Current Affairs 01st September 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 01st September covering the following topics Headlines: Mission Vatsalya, Supreme Court judges, National Pension System, RuPay, IRDAI, PhonePe, Paralympics 2020.
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 IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 01st September 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Mission Vatsalya, Supreme Court judges, National Pension System, RuPay, IRDAI, PhonePe, Paralympics 2020.
Q1. Devendra Jhajharia has claimed a silver medal in which sports event for India at the Paralympics 2020?
(a) Javelin Throw
(c) Long Jump
(d) Discuss Throw
Q2. What is the eligibility age for making investment in National Pension System (NPS) now?
Q3. Avani Lekhara has won the first gold medal for India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 in which event?
(e) Table Tennis
Q4. The #FollowPaymentDistancing campaign has been launched by which entity?
(c) Ministry of Finance
(e) ICICI Bank
Q5. Buddhadeb Guha, who has passed away recently, was a renowned writer in which language?
Q6. Indian para-athlete Sumit Antil has claimed gold medal in which event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics?
(a) Discuss Throw
(b) Javelin throw
(d) Long Jump
(e) High Jump
Q7. The PhonePe has recently received which of these licence from IRDAI to conduct insurance business?
(a) Composite broker licence
(b) Re-insurance broker licence
(c) Corporate agent licence
(d) Direct broking licence
(e) Individual Agents licence
Q8. Yogesh Kathuniya has claimed silver medal for India in which event at Paralympics 2020?
(c) Discus Throw
(d) Javelin Throw
Q9. Who has been appointed as the independent director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Asia?
(a) Chanda Kochhar
(b) Anshula Kant
(c) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(d) Aditya Puri
(e) Rajnish Kumar
Q10. Stuart Binny, who has recently announced his retirement from cricket, played for which country?
(a) New Zealand
(d) West Indies
Q11. Renowned coach Vasoo Paranjape passed away recently. He was former Indian coach of which sport?
Q12. Which state has government has launched “Mission Vatsalya” for women who lost their husbands to COVID-19?
(b) West Bengal
(c) Madhya Pradesh
Q13. Name the Discus thrower who has lost his Paralympics bronze, after being declared ineligible in classification reassessment.
(a) Ravi Sharma
(b) Sanjay Kumar
(c) Vinod Kumar
(d) Sonu Singh
(e) Deepti Verma
Q14. International Day for People of African Descent is celebrated for the first time on _________.
(a) 31 August 2017
(b) 31 August 2018
(c) 31 August 2019
(d) 31 August 2020
(e) 31 August 2021
Q15. Which Indian frigate participated in the joint maritime drill between Indian Navy and German Navy at the Gulf of Aden?
Sol. At the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020, India’s greatest paralympian, Devendra Jhajharia won the silver medal in the men’s javelin throw – F46 final event on August 30, 2021.
Sol. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has increased the entry age for the National Pension System (NPS) from 65 years to 70 years. Earlier the eligible age to invest in NPS was 18-65 years which has now been revised to 18-70 years.
Sol. Indian paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara won the first gold medal for India at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 in the women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 event.
Sol. RuPay has launched a strategic campaign titled – #FollowPaymentDistancing to promote and encourage contactless payments among customers.
Sol. Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, has passed away. He was the author of many notable works such as “Madhukari” (Honey Gatherer), “Koeler Kachhe” (Near the Koel bird) and “Sobinoy Nibedon” (Humble Offering).
Sol. India’s Sumit Antil has won gold medal in men’s javelin throw F64 final event at the Tokyo Paralympics, and in the process set a new world record throw of 68.55m. The 23-year-old Sumit hails from Sonepat in Haryana.
Sol. Flipkart-owned digital payments platform PhonePe has received an insurance broking licence from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). This means that with the new ‘direct broking’ licence, PhonePe can now distribute insurance products from all insurance companies in India, on its platform.
Sol. India’s discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya has clinched silver medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics in the men’s Discus Throw F56 final event. Yogesh claimed the second spot with a throw of 44.38m.
Sol. The former State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar has been appointed as an independent director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Asia entity on August 30, 2021.
Sol. Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on August 30, 2021.
Sol. Former India cricketer and coach Vasoo Paranjape passed away at 82 in Mumbai on 30th Aug. He was considered a mentor of stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma to name a few. He also gave Gavaskar the nickname ‘Sunny’.
Sol. Maharashtra government launched a special mission called “Mission Vatsalya” in order to help women who lost their husbands to COVID-19. Mission Vatsalya will provide several services and some 18 benefits under one roof to those women.
Sol. Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar on 30th August lost his F52 category bronze medal at the Paralympics here after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment by the competition panel.
Sol. The International Day for People of African Descent is celebrated for the first time on 31 August 2021. The United Nations aims to promote the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent.
Sol. The Indian Navy and the German Navy carried out a joint exercise in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, in the Indian Ocean leg of Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021. The Indian Navy was represented by frigate “Trikand” while the German Navy was represented by frigate “Bayern”.
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