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CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 September: Questions & Answers

CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 September
CURRENT AFFAIRS- 2020 September: Questions & Answers
(1) In terms of COVID-19 recoveries (4.3 million recovered patients) worldwide, which country is leading?
Answer: India.

(2) Who to launch India’s first low-cost Covid-19 test ‘Feluda’?
Answer: Tata Group.

(3) For which country the Konkan Railway delivered two modern Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit (DMUC) trains?
Answer: Nepal.

(4) Simanchala Dash has been appointed as advisor to IMF Executive Director for a period of how many years?
Answer: Three Years.

(5) ‘International Day for Universal Access to Information’ also known as ‘Access to Information Day’ observed on which date?
Answer: 28th September.

(6) India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Train speed is?
Answer: 180 km/h.

(7) ‘Emerging Entrepreneurs Business’ to support the emerging needs of the unbanked and underbanked segment of customers has been launched by which bank in India?
Answer: Bandhan Bank.

(8) India’s first General Aviation Terminal at Delhi airport inaugurated by whom?
Answer: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

(9) “Swasner” is a ventilation device to ease breathing developed by whom in India?
Answer: IIIT Bhubaneshwar.

(10) Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 which were passed by Lok Sabha on which date?
Answer: 17th September 2020.

(11) To provide interest-free loans to women’s group, Mukhyamantari Mahila Utkarsh Yojana launched in which state of India?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh.

(12) Which country became first in the world to issue a sovereign bond linked to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations?
Answer: Mexico.

(13) From the India who has been named in the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Answer: Udit Singhal.

(14) According to the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, how many Indian beaches have been recommended for the Blue Flag International eco-label?
Answer: 8.

(15) Member of the Lok Sabha ‘Shri Balli Durga Prasad Rao’ from Tirupati, has been dead of which date due to Coronavirus Disease?
Answer: 16 September 2020.

(16) Indian Navy recruited how many female officers for the first time in its Helicopter stream as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians)?
Answer: Two women officers.

(17) ‘Rashtriya Raksha University Bill 2020’ passed by whom for Gujarat?
Answer: Lok Sabha.

(18) 10th edition of the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting on September 15, 2020, between which two countries?
Answer: United States and India.

(19) State Bank of India (SBI) partnered with which company to launch contactless payment services through watches?
Answer: Titan Company.

(20) Loan disbursal programme ‘Arthika Spandana’ launched by which state government of India?
Answer: Karnataka.

(21) World Bamboo Day was observed globally on which date in 2020?
Answer: September 18, 2020.

(22) Who has been honoured with the prestigious Asia Game Changer Award 2020?
Answer: Chef Vikas Khanna.

(23) In the 2020 World Bank’s human capital index, what is the rank of India?
Answer: 116 ranks.

(24) International Equal Payday 2020 observed on which date?
Answer: 18 September 2020.

(25) Asian Development Bank (ADB) appointed whom as Country Director for India?
Answer: Takeo Konishi.

(26) Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in which city of the Bihar State?
Answer: At Darbhanga.

(27) Indian Government laid the e-foundation stone of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex at where?
Answer: Hiranagar, Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir).

(28) Horticulture Department of which state has launched the Flagship programme “Backyard Horticulture” under CAPEX Scheme?
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir.

(29) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed on which date?
Answer: 16 September.

(30) Aditya Puri is the Managing Director of which bank has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020?
Answer: HDFC Bank.

(31) US Open Men’s tennis tournament 2020 won by which player?
Answer: Dominic Thiem.
(32) Discovery of the aberration in the formations of the stars in Dwarf Galaxies is made by whom in India?
Answer: Astronomers of the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).

(33) 13th Aero India-21 to be held between 3 to 07 February 2021 in which city of India?
Answer: Bengaluru.

(34) Subhash Kamath has been elected as the chairman of the board of governors of ASCI. What is the abbreviation of ASCI?
Answer: Advertising Standards Council of India.

(35) Lok Sabha passed Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on 15 September 2020 to cut salaries of whom by 30% for a period of one year commencing April 1, 2020?
Answer: Members of Parliament (MPs).

(36) World Patient Safety Day was observed globally on which date in September 2020?
Answer: 17th September.

(37) Which Indian Cricketers became Brand Ambassador of Fantasy sports gaming app ‘Playerzpot’?
Answer: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smriti Mandhana.

(38) ‘Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana’ is a populist subsidized meal scheme launched in which Indian State?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh.

(39) To cater to the banking needs of startups and entrepreneurs, “iStartup 2.0” launched by which bank?
Answer: ICICI Bank.

(40) What is the distance of ‘Supernova LSQ14fmg’ from the Earth?
Answer: One-hundred million light-years.

(41) India’s largest piggery mission launched in the which state of India?
Answer: Meghalaya State.

(42) India’s first integrated air ambulance service launched in which State?
Answer: Karnataka.

(43) ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-ANIC initiative’ launched by which organization in India?
Answer: Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog.

(44) A loan product named “SAFAL” for organic cotton growers to be launched by which bank in India?
Answer: State Bank of India.

(45) Which US President has been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize 2021?
Answer: US President Donald Trump.

(46) Ratings agency Moody’s downgrades India’s projected growth rate to __ for 2020-’21?
Answer: Minus 11.5%.

(47) National Hindus Divas celebrated on which date in September 2020?
Answer: September 14.

(48) Educational WhatsApp Chatbot “Apka Mitra” & Online Admission Platform for Undergraduate (UG) courses launched by whom?
Answer: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar.

(49) Digital insurance portal called PayBima launched by whom?
Answer: Mahindra Insurance Brokers (MIBL).

(50) 36th Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to be hosted by which country?
Answer: Bangladesh.

(51) ‘World suicide prevention day’ observed on which date in 2020?
Answer: September 10.

(52) In the report of “Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of 75th round of National Sample Survey” released by the National Statistical Office which the state of India topped in the highest literacy rate of 96.2%?
Answer: Kerala.

(53) Which two countries decided to work together with India in 5G technology?
Answer: Israel and USA.

(54) To increase the electronics industry output to 100 billion USD by 2025, Tamil Nadu State Government released which policy?
Answer: Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy.

(55) ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme’ and ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus Scheme’ for providing nutritious food to lactating mothers and pregnant women, which Indian State launched this scheme?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh State Government.

(56) FADA has announced the appointment of Vinkesh Gulati as its 35th President for the year 2020-22. What is the abbreviation of FADA?
Answer: Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations.

(57) President of the USA, Donald Trump has announced which city as the first World War II Heritage City?
Answer: Wilmington (city in North Carolina).

(58) To decontaminate N95 masks, IIT Delhi launched which device?
Answer: Chakr DeCoV.

(59) Which country launched an experimental reusable spacecraft into orbit on Sept. 4, 2020?
Answer: China.

(60) On which date the ‘International Day of Clean Air for blue skies’ celebrated worldwide in 2020?
Answer: September 7.

(61) SpaceX launched its 12th Starlink mission on which date?
Answer: September 3, 2020.
(62) On which date the ‘International Day of charity’ is celebrated worldwide?
Answer: September 5.

(63) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released the “State of Young Child in India” report on which date?
Answer: On September 4, 2020.

(64) Pierre Gasly has won the Formula One Italian Grand Prix 2020 held at where?
Answer: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy..

(65) Who has been elected as the new President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for a term of 2 years?
Answer: Kenichi Ayukawa.

(66) According to the Union Ministry of India the Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in which year?
Answer: In 2021.

(67) Cricketer ‘Ian Bell’ belongs to which Country Cricket Team?
Answer: England.

(68) ‘English Pro’ is the mobile app launched by ‘Union Minister of Education’ to the aim of?
Answer: For educational resource for the teachers, students.

(69) Energy Efficiency Services Limited is the Indian government company procure how many electric vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor for the government use?
Answer: 250 electric vehicles.

(70) World Health Organization recommended which Steroids in the critical COVID-19 patients?
Answer: Corticosteroid Drugs.

(71) With which country, India signed an agreement on the manufacturing of AK-203 rifles in September 2020?
Answer: Russia.

(72) Raj Kumar Srivastava (IFS officer of 1997 batch) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which country?
Answer: Republic of Croatia.

(73) In which district of the Uttar Pradesh, 1st ATM installed which can dispense Masks?
Answer: Saharanpur District.

(74) Who introduced ‘on-demand’ COVID-19 testing without a doctor’s prescription in India?
Answer: Ministry of Health.

(75) Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of whom as the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Railway Board?
Answer: Vinod Kumar Yadav.

(76) Name the person has been appointed as the new Chairman of India’s leading news agency ‘Press Trust of India’ (PTI)?
Answer: Aveek Sarkar.

(77) India got which rank in the 13th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2020 released by World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and INSEAD Business School?
Answer: 48th rank.

(78) Indian Ministry of Information and Technology banned 118 mobile apps belongs to which country?
Answer: China.

(79) Who approved the appointment of S Krishnan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Punjab & Sind Bank?
Answer: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

(80) Union Cabinet approved Hindi, Dogri and Kashmiri language as the official language of which Indian State?
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir.

(81) India and China recently dispute occurred in which place of Ladakh?
Answer: Pangong Tso is also known as Pangong Lake.

(82) In the report titled “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India(ADSI) 2019, which city recorded the highest number of road accidents deaths?
Answer: Delhi.

(83) World’s Largest Solar Tree (annual capacity to generate 12,000-14,000 units) developed by whom in India?

(84) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana became the brand Ambassador of which private insurance company in India?
Answer: Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited.

(85) Citizen-centric mobile applications ‘Ama Sahar’ and ‘Swachha Sahar’ launched in which state of India?
Answer: In Odisha on 31st August 2020.

(86) Japan extends Emergency Loan of JPY 50 Billion for India to fight against which disease?
Answer: Novel Coronavirus.

(87) Citizen-centric mobile applications ‘Ama Sahar’ and ‘Swachha Sahar’ launched in which state of India?
Answer: In Odisha on 31st August 2020.

(88) Japan extends Emergency Loan of JPY 50 Billion for India to fight against which disease?
Answer: Novel Coronavirus.

(89) Hemant Khatri assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing director(CMD) of which company?
Answer: Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).

(90) ‘National Nutrition Week 2020’ in India celebrated on which week?
Answer: 1st to 7th September.

(91) Former President of India ‘Pranab Mukherjee’ died on which date?
Answer: 31 August 2020 in New Delhi.

(92) Hemant Khatri assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing director(CMD) of which company?
Answer: Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).

(93) ‘National Nutrition Week 2020’ in India celebrated on which week?
Answer: 1st to 7th September.

(94) Belgian Grand Prix 2020 won by whom?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton.

(95) Pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) which is the world’s first exclusive product market for the renewable energy sector. It is launched by whom?
Answer: Raj Kumar Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy.

(96) Children’s picture book titled “The One and Only Sparkella” to be published on 4th May 2021 by whom?
Answer: Hollywood Actor Channing Tatum.

(97) China launched the most advanced Warship Type-054 class for whom?
Answer: Pakistan Navy.

(98) 1st Indian-origin woman to honoured with a Memorial Blue Plaque?
Answer: Noor Inayat Khan.

(99) According to the global ranking of average wages prepared by Picodi.com, India ranked which position among 106 countries?
Answer: 72nd.

(100) International Day against Nuclear Tests observed by United Nations (UN) annually on which date?
Answer: August 29.
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