Current Affairs 17th September 2020 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 17th September 2020 covering the following topics: Ozone layer, ADB, Amazon, PMSSY, Paytm, Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup.
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Q1. The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer is observed every year on ________.
(a) 15 September
(b) 14 September
(c) 16 September
(d) 13 September
(e) 11 September
Q2. Who has been appointed by ADB as its new Country Director for India?
(a) Manisha Pradhananga
(b) Sajid Raza
(c) Takeo Konishi
(d) Valeri D Tian
(e) Kenichi Yokoyama
Q3. Who has been roped in by Amazon to lend voice for its Alexa voice assistant?
(a) Amitabh Bachchan
(b) Akshay Kumar
(c) Virat Kohli
(d) Ajay Devgan
(e) Rohit Sharma
Q4. Union Cabinet has recently approved to set up new AIIMS under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) in which city of Bihar?
Q5. What is the projected GDP growth rate of India for fiscal 2020-21 (FY21) as per the ADB?
Q6. Swami Agnivesh who has passed away was the former MP from which state?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
Q7. Name the player who has been appointed by Paytm as the brand ambassador for its gaming platform Paytm First Games (PFG).
(a) MS Dhoni
(b) Rohit Sharma
(c) Virat Kohli
(d) Sachin Tendulkar
(e) Suresh Raina
Q8. ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign has been launched by which state to curb coronavirus spread?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Q9. Sadashiv Patil who has passed away was a renowned player of which sports?
Q10. Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup are related to which sports?
Q11. What is the theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer?
(a) Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol
(b) Caring for all life under the sun
(c) 32 Years and Healing
(d) Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
(e) Restored by a world united
Q12. Which of the following state goverment recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem?
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
(e) West Bengal
Q13. Which of the following institute virtually celebrated the ‘Himalaya Diwas’?
(a) Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
(b) Himalayan Institute Allahabad
(c) Himalayan Institute of Technology
(d) Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
(e) Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences
Q14. Where is the headquarter of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) located?
(a) London, United Kingdom
(b) Jakarta, Indonesia
(c) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(d) Beijing, China
(e) Paris, France
Q15. The GDP of India for FY22 is estimated at ________ percent by ADB
Sol. The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed annually on September 16 to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.
Sol. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Takeo Konishi as its new Country Director for India.
Sol. Amazon.com Inc has signed up Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant.
Sol. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar
Sol. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has estimated that the GDP of India is expected to contract by 9% in fiscal 2020-21 (FY21).
Sol. Social activist and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Haryana in 1977, and served as a cabinet Minister for Education in 1979.
Sol. Paytm First Games (PFG), a subsidiary of digital financial service platform Paytm, has roped in Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador.
Sol. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has launched a state-wide campaign titled, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Sol. Former Maharashtra cricketer Sadashiv Patil, who played as medium-pacer, has passed away.
Sol. Thomas Cup is Men’s Badminton World Championship while Uber Cup is Women’s Championship.
Sol. The theme of the day for 2020: “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”. It marks 35 years of the Vienna Convention.
Sol. The Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem.
Sol. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, virtually celebrated the ‘Himalaya Diwas’.
Sol. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the headquarter of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) located.
Sol. For the FY22 (2021-22), ADB expects India’s GDP at 8 percent.
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