacity by 2022.


9. Name the company which becomes world’s largest solar power generation asset owner as per Mercom Capital.
1) Invenergy
2) Enel Green Power
3) SB Energy
4) Adani Green Energy
5) GCL New Energy

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Adani Green Energy
  • Explanation : Mercom Capital ranked Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) as World’s Largest Solar Power Generation Asset Owner in terms of operating, under-construction and awarded projects. GCL New Energy (7.1 GW), a Hong Kong-listed independent solar power producer, ranked second, followed by Tokyo-based renewable energy developer, SB Energy (7 GW). Mercom Capital Group is a clean energy communication consulting firm.


10. Name the person who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of South Indian Bank?
1) V. G. Mathew
2) Murali Ramakrishnan
3) Achal Kumar Gupta
4) Pradeep M Godbole
5) Ranjana S Salgaocar

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Murali Ramakrishnan
  • Explanation : The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approved the appointment of Murali Ramakrishnan as the New Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The South Indian Bank, Kerala for a period of 3 years with effect from 1st October 2020. He succeeds V. G. Mathew whose tenure will be completed on 30th September 2020.


11. Name the organization which released the publication named “The Little Book of Green Nudges”.
1) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
2) International Labour Organization (ILO)
3) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
4) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
5) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Explanation : On September 1, 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new publication, “The Little Book of Green Nudges”, to inspire students around the globe to adopt environmentally friendly habits and greener lifestyles. The Book was drafted by The Behavioural Insights Team and GRID-Arendal.


13. Government of India has signed a $500 million worth loan agreement with which organization for Delhi-Meerut RRTS (September 2020)?
1) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
2) New Development Bank (NDB)
3) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
4) World Bank (WB)
5) None of these

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Explanation : Government of India (GoI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $500 million loan agreement for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS (regional rapid transit system) Investment Project. This is the first tranche of a total $1billion (about Rs 7,485 crore) facility.


13. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Living Planet Report 2020, the global vertebrate population declined to an average of ______ between 1970 and 2016.
1) 56%
2) 71%
3) 68%
4) 44%
5) 60%

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: 68%
  • Explanation : In accordance with the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report 2020, the global vertebrate population declined to an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016. The reasons behind this decline is changes in land and sea use, overexploitation of species, high pollution levels, climate change, habitat loss and degradation, including deforestation, driven by humanity.


14. The gross Non Performing Assets in public sector banks was reduced to _______ in March 2020 from Rs 8.96 lakh crore in March 2018.
1) Rs 9.24 lakh crore
2) Rs 6.78 lakh crore
3) Rs 8.96 lakh crore
4) Rs 7.25 lakh crore
5) Rs 5.36 lakh crore

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Rs 6.78 lakh crore
  • Explanation : The Gross NPAs reduced from Rs 8.96 lakh crore in March-2018 to Rs 6.78 lakh crore in March-2020. Asset quality has improved significantly, with the net NPA ratio reduced from 7.97% in March 2018 to 3.75% in March 2020. There is a sharp decline in fraud occurrence from 0.65% of advances during FY10-FY14 to 0.06% in FY19-20. Record recovery of Rs 2.27 lakh crore in FY19-FY20 due to newly setup dedicated stressed account management verticals in PSBs. Number of PSBs under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) reduced to three. The provision coverage ratio of 80.9% is highest in eight years.


15. Which bank ranked top in EASE 2.0 awards for FY19-20 in top performing banks category?
1) Oriental Bank of Commerce
2) State Bank of India
3) Bank of Baroda
4) Central Bank of India
5) Bank of Maharashtra

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Bank of Baroda
  • Explanation : The EASE 2.0 awards for FY19-20 were presented in 3 categories viz. Category 1: Theme-Wise Winners, Category 2: Top Improvers, and Category 3: Top Performing Banks The awardees in these categories are Bank of Baroda (BoB), State Bank of India (SBI), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB), Union Bank of India (UBI), and Canara Bank. Top Performing Banks (Ease Reforms Index 2.0): Rank Bank 1 Bank of Baroda 2 State Bank of India 3 Oriental Bank of Commerce


16. Name the organization which revamped the multi-cap mutual funds category recently.
1) Forward Market Commission of India
2) Reserve Bank of India
3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
4) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
5) Securities and Exchange Board of India

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  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • Explanation : Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) publicized a partially modified portfolio structure for multi-cap mutual funds category through a circular stating minimum investment in equity & equity related instruments and definition of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap. With regard to this, Asset Management Company (AMC) will now have to invest at least 25% of their portfolios across large-cap, mid cap and small cap companies each. This decision has been taken for decreasing the risk of being overweight on any one kind of market-cap firm. The definition of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap as follows: Large Cap: 1st -100th company in terms of full market capitalization Mid Cap: 101st -250th company in terms of full market capitalization Small Cap: 251st company onwards in terms of full market capitalization.


17. Who chairs the Empowered Group of Ministers committee constituted by central government to oversee the Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?
1) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
2) Nirmala Sitharaman
3) Rajnath Singh
4) Amit Shah
5) Jitendra Singh

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: Rajnath Singh
  • Explanation : Government of India constituted an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Defence, Rajnath Singh to oversee the Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The Ministers in EGoM includes Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension Jitendra Singh.


18. Which ministry has conducted orientation and training programme on iRAD App?
1) Ministry of Heavy Industries
2) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
3) Ministry of Home Affairs
4) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
5) Ministry of Commerce

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  • GK Correct Answer – 4 :: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Explanation : Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) conducted the 2-days Orientation and Training programme on Integrated Road Accident Database Project (iRAD) App for the selected districts of Karnataka and on 10th & 11th September 2020 for some districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP). This has been done to receive feedback and other suggestions for the customization of iRAD app as per the requirements of the states/UT. Notably, India accounts for about 5 lakh road accidents per annum in which about 1.5 lakh people die and another 3 lakh become crippled. The basic iRAD app, for capturing the spot accident data, has been developed by IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) Madras (Tamil Nadu) and National Informatics Centre Services Inc (NICSI) of New Delhi. This app will enable the stakeholders such as the Police, Transport, Health, etc. to use their mobile phones to collect accident data on the spot.


19. Rajesh Khullar has been appointed as the Executive Director of which organization?
1) World Bank (WB)
2) International Labour Organization (ILO)
3) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
4) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
5) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: World Bank (WB)
  • Explanation : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Rajesh Khullar as the Executive Director of World Bank and Sameer Kumar Khare as Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB).


20. 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.


21. Name the person who has been honored with Euromoney’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.
1) Rana Kapoor
2) Aditya Puri
3) Shikha Sharma
4) Sashidhar Jagadishan
5) None of the Above

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  • GK Correct Answer – 2 :: Aditya Puri
  • Explanation : Euromoney, the global finance and banking magazine’s Awards for Excellence 2020 honoured Aditya Puri, Managing Director(MD) of HDFC Bank with a Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. This is a first of its kind recognition for a corporate leader from India.


22. Which is 1st bank to implement the new feature of document embedding facility with Letter of Credit (LC) / Bank Guarantee (BG) messages over SFMS?
1) Nainital Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) IDFC First Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) IDBI Bank

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  • GK Correct Answer – 5 :: IDBI Bank
  • Explanation : Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) become the first to implement the new feature of document embedding facility with Letter of Credit (LC) / Bank Guarantee (BG) messages over SFMS (Structured Financial Messaging System) platform of Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS) through its middleware application i@Connect-SFMS (CSFMS) developed by IDBI Intech Limited. This new feature of “document embedding” provides banks with the functionality of transmitting a “pdf” document up to 1MB size along with the LC / BG messages. The objective of this new feature is to further digitise the trade finance transactions and to secure the financial communication system.


23. Name the person who has been appointed as the chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
1) P.D. Vaghela
2) RS Sharma
3) Jayshree Vyas
4) Ashishkumar Chauhan
5) Umakant Jayram

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  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: P.D. Vaghela
  • Explanation : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed P.D. Vaghela, currently the secretary of the department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65, whichever is earlier. He will succeed Ram Sewak (RS) Sharma, who will retire on September 30, 2020, after a five-year tenure. RS Sharma is the 1st TRAI chairman to have a tenure of 5 years. The chairman of TRAI will normally have a tenure of 3 years.


24. India's 1st Regional Rapid Transit System train will provide its services to Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS by which year?
1) 2023
2) 2021
3) 2022
4) 2024
5) 2025

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  • GK Correct Answer – 3 :: 2022
  • Explanation : The first look of India’s first RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) train unveiled by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Chairman, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) during an event. This first RRTS train will provide its services to 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS in 2022 after trials. It should be noted that NCRTC is the nodal agency for executing this first RRTS project of India while the train sets are being manufactured by Bombardier Transportation India Private Limited at their Savli plant in Gujarat under the government’s Make in India policy and AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. It will be one of the fastest RRTS in India which will reduce travel time from Meerut to Delhi to less than 60 minutes.


25. Which country has signed MoU with India to increase cooperation in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)?
1) Denmark
2) Poland
3) Germany
4) France
5) Finland

Answer Here

  • GK Correct Answer – 1 :: Denmark
  • Explanation : India and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) through exchange of best practices and collaborating in training programmes. The MoU will also include ways to protect traditional knowledge.
 

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