8 September 2020

ENGLISH QUIZ 07.09.2020

ENGLISH QUIZ 07.09.2020

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1.Google has partnered with which country to bring the flood warning services to the country?

A. Bangladesh

B. Sri Lanka

C. Maldives

D. Myanmar

2.Which state government has launched ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign?

A. Maharashtra

B. Madhya Pradesh

C. Chhattisgarh

D. Uttar Pradesh

3.Which government decided to cut the salary of legislators, ministers by 30% for one year?

A. Government of Maharashtra

B. Government of Kerala

C. Government of Gujarat

D. Government of Andhra Pradesh

4.Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of the South Indian Bank?

A. V k Yadav

B. Krishnan

C. Pramod Chandra Modi

D. Murali Ramakrishnan

5.Which bank started ‘Home Utsav’?

A. ICICI Bank

B. Canara Bank

C. Andhra Bank

D. Union Bank

6.Which state government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) to set up a Bulk Drug Park (BDP)?

A. Maharashtra

B. Andra Pradesh

C. Uttar Pradesh

D. Madhya Pradesh

ANSWERS:-

Answer: 1)A

Explanation

Google has partnered with the Bangladesh Water Development Board to bring the flood warning services to the country.Google is currently covering more than 40 mn people in Bangladesh and it is working to expand its coverage to the entire country.More than 65% of people who receive advance flood warnings take action to protect themselves. Google is also partnering with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to build to deliver alerts.

Answer: 2)B

Explanation

Madhya Pradesh government has launched a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’. Under the campaign awareness programmes were organized in seven thousand 178 settlements. About 35 lakh people from 378 urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh took part in the campaign.

The campaign was divided into five themes:

  1. Cleanliness Oath
  2. Continuous reduction in urban waste emissions
  3. Cleanliness in COVID conditions
  4. Separation of waste from sources of houses
  5. Launching a special cleanliness campaign for public places

Under the Gandagi Bharat Chhodo campaign:

  • During the campaign, as per the performance of the urban bodies, the best ones were awarded by the chief minister.
  • During the campaign over 7 lakh, people took the oath to maintain cleanliness and eight lakh 70 thousand people were approached to make compost from wet waste.
  • Four lakh 65 thousand masks were distributed with the help of citizens under the mask awareness campaign.
  • About 10,000 Corona Warrior sanitation workers were honoured. A total of 18 thousand 560 challans were made against polythene carry-bags.

Answer: 3)C

Explanation

Gujarat government has decided to cut down the salaries of MLAs and ministers by 30 per cent for one year due to COVID-19 pandemic.Government will bring a bill to this effect in the upcoming session of the state assembly.The proposed bill will replace an ordinance issued earlier.The cabinet had then issued an ordinance that elected representatives will be paid 30 per cent less salaries due to the coronavirus pandemic from April 2020 to March 2021.The state government has also decided to cut 30 per cent salaries of those employees who have been retained in government services on contracts after retirement.

Answer: 4)D

Explanation

Murali Ramakrishnan will take over as the new managing director & CEO of Kerala-based South India Bank. He retired from ICICI Bank as Senior General Manager at Strategic Project Group on May 30, 2020 and joined the Bank as an advisor on July 1, 2020.The bank got the Reserve Bank of India’s approval for the appointment for a period of three years with effect from October 1, 2020.

Answer: 5)A

Explanation

ICICI Bank announced the launch of ‘Home Utsav’, a virtual property exhibition that digitally showcases real estate projects by renowned developers from key cities across the country.The exhibition is available for everyone, including ICICI Bank’s customers and those who are not customers of the Bank.It offers them enhanced convenience, as they can simply browse through these projects online, from the comfort of their home and office.They can also avail exclusive offers such as attractive interest rates, special processing fees and digital sanction of loans, on buying a property through this exhibition.The first ‘Home Utsav’ exhibition has been launched for the Mumbai and Pune region, where over 100 projects by more than 60 developers are being showcased.

Answer: 6)B

Explanation

The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (APIIC) has entered into an MoU with CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) to set up a Bulk Drug Park (BDP). It is a scheme under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Department of Pharmaceuticals.The objective of the MoU is to develop a collaborative partnership between the State government and CSIR-IICT to establish Bulk Drug Pharma park in the State.

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