Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2020

22 September 2020:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as World Rhino Day, Right to Protest and World’s First Commercial Hydrogen aircraft among others. 

1.Which aviation company will launch World’s First Commercial Hydrogen aircraft by 2035?
a)Boeing
b)SpaceX
c)Airbus
d)Lockheed Martin

2.When is World Rhino Day observed?
a)September 21st 
b)September 22nd 
c)September 20th 
d)September 23rd

3.India has launched its first direct Cargo Ferry Service to which nation?
a)Sri Lanka 
b)Indonesia
c)Mauritius
d)Maldives

4.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in which state?
a)Odisha
b)Jharkhand
c)Bihar 
d)Chattisgarh 

5.What was the theme of the International Day of Peace this year?
a)Climate Action for Peace
b)Building Blocks for Peace
c)Education for Peace
d)Shaping Peace Together

6.Who won the Men’s Singles title in the Italian Open?
a)Roger Federer
b)Novak Djokovic
c)Dominic Thiem
d)Diego Schwartzman

7.Parliament has passed IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020. The bill seeks to declare how many IIITs as Institutions of National importance?
a)Five
b)Six
c)Ten
d)Twelve 

8.Which court observed that Right to Protest is subject to certain restrictions?
a)Delhi HC
b)Bombay HC 
c)Madras HC
d)Supreme Court

Answers

1.(c) Airbus
Airbus is planning to launch World’s first Commercial Hydrogen aircraft by 2035. The aviation company launched three concepts for the first zero-emission commercial aircraft on September 21, 2020. 

2.(b) September 22nd
The World Rhino Day is celebrated every year on September 22nd to create awareness regarding the threats faced by 5 rhinoceros species living in Asia and Africa.

3.(d) Maldives
The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched India’s first direct Cargo Ferry service to the Maldives. The service will help expand the business and trade relations between the two nations and provide a boost to India’s Neighbourhood First Policy.

4.(c) Bihar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nine highway projects and Optical Fibre Internet Services under the “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in Bihar on September 21, 2020.

5.(d) Shaping Peace Together
The International Day of Peace was observed this year on September 21st with the theme- Shaping Peace Together. The UN General Assembly declared that the day should be commemorated by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire across the world. The day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. 

6.(b) Novak Djokovic
World no. one Novak Djokovic won his record 36th Masters Title by winning the men’s singles title in the Italian Open. The Serbian player defeated Diego Schwartzman in two straight sets of 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the trophy. 

7.(a) Five
The IIIT Laws Amendment Bill 2020 seeks to declare five IIITs in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode -IIIT Bhopal, IIIT Agartala, IIIT Surat, IIIT Bhagalpur and IIIT Raichur as Institutions of National importance.

8.(d) Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on September 21, 2020 observed that the right to protest is not an absolute right and it comes with certain restrictions. The court stated that while there is no dispute that citizens have the right to protest, a balance has to be maintained between the right to protest and the right to mobility for others.

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