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Current Affairs Quiz 20th September 2023

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Question 1:
What percentage of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be reserved for women as per the Women Reservation Bill?

A) 50%
B) 25%
C) 33%
D) 40%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Women Reservation Bill mandates that one-third (or 33%) of the seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be reserved for women candidates.

Question 2:
Why is the African Union launching its own credit ratings agency?

A) To compete with global agencies
B) To counter perceived biased ratings
C) To increase African Union’s revenue
D) To promote African entrepreneurship

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The African Union is set to launch its own credit ratings agency in response to concerns about what it views as biased credit assessments given to African nations.

Question 3:
How many years was the Gandhi Walk postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A) Two years
B) Four years
C) One year
D) Three years

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The 35th edition of the annual Gandhi Walk in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned after being postponed for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question 4:
Who was the Sikh separatist leader shot outside a Sikh temple in British Columbia, Canada?

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A) Harvinder Singh
B) Hardeep Singh Nijjar
C) Jasmeet Singh
D) Ranveer Singh Bhullar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Hardeep Singh Nijjar was the Sikh separatist leader who was fatally shot outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Question 5:
What growth rate has the OECD forecasted for India in FY24?

A) 6%
B) 6.5%
C) 5.5%
D) 6.3%

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its GDP growth projection for India in the fiscal year 2024 to 6.3%.

Question 6:
What is the main aim of the ‘Skills on Wheels’ initiative?

A) Boost urban development
B) Encourage digital innovation
C) Improve transport facilities
D) Enhance employability of rural youth

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The primary objective of the ‘Skills on Wheels’ initiative is to enhance the employability of rural youth and prepare them for future job market challenges.

Question 7:
Which initiative focuses on harnessing technology to amplify financial inclusion for farmers?

A) Kisan Rin Portal
B) Door to Door KCC Campaign
C) WINDS Manual
D) AgriTech Portal

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

  • Explanation: The Kisan Rin Portal is one of the three game-changing initiatives launched for farmers, aiming to take a digital leap in agri-credit.

Question 8:
Who did IREDA collaborate with for green financing in the renewable energy sector?

A) Reserve Bank of India
B) State Bank of India
C) Bank of Maharashtra
D) HDFC Bank

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) signed an MoU with the Bank of Maharashtra for co-lending and loan syndication for renewable energy projects.

Question 9:
Which city hosted the 14th edition of the World Spice Congress?

A) New Delhi
B) Vashi, Navi Mumbai
C) Bangalore
D) Hyderabad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: The 14th edition of the World Spice Congress was held in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Question 10:
How long has Sashidhar Jagdishan’s tenure as the CEO of HDFC Bank been extended?

A) Two years
B) Four years
C) Five years
D) Three years

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India approved the reappointment of Sashidhar Jagdishan as the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Bank for an additional three years.

Question 11:
Which cricketer has recently ventured into the sports equipment business?

A) Virat Kohli
B) Deepak Chahar
C) MS Dhoni
D) Rohit Sharma

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Cricketer Deepak Chahar launched DNINE Sports, venturing into the world of sports equipment.

Question 12:
How many times has India won the ODI World Cup prior to 2023, as symbolized on the new Team India jersey?

A) Once
B) Thrice
C) Four times
D) Twice

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: The new Team India jersey features two stars above the BCCI logo, symbolizing India’s two ODI World Cup triumphs in 1983 and 2011.
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