Current Affairs 16th September 2020 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 16th September 2020 covering the following topics: World Bank, Engineer’s Day, Japan, Euromoney Awards, International Day of Democracy.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like SBI Clerk Mains, RBI Assistant Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 16th September 2020 covering the following topics: World Bank, Engineer’s Day, Japan, Euromoney Awards, International Day of Democracy.
Q1. Who is the author of the book “My Life In Design”?
(a) Twinkle Khanna
(b) Gauri Khan
(c) Shamita Shetty
(d) Sussanne Khan
(e) Mira Kapoor
Q2. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Executive Director at World Bank?
(a) Abhishek Singhvi
(b) Devendra Singh
(c) Anil Sharma
(d) Rajesh Khullar
(e) Anshul Garg
Q3. What is the estimated GDP growth rate for India in 2020-21 as per the S&P Global Ratings?
Q4. When is the Engineer’s Day observed in India?
(a) 15 September
(b) 13 September
(c) 14 September
(d) 12 September
(e) 11 September
Q5. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan?
(a) Shinjiro Koizumi
(b) Naoto Kan
(c) Yoshihide Suga
(d) Taro Aso
(e) Yukio Hatoyama
Q6. Chanesh Ram Rathiya who passed away due to COVID-19 was the former minister of which state?
Q7. Sameer Kumar Khare has been appointed as the Executive Director at which of these international organisations?
(a) World Bank
Q8. Name the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2020 by Euromoney Awards of Excellence.
(a) Rajnish Kumar
(b) Deepak Parekh
(c) Ravneet Gill
(d) Aditya Puri
(e) Uday Kotak
Q9. International Day of Democracy is observed globally on _____________ every year.
(a) 11th September
(b) 12th September
(c) 13th September
(d) 14th September
(e) 15th September
Q10. Which of the following country recently elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)?
Q11. The Engineer’s Day in India is observed to mark the birth anniversary of______.
(a) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(b) Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
(c) Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya
(d) Satish Dhawan
(e) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Q12. The 2+2 inter-sessional meet between India and which country was held recently (September 2020)?
(a) United States
(e) United Kingdom
Q13. Which of the following company won the bidding for the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app TikTok?
(e) Alphabet Inc
Q14. ____________ re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(a) K. Rahman Khan
(b) P. J. Kurien
(c) Harivansh Narayan Singh
(d) Manoj Jha
(e) Najma Heptullah
Q15. As per S&P, the GDP rate of India for FY22 is projected at__________.
Sol. Interior designer Gauri Khan has authored her first book titled “My Life In Design”, which will be published by Penguin Random House India in 2021.
Sol. A 1988 batch IAS officer, Rajesh Khullar has been appointed as Executive Director at World Bank in Washington DC.
Sol. S&P Global Ratings has projected the GDP of India to contract by 9% in the fiscal year 2020-21 (FY21).
Sol. In India, the Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year, since 1968, to recognise the contribution of engineers’ in the development of the nation.
Sol. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, has been elected as the new Chief of country’s ruling, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Prime Minister designate of Japan.
Sol. Veteran Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh minister Chanesh Ram Rathiya has passed away due to COVID-19. He was 78.
Sol. Sameer Kumar Khare has been appointed Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is a 1989-batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Sol. Aditya Puri, MD of HDFC Bank has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020.
Sol. International Day of Democracy is observed globally on 15th September every year. The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world.
Sol. India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India will be a member of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years, 2021 to ‘25.
Sol. The day marks the birth anniversary of the engineering pioneer of India, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, (popularly known as Sir MV). Sir MV was regarded as the “Father of Modern Mysore”.
Sol. India and the United States held a bilateral 2+2 Inter-sessional meeting in virtual mode. During the meeting, both sides reviewed the progress and developments in bilateral ties in defence, security, and foreign policy areas.
Sol. Oracle Corp. won the bidding for the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app TikTok.
Sol. NDA candidate Harivansh has been re-elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Sol. For the FY22 (2021-22), S&P expects GDP growth of 6%. For the FY23 (2022-23), GDP is projected at 6.2%.
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