Current Affairs Episode 06- 03 September 2020

Most Expected 20 Current Affairs Questions

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Current Affairs Episode -06

Q.1.        Polulomi Ghatak has announced retirement from sports is related to which game:-

  1. Hockey
  2. Table Tennis
  3. Wrestling
  4. Badminton

Ans- B

Polulomi Ghatak is a table tennis player from West Bengal, India. She won three junior national championships (1996, 1998 and 1999) as well as seven senior national championships between 1998 and 2016. In 1998 she won both the senior national and junior national championships. Poulomi has represented India at the common wealth games at Melbourne in 2006 and the common wealth championships between 2000 and 2008.

Q.2.        Which state women has topped the list of availing the loan from Pradhan Manatri Mudra Youjana (PMMY)?

  1. Kerala
  2. Tamilnadu
  3. Karnatka
  4. Assam

Ans- B

According to the data provided by Ministry of finance to Rajya Sabha, Tamil Nadu has topped the list of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yogana (PMMY) in availing loans to women. It was followed by West Bengal and Karnataka. According to the data produced by the ministry of finance, around 15 crore loans amounting to ` 4.78 lakh crores were disbursed to women borrowers since the inception of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.

Q.3.        Which continent has been declared free of Polio by the World Health Organization?

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. South America
  4. Europe

Ans:- B

Q.4.        Who became the first fast bowler who takes 600 wickets in Test Cricket match?

  1. James Anderson
  2. James Faulkner
  3. Kagiso Rabada
  4. Tim Southee

Ans:- A

England’s James Anderson becomes the first fast bowler to take 600 test wickets when he dismissed Pakistan’s captain Azhar Ali on the fifth day of the third and final Test between the two teams at the ageas bowl, Southampton. Only three bowlers, all spinners, have taken more wickets in Tests- Muttiah Muralitharan (800 in 133 matches), Shane Warne (708-145) and Anil Kumble (619-132)

Q5.         The government of India has constituted the national council for transgender persons. The council is to be headed by which ministry?

  1. Ministry of law and justice
  2. Ministry of social justice
  3. Ministry of education
  4. Ministry of finance

Ans- B

The government of India has constituted national council for transgender persons. The council is to be headed by the union social justice minister. It comprises of members from 10 central departments, members from the community and central department. The council has been formed under transgender persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Q.6.        Where is the headquarter of the council of scientific and Industrial research (CSIR)?

  1. Bangalore
  2. Mumbai
  3. Pune
  4. New Delhi

Ans:- D

Council of scientific and industrial research (CSIR)

Founding date:- 26th Septemeber 1942

Headquarters:- New Delhi

President:- Prime minister of India

Head:- Shekhar C. Mande

Objective:- CSIR is the largest research and development organization in India and functions under the ministry of science and technology

Q.7.        Match the following:-

 

Training Institute                                                                       Location

  1. Paratrooper’s training school                          1.            Pune, Maharashtra
  2. Defence services staff college (DSSC)       2.            Gulmarg, J&K
  3. High altitude warfare school (HAWS)        3.            Agra, U.P
  4. Military Institute of Technology (MILIT)   4.           Wellington, Tamilnadu

Code:-

A             B             C             D

1              2              3              4

2              3              4              1

3              4              2              1

4              2              3              1

Ans:- C

Q.8.        Consider the following paris

National Parks                                                                     Location

  1. Nameri Nation park                                           Assam
  2. Dudhwa Nation park                                        Uttar Pradesh
  3. Bannerghatta national park                         Andhra Pradesh
  4. Namdapha national park                              Arunachal Pradesh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 2, 3 and 4 only

Anc:- C

Bannerghatta national park, near Bangalore, Karnataka

Q9.         ‘Crime in India’ report is an annual publication of which of the following organization

(a) National human rights commission

(b) Central bureau of investigation

(c) National crime record bureau

(d) National institute of criminology and forensic science

Ans:- C

The national crime records bureau, abbreviated to NCRB , is an Indian government agency responsible for collection and analyzing crime data as defined by the Indian penal code (IPC) and special and local laws (SLL). NCRB is headquartered in New Delhi and is part of the ministry of home affairs (MHA), Government of India. The current director of NCRB is Ramphal Pawar (IPS)

Q.10.     Consider the following statements:-

  1. ‘Garuda Shakti’ is the joint military exercise between India and Indonesia
  2. ‘Garuda’ is a joint air exercise between India and France

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans :- C

Q.11 What is the full form of ‘SVAMITVA’ scheme?

  1. Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas
  2. Survey of villages and mapping with identified tribal village areas
  3. Survey of villages and mapping with improvised in terrified village areas
  4. Survey of villages and monitoring with improvised technology in village areas

Ans:. A

The union minister of rural development & Panchayati raj has issued guidelines regarding the SVAMITVA scheme. The scheme was launched on the national panchayati raj day (April 24)

Aim:- To provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India

It is a scheme for mapping the land parcels in rural inhabited areas using drone technology and continuously operating reference station (CORS)

Q.12.     PM Narendra Modi announced which month as a nutrition month?

  1. May
  2. October
  3. September
  4. December

Ans:- C

Q.13.     Match the followings

Warhead                                                                 Type

  1. Dhruv Astra                                           Cruise missile
  2. Boeing AH-64 Apache                    Attack helicopter
  3. IAI Heron                                                Unmanned aerial vehicle
  4. K9 Vajra-T                                              Self-propelled artillery

Which of the match is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1, 2, 3, 4

(c) 1, 2, 3

(d) 2, 3, 4

Ans:- D

Dhruastra- Air launched anti-tank missile

Q.14. Nation handloom day is observed every year on ?

  1. 8 November
  2. 7 August
  3. 15 July
  4. 20 September

Ans:- B

* The date, 7th August, was chosen as the Swadeshi Movement was launched on the same date in the year 1905, which was based on Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s ideology of swadeshi

*  On this day, the handloom weaving community is honoured and the contribution of this sector is highlighted.

The 6th National Handloom Day on 7th August 2020, the Ministry of textiles is organizing a virtual function in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic

Q 15. Who won ‘Women’s British open 2020’ title?

  1. Sophia Popov
  2. Nelly korda
  3. Inbee park
  4. Nasa Hataoka

Ans:- A

Germon Gofer Sophia Popov won the women’s british open 2020 title (rebranded as 2020 AIG women’s open) by defeating Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura by two strokes at royal troon in Scotland. Sophia has now become the first female golfer from Germany to win the LPGA Tour’s major title.

Q.16. Which Indian Army officer got the award UN Military Gender Advocate of the year 2019 ?

  1. Lieu. General Madhuri Kanitkar
  2. Major Suman Gawani
  3. Col. DPK Pillay
  4. Saurabh Singh Shekhawat

Ans:- B

Indian Army office Major Suman Gawani is going to be awarded the UN Military Gender Advocate of the year 2019. This will be the first time that an Indian Peace Guard will be awarded this award. Major Suman was stationed in South Sudan under the United Nations Mission. Recently she has completed her mission. Gawani joined the Indian Army in 2011 where she graduated from the officers training academy, them joined the army signal corps. She hails from Pokhar village in Tehri Garwhal, Uttarakhanad. Major Suman Gawani is that the first Indian peacekeeper to win the award. She is a military observer, formerly deployed to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Q.17. Who is the first Indian who got the prestigious Richar Dawkins Award for 2020?

  1. Javed Akhatar
  2. Gulzar
  3. A.R. Rahman
  4. Laxmikant Pyareelal

Ans:- A

Poet, lyricist and writer Javed Akhatar has honoured with the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award for 2020. He became the 1st Indian to be given the honour of critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. The award recognizes a distinguished individual from the field of science, scholarsip, education, or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism and upholding scientific truth.

  1. 18. Brigadier Rank of Indian Army is equivalent to which rank of India Air force ?
  2. Group Captain
  3. Vice Air marshal
  4. Commodore
  5. Air commodore

Ans :- D

 

Q.19. Consider the following:-

Book                                                                               Author

  1. The World As I see it                         Stephen Hawking
  2. Indomitable Spirit                              APJ Abdul Kalam
  3. The India way:- strategies for     S. Jai Shankar

an uncertain world

  1. One Arranged Murder                   Chetan Bhagat

Which of the match is/ are not correct

(a) 1 only

(b) 1, 2

(c) 1, 2, 3

(d) 2,3

Ans:- A

The world as I see it: Albert Einstein

Q.20. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Educational Scientific and cultural Organization ?

  1. Germany
  2. Newyork
  3. Paris
  4. Geneva

Ans:- C

United nations educational scientific and cultural organization, Uneso, Paris (France), 1945

 

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